Smile and Say “College Program”
Shy Jersey girl Elizabeth has always had a soft spot for Disney, and for film, and so she decided to pave the way for her future career at the Disney studio by applying for a semester of “work study” as a PhotoPass photographer at Disneyland through the college program.
It’s hard to channel your inner Spielberg from behind the lens of a company-provided SLR camera taking scripted shots of persnickety guests. But Elizabeth took the exposure and ran with it, happily crossing off personal goals on her “things to get done at Disney” list, and (as so often happens in the Disney College Program) gaining maturity and confidence from dealing with moments both magical and miserable.
Former Disneyland Cast Member Elizabeth Coram shares:
- The unique pleasures and pitfalls of working as a PhotoPass photographer at Disneyland
- A simmering roommate feud explodes over the amputation of a construction paper cut-out called “Big Turkey”
- How rain and Disney bureaucracy spoiled Elizabeth’s photo shoot of a wedding proposal at Sleeping Beauty Castle—but put 40 bucks in her pocket, anyway
- How a cast member shortage and Disney bureaucracy spoiled Elizabeth’s “dream date” with Jack Skellington—but then a happily ever after salvaged it
- Plus, the usual EARS mix of off-the-wall guest and cast member stories, and enlightening peeks backstage at Disney theme parks
DISNEYLAND WITH THE LENS CAP OFF!
Elizabeth Earns Her Ears is the eighth volume in the popular “Earning Your Ears” series. If you’ve never been in the Disney College Program, this is the next best thing!
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Copywriters love benefits. They know that no matter how attention grabbing a headline is, it is ultimately the benefits that lead to a sale and earning money. Benefits are motivators. They help you to see whats in it for you and how your life can improve. When setting a goal, focusing on the benefits can keep you ambitious and help you succeed.
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When you start to think negatively look back at the benefits to help you get positive energy flowing through you. Feeling positive makes it easier to things even when we dont like them.
Writing down benefits works for long term goals as well. Many people dont achieve their goal because they cant hold a positive image in their head long enough to help them complete the steps to achieve the goal.
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Thus your goal would look something like this.
I want to start an internet business (thats the goal)
It will give me an opportunity to help others
It allows me a flexible lifestyle
I get to learn something new everyday
It offers me a more satisfying way to reach my financial goals
You dont have to get as wordy as some copywriters are, just write down the benefits of the goals you have in a way that will encourage you.
Benefits arent just a fancy technique used by marketers to earn money, you can apply them to your life to help create a positive outlook on the things you want to achieve, thus creating focus and ultimately success.