.think .differently

Jack Jack, Simba, Nemo, Dash – youth who will go on to become CEO of You, Inc. Right now, they are definitely not CEO of You, Inc. Teach them how to be a great CEO. Photo: Lillian, Walt, and Diane Disney.

i can never be bored enough, frustrated enough, or whine enough to think that my life would suddenly change as a result of thinking negative thoughts and behaving negatively.

Doesn’t work that way. Never has. Never will.

Whatever you are, you become better at and more of.

This “becoming better at” can be an asset or a liability:

  • Negative thoughts yield more and bigger negative thoughts
  • Positive thoughts yield more and bigger positive thoughts

You can change what you become by thinking different thoughts.

As CEO of You, Inc this is your responsibility, no one else’s.

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The path gets worn through repetition

Lake McDonald Lodge creek
The rocks get worn over time.


A path gets worn through repetition.

Physical paths with repetitive footsteps.

Spiritual paths with repetitive thoughts.




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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.


My classmate’s Son is in People Magazine’s special 2012 year end issue

My classmate’s Son is in People Magazine’s special 2012 year end issue. It’s the 48-page issue featuring the 26 Americans killed at Sandy Hook elementary on the cover: Newtown Tragedy: Unbearable Loss. Enduring Love.

Last night (Dec 21) Mitch Stambaugh (my Spring Grove, PA class of 1977 HS classmate) posted on Facebook that his Son, Cameron, was in People Magazine. So I wrote… and Mitch replied…

  • Jeff Noel Mitch, it still makes me cry thinking about this. Sorry. I should man up. But it’s hard. Too close to home maybe.
    Mitchell Stambaugh There hasn’t been a day without tears, Jeff. But each day seems to get a little better, not alot but a little is better than none. Thanks for ur kindness.

Five months before Sandy Hook Elementary became a household name, on July 8, 2012 at 8pm, a deadly roadside bomb blasted an American armored vehicle killing six American soldiers form Fort Bliss’ 978th Military Police Company.

Today’s money post is about the antidote for playing it safe, here.

Like the sensei said, we grab for what is there, but refuse to hold on

Like the sensei said, we grab for what is there, but refuse to hold on. We (you and I, the USA, the World) all want peace, freedom, and the pursuit of happiness. Why is it within our grasp, yet we won’t grab a hold?

Because we are heavily influenced by pleasure, power, abundance.

We take short cuts, we give people inappropriate breaks, we allow inexcusable exceptions, we get distracted, we put off until tomorrow what deep down we will never do.

And then we (mostly publicly) pretend to search our souls for answers.

I was a complete joke, and maybe still am. I confess here.