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If Disney Ran Your Life

The harsh reality for people who dislike demanding bosses

Disneyland book
Walt Disney had his moments like every leader does. He wasn’t always happy with the way things were going.

 

There’s a harsh reality for people who dislike demanding bosses. The demanding boss doesn’t like being demanding. If accountability is clear, then results should follow. When results don’t follow the boss has to do something to ensure the results happen.

That plan b that the boss has to go to is often perceived as demanding.

Now imagine if you delivered exactly what you and the boss agreed on.

There’d be praise instead of pressure.

Tell me again who’s fault that is.

 

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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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Blogging & Social Media

He designs websites to do only three things

canvs office space in downtown Orlando

 

(photo: Two days ago at the Orlando WordPress mentoring meeting at canvs, Orlando’s newest office sharing community.)

We met two days ago. He is the IT director for a regional self-storage company. And he designs his websites to let his customers :

  1. buy
  2. pay
  3. contact

Self -storage. Who knew?

Everything his website does is designed to drive his customers to one of those three actions. Period.

He claims to have made $100,000 as a high school senior. He got into designing websites as a competition with his friends to see could be the best.

Asked him if what he had just shared was anywhere on his website. Why? Because it tells a potentially compelling story that may engage his audience to do what he hopes more often.

He also has an eight-year old son and he is not exactly at a healthy BMI for men his age (30’s). His path is probably not going to change unless he has a wakeup call.

Maybe we could barter.

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Authenticity

Never any specific mention about this on any of Mid Life Celebration’s 10,000 blog posts

My Disney Experience screen shot on iPhone
Never any specific mention about this on any of Mid Life Celebration’s 10,000 blog posts.

 

Never any specific mention about the Disney experience (30+ years) on any of Mid Life Celebration’s 10,000 blog posts.

On purpose.

Why?

To build a separate and distinct platform without any conflict of interest.

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No really

Why can’t we see the forest for the trees?

sand drawing for Mid Life Celebration
Lower right hand quadrant of Mid Life Celebration’s logo is a $ sign

 

Challenging to see this dollar sign drawn in the sand. Life is like that. Until we step back a little bit and look at the bigger picture…

Click through to see what this looks like at the… Next Blog

 

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Emotion Trumps Everything

We’re too busy to ask questions, let alone answer them

Staircase inside The Palace Cafe on Canal Street in New Orleans
The Palace Cafe on Canal Street in New Orleans

 

Business travelers to New Orleans often make the trek to Cafe Du Monde
Business travelers to New Orleans often make the trek to Cafe Du Monde for their famous bag of beignets

 

The stress of time constraints, deadlines, and P&L’s lures us to take shortcuts. Our passion for the purpose is no longer our guiding force. Instead, the clock and the paycheck are our masters.

The growth of those we are leading is the last thing on our mind.

Is profit the goal? Is profit the reward?

We’re too busy to even ask these questions, let alone answer them profoundly.

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