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The Key to Making a Vibrant (And Magical Life) by Lee Cockerell


On this episode of The Lifehack Present, we’ve invited Lee Cockerell, the previous Govt Vice President of Operations for the Walt Disney World Resort.

Because the senior working government for 10 years, Lee led a staff of 40,000 solid members and was chargeable for the operations of 20 resort inns, 4 theme parks, two water parks, a purchasing and leisure village, and the ESPN Sports activities and Recreation Advanced, along with the ancillary operations which supported the primary trip vacation spot on this planet.

Considered one of Lee’s main and lasting legacies was the creation of the Disney Nice Chief Methods, which was used to coach and develop the 7,000 leaders at Walt Disney World.

On this episode, Lee is sharing his journey to changing into who he’s as we speak, and the teachings he has realized all through these years in an effort to reside a full life, one thing that we worth rather a lot at Lifehack.

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3 Issues That Are Essential to a Vibrant (And Magical Life)

When Lee was about 35 years previous, his tasks had been rising quickly as a result of he was getting larger jobs. With a spouse and a baby, every little thing was simply piling up and he began to get actually stressed. He was working means too many hours — he was working throughout weekends, and he was coming in early and staying late. It damage his marriage as he spouse wasn’t completely happy about that. He additionally didn’t see his son as a lot as he wished to. It was till he took a seminar about time administration the place he realized about planning and prioritizing.

Lee has shared with us the three most necessary issues we should always prioritize in an effort to reside a vibrant and magical life with our restricted time and power.

#1 Take Care of Your self

Should you don’t deal with your self, you possibly can’t deal with your staff, your organization, your enterprise. — Lee Cockerell

Each day at 5 o’clock after work, Lee went to the gymnasium and labored out earlier than he went residence. That was his each day routine. He did his finest at work however wouldn’t overwork himself nor neglect his well being and private life due to work.

Lee strengthened within the interview the significance of staying match and wholesome. Many don’t really feel effectively, and lack power and motivation to work as a result of they don’t take excellent care of their well being. Getting sufficient sleep, having a nutritious diet and exercising recurrently are all essential to staying energetic in an effort to obtain what you need each day.

I weigh precisely what I weighed after I was 55 years in the past as a result of I wish to and I’m about to I’m about to show 79 years previous. I’ve extra power than anyone as a result of should you do the suitable issues, it really works out. — Lee Cockerell

#2 Take Care of Your Household

I sleep higher as a result of I’ve a fantastic household. We assist one another. I don’t wish to have any regrets that I want I had spent extra time with them. — Lee Cockerell

Lee invests a number of time in his household. He goes to trip, spends Christmas and journey collectively along with his household. He prioritizes his power and time for his household as a result of he is aware of household is necessary to 1’s achievement in life.

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I don’t actually care the place I’m spending my cash so long as sufficient goes into financial savings as a result of I can at all times get that again, however the place I’m spending my time. You may not get your spouse again if she leaves. — Lee Cockerell

#3 Take Care of Your Enterprise

As a extremely successfuly enterprise individual, his enterprise is surprisingly the very last thing on his checklist of priorities.

Most individuals who get very wealthy and really profitable find yourself with divorces and drug use and all types of issues… I don’t want some huge cash, I simply want sufficient. I’m not attempting to make gazillions. I don’t want rather a lot I simply want sufficient. — Lee Cockerell

Lee believes that we will at all times get more cash, however we will by no means get extra time. That is precisely what we imagine at Lifehack too. To be taught extra about this, you possibly can check out my article The Reality In regards to the Worth of Time in Life the place I share in regards to the true worth of time.

As well as, Lee had a transparent precedence of what to concentrate on when he was nonetheless working at Disney. He centered on hiring the suitable folks, coaching them, and treating them proper by ensuring that they had a great tradition. As an alternative of doing all of it on his personal, Lee focsued on the high-leverage duties which had essentially the most impactful ends in the enterprise.

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Schedule the issues which are necessary to you and that’s how time administration performs out. — Lee Cockerell

We will’t do every little thing and we should be taught to say no to some issues. Prioritizing and specializing in issues that actually matter to him is his key to creating magic at work and in life.

Backside Line

When you have at all times believed that success and achievement in life is outlined by your work or profession, I hope this interview with Lee can get you to rethink about that.

Life consists of various features, and work is just one a part of our lives. To really reside life to the fullest, know what issues to you first, and concentrate on it. All of us have restricted time and power, so don’t put money into stuff that doesn’t matter, and solely remorse it later in life.

Take a look at the YouTube video above to look at the complete interview, and you’ll be taught a lot extra!

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