Because of my insider position, since 1999, in the improvement industry, it is easy to testify about the prevailing, perverse, and utterly misleading (read lying) information that gurus and wanna-be’s peddle to make a living.
Even at Disney Institute, the insider joke was and still is, “Never let a good story get in the way of the truth.”
By the way, i taught at Disney Institute from 1999-2014. That’s a heck of a run.
i made it, and continue to make it, my personal mission to never let a false or misleading story to ever be told. Ever. For any reason. Period.
If the shoe fits.
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In the screen shot message above, i can tell you as a highly paid motivational speaker, you are not going to be able to do this fast. Anyone promising fast results is someone you should avoid.
Our social media outlets portray a super savvy entrepreneur who is crushing it.
Behind closed doors it’s more like we are getting crushed.
Shhh, don’t tell anyone.
Here’s the issue. Everyone is trying to follow the recipes and formulas the gurus promise will lead to your quick, amazing results.
For every successful entrepreneur who’s cut the corporate cord and is going after the “work-from-home-Internet-based-startup” business, there are hundreds, maybe more, that live in this “getting crushed”world.
What’s missing from the guru’s advice?
And the truth is, there is no special formula. If there was, everyone would become “amazingly successful”. Quickly.
The good lie is the skeptic’s best friend because a lie worth telling is the supreme demonstration of love. Watched The Good Lie yesterday on an iPhone during the flight from Disneyland to Walt Disney World. An inspiring story of tragedy and hope.
Love and leadership have no place in the West’s dog-eat-dog business world.
That’s what we’ve come to believe.
Focus on business results. Increase shareholder value.
What if we’re wrong?
What if love is the ticket to organizational growth?