Blog World?

Our local newspaper, The Orlando Sentinel, has a whole section dedicated to blogs.

Sea World, a world famous Theme Park down the street from The Walt Disney World Resort, has a twitter account claiming to come from The Real Shamu.  Amazing how technology can, and is, being used to help businesses adapt to their customer’s ever changing, and ever growing, use of social marketing media.

In the land of Mickey Mouse, in fact the entire planet, it’s a wide open cyber-frontier.  Saddle up and carpe diem, jungle jeff  🙂


It’s our differences that unite us.

So, part of diversity is our belief system.  I celebrate Easter, and therefore, wish anyone reading this, “Happy Easter“!

Realizing that many of you do not celebrate Easter, I completely understand and totally respect our differences.  To you, may I please wish you a joyful day, in your special and unique way?

This is what Diversity is all about.  And many companies embrace Diversity, and I’m encouraged by the World’s progress.

When Walt Disney was dreaming, he said Epcot would be about two things.  Epcot would celebrate, everyday, the things that unite us, like technology, innovation, etc.  Epcot would also celebrate the things that make us different, like culture, beliefs, etc.

This is played out perfectly at the Epcot Theme Park in the two sections, Future World and World Showcase.

Make today a great day to remember what’s important to you and to try to celebrate it everyday!  Carpe diem, jungle jeff  🙂

Person of The Week?

Last night I watched ABC Evening News.  This is something that only happens when family visits.  Family arrived two days ago from “up north”.  As we were eating some take out pizza, my attention was captured when the “Person of The Week” feature announced the University of Connecticut Women’s Basketball coach, Geno Auriemma, as the person of the week.

Why did this interest me?

Because I love basketball?  No.

Because I’m heading back to New England in a few weeks.

Part of my personal brand is exceeding expectations.  Not meeting them.  Exceeding them!  This is really hard to do, day in and day out.  So what’s one of my secret tactics?

Paying attention.  Paying attention?  Yes.  Paying attention.

To what?

On a good day, everything.

Very simply, I’ve been trained from day one, to always be looking for small “wows” – things important to people, but people aren’t consciously aware they are important.  This is why it’s a surprise and why it exceeds their expectations.  They never saw it coming.  But once it arrived, WOW!

Well, where I’m headed, UConn Basketball is important.  For some it’s “religion”.  For others, not so much.  But overall, it’s very important to the fabric, the culture, of this community.

If I have an opportunity to get real time, emotional data from the TV, why not take it?

Yogi Berra, a baseball player I think, used to say, “You can observe a lot by watching“.

Words to live by.  Seriously, words to live by.

Pay attention and carpe diem, jungle jeff 🙂

PS.  I’d like to post again about the coach, Geno Auriemma.  He used a phrase, “the Stone-cold truth” to describe how he coaches.  The truth hurts, yet the truth can set you free, and lead you to three consecutive National Championships, and five National Championships since 2000.  WOW!

Better Business Blogging? (bonus?)

Just posted a new Page today and thought some of you may be interested.  It’s called Better Business Blogging 101.

Many of you won’t find it useful, because you already have been blogging much longer than I have, and, you’ll find it to be too lengthy.   Others might be intrigued by the approach I’ve taken and profit from it.

However, if you’d like to offer any professional advice, it will be accepted in the spirit it was asked for, sincerely and with great intent.

Do what you fear and the death of that fear is certain.  Carpe diem, jungle jeff  🙂

Happy Friday

So much to say, so little time.

Ever feel like that?

If you’ve become a regular reader of jungle jeff, THANK YOU.  I welcome your input on how to make this more relevant and useful.   I’ve always said, “The road to excellence has no finish line.”

Wish I had the wisdom to know how to create the perfect blog.  You know the one, a blog that exceeds every one’s expectations.

What is wisdom anyway?

In the spirit of sharing and inspiring, click on WISDOM, to see a short video with insights from some wise people you’ll recognize.

Hope your day is full of wise choices and inspiration.  May I challenge you to make it that kind of day, because if you don’t, who will?  Carpe diem, jungle jeff 🙂