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Quotable

Most lifetimes don’t get this

Apgar Village Inn room view
GNP. Lake McDonald. Back at one of the world’s best offices yesterday.

Whatever the right hand findeth to do, the left hand carries a watch on its wrist to show how long it takes to do it.

Ralph W Sockmon

Slow down to speed up. In the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, while business owners were panicked and frantic, i sat back and did nothing but think. Months of thinking. A once-in-a-lifetime gift.

dad

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Freaks unite

Leadership enemy

Yesterday while leaving Disney Springs lunch with some friends.

The desire to fit in and be accepted by the ones who can promote you (or buy your stuff) is the very thing that stifles your unique point of view.

Unique is what changes thinking.

Different thinking leads to change, or ridicule. Or both. And sometimes, weirdly, neither.

Find a million ways to stay motivated.

The long way is the short cut.

Be amazed and be amazing.

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Final 120 Days

.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

Disney Podcast jeff noel
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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