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Final 120 Days

Three lessons Glacier taught me about mental attitude:

Bear Grass.

Three lessons Glacier taught me about mental attitude:

  1. Unquestionably, optimism beats pessimism
  2. How you see things is in your control
  3. Use patience to train yourself to see only positively

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Disney Leadership Book

The most important lesson i learned from 30 years at Disney

Disney Keynote Speakers
Castle turrets always ignite creative thinking in my world.

 

The most important lesson i learned – and use in daily life – from 30 years at Disney…

Over-focus on the same things you used to under-focus on or ignore.

Learn to be intentional where you used to be unintentional.

 

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Back To The Future

How fast should we drive during midlife? (a Disney flashback)

Disney Customer Experience Keynote Speaker jeff noel
Circa 2005. Illustrating the “extra inch” concept even back then.

 

A Disney flashback. How fast should we drive during midlife?

Had a Disney leader (Guy Smith) in 2000 request that at every one-on-one meeting he wanted his direct reports to share one example of how they ‘drove 65’ the previous week.

In this metaphor, we assume the speed limit is 55 mph, and his theory was we could exceed the posted speed limit if we weren’t reckless, and avoid getting pulled over.

In the spirit of continuous improvement (the DNA of Walt Disney) he wanted at least one example of how we pushed the envelope with a colleague, the audience (as a professional speaker), or our (Disney Institute) business practices.

That was 16 years ago and i still use it as a daily (weekly seems way too infrequent) personal challenge.

You are the CEO of You, Inc.

Your growth, development, and attitude is your responsibility.

Wow, the things that are so easy to take for granted.

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Book Publishing

Lessons cease when we cease, no sooner

stack of leadership books
A great lesson is from writing a book, versus reading them (these are not my books btw)

 

Lessons cease when we cease, no sooner. Perhaps the greatest lesson?

Knowing that life is lived one day at a time, no matter what happened yesterday, or what will happen tomorrow.

Past accomplishments and future hopes do not guarantee anything today.

That’s our job. To guarantee our day, today, is remarkable.

It’s called personal leadership.

It starts with attitude.

And expectations.

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Things I Learned Yesterday

What resonated with you yesterday?

crazy attitude
some things just don't seem to make sense, you know, they seem crazy

Flying home yesterday from Knoxville, I was struck by something I read from Copyblogger. This notion that we may need to decide if we’re willing to be called crazy. What type of attitude is required to actually imagine being called crazy, and what type of attitude is required to move forward anyway?

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