What I learned from Walt Disney and how I apply it to my consulting for entrepreneurs.

First off, let me say that I am a HUGE Disney/ Universal park fan- convert- devotee- addict- you name it. But for me, it’s not about the rides or Mickey or the ease of having annual passes to the world’s most popular destination…

It’s about rich creative fulfillment. I love that Walt imagined the best of what the human mind can create and then he set out to make it a physical reality. He has even been quoted as saying that ‘this IS my reality.’

See, I grew up thinking you go to college, work hard at a job, take a vacation or two each year, buy a home, retire etc…

And to some degree I did those things. And you know what? I felt trapped and bored. NOT a good combo for this girl. That was not the reality I wanted- I wanted creative fulfillment. I wanted the freedom to travel. I wanted to be where I felt the most alive , doing what I loved the most.

For me, that just wasn’t going to happen following the status quo. I would share my vision early on with people and most of the time I got eye rolls and smirks. 

But I did it. It took me a little while to learn and accept the true limitlessness of what we can do and how that lines up with any creative income generator…but I did it. I’m still doing it.

And THAT is the reality I want for you, the one that feels best. I think that is what Walt was saying…you can choose your own reality by lining up your passion with your gifts and life experience in a way that serves others profoundly.

Walt, Roy… you two brothers outdid yourselves. The world (or most of it) took notice and we keep coming back for more of the MAGIC.

I place these same timeless rhythms into my consulting and coaching biz helping people around the globe, for the past 6 years, create and launch successful dream businesses, helping them to create a new reality. 

One of the things I first did when I started my own business was to look at what, in my industry, could be improved upon. I noticed some BIG holes and gaps in the biz coaching industry and endeavored to fill the holes as part of my signature offerings. 

And it worked, my biz continues to grow bigger and better each year.

I believe this is because I give the experience to my clients that I want to receive myself. I go above and beyond because I am as fired up about their dream biz as they are. That is the Walt coming through in me. At least I like to think of it that way.

There are no limits, friends. Just the ones you stick on.

Interested in learning more about my services? Email info@carolandeacon.com.

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Platinum Private Coaching

You’re your OWN boss. But something is off.

You want to be able to design your days doing what lights you up, from the moment you wake up until you lay down at night.

You want to travel more and work from wherever you are at the moment, if you choose.

You want to create a GREAT income doing it, that’s a non negotiable.

I get it. You want to feel on fire and fully alive.

A few years ago, I was struggling & frustrated. 

I decided to move into something that both excited and scared me. But I stayed the course because I wanted to have a truly successful heart led business that both serves profoundly and brings in a high level of income and that was that.

I dove in with my eye on the end result and each year my biz doubled. Now I have a biz I love that creates five figure plus months and I work less than 18 hours a week.

I am all about FREEDOM. I am taking a stand for YOUR FREEDOM…because I see your beautiful heart and talented mind.  And the world needs what you have to offer NOW more than ever. Yes!

In True Freedom mentoring it’s not just about creating more money.

It’s about having more FREEDOM…more TIME to enjoy a life you love.

It’s about being able to take care of your family the way you want to and being able to give back in ways that feel really good.

We meet by phone or in person for 90 minutes once a week for 3 months with one week off each month. You have my support 24/7 in between sessions. We will begin in January and go through March and the investment for this is a one time rate of $2500.

“The decision to work with Carolan Deacon as my business mentor is seriously the best decision I have ever made! She has become such a dear and trusted presence in my life. I don’t even know how people do it with no help or how I’d have developed my new business, if I’d decided to go it on my own. By now, I probably would have gotten overwhelmed and would be back to doing some soul sucking job, counting the long years until retirement. Instead, I get to do work I love with women I love.”

~Martina Rutledge   Portland, Oregon

“I took the leap and called Carolan for help. I now have my own gig and it’s taken off wonderfully.  Carolan is not only excellent at what she does, she is a person of deep integrity and will do right by you every step of the way.” ~ Kathleen Gubitosi New York, New York

HOW THIS FLOWS:

  *First we dial in and get crystal clear on what lifestyle you want your biz to bring, and for who you will be serving and what specific problem you are helping them solve. Specifics so clear you will feel it, deep in your bones. *Then we leverage your passion, skills and life experience inside of a new brand; a new offering, a signature HOT platinum offer that both sets you apart and calls forth a new community. *All fresh and high impact Copy written with you, branding with images, onboarding process and all sort of moving pieces in an easy to use system that keeps the cash flowing to you…and keeps you doing what you LOVE with a mobile lifestyle.   

By the end of our time together you will have a:

*Clear understanding of how to use your unique story and experience to easily stand out and allow your customers to feel like they know you.

*Deep knowledge of your ideal client and how to speak to them in a way that makes them feel they need what you have like air.

*Polished website that looks and feels a lot cooler than you might feel right now and offers income opportunities on auto-pilot.

*Highly effective onboarding series to turn prospects into eager clients and loyal community.

