Category Archives: Motivational

Feeling stuck? Here’s one way to get into action

What if I could show you a way to break out of procrastination and get into action?

(Hint: it has to do with the number “one.”)

Watch Eric Worre’s video for the tip.

(He also describes a reason why he recently felt stuck in procrastination… I too experienced that effect last week! I can relate!)

I also use other techniques to ease myself out of procrastination. See the “Pick Your Ick” post, in particular.

–LYnn Selwa, “The Rocket Science Coach” ™

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Taunting or showing you the catalog?

Jealousy is a fierce beast. When I experience it, it feels like a hot electric ball meandering through my body. Not a pleasant sensation.

I saw a social media post from The Secret this week, which helps me transform those thoughts… and I thought it might help some of my blog readers.

In summary, when you see something you want, add it to your mental shopping list. Here are some suggested words to do that.

“I like that! Universe, add it to my list.”

My viewpoint: You can modify the words to fit your situation, of course.

Personally I think “my list” is too vague. ‘List of what?’, I ask myself.

I am musing about the “my list” phrase to see what fits me best. Perhaps “shopping list”… that seems to push it into the future, never accomplished. “Receiving list” feels better, as if I am receiving that item now. I’m looking for a phrase that implies “manifesting now” or “celebrating the newly-formed memories of that recent event.” Perhaps I will use “celebration list.”

Regardless of the wording you use, the technique is a powerful way to move from frustration of feeling taunted into a delight of window-shopping or satisfaction of ordering precisely what you want from a catalog.

Remember, you can add whatever you want to the catalog of possibilities. Let yourself be inspired by other people’s experiences.

–LYnn Selwa, “The Rocket Science Coach” ™

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Stumblings vs failure

I saw a fabulous meme on social media this week. The basic message: don’t confuse a stumbling with a failure.

When we start out in Network Marketing, everything we do is new. Our first practice of the business presentation. Our first phone call, text, or Message to set a business presentation appointment. Asking for the sale. Enrolling and coaching.

At the beginning we stumble. A lot. It’s all new. For some of us, it has simply been many years since we tried something new, and we forget what a learning curve feels and sounds like.

Being an adult doesn’t bypass the awkwardness of learning a new skill. Sometimes we forget that fact, acting as if being adult means one has competence over everything.

(I certainly don’t!)

Stumbling looms large if we take the stumbling as a sign of permanent incompetence, such as, “I’ll never be good at this.”

The trick is to let the stumblings be proof to your brain that you are learning, instead of false evidence of a wasted effort.

Stumble forward.

–LYnn Selwa, “The Rocket Science Coach” ™

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Are you above average?

“How much money does the average distributor make?”

One of the trainers in my previous company (in the late 1990’s) had a forceful response to that prying question. (By the way, she had a background in engineering!)

“The average distributor makes nothing. Tell me, are you average?”

So, readers of this blog… if you have received ANY money from your company, let me congratulate you for being “above average.”

If you are building toward your first check, let me congratulate you on your persistence. Your efforts are worthy of praise as well.

In any case, keep going and focus on the long-term outlook.

–LYnn Selwa, “The Rocket Science Coach” ™

#lynnselwa #therocketsciencecoach #networkmarketing #directsales #partyplan #residualincome #areyouaboveaverage #aboveaverage

How to get good at it

“You get good at it by being bad at it.”  –LRS

Of course, multiple attempts should lead to improvement. But along the way, remind yourself that every great presenter started as a bad presenter… or at least one who improved a lot along the journey.

–LYnn Selwa, “The Rocket Science Coach” ™

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Which is the worst pain?

I spotted an inspiring quote while scrolling through Facebook.

“Growth is painful.
CHANGE is painful.
But nothing is as painful as staying somewhere and you know you can be better.”

That was posted by Kenya Safari Acrobats.

This advice resonated with me.

In network marketing we teach people how to acquire the skills of an entrepreneur. Each of us comes to this profession with varying levels of mastery, and we strive to become more effective.

If you have plateaued in enrolling new distributors, you might be watching other colleagues reach higher ranks. Comparison can be inspiring, but it can cause mental pain as well… you likely feel you can be better than you are. This is what some trainers call “divine discontent.”

I think the quote is a warning: avoid giving up mentally. Don’t resign yourself to your current level of accomplishment. Instead, keep building your skills, and take pride in your mental progress.

All success begins in the mind.

–LYnn Selwa, “The Rocket Science Coach” ™

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What do you celebrate?

This weekend will mark my eleventh anniversary with my current network marketing company.

This is my longest work project, thus far. I compare it to the lengths of my engineering career, working as a mortgage loan officer, and my previous network marketing company.

How do you view your business anniversary? Is it a time of joy, or is it a reminder of “everything I haven’t accomplished”? Do you hold a celebration, or is it simply another day?

Whatever your accomplishments are, know that you can celebrate your longevity in the profession. And that is important.

–LYnn Selwa, “The Rocket Science Coach” ™

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