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Please go recognize someone else

2019 Disney Cast Service Awards night at Disney’s Magic Kingdom Theme Park.

If you are not willing to be wrong you’ll never come up with anything original.

By wrong, don’t think of stupid errors like not adequately recognizing your direct reports, boss, peers, and vendors for their strengths.

By wrong, think in terms of business risks that free you to try things that may not work.

Like walking away from your biggest business deal ever, if you feel the business is blind to their biggest organizational vibrancy opportunity.

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Do you understand your Next + ?

You can not afford to slip in a place like this. Worrying about slipping kept me away for decades. Not anymore. Photo: Mt Reynolds.

Do you understand your Next + ?

So your Next is your big, multi-year goal/vision. It’s as big a goal or vision as you can ever dream up.

Super-hero big.

My first Next, at age 50, was a 10-year vision to do everything in life i wanted to do if i only lived to my 60th birthday.

Now, at 60, there’s a new Next.

It’s a three-year Next, taking me to my 63rd birthday.

The + is a wild card, diamond in the rough kind of karma.

It’s an accentuated risk taking commitment.

It’s a burn the ships commitment.

It is helping me process a potentially lucrative contract against the work-focus that will be required.

With only 2.5 years left in this Next, a lucrative deal has to be something that happens in the next few days and something that signals to me that the CEO is burning the ships.

The potential to transform a company and the industry they service is intoxicating.

But, and this is a huge but (no pun intended), 99% CEO commitment won’t work.

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Fearless is not an absence of fear

A surprise opportunity. One of our favorite Disney movies.

Fearless is not an absence of fear.

Fearless is the instinctive recognition of fear and simultaneously taking action to neutralize any real or perceived threat.

Like anything that you are good at, this takes practice.

Embrace the work.

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There is no way to lose

i come from a long line of dreamers and doers.

There is no way to fail if your attitude is focused on positive learning and development.

No matter what happens today, it will be a victory.

Taking risks is risky. So is playing it safe.

Only preach what you practice.

.think .differently

Sweet.

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Leadership enemy

Yesterday while leaving Disney Springs lunch with some friends.

The desire to fit in and be accepted by the ones who can promote you (or buy your stuff) is the very thing that stifles your unique point of view.

Unique is what changes thinking.

Different thinking leads to change, or ridicule. Or both. And sometimes, weirdly, neither.

Find a million ways to stay motivated.

The long way is the short cut.

Be amazed and be amazing.

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