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It's Not Over Rated

Brief moments of thinking brilliantly

DFW airport
DFW airport, two days ago. What an insane accolade. Congrats DFW.
DFW airport
DFW airport. Wow, Wow, 475 out of 500 top companies use Webex. Congrats Webex.
DFW airport
DFW airport. Deloitte is the largest “business services” firm in the world.

On a mentoring phone call, yesterday walking back from the gym, a moment of insight.

Similar to how Roy Disney saw profit as the goal and Walt saw profit as the reward, i told the mentee to use that contrast in his Disney Leadership application.

Guessing close to 100% of the applicants apply with a job as the goal. What if Tim applied with a job as the reward?

He liked it. i liked it.

That wordsmithing had never happened prior to yesterday, March 15, 2019.

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Common Sense, Not Common

Unconventional is the new higher education

Vail weather
Just 24 hours ago. Right now it’s 19.

 

Hidden Mickey at Vail Ski Resort
While walking around the Westin yesterday after lunch.

 

Unconventional is the new higher education.

To know is to do.

To know and not do, is to not yet know.

First thing i did upon entering Dorian’s car was apologize.

He didn’t deserve my impatience 30 minutes prior.

PS. Had requested verification for who would pick me up at the airport, but didn’t double check. Pretty sure it wasn’t going to be Dorian.

Why should i have to double check? i’m not someone’s parent. In hindsight, becoming “parental” would have paid dividends.

 

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Emotion Trumps Everything

17 days on $200 cash

Bicycling through the San Juan Islands
We got a window seat for lunch this day, while island-hopping through Washington State’s San Juan Islands.

 

i knew one thing for sure as a newlywed – doing something unique, perhaps even unconventional, would be way more memorable than doing the stereotypical honeymoon, which by the way, there was no way i (we) could afford.

Our 17-days (there was no predetermined length before embarking on the honeymoon) of travel were paid for with the $200 cash we carried with us.

That’s some crazy math: $200 to cover 17 travel days.

PS. There was that one night, when we stayed in Victoria, British Columbia motel, where we used Cheryl’s credit card. The campground was too far away, so we splurged.

 

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Common Sense, Not Common

Unconventional and wisdom are generally not linked together

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Unconventional and wisdom are generally not linked together.

 

The best ideas have to win otherwise good people don’t stay. – Steve Jobs

The obvious temptation is to subscribe to hierarchy, politics, ego, and insecurity.

And if we’re not careful, we aren’t even aware we are subscribing.

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Being Brave

Can you blame anyone for doing this?

belief passion
just because others don't believe this shouldn't stop me from doing so with all my heart

Fear. It stops us from doing what we think would be a good idea. And our good idea comes from a dream we have to approach a challenge that desperately needs a fresh, common sense solution.

Can you blame me for writing five daily, differently-themed blogs about work life balance?

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