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Island Time

Happy 45th Birthday Walt Disney World

Sanibel Island Pinocchio's Ice Cream
It took 32 visits before we discovered Pinocchio’s ice cream. Life IS cool.

 

Sanibel Island Pinocchio's Ice Cream
A Disney-style trash can?

 

Sanibel Island Pinocchio's Ice Cream
Sanibel Island Pinocchio’s Ice Cream parlor literally had a line out the door.

 

People always ask, “Where do you go for vacation?”

Answer, “Sanibel Island, Glacier National Park, and home to Pennsylvania are the annual destinations.”

 

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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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Humility (never enough)

Disney Vacation

Working Vacation At Mid Life Celebration?
Working Vacation At Mid Life Celebration?

Today is the first day of summer vacation.

What am I going to do to kick it off?

“I’m going to Disney World”.

Sitting here writing from the breezeway in Cinderella Castle.

No seriously. I’m on vacation. Sitting here in the breezeway. Yes, Disney’s Magic Kingdom.

The sun is not up yet.

I sure hope this isn’t some twisted fairy tale.

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Simplicity

Mid Life Leadership Paradox?

Leadership Pair-of-Boxes?
Leadership Pair-of-Boxes?

Midlife leadership paradox, or, midlife leadership pair of boxes?

Pete Blank used to work as a Leader at The Walt Disney World Resort. Now, he’s an entrepreneur and Leadership coach and professional speaker.

I subscribe to his blog and wanted to share one that is particularly relevant as we pursue a mid life celebration.  Click here to read.

As we try so desperately to simplify, we apparently have complicated things and actually made them much worse.

Is this possible?

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Thankfulness

Thanksgiving Tradition Cancelled?

“Dad, would you cancel Thanksgiving?”, my son responded brilliantly to my serious-sounding question.

I had just antagonistically asked him, “We don’t need to go to Twistee Treat today.  I mean, we can skip one Monday.  It’s no big deal, right?  What’s one Monday?”

Five years ago, I spontaneously suggested to our son, as we were leaving his school, that we stop by Twistee Treat on the way home. “Let’s get some ice cream and celebrate a great week and kick off a great weekend ahead.”

What child turns down ice cream, right?  The very next Friday, as we where leaving his school, he asked, “Are we getting ice cream?”  We all know how this turned out.

Every Friday, for more than a year, was Twistee Treat day.

Until one casual Monday, when I said, “Why don’t we go to Twistee Treat and celebrate the great weekend we just had and kick off the week ahead?”

So here we are, five years later. Do you think he’ll have trouble recalling ice cream with his Dad?  I mean, for as long as he lives?

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Mid Life Crisis Is When...

Identify Your Highest Skill

“Identify your highest skill and devote your time to performing it.  Delegate all other skills”. Ronald Brown

Mid life adults get to mid life for a variety of reasons, including luck, passion, focus, discipline, etc.  What we do once we get to mid life is a different game though.

How?

Why?

Many reasons to be sure.  Well, at least if we pay attention. Many people at mid life have the proverbial Mid Life Crisis, lasting from a few hours, a few months, and even a few years.

One of the mid life tips to consider is to do what Ronald Brown suggests.  Only one challenge with that though?

Most have no idea what their highest skill is.  None.  Crisis?  What crisis?