Leadership is the catalyst

Lead yourself.

Lead others.

Great leaders use this 4-point architecture to lead themselves and others:

  • Vision
  • Development
  • Accountability
  • Commitment

Great leaders are the catalyst for the excellent culture you need to win the future.

Build it.

Maintain it.

Improve it.

Master it.

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Dear diary

small box of Disney trinkets
One of these went to Kuwait, but was never received. Sent a second. Not sure of the outcome. Did my best at a busy time in life.

Dear diary.

We’ve all heard that phrase.

It’s a classic, predictable, safe and consistent way to start a conversation with yourself.

Blogs can resemble a diary.

Mid Life Celebration’s five daily, differently-themed blogs are written as a life guide to our Son.

It’s our Son’s dad (me) talking to himself and capturing it for his son to have as a potential asset.

Asset value is entirely up to him.

It is not lost on me that he may never use them.

The beauty of this gamble is that you cannot attempt to help another without automatically helping yourself.

Even if he never reads the blogs, my batting average is .500

No Baseball Hall of Fame player has ever batted close to .500

Insight: Create your own rules for motivation. Writing and crafting my own stories is one of the million ways. Just because you may be the only person doing it this way, doesn’t mean it isn’t brilliant.

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The will to spiritually explore

The will to spiritually explore.

Do you have it?

On a scale of 1-10, 10 is best.

What’s your number?

Spiritual life hack, aim for a perfect 10.

Sometimes you spiritually explore intentionally and sometimes spiritual exploration is thrust on you. Saturday, it was thrusted.

Saturday the music and PA system was so loud it was necessary to enlist the Orange County Sheriff for assistance.

At 2PM met Deputy Aaron at a neighbor’s house because their house borders the Church property. Wanted the Officer to hear what the neighbors hear. Deputy agreed it was too loud and addressed it with the DJ. The music initially quieted. But the PA system was never adjusted. Think High School Homecoming Game announcement loud.

Backstory: at noon i biked over and asked the DJ to turn the music down. He is not a Church member. The Church gave him no parameters for volume control for music nor PA system. The music was nicely turned down. But only for 10 minutes until 12:15 PM.

The 10-minutes-only compliance prompted the first call to the Sheriff at 1:00 PM.

The Sheriff’s effort on loud music (not PA) lasted an hour.

It was necessary to call the Sheriff a second time.

If the sound volume was coming from a residential neighbor, irrefutable, totally unacceptable levels.

Coming from a Church, it felt wrong turning them in.

My will to grow spiritually forced a level of thinking that required an objective view of the code violation. Simply put, it’s a noisy neighbor. The source of the noise violation has no bearing on the code violation.


No one is exempt from the law.

Unless i’m missing something, no one is above the law.

The volume of the noise. The duration of the noise. The frequency of the noise. Absolute code violation.

Here’s an interesting insight that struck randomly.

It’s important to note because in any other context, my motive for calling the Sheriff would be misread as anything but what it is – disturbing the peace.

So grateful it’s a “White, Christian Church”, otherwise i’d be dealing with the backlash of race, religion, and or ethnic implications – none of which need defending in this case because i am a white Christian, a regularly-attending Church participant.

Note: Our 20+ year Church, Holy Family Catholic Church is 20 minutes away. Holy Family seats about 1,500 people. We are in limbo there until Covid settles to our comfort level to re-attend. Meanwhile, beginning in 2020, i started walking next door to attend Sunday morning services. Always sitting in the back. In fact, sitting against the back wall, on the floor. i deemed it the safest location during Covid.

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Then what?

Disney Keynote speaker Jeff Noel
If Jeff can walk from home to your conference, he will offer you another $5,000 discount from his North American retail fee.

Then what?

You have two simple, powerful options:

  1. Decide that the private Keynote gave you everything you need.
  2. Or, ask Jeff for more.

So far so good. How much does this cost to opt in?

Jeff’s North American Keynote fee is $25k.

Wow, that’s a lot for an intimate VIP private keynote.

And, you get Disney’s time-tested, world-class Organizational Vibrancy ‘operational secrets’.

Plus, you get Jeff’s lifetime career Disney and Disney Institute wisdom.

After the private Keynote delivery, if you are good to go, you can stay in touch while you independently begin your work to create, maintain, and improve your own brand of Organizational Vibrancy.

Please know you may exercise an intriguing option, valid for three months from the VIP keynote delivery…

If you want more assistance from Jeff, your next contract will include a $10k credit from your original VIP Keynote fee.

If for example you contracted a 60-minute Disney Customer Service Keynote for your entire organization for $25k, you can create this scenario:

  • $25k minus 20% discount for full payment at contract signing.
  • Jeff applies $10k credit from private keynote:
  • That $25k VIP keynote investment nets to only $10k.
  • Bottom-line: Book a 60-minute Disney Customer Service Keynote, unlimited #people, only $10k.


Oh My Fairy Godmother. For real.

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Be willing to walk away

Pixar Soul toys in mountains
Watched Soul (again) last night. Note: Lake McDonald (right horizon) is 10 miles long, for context.

Be willing to walk away.

You have no defining say in anything you cannot walk away from.

Reminder: never use your ability to walk away to exploit your opportunity.

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