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Tim Kolodziej

February 13, 2014

Tim Kolodziej: ‘The Noticer Returns’ — and he’s talking to me

NEW CASTLE — I’m a parent.

And I mess up.

A lot.

Just ask my kids.

(On second thought, please don’t ask my kids. I’ve got a reputation to uphold.)

Most of the time, I’d like to think I’m loving. I’d like to think I’m engaged. I’d like to think I’m pointing my son and daughter in the right direction.

But I’ve got a confession to make.

Far too many times I get caught up in simply raising children.

And far too many times I forget I’m supposed to be raising children who will become great adults.

Today, I stand corrected and convicted.

Thanks for rocking my world, Jones.

“Everybody wants to make a difference, but nobody wants to be different. And you simply cannot have one without the other.”

Who is Jones? He’s the central character in the wonderful book from Andy Andrews called “The Noticer Returns.”

And he is, shall we say, different.

Jones, you see, is a “noticer.” He’s been around the block more than a few times — and he’s got a pretty good idea of what true wisdom looks like.

Sporting flowing gray locks, blue jeans and flip-flops, Jones tackles three big questions that we’ve grappled with since the beginning of time.

•How do we begin to change the culture in which we live?

•What is the key to creating a life of success and value?

•What if what we think is the end is only the beginning?

Through the backdrop of a parenting class, he dispenses insight and wisdom that will have lasting impact for your home, your business or your team.

Just don’t call him Mr. Jones.

It’s Jones.

Simple. Practical. Direct.

Like wisdom.

“If you can understand that you have made choices that took you to a place you DON’T like, doesn’t it just make logical sense that you can now make choices that will take you to a place you DO like? Yes. Of course it does.”

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