S2.E22: Simply Surrender

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Frankie Lee III is a professional contemporary ballerino who lives life as though it is all one giant dance. Once a very angry and combative youth, he found spirituality and connection through dance. A very kind and outgoing young man, it’s hard to believe he ever chose attitude over gratitude. Listen in as we talk about what happens when you #simplysurrender.


Professional dancer at Dawson Dance SF + Hip Hop Heels

Frankie Lee III

Strengths: is grateful for (literally) everything, puts ego aside to see different perspectives, emotionally present

Unexpected conclusion: preparing for & reflecting on your spiritual day, is in line with all kinds of growth

His Chill: to relate to almost anyone, which he learned through forgiveness

His Ambition: to be a vessel for dance





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0:29 “And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom” –Anais Nin

4:50 Introduce Frankie Lee III + Spirituality

13:46 Inspiration for dance comes from everywhere

15:49 Preparation is equally as important as the ta-da moment

20:21 Prayer is just preparation for the day and not necessarily religious

27:08 Repentance, responsibility for your actions, and being appreciative

31:27 Giving back what you’ve been taught (Plant good seeds)

35:57 Chill: I can relate to almost anyone, which he learned through forgiveness

Ambition: To be a vessel for dance

36:59 Needing to forgive others to let of the hate

43:55 Frankie defines a successful performance

46:16 Surrender as a power

47:48 O+NO Takeaways

50:28 QYDKWR: Can you think of a time when you finally let go of the outcome and it came out better than expected?


6:55 Dawson Dance Company

Dawson Dance Company

6:55 Alonzo King Lines Ballet

Alonzo King Lines Ballet

11:20 Judith Orloff – The Ecstasy of Surrender

Judith Orloff – The Ecstasy of Surrender



Lil B (BasedGod) – Surrender To Me

Donnie Trumpet & the Social Experiment – Sunday Candy “Short Film”

My Chemical Romance – “Surrender the Night” [Audio]

Eminem – Lose Yourself [HD]

Beyoncé – Dance for You

The ecstasy of surrender: Judith Orloff, MD at TEDxAmericanRiviera 2012

5:26 Justice – D.A.N.C.E. – †

6:15 Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee – Jimmy Fallon – The Unsinkable Ship

13:32 Daft Punk – Lose Yourself to Dance (Official Version)

26:44 K’NAAN – Take A Minute

31:16 Sway Clarke II – Secret Garden feat. Tink

35:46 Zion I & The Grouch – Too Much (ft. Chali 2na)

36:33 Drake – Started From The Bottom (Explicit)

40:13 Christina Perri- Jar of Hearts Lyrics

43:45 Lauryn Hill – Forgive Them Father

46:06 Parliament – Testify

47:35 Chance The Rapper – Blessings (feat. Jamila Woods & Byron Cage)

52:30 Frankie Lee III – $ave Dat Money – Lil Dicky & Fetty Wap

54:01 Light Bulb Lyrics Rachel Goodrich

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