When i share things like this, its not because i am trying to be "Braggy Braggerson". I just sometimes need you to see that this is real. That i am a real person. And that this is changing my life in so many ways.
I am a practical person and I appreciate things that serve a purpose. BeachBody has been an incredible vehicle for my family because it is allowing us to experience some perks that make are life not only more enjoyable, but are very practical. I haven't bought a summer home or a second boat (or even a first boat) and there is no elaborate camper parked in the driveway, but that doesn't mean things aren't going well.
Last month I spent a week in Cancun and right now I am playing around with my new upgraded iPhone. Maybe this isn't a big deal to you but for the first time since I can remember, I had no qualms about buying this phone because I've already made enough this month to not feel guilty about buying something I never would have even before considered. This is a practical purchase but I'm not going lie... It's also really cool. And that's why I'm telling you about it.
My business is growing and even though I'm not obscenely wealthy and haven't scored enough dough for a new car (not yet ;-) ), I am enjoying things I previously wouldn't have been able to buy. This is real and not just something that happens to other people. Sometimes we have this idea that success is only measured in ultra-expensive things the majority of people never really have. We look around and see a few people living these incredibly extravagant lives and we don't believe it will happen for us. And guess what... It might not.
But I am experiencing a more practical and hopefully relatable success that is growing in stages.
I've paid off credit card debt ($17,000+ ) and gone to two all inclusive resorts. I've also bought groceries, paid for two months of travel volleyball expenses (think hotels, gas and meals for the past 8 weekends) and now I have this really amazing phone that I can work on the business with or just have some fun. These are the benefits that speak to people because they are real and if it can happen for me, it can happen for you.
Who knows, maybe one day I will start raking in the cash and get my own Netflix reality series. But until that day arrives, I am going to keep working hard to share how what I have learned with BeachBody has helped transform my life and how I feel amazing on the inside and am so pleased with what's going on with my outside! I got into this business a few years ago to cover the cost of my Shakeology and now I have an incredible team around me and I get to play a role in helping others achieve their goals.
Its real friends.
And because this took hard work & I must keep legal happy: Beachbody does not guarantee any level of success or income, each is based on the coaches effort, diligence & skill
So, a little thing just surprised the heck out of me!
I was looking through my business online office, looking for a few things, when I came across my lifetime earnings as a coach. It was a total surprise because I’ve never really paid much attention to that section. So when I saw it... I couldn’t believe it.
I don’t usually talk about my income because it’s a private issue and I didn’t start this business to make a ton of money. I started to get healthy and to cover the cost of my shake each month. I didn’t have high or lofty financial goals so please understand that my intention is not to brag. And honestly to some this isn't even a big deal, but to me it is. I started this with NO FAITH that i could do this. And everyday I learn that i can. I want to share that what is happening with BeachBody is really changing our lives. I also hope it will show you about the opportunities you could have.
A lot of people do this for the income but that wasn’t why I started. I remember seeing
how coaches worked from home and contributed to their families and that really spoke
right to my heart. For years I worked a lot of minimum wage jobs, retail jobs and jobs
where I was out of the home most of the kids’ "awake" hours. I missed a lot of games,
school plays, & a lot of "mommy and me breakfasts" at school; I missed Simon's first roll over. I missed Sophie's first pull-up. My awesome hubby did record a lot of these moments so i could see them, but it wasn't the same as being there. I missed so much and now that the kids were older, I didn’t want to miss anymore.
I always thought amazing things usually happen to others, but never me. I wondered if I
could do this…Work from home, work with social media, work from anywhere on my devices. Could I help other people find themselves and their value? Help them get off that back-burner???
Was this something I could seriously do?
My husband was a teacher (and teachers make no money) and we had a lot of debt so I
knew I couldn’t do this if I couldn’t cover the cost. To be totally honest, We had more than $17,000 in credit card debt as well as Curt's student loans. We were always coming up short, living
paycheck to paycheck and then getting hit with unexpected expenses like necessary
dental work for both kids, snow tires for both cars, and moving cross country - twice. No
matter what we did we could NEVER get ahead. We kept saying, "If we only had an
extra $5,000 a year, we would be ok."
It has been just over 2 years since I started BeachBody and I am so glad I jumped in.
Coaching gives me life! It has been a game changer for me personally, but it has also
been a huge financial blessing for my family. Two and a half years into this
business and I have hit a HUGE milestone!!
I just hit $20,000 earned as a Beachbody coach. Income i brought into our household by not only working on my health, but helping other people do the same. I mean, i cant even believe it!
If you are looking for a way to afford camps for your kids, a way to pay off debt, or even
put money into savings, THIS is the opportunity you are looking for. This is a real
way to get AHEAD for once. I'm telling you this because if I can do it, I know you can do
it. I’m just a 44 year old mom that loves helping people and has found a way to do that
while earning some income.
You might not feel qualified. I know I didnt. And That’s okay because we got you!
