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This Is Just For Me

How is Podcasting affecting you?

Disney podcaster jeff noel
Recorded “If Disney Ran Your Life” from our side porch yesterday.

If writing is great for self -reflection, what will podcasting do for self-reflection?

For starters, the auditory consumption of a person’s thinking is different from, and compliments, visual consumption.

The difference is not only in the medium, but also in the ability to consume. You can listen while driving, walking, doing routine chores – the freedom from having to focus on a screen opens up interesting possibilities.

And then there’s the enhanced perception of voice tone, inflection, laughter, dialouge with another human (Podcast host). 

Speaking and recording live on a podcast also eliminates the thoughtful and careful editing that writing inherently provides. 

Exciting growth that is new, challenging, motivating, and fresh.

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ECA not EAC

jeff noel's work desk
Two folders from last year’s engagement. Took only 4 sheets of paper to yesterday’s lunch meeting at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Resort.

ECA not EAC.

Encouragement, Challenge, Accountability.

Not East Australian Current (Finding Nemo’s EAC).

ECA…

  • Encouragement
  • Challenge
  • Accountability

i’m here to encourage you, challenge you, and assist you in holding yourself accountable.

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Disney Leadership Book

Brainstorming through WordPress

Disney Keynote Speaker
Prevailing wisdom is context neutral, meaning the life-insight applies to all.

 

Brainstorming through WordPress.

Sometimes, i use the daily blog writing to brainstorm a project proposal or a solution to a challenge.

Currently working with one client who has no issues with my speaking fees.

Simultaneously, another client is being elusive.

Simple awareness is where everything begins.

 

The insight above grounds me.

As does this one…

The capacity to walk away grants you control.

 

Often, a wakeup call allows uncertainty and confusion to suddenly become crystal clear.

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This is a blinding flash of the obvious

inspirational quote
Humans are stimulated by challenge.

 

Humans are stimulated by challenge.

And fear holds humans back.

This is a stimulating challenge to accept and overcome.

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Disney Leadership Book

A list of transformational 72 hour challenges

Harambe Market at Disney's Animal Kingdom
Yesterday’s Disney Leadership book writing location, Harambe Market at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

 

Personal growth and surrender are inseparable.

Having short-term intentional challenges mitigates the temptation to compete against luck.

Here are some of the ridiculously small steps (72-hour challenges) i’ve taken that have been transformational:

 

  1. Stop texting and reading emails while driving
  2. Write five daily, differently-themed blog posts
  3. Stop drinking alcohol
  4. Stop speaking up in meetings (advice from boss)
  5. Drive the speed limit
  6. Make 10 minutes early my “on-time” standard
  7. Jog 100 meters each morning
  8. Place every postage stamp upside down
  9. Tell my colleague’s bosses complimentary examples about them (and never tell my colleagues i did it)
  10. Keep my leader (while i was at Disney Institute) informed so they never have to ask
  11. Volunteer at Church
  12. Buy a glass jar and fill it with 936 beads, place it on my desk before our Son is born
  13. Take one bead out of the jar every Friday until our Son turns 18 (18 years x 52 weekends/year = 936 weekends (beads)
  14. Handpick flowers and personally deliver them to my Wife
  15. Start going to the gym
  16. Schedule annual health checkups in January
  17. Weigh myself (twice) in the morning
  18. Floss my teeth before bedtime
  19. Read at least an hour a day
  20. Write at least two hours a day
  21. Make plans to retire at 55
  22. Create a “plan b” before the next potential economic crisis
  23. Stop drinking coffee and diet coke
  24. Begin each day on my knees

 

All of the above were small steps that began one day and continued for a few more days. Now, it’s the new normal.

 

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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.