So many people want in so badly

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Yesterday coming home from Urologist visit.


Amway Center
Yesterday coming home from Urologist visit.


Amway Center
Yesterday coming home from Urologist visit.


Life is tough. Everyone is feeling the weight of the world on their shoulders. It’s the common thread for all humans.

Sent this last night, responding to request for advice…

“Thanks for your note and i do know your Grandfather and recall Cheryl going to lunch with you and your brother.

Judson, the greatest resource you have for the goals you describe is right under your nose. It’s your Disney leadership team. The one you had on your College Program and the one you have currently.

So here’s my best advice: Create great relationships with your leaders, their bosses (if possible, and it’s always possible), your peers, your Guests, vendors, everyone. Disney is famous for friendly, helpful, optimistic people. If that’s hard to do at the level you are at, it will be impossible to advance.

Every ring on the “leadership ladder” carries with it additional responsibilities that can bury people who aren’t equipped. So if this feels like hard work now, leadership might not be the right direction.

I’m assuming you were a standout at Cosmic Rays. Leverage those connections.

I retired almost two years ago and Cheryl’s position is in an exceptionally busy time right now.

Happy to answer any and all questions you have at any time.

Think of a mentor like a personal trainer. i can give advice from the expertise that comes from experience, yet i cannot do the exercises (the relationship building) for the trainee.

What books have you read about Disney? Send that list and i’ll recommend what’s missing and validate the great ones.

And if we aren’t connected on LinkedIn, please send an invitation.

Finally, expect an answer to any question within 24 hrs, usually same day, and often within hours. Future replies are not likely to be this long. 🙂

Be amazed and be amazing Judson. Our world needs more of that.

(PS, i didn’t proof this, sorry for grammar/typos)”




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.


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The boss said these four things about her

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(photo: Two days ago from just outside the Napa Room. Also, she is a he. True story. Taking solace.)

The boss said these four things about her:

In a world full of cookie cutters, she is a craftswoman. No one:

  • Works harder
  • Thinks deeper
  • Cares more
  • Reaches higher

Art is that.

Caring more than the others.

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With the courage and strength to push humility aside…

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Disney University daily event board.


Disney is a category of one. Meaning there is no equal. Not even a close runner-up.

The first work week as a small business entrepreneur has been mind blowingly self reflective.

With the strength and courage to push humility aside, as painful as that is, it’s easy to conclude beyond a shadow of a doubt there is no other professional speaker with the depth and breath of jungle jeff.

When you believe in something, believe in it all the way. – Walt Disney

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Playing around with your LinkedIn profile is good for you

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This bridge is the largest railway structure in Canada and the largest of its type in the world.


Over the years, do we experiment with our bio, our resume?

Should we?

Why wouldn’t we?

But do we?

. . . . .

The original post written 100 days ago included a LinkedIn profile rough draft, and was too long, too self-centered.

This post was re-written last night, March 12, and the photo was from the day before that.

Why is this important?

Simply this, life is a process.

A process of continuous improvement.

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