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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Episode-016-Baby-Wearing-at-Disneyland

016 Park Tip: Baby Wearing at Disneyland

In this episode, we talk about baby wearing at Disneyland and bring a lot of insight into some of the finer points.

 

Baby Wearing at Disneyland

Why should I baby wear?
• Types of carriers
• When its hot

On rides
• Mention rides you cannot wear baby on
• Having to remove baby

Containing baby in line

Leaving the Stroller

 

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015 Family Fun: Disneyland with Friends

In this episode, my 4-year-old son talks about his most recent visit to Disneyland with some friends. Get your cuteness fix and give it a listen!

 

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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.

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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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013 Park Tip: How to Pilot Your Stroller through Crowds at Disneyland

Listen as we answer a listener question about how to pilot your stroller through crowds at Disneyland. Here’s the question:

Here are our tips!

 

How to Pilot your Stroller through Crowds

• Using all your senses to know your surroundings to anticipate others
• defensive driving
• steer clear of the tracks
• distributing weight
• ditching stroller entirely and baby wearing

 

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012 Family Fun: Kit’s New Chewbacca Toy

My four-year-old son Kit talks about his new Chewbacca Toy that talks (and comes with 15 phrases)! We also talk about droids and pod racing.

Warning! If you haven’t seen Star Wars The Force Awakens yet, you might want to steer clear of this episode until you have. It gets a bit spoilerly.

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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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010 Park Tip: Knowing Your Kids and Planning Your Disney Trip Accordingly

In this episode we talk about knowing your kids and planning your Disney trip accordingly.

 

Some of the specifics we go into are:

• Knowing their temperament and how they might react to certain attractions or characters.

• Knowing their schedules (naps, food, etc.).

• Having realistic & reasonable expectations for their needs and behavior.

• Being flexible and showing grace (and not only to your own kids).

 

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009 Family Fun: Kit and I Try to Talk About Small World

In this episode my son Kit talks about It’s a Small World and Pirates of the Caribbean at Disneyland. Mostly. In the process, he mentions no less than five other rides as he jumps all around the park in about seven minutes! Yeah, it’s cute.

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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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