What’s The Definition of Insanity?

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

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

Definition of insanity: Doing the same thing over and over yet expecting different results.

You can’t stay the same and expect things to change. Albert Einstein said it best… “Nothing happens until something moves.” Ask yourself:

Are you moving?
Are you growing?
Are you doing something different to make a difference?

What you think of yourself and how you envision things to be is a great starting point. Yes! However… Wishing for things to change is not the same as DOING something to make those changes happen.

Don’t just think different… Take bold, scary, positive actions to BE different.

Sending you positive vibes!

– Shawn Byfield
http://www.ShawnByfield.com
#TakeYourselfSeriously

ATTENTION EMPLOYEES! This The Meteor You’re Looking For?

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(( Attention employees! )) You might be out of a job soon. Could be as early as next week. Didn’t anyone tell you?

Yikes! Well that got your attention.

If that’s the case, what the eff are you gonna do? My advice, IF you’re INTERESTED- is to take action on your Plan B while you STILL HAVE a Plan A. Don’t wait until you have nothing left. Plan ahead, start exploring options NOW. Here’s how to start…

Four Game-Changing Questions To Ponder Today

  1. What and who is important to you?
  2. Describe what your future looks like?
  3. How is what you’re doing right now helping you get there?
  4. If you lost your job tomorrow, what would you do?

You don’t have to have all the answers. And your answers may change over time. But now is the perfect time to start asking the right questions.

I know it can be scary or overwhelming to accept the reality that you’re expendable. But the plain truth is this:

Unless you work for yourself… you’re working for someone else.

Think about it.

Because sooner or later (in today’s economic condition, it’s sooner) they won’t need you. Some of the largest retailers on EARTH just let employees go… Yikes! So why are YOU different?

Why Ostriches Are Delicious

Stop pretending you don’t hear the news. Feathering yourself and sticking your head in the sand doesn’t change the broadcast.

No wonder hyenas think ostriches are delicious. They’re always on the menu.

Take charge. Today. Start exploring, TODAY. There’s no reason for you to be a layoff statistic when every news media you watch, swipe and listen to daily is roaring with cutbacks, downsizing and job insecurity.

What else do you need? A blazing meteor to strike your living room?

Deep Impact

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From space

 

Listen. Losing a job sucks balls.

But it doesn’t have to be a terrifying, debilitating experience for you or your family if that happens. Be a scout and simply “Be Prepared,” for the news. START: by preparing yourself with questions that matter. And get insight from a success coach and leaders willing to sit and help you figure out what the heck a Plan B could be.

Who knows? The discovery process could be a blast. (See what I did there?)

Because if you’re like most people…

…you might be clueless what you’d actually do. And that’s ok. But it’s not ok to just sit there, pretend you didn’t read this article and not take action. I’ve extended the lifeline, but it’s up to YOU to grab hold.

Just my advice. If you’re interested!

What are YOUR thoughts? Share them below because I actually read ’em, or tweet me. Need help? INBOX me below right here.

– Shawn B

 

“Tim Hortons Just Tastes Better” – Said The Burger King

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Time for a coffee break. If you haven’t heard, Burger King is merging with Tim Hortons, and moving their new head office to Canada. This’ll make Timmy’s the double-double king & BK the 3rd largest fast food company on EARTH.

Yes, a Canadian company will be the third biggest on the planet, Eh!

Currently, the top ten biggest fast food companies are all American. Do some research on the story for yourself.

A Whopper Of A Lesson?

Immediately I see a handful of valuable gems, shiny pearls of wisdom. Wrap your buns around these:

  1. Get educated on franchise models, and understand the economic concept of leverage. Clearly the strategy works, successful businesses apply it daily. We could all learn a thing or two.
  2. Stop hating on your self employed, entrepreneur, independent business friends who own a franchise, because they work hard, deserve your support and your buck. Stop supporting big corporations when your buddy with the same product, service or in the same industry is just steps away and would love to help.
  3. Plus, if they do it well it’s a payday that not only supports their family, but most often gives YOU more time, saves YOU money, reduces YOUR stress, or all the above. And, supporting your buddy boosts our country’s economy because in a time when big biz is downsizing, small businesses are expanding and spending.
  4. Discover ways to expand outside your local marketplace. Because there just might be a bigger or more delicious opportunity for you elsewhere if you just peek outside your box.
  5. Canadians have guts. Sometimes they’re deeper inside because of the wind chill, but we still have ’em up there somewhere.
  6. Tim Horton started with ONE doughnut shop. And because he understood lesson number one above, in three years he turned his shop into a multi-million dollar franchise system. Fast forward 50 years later and surprise- one of the largest fast food companies on the planet.

