Leaders, creatives, and writers like you often get stuck. Frozen. Not sure what to do next. You’re unclear why you’re doing what you’re doing. Your head isn’t in its usual place. You can call it writers block or ‘being unproductive’—but either way—there are common reasons why we get stuck.
Do you struggle getting the right things done? Do you find yourself playing catch up because you poured too much of your peak energy into something that could have waited? It happens to many creatives. You could use M.I.T. to be more productive.
Do you have the tendency to check your email inbox too often? Do you get moments of anxiety when you haven’t checked for a while, and feel you should be checking right now?
I sometimes feel the urge to check email a few times throughout the day. When my inbox is clear, I’m relaxed and mentally available. So if I can guarantee nothing is waiting for me, I feel less stressed out by giving the ol’ inbox a quick refresh.
Disney has been regarded as a company businesses and organizations can learn from for years. Their commitment to excellence, people, and success provide valuable lessons to both free-agents and Fortune 500 companies. After watching behind-the-scenes footage of their new fireworks show, I couldn’t help but rewatch a few times.
I took my first to Disney World in 2016 and was blown away by the guest-first attitude. I especially enjoyed the fireworks and the show “Wishes.” On February 9, 2017, Disney Parks Blog announced its new firework show “Happily Ever After” will replace “Wishes.” As sad as I am to see Wishes go, I’m looking forward to seeing the new. The announcement video gives us a peak into how the new music was recorded, and how the Disney team works together to make magic possible.
This post highlights 16 things I noticed about the making of Disney’s new firework show. I’m writing this because I love Disney. (I’m not paid or claim to own anything Disney — just sharing some thoughts to encourage you to make great art!)
Maintaining social media seems simple when first getting started. But without a frequently reviewed “scrub-list,” you’re destined to forget things. Greater success and higher engagement will come your way if you learn to think of yourself as a Social Watchdog. It’s easy.