Category Archives: Motivational

The bright side

My neighbors were noisy early this morning. I awoke suddenly in the dark and reached for the clock. 5:04am. I could hear the muted thump of a stereo system and feel the bed shake nearly continuously. (and when I discover which of the 20+ flats it was coming from, I will talk to them during the day, when everyone is calm.)

Needless to say, that was the unplanned early end of my night.

Being up early is unusual for me. You see, like many people reading this blog, I earn Roll-Over Money. I’m a night owl by inclination, which means I would rather stay up late than get an early start on the day.

So being jerked awake earlier than planned can put me in a foul mood.

To turn around a state of mind that was quickly sliding toward seething anger, I literally asked myself, “How can I take advantage of being up early?”

Two answers popped into my mind: submit the product orders that I had planned to do today, and post a photo/Facebook Live if the sunrise ends up looking spectacular.

I submitted the product orders…and it was still “yesterday” at the company headquarters, due to the difference in time zones. Who says time travel isn’t possible?

And the sunrise was spectacular. Hence a photo of the vivid orange and yellow painted sky, which my social media followers have been enjoying for more than 5 hours.

Here’s my question for you: When things go awry, how can you turn it around?

After all, Ma Ingalls has a philosophy in the “Little House on the Prairie” books: There is no loss without some gain.

Today I’m glad I was able to think on the bright side, like the pioneers in those books.

(or, if you prefer music over prose, Monty Python has a song along those lines. You’re welcome for the “ear worm.”)

–LYnn Selwa, “The Rocket Science Coach” ™

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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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Two disciplines to break procrastination

More and more, I am realizing that most of my procrastination behavior comes from broken promises to myself.

In that light, many business coaches talk about a common “get started” technique, including Teresa Romain.

I’m pretty disciplined about using it.

However, she addresses the second little-known discipline… which I frequently flunk.

I had an “A-ha” moment when I read her post! She describes the key you might be missing.

–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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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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