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The promiscuousness of choice

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My final Cross-U shift on New Year’s Eve day 2013 at the Popcorn Cart in front of The Chamber of Commerce on Main Street USA.
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Carl Matlock, friend and Disney colleague, is intentional with this candy dish on his desk.
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End of 2013, signing piles of my first book.

The promiscuousness of choice.

Tempting to not take the time, effort, and risk to decide for ourselves – out of all the noise – what our simple and guiding principles will be for our mind, body, spirit, work, and home.

At some point, we really should decide.

Growing up, it would have been great to have had a wise elder convince me of this through their own example.

Instead, becoming a Father in 2000, in my early 40’s, was the catalyst for personal transformation.

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Less busy-ness, more present-ness

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Couple nights ago at Disney’s Flagship Resort for Disney Resorts world-wide.

Continuously working to reduce the administrative work i’ve been accustomed to do as a solo entrepreneur.

Why?

There are people who are pros at things i will never be a pro at.

There are things i do that i’m a pro at and no one but me can deliver that thing.

The goal is to generate creative and fulfilling employment opportunities for others while reducing my workload to only the things i excel at.

The net outcome is to increase more discretionary time to simply be present. 

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Look left, look right

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Logan Pass, looking left.

 

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Logan Pass, looking right.

 

Look left, look right.

Look left, look right, look left – this is traditional “cross-the-road safety training” for toddlers.

To over-focus is easy and it goes like this…

Look left, look right, look left, look right.

The extra inch is scalable, easy, and better.

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We (Disney) are famous for our attention to detail

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Attention to detail.

 

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Over-focus on the same things others under-focus on or ignore.

 

We (Disney) are famous for our attention to detail.

Simply put…

We (Disney) over-focus on the same things others under-focus on or ignore.

 

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If Disney Ran Your Life

Blinding flash of the obvious (again)

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Summer 2009, age 50, Finland, Masters Track & Field World Championships.

 

So easy to not see the forest for the trees, right?

Having a clear picture of the whole system and how everything relates would have given me a new perspective on the choices i needed to make.

Broadening the goal from focusing on completing a half-marathon let’s say, to include having a body capable of competing at a higher level, changes how I would view all of the smaller decisions in my exercise transformation.

Moving my goal from winning a local Masters track meet, to winning the State Championship, to aiming for the National Championships final, to competing at the World Championships – this was an excellent example in practicing the art of over-focusing on what i used to under-focus on or ignore.

Prior to the impossible goal of the world championships in 2009, my excuse for eating poorly was that i was burning so many calories with all the exercise i was doing.

My excuse for not stretching was that i was putting in so much time exercising.

My excuse for not sleeping sufficiently was that i had to make up the time i put into training.

Had i focused on the performance of my health metrics, rather than the physical aspect of training, i would have made better decisions with food, stretching, and sleeping.

All of that to get to this…

A goal of growing your revenue doesn’t fix a spending problem.

A goal of exercising more doesn’t fix an eating problem.

Sure they’ll make things look better for a while, but you’ll still be making choices that undermine the real goal.

You have to look at the whole of something before you can break it down.

When we understand the entirety of the system and the actual goal we’re trying to achieve, the better our day to day decisions will be.

Who knew?

 

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