Inspiration Alley at Disney Institute

So what is such a great question and has unlimited applications.

So what? Was it worth it, all those years at Disney and Disney Institute?

H, e, double-hockey-sticks yes!

Knowing six years in advance i’d be retiring at 55 instead of 65 provided enormous opportunity to cherish and savor those final years in a glorious, yet private way.

Remember, i was the only one who knew. Cheryl knew of the intention, but couldn’t fully appreciate the commitment to it. It’s easy to change your mind when no one knows.

The final-five-year countdown was visible only to me.

In hindsight, now seven years into retirement (and running my own business, since 2009) it is unanimously the best work decision ever.

Best decision by an order of magnitude, whatever that means. It sounds big to a guy from the small Paper Mill town of Spring Grove, Pennsylvania.

From pulp dust to Pixie Dust.

Second star to the right. Straight on ’til morning.

To infinity and beyond!

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By jeff noel

Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites.