Impatient? READ THIS… How Does This Popular Movie Quote Relate To Your Current Life?

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So in my world, so much can change in 8 hours! Here’s a real-TIME story unfolding right now:

Two hours ago I was at home in my underwear. Now, I’m lying down comfortably in my honeywagon, after a major movie production sent a driver to pick me up and bring me to set. Yup, I’ve been requested.

UPDATE: I was Adam Sandler’s movement coach for this movie:

How The Heck Did I Get Here? (And Other Random Ramblings)

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If you want it, you have to PREPARE for it. I’m constantly striving to become the person I am capable of being. Working hard is NOT the same as working smart. Understand the difference, then do both! Sometimes that means late nights or earlier mornings. Many times it requires doing something that makes you uncomfortable.

Everything you want in life is just outside your comfort zone.

Listen. Whatever you want you’re not going to get right away. I’ve worked diligently for years to build a reputation of being an expert in my field. So now, sometimes unexpectedly, I land a gig and appear on set literally hours later. Pretty cool sh*t. ๐Ÿ™‚

There’s a popular saying in the movie biz:

“I’ll get you, my pretty, and your little dog, too!”

That’s a good one, no? Damn witches…

But the one I’m referring to is actually “Hurry Up And Wait.” It’s important to notice how that directly relates to our personal growth as well. Invest in yourself NOW. Work hard NOW…

…Then be patient. You might not see instant success but you will reap the benefits in the future.

Wait for it. It’s coming!

@ShawnByfield

Today’s Awesome DANCE News Brought To You By…

Today’s dance news is brought to you by two events that make you happier than Pharrell’s song…

FIRST:

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Remember thatย Black Canadian Awardย I was nominated for, and the event got postponed? Well it’s happening in two weeks! Gahhhh I’m so excited!ย I’m one of only six dancers across Canadaย nominated for Best Contemporary Dance Act in the 2014 Black Canadian Awards. Not too shabby.

But I need YOUR help to win.ย Please vote DAILY here:

http://bit.ly/1nhM7vE

SECOND:

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It’s that time again!ย National Tap Dance Day 2014. And I’m having Toronto’s Official super-fun tap dance workshop to celebrate the date, this Saturday. If it weren’t for tap dance, you and I probably wouldn’t have met. True story.

Do tap dancers do it better? Shuffle to this page to find out:

http://bit.ly/1n61Afs

Please share the good news. Both events are time sensitive, so please RUSH OVER to those links faster than a grade 12 student on last day of high school. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Thanks for your support,

– Shawn B

Black Canadian Awards: VOTE Shawn Byfield

Black Canadian Awards nominee Shawn Byfield on stage with Samba Squad

Black Canadian Awards nominee Shawn Byfield on stage with Samba Squad – Ken Dobb

So if you didn’t know, I OFFICIALLY got word I’m a nominee for the 2014 Black Canadian Awards! (Best Contemporary Dance Act)

Here’s the email:

“We are excited to inform you of being in our Top 6 nominees from over 20,000 total nominations in the past eight months. We strongly believe all our nominees will benefit from our local and international publicity and media initiatives. Winners will be announced at the Black Canadian Awards on March 1st 2014 at the Queen Elizabeth Theater. The complete nominees list is onย www.BlackCanadians.com… Final voting will run from February 13th to 26th…”
VOTE Black Canadian Awards nominee Shawn Byfield

VOTE Black Canadian Awards nominee Shawn Byfield

Pretty sweet yes? Top six out of TWENTY THOUSAND nominations is a big deal. But it’s not over ’til it’s over… Most nominees win by a VOTE from awesome people like YOU. And awards are awesome!

Please support what I do, and support your favourite Black Canadian artists by VOTING HERE. It will only take a few seconds. THANK YOU so much.

You can also get tickets to watch the Black Canadian Awards show LIVE, so come on down and support some fantastic leaders. Stay tuned…

– Shawn Byfield