Thumbs up

Disney diaper changing station
Outsiders will never think like insiders. Only Disney is going to over-focus on the same things others under-focus on or ignore. Four rolls of toilet paper at the diaper changing station? Absolutely.

Thumbs up.

That’s what i present when someone cuts me off or nearly causes an accident. That and a prayer for the driver.

Used to offer the center finger. And no prayer. Ever.

Becoming a dad, and a Disney Institute teacher required a higher standard from someone who is preaching the highest standards.

Same on the local streets.

When you change what you see, what you see changes.

Dear son, this would have been impossible for me in my 20’s, 30’s and 40’s.

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How forgiving?

Disney Institute Keynote speaker Jeff Noel
Oct 27, 2014…..4 days before retiring from 30 years at Disney.

How forgiving are you?

You can master forgiving others after you first master forgiving yourself.

There is no short-cut.

Self forgiveness should, and must, happen first.

This life-insight is self-evident, and irrefutable.

Remember how long it took me to answer you, “Will you forgive me?”

A nanosecond.

You asked. You received.

Then you were asked, “Can you forgive yourself?”

Our tension, our pain, our confusion…we must forgive ourselves for each being a full 50% of the problem (challenge).

Remember what i told you last night?

The house and everything in it means nothing without you in it.

Mom excluded, who’s my favorite person in the entire world?

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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.

dad

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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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