How we falsely judge ourselves

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The partnership with Jody Maberry involves the transferability of using .think .differently in everything we do.

Picture a 17-year Disney Resort Operations Leadership veteran starting a new career as an official Keynote Speaker for Disney Institute.

Talk about a career change.

And the new speaker never carried a desire to become a public speaker.


Pause and contemplate this…

We judge ourselves on our intentions, others judge us on our behaviors.

It was a personal mission to make the above statement my thesis for Disney’s Approach to Leadership Excellence. 

i learned, embraced, and taught this Disney Leadership business insight my entire Disney Institute career from 1999 – 2014.

Note: When i began teaching the four-day open-enrollment classes at Walt Disney World in 1999, i began asking questions i thought everyone should have a ready answer to, but no one did.

Astonished, yet optimistic, i forged my own hypothesis based on 15+ years in Disney front-line and front-line leadership roles.

It was the catalyst for my life mantra:

.think .differently

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You cannot live on thoughts (intentions)

Disney World Christmas parade filming
Enjoying the morning and appreciating the privilege to live like i mean it.


Disney World Christmas parade filming
As a Cast Member, this is a typical work day occurrence.


Disney World Christmas parade filming
A final photo before running home.



You cannot live on thoughts (intentions). You can only live on actions.

No one builds a life (or a reputation) based on what they’re gonna do someday.




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Two Out of Three Ain't Bad
Two Out of Three Ain't Bad

Recently read a Facebook update from a friend, and, an aspiring, passionate person who’s launching a new career.

The Facebook update said to this effect, “I didn’t get the job…I learned more in one night than I did in a whole year in school.”

How powerful is that?

When was the last time any of us said something like that?

Do you:

  1. Love to learn at an accelerated pace?
  2. Value a great education?
  3. Act in a manner that mirrors your belief system?

Odds are, we all said, “Yes!”

To all three.

I say, “Doubtful.”  It’s number three that gets us in conflict.

What we see in the mirror and what others see in the mirror, almost without exception, are two different things.