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Here’s Why Turkeys Never Win

12 Sep Shawn Byfield coach and speaker
Shawn Byfield, certified public speaker, shares valuable tips for success.

Shawn Byfield, certified public speaker, shares valuable tips for success.


It’s true, we shouldn’t judge a book by its cover. But here’s a secret… People do!

Look the part. If you want people to take you seriously, then a good place to start is by taking yourself seriously.

Make sure your outer world is an accurate reflection of your inner world.

You won’t fly with eagles when you’re dressed like a turkey!

– Shawn Byfield

Just Say YES… Then Figure It Out!

27 Jul inspiration for business

inspiration for business

I’ve been preaching this for YEARS, literally:

If somebody offers you an amazing opportunity but you are not sure you can do it, SAY YES, then learn how to do it later!

Sometimes in life, you gotta be brave. You gotta take a chance. Sometimes in order to be successful, you need to take a leap, jump off that cliff, and learn to build your wings on the way down.

Maybe now that it’s in a fancy picture, people will pay attention? ;-)

– Shawn B

Reach! The Sky’s The…

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Everything you want is just outside your comfort zone! Challenge your limits and discover your new world. #inspiration

– Shawn B

Are You Selfish? Here’s The Best Way To Use It For Others

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Let’s face it… It’s actually NOT about you.

Zig Ziglar said it best: come from a place of service. Put other people’s wants needs and desires first. When you help enough people get what they want, you’ll in turn be rewarded with what you want.

Wow! Rocket science!

I’ve always loved this principle, and work hard to encourage or inspire others around me. But don’t get me wrong. You might relate to me on this one…

Yup, Totally Selfish


It’s true- we all have wants and needs and we all need help to achieve our goals. I have giant dreams. Pretty sure you do also. As humans, we’re totally selfish by nature. It’s a survival thing, and that’s OK.

BUT! The life altering difference is realizing this: People genuinely WANT to help others that genuinely care about them. Consider this fact: Helping others is embedded in the deepest fibers of our being. I support you, you support me. And the cycle continues.

Isn’t that the way it should be?

“Yeah, But I Feel Bad For Asking…”

Don’t worry… There’s nothing wrong in wanting something. There’s nothing wrong in having desires. And there’s NOTHING WRONG with somebody wanting something from YOU.

The question to ask yourself is this: Will your exchange be a mutual beneficial one? Or is one of you being greedy or self indulgent at the others expense?

Listen… Healthy tribes and communities are not grown through individual greed.

It’s not about you! Its actually about “we.” How can WE help each other? That’s how healthy communities thrived for thousands of years. Everyone had something unique to offer. They in turn relied on the services and asked help of others to prosper provide for their family.


So let me ask you… How have you shown interest in others lately? How have you tried to help THEM? And how can you aid, help or simply encourage just one more person today?

Here’s your chance to find ways to nurture, help and encourage others. You’ll find a reward waiting for you!

Have an inspired week,
– Shawn B

PS: Since you got this far, won’t you share your thoughts below? I really read ’em!

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Why Dancing Makes You An Irresistible Lover

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Ok I admit: I’m a dance lover.

Seriously. From the dance floor to dating… who would have thought a sweet dance class can translate into a sweeter Valentine’s Day?

Or ANY day for that matter.

Because you don’t need a special holiday to dance- or to let someone special know that you got moves. In fact, the way you move on the dance floor is a pretty strong indicator of how you move somewhere else…

…so enjoy this throwback newspaper feature in Toronto’s Town Crier. I discuss with reporter Meagan Bowden three basic techniques to help build a strong relationship even AFTER the “day of love” passes.

Can you relate? Or do your hips lie? Share your comments,



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