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The early days of Mid Life Celebration

Mid Life Celebration art 2008
Mid Life Celebration art 2008…the pen is added to reveal the use of 8.5 x 11 printer paper for the canvas.
Mid Life Celebration art 2008
Originally, only four themes were created: mind, body, spirit, work. The colors; grey matter, brown as median skin color, red for blood, and green for USA dollars.
Mid Life Celebration art 2008
Trying to find an image for brain/mind. The post-it note was an easy way to add the edit.

The early days of Mid Life Celebration…yesterday, i stumbled upon these crayon sketches and handmade business card ideas from December 2008 and January 2009.

Today, March 10, 2019, on this “Spring Forward” clock change morning, it’s helpful for this moment of pause to see what the dream seed looked like a decade ago.

PS. i coined the phrase Mid Life Celebration somewhere around 2001, less than a year after becoming a dad. Officially incorporated the LLC January 1, 2009.

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World record blog posts from one author

World record blog posts from one author
Stumbled upon this yesterday. i’m currently sitting on 18k+ published blog posts.
World record blog posts from one author
World record blog posts from one author, Darren Murph.
World record blog posts from one author
Some additional details.
World record blog posts from one author
Google shared a podcast with the blog post world record holder.
World record blog posts from one author
Will give it a listen as soon as time allows.

The world record for blog posts from one author belongs to Darren Murph.

Darren was hired to write, so his 10-12 daily posts was his job (career).

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First world privilege to write what i want

WPS Senior trip
WPS Senior trip

WPS Senior trip
WPS Senior trip

WPS Senior trip
WPS Senior trip

November 11, 2018.

Happy present moment.

Taking a risk.

Something is saying, “just do it”.

Like TV shows recorded before a live audience but aired later, i write 5 daily, differently-themed blog posts in real time and post them 2 months later…

The daily writing ideas include the things you probably think about every morning…

1. What i learned yesterday.

2. What i get to do today.

3. What i hope for tomorrow.

When i wrote the daily 5 posts on Sept 11, never could have predicted the timing of our Son landing in London 2 hours ago (Nov 11, the day i wrote these) and the messages in these posts.

Absolutely random.

On the five daisy-chained websites, there’s no way to leave comments, no way to share, and no email subscription option.

Not looking to create social proof, validate my self-image, or grow a business.

It began innocently as a 100-day self-imposed writer’s boot camp to prepare for writing my first book.

And it started on April Fools Day 2009.

Thought i was a fool to think i could write 500 posts in 100 consecutive days.

(my previous record was two consecutive days)

It was doomed to fail.

Enter a miracle.

After nearly 3,500 consecutive days, i still write to leave a trail for our Son.

3,500 days x 5 posts = 17k+

5 themes…

Mind • Body • Spirit • Money • HQ

Simple (yet elusive) recipe for balance.

With 17,000+ blog posts on the Internet, you know i’ve never tried to get any of you to read them – and if you are a prson who sees this one, here’s to hoping something positive stays with you.

Today is not an exception.

Not trying to get you to read.

Just thinking about serendipity…

Happy New Day.

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Excellence…every time?

UIHC
Working with CEO’s is awesome, and challenging.

 

Heading out at 7:20am this morning via Lyft to Orlando International Airport to attend a surprise 50th birthday party for a CEO i’ve known since 2014.

Our relationship began as a business association – as a contracted business advisor.

As we’ve worked together we’ve become friends – the same way it happens when you are colleagues.

The label pin photo is from a multi-year Disney Institute client (a different executive).

Here’s what i’ve come to expect from CEOs: they all intuitively know culture is their most important asset. And they struggle to make it their number one priority.

 

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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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