NEWSFLASH! Toronto International Youth Dance Festival Update

(( NEWSFLASH! ))
 
Next Friday August 5th, I’ll host and judge the TORONTO INTERNATIONAL YOUTH DANCE FESTIVAL at Nathan Phillips Square, downtown Toronto. We’re very excited for the event, which I proudly serve on Board of Directors. Woot woot!
Shawn Byfield hosts the Toronto International Youth Dance Festival

Shawn Byfield hosts the 2016 Toronto International Youth Dance Festival

 
The team has done a super job showcasing diversity in dance, culture and ethnicity the past two years, and there’s even MORE this year. In fact, our organization has set up a CULTURE EXCHANGE. What’s that?
 
Well, I hope you’ve been paying attention to my encouragement to THINK BIGGER lately…
 
…because today, I’m at Canada’s National Ballet School teaching a large private group of bright young students who flew in… FROM BEIJING. How cool is that?! 
 
Come see what the fuss is all about next Friday August 5th, at Toronto City Hall. Event starts at 4:30pm. I’ll be there all night, so be sure to say hi and let’s take a snap together. Most importantly, our next generation of superstar dancers of all cultures would LOVE your support!
– Shawn B
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Here’s Why Turkeys Never Win

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

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

A THOUGHT:

It’s true, we shouldn’t judge a book by its cover. But here’s a secret… People do!

Look the part. If you want people to take you seriously, then a good place to start is by taking yourself seriously.

Make sure your outer world is an accurate reflection of your inner world.

You won’t fly with eagles when you’re dressed like a turkey!

– Shawn Byfield
http://www.ShawnByfield.com

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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!


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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

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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!