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For 2020 Promise Yourself... The Perfect New Year Mindset!


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Self-help and Life Enhancement Tips for the Business Owner

Here is a great list of promises to make to yourself. Print out the list and read it every day. I do and it works!

Promise Yourself…

To be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.


To talk health, happiness and prosperity to every person you meet.


To make all your friends feel that there is something important in them.


To look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true.


To think only of the best, to work only for the best, and to expect only the best.


To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own.


To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future.


To wear a cheerful countenance at all times and give every living creature you meet a smile.


To give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others.


To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear; and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.


To think well of yourself and to proclaim this fact to the world, not in loud words but in great deeds.


To live in the faith that the whole world is on your side so long as you are true to the best that is in you.


Now don’t you feel better just reading that! Make reading the above creed a daily ritual for yourself for the rest of the year.  And remember a big part of the key to your success is your view on the world and yourself.


If you have not had a chance to read the book "The Secret" I highly recommend that you do! I also recommend that you read "Think and Grow Rich!" (It's not just about making more money!) One of the key factors that these books preach is that thoughts become things. Now we know that it certainly takes more than just thinking but if your thoughts aren't right everything becomes just a little bit harder... So think good ones!!!


Here’s to your success in this New Year and Decade. My wish for you is that everything you hope, dream of and pray for comes true in 2020 and beyond!



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Steve Sirico

Steve Sirico

Originally from Norwalk, Ct, Steve excelled in track and football. He attended the University of Tennessee at Martin on a sports scholarship. Deciding to switch and make his career in the world of dance, he studied initially with Mikki Williams and then in New York with Charles Kelley and Frank Hatchett. He has appeared in a number of theatre productions such as Damn Yankees, Guys and Dolls and Mame in New York and around the country and in industrials and television shows. He was contracted to appear as the lead dancer in the Valerie Peters Special a television show filmed in Tampa, Florida. After meeting Angela DValda during the filming they formed the Adagio act of DValda & Sirico appearing in theatres, clubs and on television shows such as David Letterman, Star Search and the Jerry Lewis Telethon. In 1982 they were contracted to Europe and appeared in a variety of shows in Spain, Portugal, Sweden, Finland, Switzerland and Italy before going to London, England where they appeared as Guest Artists for Wayne Sleep (formerly of the Royal Ballet) in his show Dash at the Dominium Theatre. Steve is Co-Director of the very successful D'Valda and Sirico Dance and Music Center in Fairfield, CT for the past thirty years. His students have gone on to very successful careers in dance, music and theater. Author of his Jazz Dance syllabus and co-author of a Partner syllabus both of which are used for teacher training by Dance Educators of America, He has also co-authored two books one for dance teachers and one for studio owners in the "It's Your Turn" Book series. Steve is co-founder of Dance Teacher Web the number one online resource for dance teachers and studio owners worldwide. He is available for master classes, private business consulting and teacher training development

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