Monthly Archives: December 2014

The Future Letter

Imagine waking up on January 1, 2016 and opening a letter… which describes lots of fun and fabulous things you experienced in 2015.

This is one of my favorite dream-building exercises!

Here’s how it works: Grab a sheet of paper and pen. Date the letter January 1, 2016, and address it to whomever you wish: G-d, Loving Universe, yourself, Your Higher Self– whomever you please.

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Pretend it is January 1, 2016. You are reflecting back on the year 2015 and giving thanks for many fun things you did or accomplished.

Let your imagination run wild. Joyfully describe your cooking vacation in Italy, running your first marathon, getting your book published, promoting in your company, paying off credit cards, donating time or money to your favorite charity, getting a weekly massage, paying for your niece’s private school tuition, volunteering at your grandchildren’s school, delivering speeches, attending spiritual retreats. Put dates on them if you want, and feel free not to. Some descriptions require high flexibility in order to manifest in the most efficient and powerful way possible.

Be as general or specific as you please. The more specific you get, the more emotional and powerful that scene becomes, aiding your brain in manifesting it.

And, be sure to include at least one pie-in-the-sky “Big Dream”… one that gets you excited but you’re not sure how to accomplish it.

Traditionally I finish my letter with a phrase, “I give thanks for these or something better, for the good of all and harm to none.” After all, if you described two easily-funded vacations, would it be OK with you to receive a 3rd?

Sign it, and reread it. Feel the fun and celebration coming from your words!

Now seal it in an envelope…to be opened January 1, 2016.

–LYnn Selwa, “The Rocket Science Coach” ™

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Recap Your Year

a business coach taught me…

before setting your goals, take 10-15 minutes
to list the things you have accomplished in your life.

squarecrop Assessing the previous year I celebrate the milestones

Praise yourself for your progress,
especially for the “small steps” if you did not reach a larger goal.

Be sure to write about non-business areas!

Some suggestions: health, spiritual, social, family, financial, business.

–LYnn Selwa, “The Rocket Science Coach” ™

#LynnSelwaTRSC #therocketsciencecoach #recapyouryear #goalsetting

The Tricky Lure of Perfection

Orville and Wilbur were fierce competitors against Sam.

Racing for the title of First Flight, of course.

Orville and his brother Wilbur were intrigued with the idea of flying.

They thought of different ideas and did some testing … in a wind tunnel they built. Shoestring budget. Built their aircraft with some help from friends. Lots of bruises and crashes as they flew– or attempted to– in uncertain winds.

Sam had an ample budget and was lauded in the press. He hired experts in their fields and tried to control the test conditions as best as he could– calm winds over a nearby river, for example. And he was seen as the “favorite” because of his apparent advantages.

So why did Sam lose?

Because he was trying to make things go “smoothly”. Smooth air. Smooth design process. Smooth test flights.

And that’s not real life.

(Rocket Science Note: Laminar (smooth) airflow creates a LOT of lift. But all it takes is one bird pooping on your wing to make the air go turbulent. And if you planned for perfection… well, you’d be plunging into Langley’s river of choice right now.)

In your business, you will see more success if you understand– and plan for — those “uncertain conditions.”

Not everyone will buy your product.

Not everyone will join your team.

Your parent company won’t avoid all problems.

Face it, you won’t avoid the unpleasant stuff by trying to be perfect.

So inoculate yourself and your teammates, so they are prepared to handle imperfection.

–LYnn Selwa, “The Rocket Science Coach” ™

P.S. Even if Langley “flew first,”  his vehicle would need to cover the Wrights’ scenarios — landing on solid ground, handling uncertain winds– before becoming a viable method for flight.

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How Old Is Too Old?

Do you think you’re “too old” to make a big contribution to the world?

And what about those 10,000 hours of mastery Malcolm Gladwell talks about… do they give you an advantage?

Check out this 19 minute TEDx talk… you might be pleasantly surprised!

–LYnn Selwa, “The Rocket Science Coach” ™

#lynnselwaTRSC #therocketsciencecoach

Better Than Average Income

I love favorable statistics about the Direct Sales and Network Marketing professions!

A recent Harris Poll discovered 15% of Direct Sellers earned $50,000 or more in the past 12 months…  beating the national median annual salary for all Americans working a 40-hour workweek ($48,872)

Here is the full article posted at Direct Selling News

–LYnn Selwa, “The Rocket Science Coach” ™

#LynnSelwaTRSC #therocketsciencecoach