When you can’t compete

small box of Disney trinkets
When you send a thank you to a team, send a diverse offering of goodies.

When you can’t compete on traditional criteria, break the rules.

Make your own set of rules.

Keep them to yourself.

Insight: Surprising your competition is your only hope if you can’t compete in traditional ways. How cool and exciting is that?

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Day 2 grade

Florida alligator
Today, 4:00 PM. Grocery Store retention pond. Tourists give themselves an A if they see a big gator up close.

Grade given for second day not writing for two-hours first thing in the morning…a radical change after 13 consecutive years.

Another C.

Average.

Like day one, no burdens, no epiphanies.

So yes, average.

For sure though, it is like trying to cross your arms the opposite way you always cross your arms. You can do it fairly easily, but it requires an unusually deeper level of concentration for something so simple and routine.

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Fun first morning

LinkedIn recommendations graph
It was fun to realize that the giving is three times greater than the receiving.

Aware of how different the morning was. Enjoyed leaning into discomfort.

For starters, didn’t awaken until almost 6 AM. This was on purpose. Was tempted to feel uncomfortable by the later start.

But since there was no writing to jump into, got out of bed when it felt right instead of when a busy day historically recommended.

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Afternoon delight

post it note about change is coming
Indeed. Excited to see if a 13-year daily habit can morph into something remarkably refreshing, possibly even angelic.

Starland Vocal Band’s 5.7 million views of their 1976 hit “Afternoon Delight” was the first thought yesterday wondering how today’s “official” (and unplanned) launch of non-morning writing.

Nothing like deciding in under 10 minutes that you are going to try a radical departure from a ‘lifetime’ habit.

We shall see how, and if, this change sticks.

Crave failure.

Do things that might not work.

You could be wrong.

Those things that might not work, might actually work. Perhaps even better than the original habit.

Perhaps somewhere, angelically, over the rainbow.

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Mental Eureka!

Christmas lights on community trees
Neighborhood evening walk.

Counting today, we are one week from Christmas.

So.

.think .differently

Right?

What if a Christmas gift would be a gift received daily?

Say, for example, your presence.

.think .differently

Is the morning the only time to write five daily, differently-themed blog posts?

No.

Morning became the one and only time due to a busy Disney Institute career.

Eureka!

What if you wrote later in the day?

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