This Is The Simple Way To Not Settle For Ordinary In The 21st Century

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I always notice how one of the most fascinating topics of study is people.

Ordinary VS Extraordinary

Here’s a fun example:

In today’s ever changing and often monotonous world, so many people claim they’re looking for an opportunity to be different. But when someone presents them with an opportunity to be different, those people want to stay the same.

Isn’t that interesting?

My mentor Jim Rohn said it best:

“If you’re not willing to risk the usual you’ll have to settle for the ordinary.”

So many have the potential to do good, be great, and live a happier, more fulfilled life. But having a better life is different than most people, and we’ve been led to believe different is uncomfortable. So many don’t realize their potential simply because… it’s more comfortable to settle and stay the same.

If you want change, you must change.

If you don’t like something, you must change something.

If you want to be extraordinary, you gotta do a little EXTRA!

And if you do nothing, nothing happens.

Shawn B

SquareShawnAs 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!


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

THINK BIGGER!

Who Else Wants To Become A Top Choreographer, Director, Pop Sensation Or Television Celebrity? ** Here’s The SECRET **

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DANCERS!

Listen. I’m actually quite upset…

There’s a whole world of opportunity out there. You can do anything you put your mind to…

So Why Is Shawn So Upset?

Because too many dancers only aspire to be a “backup dancer” for some artist. That’s their DREAM. And that’s fine…

…But why not dream bigger?

What’s the harm in having a more creative, fulfilling idea of your future? Why limit yourself to being in the background, when you were born with more to offer?

You can do and become literally ANYTHING you want. I truly believe this, and you should too. If you want to become an award-winning choreographer, popular vocalist, famous director, best-selling author or TV celebrity you need to…

THINK BIGGER!

THINK BIGGER!

The Secret To Instantly Expanding Your Reach…

What’s the secret? It’s simple. All you need to do is just THINK BIGGER. Think about this:

Why not become a nationally respected pop artist, and have your OWN backup dancers?

Or why not write your own play, cast yourself as the lead, and YOU be the director?

I can go on and on. I was fortunate to be an artistic consultant, dance choreographer AND played an actor on a national television show, Working The Engels (Global TV.) And guess what? It’s airing on NBC this summer! Which means not just Canada, but the entire North America will watch.

Just one example of a THINK BIGGER mentality. That opportunity only came my way because I’ve been preparing for it.

BONUS: I worked side-by-side with Director Jason Priestley (see photo above) and 1st AD Mark Pancer. Look them up if you don’t know who they are.

Life opens up opportunities to you, and you either take them or stay afraid of taking them. – Jim Carrey

Another example:

Theatre productions are hard to come by in Toronto. So, I co-wrote AND choreographed my own musical (i Think i Can) that was not only nominated for awards (and won,) it thrilled our audience every single performance. AND, it was remounted for another successful run at the National Arts Centre, proudly in the nation’s capital.

FYI: The story in my show was “told” through tap dance. Now you don’t see THAT on a regular.

I’m so grateful to be a Gemini Award nominee! Holy eff! I’m also a Dora Award Winner because a show I created was more outstanding than We Will Rock You! Who can say that? I actually can. That’s an honour that makes me teeth smile.

And… I’m HAPPY. Because what I do is friggin’ FUN.

BTW: Want to pay your rent? Artists always go through the financial roller-coaster… but thinking bigger PAYS WAY BETTER than being a backup dancer. Just saying. 😉

** IMPORTANT! **

Read (Don’t Skip, READ) This FULL DISCLOSURE

IMPORTANT! Absolutely NONE of this post is about my ego. I’m not sharing this to brag. I’m sharing this because too many dancers think too small, and don’t think it’s possible to do or be better. I want to encourage you to think BIGGER. Artists are remarkably talented and resilient, and have the advantage of creativity & discipline combined with equal use of left and right brain.

I had very minimal financial resources growing up, got teased as a child and had to change light bulbs and scrub toilets JUST to continue dancing and learning. Whatever is keeping you from thinking or assuming you “can’t” I’m here to tell you that YOU TOTALLY CAN.

You also DESERVE to be happy. And you can be. But don’t be fooled! You need to know this in advance:

It doesn’t come easy. Just like any other field, the Entertainment biz is HARD.

So to get you started, use these three EXTREMELY important habits you need to develop to have success in your future career:

  1. You have to suck it up and WORK HARD (and put in all the effort required)

  2. You absolutely must have a PROACTIVE MINDSET (not a reactive mindset)

  3. You need to constantly EXPAND YOUR SKILL SET (to attract new opportunities)

There’s more, but these three will get you started. Are you SERIOUS about making a career out of your craft?

Do you want to be offered MORE OPPORTUNITIES? Are you interested in MAKING GOOD MONEY doing what you do?

If yes, you should learn from the people that can help you get there. I say this, because not everyone can help you. There’s a lot of “talk” out there and not enough walk.

With that said, I’m currently putting an intense course together that you might want to attend, that if you’re an upcoming dancer, model, actor or entrepreneur helps you get started on the RIGHT path, the SMART way.

Comment below or email me. Let me know if you’re interested and tell me about your dreams. I’m here to help! But you’ll be stuck in the same place if you don’t contact me and take ACTION.

Will I hear from you? Will you click that link and email me? Hope so,

– @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.

How YOU See Yourself: Is Your Self-Image Holding You Back?

Tonight’s wisdom:

“Science and psychology have isolated the one prime cause for success or failure in life. It is the hidden self-image you have of yourself.” – Bob Proctor

In tonight’s hip hop dance class, I touched on how we oooh and ahhh over dancers killing it in videos, working their confidence on TV shows, being fierce on YouTube. But then when it comes time for US to perform in class…

…we shy away from our sex appeal, become timid, self-doubt, and for whatever reasons we put in our head… we don’t share our confident self.

What’s the ONLY difference between you and those dancers on YouTube?

They made a DECISION to BE confident. To BE sexy. To BE somebody that lets their passion shine through. They all had to learn “steps” just like you and I. From count one to count 8. Anyone can learn dance steps.

But what sets those who inspire you apart from the rest is the fact that they lead with passion and self-confidence, among other things that have NOTHING to do with steps. I believe in every single person that comes my way. You’ll learn the steps. That’s secondary.

I encourage you all to BELIEVE IN YOURSELF first. Believe you’re just as capable. And believe you’re worthy of praise not just from your teacher or coach, but from YOURSELF.

Give yourself the benefit of the doubt- you CAN be just like them. JUST BELIEVE, make a DECISION, and stop getting in your own way.

@ShawnByfield

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SquareShawnAbout The Author: Shawn Byfield (www.ShawnByfield.com) is an award winning choreographer, show director and a leading expert in dance lessons and industry advice. His extremely fun approach to learning is a must for anyone looking to achieve their highest potential through dance. Visit www.BDXstudio.com for Canada’s #1 dance classes for adults.

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