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Wearing a hat is a pseudo​​ alcohol buzz

Disney World High School Marching Band
Disney World High School Marching Band, the difference a hat can make on the way people look, and even more importantly, the way they act.

Wearing a hat is a pseudo alcohol buzz.

Don a hat and we immediately feel more courage, more confidence, more bravado.

Why?

Maybe because…

Hats are often worn as part of an accomplishment: a team, an affiliation, a milestone – a proposed statement of proof that effort and dues have been paid, and that the hat stands for something important.

And sometimes, simply earning the right to go on vacation and celebrate by wearing a hat can signal proof we’ve earned something.

Put on a Disney Goofy Hat and see what permissions you immediately feel – silliness, fun, unconventional, etc.

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Overcoming Addiction

Overcoming Addiction.

Disney has taught me to analyze my leadership values.  And more than that, to analyze my leadership behaviors.

Funny thing is, my values and my behaviors were contradictory.

The other funny thing, I was clueless.  Seriously clueless.  The origin of the phrase blind spot comes from the fact that everyone can see it but one person – they have a blind spot.

Plus, everyone else is chicken to say anything, because confrontation is uncomfortable, and many times, ugly.

Who wants that?  Who needs that?  Not me.  Not you.  No one is lining up for that kind of stress.

So I confronted myself.  It was not ugly, but is was uncomfortable.  And then it was impossible.  I had suspected it for years, but only casually, because the truth would mean I had dramatic life-altering changes to make.

I’ll tell you more tomorrow, or maybe later this week.  We’ll see.  For now though, carpe diem, jungle jeff 🙂