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EP 126: Rosie Gregory (autogenerated)

Dane Reis: [00:00:00] you booked it episode 126. All righty, let’s get started. I am excited to introduce my guest today. Rosie Gregory. Are you ready for this Rosie?

[00:00:15]Rosie Gregory: [00:00:15] I, um, I’m super excited. Let’s do it.

[00:00:17] Dane Reis: [00:00:17] Brilliant originally from, uh, uh, London, England, Rosie has been dancing since the age of five years old Rosie left school at 16, as she was offered a three year scholarship to study dance and musical theater at one of the top UK dance colleges, her career hit it off. Right away performing, performing on the top TV network in the UK, the BBC multiple times, as well as ITV  she danced with Miley Cyrus at the Hannah Montana movie premiere and other highlights include performing on cruise ships, traveling the world, touring the UK, us and Canada, performing for the U S troops around the world.

[00:00:56] Dancing a solo on America’s got talent, performing live to millions at the Dolby theater in Hollywood and becoming a show girl in the longest running show on the Las Vegas strip legends in concert. She has also worked with many us and UK artists, such as daft punk, Brittany Spears, and Derek Hoff. Most recently, Rosie started her own business called dance toned.

[00:01:22] An online fitness program created using theories and techniques from dance, and then putting them with fitness movements through dance toned. Rosie has I designed a fitness program that doesn’t just get you fit for today,  but gets you fit. Forever Rosie. That is a quick intro of who you are and what you’ve done, but why don’t you tell us a little bit more about yourself, fill in the gaps and a little bit more about what you do as a professional in the entertainment industry.

[00:01:51]Rosie Gregory: [00:01:51] Yeah, absolutely. Okay. So, um, yeah, I’m originally from England. I came to America, um, Well, I came to Las Vegas about six years ago now. Um, I was in and out of America before that working on cruise ships and, um, training over here, um, through rehearsals and things. Yeah. That I just fell in love with, with the industry in America, compared to the UK.

[00:02:12] There’s just so much more opportunity. Um, so, um, I. Knew that I wanted to eventually get to America. Once I finished out my cruise ship career, which, um, I was working on ships for about five years, which is a great experience. Cause you know, you get to travel the world and save money. You have no responsibilities basically, which is just absolutely great.

[00:02:32] Good fun. Um, yeah. And then I came to Las Vegas and um, I was hayfever hassles actually for my lot, one of my last ships and like instantly just done in love with the city. It’s something about the, the lights and the shows and the glamour that I fell in love with all those years ago. Um, and, um, something just.

[00:02:51] Always was, I was always drawn to being a show girl and wanted to have that experience with the feathers and rhinestones and, and things like that. And, um, you know, I had the height for it, I guess like the likes and things. So I just knew that, that it was definitely a tick that I wanted to achieve in my career.

[00:03:09]Um, and I eventually got to do that, which was awesome. And, um, me and my husband both moved out here. He’s also British and he, um, he opened up a production studio here, so he does video and film. And, um, so I’ve been helping him alongside with the business and growing the business. Yes. And it’s been really successful.

[00:03:29] It’s been such a journey because we’ve built it completely from scratch. Um, but it’s been. Been really, really great, like being on that side of the industry as well. So being behind the camera and things like that, um, but still getting to be creative as well. Um, and then I also, um, stance as well too, um, a local dance studio here in the city, um, which I get to choreograph for like their company competitions and just helping kids.

[00:03:55]Um, You know, a team like the dreams that I’ve got to achieve, if that makes sense, you know, it’s, that’s, I find so rewarding. Um, and, and helping kids along that journey, which is, which is really, really great. Um, and then, yeah, I’ve naturally pivoted into the fitness world as well, which I’m absolutely loving and enjoying as well.

[00:04:12]Dane Reis: [00:04:12] beautiful. And. With the production studio that you and your husband have in color studios? That’s correct. Right? Right?

[00:04:21]Rosie Gregory: [00:04:21] yes. Yes. That’s 

[00:04:22] Dane Reis: [00:04:22] Yeah. I really enjoyed the live stream that you guys did in the beginning of the COVID pandemic.

[00:04:28] Rosie Gregory: [00:04:28] yes. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah, thank you. Yeah, that was a star on the moment within like 24 hours. I think we kind of tent that around, um, which was really great. Cause, you know, to pulled together, um, you know, friends in the industry and you know, it was really devastating for everyone still is devastating for everyone.

