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50 Shades of Green?

Disney's Shades of Green Resort
Disney’s Shades of Green Resort, featuring the Palm and Magnolia Golf Courses.

 

Disney Keynote speaker jeff noel
In the lobby.

 

Disney Keynote speaker jeff noel
Hidden Mickey.

 

Disney Keynote speaker jeff noel
Always so happy.

 

Shades of Green Resort Disney World
Beautiful lobby.

 

Disney Keynote speaker jeff noel
Comfortable place to write.

 

Disney Keynote speaker jeff noel
Day 48 of 365.

 

Disney World street signs
All choices are interesting.

 

50 Shades of Green?

Just one.

Shades of Green Resort at Walt Disney World is also home to the Palm and Magnolia Golf courses.

 

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Nice bank, nice bike

Disney's SunTrust Building
Until the Team Disney Building was built in 1991, the SunTrust building was Walt Disney World headquarters. Photo taken yesterday a few feet from the Hilton.

 

Keynote speaker
Nice Bike is a metaphor for making connections.

 

Nice bank, nice bike.

Yesterday’s (Day 41) Disney Leadership book writing took place at Disney’s SunTrust Building.

Only a few feet away, i walked through The Hilton at Walt Disney World’s convention center. Boxes of the book, Nice Bike, were being stacked for convention attendees.

It made me ponder the difference between the C25K running initiative to get folks off the couch to run their first 5k, and the contrast against the personal habits modification necessary to make running (or some aerobic activity) last a lifetime.

This led quickly to the business analogy:

Inspirational speaker creating a ripple effect lasting from days to weeks, and in rare occasions, months. A good shot in the arm, but it wears off. Eventually, it’s like nothing ever happened.

Catalytic speaker sharing cultural architecture to address – and solve for -root causes. One year, maybe two or three years later, the culture has made a dramatic leap, actually becoming the DNA of the company’s brand reputation.

 

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All Disney books to be written with these three impossible goals

Disney leadership expert jeff noel
Yesterday, September 21, 2016 was International Peace Day.

 

Walt Disney's Main Street Window
Photo from iPhone 7 Plus.

 

Walt Disney's Main Street Window
Photo from iPhone 7.

 

All Disney books to be written with these three impossible goals:

  1. All written on an iPhone
  2. All written at Walt Disney World
  3. All told, seven books total (in one year)

Imagine the pushback Walt Disney used to get from some of his crazy ideas.

 

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Of course, i would like her to say…

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John Wiley and Sons was founded in 1807.

 

One week ago the email from Wiley inquired if i would be interested in talking about publishing with them.

Wiley?

Me?

Yes.

But i immediately tempered the opportunity, rather than getting excited.

Why?

In reality, it’s likely just an Editor fishing for opportunities. Similar to America’s Got Talent auditioning tons of hopefuls. Wiley, like any other business, relies on sales, and sales rely on products (and/or services). Books are their product.

Makes sense when you think about it. They have to hustle for business the same as everyone else.

The only difference here is that they came to me first. 😀

We had a productive and fun chat.

In yesterday’s call, i introduced Jeanenne to my goal of having my clients say, “I wish every author was like Jeff.”

 

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This website is about our home health. To leave this site to read today’s post on my mental attitude website, click here.

 

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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.change .differently

Sanibel Island sunset
Having the right team revolves around having people you can trust.

 

.change .differently

Every* year at Disney the annual Leadership Excellence survey results had me go straight to the answer for the most important question…

“I trust my leader.”

On a five point scale of:

  1. Always
  2. Most of the time
  3. Sometimes yes, sometimes no
  4. Not very often
  5. Never

This is the question i hoped to score highest on.

* There were only a few exceptions where we skipped a year due to extenuating economic circumstances, such as the Gulf War and the year following 9/11.

 

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This website is about our home health. To leave this site to read today’s post on my mental attitude website, click here.

 

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.