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Everything Is Important

Is our attitude a selling feature?

Disney Keynote Speaker featuring the Disney Way
Some entrepreneurial offices transcend tradition.

 

Is our attitude a selling feature?

Could it be a differentiator?

Should it be?

And if so, how best to communicate it? (the train of thought, below, arrived yesterday after i asked myself that exact question):

i’m not interested in your money. i’m interested in helping you. It’s what i do. The fact that you pay me is a bonus.

The stereotypical sales pitch reminds me of a blood-thirsty predator after it’s prey.

The salesperson(s) will literally say anything you want to hear.

 

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On April Fool’s Day 2009, jeff noel began writing five daily, differently-themed blogs (on five different sites). It was to be a 100-day self-imposed “writer’s bootcamp”, in preparation for writing his first book. He hasn’t missed a single day since.

 

This website is about our mental attitude. To easily and safely leave this site to read today’s post on jeff’s physical health website, click here.

 

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Disney Leadership Book

Our attitude shapes our work habits

jeff noel think differently
Flattered that Disney Institute is using my brand .think .differently (lower right) (photo: iPhone screen shot from DI social media feed 05.20.16)

 

 

Satisfied?

Is your culture worth defending?

Do others see you as a warning or an example?

Do you have a systematic way to uncover your blind spots?

Is profit the goal or the reward?

What are the four basics for world-class leadership?

Are the four basics something you’ve honed and live by, or are you embracing some theory from a leadership guru?

 

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On April Fool’s Day 2009, jeff noel began writing five daily, differently-themed blogs (on five different sites). It was to be a 100-day self-imposed “writer’s bootcamp”, in preparation for writing his first book. He hasn’t missed a single day since.

 

This website is about our mental attitude. To easily and safely leave this site to read today’s post on jeff’s physical health website, click here.

 

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About Mid Life Celebration

Who doesn’t like crazy?

blurry car window view
Clarity is not always easy.

 

Disney conference speaker
Clarity often comes after an extended wait. It was about six years before .think .differently came to me as a brand differentiator.

 

The beautiful truth about being an entrepreneur and interfacing with other entrepreneurs is that there’s no perfect, one way to do things.

There are thousands of recipes for success, tips, tricks, hacks, etc. Much of it is free.

At the end of the day you must ask and answer one simple question:

What do you want to be that is different from the rest?

Be the best in your category?

Become the category?

If you wish to be different you must remember that this will frustrate people who expect some semblance of normalcy.

My friend couldn’t find my blog at my speaker site.

Here’s my reply to her email where she asked, “Do you have a blog?”

The posts often contain useful business info, but i am not writing for an audience. i thought that was the point (gain followers) before i began writing, but i eventually came to realize that i was the one who needed changing and improvement, not others. It’s analogous to posting gym workouts. No one really cares what you do. But you must do the work because it’s critical and because it makes you healthier.

i intentionally do not promote my blogs.

Crazy, i know.

i like crazy.

i think it’s rare, and valuable.

PS. Lower case i’s are intentional. A reminder in humility. i am small. A servant. It’s easy to forget. And once we forget, it’s hard to regain.

 

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On April Fool’s Day 2009, jeff noel began writing five daily, differently-themed blogs (on five different sites). It was to be a 100-day self-imposed “writer’s bootcamp”, in preparation for writing his first book. He hasn’t missed a single day since.

This website is about our mental attitude. To easily and safely leave this site to read today’s post on jeff’s physical health website, click here.

 

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Entrepreneurship

Is it worth it?

Being intentional with a keep out sign
Photo: May 20, 2016 during 30-mile bicycle ride. A different and courteous way to say “keep out”.

 

In a world full of cookie cutter performance, what does it take to become a craftsman.

And is it worth it?

As a business owner, the reality is that in a sea of competitors, it is difficult to stand out.

If we don’t stand out in the customer’s eyes, it is much more challenging to pay the bills, let alone grow.

Standing out from the crowd is potentially the best marketing campaign you can ever have.

 

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On April Fool’s Day 2009, jeff noel began writing five daily, differently-themed blogs (on five different sites). It was to be a 100-day self-imposed “writer’s bootcamp”, in preparation for writing his first book. He hasn’t missed a single day since.

This website is about our mental attitude. To easily and safely leave this site to read today’s post on jeff’s physical health website, click here.

 

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Five Daily Blogs, Seriously?

Walt Disney’s biggest risk was investing in things people never notice

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The colors were carefully and intentionally chosen.

 

Walt Disney’s biggest risk was investing in things people never notice.

People ask me what does it mean to over manage the details others either under manage or ignore?

The blog header colors intentionally symbolize something 99.99% will never understand:

  • Gray: We think with our mind, the gray matter
  • Brown: We move with our body, brown is the median human skin color
  • Red: We feel with our heart, everyone bleeds red
  • Green: We earn from our work, American currency is green
  • Blue: We dwell at our home, and deep blue is my favorite color

Why do it if most never notice?

Disney’s secrets for over managing a vibrant organizational culture are context neutral, meaning the prevailing wisdom that Disney uses can be used anywhere, even on my blogs.

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