Episode-029-the-Company-We-Keep

029 Inspiration: The Company that We Keep – Lesson from Mickey Mouse

 

In this episode, we talk about the importance of the company that you keep and what you feed your mind. The the quote we take this from is by Mickey Mouse from the movie Mickey, Donald, Goofy: The Three Musketeers.

I may be small, but I’ve got friends that make me ten feet tall. –Mickey Mouse

 

The Company that We Keep

• You become the average of the five people you spend the most time around. – Jim Rohn

• How our company has benefitted us. Our support groups.

• What if I don’t have access to people?

 

Call to Action: Go out and find your own company.

 

Books Mentioned
Thou Shall Prosper by Rabbi Daniel Lappin
Will it Fly by Pat Flynn

 

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Episode-026-Building-Memories

026 Inspiration: Building Memories

 

In this episode, we take inspiration from Lady and the Tramp in building memories.

Ah come on kid, start building some memories. – Tramp from Lady and the Tramp

 

Building Memories

Here are the topics we cover:

• Put your devices down

• Plan trips, not all have to cost money

• Take photos, then put it away
Wait till later to post on social media

 

Call to Action: Plan something to do with your family to start building memories.

 

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Episode-023-Fear-of-Failure

023 Inspiration: Fear of Failure

In this episode, we take inspiration from Finding Nemo and approach the topic of fear of failure.

 

Fear of Failure

• Bravery is acting in spite of fear.
Do something every day that scares you. Eleanor Roosevelt

• Just Keep Swimming

• Celebrate your victories

 

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Episode-020-Perspective-in-Life

020 Inspiration: Perspective in Life

 

In this episode, we take a look at how important it is to have the right perspective in life.

The outside world is a dangerous place, filled with horrible, selfish people.
– Mother Gothel (Tangled)

 

Perspective in Life

• Ultimately, you find what you’re looking for.

• An Old Proverb: The Two Travelers and the Farmer

 

Be the Good that You’d Like to See in the World

• The good in me seeks the good in you. — Joel Gardener (Jason Escape‘s dad)

• If you want a friend, be a friend.

• Joy in doing for others without expecting in return.

 

Call to Action

• Try to look at the positive side of things.

• Be a friend to someone.

 

Mentioned in the Episode

Dan Miller’s 48 Days to the Work You Love Podcast – a podcast on career and work

About Average by Andrew Clements – a children’s book that teaches kindness

 

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Episode-017-Three-Lessons-From-Disney

017 Inspiration: Three Lessons from Disney

In this episode we take three lessons from The Walt Disney Company: Learning from the Past, Momentum, and Opening New Doors.

“Around here, we don’t look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things.” –Walt Disney Company

Three Lessons from Disney

Learning from the Past

• It’s important to look backwards, learn from history, mistakes, successes

• Don’t look back too long, don’t get stuck in the past

• Don’t get distracted (we tell a story about how Ginny raced and kept watching the other racers), instead look forward

 

Momentum

•Goes with our Episode 11 “You Have to Start Somewhere.”

• It takes work to start but it gets easier when you gain momentum to keep going, though it still takes work

• It’s also easy to get off track and lose momentum.

 

Opening New Doors

• Discovery is fun. Always be exploring new ideas and ventures.

• Find new ideas to improve what you already have

• Find completely new things to pursue

• Keeps you from getting stale and stagnant

• You get to join new communities and meet new people!
Shoutouts to Randy Crane from Stories from the Magic and Sarah and Richard Woloski from Skywalking Through Neverland.

Stories of the Magic Podcast  Skywalking Through Neverland Podcast

 

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014 Inspiration: How to Deal with Failure

 

Everyone falls down. Getting back up is how you learn how to walk. –Walt Disney

 

In this episode we talk about failure, what it is, and how to deal with it.

 

How to Deal with Failure

1. Definitions

In order to define failure, first define success.

Success is the progressive realization of a worthy goal or ideal.” – Earl Nightingale

Success is a journey, not a destination. The doing is often more important than the outcome. – Arthur Ashe

Failure is an event, not a person. Yesterday ended last night. Today is a brand new day…and it’s yours. – Zig Ziglar

Everything that I’ve succeeded on had been built on a solid foundation of failure. – Scotty Meltzer, Juggler

 

2. Failure is a necessary part of success

• You learn more from failures than you do from successes because failures hurt

• Though it hurts initially, failures strengthen you in the long run and can ultimately help you build success if you treat them right

 

3. The only way to avoid failure is to not do anything.

• If you want to do anything of substance, you need to take risks, and when you take risks, you risk failure, but don’t let that stop you.

• When you find something that doesn’t work out for you, take what you’ve learned and move onto something else.

count-how-many-times-these-business-leaders-tried-before-succeeded
Failures from well-known entrepreneurs before they found success. (This infographic comes from an article called Count it: How Many Times These Businesses Leaders Tried Before they Succeeded)

Surround yourself with like people that are on the same creative or entrepreneurial path as you and people that will encourage you while at the same time give constructive feedback. I recommend a Master Mind Group.

 

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Episode-011-You-Have-to-Start-Somewhere

011 Inspiration: You Have to Start Somewhere

 

I only hope that we don’t lose sight of one thing – that it was all started by a mouse. – Walt Disney

 

When starting something new, the hardest thing to do is, well, to start. In this episode we talk about doing just that!

 

Here are some of the points we touch on:

• Don’t get stuck in planning.

• Do what’s necessary, then stop planning and start doing.

• Set a date for launch to get yourself moving!

 

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Episode-008-Life-Lessons-from-UP

008 Inspiration: Some Practical Lessons From UP!

“Thanks for the adventure — now go have a new one!” —Ellie, Carl’s late wife – Up

In this episode we discuss some practical live/career lessons gleaned from Disney Pixar’s movie UP! Here’s what we cover:

  1. It’s never too late! If you’re still breathing, there’s still time for you to learn something new, start something new, or do something that matters.
  2. Take Risks! Carl took a crazy idea and ran, or flew, rather, with it. Do what he did, but be smart.
  3. Don’t Go It Alone! Carl had Russell and Russell had Carl. Two seemingly weak characters strengthened each other and ultimately came out on top.

 

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Episode-005-Finding-Your-Calling

005 Inspiration: Finding Your Calling – Lessons taken from Disney’s Ratatouille

In this episode, we take some tips from Remy, the rat from Ratatouille on how to find your calling in life.

“This is me. I think it’s apparent that I need to rethink my life a little bit. What’s my problem? First of all, I’m a rat. Which means, life is hard. Second, I have a highly developed sense of taste and smell.” — Remy from Ratatouille

 

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Episode-002-Making-Room-for-New-Projects

002 Inspiration: Making Room for New Projects

In this episode of Mouse Scouts we talk about making time for new projects and how, many times, you have to put something down in order to start something new.

We take a look at how Disneyland and Walt Disney World are doing this with Star Wars land and how this same basic principle can look in our own lives.

How do you decide what to say “no” to when you say “yes” to something else?

Is it true that winners never quit? Nope, they just quit the right things. (Seth Godin’s book The Dip is mentioned and referenced.)

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