Wow…today is my 3 year anniversary of becoming a Beachbody coach. In 2007, I had NO idea how much that decision would change my life…had I known, it probably would have scared me. 😉
I became a coach simply because I wanted to pay it forward and help others as I had been helped. With the support of MY coach and the Beachbody community, I had lost 25 lbs. Now it was my turn to support others.
Over the course of the 3 years, my customers have lost a combined total of over 1000 lbs!!!!!! THAT is incredible! To even have a small part in that makes me feel wonderful.
…and the friends that I’ve made within the Beachbody community…AMAZING! Some of my closest friends I met through Beachbody. I treasure these people!
When I became a coach, I really didn’t view my decision as a business decision. In fact, I didn’t care if I made any money. About 6 months into coaching, I discovered that, yes, this IS a business and it was my own business. Huh?!?!!? I’m a business owner?!?!?! NO WAY! I dove into learning all that I could from a business perspective…all while continuing to pay it forward.
As a result, over the past 3 years, I’ve had the honor of helping a family member with medical bills, bought my first new car in 10 years, have a nest egg, no credit card debt, have IRA for myself, husband AND son, traveled all over the country (I’m ready now to travel OUTSIDE the country…hint…hint), and am saving to build a new home. Oh yea…all of this is while being a stay-at-home mom. Snap!
The surprise for me came when I realized that coaching is also a journey of self-discovery. I’ve had to take a good look at my character strengths and weaknesses. Sometimes it’s been painful. Sometimes it’s been exhilarating.
I’m excited to see what the next few years will be like. Our goal is to bring my husband home to help with the business full-time. I think it will happen sooner than later.
Beachbody has been an incredible blessing, and I’m grateful that I’m a part of this amazing company and group of people.