What’s the paradox of risk?

Why take a risk? Aren’t risks dangerous?  “Yes, and”.

Risks can lead to breakthroughs.  Risks can catapault a product or service into market domination – into brand recognition so great, it makes the product or service a household name.  Risks can enhance your career.  We can even argue that rewards are directly proportional to the risk involved.  Not always, but mostly it’s so.

Why not take a risk? And the obvious, biggest reason?  What if we fail? This makes it hard to be risky.  What a paradox.

Risks can catapult us or destroy us.

Will this paradox frighten us or challenge us?

Will we act, or retreat?

Will we “walk the talk” or feel the guilt of hypocrisy?

Will we lead or follow?

These questions can only be answered by you and me, individually, in our own realities.

My personal reality is I’m insanely busy.   Additionly, I don’t like to fail.  Do you?  It really makes me look bad in front of my boss, my boss’s boss, my peers, my Customers, my finance manager, etc.

Today, I promise to take risks.  Whether they be small, medium or large, I vow to take them today.  And tomorrow.  And all week.  All year even.  How about, “until I die.”

Walt Disney was the consumate risk taker.  My 35 years as a business professional have inspired me to ask, “What would Walt Disney do?”

As the Mastercard commercial catch phrase states, “What’s in your wallet?’

Make it a GREAT day!  Because if you don’t who will?

Hey everyone, I’ve enjoyed having you read this.  I hope you’ve enjoyed being had.  Now that’s classic Jungle Cruise “humor”.   Or not.  🙂  Respectfully, jungle jeff

Walt Disney said so

‘It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.”

“If you can dream it, you can do it.”

“Laughter is no enemy to learning.”

When was the last time you had the chance to hear someone speak to your organization who really created positive energy and excitement?  When the goals you dream start to seem within reach, because your speaker inspired you to clarify your vision, and communicate it in a way that inspires interest and creates followers?  When you start to actually believe that anything is possible?

If it’s been recent, great!  That’s awesome news.

Walt Disney was a genius.  But you already knew that, right?

Make 2009 GREAT!  Because if you don’t, who will?

Carpe diem,  jungle jeff  🙂

Want to know a big Disney secret?

Think you know Disney’s best kept secret? Guess again. I think it’s Disney Institute.

They deliver keynotes, workshops, team-builders, and tours, to their Guests around the world.

Almost daily, people are amazed and even mesmerized by Disney’s ability to maintain a spotless, 40-square mile property.  Disney’s super secret way to keep everything spotless?   “When they see a piece of trash…….they pick it up!” Wow, right?

Actually, we all know trash has to be picked up – that it doesn’t jump in the trash can by itself. What everyone really wants to know is how do they get their 60,000 Cast Members to want to pick it up? Now that is magic!

Carpe diem, jungle jeff 🙂

Does Tiger Woods have a coach?

First of all, it’s amazing this is the first post here since November 17, 2008.  Can you believe that?

I can’t.  It boggles the mind how time flies.

Anyway, wanted to ask you this.  “Does Tiger Woods have a coach”?

Is his coach a better golfer? Then why on earth does Tiger have a coach? Seriously. Have you ever thought about that?

I’d like to recommend Disney Institute.  Walt Disney was a creative genius.

This is the very reason why Disney Institute makes sense for individuals and organizations desiring to become world-class.

Why?

If I have to explain it, you won’t understand.   Disney Institute doesn’t know more about your business than you do, but they serve businesses like Tiger’s coach serves him.

If you don’t make benchmarking a priority, who will?

Go to www.disneyinstitute.com to learn how you can become, or stay, world-class.

Are You Doing Your Very Best?

Happy Friday!  Welcome to jungle jeff’s blog.  As a 35-year business professional and professional speaker, I’d like to challenge you.  Are you doing your very best, to do everything possible (and impossible) to pursue excellence in your organization’s employee satisfaction, customer satisfaction and financial results?

Probably not, right?

Who’s got time, talent and money to focus on everything that’s important?  Would you believe I struggle with these things?  Would you believe all world-class organizations do as well?

Want to know the really exciting part of today’s post?   We are so much alike that it’s not even funny.

Hey look, I have to get ready to head off to work.

Want to do yourself a favor, since you’re incredibly busy and probably “in over your head” with commitments?  It’s simple, bookmark this site and come back when you can, as I begin to share some simple, world-class insights.  On the other hand, if you have a better plan, go for it.  I wish you great success either way.

Respectfully,

jungle jeff

PS.  This blog was established to help me teach our eight-year old son about money and business.   It occurred to me that adults may benefit too.