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Things I Learned Yesterday

Yesterday was full of Kentucky surprises

hotel maintenance list
Hand-written to-do list from a Hotel maintenance employee. It should not have been sitting out for the public to see. Second photo i took yesterday morning…at the hotel elevator.

 

typewriter
Second floor is home to all the convention ballrooms and breakout rooms.

 

typewriter
Coming in for a closer look.

 

typewriter
Closer inspection.

 

typewriter
Wow, to think this was at one time a high tech improvement over the pencil.

 

Yesterday was full of Kentucky surprises.

Four days at the brand new (five weeks old) Omni Louisville and all i saw was my room and the lobby.

On the way down from the 10th floor, stopped on three to check out the fitness center.

Then stopped at two to see the meeting rooms.

Will be back in Louisville in a few weeks.

It would be prudent to know the resources.

 

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This Is Just For Me

Why Dead Poets Society?

Dead Poets Society dvd photo
Received this yesterday in the mail from a former teammate at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. He’s currently an Epcot Custodial Area Leader.

 

Why Dead Poets Society?

Because when we worked together in the mid-1990’s, i worked hard to be an inspiring leader – to set an example for daily excellence.

Every single day, all day.

Twenty-years later, he’s still feeling it.

And in his kind, completely unexpected gesture, he reminded me that no good deed is ever wasted.

 

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Back To The Future

When you accomplish something you never meant to do

Disney Conference Keynote Speaker
Yesterday i used “Burn the ships” as the driving force behind leaving Disney after 30 years.

 

When you accomplish something you never meant to do you have the potential to reflect on it in a profound way, but only if you aren’t too busy to miss the opportunity.

Self-reflection may be the most important tool for living a life focused on living in the moment.

Living in the moment is a dream for most of us.

To be present.

Constantly.

When you get to know yourself better, you can appreciate your strengths, which you might otherwise be oblivious to. Realizing the right strength (that had been invisible to you) can set you free to live in a way that astonishes you in it’s goodness.

When you get to know yourself better, you can appreciate that your self-imposed limitations do not serve you, or others, very well. This is a blinding flash of the obvious. This also allows you to shed what is holding you back.

Ultimately, you accomplish something you never meant to do.

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Random (feeling lucky?)

When we least expect it, we see something rare, and meaningful

Train on Lethbridge Bridge
When we least expect it, we see something rare, and meaningful

 

Five years ago it became brutally apparent that some personal promises were desperately unfulfilled.

The absolutely crazy idea of a 100-day writers boot camp was dreamt up to attack the long term recurring failures.

And just for fun, why not begin on April Fools Day?

Perfect for such a foolish idea.

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Authenticity (New Currency)

Christmas in September?

Christmas Decorations trigger us to spend
Christmas Decorations trigger us to spend

 

If there was no gift giving, what would Christmas mean to each of us?

And for how long?

Christmas in September? Society, through media and big budget marketing, has spent decades hyping up the Christmas gift giving tradition. Look at black Friday and cyber Monday after Thanksgiving. All intended to get us to spend a lot of money.

Yesterday and the day before I spent time, all of four waking hours total.

Time is money, and I spent as much as possible.

Four hours over two days doesn’t seem like much.

Compared to possibly never seeing them again, four hours was a jackpot.

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