Best time to worry at home

A dad with two middle schoolers smiling
Disney’s Animal Kingdom with a Pennsylvania relative, also an eighth grader.

Home is your HQ. You are the CEO of You, Inc.

Home may be an apartment, condo, a backpack, RV, boat, car, bike, or an actual home.

How you manage the paperwork of life depends on your effectiveness as the Chief Executive of your home’s structure and processes.

The time to worry is well before the unending paperwork of life buries you.

Become well-organized. Simplify. Reduce decision fatigue. Prioritize your priorities and build your home’s organizational structure and processes around maximizing results and minimizing effort.

Or, become unintentionally and increasing more disorganized. If you don’t have time to do things right the first time, you will never find time to do it right the second time. This poor habit of unintentionally (under-focusing) goes viral and there’s no stopping it from ruining your mindset, your physical vibrancy, your peace and contentment, and your valuable work artistry. Victim-mentality is the common excuse for a disorganized, non-vibrant life.

Birds of a feather flock together.

Soar. Don’t waddle.

Live like you mean it. Life is not a dress rehearsal.

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This website is about our HOME. This is the fifth of five daily, differently-themed blog posts about: (1) mind, (2) body, (3) spirit, (4) work, (5) home. To return to Mid Life Celebration, the site about MIND, click here.

That space between worry and care-free

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And the Oscar goes to Patience (and faith).


The phone rang as i was cycling to the gym yesterday. A college buddy works for the nation’s largest financial planning firm.

They’re having their annual leadership conference in Orlando next January.

While he’s not the final decision maker, his recent promotion has elevated him to a position of greater responsibility and influence.

Out of nowhere, he’s recommending me to be their Leadership Keynote Speaker.

Plus, in three hours, a conference call with a different client to discuss May’s Leadership retreat with a client i’ve been talking to for nearly a year and a half.

Reality is this: i’m currently without a signed contract for my next paid engagement. Nothing for the remainder of 2016 and it’s only March 1.

The Oscars, a few days ago, highlighted the best of the best.

The best of the best here at home?

Patience and faith are the frontrunners in my life.

Note: Real time update today, June 9, 2016 – things have fallen into place. This year will be better than last year.




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 home health. To leave this site to read today’s post on my mental attitude website, click here.


Just because?

Funny beer poster in Mucky Duck restaurant on Captiva Island


The poster is funny, but worry is not.

That the birds of worry and care fly over your head, this you cannot change, but that they build nests in your hair, this you can prevent. – Chinese Proverb

Like anything else, effort, focus, discipline, coupled with the inevitable fear, frustration, and doubt will take us past where we are to a better place.

We know this.

Just because it’s hard doesn’t mean you can’t do it.

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