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What’s your code?

“Everyone has a code to crack. Once you’ve cracked the code, you are home free.”
Jordan Adler, Top Income Earner and ANMP Trainer

Each of us comes to this profession with different skillsets, experiences, and levels of personal development. Becoming an industry leader with a sustainable residual income demands high competence in many aspects.

For example, public speaking is fun* for me.

For you, maybe not.

But what you do easily might be challenging for me.

As informal coaches of a team, one of our tasks is to evaluate what our newbie’s business-owner-strengths are… and which ones need practice, professional instruction, or partnering via outsourcing.

In his quote, Jordan implies each person’s code, or group of challenges to face, is unique.

Your “code” won’t likely be the answer for someone else’s situation. But if you ask the right questions in a respectful manner, you can help the newbie discover theirs.

–LYnn Selwa, “The Rocket Science Coach” ™

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*P.S.   I feel nervous before the speech or presentation– from the moment I agree to do it– but I know I rock on stage. That nervousness drives me to prepare thoroughly. Besides writing and rehearsal prior to the event, I earned a Competent Communicator ranking in Toastmasters. Over the space of 5 years I attended 10+ days of interactive public speaking training, which focused on releasing nervousness-on-stage & bad memories from stage performance experiences in childhood. And when I take the stage, I OWN the platform. It’s simultaneously exhilarating and humbling to deliver a talk. A fun result doesn’t mean the journey was easy.




Ironic skills

I read an interesting article on Quartz this week:


“What most employers want, [LinkedIn CEO Jeff] Weiner says, are written communication, oral communication, team-building, and leadership skills. “

Isn’t it ironic… the latter three skills are developed by building a network marketing, direct sales, party plan, multilevel, or leveraged income business. And some of those directly incorporate written communication by the customer or distributor in the final product.

The four skills listed can be described as portable skills, which means they are learned in one arena and are applicable in another.

Know someone who needs a job? Send them the link to the article. If they ask for a way to build those skills, offer your business plan as a possible solution.

–LYnn Selwa, “The Rocket Science Coach” ™

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Countdown to dinner

I was reading an article titled, “How to be a science girl in a Barbie world”

and it occurred to me… I learned many engineering skills through activities at home.

(I promise this post is relevant to network marketing… keep reading)

For example, as a teenager I used to prepare the entire Thanksgiving dinner for our family of five. Single-handedly.

crayon baked turkey on platter reddish background

My mom was the organist for our church, and for several Novembers during my teen years, she played the piano for the town’s multi-faith Thanksgiving Day service.

That first year, she announced her new role in early November and gave us a choice: either eat late in the day because she would start cooking after the service, or cook it ourselves.

I picked Choice #2 and threw my father and two brothers out of the kitchen.

Planning began weeks in advance. What to serve? How many burners would I need? When should the turkey be moved from the freezer to the refrigerator so it thaws in time? And when should we shop for all the food?

(hmm, sounds like planning and process-flow skills of Industrial Engineering to me!)

Cooking the pumpkin pies is another step. (can you say chemistry? and algebra for making a double or triple batch of batter.)

On the day of… What time should I wake up? What temperature for the oven?

And I relished the challenge of preparing the dishes so all of them were ready simultaneously. (can you say, countdown to launch?)

At T-1 minute, the cacophony of kitchen timers reminded me of tv shows where several police cars arrive at the same time, with sirens blaring.

Each year, dinner was protected from burning. And was simply delicious.

You may be wondering, what does this story have in common with network marketing?

Have you ever organized a home meeting or regional training event? I bet you needed good planning skills to carry it off. Keeping the soft drinks cold so they don’t spurt out of the barely-opened screwtop bottle… that’s chemistry knowledge in action. And coordinating a team of presenters and helpers to begin signing people in at the table in the hallway, opening the doors, and welcoming the crowd from stage, each at the correct time… those are the same countdown skills used in my former profession of aerospace engineering.

Negotiating, smoothing over any social stumblings, budgeting, dressing for the role… likely you have done these leadership activities and more at home, and even more likely on the job.

Look at the function of the action, not its title. I bet you can find many “portable skills” to bring to your network marketing team from your personal and professional experiences.

And it’s OK to leave your scientific calculator at home.

–LYnn Selwa, “The Rocket Science Coach” ™

P.S. My mom still wants to know the “secret ingredient” of my pumpkin pies… I’m not telling!

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