Dancers come in different shapes and sizes. They dance different styles. Whether they specialize in ballet, jazz, tap, modern, hip hop, or ballroom all dancers have one thing in common. They have a presence about them that no one can ever take away.
Possibly it’s the posture or maybe the smile. The hours in the studio. That must be it! No, it’s their passion.
If there was one thing that my dance teacher ever taught me, it was that the tricks that you do don’t matter. It’s what happens between the tricks. That’s where the true dancing takes place.
A dancer doesn’t have to open their mouth to bring emotion to a performance. As a dancer, I have felt that passion that wells up inside of you. Sometimes it is so overwhelming that you can hardly hold it in. So you don’t, and it turns out to be the best performance of your life.
I love when some one is performing and you can hear others in the audience saying, “Wow! Doesn’t she just sparkle up there?!” That’s the presence! That’s the passion!
Just like in dancing, it’s not always the person that has the best tricks up there sleeve or that has the highest kick, but the one that can show their true passion that wins. Be that person that walks in the room and sparkles. It doesn’t matter who is there, what they’ve done before you, if they have more money or know more people. You will turn heads when you walk in with your passion. You will be the one with sparkle.
Zig Ziglar is the best. His insight is timeless and the message will always hold true. I know this is an oldie goldie, but I had to post it. I will preach it until the day I die that everyone should have an attitude of gratitude. Mr. Ziglar says it best - “The healthiest of all human emotions is gratitude.” Reblog if you know someone that needs an attitude of gratitude.
Athletes and rappers are always talking about their hustle. I watched Pitbull on The Today Show, and he attributed a majority of his success to his “hustlin’ skills;” however, Hip hop artists and athletes aren’t the only ones that are “hustlin’.” Entrepreneurs are using this term to describe their work ethic as well. They are always using their hustle to create revenue generating activities for themselves.
I’ve adopted this term, “hustle,” into my vocabulary. It keeps me motivated. Just like an athlete, I want to be the first one to get to the finish line or make the touchdown.
Some days, sitting down to watch mindless TV shows and eat potato chips on the couch seems like a really great idea. That’s when the hustle should kick in. Sure, starring at the TV and vegging out might sound awesome, but what are you accomplishing? Nothing, really.
If you are in this game called life for nothing, great! I’m in it for a little more than that. I’m in it to win it!
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Question of the day: How do you stay motivated?
Answer: I WRITE DOWN MY GOALS.
Reduce your plan to writing. The moment you complete this, you will have definitely given concrete form to the intangible desire.
Loved this! It goes right along with my Win in Interview blog. To my pageant girls: This is why you will win in the “real world.” Win or lose a pageant, you will be prepared to tell a hiring manager your story and get the job!
The relationship economy is alive and thriving, wouldn’t you agree? That is why your bio is so much better than your resume.
So the next time you feel the urge to freshen up your resume, just throw it in the trash and answer these five questions:
- Who am I?
- How can I help you?
- How did I get here [How do I know what I know]?
- Why can you trust me?
- What do we share in common?
Your bio is the linchpin for expanding your thought leadership and recognition, especially online. It frames the conversation and sets the tone. It’s your job to reveal a bit about yourself and how you see the world. Do this well, and people will eagerly want to engage with you further.
I was reading this wonderful book, Wow! by Martha Bolton, and found this quote to be inspirational so I wanted to share! Pass it along to your friends.
Question of the day: “What are some key tips you would give for an interview?”
Answer: DON’T GET LOST TALKING ABOUT STUFF THAT DOESN’T PERTAIN TO YOU!
Think of your interview as driving down the highway. You have directions and you want to make sure that you take the right exits off the highway to make it to your destination. Whether the destination is a job, a scholarship, or a crown you don’t want someone else to get there first. You can’t afford to get lost!
There are three exits that you need to always count on because they guarantee to get you to your destination. These three exits are your core values. The things that you don’t want to leave without telling the people that are conducting your interview.
For example: My core values spell out TAP (easy to remember because I tap dance). I will not leave the meeting until I have told the interviewer that I am a Total package, I have the right Attitude, and I am Passionate about why I am there.
Once you have decided on the three things (yes, it can only be three – they won’t remember any more than that and you probably won’t either), you then begin to fill in the details about each one with your accomplishments, interesting facts, etc.
This process will begin to create your interview road map. Just like a GPS, you don’t want to deviate from this map. It will take you to your destination - the big win!
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