Giving back generously without expectation is fairly rare

Orange County Public Hearing
i was the second one in the room after our Headmaster.


Gave back (donated nearly two hours) to a Disney leader in the morning, offering advice and answering questions.

Invested four hours in supporting our High School’s efforts to secure the zoning variances needed to build a Visual and Performing Arts building that will then allow a partnership with Julliard.

Did i have the time to do these things?

Technically, no.

Two big deadlines are at risk.

And so it goes, one crazy day after another.




On April Fool’s Day 2009, jeff noel began writing five daily, differently-themed blogs (on five different sites). It was to be a 100-day self-imposed “writer’s bootcamp”, in preparation for writing his first book. He hasn’t missed a single day since.

This website is about our career health. To leave this site to read today’s post on my home health website, click here.


Volunteering can become contaminated when we expect this

jeff noel's health blog Lane 8 .org
mind – BODY – spirit – money – hq


Writing five daily, differently themed blogs is volunteering. But it’s contaminated giving because I have an ulterior motive. By giving, I expect to receive. Big time.

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Note: The motive is simple. To hear, “Well done my good and faithful servant”.


Are You An Investor?


Yesterday, a buddy from Church, and a fellow Cub Scout Dad sent me an email with this advertisement for a professional development opportunity here in Orlando, later this Fall.

When you do the right things for the right reasons, eventually, you begin to see dividends, but only if you don’t give up and if you never tire of the basics.

Continually learning, through books, seminars, blogs, university, volunteering, will pay dividends, but only if you consider yourself an investor.