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A Fresh Start: Permission to Introduce Yourself as The Person You Want to Be

In 1998 I moved to Los Angeles to tap dance. Yet, for the first couple of months, I told myself, “Do not take a tap class. Do not take a tap class.”

I knew that if I showed up as a student, I’d be viewed as a student—and then I’d have to earn the right to teach.

A fresh start is a permission to introduce yourself to your new world as the person you want to be. I deliberately showed people what I wanted them to see.

I visited dance studios throughout Studio City offering to sub any tap class.

About two weeks later I was teaching. Toward the end of a class, I spotted a tall, blue-eyed, debonair gentleman in the doorway.

He approached me, and said, “Hello. My name is Joe Tremaine. Have you ever taught at a dance convention?”

My friend, create what you want in your mind’s eye.

And even if you don’t yet see the whole big picture, keep heading toward excellence.

A fresh start is a permission to introduce yourself to your new world as the person you want to be.” ~ LaurieTALKS

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