Thursday, March 10, 2016

Today We Are Closing One Chapter And Opening The Next: Living Our Life By Design

 

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The Bozzo Family: Our Last Deployment Goodbye


Here we go. I’ve sat down to start writing this probably at least 30 times in the last week and every time I do… I just stare at the screen. How do I put this into words. The emotions. The excitement. The craziness!! The BIGGEST MILESTONE in my business to date and more importantly– the biggest milestone for our family.  A DREAM that I set almost 3 years ago.. an INSANE GOAL that I wanted to make become OUR reality. And today we made it official and today is the day that we are SHARING this with all of you.

After 13 years 6 months and 7 days of service, seven- 7 month long deployments, (too many to count) field trainings/assignments, 4 years spent APART during our 11 year marriage- Dustin Bozzo has officially separated from the US NAVY. We are officially DONE in the US NAVY!!!! I can’t even believe that this is reality for us. To KNOW that my husband will never have to deploy again. To know that he will be here with us everyday- forever. To know that I won’t have to WORRY and STRESS and WONDER if as he boards that plane to leave on his next assignment… if that would be the last time I would ever see my husband again. I am without a doubt GRATEFUL and SO BEYOND THANKFUL for his service to our country and FOREVER I will always hold a special place in my heart for our time in the Navy… but to know that we are now WHOLE is the biggest blessing and I am just so happy.

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I will say that this was not a decision that we have taken lightly and it’s really been about a year in the making. We started the ‘what if’ talk last year at this time knowing that we would have to choose our next 3 year assignment. As the months passed on and my business kept expanding and growing… we really started seeing that the best choice for our family was going to be for Dustin not to re-enlist. It was time to put our family first, to provide balance for our life together and keep driving my business forward because it’s been mind blowing how BIG this has gotten and it’s really our baby! My role has always been a stay at home mom and my business  has just been super strict scheduled hours because obviously… family is first and always will be! He  knows that it’s my passion and seeing me work for the last 3 years has inspired him to continue to be my biggest supporter and hang up the uniform. And for us to be the best that we know we can be as a couple, as parents and as entrepreneurs—> he is putting on the full time daddy hat and staying at home to help me raise our daughters and to be my business partner and manager.

 

I will tell you too that I have worked my business during nap times, before the kids would wake up and after I put them to bed for my first year. Dustin saw that this was not just a fad for me.. but rather he saw the passion and determination unfolding. I will also tell you that about 3 years ago when I started my business and said ‘In 3 years babe.. i’m going to retire you early from the Navy so you can be a stay at home dad or just get out to do something MORE with your life.’– he actually got super offended and told me that would 1) never happen and 2) he would never get out of the Navy because he’s done it for so long that he will be a lifer… well … even with his words, I was DETERMINED to show him and prove him wrong 😉

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So here we are now… And it just makes sense to take it to the next level. We have paid off all of our non mortgage debt in 2 years. We have set financial goals and Dustin has charted my business growth (past and future) and of course we always stay conservative.  Each time he did the math I would blow his mind with the growth.  Last year I grew  300% over the year before!  When I set a goal I go for it and last year I blew every projection out of the water and achieved not only the top coach in the state of Mississippi for the 2nd year in a row but I also achieved 10 Star Diamond which brings a very nice quarterly bonus with it!  This year is already proving to be much better than last and the goals that I have set are already beginning to be achieved. If you haven’t noticed yet.. I’m determined and passionate and I will never give up on my dream of changing the world. And we have also talked with our financial advisors- we have weighed the pros and cons- we have done it all.. and one thing that keeps coming back at us is this.. “WHY WOULDN’T YOU DO THIS!?!! IT JUST MAKES SENSE!”

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So what does this mean for us?

It means that we finally have a choice in our own lives. We are not waiting for our next deployment date. We are not waiting for our next assignment. The girls and I are not waiting to hear when Daddy has to leave again.

It means that my husband and I get to work together! We get to be a TEAM and believe it or not- Dustin and I actually love each other and are really excited to work my business and raise our kids together. We are prepared and ready!

It means that we get to live our life by our own design. We have the income. We have the flexibility. We do not feel the need to live a crazy over the top life- we are happy and that’s what matters. And we get to spend our time together!!

