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Quality vs Quantity

As I get older I notice I am much more interested in quality.

For example, quality relationships. When people reciprocate when asked for reasonable help occasionally, and more importantly where people interact on a meaningful basis between requests for assistance.

I live in Germany, so the GDPR privacy rules go into effect tomorrow in a direct way for our household. The rules will affect communicating with European Union citizens living abroad, as well as with residents of the EU who hold citizenship of any country in the world (such as myself and my husband).

I have been preparing for the new rules by searching my database for people who meet any of those criteria, then reaching out to them in a typed (nonvoice) way to receive explicit permission to keep them in my (privately-accessed, password protected, stored online) database. I used mobile phone texting, social media private messaging, email, or even mailing them a greeting card.

Most people have been fine with all of it, a few asked me to hold only their name and phone number/email, one asked me to remove her information completely.

Some people have not responded at all.

So after I post this blog entry, I will remove the database entries for the nonresponders. If they reply affirmatively later on, I will be able to add them back. But in the meanwhile, I know not to spend energy on those relationships.

That frees my energy and time to focus on the people who at least give me the courtesy of a positive reply.

Focusing on quality can create an initial wince, and the benefits come afterward.

And, thank you for continuing to subscribe to this blog.

–LYnn Selwa, “The Rocket Science Coach” ™

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P.S. I posted a Privacy Statement yesterday. Please read it if you have any concerns regarding how data is handled. Also realize there is an unsubscribe button at the bottom of every emailed notice each time I publish a new blog entry. These options are provided so you have control of information as you interact online.

Your Two Tribes

When you do your work with excellence in a public sphere, you will gain two types of positive-minded tribes.

The first tribe is the Fan Tribe. Fans encourage you, cheer for your newest product, and sometimes refer other people to you. These people feed your mental state with uplifting words and click Like on your posts.

The second tribe is the Buying Tribe. These people cast a financial “vote” by purchasing what you’re selling. On the flip side, they may or may not tell anyone else about your product.

Typically there is overlap between the tribes. Some Fans quickly or gradually join the Buyers. Some Buyers become outspoken Fans of your product.

The challenge is to avoid becoming upset when a person wants to be only a Fan.

I know good words don’t pay the mortgage. And it may seem disappointing that someone who praises your product (and could likely be helped by it) won’t take the extra step to buy it. However, Fans are fertile sources for word-of-mouth referrals, which is the most trusted form of advertising in our modern economy.

Be sure to thank your Fans and be grateful for them. They typically lead you to your Buying Tribe.

–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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Do you blog?

I have received many useful tips regarding blogging, online & on-demand publishing, and social media outreach from Amy Lynn Andrews, who writes a weekly ezine.

She monetizes her blog and teaches others to do the same.

(If you were wondering, I don’t monetize mine. Since its launch I have used it to write about my profession, instead of making blog-writing my profession.)

Please note, she has many affiliate links and is up-front about them. If you want to subscribe to her weekly advice, click here.

I receive no compensation for referring people to her.

–LYnn Selwa, “The Rocket Science Coach” ™

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