The 5 Great Lessons Walt Disney Taught Us   1 comment

This is a re-blog from Addicted to Success.  It doesn’t have much, if anything really, to do with travel, but I came across it today when preparing some material for one of my classes.  It is so true that I had to share.

Enjoy!

Walt Disney's SuccessOne of the most successful people that we all know and love is none other than Walt Disney. Walt Disney is the famous voice and creator of Mickey Mouse and the founder of Disneyland. His achievements in the world of animation garnered him multiple awards and international fame.

Walt Disney had humble beginnings; he was not born a success, instead he made his own success.

Here are 5 things that you can learn from one of the most successful entrepreneurs in history.

1. Do What You Love

Walt Disney PassionThe first thing that we can learn from Disney as an entrepreneur is his love for drawing. He loves to draw so much that he draws in his spare time and he even draws while working as an artist. He devoted most of his life to his art that he was even willing to work other jobs just to fund his passion.

Just imagine how fun it would be for him to wake up everyday to go to his studio and do what he loves to do. That scenario is a lot more enticing compared to waking up everyday and going to a job that drains the life out of you.

Disney went through a series of odd jobs and even became an ambulance driver in the army during World War I along with his friend Ray Kroc (the man who made McDonalds what it is today); and throughout this journey, Disney found his love for drawing.

2. Take What You Do Seriously

Walt Disney MotivationWhenever Walt Disney made his cartoons he always did so with the focus of a lion stalking his prey. He always paid attention to every detail and dealt with things with the utmost care. He never took his art and talent for granted.

Never would you find Walt Disney in his studio just slacking off and procrastinating on his projects; he always took the lead when it came to doing what he loves and he would never put his passion on the back burner.

 

 

 

3. Do It For Others

Walt Disney FamousWhenever Walt Disney created animated shorts back then he never did it just for himself; he never hid his creations from the world, but instead he would always find ways in which he could share his work with others.

He had a lot of comics back in the day and he would always find ways to share it with the public. He joined his school’s publications as a comic artist, and he even took a job in a local newspaper as none other than a comic artist.

Walt Disney’s works teach us a lot of things, such as the value of love for friends and family, hope for the good and his most important lesson: good will always triumph over evil.

 

 

 

4. Never Just Settle With Your First Success

Walt Disney InspirationOne thing that you would definitely notice about Walt Disney is that after one accomplishment he would immediately start on another project. After finishing his legendary film “Snow White and the Seven Dwarves”, Disney immediately went to work on other feature films such as “Bambi”, “Fantasia” and many others.

After creating Mickey Mouse, Disney didn’t stop at just him. Instead he went on and created Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Pluto and many other iconic characters even for today’s generation. He was never content with what he had done because he always wanted to achieve more and grow with his dreams. He also didn’t stop with just one Mickey Mouse design, he kept redesigning his creation so that it would be better every time.

 

 

5. Don’t Let Obstacles Stop You

Walt Disney - DisneylandWhen Walt Disney first started to work on Snow White, his wife and own brother did all they could to convince him to stop. The Snow White project was even termed as “Disney’s Folly”, and halfway across production he ran out of money to continue the work.

Most people in this situation would just quit and get whatever they can out of what’s left, but for Disney he persevered. He decided to travel around and show clips of the raw film to producers in hopes of them funding his project; in the end this attempt was what saved his studio and allowed him to finish the classic Snow White film.

When Snow White was finally featured it received nothing short of a standing ovation. The success of the film put Disney in the Golden Age of Animation, and allowed him to start on all of his other feature films. He could have cashed in and went his separate ways from the animation world, but his hopes and his dreams where too strong to fold. Walt’s decision to ‘full steam ahead’ is really what allowed him to define a generation with his iconic creations.

There are a lot of other things that you can learn from other successful people, but most likely those things are either the same or at least, they are related. Here are only 5 things that you can learn from Walt Disney. His success has definitely served as an inspiration to a lot of people and even after his death, his legacy still carries on.

Walt Disney Quotes To Live By

“All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney

“When you believe in a thing, believe in it all the way, implicitly and unquestionable.” – Walt Disney

“You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality.” – Walt Disney

“If you can dream it, you can do it. Always remember that this whole thing was started with a dream and a mouse.” – Walt Disney

“It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.” – Walt Disney

“Too many people grow up. That’s the real trouble with the world, too many people grow up. They forget. They don’t remember what it’s like to be 12 years old. They patronize, they treat children as inferiors. Well I won’t do that.” – Walt Disney

“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” – Walt Disney

 

Article By Chris Racpan | Addicted2Success.com

 

Whether Disney World or Disney Cruise Line, or Anything in Between…   Leave a comment

People often ask why they should book their Disney vacations through Magical Details Travel/Once Upon a Time Vacations vs. Disney directly or a mega site such as Travelocity.  The answer is simple.  Because we “know” Disney, and we truly care about your vacation experience.  We know that a Disney vacation, or any vacation for that matter, is not an every day occurrence , and we want to make sure that the vacation you take is as close to your dreams as possible, and fitted to the needs of your family.

