How To Break Through Limiting Beliefs with Professional Dancer Tashina Beckmann

How To Break Through Limiting Beliefs with Professional Dancer Tashina Beckmann

How To Breakthrough Limiting Beliefs with Tashina Beckmann

Ever since a young age, Tashina made certain to design her life in a way that would ensure she could "live her dance" every day of her life.  She knew from a young age she wanted to dance professionally, and now, she and her professional teaching partner travel domestically and internationally teaching, competing and performing a style of dance called West Coast Swing.  Through this journey she has had the honor of working with many people from many walks of life, all the while learning much about herself, and what it means to continue to "live your dance", for herself and for others.  For Tashina, how she "lives her dance" is starting to transform and bloom from dancing full time to assisting others change "self-limiting" beliefs.  Even though the tool she uses might be changing, its at Tashina's deepest core to honor and live her internal dance, and to help others do the same through her belief-changing work both in dance and in coaching. 

Listen in for more of her story here: bit.ly/LiveYourDance-mk

The Power of Gratitude in Business (+ Life) with Whitney English

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Episode 17: The Power of Gratitude in Business (+ Life)
with Whitney English

I had the distinct pleasure of getting to spend some time with the founder of the highly acclaimed “The Day Designer” on this episode of Live Your Dance. What I love about this episode is that not only does Whitney share some very useful tips for many stages of business, but she also shares with us some counter-intuitive advice (i.e. don’t follow your passion, follow your strengths). She’s a quality thinker, and an ever-active doer. And I found out the impetus for all of her success: starting each endeavor with gratitude. We dove deep into to the subject, and she got real and raw with me as we learned more about her story and some of her challenges along the way. This episode is for anyone on the cusp of starting a business, or anyone looking to improve your “business,” whatever that may be. 

Listen in for more of her story here: bit.ly/LiveYourDance-mk
 

In this episode we get to dive into… 

  • How Whitney’s high school job planted seeds for her current companies
  • How 9-11 changed the trajectory of her life and career
  • How her biggest failures actually helped set her up for even greater success, later on
  • What aspects of her childhood contributed to her interest in design and reading/writing
  • How this mantra “Maintenance is one of the responsibilities of stewardship” shaped Whitney’s view on work (and our bodies, our families, etc.) (8:30)
  • Whitney’s top advice—albeit counterintuitive—for anyone starting their own business (10:00)
  • What challenges she’s faced, and how she worked through them
  • Helpful tips for any stage of business from someone who’s been there before
  • How to focus your business when there are so many ideas to go after at one time
  • The difference that having intention makes in our daily lives (24:00)
  • Whitney’s view on social media and how she uses and balances it with everyday life
  • How a 100-day commitment can change your life and your productivity
  • Whether or not she’s a journaler (32:00)
  • What factors contributed to her making the Day Designer
  • What driving value has directed her career, her family, and her principles
  • How she uses gratitude to turn shortcomings into gifts
  • How to shift our paradigm into an empowering state of mind, rather than a disempowering one
  • The power of gratitude in many areas of life (43:00)
  • Love as an action (vs. just a feeling) and what it can create in our lives when we let Love guide our actions
  • How Whitney handled a prickly situation with grace and humility to transform an accusation (46:00)

 

Referred to in the ‘cast…

 

Where to find Whitney online: 

Instagram + Twitter @whitneyenglish
Instagram @theDayDesigner
WhitneyEnglish.com
TheDayDesigner.com

 

How to Beat All the Odds and Keep Dancing with Marisa Hamamoto

How to Beat All the Odds and Keep Dancing with Marisa Hamamoto

 Episode 16: How to Beat All the Odds and Keep Dancing, with Marisa Hamamoto

 

After being rejected as a ballerina, becoming paralyzed in the middle of a contemporary dance class, and now being back on her feet dancing professionally as a ballroom dancer, Marisa Hamamoto has seen a lot in her lifetime. She’s now dedicated to giving back, and has founded America’s first professional wheelchair ballroom dance company, Infinite Flow, for that specific purpose. In our episode together, we dive into the struggles she faced along her path to becoming a professional dancer, and what it took from her to maintain a positive outlook, even when she was paralyzed from the neck down for several months, with no hope of recovery. Tune in to hear more of her incredible story and how she’s using her experience to help others today.

Behind the Scenes of a Professional Pianist with Lindsay Garritson

Behind the Scenes of a Professional Pianist with Lindsay Garritson

 Episode 15: Behind the Scenes of a Professional Pianist with Lindsay Garritson

 

In this episode of Live Your Dance, Lindsay Garrison gives me a backstage pass into her life as a Professional Pianist (+ violinist + singer). Between all the traveling, performing, and competing that she does, she’s able to keep progressing as an artist, as well as stay sane with such a crazy schedule. We dive into what makes her tick, what she loves about music, and how it is that she got on this path in particular. Lindsay is incredibly down-to-earth as well as being extremely wise about the realities of what it takes to be at her level. She dishes on what it takes to be successful, and surprisingly—it’s not as complicated as one might think! 

