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Disney Leadership Book

We are at the Magic Kingdom Theme Park entrance turnstiles

Disney Institute Keynote Speaker
What does the sign say? It’s really important in Disney history (and vision).

 

Yesterday i wrote about the Guest arrival experience in the 1970s.

We pick up today where we left off – on the Park side of the turnstiles – officially inside Disney’s Magic Kingdom Theme Park.

There are two tunnel-like entrances to choose from.

One on the far right and one on the far left.

And in between is the giant flora Mickey Mouse face, made from flowers.

This is an emotional greeting and a fantastic gateway to the other side.

You see, there’s an earthen berm around Magic Kingdom – a curtain if you will, to build the anticipation for a show that’s going to start as soon as you pass through it.

 

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Disney Leadership Book

We started Walt Disney World with what we knew we could do

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There’s Zurg (far right). Where’d he come from?

 

We started Walt Disney World with a foundation we knew we could replicate.

Build a Disneyland style replica, with a few modifications to make it unique enough to have it’s own identity.

 

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Disney Leadership Book

Happy 63rd birthday Disneyland

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Hi-ya Pal.

 

 

Happy 63rd birthday Disneyland.

Less than one-minute video (from Disneyland’s 60th celebration).

PS. As this goes live on September 17, we’ll be just 13 days away from Walt Disney World’s 47th birthday.

 

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Five Daily Blogs, Seriously?

Why did jeff noel pick April Fools Day to start?

Midlife Celebration
Photo: from 2011. First blog posts are from 2008. Daily writing began April 1, 2009.

 

April Fools Day is the day many people play practical jokes.

So what April Fools Day practical joke did jeff noel play on this date in 2009?

None.

The impossible goal of writing five daily, differently-themed blog posts for 100 consecutive days was not a joke.

Knowing i wanted to write my first book coupled with the 2008-09 economic tsunami – it was a perfect catalyst to gain writing practice.

But i thought i was a fool to believe in such a ridiculously ambitious goal.

 

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Life's Big Choices (4 total)

When does four days equal 20 blog posts?

jeff
MLC – 2008.

 

jeff
MLC – mind, body, spirit, money.

 

jeff
MLC – HQ became the fifth box…the one that surrounds the other four boxes. It was there all along, but i was blind to it…until one day…

 

As you read this, please understand i was insecure, afraid, and alone when i thought up and began that crazy idea on April 1, 2009.

When do four days equal 20 blog posts?

When you write five daily blog posts.

When i began brainstorming what Mid Life Celebration was going to be in the first few years, i had determined life had four big choices…

  1. Mind (MidLifeCelebration.com)
  2. Body (Lane8.org)
  3. Spirit (jeffnoel.org)
  4. Money (work) (JungleJeff.net)

So i purchased the four domain names above, my gut also told me i should have an “office”, like an administrative HQ for all the stuff that wouldn’t naturally fit into mind, body, spirit, money.

jeffnoel.com was owned by an Arizona State Farm agent.

Being decently organized, i purchased backorder rights through GoDaddy.com for jeffnoel.com in case the State Farm agent let it go for any reason.

Sure enough, and much sooner than i could have hoped, he didn’t renew and i received the right to buy it 73 days after his expiration date.

This was March 2009.

It was then that i added the fifth blog, HQ.

So yeah, i often forget that i originally had four big choices in life versus five.

Visiting the archives for the three posts from March 2009, i’m reminded that i had the fifth choice all along – i called it a digital, administrative store-front. A place that served the digital equivalent of an office on Main Street, USA.

It’s been three years since i wrote in this blog’s category labeled Life’s Big Choices (4 Total).

 

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