Shawn Byfield leading host speaker and coach

Just Got Off Stage? Why Congratulations Are In Order

Shawn Byfield leading host speaker and coach

Super Congratulations! You Did It!

Ok… So what did you do exactly?

Here’s what you did: You showed up. You got on stage and shared your passion. You should be extremely proud of yourself! Why?

Because sometimes, those nerves suck.

But look- despite being nervous, you did it! You got up there despite feeling shaky, worried, palms & armpits sweating, thinking you might forget something. I get that. Totally normal.

 But Did You Know?

Did you know being on stage is a really big deal?

Did you know that many people are afraid to just speak in front of their best friends? Or afraid to make a toast? Or get up and talk in front of a group in general?

Meanwhile here YOU are, in front of a crowd of a FEW HUNDRED people you’ve never met, being vulnerable, DANCING, sharing something so personal that means the world to you.

I’m so proud! You got up there and showed the world your bravery.

Yes… YOU ARE BRAVE.

Don’t ever forget that. Remind yourself every day when you wake up and before going to bed. It will make a difference in your life, I guarantee it.

Now Here’s Where We Get Deep:

You have a gift. You absolutely, truly do.

And your gift can make a difference. Want some even better news? Everyone around you has a gift, too. I challenge you to use your gift to inspire others to get on the same stage as you.

Part of your purpose is to SHARE that gift with as many people as possible. Yes sometimes that’s scary…

…BUT! What if you could brighten someone else’s day by sharing what YOU love?

How Would That Make You Feel?

Sometimes, it takes Someone Special Like You to inspire a friend to share THEIR gifts. Because who knows…

…One day they may turn to you and say, “Because of you, I CAN. Because of you, I AM BRAVE. And because you YOU, I can’t wait to do more! Thank you for allowing me to be ME.”

Congrats to you. Keep being brave, because you’re making a difference.

Shawn Byfield =)

PS: I love reading your comments, what is a favourite memory you’d like to share, on or off the stage?


Shawn ByfieldAs 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!

Shawn Byfield award winning choreographer

DO NOT Create Another Theatre Show Until You Read This

Shawn Byfield and cast of award winning musical "i Think i Can"

Shawn Byfield and cast of award winning musical “i Think i Can”

FLASHBACK: That time when I created the #1 musical in Canada with no singers, no band, and not one page of sheet music. And we actually beat We Will Rock You for Outstanding New Musical at the Dora Awards!

Such a blessing and I’m still so grateful.

Here’s an educational post I hope you find useful.

Just recently a friend asked:

“Shawn, how do you get paid for big shows?”

In a nutshell, I develop **multiple streams of income.** Here’s an example of my pay for this one show:

1) as co-writer/creator of the story;
2) pre-production workshops of the ideas and select scenes;
3) to choreograph the whole show;
4) a percentage of every box office ticket sold…

Does everyone get compensation that way?

Nope.

But because of my unique skill set and tremendous experience and value I bring to the table, I’m in a unique position to accept many revenue sources.

If YOU want to learn how you can do the same, it’s as easy as dropping me a line.

Anything is possible if you’re willing to think WAY outside the box. In fact, just throw away the damn box. STOP copying what everyone else is doing. Research some people who ACTUALLY know what they’re doing and have the success you want, and just LEARN FROM THEM.

Most importantly, encourage yourself and your team to have tons of imagination and #ThinkBIGGER 😉

Did you find the free tips and advice in this post valuable? Leave your comments below, I really do read ’em!

– Shawn B

Shawn Byfield, certified speaker, entertainment authority and entrepreneur

Shawn Byfield, certified speaker, entertainment authority and entrepreneur

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!

Just Say YES… Then Figure It Out!

inspiration for business

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

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

hamsterwheel

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.