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Rethink

It’s a trap

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One of my favorites. Find a million ways to stay motivated.

It’s a trap.

Tomorrow only helps you if you don’t wait for it.

Of course, there are exceptions like when you’re angry – waiting to cool down is an asset.

But waiting to start changing, well, you tell me if that’s your best move.

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Disney Leadership Book

Luck favors these people

Used Siri to dictate the above message walking home from gym yesterday. i don’t proof or edit Siri text messages to myself.

Here’s the original thought:

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So the question everyone wants to know the answer to is:

“What does jeff noel know about life that we don’t already know?”

From that question, i can swap the word “life” with:

  • leadership
  • employee engagement
  • customer service
  • brand loyalty
  • creativity and innovation

This came to me while reflecting on the Disney Keynote Speech i gave four days ago. Also inspiring this train of thought is thinking about how to concisely position my new podcast, “If Disney Ran Your Life”

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Disney Leadership Book

jeff noel Podcast ideas for first episodes: If Disney Ran Your Life

Disney Leadership Podcast
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Note (updated today, Feb 12, 2019, as this goes live): Podcast released January 25, 2019, but quickly discovered the learning curve is steeper than imagined.

Because of this, i’ve decided to keep quiet about it until enough episodes are published to feel confident in inviting others to try it.

For now, think of what’s public as “private, insiders-only previews”. At Disney, this first of three launch stages is called “Cast Previews”. If you check it out,  you will be part of Cast Previews. It’s on iTunes and Stitcher. Search with my name or the podcast name.

Ok, back to what was written two months ago…

Q. Have you thought through what you want the first few episodes to be?

A. Will flush this out asap (hopefully tomorrow’s blog posts)….

(Note: today is yesterday’s tomorrow, so here goes…also note…this is the skeleton…elaboration may or may not happen in print here)

What a listener can expect – tough love. rethink, reprioritize, recommit: How Disney Changed my life.

Long-term listener value – transformational freedom and personal vibrancy.

Open to any and all feedback.

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Entrepreneurship

Which came first?

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Yesterday, in Orlando at corporate headquarters, in a class where every employee wore one of these.

 

Disney Keynote Speaker
One of my first culture immersion clients in Orlando.

 

Which came first, the workbook, or the employee heart name bag holder?

You can decide.

 

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Humility (never enough)

Most ambitious person at Disney Institute?

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In the classroom, or on the stage, i’ll hold up my ambition to transform others against any other speaker anywhere. Unafraid. Confident. Driven. And nearly invisibly, humble.

 

Most ambitious person at Disney Institute?

Last week at Gold’s Gym i bumped into a 20+ year Disney Cast Member with a diverse and acclaimed resume. He has helped Disney Institute on some big projects, yet we never worked together – we know the same people though.

He is feeling stuck in his career and is looking to enroll in an advanced degree.

i offered him an alternative thought.

Shared with him (because the conversation led us to this) that a new leader at Disney Institute (DI) became my boss and in our very first one-on-one meeting, i said, “We need to address the elephant in the room. Thirty years at Disney, 15 of them at DI, and i remain a facilitator. Why?”

He, with two Master’s degrees, wasn’t clear on where i was going with the point, so i continued, “Generally we think of ambition as climbing the ladder vertically – a tangible measurement. But i have chosen a different path; to stay at the lowest level. But make no mistake, i’m the most ambitious person on our team.”

Insight: Not everything that can be measured matters and not everything that matters can be measured.

 

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