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Dear Son

Dear Risk

Disney World Chamber of Commerce
Did most of yesterday’s writing here.

 

Disney's Flag Retreat Ceremony
Stayed in Town Square to catch the (daily) Flag Retreat Ceremony yesterday on 9/11/16.

 

Dear Risk,

Thank you for the opportunity to spend our life savings with literally zero chance of success. We took the risk simply because we couldn’t live with the thought of not trying.

Last night, our 16-year old came to me (Cheryl is at Disneyland for two weeks) to share that he wants to extend his first novel’s publishing date indefinitely.

Patiently listening, i discerned his logic – and saw his passion – and totally support this.

The caveat, however, is that he start and complete a second book project – the original plan for a series of short stories – before he finishes 10th grade. In fact, by Christmas 2016 would be ideal.

 

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Disney Customer Service book

The choice between PC or Mac

Disney Customer Service Speaker jeff noel
Potential corporate logo?

 

The choice between PC or Mac is one that every business professional must make.

The choice between productivity, or, changing the world.

Affordable or expensive.

There are no inexpensive Macs.

There are plenty of inexpensive PC’s.

Taking risks is risky. So is playing it safe.

 

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On April Fool’s Day 2009, jeff noel began writing five daily, differently-themed blogs (on five different sites). It was to be a 100-day self-imposed “writer’s bootcamp”, in preparation for writing his first book. He hasn’t missed a single day since.

 

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What Do You Mean You Don't Know?

Do you have a normal stress level for an average day?

Do you have a normal stress level for an average day?

Most days i manage stress with peace, serenity, and focus.

The past 24 hours have felt like an ambush.

i used to live like that every single day in Disney Resort Operations.

 

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On April Fool’s Day 2009, jeff noel began writing five daily, differently-themed blogs (on five different sites). It was to be a 100-day self-imposed “writer’s bootcamp”, in preparation for writing his first book. He hasn’t missed a single day since.

 

This website is about our spiritual health. To leave this site to read today’s post on jeff’s career health website, click here.

 

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Journey On

How much risk?

Business traveler wallet
Flashback to my last year at Disney Institute 2013. i no longer use coffee or a WDW Corporate Credit Card, and life is ah-mazing.

 

How much risk?

From one (a little) to 10 (bet everything), how much are you willing to put at stake to make the change you seek?

 

You know how much courage it would take for a military leader, say 1000 years ago, to invade a foreign land by ship, and to order the last row boat to burn the ships before rowing to shore? That’s a true succeed or die situation. So, i’ve burned the ships.

 

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On April Fool’s Day 2009, jeff noel began writing five daily, differently-themed blogs (on five different sites). It was to be a 100-day self-imposed “writer’s bootcamp”, in preparation for writing his first book. He hasn’t missed a single day since.

This website is about our spiritual health. To leave this site to read today’s post on jeff’s career health website, click here.

 

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Stumble Upon

You’ll never get in trouble if you make this kind of mistake

Catholic Lectors
Have never heard a Lector do this – reading something recommended from Lectorprep.org.

 

You’ll never get in trouble for making a mistake while trying to do the right thing.

It was that way at Disney, if you had a great leader. Not sure how it plays out in the Catholic Church.

Note: i did as the note above suggests. Hours later, an email asking me to not do it again. Nothing ventured, nothing gained.

PS. Several Parishioners told me immediately after Mass that the context was important and that it helped them understand the reading.

 

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On April Fool’s Day 2009, jeff noel began writing five daily, differently-themed blogs (on five different sites). It was to be a 100-day self-imposed “writer’s bootcamp”, in preparation for writing his first book. He hasn’t missed a single day since.

This website is about our spiritual health. To leave this site to read today’s post on jeff’s career health website, click here.