You’re up next!

Imagine you’re backstage at this weekend’s all-companies, all-generic training event for our profession. You have been preparing for this moment for months, when you were invited to speak. You flew to Las Vegas last night. Now you’re backstage. You can watch the stage action on large screen monitors. The technicians are hurrying around and talking in hushed tones. One comes up to you and verifies your name and that your projection slides are loaded. You nod, thinking about your first lines. You hear the crash of applause. The speaker is finishing, and the MC begins your introduction.

It took you years of effort to get here.

What is YOUR message to this crowd?

Think diligently about this. The opportunity may come more quickly than you realize.

And will you be ready to fill in on a moment’s notice in your company’s local meeting? That’s how the road to the big stage usually starts.

Be ready! And believe me, we in the audience want to hear what you have to say. You’re a new voice, without preconceived ideas in the minds of the audience.

We’ve all heard the “big names” and many of us can nearly quote their training. It’s good information. However…

Show us what point of view our industry has been missing.

Show us YOU.

–LYnn Selwa, “The Rocket Science Coach” ™

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Echo and Praise

Do you pay more attention to someone’s rank than the quality of their ideas?

This week I challenge you to pay close attention to people in your company who have an equal or lower rank than you.

Listen for an idea that can improve the company in a meaningful way.

Or for an idea that helps the lower-ranked people get promoted faster or eliminates a frustrating bureaucracy step for them.

Then use your star power.

Echo the idea and praise them by name on social media.

(You might choose to do this within your company’s distributor discussion group.)

Use the “Share” feature or copy-and-paste their words. Tag them in the post, or at least mention them by first and last name.

Even if your influence is at a peer-level, you are helping their idea gain traction.

Show them that you’re listening, you use the power you have to get good ideas heard, AND you give the credit to the creator.

That’s what great leaders do.

–LYnn Selwa, “The Rocket Science Coach” ™

P.S. On Facebook, writing a comment on a post gives it a higher priority in the Newsfeed than a quick click of Like or Love. So when you see a good idea, take 10 seconds to write a comment. Even a quick “good idea!” comment can help their idea gain traction.

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I prefer

Let’s talk about resisting change.

More change happened this week in our marketing tools. We received another one (which looks robust and well constructed).

I have been watching the conversations in the distributors-only forum, and I made this observation: many people resist a change because it’s different from what they prefer.

Preferences can guide our lives. When we prefer habits and activities that grow our skills, we become better leaders. When we prefer procrastination, we delay our success.

I think many people resist change because they prefer what they already use (or not).

The challenge is, how do we identify WHY we prefer something?

Do we prefer it because we have figured out how to use it (no matter how well or poorly it does the job)? Preference can be a result of “mastering” a tool or process so that we can be an authority and teach others how to use it.

Preference can also come from predictability. We know when we do X, it gives us Y.

Preference can also be driven by price, by the authority of who recommended it, or by how many people you know are using it.

The next time you resist a change, I suggest you think about why you prefer the “old way.”

(and sometimes the old way truly is better. But be clear why it is “better.”)

–LYnn Selwa, “The Rocket Science Coach” ™

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Apples Forever

I heard Teresa Romain’s story in person many years ago, and I stumbled upon this re-telling video yesterday.

Take 10 minutes and watch… This may help you shift your mindset to an abundant one.

(You might need to log into Facebook. Video found at “Teresa Romain & Access Abundance” page, video named “Day 21 of 25 in the #GoingForBreakthrough and #SupportingYou Challenge”. I receive no compensation for sharing her video).

–LYnn Selwa, “The Rocket Science Coach” ™

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Thank you

Tomorrow marks my 4th anniversary of publishing this blog.

After several hours of writing and refining the story, my heart was pounding as I clicked “Publish” on that first post. I felt vulnerable and hoped the public would treat me kindly as I learned the basic concepts of blogging. I launched it the day I submitted my final markups to my first article in “Networking Times” magazine.

This blog has been a way for me to build on ideas in that original article, as well as a thought-provoking way to share my observations about our industry. I appreciate your time as you read and respond to my posts. Thanks for being kind to this rookie blogger! I look forward to sharing insights with you during the upcoming 12 months.

Wishing you the very best,
LYnn

“The rich get richer”

In the past 24 hours, my business mentor posted that common saying on social media. He asked, How does that make you feel? Does it turn you off? Turn you on?

Here’s my reply.

It makes me curious.

I ask, “Why do you say that?”

If it’s an observation, then I feel excited…that’s a person who *might* be open to what I have to offer (learning a method to join “the richer”), or who might have a growth mindset.

If it is an excuse to stay stuck, then I feel frustrated and sad that they’re not ready to meet the generous and high-integrity people I have met nor to learn the amazing things I have learned on this financial journey.

How do you react to the original statement?

–LYnn Selwa, “The Rocket Science Coach” ™

#lynnselwa #therocketsciencecoach #therichgetricher #richgetricher #mindset #prosperity

The only constant in this world…

The only constant in this world … is change, according to the Greek philosopher named Heraclitus.

So “the constant” happened again in my company. Another tweak– this time a major one– to our compensation plan.

I can choose to feel angry about all the changes, or I can gracefully accept them.

(Personally, I think this batch is a significant improvement. And the changes I have seen throughout these years have almost always been immediate improvements.)

In the eleven years I have spent with my current company, there have been many changes. New presentations. New DVDs (remember those?), and then phasing them out to rely on streaming video instead. New bonuses, shifts in compensation rewarding long-term customer gathering, and new rank advancement requirements. Upper-level corporate officers coming and going. New marketing materials (requiring me to pitch the old, outdated ones.)

What has stayed the same? The mission of the company. Its heart and purpose for existing.

In every company, some things are consistent.

Are they the policies and attitudes that matter to you?

Let your outward response be in alignment with that answer.

–LYnn Selwa, “The Rocket Science Coach” ™

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