Tag Archives: Positive inspiration

Give your time and skills to someone else

14 Feb

When feeling lost, not knowing what the next move should be, one of the best things we can do for ourselves is to help others.

Help someone achieve their goals, be of service to others. Learn, and open up yourself to meet new people, try new things, go to new places. But continue to be of service to others. I’ve learned that great things happen when we do this. Volunteer, participate in a group activity.

Sometimes we like to isolate ourselves, and feel sorry for ourselves.

That’s not the best thing to do.

Don’t have an end result in your mind. Just be of someone elses service. You will start to notice a shift in your energy, and while you help someone else you’re helping yourself. It’s amazing.

Just ask someone could I help, what do you want me to do?

I’m not saying, go out there and let someone take advantage of your kindness and labour, I’m saying let it be about someone other than you.

Because at the end of the day we all need help, and wouldn’t it be nice to have someone offer their help to you when you need it.

Exactly, so if you understand this rule, this law, then go help someone.

Let me know if you have been in a situation similar to this…have you gave your time to helping others and because you did this, you helped yourself professionally and or personally..

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Empowering Women

20 Apr

I wrote this on my facebook status the other day.

 I wrote it because I was observing ladies walking and doing there thing, some in heels and some in flats.

The feedback I got from writing this, was amazing and unexpected.

Thank you for all the likes and repost.

Empowering women is more than just, looking and being sexy..its about empowering them to choose good boyfriends/husbands, empowering them to make good lifestyle choices, empowering them to raise good kids, empowering them to be driven, intelligent and amazing, empowering them to be creative, and to be business owners..and all this starts from the ground up…the heels make the package that much more sweeter.”

Kay-Ann Ward

I like this short message

29 Mar
Always continue the climb. It is possible for you to do whatever you choose, if you first get to know who you are and are willing to work with a power that is greater than ourselves to do it.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Something greater than fear

7 Mar

Someone once said to me, that it seems like I never get scared.

Wow what an assumption and I wonder what I did to give off that impression.

I had to tell this person that she’s WRONG, that I do get scared.

I get the same yucky symptoms as everyone else. My stomach starts to turn, I worry, and I’ve made myself sick from being so scared.

Ya it use to be bad, the worse part is, I didn’t know I felt the way I did because I was scared, I use to think, that’s just how I felt on that day.

But through time I was able to zone in on the symptoms of being scared.

I’ve learned that fear is an interesting energy and if you allow it to, it will suck you dry, and it will keep you one place.

I’ve learned through experience, that it doesn’t matter what is presented to me, if I’m scared 50% or 100% that I have to try.

And I’ve also learned that I CAN’T do this thing called life by myself, I need guidance and support. That guidance and support comes from my friends, family and the divine power.

So when I feel scared, I acknowledge it.

But I will fight fear to the end.

I’ve made a promise to myself, that I will NOT allow fear to hold me.

With that said, here is a little story of something that happened.

I swear to you its true.

I woke up one day, and I felt sick because I had a lot to do, and I was worried about all of it. And I said to myself “I don’t want to get up, I’m scared, because there is soooooo much to do, and what if I can’t flipping do it”
And I swear to you, I heard a voice in my head, loud as can be said “Don’t be scared”

I stayed in bed for a while, talking to that voice, and it encouraged me to start my day, that it will take care of the rest, I do what I can do, and it will do the rest.

 I got up and started my day.

I needed to hear that voice at that particular moment. Because we all need a picker upper. So off I went, knowing that I have to try.

And maybe that’s what this person seen, the one that said it seems like I’m never scared.

She seen the after math. She seen the work of something greater than me. Because if it was left up to me, I would have stayed in bed, too scared to try and I wouldn’t have written this. She seen me trying and doing. And I’m able to do that because I have family, friends and a greater power fighting fear with me.

Don’t let fear hold you back. We all experience being scared but don’t let it hold you.

“The only real prison is fear, and the only real freedom is freedom from fear.”
~ Aung San Suu Kyi

 Kay-Ann Ward

I love to dance but where do I fit in?

17 Feb

In a room filled with moving bodies, energy, excitement, colors, and style..you can’t help but ask yourself do I fit in, and if so where do I fit in..or maybe you stick with the other..you know what I don’t fit in, I’m not going to try to fit it, I’ll just be me..

