Trendsetter to Know: John Almeida

Name: John Almeida

Facebook

Website

Title: Owner of Arthur Murray Dance Studio Scottsdale and Certified Business Consultant for Arthur Murray International, Inc.

City: Fountain Hills, AZ

A typical day in my life includes… 

first thing in the morning I say, “hello sunshine!”, then I’m off to the gym. It’s so important for mind, body, and spirit to be in optimum condition to be a consummate professional. I then head to the Arthur Murray Dance Studio to hold a meeting with the staff on a variety of topics ie; customer service, dance training goals, community service involvement, and marketing for
new students.

I was born…

in Portugal and came to Yonkers, New York at the age of 13. Yes, I still have my New York accent and yes, I can speak fluent Portuguese!

My favorite thing about Arizona is… 

the beautiful weather and gorgeous open sky. Coming from New York, which has brutally cold winters, grey skies and a few months of sunshine, I am blessed to live in Arizona!

I’m currently listening to…

Julio Iglesias, Demis Roussos and Charles Aznavour.

My family…

includes all grown children: Michelle, 42, Nicole, 35 and Mark, 25 and my lovely wife Lisa.

If I could have dinner with anyone it would be…

Yogananda, one of the greatest human beings to have ever graced this earth.

One thing I can’t live without…

love, peacefulness in my spirit and a feeling of harmony with all those around me. Of course, I also love to go on cruises with my wife, family, and friends!

When I was younger I wanted to be…

a professional soccer player.

The one person that motivates me…

Yogananda.

If I could change anything in the world it would be…

that each person does something every day to lift another person and I would love to see the world rid of famine and war.

The perfect day would be…

the sun is shining, the music is on, I’m feeling the blessings all around me and I’m outdoors in an easy chair!

My first job was…

a janitor at an all women’s college!

I’m currently working on…

retiring without a care in the world!

Always…

be positive and content with what has been given to you.

Never…

be negative or anxious. Those feelings are non-productive.

Biggest dream…

that the world will someday be at peace, no famine and everyone has the opportunity to make an amazing life for themselves!

Favorite quote… 

“It’s none of my business what other people think of me.”

My Pet Peeve…

negativity, jealousy, and greed.



Click here to order a Trendsetters reprint.

Leave A Reply

Your email address will not be published.