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Professionally Speaking

Secret hack to improve your work

Screen capture from a participants (at this conference) social media feed.

The secret hack to improving your work?

The way to get better is to get better at getting better.

Never considered myself a storyteller. In fact i considered myself the opposite, a poor storyteller. Poor storytellers are best when they are silent.

One day, with Leslie Bays-Baker in a private, nine-executive multi-day engagement, i told the closing story and tied the story’s point to the thesis statement for the class’s entire four days.

After the group graduated and left the classroom on day four, Leslie shared, “I loved your personal story and how you connected it back to the content and the audience.”

Leslie’s feedback changed the course of my speaking career because for the first time, it felt as if i was a purposeful storyteller.

Have never looked backed from that defining moment.

Blogging every morning for 11 years was birthed out of the desire to become a better storyteller, and perhaps some day to become a master storyteller.

Why?

To dream, create, and inspire.

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No really

Change is in the air

Change is in the air.

Change is in the air.

Cheryl retires in one week, after 36 years at Disney.

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No really

No, this time i mean it!

Three cubs are rare. Three determined efforts to transform is rare too.

No, this time i really mean it!

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What?

Quit drinking.

Oh, and writing five daily, differently-themed blog posts for 100 consecutive days.

Both succeeded only after two failed attempts at, ” No, this time i really mean it!”

They say third time’s a charm.

True that.

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Podcast

Show notes

Jody Maberry took down 21 of the original 22 episodes and posted a placeholder episode as well. Everything changes in 14 days.

First three If Disney Ran Your Life show notes.

Official Season, Season 3.

  • Episode 1: Kuwait
  • Official launch – If Disney Ran Your Life
  • .think .differently about everything
  • Personal vibrancy
  • Balance is not a myth
  • Challenge: none
  • Episode 2: Mickey’s Retreat (WDW)
  • Personal vibrancy
  • High expectations
  • Metric for balance
  • Challenge: What is best metric to measure balance?
  • Episode 3: Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort
  • jeff’s meltdown
  • What this podcast is not
  • Podcast target audience
  • Challenge: none

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Blogging & Social Media

Insane is as insane does

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Branded photo? Of course. When you Google “World record for most blog posts by a single author”, you will hopefully see this photo.

Insane is as insane does.

Not sure if there’s any point in starting an 11th year of daily prolific blog writing.

Two mornings from now, that will be one of two options. The other option is to stop writing five daily, differently-themed blog posts.

What’s the point of continuing?

The cumulative effort from a decade of five-a-day blogging (minimum) has resulted in having written over 2,000 more blog posts than the current posted world record for the number of blog posts written by a single (professional) author.

The posted Guinness world record is 17, 212 posts.

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