Episode 14: “Our Work is Our Gift to the World” with Katie Walter

Episode 14: “Our Work is Our Gift to the World” with Katie Walter

Between our many tangents, the diving in deep and solving all the world’s problems, and a cameo from Indonesian Katie—this is one power-packed episode! The first half was recorded back in October 2015, and we have a bonus check in with Katie in January 2016, where we get to hear all about how drastically her life has changed. But one thing has not changed, and that is that she is consistently living her dance in all that she does. Tune in for a very special episode with my good friend (and model, actress, coach and humanitarian), Katie Walter. 

How to Transform Your Biggest Upset into Your Greatest Blessing with Pinna Gallant

How to Transform Your Biggest Upset into Your Greatest Blessing with Pinna Gallant

Pinna Gallant has traveled from software development to yoga studio owner in the last few years. She brings her insight, wisdom, and humility to the Live Your Dance podcast today as we dive into her story of how she turned her biggest upset into her greatest blessing, and has built a new business from scratch in the process. 

 

In this episode we get to dive into… 

  • How Pinna transitioned from a 20-year career in software development into owning a yoga studio in the Colorado mountains 
  • What captured Pinna’s interest with yoga
  • How yoga has transformed Pinna’s view of self and body image
  • Her down-to-earth approach to yoga and what it can do for each of us
  • How a broken leg helped Pinna find her path
  • The realities of what life is like after being in corporate America
  • What metric is most helpful in measuring our lives
  • How our jobs are like relationships, and how to have healthy relations
  • The importance of support, and the role it can play along our path
  • The importance of being in service and how we show up differently when we’re in service to others
  • The benefits of being in the corporate side of life vs. being a small business owner
  • The biggest challenge of jumping into a new chapter and how Pinna got through it
  • Pinna’s mantra when she doesn’t have the right answer (32:19)
  • How to make collaboration less threatening to our egos (33:11)
  • The difference when we commit more to our vision than to our egos
  • How to beat our own Ego
  • How to use yoga to practice getting used to the “uncomfortable”
  • How to transform nervousness into “feeling alive”
  • The importance of opening ourselves up to possibility (40:00)
  • Pinna’s simple philosophy on “work” (41:25)
  • How “being present” has completely changed how Pinna works more but feel less burdened
  • How to tell if your work fuels you or drains you
  • Game-changing sales tactics for any business
  • The most important key for any business 
  • How to create an empowering atmosphere for your employees

Live Your Dance Episode 10: How to Make the Leap with Lifestyle Entrepreneur Lewis Howes

Live Your Dance Episode 10: How to Make the Leap with Lifestyle Entrepreneur Lewis Howes

Molly King is a former corporate working girl turned author, dancer, and coach. The Live Your Dance podcast celebrates those individuals who have found their metaphorical “dance,” and endeavors to draw out the insights and lessons from their journey, in order to inspire you to find and live YOUR dance. 

Seeing as this is the 10th(!) Live Your Dance episode, I thought I’d so something special. I’ve dug out of my archives my very first episode of the podcast that I recorded back in 2013—back when this podcast was more of a dream than a reality. Lewis and I went to the same high school, and he was a surrogate big brother of sorts—since he was a senior when I was a freshman, so it was such a blast to reconnect with him and pick his brain. Lewis brought his A-game and got right into sharing some great coaching for anyone who is on the cusp of going after their dream—whether it’s starting your own business, going after a goal, or taking the next big step towards creating the life that you really want to live. 

 

 

Live Your Dance Episode 3: How to become a lifelong learner with Derek Loudermilk, Host of the Art of Adventure Podcast

Live Your Dance Episode 3: How to become a lifelong learner with Derek Loudermilk, Host of the Art of Adventure Podcast

Molly King is a former corporate working girl turned author, dancer, and coach. The Live Your Dance podcast celebrates those individuals who have found their metaphorical “dance,” and endeavors to draw out the insights and lessons from their journey, in order to inspire you to find and live YOUR dance. 

Live Your Dance Episode 2: How to follow your calling and build a legacy with Ian Forber-Pratt

Live Your Dance Episode 2: How to follow your calling and build a legacy with Ian Forber-Pratt

Molly King is a former corporate working girl turned author, dancer, and coach. The Live Your Dance podcast celebrates those individuals who have found their metaphorical “dance,” and endeavors to draw out the insights and lessons from their journey, in order to inspire you to find and live YOUR dance. 

Live Your Dance Episode 1: Making Dreams a Reality with Pro Volleyball Player Christina Speer

Live Your Dance Episode 1: Making Dreams a Reality with Pro Volleyball Player Christina Speer

Molly King is a former corporate working girl turned author, dancer, and coach. The Live Your Dance podcast celebrates those individuals who have found their metaphorical “dance,” and endeavors to draw out the insights and lessons from their journey, in order to inspire you to find and live YOUR dance.