The Walt Disney secret you can apply to your own life
Yeah, I was a little sceptical of the 'Disney dream'. "I'm not into all that mickey mouse nonsense", I thought.
That was until I went to Walt Disneyworld. It was a trip to Florida a few years ago. Wow, what a place - I loved it. Indeed I went on the Rock n' Rollercoaster nine times in a row. Walt Disney himself used to say “If you can dream it, you can do it", and you could see the result of that thinking everywhere.
So how can we think like ol' Walt to create stunning results in our own life?
You probably know my background is as a certified NLP Trainer. Here's a technique that I didn't put in my books, but I might have to put in the fourth one (if I can bear another nine months of blood, sweat and tears in writing it).
Presenting The Disney Strategy, (created by Robert Dilts, and adapted by me.)
- Dreamer stage. (This is the fun bit.) Spend some time dreaming up some crazy ideas for your life/work/business/leisure. Be creative. Anything goes. All ideas are good - don't discard anything. Enjoy the process. Write them down.
- Realist stage. (This is also a fun bit.) Spend some time working out how you could make all these ideas work.
- Critic stage. (Yeah, actually, this is also fun.) Now look for flaws in your ideas, and what could go wrong. No flaws? You are good to go. Any flaws - either a) discard, or b) go back to the Dreamer stage and dream up some solutions to those flaws.
Why use the Disney Strategy? Because it's thought we often discard brilliant, crazy ideas that could be incredible because 'they won't work', before we give ourselves a chance to think how they could work.
What inspired ideas have you come up with?