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You gonna use that minute?

Disney Characters at Granite Park Chalet
GNP. Sunset, from Granite Park Chalet. The Sun will be gone in one minute.

I would willingly stand at street corners, hat in hand, begging passers-by to drop their unused minutes into it.

Bernard Berenson

This is not mobile calling minutes, this is minutes in the day.

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Could This Change Your Life?

Be your own personal consultant

Disney Operations leaders
Jungle Jeff at the world-famous Jungle Cruise last night. This time of year it’s creatively renamed The Jingle Cruise.

Be your own personal consultant:

  • Identify performance gaps
  • Establish business case for bridging the gaps
  • Identify incremental outcomes from DIY or hiring outside
  • Establish business case for hiring help

The goal is to outsource your weaknesses and inefficiencies to experts and or purchase software to eliminate redundant and lower cost tasks.

 

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Disney Brand Loyalty Book

Are you optimized for management or innovation?

Innovation obstacles
Are you heavily structured for management or innovation?

 

Do you see the time you use for becoming a category of one at work as an expense to be managed or as a non-negotiable investment?

 

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Dear Son

Time management is about energy, not time

Muhlenberg dining hall
We drove as a Family to breakfast.

 

Muhlenberg dining hall
Our student tour guide described this dining hall as a cross between Hogwarts and a Ski Lodge.

 

Muhlenberg dining hall
Panorama.

 

walking in Allentown
Walking back to College hours after breakfast. This doubled my walking mileage for the day.

 

walking in Allentown
To show how close the Teddy Bears in the car are to the road.

 

Time Management shouldn’t be driven by a to-do list. Time management needs to be driven by priorities.

Giving attention to your responsibilities is hard to do because it takes time, focus, and self-discipline.

Who’s got time for that?

Focus, discipline, and expending energy (not time) is what elevates my life from survival to thriving.

Time and energy rarely walk together as equals.

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Dear Son

Mastering email

Email organization
Example of digital email folders.

 

Email organization
Example of digital email sub-folders within folders.

 

Challenged him late last night to spend today and tomorrow getting some personal organizational structure in place, particularly with email.

Without digital email folders, email becomes much more difficult to master.

My goal with email has evolved over 20 years and last year took a dramatic leap forward.

i do not go to bed until all three folders are empty:

  1. Inbox
  2. Deleted
  3. Sent

Am i serious? Yes.

Is it easy? No.

Am i able to do it? Yes, everyday for 13 months straight.

(Note, add three more months since this was written)

 

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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.