TEACHERS: Why A Little Encouragement Can Do Wonders

Shawn Byfield teaches the next generation of dancers.

Hey teachers, a little encouragement can go a long way!

Never underestimate the power of your words with your students. The words that come out of your mouth matter. I know sometimes it doesn’t feel like it… But some of it will *actually* stick!

Encouragement is always memorable. So try your best to make sure whatever you DO say, sticks for the right reasons. 

– Shawn Byfield

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. To start learning, yearning, movin’ or groovin’… contact Shawn before today ends.

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Why Dance Competition Season Starts NOW

🔊 LISTEN UP DANCERS: 🔊

Dance competition season is here! And if you’re gonna have an incredible season, NOW IS THE TIME to turn up the intensity in the studio. 🕺

DON’T BE LAZY IN LEARNING. Take yourself seriously, and apply your talents 100% of the time, EVERY time. 💯 ACT AS IF you’re on stage, and start performing in:

☑️ EVERY class,

☑️ EVERY rehearsal,

☑️ EVERY chance you get.

That way, when you finally get on stage for realises, you’ll have the muscle, 💪 you’ll have the discipline, and most importantly- you’ll have the SELF CONFIDENCE to GET ON THE STAGE and SHOW EVERYONE why you love to dance. 💙😁❤️

Think this is a good idea? Know someone that needs an encouraging reminder? Tag them! Share your thoughts below, right now before you forget!

– Shawn Byfield

Here’s SOMETHING You Can Try To Defeat Daily Negative News

I work hard to make a positive contribution to this planet in all that I do. Period.

Bringing joy to people’s lives, removing doubt, building confidence, and setting a positive example is being part of the SOLUTION. I refuse to be part of the problem and seen as a stereotype. I resist being typecast, there’s enough of that on TV. I refuse to let these daily negative news stories derail me from my purpose.

But I gotta say, as each week unfolds, it’s becoming more and more challenging to climb this mountain…

Anybody feel me?

Here’s what I try to do. Maybe it’ll help someone reading this:

The quickest way to make a difference is to be actionable. Every day, DO SOMETHING that makes people remember their purpose. DO SOMETHING that brings joy to lives. DO SOMETHING to remind people that good still exists. DO SOMETHING to enrich your community. DO SOMETHING to nourish your own soul and fill your well, so you can pour into others. DO SOMETHING to remind the media that for every 1 negative story, there’s 99 positive ones happening right under your nose you deserve to hear about.

Don’t fall in the trap of aimlessly trolling social media just to comment, judge, and expand hate. You’re better than that, we all are.

* Sigh. *

Dear Bob Marley, Michael Jackson and Marvin Gaye, we need your songs right now.

Through all this heartache around us, I encourage you to be a difference maker. We need to fight for what’s right, and it starts by being a positive light in your family and community. DO SOMETHING to enrich people’s lives every time they meet you. DO SOMETHING to exchange smiles.

Be a teacher, and share a vision of admiration, of connection, and of hope. Be a student, and ask what it takes to bring peace not just to others in your circle, but also to yourself- because sometimes the toughest battle is held in that small space between your ears.

I need every human reading this to FIGHT to be a part of the solution! Because you deserve it.

Who’s in?

If you’re in, share something of VALUE below. No rants. No pointing fingers. No them vs us. No hashtags. Take a moment to say something GOOD, because that’s what the world needs right now.

The Beatles had it right when they sang all we need is ____. You have the power to DO SOMETHING about it, so share some!

Shawn Byfield

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. To start learning, yearning, movin’ or groovin’… contact Shawn before today ends.

FLASHBACK: Choreographer Shawn Byfield On Canada’s Smartest Person

Shawn Byfield dance choreography on CBC Television

Shawn Byfield dance choreography on CBC Television

That time Choreographer Shawn Byfield talked about math! Shawn Byfield created tap dance choreography, and was a guest for an episode of CBC’s Canada’s Smartest Person.

» Click Here To Watch (Scrub to 25:25) 

Shawn Byfield dance choreography on CBC Television

Shawn Byfield dance choreography on CBC Television

 

 

Shawn ByfieldAs 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. To start learning, yearning, movin’ or groovin’… contact Shawn before today ends.

Are YOU Willing To Work For Your Reward?

Shawn Byfield, certified public speaker and host

Shawn Byfield, certified public speaker and host

Every so often, I find people in their 20’s who get caught up in only wanting to pick the fruits of labour… without actually planting a tree. Some would rather benefit from other people’s actions instead of putting in their own work.

How does that make sense? Despite what social media tells you, that’s NOT how life works.

Get Your Hands Dirty

Start digging. Because the only place where reward comes before work is in the dictionary. You have to build a door before opportunity can knock on it.

And here’s the best part: You deserve everything you’re willing to work for!

– Shawn Byfield

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