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Final 120 Days

Read leadership books

Grinnell Glacier hike, looking down on Lower Grinnell Lake.

Read leadership books, but be careful in selecting which ones will get your attention.

Many leadership authors are interested in making a living and don’t have time to practice everything they preach.

How do i know?

i’ve been in the industry since 1999.

i know things only insiders know.

Son, you are fortunate to read these daily blogs.

Balance is not a myth.

True personal leadership is balancing mind, body, spirit, money, and hq.

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Final 120 Days

Please think deeply about not exercising

Mark and i worked together at Disney’s Grand Floridian and Spa as well as Disney Institute, probably 20 years total.

Please think deeply about not exercising.

Totally agree with Mark.

Yes and, there are many leaders who do not exercise regularly, do not eat well-balanced nutrition, nor do they insist on adequate sleep.

If they are not trusting themselves to get and stay healthy, why would we trust them with stuff at work?

When experts talk, listen to the entire message. Cues and clues are everywhere.

Son, you have developed a keen sense of awareness in reading people. Trust your gut.

Sometimes your gut will be wrong. This is rare. Play the odds that your gut is your best defense and offense.

PS. Walt was an amazing visionary leader. He also died from lung cancer. Rumor is that the Disney point came from photoshopped photos of Walt’s cigarettes being removed, leaving behind two fingers as if in a point.

PSS. In the 1980’s at Disney’s Contemporary Resort lobby Concierge Desk, i made change for a $20 bill for Roy E. Disney. In that brief encounter i saw how Roy’s fingers were permanently stained from smoking. His fingers…that’s a lot of smoking.

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Professionally Speaking

Most rehearsed ​speech ever

Lake McDonald Lodge
Hoping to speak in Glacier National Park in the near future. Lake McDonald Lodge pictured above.

Most rehearsed speech since 1999? Tomorrow’s Leadership keynote.

Why?

Experimenting with doing more in less time. Same speaking client as last year, but with 60 minutes less time. To convey the same message with less will require a great level of precision.

Perhaps after speaking for 20 years, i’ve finally learned how to rehearse. It sure feels like it. And it feels good. Better late than never.

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Professionally Speaking

To excellence and beyond

Toy Story gang
The Toy Story gang at Baring Falls in Glacier National Park.

“To excellence and beyond.”

The goal of great leadership is to inspire every employee to deliver excellence all the time, every time. And to do so willingly and exceptionally.

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Could This Change Your Life?

There’s a time and a place to give up

quitting
Sad, but true. Do want you want to do with your life. It’s your life. Balance is a moving target.

There’s a time and a place to give up.

You can only learn this by experimenting with your judgment – this is your personal leadership responsibility.

Often, the test results from your experimenting won’t be available for months, years, even decades.

For example, giving up on staying active, eating and resting well, and staying motivated and having fun won’t generally reveal what a mistake that was until decades later.

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