It's easy to get impatient with my students, to want them to improve faster than they are able to. I've gradually learned that pushing them this way means putting my agenda ahead of theirs. Yesterday I was teaching one of my toughest couples, but I decided to teach a bit slower. The result was a more relaxed lesson, with more laughs throughout. After all, isn't that the point of dancing in the first place?
As I lay awake in bed yesterday, I visualized how I wanted the day to go, when I would get different parts of work done, and so on. It's amazing how big a difference a little preplanning can make. Some things took longer, but the beautiful part of having the plan was I knew how much time I could afford to deviate from it. Not only did I get my work done, I was far more relaxed doing it, and connected much more with the people around me.
It's getting close now... My wife and I finished filming the last video we need to create the promo offer for my dance website yesterday. Now I just need to edit it and get the mail service setup, should be ready to go in a week or two :)