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What do you get?

I hear many sayings in our industry on that subject.

“You get who you are.”

“You get what you deserve.”

“You get the same value you provide.”

“If you want more, give more.”

This one makes the most sense to me:

You get what you repeat.     –James Clear, author of “Atomic Habits”

For a referral partner struggling to connect with highly influential people, it brings hope.

For a new distributor learning sales skills, it brings promise of mastery.

For a client searching for motivation to get into better shape while they drink your company’s protein shake each morning, it brings the possibility that the boring, frustrating, and sore-muscle workouts will someday bear fruit. And the money spent will be worth it.

Mind you, it doesn’t mean one should blindly repeat an action. The author explains how to choose the action(s) to mold into habit(s) that will propel you in the direction you want. He also gives obvious credit to the authors whose research helped him develop his own methods.

I find the book fascinating, and I continue reading and absorbing his methodology.

–LYnn Selwa, “The Rocket Science Coach” ™

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Disclosure: I am not compensated in any form for discussing or marketing James Clear’s book.

Bruce and his back story

I enjoy reading biographies and autobiographies. This week I am reading Bruce Springsteen’s self-told story “Born to Run.” So far I am on page 211 of 508.

He is a rock-n-roll singer and leader of his band. You likely have heard of him; he’s considered to be “famous.”

What I didn’t know was what he endured to follow his musical vision.

Fingers sore from his first guitar. Band members stealing or hiding from the law. Moving back in with his parents in his 20’s.

Simultaneously exhilarated and fearful as he recorded his first record… was he a “good enough” musician to gain a following? Or was this a futile attempt?

Each of us has a back-story, a history of experiences that led us to where we are today.

But only the present moment shows in the public eye.

Your rank, your residual check, your fame are all products of your past. Remember to honor the lessons learned in the journey that brought you to this day.

And take another step tomorrow.

I believe in you.

–LYnn Selwa, “The Rocket Science Coach” ™

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I’ve fallen and I CAN get up!

Handling shame, vulnerability, and living in authenticity are topics we encounter each day as Network Marketing Professionals. Sometimes the people we thought we could count on to encourage us… end up being the most hurtful.

This week I had the pleasure of participating in a live Question and Answer forum with author Dr. Brene Brown, a research professor at The University of Houston studying vulnerability, courage, shame, and authenticity. www.brenebrown.com

Did you watch her video? Brené’s 2010 TEDx Houston talk, The Power of Vulnerability, is one of the top five most viewed TED talks in the world, with over 19 million viewers.

I devoured her 2012 book “Daring Greatly” and am looking forward to digging into her brand-new “Rising Strong: The Reckoning. The Rumble. The Revolution.”

“Rising Strong” tackles an important question: how do people get RE-started after encountering a hurtful comment… or a harsh lesson from life?

From other sources I have learned that people with high IQ tend to ruminate about mistakes or insults… spending lots of time wondering WHY things went wrong. Or WHAT they did wrong. And replaying the scene many times.

Does that sound like you?

Well, I know it sounds like me. And I encounter that same phenomenon in people I coach in network marketing. So I want tools to help me guide people out of that depressive spiral.

During the Q&A, this is what I asked.

LYnn: Among my professional responsibilities is the informal coaching of colleagues who approach me for advice. Many of their struggles contain stories about handling hurtful comments about their “failures” coming from their family, friends, or business acquaintances. What is an effective way to use your research to help them?

Dr. Brene Brown: I think the Living BIG chapter in Rising Strong could be very helpful and the shame chapter in Daring Greatly!

Rocket Science Coaching Fans, if you have not read those two books, I highly recommend you  do!

and now it’s time to savor my copy of Rising Strong, which arrived in the mail this afternoon…

–LYnn Selwa, “The Rocket Science Coach” ™

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