Last Tuesday, October 13th, 2015, I had my four-year anniversary of being a Beachbody coach. Of course, I would have loved to have made this post that day, but I was running around like a headless chicken, so it obviously didnâ€™t happen. Better late than never, right?
I was thinking that I wanted to do four things, because of four years, but that just isnâ€™t enough. So FIVE it is. I am just thinking ahead for next year! ðŸ˜‰ Really, I am impressed I limited it to five, because I could talk at length about this because I am so passionate about it!
And of course - I love alliteration, so they all start with F.
Without further ado - here we go!
Fun fact you may not know about me: I spent my first six years post-college as a middle school teacher in Milwaukee. I did this because I loved helping people! When I retired because the stress was taking a toll on my health, I was modeling and doing makeup artistry. Those two jobs can be fulfilling if you work charity events, support products you are on board with from your heart, and make people feel good about themselves through makeup, but overall, they can also be very superficial. Beachbody has given me the chance to help people, and I love it! Here are a few of my favorite success stories:
I have an entire album of images like this saved on my facebook page - my “Warm & Fuzzies” folder! Check it out here if you want to see more heartwarming success stories!
We interrupt this blog for a musical break of one of my all-time favorite songs, and and even higher ranking music video:
Get it? Freedom?
I was modeling and doing makeup at the same time as teaching, initially. Modeling agencies do not like being told NO when they ask you if youâ€™re available for an audition. If they hear it too many times, they stop asking! It was tough trying to balance that along with teaching, since I couldnâ€™t just ask off work any time I got an audition or job - and jobs often come very last-minute in the modeling/makeup industry for freelancers!
I ALSO got to enjoy the freedom of being able to leave town on a whim! Marquette made it to the sweet sixteen and then the elite 8? Sure, letâ€™s leave after Tommy gets off work and take a road trip to Kentucky or DC to watch! No need for me to ask off work from anyone - my time is mine!
What better way to keep yourself in line for your fitness and nutrition than to hold other people accountable? You do not have to be in perfect shape (or really anywhere near your goals) to be a Beachbody coach. (Thatâ€™s a myth about coaching - and here are some others Iâ€™ve debunked!). You just have to be working at getting closer every day. No one likes a hypocrite! So a big part of beachbody coaching is working through the ups and downs and sharing your progress (and pitfalls) with a team of people youâ€™re helping, as well as a team of people who have your back! Here are some pictures that show my journey!
When I was a teacher, we had “Professional Development,” which was intended to make us better teachers. Before Beachbody, I never knew ANYTHING about personal development. I never knew about having goals outside of just following whatever career path you started and moving up that ladder. I didnâ€™t know about reading books and taking classes to make me a better friend, girlfriend, human, etc, or to help take me beyond my wildest dreams!
I have never worked for a company where I can only be successful by helping other people be successful!
Fun & Friendship:
Oh man, this one could get long! I have done so many insanely fun things as a Beachbody coach, and have met some of the most amazing people possible! Here are some examples, but I could add SO MANY more!
Fulfillment, Freedom, Fitness, Focus, Fun & Friendship - Five GREAT F-ing reasons to be a coach, if you ask me! (Haha!).
Are you interested?
This week, I am doing a “Sneak Peek” into coaching - a free facebook group that is five days long and tells you the most important stuff about coaching! I do it once a month, so feel free to click here to join, and if it isnâ€™t time yet, I will message you & let you know once it is!
I also do monthly webinars with a teammate about joining! So if you follow me on social media (links below or on the side) you will surely see something about it!
OR, I made this blog with info about it, if youâ€™re an “I wanna know right now!” person!
Iâ€™d love to help you get paid to help others achieve their goals to lead healthy, fulfilling lives!
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Congratulations on 4 years of coaching!! Both my sisterâ€™s are coaches and they LOVE the programs and shakes! Iâ€™m a HUGE fan of the PIYO program, I think itâ€™s wonderful for days I donâ€™t run.
Erin from - A Storybook Life ðŸ™‚ http://www.astorybooklife.us
Thank you! Yes, I love PiYo, too! Especially live with Chalene! So glad your sisters love it! =)