*Signature offer that both sets you apart and brings SUCCESS.

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Why Disney’s private island is rated #1 and why you need to be here.

I took my first Disney cruise last year and I was BLOWN AWAY. Every single thing was over the top done right – but I am not really surprised. I knew it had to be good – it’s Disney, right? But I just had no idea how good.

Let me preface this by saying that Disney ships are state of the art with some of the largest staterooms found anywhere and they have entire sections of the ship where you would have no idea you are on a Disney cruise, I am talking high end – lavish and ease at every turn. The food was really really good and the extra effort that each staff member made at the themed dinners was amazing- that and you got to dine at a different location every night with your same server. He knew you- you got the feeling he cared and wanted nothing more than to make you happy, probably not but we felt that way. We were seated with a british family with a little girl our daughter’s age and they had the best time together.

But the best part of the trip may have been our time at Castaway Cay. It is beautiful and the Bahamian waters are the azure blue people dream about but rarely see. We snorkeled, we swam with sting rays bigger than me. We played on the water park- we saw fish swimming right beside us that we beautiful. Now, the stop at Castaway Cay is included in your cruise for no additonal fare, even the exceptional bistro they have there for lunch is also included. The only thing you pay extra for is to rent the snorkeling gear or you can bring your own. Oh! The stingray swim is also additional but well worth it.

We will never forget running our hands over the delicate soft pregnant bellies of the rays as they glided over us.

So, as a certified Disney Travel Specialist- I am here to help you book anything Disney- and I can help you find the best holiday for you…but if you are a cruiser- you will be thrilled to know that for a limited number of June and July cruises starting next month- they are including 2 stops at Castaway Cay!!

Now is the time to book as they are filling fast, send me a message on FB or at info@carolandeacon.com and I will price one out for you. My services are FREE to you. I am paid by Disney and I have a passion for Disney and travel so why not?

 

 

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What I learned from Walt Disney and How I Apply It to My Own Coaching Business

First off, let me say that I am a huge Disney fan- convert- devotee- addict- you name it. But for me, it’s not about the rides or Mickey or the ease of having annual passes to the world’s most popular destination…

it’s about creative fulfillment. I love that Walt imagined the best of what the human mind can create and then he set out to make it a physical reality. He has even been quoted as saying that ‘this IS my reality.’

See, I grew up thinking you go to college, work hard at a job, take a vacation or two each year, buy a home, retire etc…

And to some degree I did those things. And you know what? I felt trapped and bored. NOT a good combo for this girl. That was not the reality I wanted- I wanted creative fulfillment. I wanted the freedom to travel. I wanted to be where I felt the most alive , doing what I loved the most.For me, that just wasn’t going to happen following the status quo. I would share my vision early on with people and most of the time I got eye rolls and smirks.

But I did it. It took me a little while to learn and accept my true limitless value and how that lines up with any creative income generator…but I did it.

And THAT is the reality I want for you. The one I/you create that feels best. I think that is what Walt was saying…you can choose your own reality by lining up your passion with your gifts and life experience in a way that serves others profoundly.

Walt, Roy… you two brothers outdid yourselves. The world (or most of it) took notice and we keep coming back for more of the MAGIC.

I place these same timeless rhythms into my consulting and coaching biz helping people around the globe, for the past 4 years, create and launch successful dream businesses, helping them to create a new reality.

One of the things I first did when I started my own business was to look at what, in my industry, could be improved upon. I noticed some BIG holes and gaps in the biz coaching industry and endeavored to fill the holes as part of my signature offerings.

And it worked, my biz continues to grow bigger and better each year.

I believe this is because I give the experience to my clients that I want to receive myself. I go above and beyond because I am as fired up about their dream biz as they are. That is the Walt coming through in me. There are no holes and no limits, friends.

Another part of my biz is music and also is one of the reasons I adore Disney. As a professional vocalist and top line writer- music is in my bones and one of my dreams is to get a song placed somewhere within the Disney network. Now, when I started creating songs a few years ago, I had no clue what I was doing I just went with my heart. I got interested in sync music and knew that was where I wanted to be musically. So, 5 signed songs later…that is gaining traction. My point is , 3 years ago I had no clue nor could I see myself successful as a songwriter- singer heck yes- been wowing crowds for years…but writing melody and lyric?

Hmm… makes me wonder what more lies ahead that I didn’t really think I could pull off.

Same goes for you, by the way.

What is one thing you have been wanting and have not yet received?

Hit me up on FB or Leave a comment here. Please DO share this post with a friend.

xo,

Carolan

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Disney’s Wilderness Lodge & my delicious Signature Recipes fit for the Lodge!

Well, I just sent a family to Universal for the weekend and seeing their joy and excitement reminds me why I chose to book these Disney and Univesal trips for people and I always pine to be there in the middle of it…but I shall have to wait until my little is out of school, May cannot get here soon enough!

