FIREDANCE: Communication, Marketing, and Persuasion

Steven Barnes
2 min readMay 5, 2023

Firedance is rooted in two things:

1) The “Five Minute Miracle approach of sixty seconds of deep, slow diaphargmatic breathing at the top of every hour.
2) A morning ritual of movement, focus, incantantation and emotional flooding.

These two are life changing. But we’ve anchored all three major life areas into this simply by making a few adjustments:

1) Relationships and family
2) Career
3) Fitness

A sub-set of these, assuming you are breathing and moving, is the creation of a certain emotional clarity that allows enhanced communication. To be able to look at another human being, even one whose behavior and philosophy you abhor, requires a certain fearlessness, and deep understanding of Self. Seeing the connection between you and all other human beings, and ALWAYS beginning your communications there, with the commonalities.

If you don’t see the commonalities, it is a failure of YOUR perception. And while you can always say that the work isn’t worth the reward, its best to take responsibility for communications: every good salesman knows that his job is to find the part of the potential customer that resonates with the intent of their product or service, and stimulate that basic desire until it becomes an urge to action.

Sales. Marketing. Communication. Consider that you have to sell yourself on actions and potential…



Steven Barnes

Steven Barnes is a NY Times bestselling author, ecstatic husband and father, and holder of black belts in three martial arts.