The pricing we provide you is probably going to be exactly the same as what you would obtain from Disney direct.  However, the difference is in the personal service that we offer.  When you book through Disney directly, or a travel wholesaler, you are already paying a built in surcharge whether you realize it or not.  And what you get for that surcharge is, well, a resort reservation.  That’s it.

When you book your vacation through one of our travel specialists you pay the same amount (sometimes less depending on what available discounts there are at the time of booking), but are also receiving the personal attention of a dedicated travel specialist.  A specialist who is dedicated to you, and focused on fulfilling your needs.  Simply let us know what you are looking for are we will do our very best to implement it – along with some advice and/or suggestions along the way.  We are not only here to help with your initial reservation, but we will also make your Advanced Dining Reservations, see to your special requests, create custom itineraries, and answer any and all questions throughout the planning process, and while you are on your vacation.  We also keep a vigilant eye on new discounts and special offers to ensure that the vacation you have dreamed of comes to you at the best possible price point.

And, no need to worry!  You are still in control of your own vacation.  Our aim is to work with you to plan and implement the best possible vacation experience.  The vacation that you want.  Whether you are a Disney Pro, and have visited 100 times, you can still benefit from working with a vacation specialist.

And, best of all, when you book through Magical Details Travel/Once Upon a Time Vacations, you are supporting a small business.  A business run by moms with a passion!

Already made you reservation?  We can still help you out!  Once Upon a Time Vacations is proud to bring you our Gift Card offer for anyone who transfers their existing Disney booking to Once Upon a Time Vacations!

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Simply give us a call or shoot us an email and let us know that you would like to transfer your booking to us and we will be more than happy to assist you.  (We will only accept transfers from Disney directly.  We do not endorse or allow you to transfer reservations from another travel agent.)

All Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line and Aulani bookings that have a balance due can be transferred without interruption or change to your reservation. We will present you with a $25 Disney Gift Card for your transfer.

Travel must be within 2013, gift card will be given once trip has been paid in full. Offer also valid on any NEW reservations made through Once Upon a Time Vacations prior to February 28th as well!

Ready to get started!?  Visit us at Once Upon a Time Vacations or find us on Facebook at Once Upon at Time Vacations – Destination Central or Magical Details Travel.

 

Happy Travels!

 

Giveaway! Final Day to Enter Mickey Ear Giveaway!   Leave a comment

Hello!

Today is the FINAL day to submit a photo to my Facebook page and be entered to win a pair of Limited Edition Steampunk Mickey Ears!

Head on over to Magical Details Travel on Facebook, and post your favorite vacation photo to be entered.  I will post the album of entries in the morning and then voting will begin!  You don’t want to miss out!

*Entrants must be 18 years of age or older, and residents of the continental United States.

 

Weekly Vacation Savings Challenge!   5 comments

Want to take a vacation, but having difficulty saving for it?  If so, why not try this 52 week Vacation Savings Challenge?

It isn’t too late to start!  Just put $15.00 in your account this coming week and you will be all caught up!

Good luck!

 

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Wordless Wednesday!   1 comment

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I am very honored to be a finalist in this competition! Please take a moment to visit this wonderful blog, and give me a vote in the photo contest! My photo is the first one, Dad & Son at Disney World. Thank you!

Field Notes From Fatherhood

We’ve had a lot of really excellent entries in the Family Travel Photo Competition, and it hasn’t been easy whittling it down to this final batch of photos. Check out these amazing shots, then cast your votein the poll below. If you have an entry here, then by all means get your friends-and-relations, your neighbors, hairdresser, supermarket baggers, anyone and everyone to cast a vote for your photo!

Without further ado, the finalists:

This first one comes from Lindsey at Magic Details Travel. Lindsey was playing around with her camera’s filters when she took this shot of her husband and son at Epcot’s Italy Pavilion. A very sweet photo.

Kamala has just started her blog, so be sure to check out Shmamaland and show her some love, because she takes amazing photos. In fact, she sent in so many great shots that I couldn’t narrow it down to…

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Awesome New Disney Page on Facebook!   1 comment

For those of you who are fans of Disney history there is a new Facebook page just for you!

My sweet friend, and former Disney Store co-worker, Andrea just launched a new page, My Disney Experiences.  She shares great Disney Company history, as well as some antics from her past Cast Member days.  Andrea logged 15 years with Disney and has some great stories to share.  She is also a wealth of information and an all-around awesome gal!  

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