BKChew on that for a minute.

And points for you if you got the double meaning in this post’s title. 😉

I hope you found this useful! Are you a business owner? Thinking of starting one? Do you own a franchise? Share below or tweet me, I’m curious to read your thoughts.

@ShawnByfield

 


 

Shawn-thumbnailAs a sought-after dance choreographer, performer, presenter, coach and entrepreneur, Shawn Byfield’s unique perspective is enjoyed by thousands who dance, train and mentor with him every year. To get your group learning, yearning, movin’ or groovin’… contact Shawn before today ends! Email Shawn@ShawnByfield.com right now.

Attention Business Students: Four Leaders Wanted

ATTENTION BUSINESS STUDENTS!

I’m looking for FOUR driven leaders who:

  • – Want to build and be owners in a kick-ass global business
  • – Are passionate about helping others and their community
  • – Are results oriented and want to earn an extra $750 by end of this month

If you’re interested, please INBOX me ASAP. This could be a fun opportunity for you! Must be 19+ and live near TORONTO (or willing to commute.) I’m looking for serious BUSINESS minded people only, this project requires hard work.

Drop me a line at Shawn@ShawnByfield.con or DM on Twitter (@ShawnByfield) with subject Business Opportunity with Shawn B!

The Absolute Best Way To Get The Best Advice

The Absolute Best Way To Get The Best Advice

Be as coachable as the Chicago Bulls in '98

I’m FRIGGIN EXCITED!

These 4 basketball legends above are the perfect example of why I’m excited. I’m sure you’ve seen them before, but I’ll get to them in a bit…

Tonight, I’m learning life success & biz tips from two multimillionaires. In person. One was a 3X World Series Champion and played with Toronto Blue Jays. Not too shabby.

Who cares, right?

Wrong. Here’s why you should care:

NEWSFLASH: To Make The NBA Finals, Kick Doug Off Your Team

I’m willing to be 100% coachable, I’m open to opportunities, and I’m seeking out wisdom and training from those who already have the success I want. I suggest you do the same.

What I’m talking about worked for Ron Harper, Dennis Rodman, Scottie Pippen and Michael Jordan… Heard of them?

For example, if you want to learn how to play professional basketball, seek out and learn from a coach who’s students consistently make it to the NBA finals. Not from your “uncle Doug” who hasn’t played in 17 years, but “watches” a lot of SportsNet so “he can teach you…”

…ahh, NO, he can’t. At least not to the level of success YOU want.

The best way to get the best advice is to find a top coach. Like Phil Jackson, who coached the boys on the Chicago Bulls in ’98 (and won six championships under his watch.)

Seek a wise mentor.

Learn from a seasoned teacher.

Be as diligent as those organizations dedicated to finding people anywhere on this planet. Pinpoint exactly who you’re looking for. Seek out a reputable, respected, knowledgeable leader that has REAL ability to teach you what you want to learn, and is serious about taking YOU to the next level.

And find someone who inspires you!

I know that because I truly want what’s best for those around me, for my family, students, and for everyone I’ll meet in the future, I have to improve personally in many areas. That only happens when you seek out the pros. Not your friends and family… PROFESSIONAL EXPERTS.

Poppin’ Champagne With Yo’ Homies…

Sure, your friends & family will always give their “opinion.” But ask yourself: Do they really KNOW what’s best for you? Have they truthfully achieved the success you’re looking for? And do THEY even want to see you succeed?

It’s important to always love your friends, you’ll want their support. And you’ll most likely want them around when it’s time to pop open that champagne!

Now I’m thirsty. =)

Anyway. To achieve a high level of success, in ANY field, learn from the leaders who can teach you based on their solid experience and track record.

That’s my Ninja advice for the day. Share with your friends and share your comments, I really read ’em! Share the love,

– Shawn B
@ShawnByfield