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.

Want To Do What You Love? REALITY: You Don’t Need Permission

Shawn Byfield speaks from the stage

Shawn Byfield speaks from the stage.

Want to do what you love? You can!  But you gotta stop asking  other people “can I start now?” before taking a chance on yourself.  The reality is: placing your power in others to give you a green light won’t help you move forward.

Go. Do You.

Make today the day you stop waiting for someone else to give you permission to do what you love! Life is short. Do what you love. I have no regrets and I want you to win!

– Shawn Byfield

As 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.

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

Just Say YES… Then Figure It Out!

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I’ve been preaching this for YEARS, literally:

If somebody offers you an amazing opportunity but you are not sure you can do it, SAY YES, then learn how to do it later!

Sometimes in life, you gotta be brave. You gotta take a chance. Sometimes in order to be successful, you need to take a leap, jump off that cliff, and learn to build your wings on the way down.

Maybe now that it’s in a fancy picture, people will pay attention? 😉

– Shawn B