[00:04:47]Like everyone’s, you know, lost their jobs and we don’t know when the shows are coming back and things like that. And so it was really great to bring the community together and, and, and not just. To bring the community within our industry, but like, you know, showcase outside of our industry. But, um, but yeah, it was great fun.

[00:05:03]We, we, we strive off, um, my, my husband’s strides off stress, I guess, like, you know, turning things around pressure. That’s the word pressure he’s dries up pressure. So, um, and I go along for the ride with it. So it’s good fun though, but we always managed to pull it off and have a great time. 

[00:05:20] Yeah.

[00:05:21] Dane Reis: [00:05:21] let’s move on to our first section here and Rosie, look, I am a sucker for a good quote.

[00:05:28]Rosie Gregory: [00:05:28] me too. 

[00:05:30] Dane Reis: [00:05:30] your favorite quote? You’d like to share with everyone.

[00:05:32]Rosie Gregory: [00:05:32] Okay. Ultimate favorite quote is, um, no use crying over spilled milk. Um, my granddad used to always tell me that when me and my sister, my cousins were growing up and we lost him many, many years ago, but it’s always stuck with me. Um, and, um, another quote I always. I’m drawn to as well as pick yourself up and get back in the race.

[00:05:53] And those two quotes kind of go side by side to me and they kind of relate with each other and work well together for me.

[00:05:59]Dane Reis: [00:05:59] Yeah, so good. Both of them oldies, but goodies. So good. isn’t the pick yourself up? Get back in the race. Ooh. That’s from that’s life, the song

[00:06:10] Rosie Gregory: [00:06:10] yes. Yeah, exactly. Yep.

[00:06:14] Dane Reis: [00:06:14] so good. Love that song. I’m a Michael bublé fan. I certainly

[00:06:17] listen to a lot of Michael bublé. Uh,

[00:06:20]Rosie Gregory: [00:06:20] he’s a good one. Great.

[00:06:22] Dane Reis: [00:06:22] And let’s move on to this next section here.

[00:06:25] And of course you’re an entertainer, I’m an entertainer. I thank you. That’s you’d agree that this industry can be one of the most subjective, brutally, honest and personally emotional industries in existence. you know, as you know, as well as I, that in order to create and have a successful career in this industry, like you’re having now.

[00:06:48] It takes a lot of dedication and hard work. And while, yeah, there’s an outrageous amount of fun and excitement being an entertainer, doing what we do. There are also our fair share of obstacles, challenges, and failures. We are going to experience and we’re going to have to move forward through. So tell us, what is one key challenge, obstacle or failure you’ve experienced in your career and how did you come out the other side better because of it.

[00:07:15]Rosie Gregory: [00:07:15] Um, so on say, I totally agree with everything that you just said. Um, great way of putting this industry being in this industry. Um, one of the biggest obstacles for me was, um, It was actually coming to America. Um, I hit like my. We’ll have like my career, like working on the ships and I knew I just wanted more like it’s, you know, you have, you have your goals and you have your achievements.

[00:07:37] And when, when you finally reached them in the back of your head, you’ve always got more that a creeping up and, you know, you know, it’s one step further. It’s one set, bigger and scarier. And, um, coming to America was, was actually one of the toughest parts of my career because, and is not necessarily like. It wasn’t me getting a job, but it.

[00:07:57] It was to, to, to be able to come here to work. It was such a long process and it was incredibly hard. It took about a year. So they’re like the paperwork to all go through. And I had to collect collateral from my career and someone was basically judging me and my career that has never met me. And they were seeing my career on a piece of paper.

[00:08:18]Um, And, you know, not actually seeing me on stage. So it was completely different than like to go into an audition or, you know, coming on in a show because it’s just some, it’s a, um, what are they called? Immigration officer, I guess. Yeah. Um, that is approving me to come and walk in the country and they don’t know anything about our, like our industry or, you know, uh, being a dancer and what it takes.

[00:08:41] And it’s, you’re good, but just by looking at a piece of paper, and that was really, really incredibly hard and it was one of the most difficult parts of my career, most challenging, honestly, to, to finally get here. And then when I did get here, I was basically starting. Brand new. And I felt like I was a little kid again, cause I was in a, in a much bigger country and city from where I’m from.

