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Welcome to the Dance Boss Podcast! I'm your host, Erin Pride, and this podcast is for my fellow dancers, entrepreneurs, and dream catchers with purpose leaning on their hearts… Each week I will give you strategies, tools, and motivation to bring your dreams to life, make an impact, and earn additional revenue for you and your families, by building a successful online business. I will also share interviews with dance entrepreneurs who are crushing it, with out of the box ways to support the dance community, to give you the nudge you need to take the leap on your next creative project.

Dance Boss Podcast Erin Pride

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    • 4.9 • 105 Ratings

Welcome to the Dance Boss Podcast! I'm your host, Erin Pride, and this podcast is for my fellow dancers, entrepreneurs, and dream catchers with purpose leaning on their hearts… Each week I will give you strategies, tools, and motivation to bring your dreams to life, make an impact, and earn additional revenue for you and your families, by building a successful online business. I will also share interviews with dance entrepreneurs who are crushing it, with out of the box ways to support the dance community, to give you the nudge you need to take the leap on your next creative project.

    From People Pleaser to DancePreneur

    From People Pleaser to DancePreneur

    A little over 4 years ago I felt like I was drowning. 
    I was uncomfortable, and not fulfilled.
    My self worth was based on what others thought of me, and how I wanted to be perceived.
    "As long as the outside is packaged nicely, little needs to be done on the inside." This was the subconscious lie I was telling myself, because I didn't want to do the work, or more so didn't know how to...
    This mindset pinwheeled into viewing what others did, accomplished, and posted, and setting up unrealistic guidelines for my life...
    You must be married by 35
    You must be a certain weight
    You must work a certain job
    You must say certain things, around certain people
    You must create work like
    You must
    You must 
    You must 
    And then God did something that changed the course of my life forever…
    Broke me down, to the lowest point I had ever been.
    I had two choices: fade away into misery, or open myself up to messages, and do the work.
    I am grateful every freaking day that I chose the latter!
    And as a result, I am experiencing shifts in my life I never thought possible. 
    Is it easy? No! Is it messy? Of course. But, is it worth it? Absolutely!
    Why do I bring this up you may ask? 
    Because I see too many amazing, gifted, people doing things from a place of "YOU MUST", I see emptiness being carried around. 
    God whispered on your soul for a reason. 
    And, in episode #146 of the Dance Boss Podcast I share my story like I never have before. I dive into my “people pleasing” and destructive behaviors and some of the many mindset shifts I had to make to build my online dance business.
    Tell me friend what "you must" are you letting go of to create space for your greatness to shine through?



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    https://erin.mykajabi.com/dancepreneur-academy
     
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    Join Apolla Performance LIVE this and EVERY FRIDAY at 2 pm EST for Beyond the StEPS, where they tackle the big questions facing the dance community. 
    www.apollaperformance.com
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    • 30 min
    BONUS: The Top 5 Mistakes Online Business Owners Make

    BONUS: The Top 5 Mistakes Online Business Owners Make

    I made a lot of mistakes when I first started my online dance business.
    And I see all of those same mistakes with my clients.
    So, in this BONUS episode of the Dance Boss Podcast, I dive into the top 5 mistakes I see online dance owners make:
    Being way too creative and not clear enough. Having no clue what you're doing, and figuring it out along the way. Not legalizing your business. Not showing up on social media. Doing too damn much all at once!

