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Disney Leadership Book

Biting the bullet

Biting the bullet.

New website overhaul coming soon.

Not to this website, to my speaking website.

 

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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.

 

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Entrepreneurship

Disruption and non-traditional are synonymous

Apple Notes App
Yesterday, this photo is a real example of me taking notes while Gary walked me through it.

 

Yesterday included an opportunity to visit the Apple Store for a one-to-one session with Gary. Gary is an amazing resource for not only everything Apple, but also well beyond the boundaries of Apple technology.

i take many photos on a daily basis. Often, i use photos to take notes, so i was looking for hacks to store these “Notes” photos in contacts.

Learned from Gary that you can’t in contacts but you can with Apple’s Notes app.

This led to Gary sharing some fascinating information about how photos are being used in disruptive (untraditional) ways. Most photos these days never get printed and never end up in a scrapbook. Most are taken to be shared digitally. And they are even used as a substitute when someone texts, “What are you doing right now?”.

Had this crazy idea driving home from Apple that i’ll share on the fourth blog (jungle jeff).

 

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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.

 

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Entrepreneurship

Strange Magic

Disney University lobby
Yesterday while running, having fun with potential clients.

 

Strange Magic…

Not the song by Electric Light Orchestra from 1975.

A strange magic has flooded my thoughts with questions.

Questions about fear, opportunity, luck, obligation, and vision.

A few lucky breaks (strange, and magical) combined with a new year of setting (my) corporate direction have collided unexpectedly.

i’ve become busier – sooner than expected – and am overwhelmed with joy, yet faced with a new set of challenges.

Questions like:

  • How much is the content, and how it’s presented, worth?
  • Where is the value and price line that you will not go below?
  • How do i communicate and justify the value?

No one walks into an Apple Store believing they can negotiate the price of an iPhone or MacBook.

No. One.

Why?

Because Apple has set the expectation. Clearly. Most Apple customers understand Apple’s Magic and pay the premium. Those that don’t get it, move on.

This is where i’m at right now.

 

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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.

 

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About Mid Life Celebration

The speech’s content is as powerful as the wheel was to progress

Marriott Harbor Beach sunrise
Sunrise is not far away.

 

Marriott Harbor Beach morning view
Same, but different.

 

Marriott Harbor Beach Keynote Speech
Moved table from wall to sliding door. Always facing East to write.

 

Disney Corporate Keynote Speaker
First thing i see on LinkedIn at 530am yesterday. My speech’s message is their new wheel.

 

Are mistakes really gifts in disguise?

Yes.

Success is built upon a foundation of failure.

Mid Life Celebration, and yesterday’s Leadership Keynote speech was fertilized with failure.

The long way is the short cut.

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Humility (never enough)

How many miracles does each human get?

KOHLS 2015 National Conference
KOHL’S 2015 National Conference about to kickoff.

 

We get a few, plus or minus one handful, of miracles in life.

Today doesn’t equate to:

  1. Being born
  2. Being American
  3. Surviving two potentially deadly car accidents.
  4. Marrying Cheryl
  5. Finding land behind Magic Kingdom
  6. Overcoming disability and becoming a parent

But today does equate to a close second. And is simply this. Today is Mid Life Celebration’s first paid speaking engagement. The client paid the entire asking price – the same price Disney Institute can ask for.

Another close second is years ago entirely by serendipity, Lee Cockerell and i began a trusted friendship.

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