Are you by design or by default?

Is your corporate cultureBy Design” or “By Default“?

Do you even know what I’m taking about?

Is your personal cultureBy Design” or “By Default“?

Or, does your culture “just sort of happen”?

I’d bet a majority of you still don’t know what I’m talking about.  That’s ok.  No worries.  Hakuna matata.

When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.

Make your day purposeful, by design.  If you don’t, who will?  Carpe diem, jungle jeff  🙂

What does EPCOT stand for?

What does EPCOT stand for?

Every Person Comes Out Tired!

What?

Just kidding.  You can take the boy out of the Jungle Cruise, but you can’t take the Jungle Cruise out of the boy.

EPCOT stands for Experimental Prototype Community Of Tomorrow.

That’s what Walt Disney called Walt Disney World, before it was officially named Walt Disney World.  The entire 43-square mile piece of alligator, snake and mosquito infested swampland he called EPCOT.

He said it would never be completed.  He added, “The sketches and plans you see here are simply a starting point. Our first overall thinking.”  As he continued, “Our plans may change time and time again.”  He gave us permission to take his crazy, “impossible” vision and find the best way to get to our destination – “that EPCOT will always be a showcase for American ingenuity.”

And so it is with me.  And with you too.  Who wouldn’t want to always be in a state of becoming.  Always changing and growing -serving more people in more ways.  Then those people go out and do the same.  We know this as “the ripple effect”.

Who’s helping you?   Who’s holding you accountable?

At last week’s National Speakers Association Winter Conference, prior to the opening Keynote speech from Roxanne Emmerich ( https://www.emmerichgroup.com/ ), author of  “Thank God It’s Monday:  Kicking Butt and Taking Names to Grow Your Business”, we were asked to find one or two accountability partners.  It was great to establish this upfront.

Carpe diem, jungle jeff  🙂

Why 17.84 ?

What’s significant about 17.84?

That’s what Disney stock closed at today.  As in $17.84 a share.  That’s a 52-week New York Stock Exchange low.  (The official low today was $17.72, but the close was $17.84)

Because of the strength of the Disney Company brand (Magic), Disney tends to be one of the last to feel recessions and one of the first to recover.

Today’s closing Disney stock price reinforces the mantra: “It’s not the Magic that makes it work, it’s the work that makes it Magic.”

Disney’s Magic is revealed in what they conceal.  The work.  The work is what they never let you see.

What are you willing to let your customers see?  What do you painstakingly make invisible?  Bet no one’s ever asked you that before!

What would you, or your organization, look like if everyone started to think this way?

If you have any professional sense, to me, you would let that statement resonate.   I hope you like your answers.  If you don’t.  You have options.

Some of them are right under your nose.

Carpe diem, jungle jeff  🙂

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Walt Disney said so

‘It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.”

“If you can dream it, you can do it.”

“Laughter is no enemy to learning.”

When was the last time you had the chance to hear someone speak to your organization who really created positive energy and excitement?  When the goals you dream start to seem within reach, because your speaker inspired you to clarify your vision, and communicate it in a way that inspires interest and creates followers?  When you start to actually believe that anything is possible?

If it’s been recent, great!  That’s awesome news.

Walt Disney was a genius.  But you already knew that, right?

Make 2009 GREAT!  Because if you don’t, who will?

Carpe diem,  jungle jeff  🙂

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Does Tiger Woods have a coach?

First of all, it’s amazing this is the first post here since November 17, 2008.  Can you believe that?

I can’t.  It boggles the mind how time flies.

Anyway, wanted to ask you this.  “Does Tiger Woods have a coach”?

Is his coach a better golfer? Then why on earth does Tiger have a coach? Seriously. Have you ever thought about that?

I’d like to recommend Disney Institute.  Walt Disney was a creative genius.

This is the very reason why Disney Institute makes sense for individuals and organizations desiring to become world-class.

Why?

If I have to explain it, you won’t understand.   Disney Institute doesn’t know more about your business than you do, but they serve businesses like Tiger’s coach serves him.

If you don’t make benchmarking a priority, who will?

Go to www.disneyinstitute.com to learn how you can become, or stay, world-class.