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Emotion Trumps Everything

The secret ingredient is optimism

Mickey and Minnie Mouse
Yesterday, the Castle forecourt was uncrowded, sunny and bright, loud, and Magical.

The secret ingredient is optimism.

This hit me yesterday while spending four hours, unexpectedly, at Magic Kingdom. Optimism is our (Disney’s) super power, not Magic.

i misjudged Walt Disney World’s closing by one day, and am so glad for the error.

Seriously, thinking about a Disney-less world, it was almost like heartbreak.

Our world needs Disney.

Our world needs optimism.

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If Disney Ran Your Life

If Disney Ran Your Podcast ™

Spent hours storyboarding/brainstorming the end of Season Three and the next six seasons.
Yesterday, a last minute idea to have a placeholder episode so we can remove the first 22 practice episodes yet still have some content there until the official release, which is about 5-6 weeks away.

If Disney Ran Your Life.

A podcast.

Will your podcast be different?

Better?

Purposeful?

What makes a Podcast exciting and inspiring?

What do Podcasts need in order to be remarkable?

How do you help as many people as possible – to grow something from nothing? To help others grow something from nothing. How?

Make being uncomfortable your new comfort zone?

Legit?

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Final 120 Days

Magic for Sale

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Yeah, i know a thing or two about Disney.

Magic for Sale?

Yes, since 1984-ish, when Tom Peters released the book, “In Search of Excellence”.

We began packaging our world-class Disney business insights and ran seminars out of Disney University until we needed a new venue, and thus Disney Institute was born.

You can also buy some Magic formulas from me and a host of other Disney Keynote Speakers.

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Disney Brand Loyalty Book

Pixie Dust versus Reality

Disney leadership speaker
Pixie dust vs reality.

 

Pixie Dust versus Reality.

 

The truth?

Yes, please.

Ok.

You should sit down for this.

Pixie Dust and hard work (focus and discipline) are synonymous.

But non-Disney business professionals attending Disney Institute multi-day courses or keynote speeches never want to believe it comes down to focus and discipline.

So i coined the phrase, “Pixie Dust versus Reality”, as a segue to a candid conversation which serves as the catalyst for a blunt personal inventory about beliefs, effort, and results.

It makes honest people uncomfortable – in a good way.

It makes pessimists and naysayers spout excuses – so predictably.

It’s not the Magic that makes it work, it’s the hard work that makes it Magic.

 

PS. Indebted to Mary Flynn for her writing genius.

 

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Disney Brand Loyalty Book

You’d never believe backstage Disney looks so unmagical

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Backstage is clean, functional, and efficient.

 

You’d never believe backstage Disney looks so unmagical.

Disney backstage areas are clean, functional and efficient, but they will never win any awards for being Magical.

Why?

Roy Disney said, “Only spend money on things the camera can see.”

What is the camera?

Our Guests’ eyes.

If our Guests can’t see it, we don’t spend money on it.

Think about your garage, attic, and closets.

Now compare them to your living room, kitchen, and front door area.

You are naturally applying the same concept.

 

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