Over the course of the last two years my life has literally transformed for the better. Through a series of surreptitious events I have evolved to be a more happy, confident, patient , and secure individual both emotionally and physically. I am humbled to be at a place of excitement to share this next chapter of my journey with everyone and I am so thankful for the incredible support from my family, friends, and clients have provided me with in this very special time of transformation. The opportunities I have been blessed with in the past six months are truly special ,awe-inspiring ,and a testament to the power of faith. In my heart I feel that 2013 is a year of completion for me. A year that long term and much sacrificed goals are realized. I hope everyone has been well and I excited to share more very soon!!!
Hi everyone. I am excited to share my friend Marlin Harrington’s story. I am proud of him & excited for this evolution of his journey. We first met at College 5 years ago & I have seen him transform & evolve throughout our friendship.
Marlin Harrington is the epitome of Dance. Marlin brings a fresh and explosive pop to the art of Dance through his innovative and state of the art choreography. His dance styles are Hip Hop, Funk, House, and Jazz. Since the age of 5, Marlin has been called to heal and inspire others through the art of dance. Growing up in the poverty stricken city of River Rouge, Michigan Marlin’s chances of living his dreams were slim to none. By the age 11, Marlin started to dance at Motorcity Dance Factory in Michigan. That was the beginning to his journey towards greatness.
” I just want to do what I love, ya know…”
Marlin has recieved professional training at Columbia College Chicago in Ballet, Modern, and African Dance. He has also recieved training at Lou Conte Dance Center at Hubbard Street Dance, The NBA Detroit Pistons, and The WNBA Detroit Shock Wave. Marlin has performed on the Carnival Cruise in Nassa, Bahamas. He was featured in the Detroit Annual Thanksgiving Parade. Also Marlin can be spotted on KTLA Goodmorning LA and the Ellen Generes “Old Navy Dance Cam” Challenge.
Marlin is an AAU Junior Olympic gold medalist and has coached numerous All-Star competition cheer teams, winning 7 Championship titles. Marlin indeed beat the odds of becoming a statistic, and is pursuing his vision and purpose by teaching dance. Inspired by Alvin Ailey, Debbie Allen, and Darren Henson, marlin fuses together different dance styles and . Marlin left Columbia College Chicago to pursue his vision of dance , with $20 dollars and alot of Faith.
Marlin currently teaches Beginners/ Intermediate Hip Hop classes on Satudays at the famous Hollywood Dance Studio located at 817 North Highland Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90038. He plans on Taking his master classes international and inspire millions to follow their dreams no matter how big! In his class you can expect the unexpected! Join us every saturday 3:30-4:30
Follow Marlin on Twitter: @Marlin_Million & His dance journey at @Move_Millions
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I listen to & watched Bob Marley’s entire concert performance live from Santa Barbra in 1979 & was truly moved by his genuine words. Here are some inspiring words from him!
“Only once in your life, I truly believe, you find someone who can completely turn your world around. You tell them things that you’ve never shared with another soul and they absorb everything you say and actually want to hear more. You share hopes for the future, dreams that will never come true, goals that were never achieved and the many disappointments life has thrown at you. When something wonderful happens, you can’t wait to tell them about it, knowing they will share in your excitement. They are not embarrassed to cry with you when you are hurting or laugh with you when you make a fool of yourself. Never do they hurt your feelings or make you feel like you are not good enough, but rather they build you up and show you the things about yourself that make you special and even beautiful. There is never any pressure, jealousy or competition but only a quiet calmness when they are around. You can be yourself and not worry about what they will think of you because they love you for who you are. The things that seem insignificant to most people such as a note, song or walk become invaluable treasures kept safe in your heart to cherish forever. Memories of your childhood come back and are so clear and vivid it’s like being young again. Colours seem brighter and more brilliant. Laughter seems part of daily life where before it was infrequent or didn’t exist at all. A phone call or two during the day helps to get you through a long day’s work and always brings a smile to your face. In their presence, there’s no need for continuous conversation, but you find you’re quite content in just having them nearby. Things that never interested you before become fascinating because you know they are important to this person who is so special to you. You think of this person on every occasion and in everything you do. Simple things bring them to mind like a pale blue sky, gentle wind or even a storm cloud on the horizon. You open your heart knowing that there’s a chance it may be broken one day and in opening your heart, you experience a love and joy that you never dreamed possible. You find that being vulnerable is the only way to allow your heart to feel true pleasure that’s so real it scares you. You find strength in knowing you have a true friend and possibly a soul mate who will remain loyal to the end. Life seems completely different, exciting and worthwhile. Your only hope and security is in knowing that they are a part of your life.”
Many people are threatened by dynamic people… Never allow a one dimensional person to stop you from expressing the fullness of who you are!
“Adventure is a path. Real adventure – self-determined, self-motivated, often risky – forces you to have firsthand encounters with the world. The world the way it is, not the way you imagine it. Your body will collide with the earth and you will bear witness. In this way you will be compelled to grapple with the limitless kindness and bottomless cruelty of humankind – and perhaps realize that you yourself are capable of both. This will change you. Nothing will ever again be black-and-white.”
I need to start uploading more pictures! Here is one of me a few weeks ago at the top of Runyon Canyon in LA!
Remember you can support my journey by purchasing my T-Shirt that is shown in the picture at http://www.dreamsput2work.com/shop ~ Thank You! Every dollar goes to my journey keeping me available to inspire and continue pursuing my dream of spreading my journey that I hope encourages fulfillment forever!
Tough, but even in my times of disappointments I stand by my faith & I know that GOD is good! Unfortunately I will not be able to participate the London marathon due to unforeseen lessons learned! In the future I will reflect back to how my mom raised me to always take accountability & depend on myself first… this way I can not blame others or make excuses for not taking ownership of my own dreams. As disappointed as I am I stand by my faith & I know the vision I have for my life is unbreakable & that without lessons learned I can not grow. My journey is all about growth, transformation, learning, & evolution. Today I am thankful and proud for the huge lesson I learned that will serve as a even bigger catalyst for my continued transformation. I appreciate everyone’s continued support.
“Nothing is impossible; there are ways which lead to everything; and if we had sufficient will we should always have sufficient means” – François de La Rochefoucauld
I found this quote to be incredibly inspiring. If we really put our minds to it nothing is impossible. As I get ready to head to London for my second marathon I really feel like I am putting this notion to work. I have worked very hard physically and emotionally to accomplish this next piece of my journey. I hope everyone has a wonderful day & no matter what troubles you are faced with you decide that YOU ARE POSSIBLE!!!