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Message from Pat - Bold Action

When You Walk to the Edge

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Message from Pat - Bold Action

"I choose bold. I choose action. I choose what's right for the people. I choose to make a difference."

~ Bill Richardson

Most of you are aware by now that I am a big believer in the power of a change and innovation model called "The Bigger Game".

The word "Game" here just means what we are up to in life.

The model is a simple, but very powerful one. It changes lives. I've recently had the opportunity to present this model to a group of scientists and technologists whose comments included:

"It was great to explore a different way of thinking about taking action."

"This time provided me with an opportunity to realize I'm pretty bold and I've already played many Bigger Games in my life."

"I'm ready to finally take a Bold Action for the sake of my Bigger Game. And boy, is it big!"

"Fortune favors the bold." ~ Virgil

Bigger Game

As you can see on the model, Bold Action is at the center of the game board, surrounded by all the other squares. The intentionality of it may be obvious. Bold Action partners with every other element to move your game forward.

Dictionary.com's definition of "bold" includes: not hesitating or fearful in the face of actual or possible danger or rebuff; courageous and daring; not hesitating to break the rules of propriety; forward; impudent; necessitating courage and daring; challenging.

This reminds me of someone who recently told me to be obnoxious for what I believe in. She thought we need a bit more obnoxiousness in the world to change it, and at times, I agree.

It takes Bold Action to stay in the square of Hunger long enough to turn up the dial on wanting to really change something and move forward in your life.

Bold Action is needed to let go of those Comfort Zones that just no longer serve you or your game.

To find your Compelling Purpose and get in touch with what it is you personally hunger for is bold.

The GULP that feels like "Who do I think I am?" takes a Bold Action to move out of this square.

Bold Action is needed to admit that you need to invest in something you don't know about for the sake of your Game.

Bold Buildings by Dan OrbitBold Buildings by Dan Orbit

It takes a lot of Bold Action to find Allies in your life that will help you and support you in achieving your Bigger Game.

Sustainability of you as a Bigger Game Play may take the Bold Action of saying "no" to people, places and things in your life that drain you of your energy.

When you Assess your game it takes a Bold Action to step back and look at it objectively and perhaps change its direction or even the game.

Yes, Bold Action is required if you are wanting and being pulled to play a Bigger Game.




"Freedom lies in being bold." ~ Robert Frost

Step into leading and play a Bigger Game in your life...don't wait...model leadership...the World needs us to do this.

Lead strong!


When You Walk to the Edge

Jump by Eric Hutton

Jump by Eric Hutton


When you walk to the edge of all the light you have and take that first step into the darkness of the unknown, you must believe that one of two things will happen:

There will be something solid for you to stand upon, or, you will be taught how to fly.

~ Patrick Overton



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"Laugh at yourself, but don't ever aim your doubt at yourself. Be bold. When you embark for strange places, don't leave any of yourself safely on shore. Have the nerve to go into unexplored territory."

~ Alan Alda

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Until next time, I wish you joy and fun and ease and effortlessness!

Pat Obuchowski
CEO, Chief Empowerment Officer

Helping people step into their roles as leaders in their businesses, their communities and the world. Helping people and organizations find their "Bigger Game™".

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Pat Obuchowski is the CEO (Chief Empowerment Officer) of inVisionaria. inVisionaria is a company devoted to helping people and organizations find and achieve their vision and their voice. She works with individuals and organizations that are looking for structure, focus and accountability to set and achieve their goals. She also works with people who are ready to make big changes in their businesses and their lives and step into the leaders they've been yearning to be. People who are ready, willing and able to begin playing their "Bigger Game." No kidding. Right now.

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