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The Birth of Mickey Mouse | Lessons Learned about Life from the Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco

The Birth of Mickey Mouse | Lessons Learned about Life from the Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco

Bill Belew has raised 2 bi-cultural kids, now 34 and 30. And he and his wife are now parenting a 3rd, Mia, who is 8. Daddy says that people too often have to be pushed to do something new. Usually it is some unfortunate happening that causes this to happen. People get inspired when everything is falling apart around them, not when all is well. That seems to be the case with Mickey Mouse. Walt Disney and his brother Roy…

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Chaos and Creativity | Lessons Learned about Life from the Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco

Chaos and Creativity | Lessons Learned about Life from the Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco

Bill Belew has raised 2 bi-cultural kids, now 34 and 30. And he and his wife are now parenting a 3rd, Mia, who is 8. When the Walt Disney studio was working on the production Snow White the studio grew in size, meaning more and more people came to work. Artists had to work in newly constructed places, annexes, apartment buildings next door, makeshift locations, anywhere a drawing board could be set up. The chaos encouraged rather than diluted rich…

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Persuasion | Lessons Learned about Life from the Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco

Persuasion | Lessons Learned about Life from the Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco

Bill Belew has raised 2 bi-cultural kids, now 34 and 30. And he and his wife are now parenting a 3rd, Mia, who is 8. I can’t imagine the conversation that Walt Disney had with his wife. “Honey, let’s spend our life savings on this idea I have to get the world to fall in love with a mouse.” What would Lilly say? “Their cute little things and they can do anything,” Walt Disney told her. But she had to…

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Growing up is a marathon, not a sprint – building core strength

Growing up is a marathon, not a sprint – building core strength

Bill Belew has raised 2 bi-cultural kids, now 34 and 30. And he and his wife are now parenting a 3rd, Mia, who is 8. Daddy bought me a book – The Daring Book for Girls. He was on a business trip or something. And he always brings me something cool. This time one of the things he brought me was this book. Most of the stuff is too hard for me. But some of it we can practice already….

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