Posts in Mindset
Nail Your Whole Dance Career by Doing This One Thing

If I had done this one thing from the very beginning, I could have saved myself so much heartache and lessons learned the hard way. Thankfully, those very lessons will help you have a much smoother start on your journey than I did.  Continue reading to discover the one thing you should do now to start making your way towards success in your dance career.

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Rejected Again: How to Trust the Process

If you've been at your career hustle long enough, I'm sure you've heard the term "trust the process" a time or two.  Although ideas like this are intended to encourage us when we're feeling defeated, it can be hard to understand what that phrase really means.  Keep reading to find out what it means to trust the process and how to handle all the rejection your career pursuit will throw your way. 

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Dollars and Sense: How Your Mindset Affects Your Finances

What you believe about any given situation will always trump your actions surrounding it. In fact, limiting beliefs are one of the biggest obstacles you may face, and they get you nowhere fast.

If you truly want to reach your goals, financial or otherwise, it’s critical that you align your thoughts with your actions. Here are a few tips to help you level up your mindset, which will, in turn, help you level up your money too.  

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JOY Is About More Than Just Happy Feelings

Choosing JOY is about so much more than happy feelings.  Happiness is linked to external things, like achievements, other people, or ideal circumstances.  JOY, on the other hand, is a state of being.  Learn what it takes to operate from a place of JOY everyday.

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Your Only Competition is YOU!

When performers are uber competitive, unwilling to help others, unwilling to share connections, or unwilling to share audition info...just to name a few...those are clear signs that something deeper is going on.  In these cases, fear is back stage calling all the shots.  Instead of letting fear put puppet strings on your personal and professional life, operate from this truth instead.  

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What to Do While You're Waiting for Your Dreams to Come True

Apparently, dancers know where to look for jobs and auditions.  We know where to turn for classes.  We may even know where to turn for help with taxes, insurance, etc.  But it seems to me that we don't know where to find peace to help us weather the storms.  Here are two strategies that have helped me maintain my peace while I'm waiting for my dreams to come true.  

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When in Doubt, Dance it Out: Breaking Free from Anxiety

If you're experiencing anxiety in your life, just know that you're not alone.  The anxiety does not define you, you define you.  Make the choice to take your peace back.  Not sure where to start?  Here are a few suggestions.

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Career Inspiration: 3 Books Every Dream Chaser Should Read

Every dance career is different.  What isn't different is how much hard work and dedication goes into making your dance dreams come true.  These books are guaranteed to keep you inspired as you continue the road ahead.

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Sole Talk #2: Biggest Obstacle as a Working Dancer?

"What has been your biggest obstacle as a working dancer?" My response may throw you for a loop. See  for yourself. 

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How Your Focus Affects Your Attitude About Your Career

My dance career pursuit was in the pits.  Part of my trip to "Bitter-Town" and "Resentful-Ville" was funded by my winnings from the Dare-to-Compare game I'm always playing. And it goes a little something like this...

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How Your Ego Can Prevent You From Getting Work - Pt. 2

I wasn't moving forward as quickly as I wanted to, and my ego wanted me to quit. So I did. Or at least I tried to.  Learn from my mistakes.  Don't let anything come between you and your dance career dreams.

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How Your Ego Can Prevent You from Getting Work - Pt. 1

I realized that my ego was not letting me be great. Even though her (as in my ego) intentions may have been pure, she was keeping me from living my life to the fullest.  Don't let your ego keep your from fulfilling your dance career dreams.

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