Who will make us believe balance is possible? Who will teach your children if not you? Photo: Epcot yesterday, American Adventure.


Yesterday was the Catholic Church calendar’s “Epiphany”.

Epiphanies are rocket fuel.

Here’s to your blast off with new awareness.

Waiting and doing nothing are the twin siblings of self-destruction.

Twenty years into a 30+ year Disney career, i had an epiphany about work/life balance.

Searching unsuccessfully for a role model at Disney, it hit me.

i must figure this out for myself.

These five daily blogs are a manifestation of my strategy and tactics.

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Wow, what a wakeup call yesterday

Note from yesterday afternoon, paraphrasing some of our conversation.


Wow, what a wakeup call yesterday.

Thank you Chapin.

As a Disney teacher, my DNA drives me to make the important points stick – literally no matter what.

i’ll work on rethinking this.

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Is it worth a 40-year wait?

Epcot icons
So many on-stage icons, but what about backstage?


If ever there was a temple at Disney, certainly Disney University (DU) would be a contender.

Met over lunch hour (neither one of us ate though) at DU.

He wanted to know when i discovered that life isn’t about the money.

Long story, short – it was a process that took about 41 years.





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.

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Surrender, self-control, service

Glacier National Park view from St Mary
July 2015, Glacier National Park.


Surrender, self-control, service.

Surrendering to what we cannot control is the only way to peace.

With peace we experience contentment.

With peace and contentment, we find joy and gratitude with every breath.

The long way is the short cut.

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One order of hurts-like-hell-to-accept-the-truth-kick-in-the-butt

Orlando Based Motivational Speaker jeff noel Amazon page rank


(photo: Amazon page rank screen shot… very challenging to remain in the top 100,000 books. No theory here.)

Praying for the wisdom to be gentle and generous, while simultaneously being very direct.

And compellingly hopeful.

In our lifetimes, we will need at least one serious, hurts-like-hell-to-accept-the-truth-kick-in-the-butt.

And for some, this will need to happen more than once.

No theory at Mid Life Celebration.

Only real life in real time.

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