Learn from the Masters - Road Trip

 Parisian Insomnia, (c) Rebecca LaChance, 2013.  Lakshmi the elephant blessing me outside a temple in Pondicherry, India.  My hair wasn't white yet! (c) Rebecca LaChance, 2003.

 Parisian Insomnia, (c) Rebecca LaChance, 2013.  Lakshmi the elephant blessing me outside a temple in Pondicherry, India.  My hair wasn't white yet! (c) Rebecca LaChance, 2003.

No, I'm not on my way to photo trips in Paris or India. (Sigh!) I needed road trip pictures. Can't get much better than pictures from Paris and India! 

By the time this blog entry is posted, I will be well into the last day of an egg tempera workshop with Koo Schadler. Koo is a modern master in the use of egg tempera.  She excels in a technique I want to use in The Butterfly Diaries. 

When you want to learn something new and specific, go to the masters.

"Success leaves clues"

Tony Robbins, the very well-known self development/success teacher (what IS his official job title?) has stated "success leaves clues". If you want to be successful, you need to find the person who is successful in your chosen field and follow the trail of actions they used.  Granted, that is a truncated explanation of Tony's work. I think you get the drift.

What do you want to master?  A certain style of painting? Landscape photography ala Peter Lik?  Peter Lik reportedly sold a photographic print for $6.5 million. (I REALLY want to follow the clues of Lik's marketing manager!)

 Success leaves a trail.  Find the successful person leaving the trail, learn the principles and apply them to your endeavor.  Versailles Swan Line, (c) Rebecca LaChance, 2013

 Success leaves a trail.  Find the successful person leaving the trail, learn the principles and apply them to your endeavor.  Versailles Swan Line, (c) Rebecca LaChance, 2013

Don't play small

Our lives are far too short and far too precious to invest in less than the best learning opportunities available.  And please note, you want to pay the master teacher what he/she commands. You deserve to invest deeply in yourself and the fullness of your potential.

Fulfilling your potential is your purpose and a gift to the world. If you "play cheap" or "play small" with your potential, we all lose. We are denied a bit of beauty and joy that only you can bring us.

Don't play small with your happiness, your future and your fulfillment. Go for the best that is accessible to you and meets your learning needs.

The added benefit is gaining time. When you learn from someone who is successful in your field of interest, you shorten the amount of time you might spend "putzing around in the weeds".

Bottom Line:

Start where you are.  What do you want to master?

Use what you have. Follow the masters that inspire you. Learn and act on the clues.

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