Disney is over 21

Disney Stock did something cool yesterday.   It closed at $21.01 per share.

While it’s only a penny above $21, it hasn’t closed this high for a few months.  As a Disney shareholder, it’s great news if you ask me.

Carpe diem, jungle jeff

Top 10 List?

Top Ten List?

I mentioned on my LinkedIn profile a week or so ago that I’d reveal the unacknowledged, biggest fear humans have.  And by the way, it’s simply my opinion – based on 50 years of dreaming, doing and teaching.

Still wanna know what it is?   Is the truth something we should fear?

It’s OK to be afraid.  Fear is a gift to help humans survive.   It can also paralyze us, imposing the opposite effect, and destroy our potential.

Drum roll please…………………………………..

And the number one, (and invisible), human fear of all time?

The Fear of Living!

When this was revealed to me, I discounted it.  Seriously.   I denied that I was living my life “in fear” of living.

I’ll bet a dollar that many who read this will immediately dismiss the notion.   This is exactly why I call it invisible, or unacknowledged.

That’s what I think, which actually means nothing to anyone really.   I challenge you to make up your own mind.

Here’s what I ask myself every moment of every day:  “Am I living as if I want to leave a legacy for my organization“?

The challenge at work and at home, is to figure out how to live without regret.  Not doing it, is what really scares me.  Carpe diem, jungle jeff 🙂

jungle jeff Day Off?

Day Off for jungle jeff?   Probably.  I’m taking the morning off.  May write later.  May not.  Carpe diem, jeff 🙂

Dude, like, totally sorry, dude

Dude, sorry for all the recently long posts, dude.   I’ve been watching too many Disney-Pixar movies and Crush, Dory, Marlin and Nemo have, like, totally made me talk like a surfer-turtle, dude.

Dude, please stay with me and I’ll work hard to post short takes.  OK dude?

Late dude, jungle jeff (dude)  🙂

What would Walt Disney do?

Walt Disney always challenged his organization to look into every new and innovative way to entertain his Guests.  And if the way was too slow or too common, he’d invent a new way.  His life blazed a trail of innovative entertainment milestones.

I recently watched a senior executive start a meeting with ten minutes of critical data and an urgent challenge for his executive team.

His entire PowerPoint presentation, in fact his entire speech, was so incredibly timely, I couldn’t believe my ears.   Just minutes before the group started arriving, I was leading a discussion with others nearby, and painting a picture of how businesses could capitalize on new and evolving social networking applications.

Can you imagine if everyone in Sales had their own blogs, writing and sharing imporant highlights, trends, offers, etc”?

Can you imagine operations, blogging about their travels and the difference they are making for customers around the globe”?

Can you imagine having YouTube videos flying across the globe, some having a million+ views”?

Can you imagine being able to deliver a keynote speech for hundreds and offering every single one of them your virtual business card?

Well guess what?

He made it perfectly clear that he’d like his team assembled there to immediately begin looking into Social Media and Social Networking.   Wow!


Because he said he believes their competitors are planning their strategy around it, and they should be too.   Plus, he said their customers are using it more and more, and it has unlimited potential to create better relationships with them.  Who doesn’t want that?

Of course, there was a healthy dose of “use your professional judgement because you’re representing their Company”.   Isn’t that what we already do?  Use our good judgement?  Of course.

This was a no-brainer, as some people say.   Totally!

In the 1930’s, Walt Disney launched the production of Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs movie.  This time period was called the “Great Depression”, in America.

We are now, once again, in another unprecedented “Great Depression”.

I’m having Deja Vu.

This blog you’re reading?   It’s my “Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs”.  Ya with me?  Are you getting the point?

If not now, when?   If not you, who?   Carpe diem, jeff noel  🙂