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“If you don’t take the time to plan the life you want, you’ll be stuck living a life you don’t want.” – Lee Cockerell

Great Escape Radio host, Jody Maberry and Director, Lori Allen interview Lee Cockerell, former Executive Vice President of Operations for Walt Disney World on this episode.

Lee led a team of 40,000 cast members and was responsible for operations of 20 resort hotels, four theme parks, two water parks, a shopping and entertainment center—the list goes on. He knows a thing or two about time management. In fact, he wrote the book on it: Time Management Magic.

Lori felt it was important to have Lee on the show because our members often struggle with this.

“In my calls with members, time management was a recurring thing,” she explains. “And it wasn’t just about managing tasks, members often said they didn’t have time to recognize or grab their dreams.”

Lee ran Disney World which means he was a dreamer but also a doer and he shares with us the keys to managing all aspects of our lives.

“It’s really about life management,” says Lee. “How do you keep your life under control—all parts of it?”

Good managers keep things under control and it’s the same with our lives. Lee discusses several key points…

***Time management

***Detail management

***Being reliable

***Being credible

He notes…

“We often spend more time fretting about things we don’t want to do than it would take to actually do them.”

Time management isn’t just about business: it’s about family, health, dreams…all parts of our lives.

Listen in for Lee’s thoughts on managing all aspects of your life.

And if you want to take his time management course, we have partnered with Lee to offer the course at a discounted rate.

For Lee’s podcast “Creating Disney Magic” and more information on his books, visit his website at To access Lee’s time management course at the discounted rate for our members visit:

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