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Leaving tomorrow to fulfill the Disney Business Books promise

packing for Galcier
All fits into a small backpack.

 

Eleven-day business trip to Glacier National Park.

Everything in the photo (above) fit into a small backpack except the selfie stick. So the selfie stick stays home this trip.

Packed and ready two days in advance.

Feels good.

This time tomorrow morning, i’ll be scheduling a Lyft to Orlando airport.

 

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The time is almost here

Sable palmetto Palms
Florida State Tree, in the wild.

 

The time is almost here to travel to Glacier National Park.

Today.

Tomorrow.

And then at 6am Wednesday, Lyft to the airport.

Seven hour flight time.

Arrive 1pm Mountain Time.

One small backpack.

One small MacBook.

Three-plus decades of Disney stories.

 

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Brand You: Tell your personal story

personal branding
Great reminder about staying focused on the basics.

 

 

(Above) Brand You: Tell your personal story.

Great reminder.

The year was 2008 or 2009.

Our new Disney Institute Vice President, Jeff James, often walked past the cube i shared with Jack Santiago.

By the way, because office space was so limited, nearly everyone at Disney Institute shared a cube.

On one brief encounter, i invited Jeff into my cube and used Jack’s bookshelf (all my business books were at my home office) as the center of the vision i had for Disney Institute.

i said to Jeff, “Jeff, in the children’s video genre, what is the average household percentage of Disney videos in every children’s category?”

Our educated guess – from personal experience – is the percentage is overwhelmingly high for Disney videos.

Then i asked, pointing at Jack’s bookshelves, “What if every business leader across the globe had an overwhelmingly high percentage of Disney Institute business books on their office bookshelves?”

Currently, Be Our Guest is the only published “Disney Institute” business book.

My Summer 2018 focus is to get the next seven Disney and Disney Institute business books written, then published.

The business world is waiting, even if they are unaware these books are coming.

And this morning, i’m just days away from the first of six Summer writing retreats. All seven books are currently in the two-thirds done stage.

 

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Happy New Day

Disney Keynote Speaker hiking
The Crown of The Continent – Glacier National Park. First trip begins in 11 days.

 

Happy New Day.

Awoke at 3am.

Filled with ideas and excitement.

But if i start working at 3am, i miss two hours of sleep.

Short-term, like until about 1pm, it would be an advantage.

But after lunch, i’d be ready for a nap – i’d rather not.

Decision time – so i close my eyes and hope to not reawaken until 5am.

Probably 10 more looks at the clock as time seemed to stand still.

i fought the temptation to arise.

Hard.

Perseverance paid off.

Eventually and excitedly began at 4:55am.

The 2018 Disney Way Keynote Speaking has been busy January through May and i’m now officially on a Summer sabbatical through September.

Hell-bent on finishing the series of Disney Business books that have have been incubating, two-thirds completed, in my mind and heart.

 

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To think, write, and share without expectation is glorious

Disney Keynote Speaker
Prevailing wisdom is context neutral.

 

To think, write, and share without expectation is glorious.

The attitude it takes to surrender to the marketing noise and follow your own path – priceless.

By the way, i define marketing noise (aka advice) as all the stuff the guru(s) and the want-to-be(s) shout as loud as they can to get your attention and your money.

 

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