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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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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Episode-009-Its-a-Small-World

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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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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006 Family Fun: Why Won’t I Ride Star Tours

Listen as my four-year-old son Kit tells us why he hasn’t ridden Star Tours at Disneyland. We find out what he thinks is on it, what planets we visit, and who we encounter. Cuteness abounds with fun sound effects and colorful descriptions.

Then my six-year-old daughter joins us as we shift topics to the music of Star Wars and we hear their renditions of some John Williams classics.

 

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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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