This Is The Most-Avoided Question That Will Make You Challenge Your Job Situation

Shawn Byfield, certified public speaker, shares tips for success and insights from Google..

Shawn Byfield, certified public speaker, shares tips for success and insights from Google.

YES! Let’s check Silicon Valley and Googleplex off my list!

Totally inspired. Earlier this month on my Instagram, I finally visited one of the largest and most inventive tech companies on Earth. Always wanted to go. Since I was in San Jose on a marketing convention I took time to head to the search engine giant’s complex in Mountain View, California.

Building access to the public was extremely limited, but that doesn’t stop you from feeling the teamwork and positive energy on site from everyone there.

Shawn Byfield, certified public speaker, shares tips for success and insights from Google.

Shawn Byfield, certified public speaker, shares tips for success and insights from Google.

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Just shows what an idea, some hard work, and big balls can do.

Technology Is Evolving… Are You?

Its sad that many of us are skeptical. So many people coast through life making excuses our blaming others for their unhappiness or lack of success. It saddens me that mainstream media has made us afraid of change. And I see far too many people that settle…

…Because they aren’t willing, or too afraid, to learn skills that can better provide for their family, community, and financial future.

Whether you like it or not, technology is evolving.

The select few who make a difference in the lives of many SEIZE OPPORTUNITIES when they come their way, and they TAKE A RISK. The few who take time to learn how to capitalize on the evolution, and revolution- are #winning in the marketplace and changing lives!

Winning business leaders agree: Living in the 21st century is an exciting time. Anyone with a laptop, internet access, some hustle and an ounce of grit can enrich their future.

Google started with two young punks at Stanford. And now, their company LITERALLY affects almost everyone on the planet. Ever heard of this Facebook thingy? Similar story.

Silicon Valley is filled with passionate stories of startups, roadblocks, failures, obstacles… which OVER TIME lead the winners to success and victory. You should know there are NO overnight success stories. I was thrilled to feel the energy of the entrepreneurial culture down there.

You should definitely plan a trip.

Ok, Here’s Your Retina Display* Opening Wake Up Call

(* Apple Inc reference, if you’re a not-so-quick-to-embrace-technology minded reader)

Nobody ever became wealthy or financially free working a 9-5 for somebody else. It’s important to add, it’s NOT always about the money: it’s about the TIME you can add to your life. Time freedom to finally enjoy doing what you wanna do with whoever you want, whenever you want.

Good news! There are vehicles to help you get there. In fact, it’s estimated there will be 20 million millionaires by 2020 through technology, communications and distribution. My plan is already in motion to be in that mix… But is yours?

This is the question to ask yourself, honestly:

Is what you’re doing right now, TODAY, putting you in the position to have more equity and time freedom? And will your current job give you and your family the financial freedom you want and deserve five years from now?

If you answer NO to the question above, here’s a bold prediction:

Unless YOU change something, your next 5 years will be pretty much like your last five.

If answered NO, then do you relate to any of the following statements?

  • You have so much more to offer in life, but don’t know how to start;
  • You feel “stuck” in current job, want to do something else but you’re too afraid to make a leap;
  • You’re secretly terrified of losing your job, but don’t know what to do about it;
  • You avoid these discussions because you feel you don’t have any other options;
  • You have to keep working even if you’re sick, because if you take time off you have no other income stream;
  • You’re looking for the right vehicle to shine, and become the success that you’re entitled to;
  • You know your purpose is to make a significant difference helping others,
  • You wonder how to start your own business and work for yourself;

If you relate to just one of these, INBOX me and share your thoughts. I know people who’ll truly help you figure it out. I’ll put you in touch so you can find out how you can put YOUR plan in motion, how you can take charge, starting TONIGHT. It all starts with YOU sending a message, you’re the only one who can do it.

Dream big. What have you got to lose?

– Shawn B

CONGRATULATIONS Winners! (The Simple, PROVEN, 2 Step Formula For Winning At Everything)

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

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

I LOVE hearing good news from my dancers and friends.

Just found out one of them made the callback for Argos Cheerleaders! Out of 165 girls fighting to get paid to dance, do community work, and cheer on Toronto’s Grey Cup winning team, she’s in!

PLUS: one of my friends, after shadowing me, improving her presentation skills and contacting the right people went from adjudicating ZERO competitions to judging 8 events this year. Zero to hero, just like that!

AND my littlest one who’s 12 (TWELVE, just to be clear) got FIRST PLACE in her tap category, AND first place junior soloist in the ENTIRE competition- that’s hundreds of entries… twice! (She did this last month too)

I’m so very proud of you girls, you worked your BUTTS OFF. I know you wanted this, and I believed in you. Still do, it isn’t over!

I’m honoured to be part of a winning team.

Now On The Flip Side…

Those are just a few stories. Now on the flip side, if only everyone actually listened to me, ugghh.

