September of 2014 I signed up as a Beachbody coach. I really didn’t know what was involved but I was already recommending the programs to other people so I thought why not. I had no idea what I would happen next.
The coach that signed me wasn’t uber active so I got my welcome email and was put into our team page.That was it. I wasn’t sure what to do next but I saw everyone posting about doing these “challenge groups”. In my head I was like sure I can help people reach their fitness goals. So I started my first one.
I had never taken part in one of these groups so I didn’t know how to run them. I knew people needed to check in for accountability purposes so I made sure to post a check in. Beyond that I shared tips and articles that helped me. My first couple of groups I was a total crazy woman which worked for some but turned off a lot. It took me time to get the groove of what worked best.
Over time and the support of some amazing mentors I really got the hang of it all. To see it was all easy peasy would be lying but I really enjoyed helping others reach their fitness goals. Those who stuck with it saw changes in all aspects of their lives. It was truly phenomenal to see how much fitness could change someone’s life.
I loved creating my own team and signing coaches who also wanted to help others. To see the changes not only in them but their clients created a feeling like no other. Helping people that in turn decide to help people became a magical thing. I wanted to soak up as much magic as I could.
The downside was it was also very emotional. Like everything in life every coach was different. Some were warm and welcoming ready to share and help others grow. Some were cold and competitive and as soon as they knew you were in the same industry “Bye Bye Bye”. I found myself struggling to see who my real friends were and started to feel very icky about it all. Would these people really be my friends if I wasn’t a coach on their team?
The other downside was seeing people invest in these products and programs and doing NOTHING with them. I saw my coaches sign up to coach and do NOTHING with it. I was taking it all so personal and allowing it all to bring me down. I found myself constantly concerned with what my coaches and clients thought of me. I’ll never forget after working with someone for months having them quit and work with another coach. It stung and was a huge blow to my ego.
I worked a lot on my mindset so I could not only help reduce my stress but the stress of my team. I began sharing a lot of mindset and motivation tips with them. I realize now that Beachbody coaching helped me really become me. I went from an overweight stay at home mom with a negative mindset and little belief in herself to a business builder with a ton of confidence and radiating positivity.
I realized I could only control me, my actions, and my reactions not anyone else’s. As long as I was showing up regularly and providing the tools and support I was doing my job. I could not make others utilize the tools or amazing support system they had. They had to want to.
5 Things Beachbody Coaching Taught Me:
- I am not everyone’s cup of tea, That’s ok because I would rather help someone than sell to someone.
- You can lead a horse to water but you can’t make them drink. You can provide people with the best programs, services, support, etc… but if they are motivated to do something the just won’t.
- Collaboration is better than competition EVERY TIME! When we come from a competition mindset we can’t grow and flourish. It becomes a lonely existence.
- Building relationships with others is sooo important. People want to work with someone they know and trust.
- If you want to build a business you need to show up every day. Building ANY business does not happen over night. You have to be consistent, it will take time and hard work. It’s all worth it though.
I am so thankful I was introduced to the Beachbody coaching opportunity. It helped me find myself, and my passion. I would not be building the business I am today, Megan Hall Motivation, if I had not first built my Beachbody one. I’ve learned so much about people and relationships. I also learned to just be me. I only want to work with people who really jive with the real me anyways. It’s just to much to try to be someone else. Being authentic is a much easier and less stressful thing to be.
If your someone who has been curious about Beachbody coaching please comment below or shoot me a message firstname.lastname@example.org. I would love to answer your questions and give you my honest feedback on whether it would be something that would work for you. Like me it’s not everyone’s cup of tea.
Comment below and let me know what are some lessons you have learned lately.
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