Be an introverted show-off

Show the world what you can do. Never mind the world. Show yourself.

–Bob Bowman, career-long coach for Olympic Gold medalist Michael Phelps

What’s your focus when you are heading for a goal? Does a corner of your brain want to show yourself what you’re capable of? Or are you outwardly-focused on what “they” will say or give you at the finish line?

Maybe a healthier way is to show yourself what you’re capable of, and enjoy any applause and accolades that come your way. That’s the philosophy that Michael himself uses… he says in his “No Limits” autobiography that he only races against the clock, and not against other swimmers.

(Notice I didn’t suggest accomplishing the goal in secrecy or celebrating only behind closed doors. Please enjoy the rewards of your efforts!)

–LYnn Selwa, “The Rocket Science Coach” ™

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Who would buy from YOU??

“What do YOU know about ____________? You’re a ________________.”

(Fill in the blanks with your product category and current profession.)

Likely that’s a comment you heard, at least during your first year with your current company.

Sometimes inexperience is not an issue: when there’s already trust in the relationship, such as approaching some friends and family when launching your business.

And sometimes it hurts: People looking for a way to “shut you down” because they can’t imagine you changing course to a different career. Business owners who want you to work with your company for months or years before they buy.

But a true professional has a different approach.

Check out Seth Godin’s angle and see if you agree.

I think he nailed it.

–LYnn Selwa, “The Rocket Science Coach” ™

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What do you get?

I hear many sayings in our industry on that subject.

“You get who you are.”

“You get what you deserve.”

“You get the same value you provide.”

“If you want more, give more.”

This one makes the most sense to me:

You get what you repeat.     –James Clear, author of “Atomic Habits”

For a referral partner struggling to connect with highly influential people, it brings hope.

For a new distributor learning sales skills, it brings promise of mastery.

For a client searching for motivation to get into better shape while they drink your company’s protein shake each morning, it brings the possibility that the boring, frustrating, and sore-muscle workouts will someday bear fruit. And the money spent will be worth it.

Mind you, it doesn’t mean one should blindly repeat an action. The author explains how to choose the action(s) to mold into habit(s) that will propel you in the direction you want. He also gives obvious credit to the authors whose research helped him develop his own methods.

I find the book fascinating, and I continue reading and absorbing his methodology.

–LYnn Selwa, “The Rocket Science Coach” ™

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Disclosure: I am not compensated in any form for discussing or marketing James Clear’s book.

The sheriff with the mirror

There’s a saying in old country-and-western television shows: “There’s a new sheriff in town.”

That means an official law officer has come to bring order and justice to the people, stopping long-standing criminal activity.

In a way, our shared profession did just that… but our sheriff carries a mirror.

Let me explain.

A long-standing issue with our profession is that it seems to be loosely regulated, and it’s unclear to the ordinary consumer who is telling the truth.

That means someone who makes unsubstantiated and grandiose claims could get away with masquerading as a legitimate network marketing/direct sales/party plan/ etc type of business. When it falls apart, the people who joined that company are hurt financially and have lost a lot of social credibility among friends and family.

When a company is investigated by the FTC (Federal Trade Commission), the news makes big headlines and tends to paint all of us with an unfavorable reputation.

But how do we stop the destructive process early?

Earlier this month a solution was announced:

the Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (DS-SRC)

which will be administered by Advertising Self-Regulatory Council of Better Business Bureaus.

This is a place people inside and outside our profession can report grandiose or misleading claims of product performance or income, including for companies who are doing so in order to create a competitive advantage. Substantial proof may be required. This will not be a place for airing petty nor non-evidence squabbles.

There is a review process, opportunity for clarification and change by the accused party, and a published case study of the process and results. Companies that refuse to participate in the process, stop responding before the process finishes, or refuse to remove the claims in question will be referred to the FTC or other governing agency.

I see this as a welcome step to increase the reputation of our shared profession.

Yes, we are the sheriff, and we police ourselves now.

It’s not the only step toward cleaning up our profession’s image, yet it’s a necessary one.

Read more at this legal news web site.

–LYnn Selwa, “The Rocket Science Coach” ™

#lynnselwa #therocketsciencecoach #trsc #FTC #regulations #DSSRC #partyplan #networkmarketing #mlm #leveragedsales #directsales

 

Should I stay or should I go?

January is a popular time to join a business, to fulfill a new year’s eve resolution.

Some people are starting their first entrepreneurial endeavor.

Some jump to a new company.

This dynamic happens in all companies, so don’t be shocked.

Bear in mind it’s important to find the right company for you, and only you know what that means for your situation.

If you choose to stay, do so with class. Don’t insult those who leave. It’s their right to move to a different company (or quit the profession) if they want.

If you choose to move to a different company, do so with high integrity. Don’t poach from those who stayed. Poaching includes deliberately (subtly or directly) building doubt in someone’s mind.

Remember The Golden TeamBuilder’s Rule:

Do unto other teams as you would have done unto yours.   –LRS

There’s plenty of success available for all of us.

–LYnn Selwa, “The Rocket Science Coach” ™

#lynnselwa #therocketsciencecoach #trsc #goldenrule #goldenteambuildersrule #stayorgo #partyplan #networkmarketing #directsales #leveragedsales #mlm

 

When the party’s over…

January starts with a burst of excitement and optimism, with parties and setting impressive goals.

Then about a week later… the elation wears off.

This is when the goal looks most bleak: after the excitement of setting it wears off and long before it is manifested. Maybe you’ve not followed through with your daily action plan. Or the finish line simply seems TOO FAR AWAY.

The willingness to show up changes us. It makes us a little braver each time.

–Dr. Brene Brown

A step toward your goals is better than no step. I salute your courage to move in the direction you envision.

–LYnn Selwa, “The Rocket Science Coach” ™

#lynnselwa #therocketsciencecoach #trsc #goals #newyearsresolutions #resolutions #courage #willingness #finishline #networkmarketing #mlm #directsales #partyplan #leveragedsales

 

Save This (Restart) Coupon

January 1st can have a nearly mythic quality in the world of personal development.

It’s “THE” new year.

“I will reach all my goals!”

“I will become the person I always wanted to be!”

In an inspiration from The Brady Bunch television show, I describe that as: “Pressure, pressure, pressure.”

(Imagine an exasperated younger sister saying that to her seemingly-perfect older sister.)

Today is the 3rd day of 2019. If you find yourself frustrated with your lack of progress thus far (or you didn’t behave the way you planned), I’m giving you permission…

Permission to restart.

In fact, you can claim it as many times as you want.

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The bearer of this coupon has permission
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All New Year’s Resolutions and Goals have a clean slate.

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–LYnn Selwa, “The Rocket Science Coach” ™

#lynnselwa #therocketsciencecoach #directsales #networkmarketing #leveragedsales #mlm #partyplan #restart #resolutions #residualincome #newyear