In this conversation, the topic of art looms large. Are you artistic? Catriona shares a great story of how she never thought what she did was artistic, but she finally learned, maybe she realized it one morning when her view of what art is and what it isn’t changed, that she is as artistic as any of us.
Everyone wants to be different. Everyone says their product or service is different. I sometimes am not sure what they mean. Different than…what?
We all have competition. We all want our stuff to stand out from the competition. So, we look at the competition and go back to our workshop and spend time sweating out new, different, amazing products just to stay in the game.
But what if you took your talent and cause a disruption by doing this - as the Blue Ocean Strategy blog suggests:
I hope you will feel the colors on your eyelids, and in your heart.
I want you to bring them into your inner soul, the place your dreams whisper to you.
I want you to ease them out into the light of day and look at them. Really look at them.
If you look at them, instead of away, you will learn great things about your own magic.
Isn’t that the core of everything we aspire to as human beings? You must be you, and I must be me and when we have big ideas about life and work and play, the product of those ideas is unique to a T.