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Refocus that passion

Seeing celebrations of the Baseball World Series reminds me of an article I read. I can’t remember the author but suspect it was economist Paul Zane Pilzer. The next three paragraphs are my best recollection of that article.

The author observed that people have passion inside themselves. LOTS of passion. They want to display it in a way that is approved by the greater society, especially toward a “winning” cause.

Many cheer for a sports team because it is a society-approved way to use that energy. We humans get an endorphin rush from bonding together in a cause greater than our individual lives. It’s even better if “our” team wins! (And if our team loses, we can commiserate together.)

What if fans took a slice of that passion and applied it to launching and marketing their own businesses? Doing so can be riskier because there is pressure to “win,” and some people deem it is a “selfish” use of energy to spend so much time and energy on an endeavor that benefits “only themselves.” The solo entrepreneur typically lacks large numbers of fans in their early days in business, before experiencing large success.

LYnn here: When distributors join your team, they are learning how to focus at least some of that passion on a project. You are automatically a player or coach on their field, but their proverbial stands might be empty. Be THEIR biggest fan and cheer them on.

–LYnn Selwa, “The Rocket Science Coach” ™

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“Dave Ramsey is wrong.”

That title startled me with its boastful claim. I watched the video last week.

Thousands of people follow Ramsey’s advice and praise him highly.

So what’s the problem?

Watch the video and see if you agree.  I do.

–LYnn Selwa, “The Rocket Science Coach” ™

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In your defense

This phrase keeps jumping into my mind today.

If you were put on trial, to determine if you were representing your company… would there be enough evidence to convict you?

–LYnn Selwa, “The Rocket Science Coach” ™

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Did you get “The Call”?

It happens.

Imagine the leader of a large team in your company is jumping to another program.

What should you say if you’re asked to “jump along?”

The better question is, Why are they leaving?

I recommend you read this thoughtful post by industry trainer Randy Gage.

He brought up some insights I had not thought of.

–LYnn Selwa, “The Rocket Science Coach” ™

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Remember to excel

Yesterday a colleague in my network marketing company posted a meme she found.

I was reading the list of statements in the meme, and my eyes slammed to a halt when I saw this:

“I choose … to excel, not compete.”

How often do we compare our imperfect progress to others’ polished results?

For me, this is an ongoing challenge. I have been highly competitive all my life. Perhaps that is a natural outgrowth of having two brothers, no sisters, and being the middle child.

In any case, the phrase was a timely reminder to gauge my own progress against my past, not against a projected future laced with milestones of what others have accomplished.

And I’m passing the suggestion to you.

Take pride in what you have accomplished. Skip the shame about what you “should” or “could.” And keep becoming the best you can be.

–LYnn Selwa, “The Rocket Science Coach” ™

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the messenger

I don’t care what type of car you drive, where you live, or how much money you have made with this company.

I’m intrigued by the short explanation you gave me, and I’m meeting with you to learn more.

Do *I* see huge potential here? That is the burning question.

No matter how much you have made, my friends and I will do better.

You are just the messenger.

That is the mindset of a confident businessperson.

So, present yourself the best you can within your means. Wear clean and neat clothes, get your hair cut regularly, wash the car when it needs it.

The “right” people will appreciate your pride in presenting your person the best you can and will be grateful that you approached them. And they will make their decision based on their own evaluation of your company presentation, not on the brand of shoes you wear.

–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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