[00:09:03] And everyone knows everyone. And especially in Vegas, you know, it’s, it’s, um, it’s very network orientated and it’s, you know, who, you know, that again, like I was basically starting my adult life again, you know, figuring out how to. do your taxes and make, you know, gain credit and get a new phone and a social security and things like that.

[00:09:24] And it’s learning the ways of our industry in this country compared to what I’ve been used to. And it was really, really, really hard, really challenging and really difficult, but I wouldn’t have changed it cause it’s part of my journey, I guess.

[00:09:37]Dane Reis: [00:09:37] feel you, my wife is Australian and we had to do the same stuff,

[00:09:42] Rosie Gregory: [00:09:42] Oh, okay. There we go. Yeah, 

[00:09:45] Dane Reis: [00:09:45] I’m 

[00:09:45] Rosie Gregory: [00:09:45] Yeah,

[00:09:45] yeah, 

[00:09:45] Dane Reis: [00:09:45] I’m I’m American, but, you know, so we had the, the benefit that I knew more about the financial side and this taxes and all how that works. Right. But gosh, it is not an enjoyable process, but you gotta do it

[00:09:56]Rosie Gregory: [00:09:56] you got to do it. Yeah. 

[00:09:58] Dane Reis: [00:09:58] you just gotta take the leap and figure it out as you’re falling.

[00:10:01]Rosie Gregory: [00:10:01] Yep. And it was, you know, exactly. And you just constantly paying more money than anything that they can. There’s like, you’ve got to pay this and now you’ve got to pay this. And it was just like, and when I look back, I think like how I put myself through that and it was totally worth it, a hundred percent worth it, but at the time, like I think of the struggle and I’m just like, Oh man.

[00:10:23] But it, it, it makes it worth it in the end, you know? The hard work you put into it and, and things like that. So definitely. And I, another little, another little obstacle just to touch on that more the actual industry. Um, my first cruise ship contracts that I was on, it was for a much smaller company than the other companies I worked for.

[00:10:40] But, um, the first company I worked on the last week of my contract, I had received an email, um, Offering me another second contract to start within like two weeks for the same company. Yeah. It’s a stuff for the same company. Um, but because of this was way back. Way back when, um, you know, internet, wasn’t really a great thing, especially on cruise ships.

[00:11:03] Um, Um, and, um, I think I had like three seed seed days or something, and I received this email, but I never got to see it until, um, like one of them, my last days, I think the day I was like leaving the ship and I was like, Oh my goodness. Like this, this email came in a week ago. Like, this is. Thinking back to like, you know what our industries, like, you’ve got to jump on every moment, like within seconds.

[00:11:24] Yeah, exactly. And I, they basically, you know, they came back and were like, well, we didn’t hear from you. So we had to fill the spot because it was a last minute, like, A spot that came up, they were like, we had to, we had to fill it and blah, blah, blah. And I was absolutely cause it was my first contract. I was absolutely devastated and I was so, so depressed about it and I couldn’t believe it.

[00:11:45] I was heartbroken. I was like, that’s it. My opportunity, like, you know, and openness, and, but often like a couple of weeks or what was about a month being back home on land. Um, I, you know, when you’re in the moment, you don’t really understand why things happen. But, um, everything truly does happen for a reason because after being home for about a month, yeah, I got offered a contract for a much bigger cruise line, which was to come to America.

[00:12:11] And that’s how I started my journey in America. And it was a much bigger cruise ship, much bigger company and better money and better features and shows better shows. And when I look back, I’m just like, Oh, I. I actually think that I didn’t receive that email in time because my Johnny was, it works out how it was meant to be

[00:12:31] Dane Reis: [00:12:31] Yeah, it’s funny how that works. Hey.

[00:12:34] Rosie Gregory: [00:12:34] done.

[00:12:34] It really is. Yeah,

[00:12:36] Dane Reis: [00:12:36] And the entire trajectory of your entire life would be completely different. I’m sure of it.

[00:12:40]Rosie Gregory: [00:12:40] absolutely. Yeah, absolutely. It’s crazy.

[00:12:43] Dane Reis: [00:12:43] indeed. and let’s move on to a time that I like to call your. Spotlight moment. That one moment in time you realized, yes, I am going to be an entertainer for a living or maybe it was, yes.

[00:13:00] This is what I need to be doing as an entertainer. Tell us about that.

