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.think .differently

Disney Keynote Speakers
A fellow TEDx AUK Speaker captured this. Technically, i/we should be on the red dot. An audience volunteer played the part of a Disney Guest.

.think .differently

The TED red dot is where speakers stand when they delver their idea.

Four distinct times i was not on the red dot, for an extended couple of minutes.

  • The Teddy Bear story
  • The “WOW” flip chart
  • The Goofy Hat Dad
  • The sailing flip chart ending

.think .differently means nothing without action.

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What Are You Waiting For?

Doing remarkable work isn’t for the timid

packing light
Only these items, plus what i wear on the plane, for an 11-night trip to Glacier National Park. Plus, temps will be near freezing most mornings. Remarkable.

Remarkable work is normally done by people who .think .differently about their priorities.

There are exceptions, but as it implies, exceptions are rare. People win the lottery jackpot, but they are the exceptions.

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Could This Change Your Life?

How we falsely judge ourselves

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The partnership with Jody Maberry involves the transferability of using .think .differently in everything we do.

Picture a 17-year Disney Resort Operations Leadership veteran starting a new career as an official Keynote Speaker for Disney Institute.

Talk about a career change.

And the new speaker never carried a desire to become a public speaker.

Ever.

Pause and contemplate this…

We judge ourselves on our intentions, others judge us on our behaviors.

It was a personal mission to make the above statement my thesis for Disney’s Approach to Leadership Excellence. 

i learned, embraced, and taught this Disney Leadership business insight my entire Disney Institute career from 1999 – 2014.

Note: When i began teaching the four-day open-enrollment classes at Walt Disney World in 1999, i began asking questions i thought everyone should have a ready answer to, but no one did.

Astonished, yet optimistic, i forged my own hypothesis based on 15+ years in Disney front-line and front-line leadership roles.

It was the catalyst for my life mantra:

.think .differently

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If Disney Ran Your Life

Ever heard of thinking inside the box?

Florida rocket launch
Florida rocket launches happen often enough that sometimes there’s no hype prompting you to mark it on your calendar.

 

Florida rocket launch
This Florida rocket launch from a two days ago caught us completely by surprise.

 

Just a small sample of what i continuously think about…

Did you know you can organize to maximize your organizational (and personal) creativity?

Ever heard of thinking inside the box?

Stumbled upon this Disney creativity and innovation keynote speech recap.

 

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.see .differently & .think .differently

Florida insects
During yesterday’s run.

 

Florida insects
Closer inspection.

 

Florida insects
Fascinating. Almost ran by without noticing.

 

The “great depression of 2008-09” created an opportunity to .see .differently and .think .differently

Without the exceptionally uncomfortable Disney layoffs, i wouldn’t have felt so vulnerable – vulnerable to the point of revelation.

The revelation was simple, always have a plan b.

Always.

The time to “worry” is when you don’t need to.

Without the pressure of “have to”, you can really see and think clearly and rationally.

You can also think and see in a way that excites and scares you like never before.

 

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