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Uncommon Sense

Today’s posts could be a mistake to publish

 

Today’s posts could be a mistake to publish.

You know, a strength overused becomes a liability.

A glaring blind spot for the perpetrator (me).

That said, here’s my bottom line…

There is no progress without failure…

No forward movement of society without making many uncomfortable…

No boundary expanded by playing it safe…

And when your time on earth has run out, no second chance to take the risks you wished you had taken.

Shouda, woulda, coulda.

Don’t die with regret.

Die with failure – and what you learned and taught from it – but please don’t die with regret.

 

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Dear Son

Who is this crazy, determined person?

Disney Keynote Speaker jeff noel
A person who has purpose. Photo: From the WordPress Admin Dashboard for the previous post in today’s five daisy-chained offerings.

 

Who is this crazy, determined person?

Oh, that would be an entrepreneur.

A person who takes on greater than normal risk.

Understatement of the year, right?

 

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Dear Son

He’s never seen a checking account like this

Wells Fargo deposit slip
Deposited cash to cover a $130 check. This was yesterday, Dec 5.

 

Our son has never seen us with $43 in our checking account.

But he’s seen our balance when there’s a steady income.

He likes steady better.

The life of an entrepreneur is risky.

Risk and reward fundamentally mirror each other.

The greater the risk, the greater the reward.

Burning the ships isn’t easy.

Living off of your last contract eventually reaches the point where the money runs out.

Paradoxically, as i write this, two contracts are waiting to be signed that will more than take care of a whole year.

 

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Two inspired mistakes that turned out to be winners

Hurricane Matthew map
2am – restless night.

 

Hurricane Matthew map
5am – watching for the slightest turn(s) to the west.

 

Two inspired (and one uninspired) mistakes that turned out to be winners.

  1. Used a prototype laptop (iPhone 7 Plus) for the very first time in 17 years of full-time speaking. This potential (yet inspired) mistake included using a prototype slide clicker (iPhone 7).
  2. Changed my necktie three times the first day, to coincide with three significant content topic changes. This didn’t qualify as an inspired mistake, but i did enjoy doing it for the first time ever.
  3. Wore jeans and running shoes for the first time. Steve Jobs inspired that one.

Why were these firsts?

The iPhone’s capabilities have improved compared to when i was at Disney.

Disney has an intentional set of dress code standards and i followed the Disney standards for the first two years being out on my own.

Until this week.

i love preaching what i practice.

.think .differently

 

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Dear Son

Dear Risk

Disney Flag Ceremony on September 11
Disney does this everyday. Yesterday’s September 11 anniversary was inconsequential.

 

Skipper Canteen
Dinner was extra-ordinary because of our server Britney (Skip).

 

Walt Disney World Trains
Traffic rarely gets backed up because of trains, but it does happen.

 

Dear Risk,

Waking up is risky.

More people die after waking up than die in their sleep.

i’ll gladly take the risk.

More people die with regret than die without.

i’ll never accept that risk.

 

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