Category Archives: Motivational

How to benefit from good luck, or how to create your own

At some point, good luck requires hard work if success is to be sustained.  –James Clear

Some people do get “lucky.” Their first 3 friends all sign up with no hesitation. They meet a successful yet burnt-out business owner who is ready to jump into something new.

However, good luck makes a strong start but won’t propel you across the finish line.

That is encouraging news for the rest of us.

Even the most “lucky” distributor will need to put focused effort into their business, if they want to keep building. Large organizations and increasing residual income require more than a short-term boost. Consistent effort will keep that momentum going.

And consistent effort can do more for an “average” business than someone riding on the story & results of a “good luck” situation.

Also consider this: you can create a burst of “good luck” by doing a burst of activity.

Many high residual income earners talk about this concept. The idea is, to have an established baseline of business-building activities, and for a set amount of time that YOU decide, to do a “sprint” of those activities. Maybe you choose 30 minutes. Or 3 hours. Or 3 days, 3 weeks, 30/60/90 days. And after the sprint, return to the previous level of activity.

Sprints by nature are not sustainable. They use up a lot of energy in a short time, so no one attempts to run full-speed during the majority of a marathon. But a sprint can grab the finish line glory if you do it at the right time.

–LYnn Selwa, “The Rocket Science Coach” ™

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Hard, messy, and gorgeous

Change is hard at first, messy in the middle and gorgeous at the end. -Robin Sharma

Where are you in the process, in your business?

My guess is, you are experiencing all three stages simultaneously.

When we decide to learn about a new technique, we face fears of looking uninformed and acting awkwardly. As we build new skills, the messiness increases. As we master those, we experience the gorgeousness.

Above all, I hope you are finding ways to enjoy the journey.

–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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Laughing at procrastination

This is the most concise and humorous explanation of procrastination I have found. It’s brilliant.

If you struggle with procrastination, read the two-part article. It describes the cycles that trigger procrastination AND how to thwart a “procrastination distraction” during your worktime.

(If you want suggestions to overcome the “hardest part” of the cycle, skim through “The Willpower Instinct” book by Dr. Kelly McGonigal.)

–LYnn Selwa, “The Rocket Science Coach” ™

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Rick says…

Impatience doesn’t make the success come any sooner.  –singer/songwriter Rick Springfield, in his memoir “Late, Late at Night”

In some ways that quote is freeing. It allows me to confidently drop impatience, just in case I was subconsciously thinking it was helping.

In Rick’s autobiography, he talks about more than 4 albums he recorded that never made a big splash… and in some cases, never saw the light of day.

In one of his numerous dejected mind-slumps, he sought distraction in an artistic-stained-glass course.

Have you ever heard of his hit song, “Jessie’s Girl” ? It was based on a couple taking the same class.

Rick’s a millionaire many times over because he found a way to keep his mind buoyed while his apparent career was sinking… and to take inspiration from what he encountered.

I know there is a philosophy of “massive action” and “being in a hurry” in our profession. “Hurry” refers to YOUR speed. “Impatience” comes from anger at the slower speed of others.

You might have to detour and search for other people to work with, in groups of people you never previously considered, before you find someone who will match your speed… or exceed it.

–LYnn Selwa, “The Rocket Science Coach” ™

P.S. I saw Rick in concert nearly 3 years ago… he walks in the audience on their chairs during one of his songs, shaking hands and hugging fans. That’s the way he prefers to connect with humanity… it’s amazing to see

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Real or echo?

In our profession, we deal with fear on a daily basis. The potential distributor’s fear of the unknown, our fear of rejection. Their fear of not paying the mortgage, our fear of not getting paid.

How much fear is caused by current-moment, accurately-assessed risk?

And how much of it is due to your brain saying, Hey, this reminds me of the last time you… and it didn’t turn out very well  ?

In the second case, fear is simply an echo. When you face it over and over, it fades away… and that reconditions your brain to say, Hey, this reminds me of the last time you … and it worked like a charm!

–LYnn Selwa, “The Rocket Science Coach” ™

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Two controversial ways to break procrastination

I procrastinate.

When I do, I typically am behaving in one of two typical ruts:

Rut #: I promised myself some fun, and I didn’t follow through. “After I finish _(work or tasks)_______, I’ll watch that episode/movie.” … but I keep adding to the task list and pushing off the reward.

Rut #2: I procrastinated so much that after I finished the critical tasks of the day, I didn’t have time to watch the movie. (This mode usually arises after several days in a row of Rut #1 and getting to bed after midnight.)

Regarding Rut #1… this is a pattern of working a whole lot, whether on my business, household upkeep, or assorted personal needs.

To correct this imbalance I decide on a length of time to work and an amount of time to do as I please. I write these on paper  (such as, Work 30 minutes, then 5 minutes to do non-work of my choice).

I set a timer and let IT be the determination of when I work and when I’m doing as I please. A timer takes away the distraction of  watching the clock, and it will alert me if I’m deeply concentrating. It’s the fair third-party “referee.”

When the timer chimes, if I choose to keep working, I decide on a new time, reset the timer, and on paper I also add that same amount of time onto the pause. AND I set the timer to control the amount of time I’m doing non-work, too. For example, I start with a written agreement to work 30 min and have Me-Time of 5 minutes. If I end up working for 45 minutes, I then immediately receive 35 minutes of Me-Time.

After several days of this timed behavior, I typically am willing to work longer times at a stretch (up to 90 minutes, which seems to be my willing upper limit) and require a break of 15 minutes maximum. That’s a ratio of 3: 1 (work time to “Me-Time”)

Rut #2 is a different animal. In this mode, most of my time is occupied with time “off”, usually with rebellion behavior (escape behavior such as mindlessly scrolling through social media).

When I realize I’m in Rut #2, I think very hard: what activity would REFRESH me, not just entertain me or let me “escape?” I know I find a worthy answer when I feel happy and excited about the activity. I then set aside time directly after breakfast (or as early in the day as reasonable) with a large (hour or more) block of time to do precisely that. This is what I nickname the “Fun First” approach.

When you procrastinate, are you working too much and pushing off the fun (Rut #1), or are you doing rebellion activities (Rut #2)?

Be aware of which pattern you typically slide into.

–LYnn Selwa, “The Rocket Science Coach” ™

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