One student of mine has a bad habit that he's been struggling with for years: He moves his partner by pushing forward from his shoulders and arms, rather than moving his body. Yesterday however, we had a breakthrough. I had him dance facing his partner without contact, then instructed him to think about moving her 'with his belly'. To my amazement, he made a full pass around the floor without hunching forward! His partner was very grateful, and I'm excited to have finally found something…Continue
Added by DarknessCannotDriveOutDarkness on June 22, 2017 at 9:34am — No Comments
I am declaring this for real and for fun. Been singing it as I get ready for the gym and when I cool off. Whole hearted good times.
The summer so far is quite sweaty and hot. Bought popsicles to fight the heat. Life is good. Really thriving to achieve a big dream. This week a job posting for a place I really would love to work at appeared on a job site. I applied lightning quick. Now I am chilling and imagining having a nice window seat at the job. Wouldn't it be nice?…Continue
Added by Stacey P. on June 21, 2017 at 9:16am — No Comments
Got an important piece of advice from my life coach yesterday: Treat every new student like a friend I haven't met yet. People tend to enjoy learning from from they genuinely like more, and they're more likely to continue with that person. I applied this (with some difficulty) to some newer students I had later - good thing I did too, because the woman was very stressed out from a long day at work and having a little fun and humour helped improve her energy. Looking forward to practicing…Continue
Added by DarknessCannotDriveOutDarkness on June 21, 2017 at 8:11am — No Comments
The hard part about rushing to meet business deadlines is that I don't always feel as present as I want to be when I wrap up for the evening. Much as I would like to have gone dancing, or just go to bed early, I'm glad I took some time to catch up and reconnect with my wife. She has been incredibly supportive throughout this journey, and so much has been easier because of it. I made sure she knew it too :)
Added by DarknessCannotDriveOutDarkness on June 19, 2017 at 8:54am — No Comments
As of yesterday, the membership area of the site went fully live. It's been a crazy ride, learning about forums, payment schedules, site security and so much more... But I met my deadline. There's a few odds and ends of course, and there will be ongoing maintenance. Still, I've earned myself a bit of rest I intend to take advantage of VERY soon.
I had to extensively test two plugins over several days, but finally got my site to accept it's first payment yesterday (just as a test, not from an actual customer). It's funny... I'm working harder than perhaps I ever have in my life, and yet I'm kind of enjoying myself. It gets more exciting as I see things take shape. We're nearly ready now...
Added by DarknessCannotDriveOutDarkness on June 15, 2017 at 7:44am — No Comments
I don't have much time before my website goes live, but I'm steadily working towards my goal. Yesterday my single biggest accomplishment was securing the site so it can accept online payments. Thank goodness I know a bit about coding, or some of the instructions would have been very confusing...
Added by DarknessCannotDriveOutDarkness on June 14, 2017 at 8:14am — No Comments
Yesterday I may have worked harder than at any time in my life. It didn't start that way, was just supposed to be setting up a paypal button on an email people could use to access certain parts of my site. Before I knew it, I was messing around with membership plugins, site security, payment integrations... I'm still trying to wade through it all, but I understand a lot more than I did yesterday. Can't wait to work the rest of it out, so I can go sleep for a million years.
Added by DarknessCannotDriveOutDarkness on June 13, 2017 at 9:29am — No Comments
The absolute need to network in my field is vital. As an artist, I prefer to work with film crews and teams but when you have to start with a blank slate and no connections, networking gets truly annoying. I am trying so hard to be positive but GOOD GRIEF… I can't help but laugh at the half-bum emails I get from people weeks later or no response at all. Its really a task to positively connect with people when you are face to face.
