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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.

Walt Disney - Pioneer

Walt Disney – Pioneer

My daddy just finished reading a book about Walt Disney. <= click to read.

Daddy says that Walt Disney a great man. But nobody would have known he was a great man if it weren’t for one of the great things he did.

Walt Disney’s Great First Step

Surround himself with the right people.

Walt Disney said.

It is shallow and arrogant to think anyone is self-made.

I don’t know what that mean. Shallow is not deep. Arrogant is air or giants? Not sure.

(Ed. Arrogant is to think too much of yourself.)

Related: What else did Walt Disney say?

Walt Disney knew that no matter how great his ideas were, he needed the right people around him to help him make those dreams come true.

Disney also said,

Many hands and hearts and minds contribute to notable achievements.

That’s a great list. Hands, hearts and minds.

It’s not enough to just have an idea. You need to have other people with minds to help you improve on that idea.

Then you need hands to make that idea actually visible.

And finally you need to have people around you with the heart to make it happen no matter what.

Walt Disney was able to gather all those things.

4 Things I Wonder about the Future

  1. I wonder if in my life I will be able to come up with really cool ideas.
  2. I wonder if I can have really smart people around me to sharpen those ideas.
  3. I wonder if I will have people around me to make those ideas come true.
  4. I wonder if I will have people around me who have the heart to make things happen.

At least I know where to start.

Talk to Bill and others about their experiences raising bi-cultural Japanese-American kids.

Bill Belew

Professional Blogger, social media marketer, professor of marketing, Christian and dad.

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