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Carving Out A Life

Time to kill and not enough time

The Devil We Know
The Devil We Know…had time to watch the trailer, from the makers of Fed Up (Fast Food industry dirty secrets and lies).

 

The Devil We Know
The Devil We Know is coming out soon.

 

The Devil We Know
The Devil We Know…IBD (Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Ulcerative Colitis and Crohns…no cure yet).

 

Disney Keynote Speakers
One of many small acts in the paperwork of life yesterday.

 

Amazon fail
One more thing to do…track down the refund that should have come automatically.

 

Lyft
The 30 minute ride home took nearly two hours.

 

Cypress Center theater
Steve Lyng, Headmaster elect for 2019-2020.

 

Tim Elmore
Tim Elmore, a faculty-favorite speaker.

 

Tim Elmore
Tim Elmore using a performance technique.

 

Tim Elmore
Tim Elmore…7:00-8:40PM last night.

 

Disney founding date
Yesterday, October 16, it all began for Walt and Roy in 1923.

 

 

The devil is in the details.

The paperwork of life.

Plus, continuous learning.

Constant creativity.

Managing our time.

Every day.

All day.

PS. And a decent dose of raising a family, running a business, staying healthy, helping others, and staying positive.

 

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Dear Son

Tip of the admin iceberg

Disney University.
DU.

 

Neighborhood Watch
Neighborhood Watch at the North end.

 

Neighborhood Watch
Neighborhood Watch at the South end, a second effort, same person.

 

Unsolicited sales calls
As they walked away from our garage while i came around the opposite end of the house, i  was startled and my blood rushed through my veins. What were they doing at our house without making their presence known?

 

Three admin issues i dealt with yesterday:

Photo #1: A fantastic Disney Institute (DI) colleague who left DI to contribute at DU (Disney University), is having a “party” in his honor today at 3PM and i’ll be on a plane to Chicago. Not only can’t i be there physically, but a call is also out. He’s been hired by Universal Studios who wants to tap into his 22 years at Disney.

Photos #2-3: An outdoorsman is trained to read his surroundings. Many times it’s simply routine and sometimes it’s a potential matter of survival. The second time i saw the suspicious person, i paused my day and did what any great survivalist would do, make certain he wasn’t a threat to our neighborhood. The first time i saw him he was hours earlier and a mile away at the grocery store and he stood out to me then too.

Photo #4: At dusk, some final yard work. Funny, that white SUV parked by our mailbox was 100% out of place so i watched. It never moved. As i walked some items to the curb for today’s pickup, i was startled to see two adults walking away from our garage. The photo of them was intended to put them on the defensive. i was on defense from not knowing their motive. They knew why they were there but i didn’t. i needed to dilute their advantage and put them on defense. And in the wilderness example, i was potentially vulnerable. i quickly gained an offensive position with a photo of their faces. They were Real Estate agents soliciting business. It ended well (including hugs), but in the moment, i had to follow the survivalist instinct.

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Day To Day

Keeping up with the paper work here and there

Top Disney Conference Speakers
.think .differently about the paperwork of life.

 

Keeping up with the paperwork of life is like keeping up with the paperwork for a business. It never ends. Choices met be made constantly. Best to be proactive. Continuously improve your processes. Etc.

 

 

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Day To Day

Over-focus on things others under-focus on or ignore

LinkedIn Company logo profile process
There were also dozens of additional to-do items (like in this photo from LinkedIn) on top of the list below.

 

Breakfast with Lee Cockerell before 7am, gym workout, deposit speaker’s fee check at bank, mail 20 commitment letters (a letter each leader wrote to themselves) one month after the executive leadership session, client call, lunch, email management, another client call, Apple Store One-to-One training session, pickup 9th grader, run with 9th grader, dinner  with Family (frozen pizza), after hours client call, then three more hours of work, and finally lights out.

 

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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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Fanatical

If Disney ran your business

Spoon doorknob on restaurant front door
A great idea for a restaurant door knob is only the beginning, not the end. Photo from two nights ago in Valparaiso, on Main Street.

 

Being intentional means not only paying attention to details of your business, but it also means over managing those details. Like the door knob above.

Being intentional at everything, especially things your competition under manages or ignores completely.

The reason most under manage or ignore things is because they think the customer (or employee) won’t notice. Or, if the customer (or employee) does notice, they won’t care.

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