So let's just cut to the chase.
I won't fluff it up. I won't tell you all the sweet victories of my success without sharing the sacrifices.
Instead I will tell you this.
It was worth it.
It still is worth it.
It is work.
It is heart work.
It does require sacrifce.
And I find that the harder I work, the luckier I seem to get...
When I startered coaching 4 years ago, I didn't come in with this crazy desire to leave my job as a teacher. I didn't understand the potential of the income opportunity at that point. Instead, I came into coaching because I had lost about 25 pounds and wanted to keep myself accountable. I was also a little curious how to get my groceries paid for.
To be honest, I knew as a coach, much like being a teacher, if I was going to show others how to do it, I too would need to be doing it in the process. I found that to be a huge perk of this "virtual business thing."
Let me be honest that's a hands down MUST with this business. You cannot be a successful coach if you aren't focused on helping others, and you certainly aren't going to rock the business if you aren't leading by example. My role at that time was being open enough to the bigger oppoortunity in front of me. How? Focus on my health goals first, and help people do the same.
"I chased curiosity. I didn't chase a passion. I didn't even understand what that meant.
Call it selfish, but I knew that the best way for me to stay accountable was to share what I was doing. So I did. "
So How Did I Actually Start?
1. When I started coaching, I had about 200 friends on Facebook. I didn't use social media for much more than showing off pictures of my family and connecting with a few friends I didn't know what marketing was and I certainly didn't have an understanding of building a social media business. But I did know that I was inspired by transformations I had seen online, so I set out to start sharing my story. It wasn't anything fancy. I just kept focusing on helping others with what I KNEW worked.
2. My coach invited me and any of my challengers into her next challenge group as a way of mentoring me as a coach and also keeping me on track with my own goals. I was able to see how a succesful challenge group was run until I was ready to fly on my own. After about a month, started running my own groups using the resources I had been given and putting my own spin on it.
3. I learned how to set goals and prioritize. Guys, I was working full time. I didn't have a lot of time during the day to run a business. So I made some sacrifices. I gave up reading fiction books for some time. I gave up TV. I got up an hour earlier to workout and check in with my challengers. Occassionally, I had to be asked by my husband to put my phone down. It was an adjustment. I listened to personal development in the car on the way to work. And as I learned more about running a business, my income grew, and I started to see the bigger potential. As I started helping more people, and teaching them how to do what I was doing, I started to grow see my business and my passion started to grow as well.
4. I didn't give up. When I felt like I was failing, I kept going. When I was tired, I kept going. When others gave up, I kept going. When I didn't know HOW I was going to be successful, I kept going.
5. I was coachable. I was open to making mistakes and learning from them. I was ok with failing forward. And that's the kind of coach I look for in my mentees- coachability factor.
You see, the desire to keep going was really about chasing curiosity. I knew that if I gave up, I would go back to the way it was-paybeck to paycheck, getting by. But the questions, "What if this takes off? Where could this lead?" That curiosity is exactly why, 4 years later I am still doing this. And why I share this opportunity with others.
Life Before Coaching
Mike and I were getting by. Together we weighed about 50 pounds more, and we lived for the weekend. We were getting by monthly paycheck to paycheck. We were stretched thin, our energy was low, and we kept finding ourselves asking the question, "How does anyone actually get ahead."
- We have no credit card debt
- We are able to pay for the extras
- Nick and Dom's college education will be taken care of well before they set foot on campus.
- Our retirement goals have already been achieved (30 years early!)
- We are able to vacation regularly without worry
- We've been able to start a new business venture that gives back.
- We don't fight over money.
- Our marriage is better because our health is our non-negotiable.
What was the Initial Investment?There were options. But I was serious about my fitness goals, and I knew I couldn't be successful if I didn't educate myself on the product. And I knew I certainly wouldn't be successful if I wasn't using the product. So my initial investment was a challenge pack.
Yes. I bought a $140 challenge pack. Yes. I now run a successful six figure yearly business. Yes I am on the path to creating seven figures within the next 2 years.
More on options?
"Beachbody does not guarantee any level of success or income from the Team Beachbody Coach Opportunity. Each Coach's income depends on his or her own efforts, diligence, and skill. See our Statement of Independent Coach Earnings located in the Coach Online Office for the most recent information on our Coaches' actual incomes."
I will be launching our coach basics on Monday, April 3rd. I work with about 5-8 new coaches a month and coaches who are COMMITTED to starting a business.
- Launch your business
- Social Media Storytelling
- Purpose Drive Posting
- How to invite to your first challenge group
- Set your first business goals for solid foundational growth
- We will have a weekly small group call and 1:1 mentoring and support as needed.
- You will not have to re-invent the wheel. You will have access to all of my trainings, guides, team calls, recording, scripts and more.