No 48 11-29-19 “A Season of Thanksgiving!”
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No 48 11-29-19 “A Season of Thanksgiving!”

43+ years of dancing for me with Arthur Murray Dance Centers! I am thankful every day for having ballroom and social dancing in my life. These years have given me a true Arthur Murray family, enabled me to travel the world, dance, judge, choreograph and live a dream life in every way. Dancing has been...

No 47 11-22-19 “When God Closes a Door….”
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No 47 11-22-19 “When God Closes a Door….”

Alas, the only thing we can truly count on is change. As the sun rises and sets, we will all experience change in our lives. Some changes are minor, some are life-changing, but changes will happen to us all. Many years ago, I had the perfect life. My parents were alive and actively my heroes,...

No 43 10-25-19 “Teamwork makes the Dream Work”
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No 43 10-25-19 “Teamwork makes the Dream Work”

Aloha, so happy to be back on my blog after some time away. Joel and I cruised to Hawaii from Vancouver, BC. We had five days at sea each way with NO cell phone signal. That means, no Internet, emails, Netflix, texts, news updates, or Facebook. It was a cleansing time for us, frightening, but...

No 39 9-27-19 “Finding Your Voice” by David Woodbury
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No 39 9-27-19 “Finding Your Voice” by David Woodbury

“It took me quite a long time to develop a voice, and now that I have it, I am not going to be silent” ― Madeleine K. Albright “When we share those stories we’ve been scared to share, voicelessness loses its wicked grasp.” ― Jo Ann Fore “I’ll never forget. I’ll never give up. I’ll...

No 38 9-20-19 “Life as a Dream Maker” by David Woodbury
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No 38 9-20-19 “Life as a Dream Maker” by David Woodbury

As a dream maker, I have lived through many trials that have almost taken my dreams away. I have been challenged by non-dreamers, or those with a different vision, or they may be just as passionate about their own dreams and we’re on different life paths. For those who make my dreams come true, I...

No 37 How to Plan your Dancing Future 9-13-19
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No 37 How to Plan your Dancing Future 9-13-19

One of my favorites parts of being an Arthur Murray man is planning my dancing future. Here, in September 2019, I am finishing our Dream Sheet for 2020! Our branding for next year is “See Clearly in 2020! Make all your Dancing Dreams Come True!” I love having things to look forward to. I love...

No 36 How to Keep you Enthusiasm 9-6-19
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No 36 How to Keep you Enthusiasm 9-6-19

October 15, 2019 is my 43rd anniversary with Arthur Murray Dance Centers. I have worn many hats: student, instructor, Guest Director, Counselor, Supervisor, Manager, Franchise, National Guest Director, organizer, producer, speaker, Chamber of Commerce Board member, and I have loved my whole journey. Some of my friends have been franchisees longer, some have more money,...

No 16 4-19-19 “Three Simple Rules in Life”
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No 16 4-19-19 “Three Simple Rules in Life”

If you do not GO after what you WANT, you’ll never HAVE it! If you do not ASK, the ANSWER will always be NO. If you do not STEP FORWARD, you will always be in the SAME PLACE! Yes, if the train pulls into the station and we do not run to board that train,...

No 15 4-12-19 “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”
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No 15 4-12-19 “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” – Leonardo da Vinci (1452 – 1519) Italian polymath of the Renaissance   Rachael Ray has been my cooking hero for many years. Truly, I started cooking with her. Many are shocked at how plebeian I am when I confess she is my mentor. She is not a gourmet, she is...

No 09 2-28-19 ” Strong men believe in cause and effect
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No 09 2-28-19 ” Strong men believe in cause and effect

“Shallow men believe in luck, believe in circumstances — it was somebody’s name, or he happened to be there at the time, or it was so then, and another day would have been otherwise. Strong men believe in cause and effect.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 – 1882) American Poet and Essayist Have I had luck...