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Top 5 Business Lessons From Strictly Come Dancing 

Our Swindon business advice column with Gail Gibson

Gail Gibson Business Advice
No doubt youíll all know that the new series of Strictly Come Dancing has started.
 
Whether you love or loathe the sequins, the tight trousers and disco lights, there are great business lessons to be gleaned from a twirl on the dance floor!

Here are the top 5 business steps to learn:

1. Be Open to Learning

To be successful in business it is vital to keep learning. When you learn and take action on what youíve learnt, you will grow. Watch as the Strictly contestants develop over the coming weeks and you will see the ones who really listen to the professional instructors. Because they listen and learn to the dance instructor or mentor, they will become better performers, like you do in business when you work with a mentor.

2. Step Out of Your Comfort Zone

Even though all the Strictly contestants are celebrities, learning to dance and to perform in front of an audience of millions will take many of them far beyond their comfort zone. In business when you stay safe what happens? Nothing. Business throws up a whole host of new learning experiences. Like the contestants who will have to learn new steps and styles, you will have high and low times.

Challenge yourself to break out of your safety zone and make your business become one of the best experiences of your life.

3. Flaunt It

Play to your strengths and play high. Go an extra mile to showcase your talents and skills. Each one of the Strictly contestants wants to dance the best performance of their lives every time they step onto the big stage. So too in business you must know how to sell the performance to achieve success.

4. See Yourself Holding the Prize

Have self belief that you will achieve the goals you have set yourself. From the start of the contest you will quickly see two or three stars who dance like winners. Displayed in each step they take, every turn made, and by the expression on their face, they will stand out because they believe they can win the prize. Do you see yourself holding the prize for your business?

5. Face Your Fear

Celebrities donít get stage fright do they? They most certainly do. Because they aim to achieve the best performance each time, whilst remembering to make all right moves, they are probably terrified before they arrive on the stage. But what do they do? They step up, face the fear and dance to their heartís content!

Channel your fears into something exciting to dance your business toward success.

Have fun and enjoy the show. Turn on the lights, turn up the music, get into the groove and keep your focus on your business prize.

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