Yet without knowing it, or maybe you do, deep down you want to be accepted you want to be acknowledged..you want someone to come over and say hey I see you, or matter of fact you don’t mind if someone got up and announced to everyone, hey I see this dope dancer, I know your there, and I know what you offer is amazing..

Actually, you wouldn’t mind if the person that got up, is well-known and highly respected, and that person calls you out and praises you, that way people would really know who you are, they would really pay attention to you. That they would recognize your talent, your style, your personality and who you are…but until then, or maybe never, you feel unrecognizable..you feel like a stamp is on you, that says “Oh that’s just a dancer taking class, she or he is nobody”

As a dancer and choreographer I’ve  personally felt this, I’ve witness and heard other dancers speak of this feeling..

My words on this matter is yes you are somebody…competition is high, but your presence is higher..dance live and inspire to be the fullest..come alive when you dance. Hold your head up, even when you’re not the one to be put in the buff line

Let your passion shine. With time someone will recognize, and even if they don’t, you need to recognize that your more than just a body in the dance class, your dream,  and your presence is important..

Your not a nobody..recognize that, and let that guide you.

The divine power in me

17 Feb

I asked my amazing facebook friends to share some quotes with me, and they did. I was in the mood to be inspired by other people and to connect with quotes that inspired them.

Someone recommended I look into Iyanla Vanzant.

I did and I found something so beautiful, I had to share it.

Here it is, it’s a great read before you start your day.

The divine power in me

There is a divine power seeking its expression in me, as me and through me.
The instrument of divine power is my mind.
Today, I believe in the divine power within me.
I believe in the power of where I AM.
I understand that this is a power of good and of God
I realize the power flows through me at all times.
Today, I accept the presence of divine power within me.
Today, I believe he power is operating in all of my life’s affairs.
Today, I acknowledge that there is a divine power instructing me in all that i do.
Today, I affirm divine power as the active presence of joy and happiness in my life.
Today. I deliberately turn from everything and everyone that denies the reality of divine power in me, as me and through me.
Today, I know every atom, every cell, every tissue. every organ in my body  is brought into divine health and harmony.
Today, i know every shadow of doubt, worry and fear is dispelled as I Am quickened with divine power of the living spirit in me.
Today,  I Am graced with the presence of divine power.
Today, I Am blessed with the love of divine power.
Today, I Am strong in the glory of divine power.
Today, I know I Am the instrument through which the divine power is working.
Today, I affirm that the divine power within me now breathes newness into my being and every aspect of my life.
I Am  filled with good.I  Am filled with light. I Am filled  with faith. I Am filled with truth of my being, which is  enduring dynamic, and divine.”

Iyanla Vanzant

6 tips for dancers to practice

7 Feb

6 tips for dancers to practice

I list 6 tips that I practice. These tips have helped me and continue to help me. I’m sharing them with you because I believe when we work together and share insights we create a platform to be better dance professionals.

1) Be yourself.

There’s only one you, you can’t be the dancer beside you or on TV, you can learn from them but don’t try to be them, be your own great dancer and your own great choreographer.

2) Warm up and take time to stretch.

Many dancers over look this because they think its ok, or they are just too lazy to do it. (I’ve been that dancer)
Before you dance, gradually increase your blood flow, warm up your muscles. And when your finish cool down. Every dance teacher is different, so if you need to warm up and cool down by yourself, then do that. Your body is your tool, that’s what you use to communicate when you dance, so take care of it.

3) Never dance lazy.


Dance FULL OUT, execute your moves. If you practice lazy, chances are your going to dance and perform lazy.
Even if the teacher says walk the routine don’t perform it. That’s fine, do the moves FULL OUT, just don’t perform. How would you know what to correct if when you take a class and or rehearse your being lazy. Sometimes its easy to get comfortable and say..oh I got this move, I’ve booked so many jobs, so I don’t need to dance FULL OUT..just remember the dancer beside you is hungry, so if your not eating your food, they will eat it for you. Plus, set an example, let your teacher or choreographer know that your serious.

4) Take a variety of classes.