[00:13:05]Rosie Gregory: [00:13:05] Yeah. So I, I can’t recall. I can’t remember having that moment, like in my mind being like, I’m going to be a dancer, this is what I want to do. Like it, it felt really natural. That was what I was going to do. It was just, this is what I do, and this is what I’m going to do. It wasn’t, there was like, no question about it.

[00:13:26] It just was all natural that, you know, every, every night after school, I was at the dance studio for like four hours, five hours a night over the weekends, I was. At the dance studio, I was illness associate team, or I was off hair training here. And my mom and dad would up at 5:00 AM driving me up and down the country.

[00:13:45] And it, it was, it was not true. It was just like, yeah, this is what I’m going to do. There was never the question about will, shall I do it? Or, yeah, this is, this is what I want to do. It was just. This is it. I knew what I wanted to do very early on. And I just took it seriously from, from a very early stage.

[00:14:03] And, you know, I never wanted to be at school. I just wanted to be at the door student. If my, if my mom and Ted said, yeah, Hey, you don’t have to go to school. You can just go to the dance studio and via the dance studio for like nine hours a day. How does that sound? Okay. I would’ve been like, yep. More than happy to do that.

[00:14:17] Let’s yeah. Let’s leave school. Yeah. I like my, well, I always love, but my mom and dad always say that when I was younger. I’m talking like, uh, you know, 10 years, nine years old or something. And like, around that age, when I was younger, they would, when people would say, Hey, like, what do you want to, what do you want to be when you grow up?

[00:14:36] And apparently my answer was, Brittany says it was never like, I want to be a dancer. I want to be a singer. It was, I want to be, Brittany says, and you know, I would be in my bedroom singing for a hairbrush till God knows what time the night. And, um, so I think, you know, my, my parents. Just pushed me and pushed, pushed me in a good way, you know, that they weren’t pushy parents, but they, they encouraged me.

[00:14:58] And, um, I just, yeah, I just loved it. And I think once I, when I was on stage, when the dance studio, I just loved the, I just loved the energy and the confidence that I had and the feeling and it, like I said, it just, it felt natural. And then when I would go to like the West end to seeing, you know, real proper.

[00:15:16] Professional production shows. just that that feeling would match up, like watching the show and being like, wow, this is amazing. Like, Oh my gosh, look at these dogs as I want to be just like that dancer, or I want to be the lead or, you know, and it would literally match out with the feeling how I felt on stage or when I was in the studio and nothing else compared to it.

[00:15:35] And so it was just like, yeah, that’s what I’m going to do. That’s where I’m going. You know, there’s no question.

[00:15:42] Dane Reis: [00:15:42] beautiful. And I want to piggyback on that real quick and talk about your number one, booked it moment. Walk us through that day, the auditions and call backs. If they happen to be a part of it or what what’s what what’s going on in your life. And what about that moment makes it your favorite? Booked it moment.

[00:16:03]Rosie Gregory: [00:16:03] Wow, this is a tough one. I have so many. each big job felt like I fit. I think for our industry, it never wears off. And if it does wear off, then I think you’re, you’re not, you’re no longer in the right industry or that, that fire or that passion has gone because each job is exciting for us because it’s job.

[00:16:24]Right. It’s, it’s a dream. And so I think Every time I got the job, especially when it was a big one, it was something that I really wanted. It was really working hard for, for a long time. It was, yeah, I just felt lucky. I felt so lucky to have it. And like, you know, I’ve worked my whole life and, you know, blood, sweat, and tears, and many, many years, and.

[00:16:43]Each each time was just as exciting as the next. But I think when I first did my Fest, the job and then being in the TV studio, like being at the BBC, like the TV station, well, the big shows are filmed and that was, that was incredible. And, you know, I think, I think I just felt so tiny. Like, you know, I’m a little tiny person and this whole world is just huge and it’s just.

[00:17:07] Full of endless possibilities. Um, and I think another one would be one of my first big auditions I actually went to was for, was for working on the ships and those auditions affect anyone that’s listening. That’s done cruise ships, then, you know, you know how it is, it’s round off, around Oh, any, even from musicals, anything it’s round after round.

