What Does It Take To Get A Midlife Baby Boomer’s Attention? What does it take to get a midlife baby boomer’s attention? Not much. What does it take to get a middle-aged boomer to change? Something scary, like a bad health report wake-up call. Next Blog By jeff noel Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites. View all of jeff noel's posts.