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If Disney Ran Your Life

Got career joy?

Two fav Disney movies serendipitously featured in this Disney Cast Holiday card. UP, fav Pixar. Lion King, fav Disney animated. Mary Poppins, not shown, fav of all time.

Got career joy?

Does the work you get to do trump the work you have to do? That’s what this post means.

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Dear Son

Career leadership 201

Cort (left) was our best man in 1983. Cort and i have known Deb (right) and her husband Howard (our fraternity brother) since 1978. Photo: yesterday biking though Philly.

Career leadership 201:

  • Put contribution ahead of pay
  • Love what you do
  • Live within your means
  • Continuously improve
  • Have fun
  • .think .differently
  • Lean into discomfort
  • Envision a future that’s not only better than now, but much better
  • Develop others
  • It is definitely about who you know – get to know a lot of people and the right people

The list goes on, which is why the next blog about personal organization is critical.

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Final 120 Days

Please do not feel guilty for this luxury

Pikachu
On my desk the night i returned from Glacier.

Please do not feel guilty for this luxury.

What.

Loving what you do for a living that it no longer feels like work.

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Podcast

If Disney Ran Your Life is broad and deep

story board
As of February 12, 2019 this storyboard is the plan. This goes live April 12. We’ll see if we stayed true or detoured.

If Disney Ran Your Life is broad and deep.

This Podcast is one of the most fun, unpredictable, and rewarding experiences ever. Professionally, it ranks with starting a business in 2009, initiating the writing of 5 daily, differently-themed blogs (also in 2009), and retiring from Disney on Halloween in 2014. 

It does not rank as high as becoming a Disney professional speaker at Disney Institute in 1999. 

Why?

Podcasting is not a life-changer. But becoming a public speaker was. Until 1999, never knew i was born to teach.

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Professionally Speaking

A Disney Keynote Speaker career-defining moment

Disney Keynote Speakers
Joy. Can you please help me with my joy? i’d like it overflowing, please. Photo: random and unintentional yesterday.

 

A Disney Keynote Speaker career-defining moment is when you are intuitive enough to notice (and act on) what no one else is noticing (and acting on).

Climb the ladder.

How can you not?

Well…

If you pause long enough to keenly observe the obvious, you’ll notice something that is either invisible or, visible and ignored.

People in the levels above you – look closely.

Watch them over the months and years.

Are they filled with joy at what they do for a living?

Look at the Disney Leaders at every level above you.

Are they joyful?

This is not a dig.

This is an incredible insight.

An insight into a massive, world-class organization.

Not intending to ruin any Magic for anyone.

Chapin, be careful. There is literally no organization in the world that is immune from this….

What i realized was that there is no amount of (extra) money that would be worth more than the (abundant) joy i get from being a Disney Keynote Speaker.

 

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