As real as it gets

Disney Resort Lobby


(photo: Disney’s Yacht Club Resort main lobby yesterday at lunch.)

Is this as real as it gets?

Some Cast Members have jobs that are ridiculously fulfilling. Three more days until Halloween.

Today’s class departs Disney’s Yacht Club Convention Center at 7:15am and makes a bee line to Disney’s Magic Kingdom Theme Park.

On the agenda, a walk down Main Street USA and a tour of the Tunnel system down below.

A fitting last day as a Disney teacher.

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Should the teacher insist the students stop comparing?

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Diversity is what makes the whole thing work


Should the teacher insist the students stop comparing?




Because comparing is a stealth way to make excuses.

Stop comparing and thinking you must measure up to someone else’s standard. Make your own unique standard.

This is my job as a teacher – to inspire others to rethink.

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Back To School

Back to school for our third grader.

Thank you to my wife for all her hard work to shop, organize and take care of all the preparations necessary for a successful end to summer vacation.

Third grader, nine years old, 70-plus pounds.  Who woulda thought?

Our son had a great summer at the Disney – YMCA child care facility. He learned how to dance in front of others.

And it was easier than you might think.

Part of the class culture, led by his YMCA teachers, was every day starting with music and dancing on the playground.  Every day.

What happens when you do something every day?  You get used to it. And you get good at it.  This strengthens your self-esteem.

Because of the way my brain works, it is only natural to connect this insight to business.  Yours and mine.

Great results happen when dedicated effort is practiced everyday and fun is part of the culture.

What surprised me about writing this post was that it surprised me, because I shouldn’t be surprised.

This is common sense, just not always common practice.

Carpe diem, jungle jeff 🙂