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If Disney Ran Your Life

Leading yourself?

Granite Park Chalet
To sleep here 15 days in a Summer of 90 days is absurdly over-focused. No electricity, no running water, no heat (nights in 40’s), no wifi, spotty cell signal, pit toilet.

Leading yourself?

If you’ve been habitually over-focused on your personal and professional development, you are not panicked right now.

Why?

Because the chaos the world is experiencing is normal for you.

You are always experiencing things that are uncertain, taking risks others could take, but never do.

You have already lived with deep fear and even deeper doubt. You’ve failed, learned, and improved. Over and over.

It’s part of your DNA – being comfortable being uncomfortable.

When you quit your job to start your business, you made do with limited resources, uncertain conditions and outcomes, as well as the psychological trauma of probably losing it all. Odds overwhelming do not favor startups.

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Blogging & Social Media

Stop writing so much

If Disney Ran Your Life podcast
Listen Notes is a new listening platform. i stumbled upon it.

Stop writing so much.

Why?

Because the next blog post is long.

Ok.

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What Are You Waiting For?

Expect the unexpected

Disney College program Cast Member
L-R: me, Ben Balentine. Caught Ben as he was visiting Magic Kingdom before his final College Program shift. He’s a Disney Custodial Cast Member at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. All College Program Cast Members last day was Sunday March 15 (when the photo was taken).
Hawaiian light fixture at Disney
Hawaiian light fixture at Disney’s Polynesian Resort.
1960 Hawaiian Music album
1960 Hawaiian Music album on display at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort Hotel. Listened to it on iTunes yesterday.
Disney's Castaway Cowboy poster
Disney’s Castaway Cowboy poster on display at Disney’s Polynesian.
Walt and Lillian Disney
Walt and Lillian Disney apparently in Hawaii.
Stitch
Postcard in “The Poly’s” merchandise shop.
Lilo and Stitch
Co-branding often makes perfect sense.
Hawaiian wood carvings
Authenticity (front image) is critical for every Disney story. Fun (left, rear image) is too.

Expect the unexpected?

Where did your attitude take you on that question?

Bad things?

Great things?

Congrats.

Great things will come from Covid-19.

Wakeup calls should never be wasted.

Wakeup calls are a gift.

Wakeup calls are also generally inconvenient in their arrival.

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Professionally Speaking

Hated to leave

empty grocery shelves
Empty grocery store shelves at Publix, the store one mile from home.
Empty grocery store shelves
Empty grocery store shelves at Winn Dixie on the way home from Apple Store. Just needed butter.
Easter candy
Plenty of marshmallow Peeps though.

Hated to leave.

Used to respond with the above statement when asked, “How was your day at work?”

Look at our world now with Covid-19.

Hating to leave work now takes on a whole new meaning.

Perhaps it will create a new generation of, “Hated to go back.”

Or, “I love working from home.”

PS. Missed having Magic Kingdom fireworks last night. First time in three decades. Eerie.

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Emotion Trumps Everything

The secret ingredient is optimism

Mickey and Minnie Mouse
Yesterday, the Castle forecourt was uncrowded, sunny and bright, loud, and Magical.

The secret ingredient is optimism.

This hit me yesterday while spending four hours, unexpectedly, at Magic Kingdom. Optimism is our (Disney’s) super power, not Magic.

i misjudged Walt Disney World’s closing by one day, and am so glad for the error.

Seriously, thinking about a Disney-less world, it was almost like heartbreak.

Our world needs Disney.

Our world needs optimism.

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