How did I become a Beachbody coach? Grab a cup o' joe, or tea (for the healthier option) and I will tell ya.
If you know me or the company Beachbody at all, you might think me being a Beachbody coach is an obvious combination. But I most certainly did not think so when I first got started. The story of how I met my Beachbody coach when I was over sixty pounds overweight and depressed is old news. If you want to hear that story, I will blog about it later, or feel free to email me and I will happily drag you through it! (firstname.lastname@example.org)
But coaching. Career change. Earning money. All these things came much, much later on. I originally signed up to be on my coach's team for free! I was feeling depressed, extremely overweight and sick of my nasty, unhealthy habits. I was in my early thirties and felt like I was sixty five. I was ready for change. Once I went to one or two of my coach's free fit clubs, where we always did a different Beachbody video, and I realized I was not dying of heat stroke or lack of blood to the brain, I decided to take the plunge. Like my coach I started with P90X. When I signed up for the purchase and Team Beachbody account, I signed as a coach. Being an active duty military spouse at the time, I was offered a "free coach sign up" which provided me with a 25% off discount on all Beachbody products. Sold! Why not, I thought?
At that time I was a SUPER BUSY freelance artist, booked up several months in advance. I was also desperately trying to make an at-home nutrition residual income business work through a direct sales company called Life Force International. It was a liquid sea vegetation/vitamin/supplement company and absolutely wonderful! I loved the products. But no one else I knew did or would ever hear me out. Then, let's also face it, I was not the picture of health at the time either, remember? My life was ok. But I always hated being a military wife. I deeply honor those who do it well, but I have never been good at it or had ever been receiving any wife of the year medals. It was hard for me. I got depressed and even more unhealthy than ever before in my life. I was coping with food and alcohol and it was not pretty. My business as an artist was booming. But I barely broke even financially each month. I tried to sell prints of my work to make my money build and compound somehow but no one was buying that from me either.
Rewind back to P90X. I started committing to something, for the first time in my life, that was healthy, transforming and amazing for ME. It started to show. I started throwing out my ego and just laying it all out there, my weaknesses, failures, hate, love, anger and I was truly rebirthing my life. People saw it. And I shared it! Because I knew I was not alone in feeling lost, unhealthy and crappy. I wanted to help people the way I had been helped even before money was involved. So I posted my weight loss process on facebook. This also provided me public accountability I felt I needed to not give up on myself.
I was working out every day like a good little girl who was trying to turn her blood pressure, health and happiness around. I kept plugging away at my dead-end jobs. Then all of a sudden, low and behold, one day I got a check in the mail! It was a Beachbody check for $25. Then in about a week, I got another one! This one was for like $80!!! Hold the phone. "Beachbody Coach Relations, why am I receiving checks from you?" And the nice man on the other end of the 1-800 number said, "because people are saying you referred them to Beachbody when they placed their orders and you receive this and that commission and bonus on this and that, etc." Mmmmmmmkay, I thought. There could be something here. I just received more money from Beachbody in the last two weeks than I have received from Life Force in the past year and I have done absolutely NADA.
People were noticing that my skin looked better, my hair looked healthier (thank you shakeology, I added that product in to support my workouts on about month two of P90X), and my clothes fit better, then started sagging as I began to lose, 5, 15, 20 pounds. They asked me what I was doing? I said a very simple, "P90X and my coach keeps checking in on me and makes sure I am on track." What then happened was, people would call the Beachbody 1-800 number or go online and place their own order. When the company asked if a coach referred them, they would say my name. This all happened unbeknownst to me. And I realized. Ok, what would happen if I ACTUALLY started actively trying to help people and work this business? I cannot even imagine what the earning potential could be!?
I started probing my coach with questions instead of taking the initiative to actually research, read and learn for myself. She answered every last question. I was mainly comparing the two direct sales companies of which I was a part at the same time. I thought I found the best network marketing company ever created. It was good, but I had not. Beachbody had ALL the right answers. Best pay. Best support. No product touches the coach's hands. The web site you get to set up as a coach is AMAZING for your customers. Shipping is not my responsibility. Tech support is free and 24/7. Compensation plan is out of this world. On and on and on. Get this~then once you start to build your business very minimally, they start GIVING you customers for FREE who have called or ordered online and who don't have a coach yet. Free money, as I see it. I was hooked.
