Five tips for being successful from jeff noel

Disney Keynote Speaker Orlando
On a search yesterday for a special Disney legend’s window on Main Street, USA.


Jim Cora Disney Window
A request from Doug Lipp, author of “Disney U”. Google said Jim’s window is above Disney Clothiers (left side).


Disney Continuous Improvement
Jim Cora told Doug and Pam Lipp his window is on the right side, on the last block.


Disney Keynote Speaker Orlando
Checked every window, on both sides, twice. Stayed for lunch and then the midday Parade.


anytime fitness
While biking home from Magic Kingdom, swung into Anytime Fitness to register. Saying goodbye to my old gym – a member there since September 2006.


Orlando Swimming pool temp
After school yesterday, we took a dip.


work hard
A big part of the bottom line is outworking your competition.


Five tips for being successful from jeff noel.

  1. Dream big
  2. Know precisely why your dream is important
  3. Don’t quit your day job
  4. Fall in love with risk and failure
  5. Be different than everyone else in your space

Obviously, narrowing the big picture to only five is challenging.

Your mileage may vary.



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Seven Summits Expeditions, Frank G. Wells

Magic Kingdom Main Street Cast Member Windows
My favorite window, because of it’s obscurity.


Florida wild flowers near Disney World
A little patch of barely noticeable heaven in the very center.


Florida wild flowers near Disney World
In the one mile stretch of roadway in our neighborhood, this is the only place to see this.


Seven Summits Expeditions, Frank G. Wells. That’s what the first photo captures in the Magic Kingdom Disney-legend tribute window.

Frank Wells was the original choice for CEO to replace Ron Miller (Walt’s son-in-law) in 1984. As the story has been shared with me, Frank turned it down, because he said Disney needed a creative person at the helm. Frank told his suitors that if they got the young Paramount Studios executive, Michael Eisner, as the new Disney CEO, Frank said he would be willing to be the COO.

Ten years later, Frank was tragically killed in a Heli-skiing accident.

Unknown to most Disney Cast Members is this story and the back story of Frank and a mountain climbing partner and their attempt to summit the highest peak on each of the seven continents. They summited six peaks, but did not make it to the top of Mount Everest.

That’s the significance to the window.

i had the privilege to spend two-and-a-half years (1988-1990) working in a Disney World office that handled Michael and Frank’s Orlando itinerary every time they visited. i even got to meet and interact with both of them.




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This is a followup to last night’s post on Apple versus Microsoft.

I LOVE my Toshiba laptop and my Internet connection.  It works fast, is very reliable, and I am very good at it.

What intrigues me about Apple?

It’s understated simplicity.

It’s vision to compete, even though the market clearly shows it as the underdog.

Humans don’t like change.  Apple IS change.  The iPhone IS change.

Bob Dylan once said, “He who is not busy being born, is busy dying”.

Who is changing faster, better?   Microsoft or Apple?

May I challenge you to evaluate your attitude toward change and give yourself an honest grade?

Make today a GREAT day to consider change as a theme and act.  Because if you don’t, who will?  If not today, when?  Carpe diem, jeff noel  🙂

MacBook, Excellence and Change?

MacBook, Excellence and Change?

In an ongoing effort to be excellent, I bought a MacBook on Saturday.

Friends and colleagues have told me for years that Apple computers are way beyond a Microsoft Windows Internet experience. 

I thought, “How different could it possibly be“?

In a nutshell, here’s why I went Apple


After recent “pressure” from a few friends and some simple Disney continuous improvement tactics, I determined that hands down, the iPhone is my next phone.

When I started to see gigantic differences between an Apple iPhone and other phones, I took a quick look at Apple computers.   Know what my first reaction was?




Cheaper options?


Than why?

This is one of those times where I think to myself, “If I have to explain it to you, you won’t understand“.

While Apple’s market share is pale compared to Microsoft, it won’t be forever.

MacBook, Excellence and Change?   Damn straight!

Carpe diem, jeff noel  🙂