03 Jan What if your SNOW WHITE was just around the corner?
What if your SNOW WHITE was just around the corner?
I’ve been digging into Walt Disney’s story lately and it’s been inspiring me.
One particular quote struck me this morning and I wanted to offer it to you.
Well, as we enter into 2011, I’m betting that we’re all excited but at the same time… I’m betting that all of us could use a BIG…
Maybe it’s a breakthrough with a new business venture.
Maybe it’s a breakthrough with a big customer.
Maybe it’s a breakthrough with a job search.
Maybe it’s a breakthrough with a relationship.
Maybe it’s a breakthrough with one of your BIG dreams.
Well, as I’ve been reading about Walt… I’ve been finding out that there were a number of times when he pushed all of his chips to the middle of the table… and he bet big on some of his big dreams. And as a result… he needed a BREAKTHROUGH too!
One of the biggest examples of this was with his animated classic… Snow White.
With this film, they pushed the envelope on animation. They pushed the envelope on promotion. They pushed the envelope on financing.
They took a big risk… and… they experienced a breakthrough.
Here’s a quote from Walt when he realized it had happened:
When Snow White hit, we realized we were in a new business. We knew it within a week after the picture had opened at the Carthay Circle in Los Angeles. We had been heavily in debt and within SIX weeks we had millions in the bank.”
Now, they had some times when their big risks didn’t pay off too, but in this case… it did.
In fact, it paid off BIG!
And yes… this breakthrough changed everything for Walt and his team!
So based on this breakthrough… I have some questions for you today.
Q1: What if a breakthrough was right around the corner for you?
Q2: How would you act differently if you knew this breakthrough was about to happen?
Q3: What is one small but significant thing that you can do… today… to help a breakthrough happen?
That’s it for now.
And if you are willing… join in the convo and let me know your response to one or all of these questions!
Either that or let me know one of your own Disney quotes!
In the meantime, keep dreaming BIG,