[00:17:25] And. I was so young and I was walking like three jobs in London at the time I was miserable cause there wasn’t dancing. And I think I was queuing up in the cold in London, in Covent gardens, freezing cold in the rain, Korean around the corner I finally got inside and then I got through to the next round and improved to the next round and then the next round, and I got a call back to come back the next day.

[00:17:51] And. I think getting that contract in my hands, like pretty much like on that, you know, booking, it was just like, wow, that’s amazing. Like, this is, Like, this is, this is how you do it. Like you put yourself through it to get that feeling. Um, so that was, yeah, really. One of one of the big moments, but then it’s just the one show in the industry.

[00:18:10] And then, you know, you’re in the shows where you get to be yeah. Or you get so low or like, um, I’d always be the girl that got picked for the lifts, like the big list and things like that. And I loved that. Like that was like throw me around and I can, I love it. Like it’s so much fun and then I’d never take it for granted.

[00:18:25]Um, it’s a really magical and incredible. Industry that we are in and it’s, , it’s a great career to have really magical.

[00:18:33] Dane Reis: [00:18:33] I could not agree more. Of course. 

[00:18:36] And you’re right. It can be brutal going into those rooms, lining up in the cute shoes and you know, some, some you know, some, some auditions you go to, it’s not super packed, but other ones you get there and you go, what. W w

[00:18:48]where’d all these people come from,

[00:18:49]Rosie Gregory: [00:18:49] Absolutely. Yeah. And then afterwards. Yeah. And then afterwards, when you think about that process and you’re like, hang on a minute, that was hundreds, maybe like hundreds and hundreds of girls that you know, or like guys, everyone, but like, so cool. Why I was picked. Oh my goodness. Like when you really think about that process, it’s like, it’s crazy.

[00:19:09] Dane Reis: [00:19:09] Absolutely. Well, let’s take a moment to talk about the present. What projects are you working on now? What are you looking forward to? And it’s a weird time, right?  we are amongst them is global pandemic. How do you see the entertainment industry moving forward in the next couple of years?

[00:19:29]Rosie Gregory: [00:19:29] Yeah. So, um, I’ll start with what I’m up to at the moment, like what projects I’m on. So, um, I, the last couple of years I’ve been doing YouTube and, um, I was teaching, um, Like dance routine, like couple of years ago, dance routines on YouTube that then, um, I into dance, fitness routines, teaching that on YouTube and absolutely love and knew that in the back of my head head or mind, like that’s where my next passion was coming in from.

[00:19:54] And so, um, During the pandemic, literally day one of lockdown. I lost my job in the show, like all of that and the industry. And I just thought, do you know what, like, I’m now I’m going to take this opportunity and I’m not gonna, you know, we don’t know how long this is going to go on for. And, you know, it’s been going on for awhile now, but at the time we didn’t know how long it was going to go on for.

[00:20:14] And I just thought I’m going to throw myself into what I know that I really want to , do next with my career and. I created dance toned, which is an online fitness brand, for, uh, home workouts. And, um, I, I absolutely love it. So basically what, what I did was I. I realized that, you know, dancers and performers, we all come in all shapes and sizes.

[00:20:36]Right. , but we all have a couple of great things in common, which is, we all look great. We all we’re fit. We’re healthy. Um, but yeah, we look different. But I was like, wait, hang on a minute. Like why, why can’t regular people also look like dancers, you know, have that same thing in common we’ve danced is that we have this confidence about us.

[00:20:55]You know, we’re constantly working on our bodies nonstop and that’s outside of our show and outside of rehearsals and our training and things. So I basically took the. The theory and the techniques of dance. And then I’ve mixed that with, um, I’ve mixed that with the movements from fitness and I created a dance tone and my, my whole foundation of dance tone is that to not get fit for today, we’re getting fit for life.

[00:21:21] And it’s been such an incredible journey so far, and I’m super, super excited about it. Um, I launched a, um, AB challenge back in may, completely for free before I finally like built dance toned and the feedback and the sign up the members that I got was just. Absolutely overwhelming. I couldn’t, I honestly couldn’t believe it.

[00:21:41]It was, it was really, really overwhelming and it was so amazing. And then seeing the results from people with, just from my technique that I’ve been doing for the last couple of years, but then sharing it with people like regular people, normal people, not in the industry and seeing that it works and seeing the difference in their body, seeing the difference in how they feel in their confidence and.

