The Typical Day When Managing Disney World (with former Disney World Resorts Executive Vice President Lee Cockerell)

Show Notes

Could you imagine what it would be like to be in charge of Walt Disney World Resorts and the 40,000 employees who work there and the 1,000,000 guests that visit every week? Lee Cockerell explains to us how he did it.

  1. 6:15 AM to 8:00 AM – No meetings before 8:00 AM.
  2. The chaos begins after 8 AM EVERY DAY.
  3. Be intentional about where you want to spend your time.
  4. Learn to say no and say no often.
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Audio Transcription

Attend the world’s best business conferences, led by america’s number one business coach for free by subscribing on itunes and leaving us an objective review, claim your tickets by emailing his group that you didn’t and your contact information to cancel at drivetime, show.Com, author rodney should welcome back to the conversation. Is the drivetime show on your radio in during today’s interview with lee cockrell I start asking him about what does the typical day look like when you are the head of walt disney, world resort of a million customers coming to visit you and your theme park? What is your day? Look like i, just I can’t tell you how excited I was to ask lee cockrell that question, because I think it could be easy to feel overwhelmed as an entrepreneur, state terrence, lee, cockrell, drive time show hoosier in typical routine, like a disney. Just give his kind of a I did this or 6 8 9 10 was a typical day for nothing before i, never had them before. 8 I took that time to plan my day answer all my emails, traceable people directly, I didn’t have my secretary and so am I answer them personally and then first meeting in this chaos dropping that I’ll make sure we’re getting this. Now is all time. There’s one guy I work with this gentleman. We helped him double his business is a landscaping business and he told me like everyday and at the business conferences, bro, I’ve got shoes, I’ve got fired and I said, hit, here’s the deal I do too one of our landscaper blew up the lawnmower, abandon work. That is how it is every single day, but you have to get up early enough to be proactive to plan out the day before the battle starts play it out before you hop in the bunker and start shooting right before the war starts and I think the advice I can give to everybody watching is if you have a plan and you don’t get any of it done and I still know what you didn’t get done, and then you can work on it tomorrow. You can stay later tonight. You can come in earlier tomorrow.

Then you know what and most people don’t have a plan to begin with, so when the day goes crazy, they don’t even think about things cuz. They never were focused on in the first place, number 6 that you I’ve heard you talk about as I interview, successful millionaires all over the planet, I hear them say this I see them. Do it actually learn to say no in diseno, often step 6, learn to say no and say no often effective affected. Why is it so vital that they learn to say no I ain’t got to first, think about where you going to spend your time and then it’s easier to say no, and then you can tell people why people say they would like to have to come to this business conferences meeting at 11 to be 2 hours. Long and i. Look at what’s up I’m, not coming I’m going to send my other guy I might have my secretary come and take notice. I’m not doing it are people say, leave we’d like for you to come to dinner on wednesday night I’ll be over around 11:30, or so you know we can’t come out. I mean I need my rest. I got to be to work at 6 in the morning and we’re not going to an event that late and I tell him why? Because if you know what you’re going to do, then you know what you want to do then, and a lot of people. My grandmother was one of these nicest people in the world couldn’t say no, so it next thing. You know you’re involved in like 4-5 someone that I got asked by a group called junior achievement, which is a great group of schools.

Could you come in and speak come in and speak and when I speak, are the kids told her teacher hayes when our best people we’ve had in years? Can you come back so I came back the first hour. I spoke to his farquhar. Will the second teacher said I got to take it to you. Instead, the secondary teacher didn’t show up or she was sick and miss parker’s i. Can you speak at the next class and then pretty soon, I’m, not exaggerating I ended up speaking the whole day, so I had one day a week. The entire day I spoke I did that lie for about 7 years in a row 8 years it was it, was kind of in that 7/8 year-round in my son, with his medical issues, I’m heading to side, while my going to be there for my business conferences son or I’m, going to be speaking at the time, I thought well. I can’t do all these things because I’m speaking at the school, when I thought about it and I’m making the biggest impact, is it my highest and best use am I providing for my family? Is it helping me getting to my goals? I realized. You know what this is the wrong season of my life to be spending whole day doing philanthropy. Maybe I need to do that at the later seasons or less, and it’s part I would appreciate it. So we get sucked into this cuz people, clap, clap and I’m insecure, so I need somebody to love me and the next thing you know you’re speaking at all these things, you’re not paying attention to your finances, you’re, not paying attention to your business conferences family you’re out there, making yourself feel better every day


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