The teen asked the dad, “Are you high?”

Code School at Envy Labs in Orlando
Code School at Envy Labs in Orlando.


The teen asked his dad, “Are you high?”

Dad, “Yes. High on life.”

Unintentionally fell into a huge reduction in caffeine intake while visiting out-of-state family over Christmas break.

Plus, 13 years alcohol (and smoke) free.

Plus breaking free of the corporate leash. (even though it was a labor of love)

Getting regular, adequate rest.

Here’s what chemical dependance hides from us: our body creates it’s own high once it realizes we are committed to it.

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Overcoming Addiction

Overcoming Addiction.

Disney has taught me to analyze my leadership values.  And more than that, to analyze my leadership behaviors.

Funny thing is, my values and my behaviors were contradictory.

The other funny thing, I was clueless.  Seriously clueless.  The origin of the phrase blind spot comes from the fact that everyone can see it but one person – they have a blind spot.

Plus, everyone else is chicken to say anything, because confrontation is uncomfortable, and many times, ugly.

Who wants that?  Who needs that?  Not me.  Not you.  No one is lining up for that kind of stress.

So I confronted myself.  It was not ugly, but is was uncomfortable.  And then it was impossible.  I had suspected it for years, but only casually, because the truth would mean I had dramatic life-altering changes to make.

I’ll tell you more tomorrow, or maybe later this week.  We’ll see.  For now though, carpe diem, jungle jeff 🙂