I have the world’s SIMPLEST two-step formula for winning. The dancers who invest in my training are successful because they are:

  1. COACHABLE and
  2. Put in the WORK

Because of the world’s simplest, easy-as-pie, doesn’t-require-a-scientist, actionable two steps (ONLY TWO!) they performed with Michael Jackson, Britney Spears, Janet Jackson, Stratford Festival, Disney, Broadway, major movies and more. They get to share their passion with the world, and bring in many tens of thousands of dollars. The BIG bucks.

Dance and get paid? Trust me, it’s not a bad deal.

But allow me to be BLUNT: If you want it, you need to…

Shut Your Pie Hole

Sad part is, most of us are stuck in ego and excuse world. Why you “can’t” do this and why you “can’t” do that. “I’m not this enough. I’m not that enough.”

Shut your pie hole and open your eyes, because others are ALREADY doing what you want to achieve! Look around you! Turn on the TV, read a magazine, open a book, look online… There’s no question that whatever you want is possible…

…YOU just need to invest the time and resources to get there.

GOOD NEWS!

Your investment always pays off in the end- IF YOU WANT IT BAD ENOUGH and you’re willing to shut up, put your ego aside, and work with someone who can ACTUALLY get you there.

Think about it. What’s your response when Ryan asks you:

What do you want?

What do you WANT??

I already know it will happen, I know you will win. And I’m always rooting for you! =D

– Shawn B

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

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

As 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.

Toronto hip hop and tap dance classes

LAUNCHING SOON! Toronto’s Favourite Hip Hop and Tap Dance Classes

Toronto hip hop and tap dance classes

Toronto hip hop and tap dance classes

It’s time to grow. It’s time to reach the next level. TAPDANCE MASTERY and HIPHOP DANCE WORKOUT will rock your world!

These classes are for dancers who want to break away from boring and actually see tangible PROGRESS week, after week, after week. Too many times, dancers come to class and get frustrated, because they’re keep returning at the same level…

…Unfortunately, nothing improves if there’s no consistent, weekly effort. You have to WORK AT IT.

These new sessions will give dancers that satisfaction of PROGRESS. When you know you’ve committed to a tap dance or hip hop dance class every single week, when you have to practice what you’ve learned, and when everyone expects to see you in dance class next week, same time, same place, you become accountable for your progress.

And Here’s The Best Part…

The best part? Because there’s a room full of friends supporting and rooting for you each and every week, all striving to improve their dance skills also, you quickly start to SEE the difference. You FEEL the difference. You BECOME better.

It just works.

90% of success in life is just SHOWING UP.

If you want to get better, commit to being better. Challenge yourself to doing something better. Surround yourself with those who strive to be better.

TAPDANCE MASTERY and HIPHOP DANCE WORKOUT are the classes that push you to get there.

I’m looking for a few positive people with courage and commitment who want to see growth in their dance skills AND also in fitness level. The coming new dance term at www.BDXstudio.com will take you there, you’ll see. Get excited!

Drop me a line- what do YOU want to get better at? Leave your thoughts below,

@ShawnByfield

Why Dancing Makes You An Irresistible Lover

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Ok I admit: I’m a dance lover.

Seriously. From the dance floor to dating… who would have thought a sweet dance class can translate into a sweeter Valentine’s Day?

Or ANY day for that matter.

Because you don’t need a special holiday to dance- or to let someone special know that you got moves. In fact, the way you move on the dance floor is a pretty strong indicator of how you move somewhere else…

…so enjoy this throwback newspaper feature in Toronto’s Town Crier. I discuss with reporter Meagan Bowden three basic techniques to help build a strong relationship even AFTER the “day of love” passes.

Can you relate? Or do your hips lie? Share your comments,

@ShawnByfield

Spark Dance Competition Lights Up The Stage- Just In Time For The Holidays

Shawn Byfield, leading choreographer & speaker judges Spark Dance Competition

Shawn Byfield, leading choreographer & speaker judges Spark Dance Competition

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A few shots from the semi finals of Spark Show Production’s dance talent contest at Market Village in Markham. My Toronto dance studio Byfield Dance Experience is one of the prestigious sponsors for the event, and I’m one of the judges for the competition.

The finals are Saturday December 7th (TOMORROW) at CNTV Theatre, and the event is huge. How huge?

One of the prizes is a 5 day cruise in the Bahamas. That huge. Check out Spark Dance Competition on facebook to see behind the scenes video. And below are some shots from official photographer Paul Yang.

Sending positive energy, focus and determination to all the participants. Such a great dance event to start the holidays!

Shawn Byfield gives motivating feedback during Spark Dance Competition

Shawn Byfield gives motivating feedback during Spark Dance Competition

Shawn Byfield with Spark Dance Competition judges

Shawn Byfield with Spark Dance Competition judges

Shawn Byfield tap dance choreographer

Shawn Byfield tap dance choreographer performs

Spark Dance Competition