“The Wisdom Of Walt” (or Time To Win An Amazing Book!)

I’ve covered almost everything from the Entertainment New Media Network Conference in my past two posts. But I did skip talking about one of the speakers. And it’s not because I didn’t enjoy it. It’s because it was my favorite speaker of the entire event!

Jeffrey A. Barnes is a professor, an author, and a Disney fanatic. And as a fellow Disney fan, I was super excited to hear what he was going to talk about.

Without giving away a ton of Jeffrey’s story, he had always dreamed about writing a book about Walt Disney and Disneyland. Then he was diagnosed with a brain tumor. He put off having surgery for a while because he was teaching a college class on Disneyland (where was that class when I was in school?!?). After having the tumor removed, he had mentioned that he had the life regret of never writing his book. His wife told him that he still had plenty of life to live and encouraged him to write the book he always wanted to.

The book “The Wisdom Of Walt” was written as both a story about the history of Disneyland as well as leadership and self-help through the lessons that Walt Disney went through while building his park.

The Wisdom Of Walt

When Jeffrey was speaking at ENMNCon, he talked about how we needed to be the hero in our own stories. Every story needs a hero who is willing to fail, willing to act, and willing to dream. And to get your dreams accomplished nobody can be that hero except for you.

His talk really connected with me. I try not to be the victim in my story, but sometimes that’s tough. I need to focus as much as possible on being my own hero and making sure that my dreams are my priorities.

Obviously as soon as the conference was done, I bought “The Wisdom of Walt”. To say that I’m devouring the book is an understatement! I’m putting off watching my favorite TV shows to read more and more of the book! I’m getting close to the end of it and I’m already planning on re-reading it because I know that there is so much to absorb in the book.

I love the history of Disneyland parts. I do know a lot of Disney history but I’m still learning new things. And I love the lessons that are in each chapter. The book is such a great mix of learning Disney history and leadership skills with fun facts about the parks.

Why am I sharing this all with you? Because Jeffrey A. Barnes is super amazing and is giving away a copy of “The Wisdom Of Walt” on my blog! Not only is he giving away a copy, the winner will have their copy signed and personalized!

All you have to do is enter at the bottom of this post. There are a bunch of ways to enter including commenting on here, following me on twitter/Facebook/Instagram, and tweeting out the contest (you can do that every day and earn extra entries!). The contest goes until midnight on Thursday September 24th so you have lots of time to enter and earn extra entries!

And if you don’t want to enter (or if you enter but don’t win), Jeffrey has decided to give all readers of Finding My Inner Bombshell $5 off his book if you order it through his website! All the books ordered through his website will be signed (just not personalized) and if you enter the code “blog” in the notes, you will get a $5 refund after purchase! If you would prefer the Kindle version, you can get that on Amazon (but no discount and obviously it won’t be signed).

Good luck to everyone who enters! And I hope that even if you don’t win, you get this book because it is truly amazing!

Please make sure you enter through the Rafflecopter below even if you just enter by writing a comment. I will be selecting the winner randomly from the Rafflecopter entries on Friday the 26th!

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17 responses to ““The Wisdom Of Walt” (or Time To Win An Amazing Book!)

  1. My favorite Disney ride had emotional significance to me… it’s Dumbo! When I was just 2 years old I first went to Disneyland and made my father ride Dumbo over… and over … and over. So it will always have a special place in my heart.

  2. My favorite Disney ride is…the whole park! How do I pick just one ride?!?

    • Please make sure that you enter the contest through the Rafflecopter option at the end of the post! I will be selecting the winner randomly from the Rafflecopter entries (so you need to select on there that you commented on the post!).

  3. Hard to decide. Probably Star Tours with my parents in the 90s, great memories!

    • Please make sure that you enter the contest through the Rafflecopter option at the end of the post! I will be selecting the winner randomly from the Rafflecopter entries (so you need to select on there that you commented on the post!).

  4. My favorite Disneyland ride is Splash Mountain… or Pirates of the Caribbean… or The Haunted Mansion… I can’t decide!!! It’s been far too long since I’ve been to Disneyland, I think a trip back is in order soon!

  5. Huge Disney fan. Heck in my degree is in animation lol. Can’t wait for new star wars at disneyland

  6. My favorite ride is Casey Jr. Circus Train. I just love it and the different views it provides of Fantasyland!

  7. Sad I missed him and a few others at ENMN conference . Would love to win it and review it on my
    YouTube channel Orly C. Thanks girl and take care

  8. my favorite ride is pirates:)

  9. My favorite ride at Disneyland is The Haunted Mansion.

  10. Would love to have the chance to read this book. My interest has been piqued.. L= °o°

  11. Oh and I don’t really have a favorite attraction. How can I pick only one?? D: °o°

  12. Thanks for organizing the giveaway. Love your TR’s on micechat.

  13. I have so many favorites it hard to pick just one but my absolute favorite would have to be The Haunted Mansion!

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