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.
How funny that this is following the last post. Its been 11 days since i wrote a post and I had big plans...hmmm...that's just great. Ugh.
November is traditionally a month we give thanks for things in our lives and the timing is perfect because we usually follow that up by making our wish list for December - the month we ask for more things in which we will be thankful for come the following November. It's a a nice cycle of pondering and expectation smooshed between turkey sandwiches and mistletoe.
I shared a pretty hard post on facebook yesterday and i thought I should do the same here and admit something that is neither enjoyable nor marketable. I am 20 pounds heavier than I was at the beginning of summer.
You might be thinking...how can that happen, she is a coach. Well, it happened like it has my whole life...slowly, pound by pound. Since becoming a coach, I have tried not to weigh myself very often because BEFORE..i was a SLAVE to that stupid scale. And i do better not focusing on numbers these days. Well, i have had lots of things come up over the last 4 months...and i haven't been consistent with my workouts or with my nutrition. So, when i stepped on the scale yesterday, I knew it would be a up a FEW pounds... but not 20! I mean, holy crap...20??? Really? Maybe this isn't the best thing for my business model and if I had a swanky New York publicist I doubt she would suggest this course of action to invite others to join me on my journey from death to life, from being unhealthy to living a fulfilled life.
the reason I AM sharing this is precisely because this is a journey. Old Tina would have changed the subject or tried to put a different spin on things or would have not mentioned this at all. But I am not Old Tina and have decided that reflection (not deflection) is the best course of action because I want to lead by example. I want to be real, honest. And no matter if that is a small victory or a HUGE stumble, Im sharing it. I can't just share all the good things, the good filtered pics. I have to share the ugly too. I want people to see that this is do-able. That this journey is not always easy, but that it can be done. And that if I can do it...anyone can do it!
So, Instead of getting frustrated, angry, or depressed at this bump in my journey. I am just choosing to get up. I know I can right this ship and get back to where I want to be. I can lead by example and replace my excuses with actions. Knowing what to do and doing those things are two different things and it's time to move past knowledge into accountability. I am being honest with you because I want you to be honest with yourself and understand that it's okay if you are not where you want to be right now. It's okay if you've been where you wanted but now find yourself in a different place. And it's okay if you've been working towards a goal you haven't reached yet. The important thing is to not be defeated. To not Quit. To not give up.
This is journey and as we approach a time of reflection and thanks, take a moment to think about how far you have come and that you are not alone. I am in this with you and as I reinvest myself into a plan to get where I want to be, my hope is that you will join me and we can do this together.
Instead of giving up and surrendering to circumstances, let's work hard to remember that we are a team and we win together.
That sounds like a lot to be thankful for. <3
I seriously have no idea what to post. I've racked my brain for ideas but nothing seems overly interesting or illuminating. I'm trying to think of helpful tidbits or information that would be beneficial for your journey but I'm drawing blanks. I could do the generic motivational type post...but, just not feeling it.
Do you ever have days like this?
I mean, there's nothing really good or bad happening and I'm not particularly motivated or apathetic... Just kinda 'blah, whatever.' It's easy to write about life when when are experiencing extreme highs or dastardly lows, but we tend to remain silent when things are just, well... normal, I guess. The more I think about it, the more I realize most of life is lived in these "in between" moments. The times that we mosey through our days with neither a sense or urgency or an inclination to relax. We just sort of live.
So, it's okay to feel this way and understand that we don't have to live crisis to crisis. It's okay to be mellow and just have an ordinary day. Take some time for yourself to look at your life and see if you need to pick up the pace or chill out to achieve a sense of calm and peace within yourself. Reflect on how far you've come and embrace you still have a considerable way to go. I had a good hour this morning to do just this. And...it felt great, i still feel great. It's not a bad thing- no need to stress. It's just life. Part of a big picture in which you are both the artist and the object.
So, even though I don't have much to say, I hope you enjoy this day and let yourself wallow in a glorious state of absolutely not much! If Seinfeld can have an entire show about nothing, I can at least write a post on it. ;-)
It was love at first sight ❤️
I bought it without even trying it on. I had to have it. I had every intention of wearing it that summer. And you know how it is. life happens.
First, it was folded up on top of a shelf in my closet. It was packed there for a long time and I mostly forgot about it. Occasionally I would think about it and contemplate looking at it. It spent a little time on a hanger nestled among other things that I had; things that I used all the time. I actually even stored it under my bed for a couple years. It was easier to forget about it than it was to know it existed but was unusable.
From 1999 until today it was always something that was theoretical.
But not anymore.
Today I wore a dress that I dearly love but have never had the confidence to wear. ( 1. because it never fit properly and 2. because I just was too nervous/afraid to do it ) Today was a culmination of dreams and hopes and a lot of hard work. I am proud of many things in my life and I know that being this excited over wearing a dress might not seem like too big of a deal and actually, it's not the dress at all that is the main point. It's that I was able to fulfill a goal that I had given up on for years.
8 to be exact.
Every now and then I'd dust off the dream and work for it but life would get in the way and eventually I would give up on it.
But not anymore. Today was an amazing day and I looked beautiful and felt amazing and wanted to encourage you that just because some dreams take a while to come true, it doesn't mean they won't.
When I was a kid, April Fools Day was fun because I could play jokes on people or say whatever I wanted and then brush it off by saying, "April Fools!" It was the perfect day to revel in mischief or be a little ornery and get away with it because whatever I did or said could be excused by declaring two little words.
But I'm not a kid anymore.
When I don't accomplish things, don't get things done or let life get in the way of what I need to do, I don't have the luxury of erasing the day with my magic little formula. Life happens really fast and in a perfect world I would be able to do all my daily errands, work on my business, spend time with my family, complete all my workout goals, and handle any unexpected things that present themselves. But I live in a far from perfect world and there's no way I can 'April Fools' my way into a reset button.
So everyday I move forward and do the best I can with the time I have. A few years ago I would have beaten myself up if I didn't finish everything I needed to do in a day. I would have felt like a failure by not reaching goals or milestones I made for myself. I placed an unhealthy amount of pressure on myself to perform instead of live, and there's a significant difference.
Performance implies I am doing things with the expectation of being judged. I will succeed or fail based on what I accomplish and what I neglect so there is always a weight around my neck. Performing means everything is based on results and the process is irrelevant. I have learned NOT to live like this anymore.
Living is a fluid existence that stems from who I am and the journey I have embarked upon. Yes, I work really hard to reach the goals I set BUT the emphasis is on how I get there and am I being true to myself and not pretending for the sake of appearances. Life is messy and living means harnessing all that messiness and running with it! Success is waking up every morning and pressing forward without any negative pressure and failure is not an option because I will not adopt that attitude. We don't need a "next monday" or a "new month" or even a "new year". We just need a new mindset.
Because what I have learned on this journey is that the only way i really fail, is if I quit.
Im a 44 year old Mom taking charge of her health and who's passionate about helping you live your healthiest, happiest life.