Subtract at work

closeup of shadows on the ground
When you start seeing nuances no one notices, you grow as an artist. Take the smallest of shadows. Shadows from a blade of grass, for example.
Caution sign at trailhead
Have only seen a sign like this once. Ever. At any trailhead. To me, social media made Oberlin seem like just another hiking trail. For a novice, it is not.
Garmin Mini GPS device
Leadership non-negotiable – be prepared. Bear spray, water, Garmin. Last year, a headlamp and first-aid kit became new non-negotiables.
Mountains and small Pixar toy
The wild continues north from here to the arctic circle.

Subtract at work.

Less is more.

Take only what you need, only what you can carry.

Everything else is non-essential.

Shed what distracts or complicates.

Subtract relationships, projects, promotions, and clients that keep the main things from being the main things.

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Have fun

Snowman pillow next to Christmas tree
Snowmen are fun in Florida. Why? The juxtaposition. Makes us smile because Winter weather here is awesome. With all the blue, clear skies, sun, and warm temps.

If there is such a thing as a leader harvest or leadership harvest, have never heard of it nor seen it demonstrated.

Love the concept though.

First heard of it 20 seconds ago in my mind.

In jeff-land, the fruit of the leader harvest is a byproduct called fun.

Guessing you only get one shot at pro-level. Pro-level is where you transition from a busy career to an intentional exit off the career superhighway.

Just off the highway is an oasis most speed right by, never knowing.

It’s dreamy.

Surreal.

There you get to do what you want, when you want.

You receive a Royal compensation for this crowning-few-years of transition from top of your game to no longer competing.

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Zoom positivity and hope

flowchart next to bookshelf
Used a stick figure to make the simple case for mind, body, spirit. We take mind, body and spirit to work and we bring all three home.

Couple weeks ago accepted Jody Maberry’s invitation to join him and Lee Cockerell in Dan Cockerell’s mastermind group. The event was at noon today. Jody gave 20 minutes which would be followed by Q&A. Dan said to take whatever was needed.

Talked big-picture about balance (personal vibrancy) for 12 mins and opened it up for Q&A.

Key points:

  1. Balance has five categories: mind, body, spirit, work, home
  2. Time is a flawed balance-metric
  3. Discerned that energy, not time, is the supreme metric
  4. Balance and personal vibrancy are interchangeable

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Asking the wrong question

Walt Disney quote
Walt saw the future so vividly that after he died his team knew where Walt wanted to go.

Dear CEO, your biggest blindspot….

In thinking more about it, totally confounded why you can’t (won’t?) answer the singularly most important question, “What is your vision?

Could it be the wrong question for you?

No, not in a million years.

Note: Spent 30 years deconstructing and then reconstructing Disney’s world-class, time-tested Organizational Vibrancy DNA, into brilliantly simple and easily transferable insights.

The first, and most important, of the 19 architectural blueprints is Vision.

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Lead or be?

Disney Customer Service Keynote speaker name tag
Who carries a Disney name tag to Glacier National Park? A crazy person no doubt. Here’s to the crazy ones.

Do you want to lead the category or be the category?

Writing five daily, differently-themed blog posts for 13 years and counting, makes you a category of one.

Then you add no commenting, no social sharing, no email collection, no sales funnel.

You don’t promote your blog, and never have, even when you deliver Disney Customer Service Keynote Speeches.

You truly are a rare bird.

Rock on and never let your memories be bigger than your dreams.

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