Is this how you define work?

Disney balloons
Just passing through a hallway at work


Work is only work if you’d rather be doing something else.

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By jeff noel

Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites.


  1. Jeff,

    I think you defined it very well and am in total agreement with you!


  2. Bob, it is critical to not that the get to do may be 51% and the have to do 49%.

    Every job has have to do’s – things we wish we didn’t have to deal with.

    The trick (imho) is to creativity live with them and focus on being remarkable at the get to do’s.

  3. Jeff, thought for a while before posting a response as the first thing that caught my eye was of course the Mickey balloons. Then I thought about the emotions and memories that stir within me just from one symbol – Mickey. Then I realized how important it is to work with a purpose and how that purpose contributes to personal satisfaction and how we perceive work. How wonderful it must be to work for a company that stays focused on their purpose and has talented cast members that understand how they are resources that ensures that purpose happens at all levels of the organization everyday. Brings me back to this story of the security guard that knew his purpose while performing his tasks:

  4. David, purpose is interesting because essentially it’s how we live our life.

    No matter where we are.

    To work in an organization that allows you to serve others so generously is a deep blessing.

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