christine e. middleton

By day... dot connector. consumer strategist. practitioner. coach. helping executives find new ways to expand and grow their bottom lines.

In between hours... student of life. passion for inspired living. truth seeker. advocate of level playing fields. fan of creativity and design.

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Sometimes you have to play a long time to be able to play like yourself.

Miles Davis, American jazz musician

Often, the discovery of one’s unique gift and contribution to the world requires time to unfold through trial and error, practice, patience and persistence.

Like many, I have found “in the meantime” is challenging. There’s a rush to have it all figured out, but as my wise aunt Joni once reminded me, focus on the journey. During my journey so far I’ve learned letting fear keep me on the sidelines does not keep me safe, nor do answers magically appear…

"Diving in" into the deep end and exploring, however, does! (You have to be willing to get in and practice until you are fine tuned.) As the Tao of Pooh reminds, approaching life and its challenges with a student mindset is key to discovering who (you are) and what (unique gift you can offer). 

Welcome setbacks as lessons for refinement or indicators you need to head in a different direction. I have. And in the meantime, enjoy the blessings you have today as part of your journey refining your uniqueness.

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