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“The missing link between where you are and where you want to be is rarely more INFORMATION. The secret is IMPLEMENTATION. So let’s talk about how we can do better with that… one moment at a time.”

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“Shawn Ellis is a wonderful speaker and really proved his points about awareness, renewal and that a moment does matter. I was amazed at how I felt… I was super focused afterwards. Renewal rocks!”


Totally overwhelmed. One distraction after another. Constant multitasking. Completely exhausted. These are the words we hear from business leaders and their employees, as they try to keep up with the accelerating pace and increasing demands of life and work today. No wonder we’re struggling to do the things we know we should do! Shawn’s presentations are the antidote.

All of Shawn’s presentations are designed to be motivational, inspirational, fun, and energizing, with story-driven lessons drawn from the fields of psychology, neuroscience, mindfulness, and classic personal development. But why do audiences listen to Shawn? Because as an entrepreneur, small business owner, and single dad, Shawn has lived–and is living–what he talks about. The goal is to help your people “look up” from the challenges of the day, and to equip them with the skills and strategies they need to be more resilient. Resilience, after all, is the key to less stress and more happiness, which yields higher performance.

This Moment Matters: Live a Better Life, Build a Better Business... Right Now!

Moments. Life is full of them. Some of them are magical, many of them are mundane. Some of them take your breath away, many of them are unnoticed. Yet every moment matters. This moment matters. Because in this moment, everything can change.

Sales are won or lost.

Employees are engaged or checked out.

Customers are thrilled or alienated.

Relationships are built or broken.

This moment matters, because everything happens in this moment. Yet how often are we really here for the moments?

In today’s rapidly changing, highly demanding business world, it’s no secret that leaders are struggling to keep morale up while their people are constantly striving to “do more, faster.”

It’s been said that we live in the Age of Distraction, in a state of Continuous Partial Attention. So, no wonder we struggle to do what we know we should do.

Before we start chasing the “next new thing” that promises to get us from where we are to where we want to be, we must first learn how to “be here now” so we can do what we already know how to do. 

After this presentation, your people will be equipped with the strategies they need to combat overwhelm, fatigue, distractions, endless thoughts, and everything else that threatens to rob us of this moment… so they can focus on what matters most.

Key takeaways:

  • The Power of Awareness: In order to find the right solution to this situation, you must first slow down and be aware of what’s really happening. Be here now; be somewhere else later.
  • The Power of Focus: Is your attention set to “spray” or “stream”? Do what you’re doing, and bring your full talent, skill, and experience into this moment.
  • The Power of Alignment: Are you living by default or by design? Align with your goals, values, and priorities in any given moment by asking a simple question: What’s the right thing, right now?
  • The Power of Perspective: The “problem” almost always has more to do with your perspective than with the reality of the circumstance. Take another look. Is there a gift here?
All According to Plan: A Fresh Perspective in Times of Change, Uncertainty, or Adversity

I’m not supposed to be here.

This shouldn’t be happening.

Nothing is going according to plan.

Have you ever had any of those thoughts? We all have. And if your organization, your team, or your industry is going through a time a change, uncertainty, or adversity, you can bet your people have. 

What we know as leaders, of course, is that change is normal. Adversity is a given. The only certainty is uncertainty!

But challenging circumstances can rock our world if we’re not ready for them. One “bad” moment can easily spiral into “one of those days.” The key is to realize that circumstances are never in our control. What is in our control is how we SHOW UP, and how we RESPOND.

If your people are overwhelmed by thoughts like, “How is the change in our organization going to affect me?” or “How are the new competitors in the marketplace going to affect me?” or “How am I going to get used to this new person sitting next to me?” then there’s no way they can perform up to the level you know they’re capable of.

So, let’s help them. You have an amazing group of people. Let’s give them the gift of a fresh perspective. Let’s share some laughs, and remind them that, if they look back on their lives, they’ll see that it’s all unfolded according to plan. And there’s no reason for it to stop now. 

Just relax. Show up at your best. Respond with intention. And enjoy the ride. It’s going somewhere good!

Key Takeaways:

  • The Power of Perspective: While you don’t get to choose your circumstances, you do get to choose how you SHOW UP and how you RESPOND.
  • The Power of Presence: Your company needs you, your coworkers need you, your family needs you… we ALL need ALL of you.
  • The Power of Purpose: You are here for a reason, and the reason is not something grand and far away in the future… it is THIS MOMENT.
  • The Power of Gratitude: This is life, and life is a gift… so what can you find to be grateful for in this moment? Nothing negative can exist in the presence of gratitude.

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Help your people rise up, stand strong, and break through to the next level this year… no matter what they’re facing! Contact Shawn to ask questions or to schedule a session for your upcoming meeting!

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