Thoughts on freedom

In our profession, you can choose when, how, and if to work, but you can’t escape the consequences, be they wanted or unwanted.

That can be scary.

You’re free to choose your team and customer base.

That’s wonderful. No more being forced to work with people you don’t like.

Other people can choose to join your team or customer base… or not.

And likewise for you. You don’t have to join what they’re doing, either.

Your amount of effort will be different from everyone else’s.

Don’t feel concerned if you’re working harder or longer than someone else. And don’t mock others for it, either.

The price of freedom is disciplined action. You choose when to expend the required effort. You can pay it short-term or long-term.

It’s your choice. Always.

–LYnn Selwa, “The Rocket Science Coach” ™

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When your past and present collide

Be patient with people who aren’t used to seeing you as an entrepreneur, as a person who craves personal development, as a person who brings solutions.

Stick with your company, grow your network, and soon the majority of people who know you will describe you as a trustworthy business owner.

The rest may or may not adjust their thinking, and that’s not your responsibility.

–LYnn Selwa, “The Rocket Science Coach” ™

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The 95 percent loser

Ninety-five percent of your effort will be unproductive. Five percent can make you wealthy. –Jordan Adler, Board Member of Association for Network Marketing Professionals

This is exactly the reminder I needed to hear today.

I figure at least one of my blog readers needed it, too.

–LYnn Selwa, “The Rocket Science Coach” ™

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The positive type of negative feedback

There’s such freedom in creating when you aren’t concerned with critics or people trying to make your life miserable.
–Pat Benatar

Who is giving you advice? Are they qualified to give it?

Critics can tell us what we don’t want to hear. But sometimes all they want is for us to crumble.

There’s a world of difference between criticism and critique.  –Lynn Selwa

The first typically is meant to show you why it won’t work, why you should stop altogether.

The second is to show you what to improve, to strengthen your presentation and results. It usually comes from someone who has accomplished what you want to do, someone with many years of training and personal experience. In other words, it comes from a person who wants you to become their peer or to surpass what they have accomplished.

Choose your feedback sources carefully.

–LYnn Selwa, “The Rocket Science Coach” ™

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A better way to handle, “You should have been there!”

Have you ever said, “You should have been there!” to a distributor who didn’t attend the training seminar, convention, or workshop?

I have.

And it dents the self esteem of the receiver. It implies, You make bad decisions.

Here’s a more respectful way to express your excitement about attending that recent event… and increase the likelihood of them coming to the next one.

(This technique was taught by Sean G. Murphy, who spoke at the recent Association of Network Marketing Professionals conference.)

Newbie: So how was the conference?

You: “Words don’t express it. You know I was tasked to ask, what was that goal, that thing you were working on, that thing you wanted to learn at the seminar?” [then pause and wait for their answer.]

You: [say it lovingly and respectfully] “They talked about that. When can we sit down and review my notes about that?”


By NOT “rubbing it in” with claims of “you should have been there,” you surprise them, because they were expecting some sort of “you should have been there” statement.

By focusing on what they want to learn, you demonstrate your willingness to help them succeed.

By offering to sit down and share your knowledge, you elevate yourself as a resource in their eyes and as a person who will add value to their lives.

And… they are much more likely to attend the next event, because you treated them with respect.

I like it, and I’m going to use this technique.

–LYnn Selwa, “The Rocket Science Coach” ™

P.S. I read recently that using Camelback Case (CapitalizingEachWordInAChain) helps assisted reading devices read the hashtags more accurately. It helps people who have limited sight or who have blindness to read and enjoy one’s posts. So I will be writing my hashtags like that starting now.

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What to argue against

We’ve all experienced the pain and disappointment that comes with a failed dream. The hard part is to realize when you are arguing against failing again, not against the dream.  –Robert Kiyosaki

As independent distributors, eventually all of us face the questions of, Why am I doing this? Why is it hard? Should I try again?

and more importantly: Do I WANT to try again?

Dreams push and pull us, dazzling us with their loveliness and sense of accomplishment. But to reach them we must expand our skill sets, a larger audience needs to learns about us, and we must discover we are truly capable of doing and achieving more.

If you find yourself arguing against pursuing a dream, ask yourself if you’re actually scared of failure.

Argue against your perceived limitations, not your possibilities.

–LYnn Selwa, “The Rocket Science Coach” ™

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Difference and the second question

Different is better than better.  –Tyra “Banx” Banks, personal branding lecturer at Stanford University

Let’s climb into the mind of your potential customer or potential distributor.

We’ve been in a discussion why your company’s product is better than any similar product on the marketplace. So far, yours looks the best to solve my problem.

Now you are talking on the level of uniformity again. You and all your colleagues who are marketing the same company’s products… what makes you different from each other?

In other words, how will your uniqueness help me use the product or build a team?

This is an interesting set of questions for you as a distributor.

When you talk about your unique qualities, be sure to describe them in terms of how you will help or honor the potential customer/distributor.

For example, you might be one of only a handful of engineers in your company. Go further and describe how your background is an advantage to them:

In my (previous/current) work as an engineer, I am trained to pay close attention to details and to teach things methodically. I believe the details are important and I will do my best to help you find the answers to your ongoing questions. Of course, too much detail can be overwhelming, so we’ll concentrate on the basic questions of (how you operate your account/run your business).

From my (previous/current) work as a bookkeeper, I know watching the budget is important. Starting a business requires an initial investment and strategic purchases to keep it running. Let’s develop a step-by-step marketing plan, to earn your initial investment back as quickly as possible, so your business is profitable.

In my (previous/current) work as a computer software trainer, I (taught/teach) people how to operate their computers. I (specialized/specialize) in beginners who were scared to touch the machine. After you watch the training videos, if you have questions, I will take you step-by-step to help you learn how to run the app and web site.

“Different” doesn’t have to mean “top of the heap in the company.” Instead, choose advantages from your other work (or hobby) experiences. Those will set you apart, regardless of the rank you hold in your company.

–LYnn Selwa, “The Rocket Science Coach” ™

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