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Quotable

Impossible and insignificant

female politician quote
Impossible and insignificant are two of our biggest obstacles to making a difference in our world. Catch the date i clipped the quote out of a newspaper?

Before we set our hearts too much upon any thing, let us examine how happy those are who already possess it.

François de La Rochefoucauld

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Being Brave

Organizational Courage

Cheryl Noel in WSO Coman Hall Apartment
Our Washington State University dormitory apartment. Cheryl was the Residence Hall Director in this all-girls dorm. Photo: 1983
bicycling across Washington State
August 1984, at a Washington State University apartment complex. We are waiting to be sag wagon drivers for a cross-state drive – and a cross-state lift for us to start our Honeymoon bike ride from Seattle back here to Pullman, Washington. Our honeymoon began 14 months after the wedding day.

Organizational Courage.

What is it?

It’s identical to personal courage and it starts at the top.

It has to start at the top.

It’s the founder’s story.

And after the founder is gone, the successor has to inspire the organization as if every day is day one.

If you can’t be on fire with this, you aren’t living your purpose, you are existing (probably decently well financially) for a paycheck.

Yes, obviously, this applies to work and home simultaneously.

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Podcast

Unofficial preceded official

Podcast officially launched January 25, 2020. Podcast unofficially launched same day in 2019.

Unofficial If Disney Ran Your Life podcast release January 25, 2019 proceeded official Podcast launch exactly one year later – nearly three weeks ago.

What’s cool is that Jody trusted me to proceed with the mantra, “This might not work”.

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Being Brave

Please go recognize someone else

2019 Disney Cast Service Awards night at Disney’s Magic Kingdom Theme Park.

If you are not willing to be wrong you’ll never come up with anything original.

By wrong, don’t think of stupid errors like not adequately recognizing your direct reports, boss, peers, and vendors for their strengths.

By wrong, think in terms of business risks that free you to try things that may not work.

Like walking away from your biggest business deal ever, if you feel the business is blind to their biggest organizational vibrancy opportunity.

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Being Brave

Do you understand your Next + ?

You can not afford to slip in a place like this. Worrying about slipping kept me away for decades. Not anymore. Photo: Mt Reynolds.

Do you understand your Next + ?

So your Next is your big, multi-year goal/vision. It’s as big a goal or vision as you can ever dream up.

Super-hero big.

My first Next, at age 50, was a 10-year vision to do everything in life i wanted to do if i only lived to my 60th birthday.

Now, at 60, there’s a new Next.

It’s a three-year Next, taking me to my 63rd birthday.

The + is a wild card, diamond in the rough kind of karma.

It’s an accentuated risk taking commitment.

It’s a burn the ships commitment.

It is helping me process a potentially lucrative contract against the work-focus that will be required.

With only 2.5 years left in this Next, a lucrative deal has to be something that happens in the next few days and something that signals to me that the CEO is burning the ships.

The potential to transform a company and the industry they service is intoxicating.

But, and this is a huge but (no pun intended), 99% CEO commitment won’t work.

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