Anything Worth Doing is Worth Doing Badly

Mr. DAPs - Chicago

Over the weekend I attended a conference in Chicago, Illinois with a company I have been working with for over a decade. Though the years I have met some fascinating people and had some incredible conversations. This weekend was no exception. One phrase is sticking out to me throughout the weekend though. A guy named … Read more Anything Worth Doing is Worth Doing Badly

Andrew Petersen – A Man Who Knew How to Live and Live Positively

Andrew Petersen

Being negative only leads to negative results. Focusing on the positive will lead to positive outcomes. – Andrew Petersen I have been frequenting Disneyland regularly for a very long time. Through the years I have been privileged to experience some incredible experiences. I’ve also had the chance to meet some absolutely amazing people. One of … Read more Andrew Petersen – A Man Who Knew How to Live and Live Positively

The Importance of Surrounding Yourself With Positive People

Culture is King! - Choose Your Environment Wisely

“Show me your friends and I’ll tell you who you are.” – unknown Have you ever deliberately stopped to think about this quote? “Show me your friends and I’ll tell you who you are.” The people that we surround ourself have a profound influence on the life we live. Have you thought about that? Entrepreneur Jim Rohn … Read more The Importance of Surrounding Yourself With Positive People

Taking the First Step

Bilbo Baggins and Sam

‘It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.’ – Bilbo Baggins Life is all about choices. Life is also about consequences. Each choice we make in life has consequences. Some of these … Read more Taking the First Step

The Positivity Principle

Mr. DAPs with Phyllis Herman at Disneyland

[dropcaps]P[/dropcaps]ositivity is important. If you have followed my writings through the last few years, you will see this theme littered throughout my posts. I think there is power in positivity. This isn’t always the easiest approach to take but it is definitely the most beneficial. I believe this is part of what I call the … Read more The Positivity Principle

Are You a Flashlight or a Laser?

Are you a flashlight or a laser? - Mr. DAPs

I work with people all the time who are seeking success. Some of them want to build a business, others want to turn a hobby into a profession, and still others want to pursue a dream that seems just out of reach. In all of these cases, there are some simple adjustments that can be made … Read more Are You a Flashlight or a Laser?

And Then I Became a Penguin…

Primordial Penguins on Stage

Growing up I was always encouraged to use my imagination and to basically just go for things. As I have grown older, this mindset has led to the ability to dream big, be ambitions, and go for the adventure. One of these adventures came in the form of a band called the Primordial Penguins. I created … Read more And Then I Became a Penguin…

Welcome to the new MrDAPs.com

Friends of DAPs Magic on Disneyland's 60th Anniversary

Welcome to the new MrDAPs.com. As we’ve continued to grow at dapsmagic.com, the photoblog that was once here was absorbed into the main website. At that point, there really wasn’t any reason to keep active with this site and I really wasn’t sure what I should do with it. Thankfully, I kept the URL with … Read more Welcome to the new MrDAPs.com