Jeff Noel and I recorded this episode from the campus of the University of Oregon in Eugene, OR.
During this episode of the Jody Maberry Show, Jeff and I discuss the benefit of recording a podcast live in person.
We also give a behind the scenes look into recording the first episode of season 5 for If Disney Ran Your Life.
After recording the first episode, Jeff decides we could do better. So we regrouped and recorded the season-opening episode one more time.
In the pursuit of excellence, Jeff used feedback to understand he could do better. Feedback is a tool for excellence.
If you have a clear understanding of where you want to go, one piece of feedback could be the spark you need to make a change that moves you closer to excellence.
Jeff Noel reminds us, the only way you can succeed is if you are willing to fail. Some feedback can be tough. But you have to willing and open to hearing feedback if you are committed to excellence.
If you want to follow along and hear the final episodes of If Disney Ran Your Life as Jeff Noel and I create them, you can find the podcast here.
A couple time each year, Lee Cockerell and I host a Creating Magic Mastermind event in Orlando.
Even though I host the event, I learn as much or more than people who attend the event. And I take notes.
In this episode, I share the 8 new things I learned during the last Creating Magic Mastermind event.
Lauren Davis returns to the show to ask me three questions.
If you were making so much money you couldn't spend it all, what causes would you give your money to?
My focus would be to help fund foundations and friends groups that support parks. My time as a park ranger helped me realize what benefit parks are to communities. Most parks are underfunded, understaffed and falling behind. If I had the money to do so, I would fund organizations that work in parks and conversation.
How do you deal with feeling overwhelmed and stressed?
Usually, I have several projects going on at the same time. If it begins to feel overwhelming, I select one project and get everything else out of my way.
My next step is to take a big task and break it down into as many steps as possible. First, I write down the end result I need. Then I list every possible step it would take. Break it down to as many small steps as possible. Once I have all of the steps written down I pick the next right step and I do it.
In 40 years what do you think you will be the most nostalgic about?
Without a doubt, I will look back at the time my kids lived at home and feel it was the time I was on top of the world. We spend more time with our kids when they are adults than when they are kids.