John Zeydel

It’s Just A Blister

  Why do we get blisters? It is from friction; an irritation rubbing and rubbing against your skin.  In my case, there was a bit of a break in the material in the heel, and at mile 5 it was starting to hurt already.  But I didn’t stop; I continued on.  So after 8 miles […]

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Cleaning The Water In Your Head

  I was riding my bike in Cherokee park the other day, it was one of those fall days before the weather started turning cold, it was beautiful and crisp. I was right next to the stream and I was noticing how clear and clean the water seemed to look. I also noticed it was […]

John Zeydel

The Gravity Of Networking

No Rules Networking: I could write something boring about how we started over 16 years ago, or I could write about the experience of what it is like, or how many people come, or even what you could expect to get out of it if you show up, but I don’t think I will write […]

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Sitting On The Book Shelf

You know the adage “Don’t judge a book by its cover”? It literally means you cannot tell the quality of the contents of a book just by looking at its cover (or back cover); you need to dig in deeper. It’s a metaphor that can be extended to many different scenarios, such as relationships between […]

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Accountability Island

Jason Mudd, my friend and also contributor to the YES Louisville blog wrote about our ride the other day.  His blog is about how sometimes we limit ourselves in our own head, and he is 100% correct. (see blog Anything Is Possible). I wanted to add a little something to that. A different perspective maybe, […]

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Etiquette And Respect

September 11th, 2001. 15 years ago, I remember everything of the moment I heard about the World Trade Center buildings. I was downtown Louisville in my office at the bank, birthday season was coming up, mine on the 20th, Denise my wife’s is on October 3rd, and Chance my son was going to have his […]

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Standing Out Or Being Different

So Different is good?  No, different is different, but THAT is the good part. Through my work, I get to talk to a lot of business owners and entrepreneurs, and we always start out the same – “So tell me what you do”.  I wrote an article called “The Elevator Speech is Dead” where I […]

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Angels And Devils Inside Us

We all have a little voice inside our head. Call it your intuition, your conscious, or just your body talking to you but, we all have it. Recently I’ve recognized a duality there, positive and negative, one that works for me, and one that works against me. This idea came brilliantly to light in a […]

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Applying Physics

It started at lunch between the three of us. That is how the ideas sometime start flowing, someone says something, then another person adds and then the ideas just start coming faster and faster. At times it is good to have a bridle on that horse, something to slow everything down to make sense of […]