Disney’s modified authenticity

Great escapes
Can we architect a life that doesn’t require escaping? Absolutely.

 

Forced perspective and guiding the guest experience are two ways we modify our Guests’ experience to significantly enhance their vacation.

On Main Street USA for example, we make a two-story building look like a three-story building.

How?

The first floor is 7/8 scale. Second floor, 5/8 scale, and third is 3/8 scale.

We have the perception of a tree-lined street on Main Street. In reality the Live Oaks (100′ wide and 60′ tall full grown) are trimmed like giant bonsai trees – so they never block the view of Cinderella Castle.

There were no concrete main streets in 1901 (the time period Main Street reflects), but with the addition of the trolly car rails you never like about concrete (and how “fake” the setting is).

 

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Death is often the tipping point for a life crisis

hippie sign
From lunch yesterday. And not only hippies but the crazy ones, the outliers, the misfits – you know, the ones who openly and enthusiastically talk about death.

 

Death is often the tipping point for a life crisis.

Why?

My theory is too much goes unspoken while we’re alive.

 

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Working at the beach epiphany

Sanibel Island thunderstorm
Metaphorical example of midlife crisis shortly before we fall to our knees.

 

Working at the beach epiphany…

When you reach a point where you just want to scream or fall apart, the next step after rethinking everything is deciding how badly you want to change.

And the epiphany is this:

It’s the same thing when i talk to a CEO, “How bad do you want it?”

You have to want it.

Nothing is more important than wanting it.

Without the declaration of “whatever it takes”, change will not happen.

Wish i had better news, but that’s the reality.

 

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Fear sucks

Apple iPhone 6s
No one is immune from fear. The game changers overcame fear.

 

Fear is a one-way, all expenses paid trip to an unfulfilled life.

How do i know?

How do any of us know.

We just know. It’s called life.

Fear permeates our being until one day, if we’re lucky (or until we stand up in protest) we demand a refund and buy a new ticket.

A ticket to rethink, reprioritize, and recommit.

If not now, when.

If not ever, why?

 

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A primitive weapon to fight midlife crisis

Mid Life Celebration book
Wisdom come from experience. Experience comes from making mistakes.

 

The best and easiest way to combat a midlife crisis is to:

Reduce our expectations to zero.

Natural reaction to this is, “Are you crazy, there’s no way.”

Remember this truth:

We see what we want to see.

When we expect nothing, everything becomes a gift.

Gratitude reigns down.

We don’t believe we are worthy of this wonderful overload of goodness.

But, my dear friends, we are.

You are.

Whether you believe it or not.

A midlife celebration.

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