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Wednesday Quotes, 4/5

He who cannot change the very fabric of his thought will never be able to change reality. – Anwar al-Sadat

Personal leadership change (transformation), changes reality. Nothing else.

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Do Not Collect

jungle jeff is….

jungle jeff is about your career, and managing your contribution to society. In other words…it’s your J-O-B! What you are paid to do. Society pays us according to our contribution.

It’s about personal leadership.Whatever you are, be a really good one.

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Anyone Else Think Like This?

Shoulda, Woulda, Coulda

Photo From Seth Godin's Linchpin
Photo From Seth Godin's Linchpin

Ever catch yourself, in a random moment, maybe eating lunch, or watching an inspirational movie or commercial, thinking to yourself…

I should have.

I would have.

I could have.

But now it’s too late.

No.

It’s not.

It’s never too late.

Is it?

Oh, I know what happens, we get so busy, because we’re not very organized, and so we fool ourselves into thinking our dreams are impossible.

The Workday Begins the Night Before

Is Disney World Our Hometown?
Is Disney World Our Hometown?

Living in Central Florida, surrounded by Palm Trees and Sunshine is well, glorious. (That’s just wrong to write something like that in the middle of Winter, isn’t it?)

Alright, let’s try this – living next to Walt Disney World, with all it’s Theme parks, luxurious Disney resorts, stunning landscape, friendly Cast Members, spectacular entertainment, and first class dining is well, glorious.  (Okay, strike two, right?)

Well, last night I began planning today’s work.  It started with a vision for what I need to do today and how well it should be done.

Is there ever a day when we can not worry about delivering exceptional customer service, or as Disney labels it, magical Guest experiences?  No seriously, Disney has a standard where 99 out of 100 is failure. There is never a day where mediocrity is acceptable.  NEVER.

One of the secrets of great leaders is to begin the day’s work the night before.

But you already knew that, right?

Are The Long Hours Worth It?

Heads Or Tails?
Heads Or Tails?

Age-old question.

What do you think?  What’s your opinion?

“It depends,” is the first thing that comes to mind.  Mostly the long hours are worth it.  If.

If?

Yes, if.

If it drives your ego, your title, your salary, your corner office, your feeling of self-worth – then no.

If it drives your ability to make a difference: to expand your reach, your relevance, your impact – then yes.

The challenge, when you’re insanely busy, is to not confuse the two.

Any one need a quarter?