Tag Archives: courage

Here’s to sitting next to you!

A lady I saw often during my days in Michigan posted an astounding story on our facebook group. It was several hundred words describing the difficult and heartbreaking journey she has taken through life. Poverty, love found then lost, raising a child singlehandedly against terrible odds.

If you ever met her, you would have no idea of the turmoil she has endured.

She’s calm, friendly, and focused. A loving parent and dedicated volunteer to the organization where we met. A seemingly ordinary retired woman in line at the grocery store.

But her inner strength is extraordinary.

After I managed to close my slack-mouth jaw from astonishment, my typed response included:

It goes to show , At First Glance, You Never Know Whom You’re Sitting Next To.

It’s so true.

Each person holds a hidden story of perseverance and courage within them.

And I salute yours.

Here’s a toast, to sitting next to you and learning about your journey in life.

–LYnn Selwa, “The Rocket Science Coach” ™

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When the party’s over…

January starts with a burst of excitement and optimism, with parties and setting impressive goals.

Then about a week later… the elation wears off.

This is when the goal looks most bleak: after the excitement of setting it wears off and long before it is manifested. Maybe you’ve not followed through with your daily action plan. Or the finish line simply seems TOO FAR AWAY.

The willingness to show up changes us. It makes us a little braver each time.

–Dr. Brene Brown

A step toward your goals is better than no step. I salute your courage to move in the direction you envision.

–LYnn Selwa, “The Rocket Science Coach” ™

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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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