It's been one year since I started writing this blog.
By nature, writing is not some thing I am that great at, so I wasn't sure how this little experiment was going to unfold. Some days were better than others and once in a while the ideas would flow and before I knew it I had composed something I felt was truly worth reading. Other times I sat in my office and stared at everything but the computer screen because I had no idea what to write. It seems everyone has a blog and I wondered what made mine worth reading? Why should you give up a few minutes of your day that could be spent doing a million other things instead of reading about the doings of some person in a random little town in Northwest Montana?
A year later I think I can at least take a crack at answering that. What I have to say matters because I believe all life is valuable and I have amazing things to share and learn by interacting with you. You add meaning to my life and, in turn, many of you inspire me to want to inspire you. I feel like I have the authority to talk to you because I am you. Many of us have been on this journey together and I am so appreciative to call you teammates as well as friends. You've been with me through some of the roughest times in my life and you've also helped me celebrate some amazing moments, too. I will not forget that. And some of you have been recent additions to the team and its an honor to have you in my life as we journey together. Others read this to simply see what's going on and I am thankful that you count me worthy of your time.
None of us are in the same place we were a year ago and if I could stress anything to you its this: Do not lose hope, no matter what. If you are happy with your life and how things are going, then be thankful and quick to celebrate. Encourage others and lift them up with you. But if you are not where you want to be or even if you are in some place you never imagined possible, remember that you are amazing and valuable and things can change even if you have no idea how. Life will improve and you can make it out of anything with the right amount of support. We are a community and we are here for you.
The past year has flown by. I have met new people. I have been to new places. I have done new things. All things that 365 days go...I had no idea they were in store for me... and I look forward to the next 365 days and what is coming on the horizon.
BeachBody has been such a positive thing in my life and I enjoy sharing my experience with you. Thanks for tuning in!
If you know a Beachbody coach, I am sure you have seen or heard somewhere that Thursday's are our Paydays! And everyone is always celebrating rank advancements, financial successes...exciting things. Its so cool to see and even more fun to reap these benefits. Today was a first for me in my business.
For the first time in 28 months... I didn't receive a weekly paycheck from BeachBody. This means that all my hard work and all the effort of my coaches over the past 7 days haven't produced the results any of us sought.
So, what's a girl to do?
I wasn't sure this was something I should even share because it seems a little counterintuitive to most business models when the CEO tells everyone when things aren't perfect. But something I am proud of is my honesty and vulnerability as I take this journey alongside you.
Lots of things come into play as why this happened this week. But that's not the point of why I am writing. What I want you to know is that next week will be better and we all go through times like this in our personal as well as professional lives. I don't like admitting my check was a big, fat zero this week. It's never happened before and I've alternated back and forth between frustration, agitation, disappointment, and determination. This week does not define me just as every other successful week doesn't tell the complete story of who I am. These are just snapshots of a larger story.
What I want to take away from this and hopefully share with you is that I will use this time to grow as a businesswoman and a person. I will take inventory and see what I can do to help make those around me more successful because sometimes we all need to reflect and make adjustments. I won't put undue or unnecessary pressure on myself because that wont fix anything...all i can do is take care of today and just keep my eyes forward. I believe in myself and in those I have surrounded myself with. I believe in the product and the process.
The last thing i want to say is that my business journey is a lot like my health journey. There will be ups and downs, there will be great days and not so great days. There will be times that we try really hard and think we will get some great results, and nothing happens.
And all i can do is
KEEP MOVING FORWARD.
KEEP DOING MY BEST.
And KEEP TRYING.
Anyway, Just a reminder that you are amazing and you can do anything you put your mind to...as long as you dont quit <3
Im a 44 year old Mom taking charge of her health and who's passionate about helping you live your healthiest, happiest life.