Category Archives: Motivational

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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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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Beyond the moon

The only limits we have are the ones we place on ourselves.  –Apollo 12 Astronaut Al Bean

I’ve been indulging in my fascination of space exploration this week.

FINALLY I got to watch the new “Apollo 11”  documentary that was released in IMAX in the USA this spring. On Tuesday it was available in digital streaming, and I savored it uninterrupted yesterday morning (while waiting for some furniture to be delivered).

Picture 93 minutes of slack-jawed amazement and good chills running through my body… and that’s even when I know how they did it!

I enjoyed the different camera angles and more of the unusual behind-the-scenes insights.

What rang clear was the emphasis on gratitude for teamwork. How deeply grateful the astronauts were to the 400,000+ people who contributed their talents toward making the mission a success. And how the crew, in the traditional designing of their own mission patch, broke with longstanding practice and left their names OFF. They truly wanted it to be a mission where they were representing all of humanity.

In your business you might be the well-known person of the group. Be sure to acknowledge the many people behind the scenes who make your success possible, both directly in your business structure and all the people who support your life tasks so you can concentrate on growing the team.

A little sincere gratitude can create a movement that surpasses your wildest dreams.

Provide a strong vision, and people will follow. Thank them sincerely for their contributions, and they will rush ahead to clear the obstacles so all of you can reach the goal more quickly.

–LYnn Selwa, “The Rocket Science Coach” ™

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The Trap of Small

Don’t cut pennies. Grow dollars.  –LYnn Selwa

It’s important to know what the income and expenses are in a business. As Teresa Romain of Access Abundance describes, clarity may not feel good but ultimately it is empowering.

When the expenses are larger than the revenues, don’t spend hours trying to shave pennies off the price of one-time or rare purchases.

Saving that type of money is costly in time to research or comparison-shop the alternative choices.

It reminds me of watching my next door neighbor drive across town (about an hour round trip) to save 10 cents on $2 worth of sliced ham. Percentage wise, that’s a savings of 5%, but a time drain, not to mention the gasoline involved in driving the car. I figured it was a net loss, financially… she surely burned up more than 10 cents of gas doing it.

Respect your budget, and take the time you would have spent on researching (or driving) to send a few more prospecting texts or make a few more calls.

One extra sale can pay you a lot more than 10 cents. If you develop that relationship with your client or team member, it can lead to repeat sales worth hundreds of dollars.

I’ve noticed women seem to brag about how little they paid for something, while men seem to brag about how much they paid— the bigger, the better. Of course that’s based on the people I have observed and might depend on culture, and is not meant to pigeonhole people. In any case, it generates a question to consider… how do you and your friends compete (in a friendly way) about money?

Don’t feel obligated to participate in a contest proving how little you can be.

–LYnn Selwa, “The Rocket Science Coach” ™

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Is it a warning signal?

Let’s peek into the mind of a newbie.

Yeah, I expect some difficulty when I start a new path. Just like when I launched my current business.

I have a new company, new product type, new sponsor. And something to prove.

But I’m a fast learner… or so I was always told.

So why does a business seem to get harder? I finish one challenge, and another one pops into its place. Where’s the “flow”?

As I coach newbie distributors on my team, I ask myself how to help such a person. And it triggers an important realization: Do I expect the “Right” technique will make my business grow fast, automatically? And am I teaching that mindset either through direct words or by implication?

Here’s the main question for a distributor to ask themselves:

Is struggle or challenge signaling that I’m on the wrong path?

Would it be more helpful to say, I know I’m on the right path BECAUSE things got harder?

Only you can decide.

–LYnn Selwa, “The Rocket Science Coach” ™

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What should I “fake”?

‘Fake’ your confidence, not your results.  –LYnn Selwa

If you need to “borrow” some confidence, that’s fine.

When I want a boost of confidence, I think how a highly respected leader would behave in a similar situation. Then I picture them standing or sitting next to me, lending their silent approval of my words.

Confidence is, “Here is the path I’m taking, here’s my vision, do you want to come along?”

Cockiness is, “I have THE only solution and you need to do it my way, or you’re a loser.”

People like to be invited. Most adults hate to be forced or shamed.

And if your results aren’t “inspiring”, here’s a way to use that to your advantage.

–LYnn Selwa, “The Rocket Science Coach” ™

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Here’s to sitting next to you!

A lady I saw often during my days in Michigan posted an astounding story on our facebook group. It was several hundred words describing the difficult and heartbreaking journey she has taken through life. Poverty, love found then lost, raising a child singlehandedly against terrible odds.

If you ever met her, you would have no idea of the turmoil she has endured.

She’s calm, friendly, and focused. A loving parent and dedicated volunteer to the organization where we met. A seemingly ordinary retired woman in line at the grocery store.

But her inner strength is extraordinary.

After I managed to close my slack-mouth jaw from astonishment, my typed response included:

It goes to show , At First Glance, You Never Know Whom You’re Sitting Next To.

It’s so true.

Each person holds a hidden story of perseverance and courage within them.

And I salute yours.

Here’s a toast, to sitting next to you and learning about your journey in life.

–LYnn Selwa, “The Rocket Science Coach” ™

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