Last night, I was so mesmerized by the reality dance show called “Live to Dance with Paula Abdul”. Dancers all over the country getting an opportunity to be in the spotlight and being seen by millions of TV viewers. The dancers are sharing their dreams and aspirations through their movements in dance. Doesn’t Paula Abdul look fabulous? She definitely rocks and finally at home with this show. Here are several business lessons that I learned from last night’s show that is applicable to everyday life. Drum roll please….
In this reality show, the judges were looking for specific qualities and traits before sending the dancers to the next phase of the competition. If you saw last night show, Jalen- 9 year old boy was so enthusiastic with joy that he nailed his dance routine on the spot. The judges gave him three stars and moved him onto the next level.
2) Do not judge a book by it’s cover
What about the elderly couple and their dance routine? Bev is 83 years old and Hap, 68 years old and they have been dancing together for 20 years. The routine started with the song- moon river/ballroom dance music and shifted gears after that. They totally surprised us and knocked our socks off. Talk about elderly people teaching us young ones new moves. The whole audience stood up clapping. Talk about passion and motivation!
3) Reinventing yourself
Here is a perfect example. What happened to Paula after American Idol? Was she on another show? We did not see much of her. What did she do? She is now the executive producer of Live to Dance. Not bad having your own show. Do not throw in the towel. Why not reinvent yourself? Anything is possible?
4) Feedback is a good thing
We all see Paula and the judges providing positive feedback and pointers to the dancers that did not make it to the next step. How are you going to improve your product/service? We can all use feedback to grow personally and professionally. Hiring a coach or having a mentor is a good thing.
Next show airs tonight check your local TV listings.