My Tribe of Mentors Responses, Part II

After reading the book Tribe of Mentors by Tim Ferriss, I decided to answer his questions for myself. Below are my answers to the second three. How would you respond to these same questions? We’d love to hear your answers!

If you could have a gigantic billboard anywhere with anything on it- metaphorically speaking, getting a message out to millions or billions- what would it say and why?

Never miss a chance to dance.

This message is so powerful to me both literally and figuratively, and I’ve made it the motto of my dance school because of it. Literally speaking, we have so many opportunities to dance in our lives. Dancing is a 100 year skill, and we will be faced with dancing moments time and time again. In those moments you are going to need to ask yourself, do I want to be the person who gets out there and joins the party, or am I going to be the one who stands on the wall and watches? And figuratively the same questions apply. We will be face with decisions in every aspect of our life where we will need to call on our confidence, courage and optimism to step out of our comfort zone and make a move. The billboard still applies, and it’s a fabulously easy reminder. Never miss a chance to dance!

What is one of the best or most worthwhile investments you’ve ever made? (Could be an investment of money, time, energy, etc.)

In my current stage of life, I am a mother and a dance school owner. I have also recently spent time working in my husband’s office. I do not need a degree for any of these jobs. However, the best investment I’ve ever made is probably my education. I have both a Bachelor’s Degree and a Master’s Degree. My education has afforded me many jobs and experiences that have been instrumental in my journey to becoming who and what I am today. Even though I don’t need either of my degrees for what I do now, I don’t think I would have arrived to this place without my college experience. Albert Einstein said, “Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think.” My education is where I fell in love with the process of thinking and learning. Lifelong learning is what allows me to continue to evolve and grow, so I will forever be grateful for my education whether or not I “use” the documents I received at my graduations.

What is an unusual habit or absurd thing that you love?

I am a huge sucker for office supplies- especially pretty or colorful ones. When I was a little girl I never left home without my backpack full of school supplies- even though I wasn’t in school yet. I also LOVE reading Spanish textbooks, self-help books and business/leadership books. It turns out not everybody does that…