The Importance Of Having A Coach

It’s true: People at the top of their game rarely do it alone. They always have the best team pushing and challenging them to new heights.

Since the very beginning, successful people around the world in every field imaginable had coaches in their corner lead them to where they want to go. The truly smart ones know the benefit of keeping coaches around- even when they reach their final destination.

Because there’s ALWAYS more to learn, and there’s always room for improvement.

The right coach has the ability to pull out the best in people by asking the right questions, allowing you to discover the answers, and helping you to see yourself better than you are.

No matter what you do, or plan on doing: Never underestimate the importance of having a coach… the RIGHT coach behind you!

– 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.

How To Win: The BEST PRIZE At Dance Competition

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

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

Yes, it’s dance competition season. So train hard, show up focused, and commit to your team that you’ll do your best. But the most valuable prize is this: knowing you got out there and left your HEART on that stage. Dance with PASSION. When you start living like THAT, know what happens? Magic. Magic happens. And that’s a prize more fulfilling than ANY trophy.

Sending you energy and high-fives,

@ShawnByfield

 

shawnsquareAs 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! 


 

WOW… Here’s Why ASKHOLES Drive Me Nuts!

askhole Funny, but not funny post. One of the most frustrating people I meet: ASKHOLES.

“Someone who continually asks for advice and does nothing with it”

If you didn’t know this about me already:

I LOVE helping you. I really do.

I know I’m a wired encourager and my purpose is to help others achieve their higher potential. It’s embedded deep in my dna to support anyone trying to make a positive difference on a personal, family, community or global level. I’ll always be on your side, rooting for you to win! However…

…I can only encourage, challenge and cheer you on so much.

I discovered askholes a long time ago, and unfortunately, they still live among us. These people have to be willing to accept advice, stop asking more questions, stop looking for more motivation, stop reading more quotes, stop making excuses and actually IMPLEMENT the steps, strategies, feedback and advice given.

It drives me nuts when someone repeatedly asks what I think they should do, then they go do something else. Why did you waste my time? More importantly, why did you waste yours?

Round And Round They Go

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It’s like being on a hamster wheel.

Those cute pets* will run and run and run, thinking they’re getting ahead. In reality, even though the wheel goes round and round they’re actually in the same physical place. (*Hairy rodents? Mice with fur?)

Sometimes, askholes don’t even realize their destructive habit. They have to get off the hamster wheel of seeking advice with little intention of implementing, and start DOING.

Read what Darren Hardy has to say about Askholes here.

If you know you’re struggling with this, help is out there. Know that I love you, but I refuse to support your habit! And if you’re not, know that it’s NOT YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to do the work for the askholes around you.

Share this with all the askholes in your life and let’s all grow together,

– Shawn B =) Tweet Me

 


 

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 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

 

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. 🙂

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