Physical vibrancy isn’t Magic

Walt Disney World toll plaza entrance
Walt Disney World Main Toll Plaza.

Physical vibrancy isn’t Magic.

To others observing a physically vibrant person, it looks like it must be Magic (or genetics).

The physically vibrant person understands the seven architectural blueprints, practices them daily, and consistently benefits from the fruits of the Magic labor.

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It wouldn’t seem so magical if people saw backstage

Disney University lobby
Yesterday, a Sunday, my closest Disney writing location.


It wouldn’t seem so magical if people saw backstage.

Disney hides all the behind the scenes stuff so Guests only see the end result from painstaking attention to detail, including a chaotic environment fueled by all the things that make life challenging.

Disney isn’t immune to any of it.

Neither am i.

Find a million ways to eliminate excuses.




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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.


To Magic Kingdom and back again

Disney Executive Keynote Speaker
Yesterday, February 16, 2015.


Running to Disney’s Magic Kingdom and back again yesterday feels like a guilty pleasure. It’s easy to forget that it took seven years and a miracle to find and purchase an empty lot close by in 1990.

It was insanely gutsy to pack and ship everything we owned (48 boxes but no furniture) and drive from Washington State to Orlando in 1984.  Gutsy because we believed we could carve out a lifetime at Disney.

Crazy to leave Disney in 2014, at only 55, after 30 incredible years as a Disney Leader.

But it was just another invisible monumental milestone in a series of steps on the path to a life without regret.

We all have a private, inspiring backstory.

Tell it to yourself like a broken record.

Your little victories, like a morning jog, become so much sweeter.

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It’s Completely Up To You

What you do today is completely up to you.  Always has been.  Always will be.

Yes, everyone has obligations that must be attended to.  Yes, there are things that come up unexpectedly – and sometimes these events are tragic.

Yes, it’s difficult.  Yes, it’s overwhelming.  Yes, it’s confusing, frustrating, painful and on and on.

Thank you for listening.  You may have thought this was written for you.  Well, sort of.  Mostly though, I write to myself.  So, please don’t take offense to the tone.

If we can’t talk honestly and openly with ourselves, we probably can’t with anyone else either.  And even more than Halloween, that scares the heck out of me.