Today marks my third anniversary as a BeachBody coach and I cannot believe how quickly time has passed. I think there are several ways I could go with this post but after thinking about it, I would like to tell you how my life has changed over the last three years, thanks to my business.
First, I have been able to spend time with my family because I work from home. Before BeachBody, it was a struggle to make it to the kids' activities and I felt like I was missing out on so many aspects of their life. But over the past three years I have made it to countless football and volleyball games as well as school concerts, plays and other events. I am not missing my kids grow up right before my eyes. This summer has been especially important to me because I've had the pleasure of working out every day with my son who will be a junior in high school this fall. I have learned that time is precious and i am grateful for all i have been given.
There have also been significant financial blessings for our little lammclan. We have paid off our HUGE mountain of credit card debt that weighed so heavy on our shoulders for years. We have been able to pay for things that normally we might have to charge or at least wait for. All those "things that pop up out of nowhere that could cripple us...we have been able to deal with, daily! Are we dirty, rotten, filthy, stinking rich? Nope. But we do have some breathing room WHICH IS AMAZING, since that is something we previously did not have. I have been blessed to go to all the different retreats and conferences all over the US and my husband and I have been on all inclusive vacations. Things we would not be able to do before this. This is a business and I am always looking to expand things to generate more income, but that's not why I do this, which brings me to my final point:
The accountably and friendships I have made through Beachbody have been irreplaceable.
I got into this 36 months ago to cover the cost of my monthly Shakeology and to my pleasant surprise I have made some lasting friendships that are very important to me. I've spent most of my adult life trying to help others to some extent or another, whether I was volunteering at certain organizations or working with non-profits that took me all over the world.. And I've been able to continue this as a coach and mentor with Beachbody.
I have no idea what the next three years holds but I want to keep doing this full time. I want to impact others and have my life touched by those who work with me. I want to grow emotionally and physically as well as assist others along the way in their respective journeys. Its been an honor and a privilege to run this business and I am excited for the future!
Thanks for coming along for the ride. And if you have been watching from afar, i have a spot ready for you too!
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.
Im a 44 year old Mom taking charge of her health and who's passionate about helping you live your healthiest, happiest life.