This Is Important Advice – Not Just For Anyone In Entertainment

Shawn Byfield success coach shares advice

SOME ADVICE I SHARED at Groove Street Dance Convention:
➡️ It’s okay to say NO. It’s okay to say NO 🙅🏾‍♂️ to the things, people, experiences etc that don’t serve you, or help you stay true to yourself.

➡️ Entertainment is a tough industry. With that being said, take care of your mental 🧠 health, because you will hear a lot of NO’s yourself. Develop mental toughness, while being kind to yourself, because you need and deserve it!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Does this help?

– Shawn Byfield 👊🏾

(Email me here)

What Happens When You Don’t Have All The Answers?

Shawn Byfield at Toronto Kids Fashion Week casting

I DON’T HAVE all the answers.

Nobody does!
Not you. Not me. Nobody. And that’s ok. You’re NOT meant to have all the answers.
It’s the QUESTIONS ⁉️ we ask that make life interesting.
And… not having answers is the cure for boredom, because you’ll always have something to do!
#KeepSearching 👊🏾

– Shawn Byfield

These Quick Tips Will Make You A Better Listener

Success coach Shawn Byfield chats with choreographer Jamie Hodgins

Quick Tips To Become A Better Listener

1️⃣ Stop talking
(Wow! What a concept! Literally, STOP talking. Just pay attention)
2️⃣ Let other people talk
(Listen *without interrupting* the person talking)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
3️⃣ Listen respectfully⠀⠀⠀
(Be present. Pay attention. Acknowledge what the person said)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
4️⃣ Respond respectfully
(Smile. Say thank you for sharing. Be enthusiastic and open, so the speaker wants to share with you again)
REPEAT this process!⠀⠀⠀
Many people hear, but too few people LISTEN. ⠀
Practice these quick tips in your very next conversation. Let me know how it went? 👊🏾

– Shawn Byfield

“This Is Impossible?” Here’s The Single Question To Ask To Get Started

NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE. It all comes down to one word: DESIRE. ✨
The question “Is it even possible?” then becomes: “How bad do you want it?”⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Because if you have an unruly fire burning 🔥🔥 within you, and your desire is big enough, you’ll figure out how to make it happen.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Turn impossible into ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

– Shawn Byfield⠀⠀

Toronto Kids Fashion Week – This Is A Thank You!

Shawn Byfield emcee for Toronto Kids Fashion Week

ATTENTION TO ALL TKFW models, designers, cast and crew:
Give yourself a round of applause! 👏🏾👏🏾

Shawn Byfield emcee shares a moment at Toronto Kids Fashion Week

Congratulations on this third season of @lovetkfw Toronto Kids Fashion Week.

And, I’d like to say a heartfelt  THANK YOU for having me as your emcee for TKFW. I had a blast, and hope you did too. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
BTW: that “walk” down the runway made both my knees sore 😂

Did you attend TKFW? What was your favourite experience or moment at Toronto Kids Fashion Week?

– Shawn Byfield 🎤

(Email me here)

Canada’s Favourite Dance Competition Adjudicator

Shawn Byfield Canada’s favourite dance competition adjudicator

I was called “Favourite dance competition adjudicator” recently, and I think I like it!


I’M ALREADY running out of weekends. See below:
⛔ April is completely booked
⚠️ Limited availability March⠀⠀
⚠️ Limited availability May
Let your favourite Dance Competition know your favourite dance adjudicator and emcee is running out of slots! Available to judge dance competitions all across Canada.

– Shawn Byfield

(Email me here)

Photo: Violeta Creative

Don’t Be Afraid To Stretch Regularly – Here’s Why

Shawn Byfield encourages you to stretch regularly, in more ways than one.
Shawn Byfield encourages you to stretch regularly, in more ways than one.

STRETCH! Yes it’s important to stretch physically, and regularly. But it’s even more important to stretch your capabilities.

The sad but true reality is, the majority of people around you stopped stretching once they graduated from school. And when we stop stretching… we stop growing.

Don’t be like the majority.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
If you want to grow anything, don’t fall into the usual trap of limiting creativity because other people did/do it a certain way. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
🏹 Don’t be afraid to push boundaries. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
🏹 Don’t be afraid to challenge the norm.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
🏹 Don’t be afraid to stretch your limits. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
The more you stretch the bow, the further the arrow shoots! 🎯 

What will you stretch this week?

– Shawn Byfield (Contact me here)

The #1 Way Dance Teachers Save BIG On Travel

Attention Dance Teachers:

Hotels and vacations costing too much? Here’s the reality…

It’s common knowledge people who work in the travel industry don’t pay what we pay. Dancers spend a fortune on hotels for conventions, competitions and vacations, yet unfortunately we don’t get any savings from the hospitality industry.

But finally!

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The best part? This service is 100% FREE.

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– Shawn Byfield

The #1 Way Dance Teachers Save Big On Travel
The #1 Way Dance Teachers Save Big On Travel

ATTENTION LEARNERS: Five Lessons From My Intense Week

The past few days have been insanity. From emceeing Toronto International Youth Dance Festival, creating a new business, leading dance workouts, teaching tap dance and hip hop classes, plus choreographing six pieces for dance competition… my plate (and brain) are extremely busy.

For you learners out there, 🎓 here’s five lessons from my intense week:

  1. DETAILS. Paying a little attention can make a massive difference!
  2. “I can’t” is not an answer. Just try. “I can’t” is the most self-defeating word in the English language. Just TRY! What if you can? What if what you think is impossible, IS possible? Shouldn’t you at least find out?
  3. What you focus on expands. What you think about, you bring about.
  4. Stay hydrated. Make time for water breaks.
  5. Don’t be so focused on the steps that you forget to actually DANCE.

What else can you add to this list?

– Shawn Byfield

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TAKIN’ACTION Podcast: Robert Debartolo and Shawn Byfield

Robert Debartolo and Shawn Byfield with the TAKIN’ACTION Podcast

Here’s the story:
Robert and I have candid conversations almost weekly about growth, life, obstacles, and motivation to keep moving forward. So we said “why don’t we just record our conversations and make a podcast?”
So… we did.
Enjoy our unscripted, bite sized chats from two biz brothers, live from “Studio 500” directly to your eardrum. Hopefully our chats will be useful to help you move forward and TAKE ACTION toward your dreams.
Thank you for listening! Listen to the TAKIN’ACTION podcast and let us know what you think? 🙏
– Shawn Byfield

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