The cross i bear from a lifetime at Disney…

Epcot's Spaceship Earth
Two days ago we went in just to have lunch and then returned to our house.


The cross i bear from a lifetime at Disney…

Torn between zealot and acceptance.

Being driven to excel at thinking differently and doing things differently is a huge risk.


Because it causes discomfort for many.

Discomfort is generally not something people willingly line up for.

What is so weird about this though is this, people (including me) desperately want things to get better – at work and in their personal lives.

What is mind boggling, for me, is how resistant people actually are to what they so desperately want.

As my Disney speaking and advising business continues to grow, i find the same thing with many organizations.




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.

This website is about our mental attitude. To easily and safely leave this site to read today’s post on jeff’s physical health website, click here.


Reliable attitude mediocrity

GoGo Inflight flight tracker screen shot


Anaheim weather first week of March


Disneyland Main Street Clock
Lunchtime at Carnation Cafe on Main Street.


Each morning we have a choice.

Our choice is probably an auto response from habit.

Enter MCO to LAX yesterday morning, meaning Orlando to Los Angeles airports and then a bus shuttle to our hotel. Note the departure time in top photo and the time on the bottom photo.

Reliable attitude mediocrity means that after so many thousands of individual days we either suck the marrow out of life or we settle.

Survive each day. Thrive each day.

Either choice revolves around the harsh reality that life is hard.

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If we lived life unafraid of death, what would change?

Dr Jorge Florin Health Central Hospital photo
I knew right away Dr Jorge Florin is passionate about life


If we lived life unafraid of death, what would change?

Why be nervous this morning as we head to Health Central and Dr Jorge Florin’s surgical team?

Guessing it’s something hard to articulate. And very unlikely to happen. The worse case scenario.

It happens. Rarely. But it does.

The fear that people – anywhere, at anytime – let their guard down and aren’t at their very best.

Otherwise, it should be an amazing experience.

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So Much Has Happened

Light's Out Everybody
Light's Out Everybody

Has your life been hectic in the last couple weeks? It’s challenging, isn’t it?

And I don’t want to go one more day

…without asking, “Did I give it my all, or was I simply going through the motions”.

The 2nd anniversary of Randy Pausch’s death is tomorrow.  Lorie Sheffer’s Guest Blogger post is a fitting tribute to all of us – remember what’s most important, before our lights go out.

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