Say You Like Big Butts? You’ll Love This Big-Ass Birthday Sale

12 Mar


Yes it’s my birthday! I usually like to have what I call a Shawnathon this time of year.

Thank you for all your warm birthday wishes, and for putting a smile on my face and supporting dance in Toronto. In exchange, wear a smile on YOUR face and give your butt a big discount on Toronto hip hop dance classes or awesome tap dance classes. This Shawnathon won’t happen again until *maybe* next year!

Only a few hours left…

– Shawn B

WOW… Here’s Why ASKHOLES Drive Me Nuts!

25 Feb askhole

askhole Funny, but not funny post. One of the most frustrating people I meet: ASKHOLES.

“Someone who continually asks for advice and does nothing with it”

If you didn’t know this about me already:

I LOVE helping you. I really do.

I know I’m a wired encourager and my purpose is to help others achieve their higher potential. It’s embedded deep in my dna to support anyone trying to make a positive difference on a personal, family, community or global level. I’ll always be on your side, rooting for you to win! However…

…I can only encourage, challenge and cheer you on so much.

I discovered askholes a long time ago, and unfortunately, they still live among us. These people have to be willing to accept advice, stop asking more questions, stop looking for more motivation, stop reading more quotes, stop making excuses and actually IMPLEMENT the steps, strategies, feedback and advice given.

It drives me nuts when someone repeatedly asks what I think they should do, then they go do something else. Why did you waste my time? More importantly, why did you waste yours?

Round And Round They Go


It’s like being on a hamster wheel.

Those cute pets* will run and run and run, thinking they’re getting ahead. In reality, even though the wheel goes round and round they’re actually in the same physical place. (*Hairy rodents? Mice with fur?)

Sometimes, askholes don’t even realize their destructive habit. They have to get off the hamster wheel of seeking advice with little intention of implementing, and start DOING.

Read what Darren Hardy has to say about Askholes here.

If you know you’re struggling with this, help is out there. Know that I love you, but I refuse to support your habit! And if you’re not, know that it’s NOT YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to do the work for the askholes around you.

Share this with all the askholes in your life and let’s all grow together,

– Shawn B =) Tweet Me



Shawn-thumbnailAs a sought-after dance choreographer, performer, presenter, coach and entrepreneur, Shawn Byfield’s unique perspective is enjoyed by thousands who dance, train and mentor with him every year. To get your group learning, yearning, movin’ or groovin’… contact Shawn before today ends! Email right now.

#1 Lesson Haters Gonna Learn From Britney Spears

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Does it pay to be crazy? Here’s #Motivation:

Britney Spears has actually only been in the pop business for a few years. Her first album came out in 1999.

To date she’s sold over 100 MILLION albums worldwide. Forbes Magazine recently recognized her as the highest paid female recording artist, $58M, in 2012.

Haters Gon’ Hate

Here’s the lesson. Pay attention haters…

Because while you were judging, she earned residual/royalty income while she slept. Royalty income is where you get paid month after month, year after year, for work that you did ONCE.

Hit me baby one more time!
– Said her bank account in Zurich

When she got married in Vegas, she got paid. While making babies with K-Fed, she got paid. And when she went all circus on us and cut her hair, you guessed it… Cha-ching!


How will YOUR next 15 years look? What plan do you have in place to earn residual income? If you don’t have one, don’t hate on her success. I have a few growing as I write this. It’s not Brit Brit money, but it does mean in 15 years I’ll never have to work again for the rest of my life (if I choose not to.)

More importantly…

…I’m excited of all the ways I’ll be able to make a difference in my community, including charity donations, scholarships, retiring my mother, educational and program funding, and so much more.

You don’t need pop star talent to get paid like one. But in order to make the royalties, you have to do the WORK.

I have a few solid ideas I need help with, so if you’re interested in being Spears crazy or just want to learn more about residual income, EMAIL me today.

Well? Hit me up baby!

– Shawn B

ATTENTION EMPLOYEES! This The Meteor You’re Looking For?

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(( Attention employees! )) You might be out of a job soon. Could be as early as next week. Didn’t anyone tell you?

Yikes! Well that got your attention.

