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Dear Son

What were you born to do?

Disney Keynote Speaker
Met neighbor’s new Boxer puppy.

 

Disney Keynote Speakers
Artemus is the epitome of joy. My teaching is designed and delivered to be the epitome of hope.

 

Can you answer the following question? Yes.

What were you born to do? Teach.

If you aren’t aware yet, take your time but don’t wait. Ok. It took 40 years to finally discover my purpose.

Have you already discovered your purpose in life? Yes, in 1999. i was 40.

How did it feel when you answered your calling? The catalyst was a 1999 Disney Institute (DI) Business Programs Facilitator job offer, and, becoming a parent in 2000. By the way, i never wanted to be a DI speaker.

What was life like before that time? It felt good, but by comparison to today, it was status quo, going through the motions, sleep-walking through life. i had insidiously carved a deep rut into what had originally begun as “finding my groove in life”, somewhere in my early 30s. i was blindly ambitious and inadequate at seeing my many blinds spots.

What do you dislike about teaching? The reality that you can’t be a prophet in your hometown.

What do you love about teaching?  The reality that i provide a catalytic opportunity for people and organizations to transform.

Here are common challenges you will/are/did face on your life’s journey:

  • The change might surprise you.
  • The change might not work.
  • There are no short cuts.
  • You might be able to see a different way forward.
  • Change, generally, is uncomfortable and unwelcomed.
  • This puts a lot of pressure on you to keep doing the safe thing – status quo.

 

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Just Siri it

Disney leadership speakers
Guest asked me last night (at 914pm) the name of the new Magic Kingdom Fireworks show…the one replacing “Wishes”.

 

Just Siri it.

There is nothing we can’t find the answer to.

Except for Magical information.

Like how to architect your personal, team, or organizational culture for vibrancy.

Thrive or survive.

Easy choice.

But you have to want it like you want your next breath.

 

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Inspirational Nuggets

The best epiphany of the WordPress Wordcamp Orlando 2013 session was a question

Striving for simplicity in everything. Everything.
Striving for simplicity in everything. Everything.

 

The best part of the first day at Wordcamp Orlando was the epiphany.

What do you use WordPress for?

I’m a writer.

What do you write about?

Right there in that moment…

The answer.

Have a clear, concise, and compelling answer.

In the walk to the parking lot the answer fell from the sky… second chances.

And excuses, regrets, hope, opportunity, permission

Excuses lead to regret.

Regret leads to hope.

Hope leads to opportunity.

And opportunity begs for permission.

Second chances, no?

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Three Big Answers

Be Willing To Burn The Ships
Be Willing To Burn The Ships

Unrelated to yesterday’s post about questions, wanted to share some very interesting answers from a man on the plane a few days ago.

He appeared to be a very successful business man. Not by the way he dressed, but by the way he talked. So I asked him, “What advice would you give to someone starting their own business?”

1.  You must have unquenchable passion for the “failure is not an option” attitude.

2.  You should not borrow money to finance your business. Early on it becomes too big a burden.

3.  Never be afraid to ask anyone anything.

He’s doing well at what he loves.  His office is attached to his home, and overlooks a pond in the mountains of North Carolina.