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Jody Maberry said some stuff i never saw coming

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Today talked about some stuff that i never saw coming.

Jody Maberry said some stuff i never saw coming.

Like what?

Well, Jody’s biggest observation was one i had forgotten about. Jody shared how i asked him to allow me to do an approach to podcasting that may fail, when we first discussed how we’d approach working together for the first time.

To me, that isn’t noteworthy.

i mean, why would you ever not being willing to fail?

Failure isn’t fatal (yes, there are exceptions, especially in war) and embracing failure is the only way to flourish creatively.

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One Question A Day?

Will you regret this failure?

From an App last night. Benchmarking their pitch and seeing if it lives up to the hype.

We fear failure.

So we don’t take the risk.

Ask yourself, “Will i regret this if it fails?”

The instinctive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift. – Albert Einstein

 

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No really

Overachieving and delusional sounds about right

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Took this photo of a Walt Disney World storm drain cover in Magic Kingdom.

 

A few days ago, our 2017 income taxes were filed.

Joyce, our tax preparer since 2010, and i reminisced how the first six years my business didn’t make a dime. However, i was still full-time at Disney and had a steady salary.

And this is significant because i was afraid the IRS would think i wasn’t serious – just another fool who thought they had something special the world would pay a lot of money for.

Perhaps i was a fool in more ways than one – delusional writer and small business entrepreneur.

 

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Dear Son

We literally have to fail our way to success

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Mark answered questions with CNN last night about the data breach. With the world watching and Facebook’s future at risk, Mark still decided to show up in a t-shirt. Gutsy.

 

If you’re not prepared to be wrong (aka failure), you’ll never come up with anything original.

We literally have to fail our way to success.

Who knew?

 

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Authenticity

Tell us about “Life after Disney”

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September 27, 2017…today’s post reminds me the first six years of my business (2008-2014, while still at Disney), i didn’t make a dime.

 

Good morning New Years Eve.

Ahhh, the final day of 2017.

Hoping when this post goes live in 30 days, my signed contracts will have generated almost as much revenue as all of 2017.

Impossible, right?

To not yet be into the second month of the year (when this goes live) and be just shy of last year’s total revenue is something i never saw coming.

Note: 2017 was by far the best of my first three years on my own, or “Life after Disney” as some say. So to be within striking distance of topping the best year ever is surreal.

Second note: The final seven months (May-Dec) of my second year (2016) i had no contracts – a seven-month drought. Plus, there were no contracts for 2017. This is about as scary as it gets. “Maybe i was wrong about leaving Disney” permeated my waking thoughts.

Hope and faith sustained me when all seemed lost.

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