(photo: Two days ago the photo was inspired to capture the laptop cable lock, middle left. Most professional speakers don’t secure their laptop.)
There are moments in our lives that only happen once.
The gratitude from the solitude at 4:30am in this quiet Flint, Michigan Holiday Inn room is remarkable.
Pause for a moment and think about your working years, and the working years of your parents and grandparents.
Have you followed in their footsteps?
Why or why not?
Have you set an example for your children (if you’re a parent)?
Disney career officially began January 25, 1982 as a Magic Kingdom Jungle Cruise Skipper. Left later that year to ride a bicycle across the Country. Returned to Walt Disney World permanently September 1984.
Eventually we all reach the once-in-a-lifetime moment…
The official, public sharing of the impending retirement began yesterday, October 16, 2014.
Can you remember the last time you spoke with a business professional who said, “Can’t imagine ever leaving this job. The pay, the perks, the schedule, the recognition, the joy, my boss, the executives. It’s like heaven on earth working here”.
… can you remember?
It hardly ever plays out like this.
Because people are willing to compromise their beliefs, remain silent, accept mediocrity, and watch the clock tick by, one year at a time.