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Calling an audible, because i deserve to

Calling an audible, because i deserve to.

For eight years i have practiced this belief:

Don’t tell others what you’re going to do, only tell them what you’ve already done.

Most of my life i did the opposite and time after time it produced disappointment.

When i started my own business in 2009 i decided to do a 180 and keep things quiet until they were done.

Inspired by yesterday’ meeting, i’m going to do another 180.

Stay tuned.

 

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On April Fool’s Day 2009, jeff noel began writing five daily, differently-themed blogs (on five different sites). It was to be a 100-day self-imposed “writer’s bootcamp”, in preparation for writing his first book. He hasn’t missed a single day since.

 

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Changed? Really?

Hilton by Disney Springs
Yesterday on the way to a client meeting.

 

Hilton by Disney Springs
Accidental photo – but it does capture the walk.

 

Hilton by Disney Springs
After the meeting walking back to car.

 

Hilton by Disney Springs
A photo can capture a lot of information.

 

Hilton by Disney Springs
The day prior, i taught a room of Healthcare professionals how to draw Mickey Mouse’s head.

 

Hilton by Disney Springs
Which managers?

 

Hilton by Disney Springs
A typical Lake Buena Vista Hilton meeting room. i’ve delivered keynote speeches here many times.

 

Changed? Really?

That’s what i asked, and she said, “Yes”.

We have been in negotiations for over a year. The CEO tapped her to keep it alive a few months ago after he wasn’t able to personally continue with it.

Just from our conversations (which i hadn’t realized were impactful to her), she was influenced to change some key behaviors. And her changes have been incredibly beneficial to her relationships with the eight member executive council, including her CEO.

Insight: You never know the power of a positive ripple effect.

 

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The paradox of unmet needs at work

Disney College Program Alumni weekend
Was one of the first Walt Disney World College Program interns.

 

Our pain and discomfort are caused by unmet needs.

This can be motivating. It can also be demotivating.

Choose which beast to feed.

 

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We were there for the very first serve of the 2015 season

Windermere Prep Lakers Girls Varsity Volley Ball season opener 2015
Windermere Prep Lakers Girls Varsity Volleyball season opener 2015 two nights ago.

 

The Lakers won both games handily.

 

The time to network is when you don’t need to.

The time to look for your next job is when you don’t need to.

The time to start your own company is when you don’t need to.

The time to teach teens (in this case, a high school freshman) about these things is when you don’t need to. Like at the Girls Varsity Volleyball home opener two nights ago.

The way to build relationships is to be visible and approachable.

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Never direct anger or impatience at your waiter

Main Street USA balloons
Yesterday.

 

Never direct anger or impatience at your waiter.

Why?

Because they can spit in your food, or worse, and you’ll never know.

Now, what’s the leadership analogy?

At any level in your organization, from CEO to front line leader, if you’re a jerk (even unknowingly) to your people, they will do the equivalent to spitting in your food.

You’ll never know and the joke will be on you and it will manifest itself in your organization’s culture – and you’ll never know why you can’t fix it.

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