 

 

We know that some people think that we are crazy. But look at us! Look at me! Do you think that we care what other people think? NO WAY! We care about ourselves. Our life together and living it how we want.. We LOVE living the unconventional lifestyle. We LOVE knowing that we can dream big and accomplish what we set out to do. It takes hard work everyday. It has taken a lot of sacrifices and we will continue to do what we need to do to grow.

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Our kids’ education is already taken care of.

Our retirement almost completely set up.

Plans to pay off our house this year.

And so much more.

We live smart and we will continue to stay that way.

Maybe we are totally off of our rockers! Maybe people will continue to think we are crazy! But that’s okay!

I am so excited to have Dustin at home, to be able to not kill myself working early and late hours and to spend more time with him and to spend more time as a family! This change is going to allow me to be more present as a wife and I’m sure our house is going to run much smoother instead of the chaos it seems to be at when Dustin is gone! No more!! Dustin to the rescue! We are a team! He is not working for ME, we are a working together to make the Bozzo family as well rounded as possible.  This business is our livelihood and together we are gonna make this our jam!  I really am sad to say goodbye to the Navy in some ways! We have made some amazing friends and gotten some amazing opportunities! But we know that we’ve got new and exciting adventures ahead! But let me tell you this… How cool is it that each day both our kids wake up to US, we get to take them to school, have mid day lunch dates, go camping and travel in the summer, spend the afternoons at the pool and really anything we choose. My business is 100% mobile so we can do whatever we please while I work a full time biz. Life is sweet!

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So the question of the day– is Dustin retired? What are his plans?

He is not retired- he is taking this opportunity for all that it’s worth and we are going to bring on a family unit of us and our business. He has been talking to a recruiter about the possibility of joining the Navy Reserves so he can still fill that small void of wanting to serve his country without the obligation of full time duty or deployments. He has options of creating his own passion in his own career. The best part– we don’t have to make any decisions about anything right now! We are secure and we can do what we want- when we want because he doesn’t HAVE to have a job!

So today, I got up and did my 5 am workout, Dustin got up and got ready to head in to sign his last paper, he made us some Shakeology before he left and he walked out the door to head to the base for the very last time!  He gave me a hug and a kiss, looked back one last time and I just smiled the biggest smile. And when that door closed. I cried. Not sad tears! But tears of HAPPINESS because this is going to be the BIGGEST BLESSING OF OUR LIVES!!!!!

Thank you Beachbody for creating an opportunity for families to live their life by design! This is our story and I was INSPIRED by stories like this 3 years ago. Dreamed that one day it could be for us, but always wondered if we could actually do it. Well we have and if we can do it then anyone can. Let me share this-  If you want something more, you want to create your own future and dictate the rules, the work hours the effort and the income has been it for us!!!  This takes work and dedication and if you’re willing to go after it, the possibilities are endless. Never in a million years would I imagine this is where I would be right now!  But we are and I wouldn’t change it for the world!

 

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We are starting the next chapter 🙂

 


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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

What A Difference 2 Years Can Make!

2 YEARS.

May 6, 2013. I signed up as a Beachbody Coach. – the big picture in the collage is my VERY FIRST CHALLENGE GROUP POST!!!



I remember it took me days to actually post it. It took me over 30 minutes to hit enter after I got the courage to just DO IT! After I hit submit- I CRIED and slammed my computer screen shut bc I was waiting for the negative comments. The backlash… But- it never came! I was SO HUMBLED that I had support! That was the first step of my journey.

I had no idea where it would take me. To be honest– I thought that it was way too good to be true and I didn’t even have a single goal for myself. I kind of messed around for a couple of weeks until I heard this ‘TEAM CALL’ that I decided to finally get on one Monday night.

The host of the call was Melanie Mitro. She talked about how she was a mom of 2 boys from PA. She built her business from her kitchen table with a toddler and an infant. She planned her days. She talked about how much her income was just from helping other people. And then she said something that has stuck with me since that very moment I heard it.

She said.– “WHY NOT YOU.” She was right? Why couldn’t I be successful in life? Why couldn’t I decide to do something more? Why couldn’t I MAKE IT TO THE TOP?

