Did our life change because the right two people had lunch on our behalf?

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Did our life change because the right two people had lunch on our behalf?

Last night Cheryl had three colleagues (here on business from the west coast) over for steaks on the grill.

An aha moment happened that revealed this truth – it’s a small, random, seemingly insignificant moment in time that alters the course of our lives.

Had Cheryl’s Resident Assistant co-worker not been caught by the Residence Hall Director (with witnesses) sneaking a case of beer into the dorm, Cheryl and I would have never met in the interview to find his replacement (he was fired).

Had Neal (my first Disney Resorts manager in 1985) and Mary (a Disney Director in 1998) not had lunch, my phone wouldn’t have rung requesting an interview.

What’s a small, simple moment that’s altered your life?

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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. For me it was a phone call from a customer that changed the course of my business completely. Another was an email from the DI that eventually changed the joy I have at work everyday.

  2. Donna, can you write a post about each?

    Either on your blog or here. 🙂

    Thank you for commenting. Somehow I scheduled two posts for today. Had missed that until your comment came through email.

  3. Will wait anxiously. Bed rest for the next weak-ish.

    No running for a minimum of two weeks.

    Everything happens for a reason.

    Thankful for double inguinal hernia repair surgery.

    Such a blessing that this was all it was.

    Be well and remain amazed.

  4. Looking back, I blogged about both moments.

    The first one was a phone call that changed the course of my business from secretarial service to bulk mail service.

    The second was one single email that changed the course of how I look at my employees and customers each and very day. Even on the difficult days, I appreciate!!

    What if I had missed that email among so many others or what if I had not answered that phone call?

    1. One fateful phone call:

    2. One fateful email:

    I hope these links work okay. Any questions……..

  5. Donna, your links work great. Really enjoyed reading them a second time.

    You have so much to be proud of.

    Thank you for making excellence a daily habit. And building it from a single customer to the biggest in your County.

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