Our team has the best training and we are a top ranked team so you will not be alone. I am here to walk along side you. I am no expert, but I am great at finding the answers. It’s real. And I am
I know i have said it before, but I want you to really hear me...if i can do this, you can too.
Just so there is no confusion...
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.
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
First of all, I apologize that I have not been very active on here. It is definitely not from a lack of words in my head...its just that I am not very good at getting them out. I have had few cool things happen in the last few weeks..and so, I will do better at sharing them.
Today is the first that I am still pinching myself about <3
Today is a $17,742.00 milestone.
I gathered my family and we sat around the computer as i pushed submit. We did it all together because it is something we all have had a part in. We just paid off the last remnants of a $17,000+ credit card debt. Hitting that submit button, we have erased a substantial amount of emotional stress and financial weight. In that moment, we lifted a burden from our family that has hung around for years, reminding us that life has a way of sneaking up on you even when you are an excellent planner. In that click of a button, thanks MOSTLY to the work I do with BeachBody, the results of my labor speak loud and clear :-)
When Curt went back to college, we started getting into debt. It was out of control and we were only able to ever pay the minimum owed. Trying to live on a teacher salary and retail job just doesn't cut it. I am a fairly frugal person and my family lives within its means so it was frustrating when we would make a little progress but then have an unexpected emergency (thanks, life!) occur and before we knew it, we would owe more. $17,000.00 is not a small amount of change and it added stress and pressure and it always felt like it was hanging over our heads while never dwindling enough to inspire any real amount of hope. We were always just treading water.
So, when I heard about beachbody and that you could get healthy and earn an income, I had a hard time believing it. One of those "to good to be true" type of things. (Im sure some of you have thought the same thing, believe me, I get it.) It's been 26 months since I started making payments on our debt with my beachbody earnings. Some months I was able to pay off more than others but the one consistent factor in all of this is that I was able to pay more than the MINIMUM every single month.
Listen. I'm not writing this to try and sound like some infomercial or to just "sell a product." And i am not saying I only used my earnings to pay this credit card off. We don't have a summer home on the lake or a boat and we don't vacation in Europe for months at a time. My newest car is 10 years old! ;-) I am saying that for this family, who couldn't afford more than the minimum payments on our cards...to have paid that off in 26 months...thats amazing! Paying off this debt because of the hard work and energy I put into my business is something I want to tell everyone!
Because this is real life.
Not some story I heard from my cousin's barber's boyfriend's accountant. This is my story and it's real. We were in debt and now because I took that leap of faith and worked hard for 2 years, that debt is gone. That credit card debt that was drowning me...is gone. This really works and I hope it can encourage anyone who is on the fence about whether this is worth the time, dedication, and effort. This company can change your life...inside, outside, your families lives. I want that for you!
This is my story and it's just beginning. Next stop...STUDENT LOANS! Woo hoo!!!
Just a reminder that *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.
I woke up this morning to a Facebook memory.
Two years ago today I received my first BeachBody commission check. Its was for 190.00. :-) Two years ago I was a newbie at this and everyday was a mix of anticipation, hope, and a little nervousness. But more than anything, I was extremely grateful because it was a tangible representation of my hard work. I had decided to go all in with Beachbody. Not just in my health, but as a job.
And two years later I am still going strong. There have been ups and downs along the way and just like every business, sometimes things are unpredictable. It's taken time and effort and countless hours of learning how to cultivate relationships and mentor people who, like me, are passionate about change in their lives. I look back over the last 24 months and am so proud of all i have done. I have set goals and even though i haven't hit all of them...i have hit ALOT of them. I have worked for everything i have done and that to know I did that...its pretty awesome. I can't wait to see what the next two years hold. I have so much more that I want to accomplish and all that I've learned plays such a crucial part of these goals.
I want to continue helping people. There is nothing like receiving the messages from people that were hating where there life was, tired of being on the back-burner, not knowing how to even start taking care of themselves and now they have hope. They feel like a new person. They are loving themselves. I was that person, so i know that feeling. This is a huge thing for me.
I want to keep hitting my monthly goals for my business. I am 25 months in and I am not stopping. Everytime i hit one of these goals means another person is taking charge of THEIR life and are starting this new journey.
I want to continue to help provide for my family. When i started, we were in ALOT of debt. We lived off our credit cards. We never had cash on hand. Now, i am bringing in more than I did with my full time job. I get to work from home, not miss my kids activities, be present, work on my self..help others. I have been able to help our family out so much. Soon..i will make a post to share some of the amazing things i have been able to do...but, that is another post for another time... 😉
For those of you who have been partnering with me, it's been an honor working with you, walking along side you. I can't wait to help you reach your own goals. Let's plan to work even harder and succeed in areas that have been holding you back. And for anyone who is maybe on the fence about BeachBody, please drop me a line because I would love to talk to you about someone that means so much to me still...
Two years later.
***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.
Im a 43 year old Mom taking charge of her health and who's passionate about helping you live your healthiest, happiest life.