Health & Productivity

Ep 021 – Chasing the Quick Win

Ep 021 – Chasing the Quick Win 1920 1080 John DeLancey

Hello there!

On this week’s episode, I talk about a common issue I see among entrepreneurs (and that I’ve been working to overcome in myself for years):

Chasing the quick win.

Let’s talk about what it means, why it’s probably not the best approach, and the new approach I’m taking in my business and entrepreneurial life. read more

Ep 016 – The 3 Most Important Kinds of Boundaries We Need as Entrepreneurs

Ep 016 – The 3 Most Important Kinds of Boundaries We Need as Entrepreneurs 1920 1080 John DeLancey

Hello there!

On this week’s show, I want to talk about something I am absolutely terrible at, and that’s setting (and respecting) boundaries for and with ourselves AND our clients or customers.

Let’s get into the story! read more

Ep 014 – If Walt Had Waited: How “Waiting For” Can Be Trouble for Entrepreneurs

Ep 014 – If Walt Had Waited: How “Waiting For” Can Be Trouble for Entrepreneurs 1920 1080 John DeLancey

Hello there!

This week’s episode is important (aren’t they all? “Of course!” you confirm resoundingly!).

There’s a concept that’s gotten me into a great deal of trouble throughout my entrepreneurial journey, and it’s the idea that I’m, “waiting for,” something.

It struck me at the Momentum conference I recently attended, and I realized it was a big enough issue for me and for many that I heard at the conference that I needed to address it here.

So: let’s get into the story! read more

Ep 011 – Yoga at Cinderella Castle: The Importance of Our Health as Entrepreneurs

Ep 011 – Yoga at Cinderella Castle: The Importance of Our Health as Entrepreneurs 1920 1080 John DeLancey

Hello there!

On this week’s show, I want to introduce a topic that I’m exploring myself and plan to talk about in much greater detail – and with people much smarter than I – in future episodes.

Our health – physical AND mental – is a critical and so often overlooked aspect of being a business owner and really of just being a human in general.

To that end, I want to introduce a very special way that Disney encourages its cast members to take care of both mind and body, then talk a little more about my own feelings and approach to the issue.

So: let’s jump into the story.



Show Notes

On this week’s show, I discuss:

  • How Disney fosters a culture of better physical and mental well-being with yoga sessions for cast members AT CINDERELLA CASTLE!!1!
  • My own struggles with both physical AND mental well-being
  • My three-pronged approach to managing my health including
    • How I managed to finally stick to an exercise regimen
    • Why “rest” is not just about sleep
    • The importance of reflection and honesty with myself

Come discuss your approach to managing your health in our free Facebook community called the “Story-Driven Business Owners!”

I know I could use the ideas on some days….

Join the group and discussion by clicking here.

Key Thoughts

In this episode, I address mental well-being concerns, and one of those is that some people, at some times, may become so distraught as to consider self-harm.

If you ever feel such an inclination, or if you know someone who does, please don’t wait. Reach out for help.

To that end, here are a few resources that are available to you day or night:

Take care of yourself! You are too valuable to the world and to the people in it who love you to suffer!


Big thanks to CL Photographs on Flickr for the (slightly modified) shot of Cinderella Castle!

Ep 006 – How to Beat Impostor Syndrome Like Buzz Lightyear

Ep 006 – How to Beat Impostor Syndrome Like Buzz Lightyear 1920 1080 John DeLancey

Hello there!

This week’s episode is going deep. It’s a subject that’s incredibly personal to me because it’s an issue I deal with on the regular. Like a lot.

I’m going to be talking about impostor syndrome, an incredibly common malady suffered by entrepreneurs and successful people everywhere.

And there’s a lot we can learn about how to recognize it and deal with it from the two main heroes – Buzz and Woody – from Disney’s Toy Story franchise.

Let’s get into the story.

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Ep 004 – 3 Ways We Use Forced Perspective in Business

Ep 004 – 3 Ways We Use Forced Perspective in Business 1920 1080 John DeLancey

Huge thank you to @Matthew Cooper at thetimethespace.com for permission to use his amazing photography for this episode. The shot is available as a print, too!

Hello there! I am seriously excited about today’s topic which is how forced perspective works in the Disney theme parks and – more importantly – in our businesses.

Now if you’re a fan of Disney or architecture and already know what forced perspective is, you might be wondering just what in the world I’m talking about, and I promise it’ll make more sense as we go….

If you DON’T know what forced perspective is, well, stay tuned. Today’s gonna be a fun one.

I can’t say more in the intro without giving the whole thing away, so let’s just jump right into the story. read more