In my last episode, I talked about the importance of identifying your purpose.  And how your purpose should support your passions in life.  Live that purpose, and follow those passions, and you’ll realize a whole new level of living!  A level filled with excitement and joy!  My guest today is a prime example of a person living their purpose!  Listen as I interview World Champion Salsa Dancer, Instructor, and Choreographer, Liz Lira.  She is arguably the most accomplished woman in the world of salsa dancing.  Besides her many accomplishments, including 25 World Champion Titles, she is a beautiful person, with a kind heart.  And, I’m proud to say she also a dear friend of mine.

Intro

Life is full of adversity.  Some people use challenging times as an excuse for living sub-par life.  Other people use their struggles, as fuel for their future!  They find ways to extract lessons from those challenges.  And they grow and learn from their experiences.

Here’s an interesting fact, did you know that originally golf balls were smooth?  Golfers discovered that the balls flew further and straighter, after receiving a few nicks and dents.  So, today golf balls are manufactured with the dimples.

Well, it's the same with people.  Through life we sometimes get knocked around a little.  We hit bumps on the way.  And, we get a few nicks and dents.  With the right mindset, we realize this makes us stronger and more resilient!

Workshop

Jack Canfield, best-selling author, has taught me the tools, perspectives, and attitudes, that have allowed me to transform my life. And I'm now working directly with Jack, to learn how to teach others, how to find their true happiness!

On Saturday, March 4th, in Marina del Rey, California, I’m hosting an exciting, and value-packed workshop, in which I will share what I've learned, and we learn more together! Join me for this fun, festive, insightful event, which will include proven techniques, and practices, that have propelled so many people to great success, and the accomplishment of their dreams!

You'll learn how to identify and define, your mission in life!  You'll learn how to create goals that align with your mission!  You'll learn how to manifest those goals, in a way that will clarify the actions necessary to reach those goals! You'll learn how to tackle the roadblocks standing in your way! I’m so excited about my Workshops!  I’ve actually blended my favorite things, valuable lessons, inspirational stories, eye-opening exercises, meeting great people, and dancing, into one amazing event!!  And yes, I did say dancing!  Don’t know how to dance?  No problem.  No experience necessary.  Be prepared to learn, grow, and have a great time!!  

Just visit http://TheLifeIDeserve.com/workshop for more information!

Seating is limited, so reserve your spot today, so we can learn, laugh, and celebrate together!! :-)

Salsa Dancing

What we now know as Salsa dancing, was born in Cuba in the 1920’s.  The festive dance grew in popularity.  However, the Salsa Dancing that is most popular today, was heavily influenced by Puerto Ricans living in New York, in the 1970’s.  The Puerto Ricans added their own flare, accent, and styling to the dance.  Travel the world and you can still find many different flavors of Salsa dancing, each beautiful and artistic, in their own way.

Step into the world of Salsa Performances, and you’ll find amazing athletes, performing breathtaking maneuvers, at lightning speed.  It’s truly a mesmerizing world!

And when it comes this fascinating world of Salsa Performances, there's one name you will definitely get to know.  And never forget.  That name is Liz Lira.  Liz is accomplished, beautiful, and has a heart of gold!

Considered the “Rose of Salsa”, Liz has won 25 World Champion Titles!
She is the 2015 Grand Prix International Latin Champion!
She’s been a “So You Think You Can Dance” Choreographer.
She’s choreographed for “Dancing with the Stars”.
She’s the Founder and Director of Liz Lira Dance Academy.
She’s been a Latin Grammy's Featured Artist.
She’s the founder of Liz Lira Global Foundation.
The founder of Liz Lira Dance Shoes.
And, Liz has won the Image Award for "Recognition for on-going commitment to International and local youth".
Plus many more accolades.  

Liz Lira Interview

For interview, please listen to the Podcast Episode.

You Can Work with Liz!

Liz is amazingly talented, creative, fun, and gracious!  I know, because I’ve worked with Liz for years.  She’s taken my Salsa dancing to whole new level!  And she can do the same for you!  If you’re interested in working with Liz, go to LizLira.com.  There you can find more information about Liz and the Liz Lira Dance Academy.

