Scale teaching love

Disney author Jeff Noel storyboard
(Please) get the dang books written, bruh.

Scale teaching love.

Another thing i think about quitting is working.

If business fell in my lap, could do it for the rest of my life.

Historically, the pre-contract work (getting to the contract) feels like work; like a have-to-do.

Get-to-do ratio needs to hover around 95-98%.

Sure it’s lofty.

That’s the Disney Way.

Set and achieve no small goal.

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Retiring from work makes sense

mountain creek
Perhaps it’s time to let the water run downstream, never to be seen again.

Retiring from work makes sense.

Spend decades earning a living and eventually retire to “enjoy life” before the final curtain closes. Makes perfect sense.

What about retiring from writing?

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What daily writing needs at work

book page screen shot
Jody Maberry, producer of If Disney Ran Your Life Podcast, and i have hiked in Glacier National Park’s backcountry each Summer since 2018. He said the quote reminded him of me. (we talk a lot on the trail – and of course, he sees my depth and breadth of .thinking .differently)

What does daily writing need at work?

Daily writing needs your very best every day, all day. Even when you aren’t writing, you are still thinking about how to improve. Daily writing requires you to think and act like an artist. You write to become a category of one. You write to help people in simple yet extraordinary ways. You write first and foremost to yourself.

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So they reply and then…

Disney Institute presentation slide
Screen shot from someone’s (not Disney Institute) social media post.

Imagine getting this response from me…

What do you want from me?

Let’s review:

So far, in two emails (or texts):

  1. Didn’t expect to see you. What brings you here?
  2. What do you want from me?

i like where this is going.

Why?

Because, didn’t see it coming.

Surprising myself.

Feels good.

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Enter the Web Log

child with butterfly net in flower meadow
Wow, what a blast from the past, maybe 2005. Our front yard.

The term Blog is the iteration that came from Web Log.

i know this because my first (while at Disney Institute) folder about this new thing, social media, was labeled Web Log.

Simple idea. Wanna write a book, then practice writing. Get in writing-shape.

Wanna run a half-marathon, practice running. Get in running-shape.

Blogging was the perfect training facility to get in writing-shape.

Blogging was a miserable activity for a year or so. Couldn’t get the hang of the muscle memory. In reality, i simply wasn’t practicing enough.

On April Fools day, 2009 i fixed this.

To this day (we are in 2021), i haven’t missed a single day writing five differently-themed blog posts.

Practice, practice, practice, practice.

Now play.

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