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Being Brave

To the future

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While the blogs are 10 years old, the “If Disney Ran Your Life” Podcast is only 10 weeks old.

To the future.

Keep moving forward…opening new doors. – Walt

It’s easy to make decisions when you know what your values are. – Roy

If your goal isn’t impossible, you’re not reaching high enough. – jeff

Profit was the goal for Roy. For Walt, profit was the reward.

Walt and Roy were a great duo.

Operationally, profit as the reward is the only scalable, sustainable, long-term way to engage the hearts of the people doing the hard work. With an engaged heart, you’ve got a committed (versus a strictly compliant) team member.

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Freaks unite

Leadership is seeing the future before anyone else

Leaders see the future before anyone else.

And the best followers are early adopters.

Risk-takers, both of them.

And without both, our lives would not progress with the breakthroughs.

We need one person to identify and the other person to embrace.

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Dear Son

Dear Future me

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The four obvious boxes are surrounded by a fifth, larger box. Clockwise starting upper left: mind, body, money (work), spirit and the large box holding those four is HQ (home).

 

Dear Future me,

Enjoy the harvest from your lifelong commitment to excellence.

Enjoy the harvest from your drive, your creativity, and your (growing) wisdom.

Enjoy it all, even when your efforts seem in vain.

Trust me, when you balance your time energy across mind, body, spirit, work, and home, you’ll become remarkable at what you were placed on Earth to do.

The world craves remarkable. It’s what moves our species forward.

It’s also what makes our fear and doubt excuses invalid.

 

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If Disney Ran Your Life

Patience is a virtue and challenging to apply 100%

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Apple Store Genius Bar appointment to replace cracked screen. A week’s wait for an appointment, a $99 deductible, and a one-hour wait is a small price to pay for a better future.

 

Patience is a virtue and challenging to apply 100% of the time.

But that’s what great leadership (and parenting) is all about, being consistent when the pressures tempt us to loose our patience.

Leadership is also about seeing ahead and preparing a future that is better than now, much better.

One small hairline crack from a single dropped iPhone led to a set of spider-web cracks after a second drop one week later. Heading back to Glacier National Park for a week i don’t want a third drop to render the iPhone useless.

Plan ahead.

Simple.

Not easy.

Temptation to wait almost always runs high.

 

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On April Fool’s Day 2009, jeff noel began writing five daily, differently-themed blogs (on five different sites). It was to be a 100-day self-imposed “writer’s bootcamp”, in preparation for writing his first book. He hasn’t missed a single day since.

 

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No really

Is Balance the future of work?

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(photo: The W does not stand for Walt Disney, it stands for WordPress – which supports more than 20% of the World’s websites.)

Balance is the future of work. Or so some claim.

Impossible, right?

Probably.

That’s why Mid Life Celebration set out in 1999 to make it happen in spite of it’s nonexistence in the workplace.

Necessity is the mother of invention.

Mid Life Celebration will not receive any awards for creating the formula for balance, but it’s founder, jeff noel, did receive The Walt Disney Lifetime Achievement Award, twice, during his 30-years Disney career.

PS. This is only important if you are looking to hire the best catalytic keynote speaker money can buy. If you’re going to believe in something important, believe in it all the way.

Why?

It’s contagious.

(also extremely contagious is not believing all the way)

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