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After leaving school it is EQ, not IQ that is the most critical factor in our success. The World Economic Forum has declared that emotional intelligence will be one of the Top-10 most required career skills by 2020.

Mar 25, 2019

Episode #32: The Artist's Journey


The artist’s journey answers the two fundamental questions of our existence.  Who am I and why am I here.  The artist’s journey begins once mastery of a skill or behavior has been achieved.  During the process of becoming a master our level of awareness and competence reaches a point where our actions and responses become largely instinctual.  We know what to do and we do what we know without a great deal of conscious thought.


Anyone can become an artist by tapping into their passion and purpose.  We do this by learning to peel away the layers of resistance, judgment and attachment to outcome that separate us from our authentic selves.   Once we have reconnected with our purpose the artist in us seeks to perfect the expression of that purpose and share it with others as their ultimate expression and gift of love and service. 


The artist genius within us seeks to live on purpose.  There is an ongoing gravitational pull or call to action going on within us to live as our authentic selves.   In a sense, the hero’s journey is the process we go through to achieve mastery.  This reflects the first half of our life’s journey.  The artist’s journey is the second half and may appear boring by comparison because there are fewer twists and turns. 


The artist’s emerging character and passion is really the authentic self coming to the surface.  They come full circle and begin to know that person for the first time.  The “overnight success” of moving from mastery to artistry never happens overnight.  By enabling your artistic light to shine you inspire others to do the same.  As you are liberated from your own fear, your authentic leadership automatically liberates others.


The Master of Business Leadership program provides the teaching, coaching and habits to achieve mastery which enables the artist in us to emerge. 


Our special guest today is Doug Leitch.  Doug is Managing Partner at Tandem Thinkers Inc.  His authentic, emotionally intelligent leadership is inspiring regional, national and global clients. (


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