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With conscience as our guide! 5-27-16

No 22 Changing Lives through Dancing By David Earl Woodbury Friday, May 27, 2016 “The only guide to man is his conscience; the only shield to his memory is the rectitude and sincerity of his actions. It is very imprudent to walk through life without this shield, because we are so often mocked by the...

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"What Lies Within Us" 2-19-16

No 8 Changing Lives through Dancing By David Earl Woodbury Friday, February 19, 2016 What Lies Within Us “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson I just love to watch ballroom dancing. Young, old, professional, amateur, championships, solos, I love...

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A Spark of Heavenly Fire 2-12-16

No 7. Changing Lives through Dancing By David Earl Woodbury Friday, February 12, 2016 A Spark of Heavenly Fire “There is in every true woman’s heart a spark of heavenly fire, which lies dormant in the broad daylight of prosperity; but which kindles up, and beams and blazes in the dark hour of adversity.” – Washington...

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Excellence for its own sake! 1-29-16

No 5. Changing Lives through Dancing By David Earl Woodbury Friday, January 29, 2016 Excellence for its own sake! “Those who turn good (organizations) into great (organizations) are motivated by a deep creative urge and an inner compulsion for sheer unadulterated excellence for its own sake.” – Jim Collins Have you ever felt that you are...

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"Whatever you do, you need courage” 1-8-16

No 01. Changing Lives through Dancing By David Earl Woodbury Friday, January 8, 2016 “Whatever you do, you need courage” “Whatever you do, you need courage. Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe that your critics are...

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I Praise Loudly, I Blame Softly 12-18-15

No 51. Changing Lives through Dancing By David Earl Woodbury Friday, December 18, 2015 “I praise loudly; I blame softly.” – Catherine the Second (1729 – 1796) Russian Empress During the holidays, we are all running crazy with 18 hour days, many fun get togethers, and holiday parties. We have gifts to purchase and wrap,...

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Achievement vs Success 12-4-15

No 49. Changing Lives through Dancing By David Earl Woodbury Friday, December 4, 2015 Achievement vs. Success “My mother drew a distinction between achievement and success. She said that achievement is the knowledge that you have studied and worked hard and done the best that is within you. Success is being praised by others. That...

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I'm Thankful 11-26-15

No 48. Changing Lives through Dancing By David Earl Woodbury Thursday, November 26, 2015 I’m Thankful I’m thankful that I’m sitting here in the Arthur Murray Dance Center of Santa Monica. We drove by St. Monica Parish tonight where 1000+ were served a hot dinner, and were taken to the “Boutique” for a full set...

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The Four Cornerstones of Character 11-13-15

No 45. Changing Lives through Dancing By David Earl Woodbury Friday, November 13, 2015 The Four Cornerstones of Character “The four cornerstones of character on which this nation was built are: Initiative, Imagination, Individuality and Independence.”- Eddie Rickenbacker (1890 – 1973) American Aviator and Business Executive Why do we go through so many tests? It seems...

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Breaking the Rules 10-15-15

No 42. Changing Lives through Dancing By David Earl Woodbury Friday, October 16, 2015 Breaking the Rules! Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun. – Mary Lou Cook It’s easy to get into a comfort zone. Building up a wall of security and routine that no one and...