You’ve Got The Wrong Jeff

You’ve Got The Wrong Jeff

At 40, my life began to transform after answering a random phone call.

The caller offered an unsolicited opportunity to be considered to do something i never gave any thought to becoming. Never. Ever.

Become a public speaker at Disney Institute.

Not in a million years.

Told the caller she had the wrong Jeff.

Turns out, the Universe knew i was born to be a teacher and had grown impatient with me not figuring it out.

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What Are You Willing To Give Up?

What Are You Willing To Give Up?

The question is always present. It never goes away. “Why are we doing all this hard work?”

You must overcome not having a clear, concise, and compelling vision. Once you do, you then have a ready answer.

Why are we doing all this hard work?

Example ‘ready’ answers:

  • So that a patient never feels like their nurse is going through the motions. So that nurses deliver compassionate care to match their clinical excellence.
  • So that no one dies in our self-driving vehicles.
  • So that no one has to worry about whether their water is safe to drink.
  • So that no one feels discrimination.
  • So that every Guest has the best vacation of their life.
  • So that my (our) son has easy access to the best of the best, comprehensive, Disney ‘Organizational Vibrancy’ Business Wisdom from my lifetime at Disney and Disney Institute.

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Lean into discomfort, example

21-second 2020 video: Recorded this video maybe an hour before today’s previous MLC post’s video.

How we react to being alone and quiet measures our life’s quality. A ‘disappointment’ became a revelation.

When i couldn’t run without pain, the revelation eventually appeared.

i love running fast.

Thought i couldn’t let go of what i love.

But more than running fast, a revelation…

i simply love to run, at any speed.

And when that was not possible, the revelation appeared.

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It’s too close to see

10-second video: The first priority of the 19 architectural blueprints is hidden for most of our lives.

The first priority of the 19 architectural blueprints is overlooked because of its simplicity and familiarity.

You will likely discover it on your own, many years from now.

Or, you can trust me and start over-focusing on it decades in advance.

Either way, it’s your choice.

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Double dipper

Stumbled on this relic recently.

Double dipper means you dip your rear tire in the Atlantic, you bike 170 miles across Florida and dip your front tire in the Gulf of Mexico.

We began our full-time Disney careers in 1984.

Some backstory: Had worked two-thirds of 1982 at Walt Disney World, then returned to Pennsylvania to attend my Dad’s second marriage. Shortly thereafter, embarked on a cross-country, solo, bicycle tour.

Fast forward, ended up in Washington State and got married in 1983.

In 1984 when we arrived in Florida, we owned one car. Cheryl used it. We both worked at Disney. There is no public transportation in Orlando. We never worked the same shifts. Because i had an 18-speed touring bicycle, i biked 36 miles roundtrip to Disney’s River Country Water Park lifeguard job.

So in 1985, the idea of biking 170 miles in one day intrigued me. Could i do it?

Only one way to find out.

You only get the patch if you successfully bike 170 miles in one day.

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