Don't Underestimate What You Can Accomplish


Creating Disney Magic Episode 508 Don't Underestimate What You Can Accomplish

“Don’t underestimate the influence you have every day on other people around you.”

Leadership starts at home. Parenting taught me clarity and trust. A while back my son, Daniel Cockerell, interviewed me about leadership and parenting. It was recorded during the early days of Dan’s own podcasting venture. Our conversation highlights leadership lessons from a variety of personal and professional experiences.

Whether you are a parent or in a management role it is imerative to have clarity and consistency. Providing clear expectations and addressing issues head-on is crucial. It builds trust and ensures everyone knows where they stand. The key is finding the balance between being serious and showing love.

One thing I learned over the years is that kids and employees like to know the bigger picture and their role in it. They love to ask, “why?” Everyone’s contribution makes a difference when they see the broader impact of their work. It doesn’t matter is they are a parking enforcement officer, hospitality worker, or child at school. They want to understand the greater purpose behind the work they are being asked to do.

Often people overestimate what they can accomplish in a day and underestimate what they can accomplish in a year. Stay focused on long-term goals while acknowledging daily progress. Remember, your actions today shape the future. Don’t underestimate the influence you have on those around you and the things that you can accomplish. Lead by example and share your wisdom to leave a lasting positive impact.

Make sure to listen to this episode to her Dan and I talk about navigating leadership, parenting, and how to not underestimate what you can accomplish. Then go take a vacation so you are well rested and ready to take on all the demands of your work. Call Magical Vacation Planners at 407-442-2694 to help you. They can accomplish a lot when it comes to planning your ideal trip.


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Key Moments

01:14 Family and Leadership

04:06 The Importance of Building Strong Family Relationships

08:19 Sharing Knowledge and Experiences

11:27 The Importance of Hard Decisions

13:53 Power of Influence