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Choose to Make Your Life Bigger

In the time you’ve got, choose to make your life bigger. Opt for expression over observation, action instead of passivity, risk over safety, the unknown over the familiar. Be deliberate, act with intention. Chase the sublime and the absurd. Make each day one where you emerge, unlock, excite, and discover. Find new, reconsider old, become limber, stretch, learn move…I say this with love: shut up and dance.” Twyla Tharp*

July 21, 2023

As entrepreneurs, business womxn, womxn in business,  we are managing personal life, career, powering through with all the energy we can manage. 

Pausing a second to assess our purpose, realigning our intentions and actions with our values and goals, may be the path to make our life bigger. Not by adding more but by letting go of the unnecessary (By saying “No” to demands that drive our energy down?) and/or by finding purpose in our everyday life.

When was the last you danced? Laughed? Took space? Invited the unknown, the risky, the absurd, the sublime?

If not now, when?


* Twyla Tharp (born July 1, 1941) is an American dancer, choreographer, and author who lives and works in New York City. In 1966 she formed the company Twyla Tharp Dance. Her work often uses classical music, jazz, and contemporary pop music. Twyla Tharp is known for her talent and sublime creativity.

The quote is an excerpt from her most recent book, Keep It Moving: Lessons for the Rest of Your Life, Simon & Schuster (October 29, 2019)