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What do Olympic losses and business success have in common?

I adore reading autobiographies and stories about Olympic-caliber athletes. The sport doesn’t matter: short track speed skating, swimming, gymnastics, curling, tennis, etc.

I comb through their books, looking for answers to these questions:

When the pressure was on, and you “failed,” how did you maintain your confidence for the remainder of the competition? During your next competition? And how did you prevent it from causing long-term regret?

You see, I’m more interested in how someone recovers from a mistake than the details of their training routines. You might say I have a fascination with their “non-clutch” behaviors.

At the world-class or Olympic level of competition, the athletes usually have the same quality of body type and physical training as their competitors.

As many such athletes and coaches have stressed, it’s the mental preparation and emotional intelligence that make the difference.

Likewise, it’s the same “ability to recover from ‘failure'” that will determine the long-term success of distributors in our profession.

The stakes may feel as crucial: If this person doesn’t sign up, I won’t qualify for this month’s leaderboard. If I miss my month-end-production level, I’ll lose a rank.

Those situations are important milestones in a distributor’s business. (Did you think I was going to tell you otherwise?)

And when disappointment sets in, how do you handle it? How long do you stay out of the game? How long do you let the experience deflate your confidence?

If you have access to Netflix, I suggest you watch a few episodes of the newly-released “Losers.” If you’re anything like me, you’ll appreciate the behind-the-scenes discussions of the courageous athletes who tell their not-so-glamorous stories.

–LYnn Selwa, “The Rocket Science Coach” ™

P.S. I receive no compensation of any type for mentioning Netflix or its programs.

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Be an introverted show-off

Show the world what you can do. Never mind the world. Show yourself.

–Bob Bowman, career-long coach for Olympic Gold medalist Michael Phelps

What’s your focus when you are heading for a goal? Does a corner of your brain want to show yourself what you’re capable of? Or are you outwardly-focused on what “they” will say or give you at the finish line?

Maybe a healthier way is to show yourself what you’re capable of, and enjoy any applause and accolades that come your way. That’s the philosophy that Michael himself uses… he says in his “No Limits” autobiography that he only races against the clock, and not against other swimmers.

(Notice I didn’t suggest accomplishing the goal in secrecy or celebrating only behind closed doors. Please enjoy the rewards of your efforts!)

–LYnn Selwa, “The Rocket Science Coach” ™

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The type of hardness

I believe in hard work, and my ability to do it. –Dara Torres, Medalist in 5 Olympic Games

Do you have a love-hate relationship with “hard work”?

In which way is it “hard”: mentally? emotionally? physically? spiritually?

Regardless of the type of hardness, if I resist it, I get worn down mentally and emotionally.

As my husband sometimes says, “The dread is typically worse than the deed.”

For me, I more willingly do “hard work” when one or more of these is possible:

  1. I recognize that it leads directly toward my goals
  2. I can choose the method, sequence, location, or timing for the work
  3. I see a short-term reward or vividly imagine a long-term benefit that will please ME
  4. The “hard work” will reduce stress immediately afterward, or create a long-term reduction in stress
  5. I’ve had some fun (play a game for a set amount of time, exercise, watching a video) before I begin, and the ability to do something fun immediately afterward ( I call this the “Fun Sandwich” approach)
  6. I set a timer (or count aloud) to see exactly how long it really takes. I race the clock or simply celebrate that it “only took x number of minutes” (It’s weird, but it works for me!)

Which of the conditions are important for you?

Which aspects can you incorporate into your business and personal life?

–LYnn Selwa, “The Rocket Science Coach” ™

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