Category Archives: Advice from a Big Hitter

The type of hardness

I believe in hard work, and my ability to do it. –Dara Torres, Medalist in 5 Olympic Games

Do you have a love-hate relationship with “hard work”?

In which way is it “hard”: mentally? emotionally? physically? spiritually?

Regardless of the type of hardness, if I resist it, I get worn down mentally and emotionally.

As my husband sometimes says, “The dread is typically worse than the deed.”

For me, I more willingly do “hard work” when one or more of these is possible:

  1. I recognize that it leads directly toward my goals
  2. I can choose the method, sequence, location, or timing for the work
  3. I see a short-term reward or vividly imagine a long-term benefit that will please ME
  4. The “hard work” will reduce stress immediately afterward, or create a long-term reduction in stress
  5. I’ve had some fun (play a game for a set amount of time, exercise, watching a video) before I begin, and the ability to do something fun immediately afterward ( I call this the “Fun Sandwich” approach)
  6. I set a timer (or count aloud) to see exactly how long it really takes. I race the clock or simply celebrate that it “only took x number of minutes” (It’s weird, but it works for me!)

Which of the conditions are important for you?

Which aspects can you incorporate into your business and personal life?

–LYnn Selwa, “The Rocket Science Coach” ™

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What’s your code?

“Everyone has a code to crack. Once you’ve cracked the code, you are home free.”
Jordan Adler, Top Income Earner and ANMP Trainer

Each of us comes to this profession with different skillsets, experiences, and levels of personal development. Becoming an industry leader with a sustainable residual income demands high competence in many aspects.

For example, public speaking is fun* for me.

For you, maybe not.

But what you do easily might be challenging for me.

As informal coaches of a team, one of our tasks is to evaluate what our newbie’s business-owner-strengths are… and which ones need practice, professional instruction, or partnering via outsourcing.

In his quote, Jordan implies each person’s code, or group of challenges to face, is unique.

Your “code” won’t likely be the answer for someone else’s situation. But if you ask the right questions in a respectful manner, you can help the newbie discover theirs.

–LYnn Selwa, “The Rocket Science Coach” ™

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*P.S.   I feel nervous before the speech or presentation– from the moment I agree to do it– but I know I rock on stage. That nervousness drives me to prepare thoroughly. Besides writing and rehearsal prior to the event, I earned a Competent Communicator ranking in Toastmasters. Over the space of 5 years I attended 10+ days of interactive public speaking training, which focused on releasing nervousness-on-stage & bad memories from stage performance experiences in childhood. And when I take the stage, I OWN the platform. It’s simultaneously exhilarating and humbling to deliver a talk. A fun result doesn’t mean the journey was easy.

 

 

 

What if you could predict failure?

Randy Gage is on a roll.

In the past two weeks he published a series of blog articles regarding the 5 most harmful causes of failure in our profession and how to avoid them.

I don’t always agree with his point of view; however, his writing makes me think about why I hold the assumptions and expectations of my own viewpoints.

If you haven’t already read the series, I suggest you take a peek at the first entry today.

(I am not compensated in any form for marketing his blog or services.)

–LYnn Selwa, “The Rocket Science Coach” ™

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When you ask them to join

Expect a “yes.” Respect a “no.”

–Rob Sperry, Network Marketing inspirational speaker

I adore this advice. It gives me a mindset of expecting good things to happen, yet takes the pressure off me to “create” a yes. It lets the potential teammate move toward what I’m offering and join our team, instead of me trying to “bring them onto the team.”

–LYnn Selwa, “The Rocket Science Coach” ™

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Do-Over!

This week I saw a funny meme in social media.

The general message was something like this:

I think January was a 30 day free trial. Who wants to start the year over on Feb 1st?

And I though, That message has some wisdom.

Jeffrey Combs of Golden Mastermind Seminars taught me to realize January 1st is a random day that we agree to start the year. It can come loaded with expectations, both helpful and destructive. And we can restart our business year whenever we want.

Even the US Government allows a corporation to choose the first day of its fiscal year.

So if you didn’t meet your January goals, or you dropped one or more of your New Year’s resolutions, feel free to restart your renewed focus or activities… today or any day.

–LYnn Selwa, “The Rocket Science Coach” ™

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Be here in one year

That’s the advice from a top performer in our industry.

“All I ask is that you be here in one year.” That’s what she tells new Distributors when they enroll.

I know from experience: you can obtain credibility through your rank and your lifestyle. Another avenue is your longevity with the company.

When you join a business in this profession, everyone is watching your activities and professionalism. They may not tell you, but they are watching.

Some people won’t join you until you have demonstrated your commitment by sticking with one company for several months, a year, or even several years.

Be patient.

Longevity is the credibility available to everyone. Unlike rank and income, it’s completely within your control.

–LYnn Selwa, “The Rocket Science Coach” ™

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Listen, acknowledge, refocus.

This week I watched a Facebook Live broadcast from industry leader Lisa Grossmann. She taught us a tidbit from a recent industry-wide leadership conference.

I paraphrase her words: When a distributor comes to you expressing fear or concern, be sure to listen and acknowledge their concern. Too often, leaders simply tell people not to worry about that and get back to work! Yes, we want people to concentrate on topics and actions they themselves can control… but brushing off their concerns is disrespectful.

However, as human beings, we all want to feel loved, appreciated, and respected. And a huge tool in meeting those needs is listening and acknowledging what you heard.

By quickly (but not flippantly) acknowledging their concern, we reinforce the respect in the relationship.

Please remember to pause, briefly and sincerely acknowledge the concern, THEN help the distributor refocus their energy toward actions they can control.

Your respect makes the out-of-control world feel safer.

–LYnn Selwa, “The Rocket Science Coach” ™

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