Color my world

My new friend Justin Buck wrote a great piece the other day. Using a very interesting story about the paints Picasso used in his art. Read this great blog post, but the theme is that Picasso took the ordinary and made it extraordinary. We have the opportunity to do this, too, and Justin shares 5 points:

  1. Starving Your Talent is a Mistake
  2. Even Limited Resources Are Resources
  3. Your Greatest Resource is YOU
  4. Even Great Resources Can’t Guarantee Great Results
  5. We Choose Our Own Means

When coaching clients, I often have to remind them about points 2 and 3. The seeds for your success lay in your current environment. You will have to take action to germinate and grow your resources. What is key is changing the way you think so that you can see and act on the opportunities before you. Then you will be able to turn common house paint into a masterpiece.

Paint Does Not a Painter Make

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The Magic of Leadership – Converting

John Mertz posted at thindifference.com about the transformative power of leadership–what he calls “Converting.” He believes leaders need to convert in four areas:

* Converting information into actionable steps
* Converting thoughts into actions
* Converting plans into actions
* Converting action into results

Notice that converting has to do with Action. What action will you take today? What will you convert?

The Magic of Leadership – Converting