Mindset Q&A

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Gently shake your world.

Couple years ago Mike Simmons interviewed me for his Podcast. It was a few months into the 2019 reality Covid wasn’t going away. Here’s the summary:

  1. What is mindset? Our habitual attitude.
  2. What are common mistakes we make about mindset? Not being intentional about our sources/influences. Not being present nor motivated enough to improve.
  3. Why do we make these mistakes? Entertained, distracted and medicated. Herd mentality – if everyone is this way, it must be ok.
  4. How can we avoid these mistakes? Establish a clear, concise, and compelling goal that can only be achieved by dramatically raising your standards. A goal so compelling it trumps “Why am i doing all this hard work?” Because your attitude is worth defending.
  5. How does mindset change, in the context of remote work from home? It doesn’t. Period. Of course there’s change, but change is nothing new – it’s the constant fabric of life.
  6. How does this change in Team context? Remote work highlights a focus requiring you to teach, not just through your example, but through intentional efforts to teach using VIP model – Very Individual Person model. Go the extra inch with your team(s), boss, peers.
  7. How does this change in Customer context? Now is not the time to start fawning and communicating like crazy with your customers. The time to do that was everyday before Covid-19.
  8. How does this change in Self context? Nothing changes, except this…you automatically gave yourself a grade for how prepared you are right now. You should be getting an A. If Disney Ran Your Life, operating below excellent levels would not be acceptable.
  9. Resources: Podcast, TED Talk, MLC book, LinkedIn. Twitter.

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Fire starter pro-tip

Mid Life Celebration book
The drainage hole cover with the Mickey Mouse head emblem – the only place you could find Mickey Mouse when EPCOT Center opened in 1982.

Ask, “Is my leader on fire with our organization’s purpose? Does my leader set me on fire about it too?”

Pro tip: Lead yourself. Do not count on others to set you on fire with a compelling, noble purpose.

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Work 2021 wins

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Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa Convention Center.
Short video: June 2021. Walking past Magic Kingdom, from home, on way to Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa.

Work 2021 wins:

  1. Maintained work vibrancy all day, every day
  2. Secured incredible 2022 nightly room rate in GNP
  3. Did a WDW first by walking from home to deliver Keynote Speech
  4. Transitioned permanently to keynote speaking without slides
  5. Significantly diversified (cashed in) on a 95% Disney stock Retirement IRA at Disney stock lifetime high price.

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Who do you point to?

person pointing to a mountain
Pointing to a trail. Deep in the middle of the wild.

What benchmark does your organization employ as the ideal company behavior model?

Who do you point new hires to? Who do you point everyone to?

And for those who consistently live out your company’s foundational DNA, how do use this to your advantage?

How do you create more “models of excellence”?

Employees embodying the spirit and behavior of your organization’s highest ideals should receive your company’s highest recognition.

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What materials are needed?

Disney Leadership Keynote Speaker Jeff Noel
Near Dallas. PwC Learning Campus.

What materials are needed?

  • Great venue
  • Great seating configuration
  • Great AV
  • Appropriate stage
  • Note pads/pens
  • Cowboy mic & handheld mic

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