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Using Feedback to Achieve Excellence

By Jody Maberry | February 26, 2020 |

Jeff Noel and I recorded this episode from the campus of the University of Oregon in Eugene, OR. During this episode of the Jody Maberry Show, Jeff and I discuss the benefit of recording a podcast live in person. We also give a behind the scenes look into recording the first episode of season 5…

You Can’t Help People If They Don’t Know Who You Are

By Jody Maberry | February 25, 2020 |

“If I don’t hear about it, it didn’t happen.” When I was a park ranger, the director gave me that piece of advice. From that day on, anytime something good happened at our park, I would boast about it. Of course, if we did something good at the park, it did happen whether or not…

8 New Lessons from the Creating Magic Mastermind

By Jody Maberry | February 19, 2020 |

A couple of time each year, Lee Cockerell and I host a Creating Magic Mastermind event in Orlando. Even though I host the event, I learn as much or more than people who attend the event. And I take notes. In this episode, I share the 8 new things I learned during the last Creating…

My Steps for Dealing with Feeling Overwhelmed

By Jody Maberry | February 5, 2020 |

Lauren Davis returns to the show to ask me three questions. If you were making so much money you couldn’t spend it all, what causes would you give your money to? My focus would be to help fund foundations and friends groups that support parks. My time as a park ranger helped me realize what…

How a Podcast Took Me Around the World

By Jody Maberry | February 4, 2020 |

Who would go all the way to Kuwait City to record a single podcast episode? Jeff Noel would. Well, me too. But I wouldn’t have been there without Jeff. Jeff is a 30-year Disney veteran who spent his last 15 years teaching at the Disney Institute. Now, Jeff and I have teamed up for his…

How to Build Relationships With Instagram Stories

By Jody Maberry | January 29, 2020 |

After resisting getting involved with Instagram, I finally began posting photos. Instagram became my favorite social media platform, but I was reluctant to use Instagram stories. Finally, I posted an ongoing story when I took a trip to Florida. The response was delightful. Every day, I received comments, messages, emojis, and questions. More than anything…

What Story Do Other People Tell About You?

By Jody Maberry | December 25, 2019 |

Whether you know it or not, and whether you like it or not, other people are telling a story about you. Here is an example, when my wife and I went out for dinner, we ran into a friend. Just the night before, we saw our friend’s boss at an event. When I mentioned seeing…

Three Book Recommendations

By Jody Maberry | December 11, 2019 |

Lori Allen joined us last episode to talk about success. Now, Lori returns to ask me three questions. What is your favorite book? Creating Magic by Lee Cockerell. One of the best business books in the past 20 years. QBQ by John Miller. When I was a park ranger, I had everyone who worked for…

What You Don’t Often See if What Makes Success

By Jody Maberry | December 4, 2019 |

Lori Allen and I have worked together for years on the Great Escape Radio Podcast. Now, we have retired the podcast, but I wanted to share Lori’s incredible story with you. Lori begins by talking about why it is difficult to tell your own story. So many of us can promote someone else but have…

Why I Ordered a Tesla Cybertruck

By Jody Maberry | November 27, 2019 |

Tesla recently introduced the Cybertruck. On the first day, you could do so, I pre-ordered a Cybertruck. For the past 10 years, I have driven a Montero I paid cash for. Car payments are not something I have any interest in. So why would I pre-order a Cybertruck? First, I can say I pre-ordered a…