But being my stupid self that I can be sometimes, I felt weird about the title. BEACHBODY sounded so, I don't know, VAIN to me, as a company name. I was embarrassed to tell people the company with which I worked! So I called myself a "wellness and fitness coach" for the first year or so, sabotaging my business. People love Beachbody. It is a household name and they LOVE buying from me rather than a foreign infomercial or web site. It is now a glorious union.
But still, even before my total comfort with it all, I rank advanced to the first rank you can achieve within the first month or so of active coaching! I was on cloud nine! But I still had results physically that I wanted to achieve, so I was timid about promoting my new business in that way too. I didn't feel confident. And c'mon I have failed at EVERY other job I've ever done, how would this one ever work? (so I thought)
But then about a year after signing up, I was sick and tired of being sick and tired financially. I was sick of depending on clients, or boss', or a husband's reluctant salary. I wanted this thing to work. I wanted financial and time freedom once and for all. So I dug in, did research, worked hard and made a commitment to MYSELF and my business. At that time, I bought a ticket for $555.00 to the following year's Team Beachbody Coach Summit in Las Vegas with all the company coaches, famous trainers, seminars, parties, glitter and lights. This was my promise and commitment to myself and my business one year ahead of time. THAT was the best decision I had ever made.
I realized that there is no greater comfort in life, than to be 100% at ease and in comfort with yourself and your body when you are dawning a bathing suit (nearly naked!). There IS NO better feeling in life than to be at the beach feeling happy, healthy and confident with your strength, in your skin, mind and body. It is the definition of health, wellness and balance in life-it is Beachbody! I was now proud to call myself a Beachbody coach and VERY grateful for the income and community that this amazing company provided. And I never had to pay for a nanny any more, stayed home with my kids and earned a good income. It did not come over night but I assure it, it DID come.
I went on a couple months later to meet the CEO, Carl Daikeler at a company event near my new home, in Atlanta, Georgia. Once I met this man, I knew that is was the final promise that I needed, that squashed any and all doubts I would have had about doing this business full time, all out. He was an incredible, down to earth, genuine, super kind and wonderful human being. I loved everything he said about OUR company, not just his company. It was game on, for me.
About 3 or so months after that, I achieved the diamond rank in coaching. And for me, this was a major goal. It meant I was building a team of other leaders and we together, were actually DOING, in real life, real time, what the company's mission was: "To End The Trend Of Obesity" in this country. Over 60% of Americans (percentage growing every day) are clinically obese. This is an epidemic that is KILLING us. It needs to end. And coaches help people fight this battle we have on our hands. We help people get moving in a safe way and we help people make smart nutritional choices by the BEST nutritional health drink on THE MARKET, shakeology, and give constant meal planning and nutritional education and advice along with all of our other free support.
If you do not choose me as your Beachbody coach, and you do not have a coach yet, just please listen to me today, as you read this and: find one. I have never found a solution as iron clad for success as this one in health and wellness. We combine cardio, weight lifting, Yoga, dance, religion, nutrition, skin care and community for an over all total life health, vitality and balance. There IS NO better option or quality out there. Believe me, I know, I have done the research.
My next goal financially is to completely be debt free and secure my children's future. I am already making a full time salary from home and am getting my team set up to achieve the same. Early retirement and that of my coach's is on my vision board. I plan to make 7 figures within the next year to two years. If you are at all interested in how I have done this/will do this then PLEASE contact me! It is real. There are NO SCAMS involved. Sure, it is hard work! But who doesn't enjoy hard work when they know they are helping people? I would love to talk about it and share it with YOU. Contact me today to get started on your OWN Beachbody journey! YOU can do it too. I have literally thanked God for this blessing and have never been happier in my entire life. My new life is the BEST life I could have ever imagined. I am so grateful.
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