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This Is Just For Me

RIP Walt

In a dream, a chip off the old block. Keep dreaming Junior. PS. Never sell yourself short.

RIP Walt.

December 5, 1901 – December 15, 1966.

Sixty-five years old.

He died too young, many say.

What can we learn from the feelings we have today, on the anniversary of Walt’s death?

  • Take risks
  • .think .differently
  • Envision a future that’s not only better than now, but much better than now
  • Have fun

Live like you mean it!

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It's All We Have

Happy 60th birthday jeff noel

Disney Institute Speaker jeff noel
Biking to Disney’s Wilderness Lodge this morning. (and hey, the upload issue wasn’t an issue)

How many reputations do you have?

Trick question.

If you live six decades, you’ve come in contact with many people.

How many reputations do you have?

Have you figured it out yet?

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Disney Leadership Book

It’s easy to make decisions

Disney Keynote Speaker
Last week.

It’s easy to make decisions when you know what your values are.  – Roy Disney

 

You don’t need more time, you just need to decide.

Easy to say.

Hard to embrace.

Why?

Deciding is difficult because decisions come with responsibility. It’s better and easier to not decide, our lizard brain says.

Responsibility can make us look like a hero if we handle it well (like physical health).

Responsibility can make us look like a hypocrite if we handle it poorly (again, like physical health).

So, oftentimes, it’s easier and better to not decide.

How to not decide?

Ask for more time.

If you have more time, you can move away from the decision.

Maybe someone else will make it for you.

Maybe it won’t need to be made at all.

Yeah, like what are the odds of our health becoming nothing to defend.

 

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Everything Is Important

Had to think for a moment, and it bothered me

WPS basketball playoffs
We “force” him to go to after school activities simply to be exposed to social situations.

 

Had to think for a moment, and it bothered me that i couldn’t instantaneously remember the fourth one.

  1. Honesty
  2. Behave admirably
  3. Personally responsibility
  4. Self-control

He learned the first one as a young boy, the other three were added over the years. Behaving admirably was added in elementary school. Three and four added during adolescence.

A teen’s attitude is shaped by many things. One of the most obvious, and most taken for granted, is the home.

PS. “Initiative” was added after entering ninth grade. On deck for this Summer is “fun”.

 

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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.

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About Mid Life Celebration

If we’re lucky, a wakeup call will bring us to our knees

Teddy bear in starting blocks
Finland 2009.

 

Teddy Bear at Track meet starting line
This Teddy Bear has been traveling for a decade. Ski jumping is big in Finland.

 

The things my child needs to know, it’s my responsibility to teach it to him. But i get busy with a career and putting out life’s fires.

i was lucky, a wakeup call brought me to my knees.

Sounds cliche, but finally i started listening to my heart.

Disney (30 years worth) taught me the profound power in intentionality. About over managing things others under manage or ignore.

Life taught me the profound power of regret. And that regret breeds prolifically from excuses.

The marriage of those two – excuses and regret – produced my first book. It was written for a little boy (who turned 15 yesterday) in case something bad ever happened to his dad.

If i could give free copies to anyone wanting it, i would.

Not interested (anymore) in making money from this book. In fact, the proceeds are so small, it’s not worth the effort to compete for people’s precious attention.

But for reasons that readers share with me, i want as many people as possible to have a copy.

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