Category Archives: Motivational

Thank you for 354, and a green reminder

During the final week of the year, I think about all the adventures I experienced and the goals I accomplished. I’m looking at the blog statistics for 2017… this blog received 354 visitors this year from 16 countries.

Thank you.

The voice or approach of the technically-trained distributor does not get much publicity on the large stages. However, it is worth discussing. We contribute in a unique way to the profession. To us, numbers matter. Procedures matter. And being included matters. Through this blog I aim to give our technical mindset a voice. Other scientifically-educated people who understand our profession are welcome to add theirs.

Call it by many names: Leveraged Sales, Network Marketing, Party Plan, MLM, Relationship Sales, Direct Sales, Passive Income Source, Residual Income Generator. And ultimately it is a network of people helping others become successful, where teamwork is more important than being the superstar.

Our mutual line of work can be our most flattering or most hideous mirror. It’s our choice. How we treat each other and how we treat people outside the profession will determine our overall reputation.

You also create your personal reputation. Regardless of the path(s) you personally chose this past year– super-focused, part time, or sabbatical, I know you have accomplished many things in your life.

My year-end wish is that you are proud of the choices you made, that they reflect your deepest integrity, and above all, you respected yourself during the actions and their effects.

If you feel disappointed regarding the results you see from your business this year, I encourage you to celebrate your green lights.

I have faith there is more to celebrate than you initially imagine.

May you be proud of what you accomplished and gentle with yourself regarding the areas where you feel you “fell short.” And as they say here in Deutschland, “Wishing you a good slide into the new year!”

–LYnn Selwa, “The Rocket Science Coach” ™

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What’s in the center?

Feeling stressed during this holiday season?

Here is some outstanding advice from Teresa Romain.

–LYnn Selwa, “The Rocket Science Coach” ™

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Flexible or Derailed?

New options seem to pop up every day.

Movies, networking groups, parties, errands, that new television show.

The choices seem to increase dramatically during December and its holidays.

Should you change plans?

First, what is your business goal? (We will focus on business goals for this example.)

Let’s assume it is to meet new potential customers and distributors, coach the newly enrolled ones, and assist your current clients.

Decision Question 1. Does this new activity require me to cancel a scheduled (or verbally promised) business building activity?

This is the worst time of year to “stand someone up.” People are extra busy with children’s, workplace, extended family, and religious activities. If they have given you an appointment on their calendar, they have likely taken time away from one of the other areas I named. If you cancel now, it will be twice as hard for you to set the appointment in January.

Decision Question 2. Does this new activity DIRECTLY assist my business goal?

Let’s face facts… yes you can meet new and different groups of people at a party, but it turns into a business activity if you have a *goal* of connecting with x number of people in a way for you to contact them later. Maybe that’s social media connections on-the-spot, capturing the phone number they share to you while chatting, or writing their email/physical address on a paper or app.

–LYnn Selwa, “The Rocket Science Coach” ™

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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” ™

#lynnselwa #therocketsciencecoach #preferences #iprefer #networkmarketing #new

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” ™

#lynnselwa #therocketsciencecoach #trsc #applesforever #teresaromain