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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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Trapped in a tin can

What characteristics are important in a teammate?

International Space Station former Commander Chris Hadfield shares some wisdom:

In the Shuttle era, NASA wanted people who could operate the most complicated vehicle in the world for short stints. Today, NASA looks for people who can be locked in a tin can for six months and excel, so temperament alone could disqualify you for space flight.

(quote from “An Astronaut’s Guide To Life On Earth,” pp 39-40)

I realize Network Marketing Is Not Rocket Science.

But both situations emphasize long-term missions.

When I’m presenting my company’s business plan, I ask myself, “Is this an upbeat person with a sense of adventure and willingness to learn? Would I look forward to receiving calls from this person? Or would I grimace to see their text or Caller ID pop onto my smartphone screen?”

Let me clarify, I’m not trying to pick my new best friend. However, I would like to enjoy the time I spend with them… at least, not abhor the idea.

Remember… in our profession we get to pick our teammates. So choose wisely.

–LYnn Selwa, “The Rocket Science Coach” ™

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