My First Salsa Experience

My first trip to a Salsa club, was when I decided to celebrate my birthday at the original Conga Room in Los Angeles.  At this point, I really didn’t know anything about Salsa dancing.  My friends and I had some drinks and pretended to be Salsa dancing.  It was fun.  And, after goofing around for a while, we looked out into the sea of dancers.  I don’t know what my friends saw.  But, what I saw was something amazing!  I saw beautiful, artistic movements.  I saw intricate wraps, and twists, and contortions.  Endless spins.  And happy, happy, happy people!!  And all of the beauty was in rhythm to the hypnotic congas, the smooth bass, and the blasting horns.  I was captivated!!  And I’ve been captivated ever since.  The more I learn, the more I dance, the more I fall in love with the flavor and excitement of Salsa Dancing!

Try Salsa Dancing! 

If you’re looking for a fun new hobby.  A hobby that will provide you with exercise, excitement, and new friends, try Salsa Dancing!  I taught Salsa Dancing for a couple of years.  And, the most rewarding part was knowing that I was showing this amazing world to someone.  The amazing world of Salsa Dancing would be a thrill for anyone!  Especially someone who might really need to find a new social outlet.  Or, an outlet at all.  I met so many people who were timid in social situations.  Felt awkward to be around many people.  But, when they found Salsa, they came alive!!  I live for the those moments!!  It’s the most rewarding thing to know that you helped someone find a world they truly enjoy!!

 If you’ve never Salsa Danced, and the thought of it, sounds interesting to you, look for a class near you.  And, go!  Check it out!  Trying anything for the first time can feel awkward and scary.  However, it’s in trying new things, that we grow and feel alive!  So, try Salsa!!  And, please share your experiences with me!

Trivia

Last show’s question:
What famous person, does the following Mission Statement belong to?
“To inspire and empower people and organizations to achieve their highest vision in a context of love and joy.”

And the winning answer…
...was submitted by Caleb Carrington, who correctly guessed “Jack Canfield”!!  Congratulations, Caleb!!

Today’s trivia question:
In what year was Liz Lira a choreographer on “Dancing with the Stars”, for Nicole Scherzinger and Derek Hough?

Send your answer from the Web Site, “TheLifeIDeserve.com”.  From the Web Site, you can leave voicemail or email.  Just click on the “Contact” tab.

Again, in what year was Liz Lira a choreographer on “Dancing with the Stars”, for Nicole Scherzinger and Derek Hough?

Go to “TheLifeIDeserve.com”, to submit your answer.

The winner will receive a complimentary ticket to The Life I Deserve, Success Principles Workshop, in Marina del Rey, California, on Saturday, March 4th.  You can visit TheLifeIDeserve.com/workshop for more information.

Questions, Comments, Compliments

I want to remind you, that “The LIfe I Deserve” is here for you!  Let me know how I can help you.  What topics would you like to hear more about?  What goals do you have, for your health, wealth, and happiness?  I really want to hear from you!!  And, yes, I do mean you!  Reach out!  Let me know what’s on your mind.  Maybe you have an inspirational story, or thought, that you’d like to share. Visit “TheLifeIDeserve.com”.  And send me email or voicemail.  From the Web Site, click on the “Contact” tab.  You’ll see a button, there, that will allow you to record voicemail.  Or, if you’d rather leave email, just fill-in the form, just below the voicemail button.  

Well, that’s going to do it, for today’s show.  I hope you found this episode valuable!  My mission, is to use my love and creativity, to inspire and empower, those that I encounter, to live full and meaningful lives, by sharing lessons learned, tools for self improvement, and life-­changing perspectives.  Subscribe to the Podcast, so we can take this journey together.  And, if this episode piqued your interest in Salsa Dancing, try it!  And, let me know how it goes!  :-)

Thanks again, for listening to the “The Life I Deserve”.  This Podcast was designed for you!  Designed to enhance your health, grow your wealth, and fill your life, with happiness!!  Visit “TheLifeIDeserve.com”, and send me voicemail, or email.  Let me know something about you.  What inspires you?  How I can help you?  Do you have a suggestion for the show?  Let me know.  And, if you just happen to love the show, please post a review on iTunes!  :-)

Thanks, again!  Love you all!!  Until next time… goodbye.

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