What are YOU Worth?


Who's busy? 

Dumb question right? 

Most of you are probably thinking, "Ummm, yes! I'm maxed out with work, teaching, studio ownership responsibilities, being a partner, parent, friend, coach, etc."

Yea, that's what I thought. So I appreciate you for taking the 3 minutes to read this.  (I promise to deliver.) 

I'm "busy" too. But, I want more! 

Yup... first world problem, and I fully own it. 

I want greatness pouring out of me in everything I do. (Some might...

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Well, She didn't have to say that...


It's one thing when you work your tail off and crush some goals... but it's a whole other can of "Hell Yes!" when someone else recognizes publicly what you did! 

Whether it's a boss, a colleague, a friend or even your mom.  It all feels pretty awesome.  

Last week I had the privilege of being a guest on "Double Your Sales Now!" Podcast with Urusual Mentjes.


I've known Ursula for about 3 years.  And when I say "known," it's actually more like, I saw her speak 3...

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New Clients. Every. Single. Month.


This week was April 1st.  No Fooling.  

We've officially launched Q2.  

Are you starting to see a little decline in energy & numbers? 

That my friend is no laughing matter.  Not if you're going to hit those January goals you set out to do!  (need help NOW? Skip reading and scroll down to the bottom and pick up all the Freebies!)

If you're a competition studio, you are in the thick of weekend events and the novelty of it all may have worn off a bit....

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Not my ideal stats...



Let's play a little game.  Do you know the answer to this little trivia question? 

What Profession has the Highest Rate for Divorce? 



Middle school math teachers?

um, nope. 

The answer?

Dancers and choreographers!  Yup.  We get the title for the #1 divorced profession. That statistic according to this USA today article.

How's that for some happy-news-worthy-information. Great talk while we're stretching on the floor with our...

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Are You Living on Purpose?


This past Sunday I'm getting ready to start my day and doing the morning routine. 

Coffee, shower, breakfast, more coffee and looking forward to hearing my friend speak at an area church.  I am of course running late because, I am an optimist, and I think I can quick answer that email and do a encouraging post and still get there in time when my phone pings. 

"I just wanted to let you know that Marcia passed away yesterday morning."




How? Really?  


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"Don't you just LOVE paying Taxes?"


Said NO One Ever!  

Hey there Everyone!

Today is the last day of our 3 part series entitled, 

"Growing Smarter."   

If you missed that last two blog posts, here is the first one, "Hold Up! Don't Announce ANYTHING Yet!"  and the second, "The Million Dollar Idea in your Studio Right Now!"   

Today we're going to talk about this really "fun" topic called


Did your shoulders just hike up a bit? Your stomach clench?


It's tax season....

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The Million $ Idea Sitting in YOUR Studio

Growing Smarter Part 2

Welcome back to another week of #WithGritandAdmiration

Today we are in the second part of a three part series of Growing Smarter. (Click here to check out last weeks post.)

As a teacher, studio owner, business owner and plain "old" human of this world, I am always striving to be better then I was the last time.  Whether it's last year, last week, or two minutes ago when I shoved that third brownie in my mouth.

Of course, it is my assumption you are like that too.  But you know what...

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Hold up! Don't Announce Anything Yet...

Growing Smarter Part 1

Announce what? 

Well, I'm sure many of you are in the thick of planning for next season?  Have you decided what classes you'll offer? Which ones you'll take out?  Are you going to invest in a new program or expand on your current ones? Maybe you actually will be cutting back in certain classes because you're growing in other areas. 

There is a lot that goes into planning for a new season, so that is why I want to break this down a bit.  I have been listening and...

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Zig instead of Zag

Today we're Vlogging instead of Blogging.

Because, well...Life.

Roll with the punches. After you watch/listen, you might want me to stick to blogging :) But I promise, there's some good stuff in here. Hope your day was better then mine! Now off to shovel for the 45th time today.

Check out Proessing Ballet Technique. I highly recommend if you teach ballet in your studio. A great workshop to learn, and you get certified as well! Who doesn't love a certification added to their resume.


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When Stubborn Meets Curiosity..


OK.  I gotta secret y'all. 

And I just need to get it out there. 

Some of you may hate me for it. 

But I'll take my chances. 

I'm not a Rachel Hollis fan.  


I know. 


And that was kinda hard to admit.

For some of you, you may need to pick your jaw up off your lap, and for others, you may be like, "So what!"  And still others, you might be like, 'Who?"

So let me just take a hot second to get us all on the same page. The beautiful Ms....

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