Seasonal goodbyes

24-second 2020 video: Saying goodbye to ‘friends’ at the Piegan-Pollock saddle.

Each Glacier visit since 2013 has been marked by an ever-increasing reality that eventually, and without warning, that Glacier trip will be my last.

Being mindful and present to know this empowers me to make the most of each and every day there.

In a perfect (excellent) world, this happens 365 days a year, no matter where i am or who i’m with.

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Page starters

From a college classroom during a campus tour.

Simple page starters.

  • Once upon a time there was…
  • Every day…
  • One day…
  • Because of that…
  • Because of that…
  • Until finally…

Simple.

Powerful.

Over-complicating things ensures overwhelm, anxiety, and frustration.

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Accomplishments

Small Pixar toy characters in mountains
Two versions of the two lead characters in Pixar’s Soul. Joe and 22. They had a blast during their 62 days in Glacier (2021).

Accomplishments/Highlights:

Personal

  • Husband, parent, servant.
  • Book
  • Blog world-record (unofficially)
  • Overcame alcohol addiction.
  • Overcame invisible disability.
  • Senior Olympian, age 50.
  • Small business owner.
  • Growth mindset.
  • Physical vibrancy in my 60s.
  • Peace.
  • Contentment.
  • Self-employed.
  • TED Talk.
  • Prioritized priorities.

Professional

  • Serendipitously parlayed a ‘resume-building internship’ into a 30-year Disney career.
  • Unintentionally became a public speaker at Disney Institute, and in 15 years, spoke to over one-million people and 2,000 organizations.
  • Honored with both Walt Disney Lifetime Achievement Awards: Partners In Excellence (2000) and The Walt Disney Legacy Award (2013).
  • Disney Institute’s highest-rated, most-requested facilitator.
  • Successfully retired from the Walt Disney Company and launched private speaking and advising business.
  • Serendipitously became an Executive Coach one year after retiring from Disney.
  • Earning a lifetime annual pass to every Disney Theme Park around the world.
  • Living less than one mile from Walt Disney World.

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Most important of the 19 blueprints

10-second 2020 video: Prioritize your priorities. This video prioritizes the first of 19 organizational vibrancy blueprints.

Classic cliche: If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there.

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My blindspot finally revealed

A riff about the two sentences that changed my Disney trajectory.

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