How a mouse inspired me!

     A well-known fact known by my family and friends is my fondness for all things Disney. Yes, just like I’m passionate about my own company and helping others. I am very passionate about a company whose global brand ambassador is a talking mouse with red pants, yellow shoes and white gloves. 

     Around the time, I started college I wanted to develop the habit of reading books. I figured out that the best way to start developing the habit was by looking for books that interested me. Which lead me to the mouse. I went online and searched books about Disney, and bought the books that seemed interesting to me. Some were about the history of the company, other about Walt E. Disney himself and my favorites were about how the company build a successful organization. 

     Reading about a man with a dream that had the courage to follow it, inspired me to develop the company I have today. I’m not saying in any way I want to compete with the Disney Company, but I use them as a model to: Know where I’m at and where I want to be

     I have a very different company, which provides a different set of services. Yet there are things that you can learn and apply from these types of organizations. 

  • Employee Engagement
  • Leadership
  • Organizational Structure
  • Client Service

     These are just some examples to name a few. There are many other topics, tools, information or techniques that you can learn, from this organization or any other successful company. 

     I learned with time that: 

“There is nothing wrong with not knowing everything.”

     At the moment when you decide to start a new professional or personal journey. Accept this fact, while giving yourself the opportunity to learn from every opportunity available. Just like I used as inspiration and model a company that I was passionate about. Try to do the same. Find people, organizations or mentors that share your passion. Learn: 

  • What works for them?
  • How many times they failed?
  • What sets them apart?
  • Why are they successful?

     Who knows? Maybe one day someone will be reading books about you!

MICKEY MOUSE Film ‘FANTASIA’ (1940) Directed By NORMAN FERGUSON 13 November 1940 CT438 Allstar/DISNEY (USA 1940) / Segment “Der Zauberlehrling” (“The Sorcerer’s Apprentice”, dir. James Algar) **WARNING** This Photograph is for editorial use only and is the copyright of DISNEY and/or the Photographer assigned by the Film or Production Company & can only be reproduced by publications in conjunction with the promotion of the above Film. A Mandatory Credit To DISNEY is required. The Photographer should also be credited when known. No commercial use can be granted without written authority from the Film Company.

By 

Emanuelle Santiago

“Always remember to have that KING mentality” 

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