Worry about your health

What’s the most common thing healthy-looking people hear from others?

“You don’t need to worry about your health. You’re in great shape.”


Denial, eh?

It’s denial on the part of the people saying this – the “unhealthy” people.

Please don’t get me wrong. I’m not trying to be hurtful. I’m just calling it the way I see it.

I’ve struggled with my health – weight, cholestrol, addiction, muscle atrophy, triglycerides, Body Mass Index, cardiovascular system, energy level, etc – all my life. Seriously.

And during my five decades, there have been varying degrees of focus and “success”.

I have found many “secrets” to health and I wish to share them with you.

The sad truth is that only three percent reading this will actually figure out a way to stay connected to the insights and practical tips – and the hope and purpose this blog will offer them.

Are you one of those people?

Hey, I get to go for a run. Or, I could go eat some donuts…..

Positioning Statement

What’s lane 8’s positioning statement?


This is an internal statement, one not used for the public’s comprehension, generally speaking. 

It’s published now.  Why?  Not sure.  Just felt it should be posted. 

Do you know WWJD?

It’s okay if you don’t.  No worries.  I use it to practice humility.

Carpe diem, jeff noel


What is lane 8’s mission statement?

To serve others, and in doing so, enlist their help to find a cure for Inflammatory Bowel Disease.

Mission is, To Do.

At Disney, I’ve been taught to understand that a mission statement is what you must do, to make your vision a reality.

A vision, on the other hand, is To Be.  What you want your organization, or what you want yourself, to be.

Carpe diem, jeff noel  🙂


What is the vision at lane 8?

humble servant

Humble servant?  Yes.  humble servant

To help others do the right things, and in doing so, help make the world a better place, before my time is up.

Throughout my 25 years as a Disney leader, I’ve been taught to understand that the purpose of vision is to set the course for what you want yourself, or your organization, To Be.

A vision is lofty, hard to articulate, and you may never explain it the same way twice.  It may even be, unachievable.

At www.lane8.org , the challenge is:  Dream Big.  Get There.  Stay There.

May I please challenge you to do something GREAT?

Make your vision something impossible.

I worry about setting the bar too low, achieving it, and then wondering what I could have, should have, or would have done.  If only I had dreamt a bigger dream.

Carpe diem, jeff noel  🙂