So… one of my fav resorts in Disney is the Wilderness Lodge. This resort is themed for the Pacific Northwest and with a deep nod to Native American culture this feels like stepping into a whole new world. They have recently completed their pool renovations and the grounds are complete with pine, rabbits and all the details that make Disney number one.

Some of the extras that make this resort so special are the biking, fishing, archery and even the boat ride over to the Magic Kingdom because even though you may feel like you are in Washington State you are very near to Magic Kingdom!

The food here is down home themed and they even have their own dinner show similar to the Polynesian Laua.

I have included some recipes from my kitchen that are created in the theme of Disney’s Wilderness Lodge- see below.

Chicken Pot Pie~

This is like a big hug.

I use mainly organic ingredients but I use store bought pie crusts. There are some things that to me are just not worth doing by hand, but hey! If you know a great pie crust this will be even more spectacular!

6 chicken breasts.

1 cup each chopped carrot, celery, onion, peas

1 chopped clove garlic, 1 cup whole milk

1/4 cup olive oil

2 pie crusts

1 egg

1 cup chicken stock

1/4 flour

Cook the chicken breasts seasoned with salt and pepper in olive oil in pan.

Remove and add chopped veggies and garlic- cook for 10 til soft

then add flour mixing well- then add stock- stir again and then add milk.

cook for ten and add peas and chicken and fresh thyme.

Pour into pie crusts and top with other crust

Bake at 350 until golden brown.

This is served with my southern collards

Pot full of chopped collards, dollop of evoo, half on onion, 1 cup slaw mix- 2 tbsp organic chicken base and 1/4 water. Cook for one hour.

if this does not comfort you while nourishing your soul… then maybe you need my blueberry rice pudding for dessert.

1 cup fresh blueberries- 1 cup maple syrup

simmer berries in the syrup until they burst creating a blue syrup

mix with 4 cups cooke jasmine rice, 1/2 tsp salt

and 1/4 brown sugar.

For this recipe I use organic ingredients and the syrup from our maple trees in Highland County- The best!

I top the pudding off after its cooked on stove for 10 with a cup of oat milk.

sweeten more to your taste or add cinnamon or cardamom.

Love in a cup. I hug you with this meal.



You are the joy my dear… live like it.

xo,

Carolan

To set up a time to chat about working with me in a biz consulting capacity or a traveling adventure go here.

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Magic Kingdom- how to avoid the throngs of humanity at the park that’s ALWAYS crowded.

So as Disney annual pass holders we take our Disney visits seriously- they are in fact, part of our lifestyle. And while there is really no other place I woud rather be , most of the time… the heart of Disney (Magic Kingdom) gives me ALL I can take after one day.

And that makes me a wee bit sad because Magic Kingdom really is the essence of Disney. The first classic rides are found in MK and it has most of the originals like “It’s a Small World” and “Carousel” even “Swiss Family Robinson” and “Dumbo” and many others that opened the park in 1971.

Fun Fact: Did you know that the carousel was bought as an antique in 1917 and is still using the same horses with a new paint job?

And hands down, children under 10 really love MK most of all, usually. So why can I only take one day of MK?

PEOPLE. Throngs of people and there really is not a slow time for MK year round. But I have learned a few priceless tricks that have made our time there BIG in pleasure and I am going to let you in on it. Keep reading and if you want my help in planning your next Disney adventure or cruise send me a message on FB or email me at info@carolandeacon.com.

First,

1-Stay in a Disney resort! Not only are Disney Resorts a big part of why Disney is number one worldwide but you also get extra magic hours as a guest. Getting to the MK park an hour before it opens or staying an hour after it closes is a real plus with less than half the humanity that usually flanks the place.

2- Go at night! Seriously, it’s Florida and warm year round and can be super hot during the day so we now lounge poolside or catch up on laptop work or rest in the cool room and do not venture out to MK until after 5- so we be cooly strolling in just as throngs of tired people are traipsing out…and the sight of all those people vacating the park gives me warm fuzzies everytime, I promise.

Space to move!

Night time means Less line for my annual Main St Ice Cream Plaza sundae!

Night time can mean Multiple rides on the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train!

Night time means less crowded- less hot and definitely better for my night owl husband who somehow doubles his energy level after the sun goes down.

The only down side is that most of the MK park after dark is…DARK. You can bring a light up wand or use your phone because sometimes it’s a guessing game as to where you are. But we like to think the place is sort of ours and we have learned our way around.

3- Use a stroller for kids under 10 (or for me)

This is hands down a must for us on every trip and our girl has been using the same stroller for 8 years now- this stroller not only moves easily- it gives you a little more navigating power in the crowd- sort of like a train. It also gives plenty of extra storage for the treats and gifts that we buy and the extra ponchos or sandals as needed.

Stay tuned for next weeks blog all about food at Disney- what to avoid and what to inhale!

I am a rogue entrepreneur mentor to people around the globe…I am a songstress working in music licensing and I dream in Disney.

Send me a PM to chat about your next Disney trip OR working with me to create the DreamLife and Biz of your own.

xo,

Carolan

www.carolandeacon.com

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