[00:22:03]It’s, it’s an absolutely amazing, and it’s, it’s been a really, really, um, overwhelming, like pro like really hard to process actually. Cause that feeling of when you’re on stage, you know, like when you see the audience, how you make them feel and they’re all having a great time. It’s that, that feeling is the same of what I think, getting with dance toned and hearing my members and yeah.

[00:22:24] And seeing the changes and, um, And things like that and how his people message me saying how it’s changed their lives. And I can’t believe that, like, I’m just so sorry. So excited about, and I have so many ideas for it and I can’t, can’t wait, launched like all the next things. And basically I have challenges , um, every couple of months and we all come together as members and we take these challenges together.

[00:22:45] And, um, I have workouts that go on for. You basically, you’re never get bored. You’re always, you’re always have a brand new workout to find, like to choose. And the thinking’s done for you. So people that don’t like to go to the gym, they don’t really know what they’re doing. They don’t know how to work out.

[00:23:03] They don’t know how to put a workout together. I basically built the workouts and you just go on, you sign in and you go into day one and. That’s your journey then day two. That’s your journey is all completely built for you. If you want to do specific AB workouts or full body workouts, like it’s all on there.

[00:23:21]Um, and it’s, yeah, it’s really, really incredible journey so far. I’m really enjoying it and I can’t wait for the future of it.

[00:23:27]Dane Reis: [00:23:27] Oh, that all sounds so cool. I love hearing you talk about it as well, because I’ve checked out the website before we had our interview and it looks amazing. It’s so 

[00:23:38] Rosie Gregory: [00:23:38] Thank you. 

[00:23:39] Dane Reis: [00:23:39] And I really hope the best for you with that.

[00:23:42]Rosie Gregory: [00:23:42] Thank you so much. Yeah, I’ve I just, it’s just me and my husband and I’m fortunate. My, my husband is incredible at what he does. Um, and so we basically just pulled our forces together, but it’s, it’s just us, you know, pushing it, pushing it forward and, um, and yeah, and, and going hard with it, you know, working hard on it 

[00:24:00] Dane Reis: [00:24:00] Yeah, absolutely. 

[00:24:02] Rosie Gregory: [00:24:02] Yeah. And touching on, like you said about the, um, like th what’s next to the entertainment industry, it’s, um, like it’s so hard to tell isn’t it who like entertainment is going to, it’s going to come back. It has to come back and it will, it’s just when, and it, I think just in this time, but I’ve seen so many people pivoted, like I have, and, you know, and not just waiting around for.

[00:24:25]Well, like, well, I’ll just wait until I get the call. It’s just, you know, you, you can’t just wait. You’ve got to keep going. Cause that’s life at the end of the day, isn’t it. You’ve just got to keep, keep pushing on and keep and keep going. It was you all, you’re just waiting. And when we can’t do that, it will come back though.

[00:24:39] And it will be absolutely amazing. And we’ll all be so, um, Well, what would be, so it would be worth like that that weight will be, you know, make it even more special for us in our industry and our careers. I think, you know, we’re really appreciate it much more.

[00:24:52]Dane Reis: [00:24:52] Yes, I think we absolutely will appreciate it once it comes back. Cause I think it’s easy to take things for granted when it’s the norm, but clearly we know life can be interrupted so easily 

[00:25:01]and yes, we will certainly be more grateful moving forward. And let’s move on to one of my favorite sections in the interview.

[00:25:11] I call it the grease lightning round.

[00:25:15] Rosie Gregory: [00:25:15] I love 

[00:25:16] it. 

[00:25:17] Dane Reis: [00:25:17] I am going to ask you a handful of questions. I want you to answer them as quickly and concisely as possible one after another. Are you ready?

[00:25:26]Rosie Gregory: [00:25:26] I am ready. Yep.

[00:25:28] Dane Reis: [00:25:28] All right. First question. What was the one thing holding you back from committing to a career as an entertainer?

[00:25:34]Rosie Gregory: [00:25:34] Nothing. I, nothing, absolutely nothing. There was no question. There was no other option. I was, I was fully committed. I knew, I knew the negatives about it, and I knew how hard it was going to be, but I was ready and up for it. And I worked hard and I will continue to.

[00:25:50] Dane Reis: [00:25:50] Beautiful. And the second question, what is the best piece of advice you have ever received?

[00:25:57]Rosie Gregory: [00:25:57] Don’t take it personally. Don’t ever take it to heart because  you are good enough. And everyone’s unique and everyone has their own sparkle to shine.