    • 13 min
    What to Do When Your Idea Isn't Working

    What to Do When Your Idea Isn't Working

    “It’s not working!”
    I hear this all the time.
    When I work with clients I find that their “ it’s not working” beliefs stem from one of the reasons below…
    Are you:
    1. The Staller 
    I had a client the other day who said “Erin I think I have to go back to my market research. I think something is missing. Before I move on to creating my framework.”
    Now, I’m a seasoned enough coach to spot when someone wants to go back to the beginning in order to put off the scary work they are headed into doing.
    Oftentimes you feel like something isn’t working because you’re using that to avoid the work that you are about to step into doing.
    2. The Perfectionist 
    I have another client who loves everything to be perfect. 
    And I know perfectionism all too well! The minute I was able to look at my business as an experiment instead of reaching for perfection, the more progress I was able to make.
    Oftentimes in your business, you feel like something isn’t working because you think it should be perfect in order to work, but that ain’t it kid. That ain’t it!
    Do you expect your students to be perfect in dance class? (If you do, you’re not my kind of dance teacher). Of course not! You expect them to put in effort, make mistakes, get up and try again! So why don’t you give yourself the same grace?
    3. The All at Once Builder 
    I have had clients who wanted to build out multiple online dance businesses at one time. In the early stages of my business I allowed this, but now that is a NO go. 
    If you feel like your online dance business isn’t working it may have something to do with the fact that you are unsure how to build one business well, and building multiple businesses without knowing how to do it well can be a recipe for “it isn’t working.” 
    So my friend, it’s not that your business isn’t working, it’s the fact that you may be self sabotaging... 
    In episode #145 of the Dance Boss Podcast, I dive further into these “it’s not working,” mindsets and give you some small business tips to get through the self sabotage.
    Tag me on IG @erinpride and let me know... who do you identify with?
    The Staller  The Perfectionist  The All at Once Builder  https://www.instagram.com/erinpride/



    Grab your spot for my FREE 3 Day Workshop - Dance Boss Customer Magnet!! Where you will learn the 3 key phases to bring in more customers for your online dance business…
    It goes down on July 20th -22nd 2021…
    Click Here to Grab Your Spot 
    https://erin.mykajabi.com/dance-boss-customer-magnet
     
    Click here for show notes 
    https://bit.ly/DBPShowNotes
     
    Join Apolla Performance LIVE this and EVERY FRIDAY at 2pm EST for Beyond the StEPS, where they tackle the big questions facing the dance community. 
    www.apollaperformance.com
    IG/FB @Apollaperfomance
    https://www.instagram.com/apollaperformance/

    • 17 min
    Dance Boss Customer Magnet... Inside the Free 3 Day Workshop

    Dance Boss Customer Magnet... Inside the Free 3 Day Workshop

    You can have all the strategies in the world…
    But, if you aren’t transparent about your time, education, implementation, and willingness, then you won’t see the fruits of your labor come to fruition.
    This is the first phase of building an online business: transparency!
    And it’s what the first day of my free workshop is all about. 
    We are going to pull back the layers and really uncover what is keeping you blocked.
    We are going to get real about what you can put into your dance business so that you can be in alignment with what you want to get out of it. The impact, the money, and the community, or whatever it is for you.
    In episode # 144 of the Dance Boss Podcast, I dive into my FREE 3-day workshop, Dance Boss Customer Magnet.
    We talk:
    Transparency - getting real about the time, education, implementation, and willingness you have to put into your business Clarity - how to identify your ideal client Creation - how to create a sellable product with your ideal client in mind  Which phase are you in? And what is stopping you from getting to the next one! Hit me up on IG @erinpride and lmk.
    https://www.instagram.com/erinpride/
     
    Grab your spot for my FREE 3 Day Workshop - Dance Boss Customer Magnet!! Where you will learn the 3 key phases to bring in more customers for your online dance business…
    It goes down on July 20th -22nd 2021…
    Click Here to Grab Your Spot 
    https://erin.mykajabi.com/dance-boss-customer-magnet
     
    Click here for show notes 
    https://bit.ly/DBPShowNotes
     
    Join Apolla Performance LIVE this and EVERY FRIDAY at 2pm EST for Beyond the StEPS, where they tackle the big questions facing the dance community. 
    www.apollaperformance.com
    IG/FB @Apollaperfomance
    https://www.instagram.com/apollaperformance/

