Monthly Archives: September 2017

Simple and powerful

“One day” or “Day One”?

(A meme I saw on social media this week. Author unknown.)

The first section is wishful thinking about the future.

The second section is the determination to begin or to restart.

Make your choice.

–LYnn Selwa, “The Rocket Science Coach” ™

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That wall behind you

Recall your most recent company regional event or convention.

Have you squinted at slides with tiny writing or low contrast, spending your brainpower trying to understand them (instead of paying attention to what the speaker is saying)?

That’s me.

I wear glasses and have them checked every year.

But at a convention or training session, I’m not necessarily in a good spot to read the visual projections of what you prepared. I might be at the back of the room or over to the side, craning my neck to see around the head of the person in front of me.

My eyes are tired and my brain is racing from all the excitement of the event. Both of those conditions make the eyeball-to-brain-comprehension connection move more slowly.

When these things happen, I don’t hear what you say and I’m not seeing what’s on the screen. It’s a double loss for me, and I feel disappointed. I was hoping to glean your insights!

Speakers, please don’t let your visual and verbal efforts go to waste. Here are some tips for preparing the “slides” for your next presentation.

And a request? Please put the slide up as soon as possible! Consider that it takes the audience about 3 times as long to read and begin to comprehend it… (and I know by the time you go on stage, you’re sick of seeing those slides… but please let us audience members revel in looking at them).

Tip #1 for the audience: if there is information you want to remember from a slide, take handwritten notes if possible. You will retain the information longer.

Tip #2 for the audience: If the speaker is moving too quickly for handwritten notes: take a photo of the slide. (Turn off the camera flash! 😉  )

–LYnn Selwa, “The Rocket Science Coach” ™

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Feeling stuck? Here’s one way to get into action

What if I could show you a way to break out of procrastination and get into action?

(Hint: it has to do with the number “one.”)

Watch Eric Worre’s video for the tip.

(He also describes a reason why he recently felt stuck in procrastination… I too experienced that effect last week! I can relate!)

I also use other techniques to ease myself out of procrastination. See the “Pick Your Ick” post, in particular.

–LYnn Selwa, “The Rocket Science Coach” ™

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Taunting or showing you the catalog?

Jealousy is a fierce beast. When I experience it, it feels like a hot electric ball meandering through my body. Not a pleasant sensation.

I saw a social media post from The Secret this week, which helps me transform those thoughts… and I thought it might help some of my blog readers.

In summary, when you see something you want, add it to your mental shopping list. Here are some suggested words to do that.

“I like that! Universe, add it to my list.”

My viewpoint: You can modify the words to fit your situation, of course.

Personally I think “my list” is too vague. ‘List of what?’, I ask myself.

I am musing about the “my list” phrase to see what fits me best. Perhaps “shopping list”… that seems to push it into the future, never accomplished. “Receiving list” feels better, as if I am receiving that item now. I’m looking for a phrase that implies “manifesting now” or “celebrating the newly-formed memories of that recent event.” Perhaps I will use “celebration list.”

Regardless of the wording you use, the technique is a powerful way to move from frustration of feeling taunted into a delight of window-shopping or satisfaction of ordering precisely what you want from a catalog.

Remember, you can add whatever you want to the catalog of possibilities. Let yourself be inspired by other people’s experiences.

–LYnn Selwa, “The Rocket Science Coach” ™

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