[00:26:07] Dane Reis: [00:26:07] Yes, well said. well said. And the third question, what is something that is working for you right now? Or if you’d like to go pre COVID, what was working for you before our industry went on? Pause.

[00:26:19]Rosie Gregory: [00:26:19] Not giving up. I’m constantly improving myself to be the best version of myself. That’s physically and mentally, um, and keep, keep I’m working hard and I’ve always worked hard and I continue to work hard and keep pushing myself and yeah, not giving up. Keep going and done is better than perfect. So making sure you do it without, you know, it doesn’t have to always be perfect. Just do it.

[00:26:43] Dane Reis: [00:26:43] Yes. Yes. And the fourth question, what is your best resource? Whether that is a book, a movie, maybe a YouTube video or podcast, maybe a piece of technology that you found is helping your career right now.

[00:26:58]Rosie Gregory: [00:26:58] Yeah, YouTube and Instagram, of course, in, and there’s, there’s people that you find that you inspire to within your, your weld or within your industry or the world of your industry. Um, so yeah, you can always learn from people, but also the book, the secret that one helped me a long time ago. 

[00:27:13] Dane Reis: [00:27:13] Yeah. It’s been a long time since I’ve read that book. 

[00:27:16] Rosie Gregory: [00:27:16] Yeah, me too. I should pick it back up. Me too. Yeah.

[00:27:21] Dane Reis: [00:27:21] Great. And the fifth question, if you had to start your career from scratch, but you still had all the knowledge and experience you’ve collected from your career in this industry, what would you do or not do?

[00:27:35] Would you do anything differently or would you keep it the same?

[00:27:38]Rosie Gregory: [00:27:38] I would keep it the same. I wouldn’t change anything because I think this is the path that I’m on and this is the journey that I’m on an, any slight little change. Cause I’ve changed something completely huge in my life. Um, so I wouldn’t, I wouldn’t change that, but I would perhaps, um, Push myself to not be as shy and be more outgoing and like within networking and things like that within the industry.

[00:27:59]Um, and with Instagram and YouTube, you know, I would have pushed myself more way back when, cause when at the beginning of all that I was doing super well with that. And then I dropped off because losing confidence in it and then it’s hard to pick it back up. So they’re the only things, but I wouldn’t have changed anything big or major.

[00:28:15]Dane Reis: [00:28:15] Yeah. Great. And the last question, what is the golden nugget knowledge drop you’ve learned from your successful career in this industry? You’d like to leave with everyone.

[00:28:27]Rosie Gregory: [00:28:27] Don’t ever change who you are and don’t try to fit in with your surroundings for you. Just be you not. So you are now

[00:28:38]Dane Reis: [00:28:38] great. And to wrap up this interview, Rosie, it is time to give yourself a plug. Where can we find you? How do our listeners connect with you? Is there anything you want to promote?

[00:28:51]Rosie Gregory: [00:28:51] Yeah, absolutely. So you can find me on Instagram at very rosy,  and also at dance toned on Instagram. I’m also on Facebook. Um, we’ve danced, honed, and, um, also I am giving out exclusively for, um, you booked it listeners, um, to come join me on my dance term journey and come walk out with me so exclusively for, um, For the listeners, I am giving you 33% off and seven days.

[00:29:18]Completely three. So basically you’ll be paying $13 53 months, and then seven days at the beginning, completely free to try out, come work with me. I, you will absolutely love it. You won’t get bored. There’s so much to do. Um, and just come get fit with me forever, not just today. And you can find that at you booked it.

[00:29:41] podcast.com forward slash dance toned. And again, you’ll get 33% off on also seven days spree.

[00:29:48]Dane Reis: [00:29:48] Beautiful. And for everyone listening out there, I have put the links to everything that Rosie just said into the description of this episodes. You can easily. Connect with her. And if you want to take advantage of that free seven days and the  33% off for the first three months of dance tone, again, head over to you.

[00:30:07] booked@podcast.com forward slash dance toned, and then be sure to use the promo code, booked it to make it all happen. Rosie, it has been such a pleasure to have you on thank you so much for joining me today.

[00:30:22]Rosie Gregory: [00:30:22] Thank you so much for having me. It’s an absolute pleasure and I’ve had a great, great time with you. 

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