What Are You Missing?

World-renowned violinist Joshua Bell experimented with the power of Noticing when he played for 43 minutes in the Washington DC metro during rush hour – completely unNoticed. Over the course of the performance, just seven people stopped to listen, and he collected only $32 in his violin case.

This is a fantastic example of the need to Notice the music all around us – to take the time to take time. With only so many moments in our day, it’s critical that we give ourselves permission to truly LOOK and Notice the diverse elements that surround us.

Think of a time you missed out on something because you were distracted, either personally or professionally? What got in the way? How might you stay present next time?

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