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What Are You Waiting For?

Expect the unexpected

Disney College program Cast Member
L-R: me, Ben Balentine. Caught Ben as he was visiting Magic Kingdom before his final College Program shift. He’s a Disney Custodial Cast Member at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. All College Program Cast Members last day was Sunday March 15 (when the photo was taken).
Hawaiian light fixture at Disney
Hawaiian light fixture at Disney’s Polynesian Resort.
1960 Hawaiian Music album
1960 Hawaiian Music album on display at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort Hotel. Listened to it on iTunes yesterday.
Disney's Castaway Cowboy poster
Disney’s Castaway Cowboy poster on display at Disney’s Polynesian.
Walt and Lillian Disney
Walt and Lillian Disney apparently in Hawaii.
Stitch
Postcard in “The Poly’s” merchandise shop.
Lilo and Stitch
Co-branding often makes perfect sense.
Hawaiian wood carvings
Authenticity (front image) is critical for every Disney story. Fun (left, rear image) is too.

Expect the unexpected?

Where did your attitude take you on that question?

Bad things?

Great things?

Congrats.

Great things will come from Covid-19.

Wakeup calls should never be wasted.

Wakeup calls are a gift.

Wakeup calls are also generally inconvenient in their arrival.

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Could This Change Your Life?

The gift of unassuming goodness

The iterations to land on this image are invisible to all but two people – the graphic designer and me. Photo: stumbled on old files yesterday, from 2010.
So much potential. From 2010.

The gift of unassuming goodness.

The Easter Bunny can’t hold a candle to Santa.

Yet Christmas means nothing without Easter.

In the unexpectedly long duration of atypical Florida beach weather, we (my Family) discovered an unassuming gift.

It is literally monumental.

If we hadn’t been sequestered in our cottage all week, odds are high the gift would still be elusive.

As the years unfold, the gift i write about will become public.

Meanwhile, the gift is changing everything.

The best is yet to come.

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Final 120 Days

Expect the unexpected

Disney Conference Speakers
Whew, time to roll up the sleeves.

Expect the unexpected.

Last June i planned to kick off Summer 2019 and arrive in Glacier National Park yesterday, June 1.

The Madrid Disney Creativity Keynote speech was a recent opportunity; it provides Thinking Heads HQ and me a chance to meet in person.

Son, plan your future intentionally. Plan to be flexible too.

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So What?

It’s a rare day when i go 12 hours without checking messages

Disney Keynote Speaker jeff noel
If they pick me this morning, i’m going to tell them my dress code.

 

It’s a rare day when i go 12 hours without checking messages and responding quickly.

In the car and ready to drive home from Tampa, the voice mail from six hours earlier asked about my availability to deliver a customer service keynote in eight days.

Praying for the original Disney keynote Speaker who had a heart attack.

 

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Dear Son

Technically, i should still be working at Disney

Disney Dream restaurant design
The Enchanted Garden Restaurant onboard the Disney Dream cruise ship.

 

If it hadn’t been for the 2008-2009 economic crisis and the ensuing Disney layoffs, i’d still be working for Disney.

  1. i would not be an author.
  2. i would not be a business owner.
  3. i would not be a an executive coach.

i would have wound up with 40 years at Disney instead of 30, retiring in 2024 instead of 2014.

 

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