I just came from a photo shoot directed by none other than Mr. Douglas Nierras of Power Dance.
Mr. Douglas Nierras was the dance guru in GMA 7’s Star Struck. He was also one of the judges in the TV show “Shall We Dance?” He is the number 1 dance guru in the Philippines!
The photo shoot was for the upcoming dance concert of those who enrolled in Douglas Nierras Powerdance Summer Workshop. And I am part of the dance concert! I will dance! 🙂
Did I just say I will dance? And in a dance concert directed by the number one dancer and choreographer in the country? In other words, in a dance concert that will be directed by the dance guru Mr. Douglas Nierras!
I am not a dancer. I am not good in dancing either. In fact, when there’s a fellowship night and there’s dancing, I would feel so awkward.
Only last January 2015, my friend and I were in Seda Hotel in Nuvali. We were in the game room and she invited me to try the dance games there. I tried. And I felt so awkward. I couldn’t follow the steps. I stopped dancing. I sat down in one of the bean bags and just cheered for her.
There’s only one venue where I could dance freely and comfortably — in the presence of my very, very close circle of toastmasters friends. Outside that circle, I would feel so aloof and uncomfortable and shy.
In other words, dancing is my waterloo. It’s one of my weaknesses. Because of that, it prevents me from reaching out to more people. My inability to dance somehow limited me from pursuing my purpose in life.
A month ago, I made a decision to work on this weakness. Note that I don’t intend to make dancing as a profession. I just wanted to learn how to dance so I can reach out to more people.
I joined Douglas Nierras‘ Powerdance Summer Workshop for the following reasons:
1. I love to keep learning and growing. It’s one of the principles I live by. And I am so focused in the purpose God planted in my heart that I won’t let my own fears, limitations, and weaknesses get in the way. I wanted to overcome my limiting belief about my inability to dance.
2. I want to gain the discipline of dancers. It’s a good way to exercise, too!
3. I teach people how to write books. My very bold claim was: “You can write a book even if you’re not a writer. I’ll teach you how.” I wanted to learn how Douglas Nierras’ team would handle a student like me who doesn’t know how to dance.
And that’s how I landed in Douglas Nierras’ PowerDance Summer Workshop. I wanted to learn how to dance and I wanted to learn from the best dancer I know of. So far, the experience has been very rewarding. I can now dance. I now know how to bounce and groove. I know a bit about locking and popping and breakdance. Most importantly, when my friends would ask me to dance with them, I can now say, “Sure!”
How about you? What is that one weakness that prevents you from being more loving? What is that limitation that hinders you from pursuing your calling? I invite you to work on it, not really to make it as a profession, but for you to be able to carry out your life purpose freely and more effectively.
I wish you success and happiness!
PS. I’m so excited about June 6, 2015. We’re having a half day seminar on “How to Write a Book.” This is your chance to learn what it takes to make your dream of writing a book come true! Plus, there will be a Book Launch! Rub elbows with first-time authors who finished writing their books in 90 days! Early Bird Rate is only P497 until May 15.
Register here http://www.seminarphilippines.com/booklaunch/
PPS. I also invited representatives from some of the biggest bookstores in the Philippines. You can ask them any questions about book publishing, marketing, and selling. But you’ve got to register asap as slots are running out fast! Early Bird Rate is only P497.
Register at http://www.seminarphilippines.com/booklaunch/