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Emotion Trumps Everything

The Executives were inspired with what i thought was routine

 

Disney Leadership author jeff noel
To document the journey is not self-indulgent, it’s marketing, and cultural documentation for your company.

 

What i thought was routine inspired the executives.

i love helping C-Suite executives see the light.

My gift from 30 years at Disney is the ability to illuminate cultural architecture for world-class organizational vibrancy.

Think of the architecture as cultural blueprints.

Senior leadership has intentionally built in everything they need for corporate wellness.

 

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Dear Son

Dear inspiration

Disney Move It, Shake It, Celebrate It parade
The Move It, Shake It, Celebrate It (MiSiCi) parade created a 30-minute wait on the bus – which was perfect for writing.

 

Disney leadership author & speaker
Haven’t been on the double-decker bus in many years…because it hasn’t run in many years.

 

Disney leadership author & speaker
Had this seat for 30 minutes before i was distracted with driving to Cinderella Castle.

 

Dear inspiration,

Last night as i entered Town Square for the sixth consecutive day – writing my first Disney business book – you surprised me with the main Street Double-Decker bus.

Wow.

What fun.

Not what i was expecting.

It was better.

Better is what inspiration lives for, in my opinion.

 

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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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Inspirational Nuggets

Truth be told about inspiration

Virginia Falls hike
Up we go, another 50 stories.

 

Virginia Falls hike
Made it. Virginia Falls.

 

Virginia Falls hike
The dare would have seen us walk halfway down this fallen log and jump in.

 

Virginia Falls hike
We climbed a little higher to get to the base of Virginia Falls.

 

Virginia Falls hike
Hiking back to the Baring Falls dock and the return to Rising Sun Marina.

 

Virginia Falls hike
Last year’s wildfire happened shortly after we returned home. The damage was more extensive than i thought.

 

Virginia Falls hike
Same boat, different dock, another stunning view.

 

Virginia Falls hike
Mountain living.

 

Inspiration is so underrated because most have never spent a lifetime working where (Disney) it’s clearly seen as a competitive advantage. Glacier is inspiring. Making this visit a priority is also inspiring.

 

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This website is about our career health. To leave this site to read today’s post on my home health website, click here.

 

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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Being Brave

So what? (reprise)

Game changing companies
Photo from LinkedIn. Credit to IBM, @ibmge

 

This photo is great, all the way up to the point when my conscience demands, “So what?”

So what am i going to do with this information, feel good?

No really, this is a ridiculously serious question and my answer matters.

A lot.

Feeling good does nothing for transforming my business or my life.

In every case, prevailing and traditional thought lowers my bar about what’s possible.

Follow the tried and true, right?

Don’t mess with the recipe for success.

The gurus and experts hand us the tried and true recipes.

Right?

You’re joking, right?

This is where the inspiring photo made me pause and take stock.

i, jeff noel, a keynote speaker, may not be an Uber or Facebook, but in the Professional Speaking world, i’m on a journey in the opposite direction of the tired and true professional speaker best practices.

So what have i done with, you know, “feeling good” about disruption?

For starters:

1. My website is an acoustic version. Boarding on amateurish. Why? Because i’m not trying to impress you with graphic design.

2. No one (that i’ve ever seen) lists their speaking fees. On the first click after landing on my site, boom, there they are. My fees are high enough to scare most people away. Perfect.

3. No video clips of me speaking. Gasp….oh my goodness, are you nuts?

4. No email subscription list. Double gasp. Why? Most people can’t keep up. Decision makers aren’t subscribing to email lists; they don’t have the bandwidth.

5. i don’t share my content online. Rather, visitors discover clear, concise, and compelling questions, paradox, and common sense. The karma is that i solve for what most consider unsolvable. But i do it in person, for a fee. It’s more than fair. In fact, it’s game changing.

Here’s the bottomline: If you are going to preach that you offer something different and impactful, start with your online personality. Predictable and acceptable? Unpredictable and intriguing?

 

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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.

This website is about our career health. To leave this site to read today’s post on my home health website, click here.

 

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Anyone Else Think Like This?

What’s today’s fire index?

Fall wildflowers
A few days ago walking to an “interview”. The door caught my eye.

 

When we walk out our door into the busy world each morning, what’s on our mind that inspires us to no end?

Is it one thing all day long or a series of small things, constantly changing before our very eyes.

Is it the morning sun illuminating the flowering weeds next to the unmaintained street?

Is it the decision to slow the pace of life down and walk instead of drive?

Is it the decision to fly all day to meet someone versus just speaking on the phone?

The answer, it would seem, is always “Yes”.

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