Our Weekly Message for August 28, 2002

Greetings to everyone,

We have just returned from the New Mexico Spirit Association coaches convention in Albuquerque and had a wonderful time seeing and visiting with so many special friends. I had the pleasure of speaking to the coaches about organization and re-organizing your team and yourself. Resource our Education Support Page for many support articles for organization and other subjects.

Life should be about fun. Here are some quotes for the week about fun:
"You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than a year of conversation." Plato

"And the people sat down to eat and to drink, and rose up to play." Exodus 32:6

"Joy is not in the things, it is in us." Wagner

"People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing." Dale Carnegie

We have had an overwhelming response to the Rockettes Dance Experience that is being offered in Houston, Austin and Dallas. We are hoping to possibly consider offering other locations in the near future. If you would like for us to consider offering a Rockette Dance Experience in your area, please let us know. We would need a studio that with mirrors that will accommodate 50-60 students.

Ashley Emmons, one of our staff members, has opened a new web site called Freedom Dancewear. Make sure to visit it and see some of her great new styles!

As leaders in the world of education, whether students or teachers, we all have a huge influence on others. Below is a short passage from Stephen R. Covey on how we impact others.

May you have a wonderful week, a safe and joyful Labor Day weekend and, as always, please keep in touch.

Joyce E. Pennington
President, CEO
American Dance/Drill Team®


From "Daily Reflections for Highly Effective People"
by Stephen R. Covey

The real key to your influence is your example, your actual conduct. Your example flows naturally out of your character, or the kind of person you truly are--not what others ay you are or what you may want others to think you are. It is evident in how others actually experience you. Your character is constantly radiating, communicating. From it, in the long run, others come to instinctively trust or distrust you and your efforts.

Most people say their main fault is a lack of discipline. On deeper thought, I believe that the basic problem is that their priorities have not become deeply planted in their hearts and minds. They attempt to give priority to important but not urgent activities and integrate them into their lives through self-discipline alone. But without a principle center and a personal mission statement, they don't have the necessary foundation to sustain their efforts. They are working on the leaves, on the attitudes and the behaviors of discipline, without even thinking to examine the roots, the basic paradigm from which their natural attitudes and behaviors flow.


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