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Rock and roll

Glacier National Park
GNP.
Glacier National Park
GNP. Big glacier.
Glacier National Park
GNP. No glacier 80 years later.

We thought, because we had power, we had wisdom.

Stephen Vincent Benet

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Don’t overlook focus

Glacier national Park
GNP.

The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.

William James

The art of being wise is to over-focus on the same things you used to under-focus on or ignore.

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A teacher until i die, and…

From a Disney Institute internal training session, circa 2013.
From a Disney Institute internal training session, circa 2013.
From a Disney Institute internal training session, circa 2013.
From a Disney Institute internal training session, circa 2013.

A teacher until i die, and…

In a perfect an excellent world, a teacher after i die too.

Tim Pollard made a name for himself (at Disney) by helping Disney executives with poor to good speaking ability to raise their game a level or two. For a short, planned, strategic speech, one that you would read word-for-word, brilliant.

For live, spontaneous, enthusiastic, organic audience interaction lasting one hour to five days, it’s a guide, not a Bible.

While continuing to purge a lifetime of Disney and home paperwork and “stuff” (like the orange coffee mug), these photos are stored in Apple’s Notes app and the physical cards and cup are gone.

Tim and i started out great and over time, his non-Disney character revealed itself and rubbed me in a non-Disney way.

The Disney Way is a thing – a cultural thing – like friendly, enthusiastic, helpful and courteous Cast Members are The Disney Way.

Any behavior that’s off even a little bit is easily noticeable, questionable, and without change, unacceptable.

Great speaking concepts are context neutrally great. Grateful to Tim for sharing his speaking wisdom. He definitely assisted Disney Institute (DI) at a time when standardized delivery became the new vision. Without Tim’s help, DI would never have done what we did. Incidentally, the bulk of this delivery change occurred after i retired in 2014.

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Eloquent wisdom

Disney Keynote Speaker jeff noel
On a mountain top, you see what few see. But we should all be able to see this: that everyone is going through a hell no one else knows about. Enjoy and learn from J. K. Rowling’s Harvard commencement speech below.

Eloquent wisdom from someone who was lost, alone, and defeated. The hero’s story, as it were.

We all have a hero’s story to tell.

Tell it.

Don’t die with a book in you.

Write it.

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Final 120 Days

If you could do freshman year over

Prepping for next week’s Disney Creativity Keynote Speech in Madrid. Some notes on a post-it note.

If you could do freshman year over, and you could have a roommate or a private room, which would you pick?

Private room.

Why?

To avoid potential personality mis-match drama.

The downside is losing the potential struggle and the lessons you learn from the experience.

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