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If Disney Ran Your Life

The opportunity of unpredictability

Tony Hsieh quote on culture
Your people are your brand. Your brand is what your people think and do, without thinking.

 

The opportunity of unpredictability.

Assume you are in less than decent health. Assume you’re in a physical state that had you concerned enough to, for the first time in your life, commit in your spirit to take life-preserving action.

Assuming this is you, and you went to a reputable gym, which of these identically priced offers would seem best, and why?

  • Buy a package allowing three visits per week with a personal trainer, which would be with any one of the many qualified personal trainers (decent variety)
  • Buy a package allowing three visits per week with a specifically assigned personal trainer

Assume that all trainers are professional and that their skills and abilities, while covering all the wellness fundamentals, vary based on their years in the business, education, personal experiences, previous clientele – both quantity and quality, their drive to tell you everything – even the stuff others wouldn’t want to confront you with, and based on their vision and commitment to your personal goals.

Which would you pick and why?

Now, switch that thinking to organizational culture health.

 

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On April Fool’s Day 2009, jeff noel began writing five daily, differently-themed blogs (on five different sites). It was to be a 100-day self-imposed “writer’s bootcamp”, in preparation for writing his first book. He hasn’t missed a single day since.

 

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Could This Change Your Life?

What if you could hand pick your clients?

What if you could hand pick your clients?

The key to loving what you do revolves around the notion that you can hand pick clients that are committed to making other’s lives better.

 

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On April Fool’s Day 2009, jeff noel began writing five daily, differently-themed blogs (on five different sites). It was to be a 100-day self-imposed “writer’s bootcamp”, in preparation for writing his first book. He hasn’t missed a single day since.

 

This website is about our career health. To leave this site to read today’s post on my home health website, click here.

 

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Dear Son

In a world where you can be anything

 

 

In a world where you can be anything…

Be excellent.

 

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On April Fool’s Day 2009, jeff noel began writing five daily, differently-themed blogs (on five different sites). It was to be a 100-day self-imposed “writer’s bootcamp”, in preparation for writing his first book. He hasn’t missed a single day since.

This website is about our career health. To leave this site to read today’s post on my home health website, click here.

 

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Do Not Pass Go

We are faced with two blatantly obvious choices

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Only in leaving can we discover the Magic we say we believe in. Note: Disney Retiree ID.

 

If we really believe we are worth more than we are being paid, and it’s been this way for a long, long time, we are faced with two blatantly obvious choices.

Stay, and wallow in our misery.

Leave, and prove it.

 

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On April Fool’s Day 2009, jeff noel began writing five daily, differently-themed blogs (on five different sites). It was to be a 100-day self-imposed “writer’s bootcamp”, in preparation for writing his first book. He hasn’t missed a single day since.

This website is about our career health. To leave this site to read today’s post on my home health website, click here.

 

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One Question A Day?

Will we look back with regret on our career choices?

Disneyland fireworks from Disneyland hotel room
Disneyland fireworks from the Disneyland Hotel hotel room. The room was complimentary. Well, it was actually paid for with 32 year of dedicated career service.

 

Listening to Lee Cockerell’s most recent podcast yesterday, i was struck by one thing in particular.

Lee expressed regret for being so professionally driven, and i had never heard him say that before.

It was in answering some of Joe’s questions that i reflected on the significance of these decisions:

  • Made a conscious decision (2007-ish) to not pursue any promotions at Disney Institute
  • Quit drinking in 2001
  • Began running in 1999
  • Became Catholic in 1999
  • Was grateful that our life savings was spent investing in parenthood, with zero guarantee between 1995-2001

Joe is seeking out positive-minded people to surround himself with.

 

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On April Fool’s Day 2009, jeff noel began writing five daily, differently-themed blogs (on five different sites). It was to be a 100-day self-imposed “writer’s bootcamp”, in preparation for writing his first book. He hasn’t missed a single day since.

This website is about our career health. To leave this site to read today’s post on my home health website, click here.