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No really

Knowing is a trap

Mater and jeff noel
Mater asked for his left fender to be scratched.

Magic happens by over-focusing on what is generally under-focused on or ignored. 

Having never purchased a new car, it’s easier to justify flying to Maryland to watch a special movie with our son.

Knowing is a trap.

Say what?

To know is to do. 

To know and not do is to not yet know.

Knowing is a trap.

Doing is freedom.

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Professionally Speaking

Disney Jesus

Disney Jesus? No. Not even close.
Disney Jesus? Which one? Neither. Nice try.
Are you sure? Those eyes look heavenly.
Surely not the Disney Jesus.
Jesus loves the little children of the world.
Disney Jesus? Probably. i heard (s)he rides a bike.

Disney Jesus?

What?

Jesus roamed the earth with only the clothes on his back.

He possessed wisdom for all ages.

No books, no notes, no iPhone.

In a dream, i envision me being like a Disney Jesus – carrying nothing more than the clothes on my back and an iPhone.

Preaching the Gospel according to Walt.

And a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down.

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If Disney Ran Your Life

A lifetime of deconstructing

Love the Toy Story 4 character. Love that i’ve deconstructed my life and continuously reconstruct it, as seen in this view from Mt. Reynolds (9,156′). This experience crushed the person i used to be with a severe fear of heights.

A lifetime of deconstructing Disney’s DNA so that i can reconstruct Disney’s DNA in brilliantly simple ways in order to be the best teacher.

To teach is to learn twice.

Teach what?

World-class, time-tested, massively-implemented Disney business insights.

My job is to remove the Pixie Dust and Magic from what outsiders think are secrets.

My second job is to reintroduce the world-class Disney basics to outsiders so that they clearly see it’s not a Disney proprietary insight, but simple common sense that uses focus and discipline to flourish.

Focus.

Discipline.

Focus on the basics.

Discipline yourself to never take your eye off of the basics.

You’re welcome.

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If Disney Ran Your Life

Just use what’s around you

Florida inlet from airplane
Florida inlet from airplane two days ago. Unable to identify it.
Wisdom on a napkin
Faculty member joined us at lunch and shared wisdom so profound, it was necessary to capture it.
Wisdom on a napkin
Wait, there’s more.

Just use what’s around you.

You can type on a phone.

You can write on anything.

Always carry your phone and a pen.

A dining hall napkin may be your quickest way to scribe wisdom.

It was yesterday at lunch when a stranger imparted something profound in a way i hadn’t heard before. Instinctively reached in my pocket for the GNP pen.

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Video Sharing

Subtle and wise career tips from comedian Brian Reagan

Comedian Brian Reagan
Screen shot, not a hyperlink embedded video.

 

Comedian Brian Reagan
Another screen shot, not a hyperlink embedded video.

 

This 43-minute video is packed with subtle business insight from comedian Brian Reagan.

He’s spent a lifetime honing his art.

Three tips i gleaned (without intending to):

  1. Decide what you stand for (he decided to be a “clean” comedian).
  2. Make as many mistakes as you can in order to perfect your art (he worked every night at a comedy club – for 2.5 years. Other wanna-be comedians didn’t invest a fraction of this effort.).
  3. Be aware about what stirs your soul and explore it (his college speech teacher laughed at his jokes – as he walked back to his dorm, he felt special in ways he never had before).

This clip i’ve hyper-linked for you (above) serendipitously came across my path on Father’s Day.

 

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