2020 flashback

15-second 2020 video: As the camera pans you immediately see Pollock Mountain, Mt Siyeh, and Piegan Mountain.
5-second 2020 video: Acknowledged the news of Covid-induced, 30,000 Cast Member layoff. Had no idea what to say, so i kept it simple and gut-level.

These two videos remind me of the September 30, 2020 Oberlin (8,200′) summit.

In the moment, it felt scarier than the close (15′?) Grizzly Bear encounter at Granite Park – the one where i had to turn my back on the Grizzly and continued walking.

A rare – and a first – sunset summit.

Just a quick jaunt up and back. Shoot a couple client videos from the summit. Then boogie on down to the car.

Without explanation, i got lost on the summit and couldn’t find my way down.

Have written about it before and will spare a rehash now.

What’s noteworthy in this post is the spectrum of emotions captured on these two videos. And, the emotions never captured on video that evening.

Duplicate Update: Starting tomorrow all five blogs become an “unthemed-canvas” of sorts. The normal mind-body-spirit-work-home theme goes on hiatus until this “couple-week project” concludes.

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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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