Personal stories

Walt Disney quote about innovation
Blinding flash of the obvious, eh?

May I speak with Jeff? Speaking. Jeff, I need to set up your lunch meeting with Steve Heise the Disney Institute Director. Lunch meeting? Steve Heise? Disney Institute? You’ve got the wrong Jeff…(and the rest, as they say, is history).

dad

Critical distinction: Using stories is a common tool. However, using personal stories is rare. Curators, pontificators, and copycats can be quite skilled at telling someone else’s story. Think Simon Sinek. Who wants to hear about the front lines of poverty eradication from an historian? Who wants to hear from someone who felt the physical pangs and emotional anguish from looking starvation in the eyes and from being a starving adult with starving children?

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Disney Speaker reality check

Bob Iger
Influenced by the 2nd and 3rd longest running Disney CEO’s, after Walt Disney. Artistry runs in our DNA, even in how we run our business from the top.

In reality, after four years as a Disney Keynote Speaker, had finally reached the starting line. Had totally underestimated my incompetence. And what happened in the next 11 years at Disney Institute was gradual, artistic Magic.

dad

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Competent incompetent

Walt Disney World Resort construction photo
Disney’s Contemporary Resort rooms were built a few miles away, then driven to the site and slid into the Contemporary’s A-frame.

A competent-incompetent knows how much they do not know. In 1999, was fully aware i knew zero about public speaking.

dad

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Unexpected failure

teddy bear in mountain wildflowers
Magic happens when your priorities are prioritized.

Being a creative risk taker is a poor tool if you do not have prioritized priorities.

dad

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Partner priority #1

movie poster Jungle Cruise
World famous Jungle Cruise. Love the side panel arrow decorations.

Your values must align with your life partner’s. Inevitable style differences are embraced and celebrated when foundational values are aligned.

dad

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