Albert Einstein said, “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” And Ann Morrow Lindbergh said: “A note of music gains significance from the silence on either side.”
Breakdancing on a Balance Beam is all about the music of life and the restorative peace of silence—and finding the equilibrium between the two.
Thoughts collected in this book are grouped according to skills and knowledge essential for achieving balance in life. You don’t have to read it straight through—you can visit it when you need a lift or to see how someone else dealt with a similar challenge. You can start with a topic in the middle or at the end. Balance is about capitalizing on ups and downs and learning how each of them can teach us life’s lessons.
The Key Is To Find What Works For You.
When I was a child, I often organized my brothers and sisters to perform plays for our relatives. We’d sing and dance, and tumble like acrobats. I dreamed of someday becoming a great singer -but my vocal chords did not share that dream! And while I was a good athlete, I was no Mary Lou Retton or Simone Biles. I have always been captivated by gymnasts – those nimble, graceful athletes dancing their way across a balance beam.
Growing up, I was enthralled by graceful dances and gymnastic routines. More recently, those skills are combined in breakdancing—an athletic style of street dance which can be fascinating to watch. Looking back, it’s clear that I was not destined to become either a singer or a gymnast. Instead, my life’s journey took me on a different path to the road of entrepreneurship. There, I discovered my true passion: running my own business.
Now that I ‘m older, I think that my childhood dreams were great preparation for all the ups and downs that life as a business owner throws at you. I have learned a lot and wanted to share what I learned. So I started writing a monthly newsletter – both as a way to share my experiences so others could learn from them without going through them and (practically speaking) as a way to keep in touch with my clients. What I didn’t expect was that writing would become something I looked forward to each month. Plus, my clients started telling me how much they enjoyed reading them. I sincerely hope that these musings will become a part of my legacy-for those I may have influenced over the years.