Tag Archives: Gratitude

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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Gratitude for loose-ing

Today is Thanksgiving Day in the USA, a typical time to take stock of what one is grateful for.

Most people catalog the things they have, including good health, family, and friends.

But what about the things you released during the past year?

Destructive eating habits. Clutter in the kitchen. Relationships that dent your confidence.

Outdated views of the world. Doubts about your ability to build a business. Pressuring last Monday’s business presentation recipient to enroll.

I salute your courage. Facing any one of those takes great personal strength.

Celebrating that you willingly let go is as important as remembering what you retain.

–LYnn Selwa, “The Rocket Science Coach” ™

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An Everyday Thankfulness

My husband and I moved to Germany a few months ago, so this is the first major holiday we’re spending away from extended family and friends that we’ve known for many years.

However, it’s a normal day in Deutschland.

My husband went to work, just like all the other employees in the country.

Grocery stores and post office are open. Trains run on their typical workday schedules instead of the reduced-frequency Sunday/Holiday timetables. No greetings of “Happy Thanksgiving” from people walking by. Here in late November, the undercurrent of excitement is from the openings of the Weinachtsmarkts (Christmas-theme outdoor markets) in each major town, starting this week or shortly thereafter.

I can’t find canned pumpkin, evaporated milk, or stuffing mix in any of the local grocery stores. I have no idea where to get a whole turkey, fresh or frozen. Cranberries are mythologically hard to find. Pumpkin pie has not been spotted in any store or bakery we’ve seen thus far.

Yet, I am thankful.

Moving here is a 15 year headstart on a long-time dream. My husband is employed in a job he loves. People are kind when we speak our beginner-level German but butcher the pronunciation and grammar. I can walk to a major grocery store within 10 minutes. I can hop on a train and in less than an hour indulge myself in several old downtowns crammed with gorgeous 5-storey half-timber (fachwerk) houses.

I am grateful for the internet, which allows me to seamlessly continue serving my USA based clients and gather new ones here. Social media helps me keep in touch with my friends and admire their gorgeous Thanksgiving dinner tables from afar.

We are in good health and have access to the universal health care mandated for every person staying in this country longer than 90 days.

I can pick up a phone or connect a video call over the Internet to hear loved ones’ voices on a whim.

And, I’m grateful for you. Regardless of the country you live in, thank you for reading my posts. I appreciate your time and send you best wishes for a joyous end-of-year holiday season.

–LYnn Selwa, “The Rocket Science Coach” ™

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Thank you

Tomorrow marks my 4th anniversary of publishing this blog.

After several hours of writing and refining the story, my heart was pounding as I clicked “Publish” on that first post. I felt vulnerable and hoped the public would treat me kindly as I learned the basic concepts of blogging. I launched it the day I submitted my final markups to my first article in “Networking Times” magazine.

This blog has been a way for me to build on ideas in that original article, as well as a thought-provoking way to share my observations about our industry. I appreciate your time as you read and respond to my posts. Thanks for being kind to this rookie blogger! I look forward to sharing insights with you during the upcoming 12 months.

Wishing you the very best,
LYnn