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How many days does it take to start a new habit?

How many days does it take to start a new habit?

Depends on who you listen to, and generally, 21 days is used as a decent estimate. Three weeks.

So after three years, what can you expect?

Transformation?

How can you not?

Well, here we are, January 20.

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Disney Leadership Book

Should we prepare for battle?

Glacier National Park
How do we lead ourselves and others over tough terrain?

 

Should we prepare for battle?

What battle?

The battle to win the hearts of your employees.

Your mission is extraordinary for your customers.

In your recent town hall, you observed frontline employees actively disengaged and even some eye-rolling as the leadership team spoke.

Now here’s the question that everyone wants to ace, but you might feel like you are falling short.

“Do your leaders deliver your customer mission to your employees?”

The degree to which a leader demonstrates genuine care is the degree to which those employees pass that genuine care onto their customers.

 

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Anyone planning for mental readjustments in 2018?

Disney Leadership Keynote Speaker
Palm trees and sunshine fuel some people’s karma.

 

Time marches on.

As 2017 is in its final week, many of us are thinking about adjustments we’d like to make in our lives in 2018.

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Disney Leadership Book

Wrote 28k words last week according to Grammarly

Disney business books authors
Behind the scenes, work is quietly and steadily being done.

 

Writing changes people.

Only people who write daily understand this.

Wish i could impart the wisdom to everyone who isn’t prepared to do the work.

What a fantasy, right?

Start writing a little bit every day.

If you really want to live on the edge, publish every day.

Show the world what you believe in.

And be prepared for no one to care.

Be prepared for deafening silence.

And keep writing anyway.

It will either turn out worse than you expected or much better than you expected.

Sorry, but i’m not able to predict your results.

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Disney Leadership Book

A list of transformational 72 hour challenges

Harambe Market at Disney's Animal Kingdom
Yesterday’s Disney Leadership book writing location, Harambe Market at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

 

Personal growth and surrender are inseparable.

Having short-term intentional challenges mitigates the temptation to compete against luck.

Here are some of the ridiculously small steps (72-hour challenges) i’ve taken that have been transformational:

 

  1. Stop texting and reading emails while driving
  2. Write five daily, differently-themed blog posts
  3. Stop drinking alcohol
  4. Stop speaking up in meetings (advice from boss)
  5. Drive the speed limit
  6. Make 10 minutes early my “on-time” standard
  7. Jog 100 meters each morning
  8. Place every postage stamp upside down
  9. Tell my colleague’s bosses complimentary examples about them (and never tell my colleagues i did it)
  10. Keep my leader (while i was at Disney Institute) informed so they never have to ask
  11. Volunteer at Church
  12. Buy a glass jar and fill it with 936 beads, place it on my desk before our Son is born
  13. Take one bead out of the jar every Friday until our Son turns 18 (18 years x 52 weekends/year = 936 weekends (beads)
  14. Handpick flowers and personally deliver them to my Wife
  15. Start going to the gym
  16. Schedule annual health checkups in January
  17. Weigh myself (twice) in the morning
  18. Floss my teeth before bedtime
  19. Read at least an hour a day
  20. Write at least two hours a day
  21. Make plans to retire at 55
  22. Create a “plan b” before the next potential economic crisis
  23. Stop drinking coffee and diet coke
  24. Begin each day on my knees

 

All of the above were small steps that began one day and continued for a few more days. Now, it’s the new normal.

 

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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.