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No really

Let this be a reminder how frustrate​d i was

Let this be a reminder how frustrate​d i was.

To the wrong person, you can see it, right?

Ego. He just likes using his photo.

Yeah, that’s it.

Happy present moment.

Anyone who owns their own business understands that it’s different than working for someone else. Entirely different. There isn’t a thing as a business owner that you don’t have to be concerned with. You’re responsible for it all.

All. Of. It.

Every. Day.

All. Day.

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Disney Brand Loyalty Book

Pixie Dust versus Reality

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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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Dear Son

Such is life

Healthcare excellence
What are the odds of a LinkedIn post hitting my feed yesterday?

 

From the previous post’s insight on nature, this human incident is a reminder that before advances in civilization and healthcare, an injured creature has little hope for survival. Nature is brutal (and beautiful).

But humans have discovered means to advance (evolve) in ways we rarely see in other species.

Human intellect solves many challenges. It also creates many challenges.

Such is life. Such is nature.

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No really

Feel free to stop reading this if your career is going great

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In the classroom, i always talk about the balance between pixie dust and reality. Reality is quite harsh sometimes.

 

David Wong’s 2012 manifesto: 6 Harsh Truths That Will Make You A Better Person is filled with profanity, humor, guilt, and insight. Warning, the article is full of profanity. If profanity offends you or if rampant profanity will paralyze you from being open to the deeper message behind the post, i recommend you don’t click through. And the first paragraph (below) is the only one without profanity. One final thing, there’s a video in #3 that i couldn’t watch because i found it disgusting…i highly recommend skipping it. (So disgusting that i almost canceled this post. And that’s part of the message – we are not going to like everything the world puts before us – yet some of life’s most important messages are only found there.)

PS. Compared to the video (your clue before you click on it is the guy in a speedo and a blue cape), i saw a news story last night about a 15-year old who was wrongly imprisoned for murder. Weeks after his sentencing, the real killer confessed to the five murders. Unfortunately, the young man spent nine years imprisoned before finally being set free. That story makes me sick to my stomach and makes the obnoxious video seem irrelevant.

Here’s the first paragraph:

Feel free to stop reading this if your career is going great, you’re thrilled with your life, and you’re happy with your relationships. Enjoy the rest of your day, friend, this article is not for you. You’re doing a great job, we’re all proud of you. So you don’t feel like you wasted your click, here’s a picture of Lenny Kravitz wearing a gigantic scarf.

 

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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.

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This is a tough pill to swallow

Patty Smyth CD 1992
Yesterday while writing, between Buffett and Springsteen…Patty Smyth.

 

How many of us when we were young would settle for what we have now?

Career success and career happiness are often mutually exclusive.

It’s just so easy to play it safe.

So we do.

And we settle.

For safety.

Safety doesn’t deliver success or happiness.

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