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Quotable

Don’t quote me on this

It’s kind of fun to do the impossible. -Walt

Don’t quote me on this.

What?

It’s been an intentional effort to rarely post quotes from other people on these five blogs.

Why?

In 2008 when i started writing, the notion of finding my own voice was intriguing.

Could i write with authority without quoting famous people?

Even crazier, could anything i write become quote-worthy?

If your goal isn’t impossible, you’re not reaching high enough.

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Being Brave

To the future

Disney Podcast jeff noel
While the blogs are 10 years old, the “If Disney Ran Your Life” Podcast is only 10 weeks old.

To the future.

Keep moving forward…opening new doors. – Walt

It’s easy to make decisions when you know what your values are. – Roy

If your goal isn’t impossible, you’re not reaching high enough. – jeff

Profit was the goal for Roy. For Walt, profit was the reward.

Walt and Roy were a great duo.

Operationally, profit as the reward is the only scalable, sustainable, long-term way to engage the hearts of the people doing the hard work. With an engaged heart, you’ve got a committed (versus a strictly compliant) team member.

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Blogging & Social Media

Insane is as insane does

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Branded photo? Of course. When you Google “World record for most blog posts by a single author”, you will hopefully see this photo.

Insane is as insane does.

Not sure if there’s any point in starting an 11th year of daily prolific blog writing.

Two mornings from now, that will be one of two options. The other option is to stop writing five daily, differently-themed blog posts.

What’s the point of continuing?

The cumulative effort from a decade of five-a-day blogging (minimum) has resulted in having written over 2,000 more blog posts than the current posted world record for the number of blog posts written by a single (professional) author.

The posted Guinness world record is 17, 212 posts.

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No really

Let the morning bring abundance

Naval podcast Tim ferris
Listened (pick episode 136) while walking to and from the gym yesterday.

 

Sanibel weather
Today is Thursday.

 

Writing every day is such a fine way to center my thoughts on Thanksgiving.

Giving thanks.

To start a day without this would feel like a punishment – an undeserved imprisonment.

This post has the link to the Tim Ferris Podcast with Naval. It’s 50+ minutes. One of the most intriguing podcasts i’ve ever heard.

If i were you, i’d do myself a favor (go to episode #136) .

PS. This morning’s sunrise was inspiring.

 

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Blogging & Social Media

Writing advice 101

Disney Leadership Speaker
Case in point, Peter Drucker, thank you.

The goal of the sentence you’re reading is to get you to want to read the next sentence.

 

On a recent call with an aspiring future Disney Cast Member – who lives in New England – i was disenchanted by the sheer size and quantity of her cover-letter paragraphs.

i didn’t want to read her cover letter (i promised i would) because it looked so typical.

And boring.

Mind-numbing, really.

A week later, i finally mustered the patience and energy to tackle it.

Ugh.

My summary…

“I’ve loved Disney since I was a child.”

“My first trip to Disney, etc, etc.”

“I truly admire the Disney way.”

“I’ve always wanted to work for Disney.”

Typical.

Predictable.

Plain vanilla.

She took the feedback well yesterday.

Perfect.

 

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