Is Training and Technique Overrated?

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?


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:

Here’s Tadd with All-Star Lauren:

7 thoughts on “Is Training and Technique Overrated?

  1. 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

  2. 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~

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