If your good at one style, take another class that pushes you, you may not be great at this new class, but your building your movement vocabulary and that comes in handy, especially when its time to freestyle. So take a variety of classes.

5) Be professional.

Arrive to classes, rehearsals and or shows on time. If your going to be late, call.
Treat your teacher, choreographer and dance peers with respect. Keep business, business, build professional and good relationships. Don’t be a good dancer with a bad reputation of being hard to work with, if so your career may end sooner than later.

6) Don’t beat yourself up, and don’t give up.

Yes your going to and will have bad days, yes your going to have times when you have no money and yes you will have times you feel like other dancers and or choreographers are against you. But don’t give up.
Learn to say no to people and situations that exploit your talent.
Stand up for yourself and your craft.
Educate yourself about your profession, so your in the know.
This will allow you to make good working decisions. Your only human, don’t beat yourself up when challenges present themselves to you, embrace the challenge, deal with it, learn from it, and never ever give up. Everyone has there time, if you love what you are doing, stick to it.

                                        

Kay-Ann Ward

An emotional trigger, how committed are you?

1 Feb

I’m currently rehearsing for a play coming up…I will let you know the details soon.

Here’s what I want to share

After rehearsal one of the directors asked everyone how committed they are to the play.
He stated that he was 100% committed to making sure that he goes through with the play and that it is successful.

And when he said that he set off something in me.

Him saying that to himself and to the group was a powerful self motivation tool. It was motivation for himself and it was motivation for the team.
He said he will do what it takes to make sure the play is successful.

How does this concern you


Well the next time you start something..ask yourself  “Am I committed, how committed am I, what am I willing and not willing to do?”

This will allow you to see if your truly going to put in the work necessary to succeed at your task or goal.

But you have to be honest with yourself, because your only lying and hurting yourself when you say “I’m committed” When you know deep down inside, your not at all committed.

Don’t waste your time and the time of others.

Get and stay committed, you have the tool, you just have to follow through with it, and to follow through be honest with yourself.

Kay-Ann Ward

When the tables turn: Deuces

19 Jan

It’s funny how the tables have turned, turned in a way that makes what you do and say, so clear

It wasn’t too long ago, when I would go out of my way, do for you, never asked a question, just always there

When it was time to return the favor, it was like you couldn’t even bother, excuses on top of excuses

I see how high you think of yourself,

Now that I’ve carved a path for myself, you want to come around with your request

Sorry, I can’t go back to that place, a place of selfishness, a place of no respect

Your so use to your groupie fans jumping to your every command, adjusting there life to accomodate you

Younger days provide for future wiser days

Now that your back, I need not repeat the past that holds no room for me, a past thats about you and your manipulating alter ego…

Your ever so slick

But sorry I don’t want to be your bitch in any way
Nor do I want to be your prodige

Thanks for all the lessons learned, what I see for myself is a life of my own.

A life free to create me, you have created you, and I have enabled and helped you.

Let me do me, and its ok if your not there with me.

“Deuces”

by Kay-Ann Ward

P.S I’m OK, I’m not dealing with relationship drama..lol…,I observe life and people, and from observing I’m able to feel and write.

A word could kick start your New Year

4 Jan

Yes you knew it was coming

You know, the post that talks about how 2010 was for you, and how we all should write our goals for 2011 down, stay focus and get to work.

Oooooh yaaaaaah..that blog

Right, well I’m not writing that….so if your looking to read that, you could check out my 2010 blog post, or some other post on focus and goals.

What I’m going to write is pretty short and sweet.

Its 2011, make it amazing and make it count for something..

What’s going to help me, is my new word.

*EMBRACE*

What’s yours, if you haven’t gottten emotionally connected to a word you should, or at least just try it.

Find a word that makes your blood boil with passion, that sets your soul on fire, that will put 2011 in full throttle for you.

When you find and connect with this word, put it every where, let it help you, be the best you can be.

Read this previous blog post, this will bring you up to date with what I’m talking about. CLICK HERE

Go make it happen

I’m for real, don’t just read this and and say yes that’s a good idea, go get a pen and paper and make it happen.

Write your word down

Good luck, let me know what your word is..I’m curious to know.

Kay-Ann Ward

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