Balance is quite the topic of our times. Is there such a thing? How do we achieve it? What can we possibly let go of to have it and keep our jobs?
I agree that balance is an elusive concept. At the same time I also believe that those who agree that balance means we must stay in motion, at some level, are closer to the mark.
I danced professionally for over twenty years, ran a company, and choreographed many dance works. I have toured internationally so I have some idea what balance is as it relates to being a dancer. But I also believe my approach to balance as a dancer holds true for business leaders and even regular human beings.
I’d like to share five basic dancer tips for maintaining balance, and connect these embodied practices to leading an effective life.
- Connect to your Core
- Lift up and ground yourself
- Make subtle, not earth-shattering adjustments
- Don’t be afraid to put your foot down and reset
- When all else fails, dazzle yourself (and them) with some fancy footwork
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