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The genesis story gets lost

mineral spring at Disney's Wilderness Lodge
In the rear of Disney’s Wilderness Lodge lobby, is this bubbling mineral hot spring, Silver Springs. The entire Resort was built around it, and because of it. It’s the genesis story. It’s essentially lost. What does one gain by never losing the origin story?

There are single thoughts that contain the essence of a whole volume, single sentences that have the beauties of a large work.

Joseph Joubert

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Rarely advocating for the inside

Disney's wilderness Lodge lobby
Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Lobby from the top floor.

Happiness is your nature. It is not wrong to desire it. What is wrong is seeking it outside when it is inside.

Ramana Maharishi

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Just say no, a lot

Clearing four decades of collected quotes, stories, and original thoughts. sharing a few from 400 pages.
text compliment
Mind blown. Wow.

There is no such thing as a problem without a gift for you in its hands. You seek problems because you need their gifts.

Richard Bach

Abundance can be had simply by consciously receiving what already has been given.

Sufi saying

Every situation properly perceived, is an opportunity.

dad

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The 12 Values

paper template filled with 12 sections of values
Two 3-ring binders filled with 12 sections of personal values. This is how the 12 sections are organized.

The 12 Values i created in the 1980’s. there is a value attributed to each month:

  1. Simplicity
  2. Peace
  3. Self-control
  4. Love
  5. Goodness
  6. Humility
  7. Hope
  8. Forgiveness
  9. Patience
  10. Faith
  11. Thankfulness
  12. Joy

Missing are:

  1. Surrender
  2. Honesty
  3. Personal responsibility
  4. Initiative
  5. Fun

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A teacher until i die, and…

From a Disney Institute internal training session, circa 2013.
From a Disney Institute internal training session, circa 2013.
From a Disney Institute internal training session, circa 2013.
From a Disney Institute internal training session, circa 2013.

A teacher until i die, and…

In a perfect an excellent world, a teacher after i die too.

Tim Pollard made a name for himself (at Disney) by helping Disney executives with poor to good speaking ability to raise their game a level or two. For a short, planned, strategic speech, one that you would read word-for-word, brilliant.

For live, spontaneous, enthusiastic, organic audience interaction lasting one hour to five days, it’s a guide, not a Bible.

While continuing to purge a lifetime of Disney and home paperwork and “stuff” (like the orange coffee mug), these photos are stored in Apple’s Notes app and the physical cards and cup are gone.

Tim and i started out great and over time, his non-Disney character revealed itself and rubbed me in a non-Disney way.

The Disney Way is a thing – a cultural thing – like friendly, enthusiastic, helpful and courteous Cast Members are The Disney Way.

Any behavior that’s off even a little bit is easily noticeable, questionable, and without change, unacceptable.

Great speaking concepts are context neutrally great. Grateful to Tim for sharing his speaking wisdom. He definitely assisted Disney Institute (DI) at a time when standardized delivery became the new vision. Without Tim’s help, DI would never have done what we did. Incidentally, the bulk of this delivery change occurred after i retired in 2014.

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