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Final 120 Days

Everyone will be a fan or a critic

Watched this world record video last night and grabbed a screen shot. Team USA’s 3rd leg fell before handing baton to anchor Walter Dix.

Everyone will be a fan or a critic.

The critics to listen to are the ones who are your fans.

Ignore the haters and trolls.

You critical fans, if you listen and ask questions (critical step), will help you.

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Final 120 Days

What is your attitude about excellence?

Three common sense leadership tactics to use with underperforming employees.

What is your attitude about excellence?

As a leader, everything is your fault. Great leaders accept responsibility. Then they collaborate with their team to fix things.

And when things are amazing, great leaders shun the spotlight.

An article on Walt Disney’s thoughts on courage and leadership is here.

Son, become a student of leadership. Start with personal leadership. Start with these blogs. Balance is not a myth. Mind, body, spirit, work, home.

Improve one, the other four benefit. Neglect one, the other four suffer. Now do the math on improving two. Now the math on neglecting two.

i can’t make it simpler than this.

You are so far ahead of most 18 year olds. Do not shy from this advantage. And take on additional responsibility for helping your classmates who are willing to listen. To teach is to learn twice.

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No really

Wearing a hat is a pseudo​​ alcohol buzz

Disney World High School Marching Band
Disney World High School Marching Band, the difference a hat can make on the way people look, and even more importantly, the way they act.

Wearing a hat is a pseudo alcohol buzz.

Don a hat and we immediately feel more courage, more confidence, more bravado.

Why?

Maybe because…

Hats are often worn as part of an accomplishment: a team, an affiliation, a milestone – a proposed statement of proof that effort and dues have been paid, and that the hat stands for something important.

And sometimes, simply earning the right to go on vacation and celebrate by wearing a hat can signal proof we’ve earned something.

Put on a Disney Goofy Hat and see what permissions you immediately feel – silliness, fun, unconventional, etc.

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Being Brave

RIP Scott

caricature of jeff noel
Photo: From a Denver conference – free caricatures. Relevance to today’s post – smiling through the loss.

January 24 (yesterday), 2013 a colleague sent our team an email and then took his life.

From the first week 20 years ago in 1999 when i began my Disney Speaking career, i felt compelled and obligated to always offer every audience a balance between Pixie Dust (our vision) and Reality.

It is good to frequently pause to recall the past.

Scott and i spent a good deal of time traveling domestically and internationally for some big clients.

Disney is not immune to unmagical things.

The A-Z list of things every organization struggles with, we do too.

That’s why my messages and context neutral Disney Business insights will help any person, at any level, in any industry.

Super excited to grow my impact in 2019.

Scott, you’d be proud.

PS. When working with Scott, the highest compliment you could receive from him was his Manhatten-influenced feedback, “That didn’t suck.”

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Could This Change Your Life?

Better to set and fail than not set and fail

Hyatt Grand Hotel Bogota
Inside the Hyatt.

 

“Setting challenges is part of me, it’s part of my DNA,” Dave McGillivray says. “I can be okay with missing my goals. To me that’s not a failure. But not setting goals, that does seem like more of a failure.”

Full Runner’s World article here.

The article is about a 64-year old guy who’s recently had triple bypass heart surgery.

Reread his quote three sentences above.

Then think about your own life.

And ask yourself a simple question, “What are my important goals?”

Regardless of your answer, your answer should serve you well.

 

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