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? 👊🏾
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 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ * I’M POSSIBLE! *
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.
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! 🎯
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.
Now there’s GREAT NEWS… http://www.HotelsForDancers.com is your free link to travel savings! This exclusive service gives you access to deeper discounts often not found anywhere else.
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:
DETAILS. Paying a little attention can make a massive difference!
“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?
What you focus on expands. What you think about, you bring about.
Stay hydrated. Make time for water breaks.
Don’t be so focused on the steps that you forget to actually DANCE.
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.
The crappy part of life WILL happen, to everyone. Stop, and take whatever time you need to recognize and embrace all the crappy feels that go with it.
But there’s Hope! Because when you’re ready, a time WILL come when you wake up, and decide you want to keep moving forward.
Don’t force it, it WILL come. When that time arrives, don’t let your circumstances determine your decisions… let your DECISIONS determine your circumstances!
Your future can be whatever you choose to make it. Because what happens in the trenches determines how you get to the mountaintop.
You got this!
– Shawn B
As a sought-after presenter, choreographer, coach and entrepreneur, Shawn Byfield’s unique perspective is enjoyed by thousands who train and mentor with him every year. Tostart learning, yearning, movin’ or groovin’…contact Shawnbefore today ends.
All smiles at the Dora Mavor Moore Awards! What’s the Doras you ask?
Just like the Tony Awards, or the Academy Awards, Toronto has an awards event run by TAPA. The Doras recognize theatre, opera, and dance professionals on and off the stage.If you didn’t know, the secret is out… I’m a Juror for this past season. What do I do? Just like members of The Academy Awards watch all the films, I personally attend all the registered shows, provide feedback, and go through a voting process, which determines whether or not your show gets nominated for a Dora Award. It’s a time consuming job… but hey, someone’s gotta do it!It was my pleasure serving such an incredibly gifted community. Congratulations to EVERY show nominated! Keep making art. You are beautiful. You deserve the applause. I can’t wait to see what you come up with next. 🎭#doras2019 👊🏾- Shawn Byfield