Is Training and Technique Overrated?

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So tonight is the results show of So You Think You Can Dance in the States, where the season eight winner will be crowned.  (Record it, because it will be the most delightful two hours on television this year.)  It’s hands down my favorite show on television.  And it offers a fascinating lesson for Network Marketing.  (Or any business)…

One of the top four dancers competing in the finale last night was a B-Boy named Tadd.  Now B-Boys are street performers, known for their athletic tricks, not for following choreography or actually dancing.  Tadd has no formal training in dance, yet he has been beyond amazing this whole season.

And this continues a trend of B-Boys and Hip-Hoppers like Legacy, Russell, Twitch, and Comfort who have reached high success, or even won the competition in recent years.  They have been kicking the ass of lots of dancers who have trained for many years in structured styles like ballroom, ballet or tap.

So how do they do it?

They work hard. They have a voracious appetite to learn. And they have passion.

So what’s the lesson for you?

-RG

P.S. Here’s an added treat: Tadd performing a jazz routine with Melanie, one of the most talented dancers to ever be on the show:
http://youtu.be/5lROTaDJJfc

Here’s Tadd with All-Star Lauren:
http://youtu.be/EQRu5m8vQJs

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7 Comments on “Is Training and Technique Overrated?”


  1. Uno says:

    Que genial para seguir su ejemplo, y darnos mas fuerza a no detenernos.Gracias!

  2. Mark Schnitzer says:

    Since being “reasonable” is the way of being that finds reasons NOT to do something, being “unreasonable” is the being of action. This is what works for the dancers and for anyone who authentically tries it. Thanks for another great reminder, Randy. Your friend, Mark

  3. The 2 T’s are never overrated. They are essential to learning and crafting your technique of prospecting and retention.

  4. Lea Sedan says:

    Hey Randy’

    If someone decided to be virtuosic at any specialty.
    He need to focus on it,to train on it persistently
    ,and never stop training

    “Perfection is attained by slow degrees; it requires
    the hand of time”-Voltaire~

  5. -RG,

    SYTYCD is very inspirational. Last night I kept switching from football back to it.

    Tadd has the 2 qualities for success

    1, Show up
    2. Show up with Passion!

    -djm

  6. […] 13th, 2011 Hope you spent some time thinking about the last post about the lessons you can learn from Tadd and some of the dancers from the TV show.  Think about […]

  7. I like the comment by Douglas “Show up with passion”

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