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I’m BACK. And I have 5 things to tell you.

Well, everyone….after two whole years…I’m BACK. ☺ I want to take a minute and just tell you about what has happened to me and in my heart since I last wrote to you. This entry will be longer than usual because you and I, we have a lot to catch up on. Make a nice […]

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Do You Have The Bounce-Back Factor? Find Out!

It would be so much easier if success were just a switch we could flip on. One day we could just decide to be successful, flip the switch, and voila! We never fail again. Unfortunately, it doesn’t work that way. In fact, the most successful people are frequently the ones who have faced and overcome […]

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When Did We Stop Dancing?

She was maybe 2 years old. She was blissfully unaware that I was standing about three feet away, captivated by her delicate, curly, bouncy pigtails and her teeny pink sandaled feet. She was so caught up in the music that she was staring off into the distance, twirling her tiny jean skirt, and bouncing up […]

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Avoid Setbacks – Do A Duck Dive

Have you ever surfed or seen someone surf? It’s a fascinating journey to observe. A true surfer paddles her way through the waves and the currents of the ocean far enough out to be able to watch for the perfect wave to catch. But the journey out to that perfect wave isn’t typically smooth and […]

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24 Hours To a Better Perspective

Don’t do it.  I know it’s tempting.  Walk AWAY from the obsessive negativity that is baiting you. We all know that nerves and negative thoughts can plague us right before a big moment – a presentation, a performance, or even just a tough conversation.  But what about the influx of second-guessing and doubts that set […]

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Mindset Matters, Part 2: Self-Reflections of a Performer

  The following is a guest blog from internationally known pianist and composer, Elizabeth Borowsky.  She tells on herself about her own struggles with the performance mindset.  Pay special attention to the negative thoughts she identified at work on her mental state, and the thoughts she chose to replace them with!   It’s easy to preach. But to […]

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Mindset Matters, Part I: A Teacher’s Perspective

The following is a guest blog from internationally known pianist and composer, Elizabeth Borowsky.  She shares a compelling story of the impact of the mental game in her wide range of students leading up to a performance.  Learn the power of confidence and positive thinking as you read her findings below! It’s no secret that […]

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Are You Mentally Strong?

  “Success is not final.  Failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts.” –Winston Churchill I read a great article on Lifehack.org called, “13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do.” It’s a great reminder about the choices we have in our daily attitudes.  My top 3 favorites on the list are: […]

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When Opportunity Knocks…And Looks Like Bad News

This is the sixth and final installment of a series based on Carla Young’s article “The Winning Attitude: What Elite Athletes Can Teach Us About Success.” Young takes the secrets of highly successful athletes and gives them a larger application for entrepreneurs. In these six entries, I am talking about the six concepts she identifies that […]

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Why Failure is a GOOD thing

This is the third in a series of six blog entries based on Carla Young’s article, “The Winning Attitude: What Elite Athletes Can Teach Us About Success.” Young takes the secrets of highly successful athletes and gives them a larger application for entrepreneurs. In these six entries, I am talking about the six concepts she identifies that […]

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