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Life Transition (Dec 2014)

10 times the impact in half the time?

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Love the hidden Mickey in the Holiday Hours sign at DU.

Before retiring from Disney and Disney Institute, i had a recurring vision that i could make 10 times the impact in half the time?

Results are in for this year we finished two days ago.

Five times the impact in half the time.

Not bad for year four on my own.

Each year the impact rises.

Humbly excited for year five (2019).

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Life Transition (Dec 2014)

Disney retirement party photo montage for Mid Life Celebration

Orlando's Best Keynote Speaker jeff noel

 

(photo above: The first to arrive)

 

Orlando's Best Keynote Speaker jeff noel

 

(photo above: jungle jeff was the very first role at Walt Disney World in 1982)

 

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(photo above: The Napa Room had intentional significance… view of Magic Kingdom, his first work location)

 

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(photo above: view from adjacent observation deck… Disney’s Flagship Resort and six of his 30 years from two ‘tours of duty’)

 

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(photo above: just beyond Bay Lake Tower, his home. To the right and out of the photo, River Country Water Park, his first role when he returned permanently in 1984)

The retirement party was originally booked for Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports complex. His team welcomed and supported the change to the Napa Room.

On so many levels, it made perfect sense.

We survive or we thrive.

Being intentional is the key to thriving.

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Life Transition (Dec 2014)

Fidelity Benefits should be calling soon

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(photo: Retired on Halloween… scary as heck)

As we go through life, the things that we excitedly wait for change. Fidelity Benefits should be calling any day now to announce that retirement is officially processed. It ain’t official until it’s official. Meanwhile…

Day one of week two. Retirement isn’t the right word to describe this situation. Retirement conjures images of rest and relaxation. What’s happening is anything but.

Six years of not quitting the day job have led to the official launch of being self-employed. While it’s painful to leave Disney after 30 years, it’s the right (gutsy) thing to do.

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Life Transition (Dec 2014)

Selling ourselves is much more challenging than selling an idea

Luna Rock on display

 

(photo: Lunar Rock.. saying we can get a Lunar rock and actually holding it in your hand are two very different propositions)

Selling ourselves is much more challenging than selling an idea.

The idea can be described by what it’s going to do.

Ourselves?

Well, we can only sell what we’ve actually done.

Big difference.

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Every morning jeff writes five different, short, and pithy posts about the challenging and wonderful balance between:

mind • body • spirit • work • home

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Life Transition (Dec 2014)

Atypical boss and subordinate conversation

Bill Bowerman office door

 

(photo: Co-founder of Nike, Bill Bowerman was also the USA’s head track coach for 1972 Munich Olympics – he used his wife’s waffle iron to custom make running shoe soles… and make them lighter than the store bought ones)

Subordinate: My job is to be the deepest thinker in the classroom.

Boss: Quietly listening. (unsure if what she just heard makes sense)

Subordinate: I work with CEO’s, executive teams, front one employees… everyone in an organization. My job is to rattle the cage so to speak. To get people to think differently. If they walk out thinking the same way they walked in, we didn’t need to have the class.

Boss: … (still no verbal response)

Boss: … (thinks her subordinate is a zealot, says nothing)

Everyone in big brand organizations talks about demanding excellence.

Few people, at any level, actually do it.

Why?

Because it makes others uncomfortable.

This is especially true for front line employees. They have no power to lead the way. Bosses feel uncomfortable when a subordinate is working above reproach.

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Every morning jeff writes five different, short, and pithy posts about the challenging and wonderful balance between:

mind • body • spirit • work • home

All five websites are seamlessly connected by a convenient and easy to click link to go to the next topic.

Try it below if you never done it, or if it’s been awhile.

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