Monthly Archives: July 2018

Fail like a Texan

(For those of you who like the state of Texas, USA… hold your horses, I’m about to give you a compliment. Keep reading…)

My husband and I completed our first nine months of German language classes this month. Whew! We learned more than 1700 vocabulary words and feel much more confident about holding simple conversations.

However, there were LOTS of times I didn’t know the answer. Or I wasn’t sure of the answer.

But I remembered advice from some of my network marketing mentors who hail from the Lone Star State: “Go Big or Go Home.”

It’s an encouragement, to not be timid about what you do in life. Steer clear of bombast, yet have some neutral-to-confident attitude even when you’re learning. Don’t assume you’re always right… and don’t assume you’re always wrong.

So I decided I could do that with my voice. I forced myself to enunciate clearly and speak in a plenty-loud voice so everyone in the classroom could hear me.

And when wrong, I accepted the correction gracefully.

In learning languages or in business, when you’re starting out (or learning a new skill), you will be wrong a lot before you’re right most of the time. You won’t know all the answers. The product or delivery might need tweaking. You might need to practice more after your second presentation than you did prior to your first.

And you might surprise yourself by how often you’re “right” or moving effectively toward your goal. How even a flawed presentation can enroll new business partners. How being honest that you don’t know the answer can dramatically increase trust.

Speak with a voice that your audience can hear. And be willing to accept your stumbles as part of the process.

–LYnn Selwa, “The Rocket Science Coach” ™

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Knowledge is not enough

Information, Application, Transformation

— LYnn Selwa, The Rocket Science Coach ™

Rick says…

Impatience doesn’t make the success come any sooner.¬† –singer/songwriter Rick Springfield, in his memoir “Late, Late at Night”

In some ways that quote is freeing. It allows me to confidently drop impatience, just in case I was subconsciously thinking it was helping.

In Rick’s autobiography, he talks about more than 4 albums he recorded that never made a big splash… and in some cases, never saw the light of day.

In one of his numerous dejected mind-slumps, he sought distraction in an artistic-stained-glass course.

Have you ever heard of his hit song, “Jessie’s Girl” ? It was based on a couple taking the same class.

Rick’s a millionaire many times over because he found a way to keep his mind buoyed while his apparent career was sinking… and to take inspiration from what he encountered.

I know there is a philosophy of “massive action” and “being in a hurry” in our profession. “Hurry” refers to YOUR speed. “Impatience” comes from anger at the slower speed of others.

You might have to detour and search for other people to work with, in groups of people you never previously considered, before you find someone who will match your speed… or exceed it.

–LYnn Selwa, “The Rocket Science Coach” ™

P.S. I saw Rick in concert nearly 3 years ago… he walks in the audience on their chairs during one of his songs, shaking hands and hugging fans. That’s the way he prefers to connect with humanity… it’s amazing to see

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Real or echo?

In our profession, we deal with fear on a daily basis. The potential distributor’s fear of the unknown, our fear of rejection. Their fear of not paying the mortgage, our fear of not getting paid.

How much fear is caused by current-moment, accurately-assessed risk?

And how much of it is due to your brain saying, Hey, this reminds me of the last time you… and it didn’t turn out very well¬† ?

In the second case, fear is simply an echo. When you face it over and over, it fades away… and that reconditions your brain to say, Hey, this reminds me of the last time you … and it worked like a charm!

–LYnn Selwa, “The Rocket Science Coach” ™

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