#040: How a Dysfunctional Relationship with Dance Led to Freedom and Success [Podcast]

Dysfunctional Relationship

Monika Volkmar  took her frustration of fitting in, to the freedom of standing out, by taking dance to a level beyond performing in this session of The DancePreneuring Studio.

Session Summary

  • Step to Success: Just as steps are necessary in a dance, there are steps to success in your life and business. In this segment, we discuss a step in the form of an app, a book, or a concept that will help you move forward.  I use screen capture via my MacBook Pro with the Command + Shift + 4 keys and then drag out the area that I need to capture, as well as a tool called Snagit by Techsmith. It’s nice to be able to demonstrate visually for those who need to see things as opposed to reading text.
  • Dancer’s Dialect: The dancer’s dialect is the dancer’s language. I share dance terminology across different genres that relate to your life and to your business. Today’s word is very applicable to dance, even if it’s not a “dance word” per se, and that is cross training. I thought this word would be appropriate to share since my featured guest talks about the importance of cross training in order to become a better dancer. I am certainly finding that to be the case as I have added different conditioning exercises to my dance buying cipro training and I am noticing a huge difference. How do you cross train in your business? There are three  of many things you can do:
    • 1. Study different industries to see what you can implement in yours.
    • 2. Schedule rest times, which are very important in physical cross training, and just as important in your business.
    • 3. Figure out something in your business you can change, test and see what happens. For example, changing a button color on your website where people subscribe.
  • Freestyle Flow: It’s best not to pack on the warpaint (makeup) when you are going to dance class or the gym.  Check out this article from The Huffington Post that says it all – Why You Definitely Shouldn’t Wear Makeup to the Gym
  • Feature Presentation: I love that my guest, Monika Volkmar, emphasizes the aspect of dance being human first, and then dance second. We talk about injury prevention and the importance of self-love as she takes us through her journey of her love/hate relationship with dance to a successful business teaching others to overcome and prevent dance injuries.

Links From This Session

The Dance Training Project

Dance Stronger Program

Snagit by Techsmith

Huffington Post Article

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About the author, Annett

Annett Bone is the creator and host of The DancePreneuring Studio where she guides her listeners on a journey of transformation inspired by dance, life, and business. The podcast is a reflection of her personal adventure overcoming her fears and returning to her passion for dance after a 20+ year hiatus, the lessons that she has learned along the way, and proving that it’s never too late to be great.

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