If that’s the case, what the eff are you gonna do? My advice, IF you’re INTERESTED- is to take action on your Plan B while you STILL HAVE a Plan A. Don’t wait until you have nothing left. Plan ahead, start exploring options NOW. Here’s how to start…

Four Game-Changing Questions To Ponder Today

  1. What and who is important to you?
  2. Describe what your future looks like?
  3. How is what you’re doing right now helping you get there?
  4. If you lost your job tomorrow, what would you do?

You don’t have to have all the answers. And your answers may change over time. But now is the perfect time to start asking the right questions.

I know it can be scary or overwhelming to accept the reality that you’re expendable. But the plain truth is this:

Unless you work for yourself… you’re working for someone else.

Think about it.

Because sooner or later (in today’s economic condition, it’s sooner) they won’t need you. Some of the largest retailers on EARTH just let employees go… Yikes! So why are YOU different?

Why Ostriches Are Delicious

Stop pretending you don’t hear the news. Feathering yourself and sticking your head in the sand doesn’t change the broadcast.

No wonder hyenas think ostriches are delicious. They’re always on the menu.

Take charge. Today. Start exploring, TODAY. There’s no reason for you to be a layoff statistic when every news media you watch, swipe and listen to daily is roaring with cutbacks, downsizing and job insecurity.

What else do you need? A blazing meteor to strike your living room?

Deep Impact


From space


Listen. Losing a job sucks balls.

But it doesn’t have to be a terrifying, debilitating experience for you or your family if that happens. Be a scout and simply “Be Prepared,” for the news. START: by preparing yourself with questions that matter. And get insight from a success coach and leaders willing to sit and help you figure out what the heck a Plan B could be.

Who knows? The discovery process could be a blast. (See what I did there?)

Because if you’re like most people…

…you might be clueless what you’d actually do. And that’s ok. But it’s not ok to just sit there, pretend you didn’t read this article and not take action. I’ve extended the lifeline, but it’s up to YOU to grab hold.

Just my advice. If you’re interested!

What are YOUR thoughts? Share them below because I actually read ’em, or tweet me. Need help? INBOX me below right here.

– Shawn B


“Tim Hortons Just Tastes Better” – Said The Burger King

5 Dec BK


Time for a coffee break. If you haven’t heard, Burger King is merging with Tim Hortons, and moving their new head office to Canada. This’ll make Timmy’s the double-double king & BK the 3rd largest fast food company on EARTH.

Yes, a Canadian company will be the third biggest on the planet, Eh!

Currently, the top ten biggest fast food companies are all American. Do some research on the story for yourself.

A Whopper Of A Lesson?

Immediately I see a handful of valuable gems, shiny pearls of wisdom. Wrap your buns around these:

  1. Get educated on franchise models, and understand the economic concept of leverage. Clearly the strategy works, successful businesses apply it daily. We could all learn a thing or two.
  2. Stop hating on your self employed, entrepreneur, independent business friends who own a franchise, because they work hard, deserve your support and your buck. Stop supporting big corporations when your buddy with the same product, service or in the same industry is just steps away and would love to help.
  3. Plus, if they do it well it’s a payday that not only supports their family, but most often gives YOU more time, saves YOU money, reduces YOUR stress, or all the above. And, supporting your buddy boosts our country’s economy because in a time when big biz is downsizing, small businesses are expanding and spending.
  4. Discover ways to expand outside your local marketplace. Because there just might be a bigger or more delicious opportunity for you elsewhere if you just peek outside your box.
  5. Canadians have guts. Sometimes they’re deeper inside because of the wind chill, but we still have ’em up there somewhere.
  6. Tim Horton started with ONE doughnut shop. And because he understood lesson number one above, in three years he turned his shop into a multi-million dollar franchise system. Fast forward 50 years later and surprise- one of the largest fast food companies on the planet.

BKChew on that for a minute.

And points for you if you got the double meaning in this post’s title. ;-)

I hope you found this useful! Are you a business owner? Thinking of starting one? Do you own a franchise? Share below or tweet me, I’m curious to read your thoughts.




Shawn-thumbnailAs a sought-after dance choreographer, performer, presenter, coach and entrepreneur, Shawn Byfield’s unique perspective is enjoyed by thousands who dance, train and mentor with him every year. To get your group learning, yearning, movin’ or groovin’… contact Shawn before today ends! Email right now.


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