    • 18 min
    How “I’ll Google It” Kept Me Broke

    How “I’ll Google It” Kept Me Broke

    I was sitting at my computer with 1 million tabs open on my internet browser (not that many, but you get it) because I was trying to find many answers to many questions to bring the vision I had to life.
    You see, I’m the type of person who has an “I’ll figure it out attitude” and that attitude has served me in many areas of my life, but it stifled me when I began creating my online dance business.
    Millions of tabs open turned into many hours down rabbit holes, which turned into copious notes, and ultimately... what the f*** am I doing?!
    The problem I found with my ego driven, fear based “I’ll Google it” mentality is that I was getting a lot of different perspectives on how to do the “thing.” 
    And what I needed, what I really wanted was clear direction and guidance; someone to talk to me and explain things.
    I wanted a safe space of patience and kindness. I wanted to be taught and coached through the next steps I should take and why.
    I basically was trying to make Google my mentor.
    In episode #143 of the Dance Boss Podcast, I dive deeper into this.
    I realized what I was not willing to spend in money to hire a mentor I was spending in time, peace of mind, and confidence.
    When I started to put my faith in people instead of Google, my business and vision for life began unfolding right before my eyes.
    So tell me, are you putting your faith in google or people? And how’s it working for you? Hit me up on IG @erinpride and lmk.
    https://www.instagram.com/erinpride/
     
    Click here for show notes 
    https://bit.ly/DBPShowNotes
     
    Join Apolla Performance LIVE this and EVERY FRIDAY at 2pm EST for Beyond the StEPS, where they tackle the big questions facing the dance community. 
    www.apollaperformance.com
    IG/FB @Apollaperfomance
    https://www.instagram.com/apollaperformance/

    • 9 min
    The 4 Necessary Ingredients to Creating an Online Dance Product that Makes You Money

    The 4 Necessary Ingredients to Creating an Online Dance Product that Makes You Money

    STUDENT: 💭 I’m just gonna slide by and kinda work in my dance classes, but I’m going to kill the performance.
    TEACHER: 💭🤔
    STUDENT: (After Performance) 🥴
    TEACHER: 😑
    If you come from a dance background you know exactly what the above emoji conversation is about.
    Many times we have students that don’t value training and they don’t understand that you must train before a performance in order to get the most out of the performance for yourself and others.
    Well the same goes for the product you are currently thinking about launching and selling for your online dance business.
    The biggest mistake I see online business owners make is… having an idea, creating a way for the idea to be paid for, showing up online and talking about the idea minimally, and being disappointed when people don’t buy.
    And like the emoji conversation above this is because you my friend are not training for the performance and your performance is the launch/sale.
    In episode #142 of the Dance Boss Podcast, I dive into my 4-part framework of necessary ingredients to create a successful dance product so that you can make money online. 
    I talk: 
    Transparency Training Creating and then performance So tell me have you been training for your launch/sale or have you been jumping right to the performance? And how have the results been (no judgment, just over here showing you a better way)? Hit me up on IG @erinpride and lmk.
    https://www.instagram.com/erinpride/
     
    Click here for show notes 
    https://bit.ly/DBPShowNotes
     
    Join Apolla Performance LIVE this and EVERY FRIDAY at 2pm EST for Beyond the StEPS, where they tackle the big questions facing the dance community. 
    www.apollaperformance.com
    IG/FB @Apollaperfomance
    https://www.instagram.com/apollaperformance/

    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
105 Ratings

105 Ratings

Miss Auti ,

Fun podcast for dance lovers!

Fabulous guests, interesting info, and inspiring for all who are passionate about dance :)

Stagesmith Dance Training ,

The girlfriend you need as an entrepreneur

Hand up, I just did a full binge listen to The Dance Boss podcast. 🙏 Erin is the girlfriend and ally that you NEED in your corner as a dance entrepreneur. She had the resources, the work ethic, and the WHY to back it up. Each episode feels like a mini crash course and I admire how Erin is elevating the conversation around the business of dance. I fee inspired to do the work at the end of each episode. Thank you for delivering this go-to destination to the dance community.

Erin’s Energy ,

I love Erins energy

I have gone through many of Erin’s episodes and I just love her energy! She is positive, open and honest! Erin will tell you like it is with compassion b/c she cares. I absolutely love listening to her b/c I find her to be incredibly inspiring, knowledgable and approachable. Thank you for these episodes, keep them coming! Jen - Founder of dance herStory

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