Just use what’s around you

Florida inlet from airplane
Florida inlet from airplane two days ago. Unable to identify it.
Wisdom on a napkin
Faculty member joined us at lunch and shared wisdom so profound, it was necessary to capture it.
Wisdom on a napkin
Wait, there’s more.

Just use what’s around you.

You can type on a phone.

You can write on anything.

Always carry your phone and a pen.

A dining hall napkin may be your quickest way to scribe wisdom.

It was yesterday at lunch when a stranger imparted something profound in a way i hadn’t heard before. Instinctively reached in my pocket for the GNP pen.

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If Disney Ran Your Life show notes

Disney podcast jeff noel
Reflecting on the original plan. Photos are the new notes.
Disney podcast jeff noel
15 total stops, with dozens of individual locations to talk about.

You know how it’s so easy for many people to roll through a stop sign instead of making a full and complete (the law) stop, to save two seconds?

Now imagine how long it would have taken to storyboard out 15 stops, and dozens of Disney departments.

Reflecting on this from our hotel room as sunrise approaches has me feeling at peace with not being as prepared as the textbook definition calls for.

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Epic podcast recording day – Season 2

Disney fanatics
Three Caballeros from a few days ago at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge. Again, this was a photo upload test on the iPad in Private mode. It worked so i’m leaving even though it wasn’t part of yesterday’s journey.
Jody Maberry, Mike Simmons, jeff noel
Three more Caballeros at Disney’s Contemporary Resort yesterday. What a treat to meet Mike Simmons and his wife Jen.
If Disney Ran Your Life podcast crew
Second Theme Park of the day, and fourth of eight stops.
If Disney Ran Your Life podcast
It was hot for April 11.
If Disney Ran Your Life podcast
We had the entire Flame Tree pavilion to ourselves.
If Disney Ran Your Life podcast
Disney’s Hollywood Studios and the Hollywood Tower Hotel.
If Disney Ran Your Life podcast
Guess who we put up on a pedestal?
Disney Casting Center
Sitting on a bench at the entrance to the Disney Casting Center and this is the view.

It’s not the Magic that makes it work, it’s the work that makes it Magic.

Epic podcast recording day – Season 2.

Talk about fun. Here are the stops, in this order:

  • Disney University
  • World-Famous Jungle Cruise at Disney’s Magic Kingdom
  • Disney’s Contemporary Resort
  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom
  • Disney’s Hollywood Studios
  • Disney’s Casting Center
  • Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa

Had 15 stops on the agenda, but it was not meant to be. One of my favorite days at Walt Disney World. Different. Unusual. Epic. Risky. Perfect.

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We’ll start podcast recording at Disney University

We’ll start podcast recording at Disney University, Cast Connection, DISC building, Textile Service, North Services Area, West Clock, Monorail Roundhouse, Ride and Show Engineering, Watercraft (Bay Lake access).

From there we’ll head to Disney’s Contemporary Resort (River Country, Front Desk, RSA).

Then a walk across World Drive to Disney’s Magic Kingdom Theme Park (Jungle Cruise, Emporium, Custodial, Cast Christmas Parties).

Then Epcot (Oddessy Restaurant), VIP Lounges (Spaceship Earth, Living Seas, Journey Into Your Imagination, all 11 Countries, and back to Future World East.

Lake Buena Vista (Casting, Disney Springs, Sun Trust, Hotel Plaza, Disney’s Village Resort, Disney Institute (executive trailers), Team Disney, city of Bay Lake.

Mickey’s Retreat.

Textile Services (Resorts), Ball Fields, DC-1 and 2, Disney Event Group, Disney Florist (and gifts), ATT, Imagineering.

Celebration Place, Disney Institute.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios (pre-opening 1989).

Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort.

Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex.

Disney’s All-Star Resort.

Disney’s Tree Farm, Waste-Water Treatment, Recycling, Cast Connection, Disney’s Animal Kingdom (pre-opening Tree of Life).

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa (pre-opening), Concierge, Mizners.

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TEDX Talk practice #8

Disney Institute Keynote Speaker
Yesterday. Miraculously, the WordPress photo uploader worked this time.
Disney Keynote Speakers
Got “greedy” and tried to upload another photo from yesterday but it didn’t work. So i used this one from last year instead.

TEDX Talk practice #8 at a local hospital (1st photo above) for the CEO and the 20-member executive team.

What is fun about this preparation is balancing the high stakes potential personal outcome and the risk that i may not be ready by April 27. To become intimate with what resonates and what doesn’t, repetition and reflection is key.

There are 17 days days until the TEDx Talk in Kuwait.

Meanwhile, i need to prepare for tomorrow’s marathon podcast recording day.

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