Thought giving up coffee and diet coke would be impossible

Funny coffee sign
Cracker Barrel for breakfast before the Sunday Tournament. Photo taken in their gift shop.


Thought giving up coffee and diet coke would be impossible. Seriously.

The catalyst was a holiday trip to visit Family. In a strange development, noticed widespread dark stains on my teeth. From coffee?

Quit drinking coffee and diet coke when we returned to Orlando. That was on January 5, 90 days ago.

The sign above:

No coffee, No workee.

We believe what we want to believe.

  • “I can’t live without coffee”.
  • “I can live without coffee”.

We live a lifetime selling ourselves short. Our ability to transform is possible.

It’s the focus and discipline that seems impossible.

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Biggest home April Fool ever?

Disney's Magic Kingdom Spring Break peak attendance days
Spring Break 2015 is in full swing. Yesterday, March 31, 10am.


It was probably foolish to waste nearly seven years of weekends looking for a lot near Disney World so we could build our dream home.

We had a crazy dream. It didn’t seem crazy at first because we were young, ignorant, and lacked the reality check of real estate truths.

Location, location, location equals unaffordable.

There’s another truth.

Luck favors the prepared.

At the end of a long, arduous journey, when we discovered a vacant two acre lot at a crazy price near Magic Kingdom, luck prevailed.

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Patience is personal leadership strength

UPS Overnight delivery envelope.
This was waiting when we returned from Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park yesterday.


Are you working on something important but feel like giving up? What is the only thing that allows us to persevere in the face of long-term adversity?

It’s different for each of us, which is why we struggle. We want the fail-safe recipe for success.

In a nutshell, here’s your best clue for your fail-safe recipe. It revolves around motivation and patience.

In preparation for Mid Life Celebration’s first catalytic leadership keynote speech featuring The Disney Way, the client sent an incredibly valuable packet of Company and event information.

It only took six years.

Not for the UPS package, for Mid Life Celebration’s first paid speaking engagement.

Six years.

Who waits that long?

A patient person with a clear, concise, and compelling vision.

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Overwhelmed, tired, and hopeless?

Disney Speakers for Sports Industry
Amway Arena, court side.


Overwhelmed, tired, and hopeless?

It feels like a never ending battle.

Here’s why.

Perfection is the enemy of finished. – Voltaire

Becoming organized is a lifelong task. It requires daily focus and energy. If we don’t find a way to manage this we get buried.

The people who are decently organized, they aren’t lucky, nor do they use some secret magic.

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