BUT… I am really…Continue
Added by Stacey P. on June 12, 2017 at 6:59pm — No Comments
Nice positive evolution since the beginning of this challenge:
Added by Raphaella on June 12, 2017 at 7:13am — No Comments
It seems I've been working myself harder than I knew. Was very tired yesterday, despite having slept like a rock the night before. In the past, I wouldn't have allowed myself to rest, telling myself 'you've already had a full nights sleep, stop being so lazy!' Not listening to my body has sometimes caused me to become very depressed. So I made sure I squeezed a short nap when I could, just 20 minutes. It improved my mood considerably, and helped me get through my last two lessons. Then I…Continue
Added by DarknessCannotDriveOutDarkness on June 9, 2017 at 9:28am — No Comments
Had a frustrated discussion with my wife yesterday, about communicating when something is wrong. It's worth remembering how much tougher it to see a person as someone who's finding their own way to happiness when they've made you upset. Nevertheless, I learned a few things about why she behaves the way she does, and that will help me be more patient about similar issues in the future.
Added by DarknessCannotDriveOutDarkness on June 8, 2017 at 8:59am — No Comments
Summer Summer Summer Time! No more cold and now time to bring out all of my summer dresses. Also time to purchase some new summer dresses. The sunshine and outdoor activities have increased.
My intention of the month of June is to be more open to new adventures. I intend on receiving a new positive job. I am backing off and letting the Universe do a majority of the work. Mainly going to chill and enjoy the nice weather.
Added by Stacey P. on June 7, 2017 at 4:01pm — No Comments
Added by Max Powers on June 7, 2017 at 10:23am — No Comments
Here is my new book in french "Cahier du Défi Spécial Alimentation Consciente". A 100 Day Reality Challenge book about food.. Cause there are no awareness and awakening without changing our relationships to food. A book I have cocreated with my Daddy... So happy and grateful !…Continue
Added by Lilou on June 7, 2017 at 9:09am — No Comments
Yesterday was hard, and I'm not sure why. Maybe I was just tired, but my headspace was off and my focus was suffering. But there was no way I could take it easy either - I had to get my second promo email ready to go, plus I had several lessons to teach. And my video host was being REALLY flaky. It was frustrating, and I wanted to punch things a few times, but the end result was I got it all done on time, albeit in a lot more time than I hoped it would take. Sometimes, you just gotta push…Continue
Added by DarknessCannotDriveOutDarkness on June 7, 2017 at 8:55am — No Comments
I've noticed lately that I enjoy talking to people more, when previously I would automatically look for a way to distance myself from them. The secret lies in the Dalai Lama's book The Art of Happiness. When I meet people now, I remind myself that they are like me in the most fundamental way: they want to be happy, and they want to avoid suffering. This helps me care more about those people, so I listen and connect better with them.
Added by DarknessCannotDriveOutDarkness on June 6, 2017 at 9:49am — No Comments
It's been possibly the busiest week I've ever had, but it was worth it. After messing around for hours with video hosting sites, email automation, and half a dozen other things I've never had to learn before, I sent out my first promotional email yesterday, enclosing the link to my first instructional dance video. I can't express what a relief it is, finally taking this first major step towards my dream of an online dance business. Phew!
Added by DarknessCannotDriveOutDarkness on June 5, 2017 at 10:20am — No Comments
Cruising right along.
I have decided that I can take longer to get organized to start a project than anyone I know. I have been clearing out, updating, planning and who knows what all else, to get ready to REALLY get started growing my business.
Ya'll are seeing right though this aren't you? Wow, what a way to procrastinate.
I'm still getting things done, mind you, but if I wasn't spending all my time cleaning and updating I would be out there doing the stuff that…Continue
Added by Debra Felske on June 2, 2017 at 5:52pm — No Comments
Sad to say I did not save my post from yesterday and it disappeared.
I am feeling very positive about my progress towards my goals. Very vortexy! I have my strategic plan in place, which is a must for me, so I have something to do everyday. I am not good at winging it when it comes to long range goals.
I actually enjoyed doing my "live" on FB today. Normally I stumble a lot. It is interesting how when I'm doing a video without an audience I'm much more composed, but just…Continue
Added by Debra Felske on June 1, 2017 at 10:14am — No Comments