So from that moment on… I studied the leaders. I committed to helping ONE PERSON with this! I put my heart and soul into taking this seriously and I decided that NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENED.. I was going to set small goals for myself each month, take baby steps and ACHIEVE THEM. NON NEGOTIABLE.

 

This was for my family. This was for me being able to stay at home with my kids and not have to put them in daycare. This was for me to be at home when my husband was not deployed. This was to help our family get out of a really ugly financial situation. THIS. WAS. IT.

And honestly… now looking back. HOW THANKFUL I AM THAT GOD PUT THIS IN MY LIFE TWO YEARS AGO!! Blessed. Humbled. Grateful. The list goes on.

In two years Beachbody has:

HELPED US GET HEALTHY
I learned how to set goals and find myself
Pay for groceries
Pay for monthly bills
Help over 1,000 people on their health and fitness journey
Paid for my husband and I to go on several all expense paid vacations/trips.

I have met the CEO’s of our company. HUGGED THEM! SO cool!
I have met every celebrity trainer and worked out with them. PINCH ME!
I have achieve Success Club every single month EXCEPT for June 2013.

I am a 7 Star Diamond ELITE COACH!
I have achieved the status of TOP COACH in the state of Mississippi.
I am an ELITE COACH- the TOP 1% OF THE ENTIRE COMPANY.
I have earned the title of motivational speaker.
I train brand new coaches to become leaders and learn how to grow a successful business.

We have met the best friends of our lives!

Personally- my FAITH, my MARRIAGE, my LIFE is better than I could have ever DREAMED it would be. Seriously. DREAMS DO COME TRUE.

And…

TO DATE- We have paid off over $50,000 worth of debt in the last year and a half. — THANK YOU BEACHBODY!

 

Im sure there is so much more I could list! These are just a FEW things that have happened over the last 2 years and I KNOW it is just going to get better and better!!

Are you someone who is ready to change more than you want to stay the same? Does this sound like YOU? Have you been thinking of asking me about what I do, but just haven’t had the courage to do so? Or maybe you {LIKE ME} are skeptical.

I can help answer all of your questions! Please fill out the application below and we can schedule a time to talk heart emoticon I GENUINELY LOVE PEOPLE! And I want this same success for YOU heart emoticon I will be training 20 people this month to become leaders in this business. It starts with the decision to try! Will you be one?!

 


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Monday, April 27, 2015

Wow- What a Journey This Two Years Has Been!

This is by far one of the most emotional posts I’ve ever done. Feelings of PURE JOY, feelings of anxiety and fear over what people might think or say, feelings of OVERWHELM because never in my life did I think I alone would earn this kind of money by doing a job that I would literally do for FREE. Going from a stay at home mom for 7 years to a woman who set out to earn just a little extra cash to help put groceries on the table… This has become my REALITY in 23 months.

I realized this after almost NOT posting it.

If I don’t talk about it…
If I don’t show you…
You’d have NO IDEA that this is available to YOU too.
I believe if I DIDN’T SHOW you that I am doing YOU a disservice because this is not about the money– these numbers represent LIVES CHANGED. This is less than 2 years of dedication to be a servant leader and how I started— was committing to change myself.

This post is not to brag. Gosh- it has take me almost two years to even consider doing this! It is SO HARD for me to talk about money. I used to joke to my hubby {seriously JOKE around}- that one day I would make more money than he did. I planned to always be a stay at home mom/home maker– so that was always the JOKE- because we know that as mom’s we SHOULD get paid a lot 😉 but we don’t!!

Let me start by saying this:

1. I started this business with less than 140 fb friends. No social media background. I was a SKEPTIC and it took a waived sign up fee to get me to finally ‘pull the trigger’ and do this.
2. I built this from my kitchen table- early in the morning right after my workouts until my kids woke up. Then during quiet/nap time and then after they went to bed. I have never missed family time and I decide when I work.
3. I built this business with passion. I built this business with MANY failures. I built this business while LIVING OUTSIDE OF MY COMFORT ZONE! I built this business while CHANGING into a better person everyday.
4. I could have make MANY excuses why I should have just quit. Stopped. Not kept going when I got knocked down. I don’t have an upline who helps contribute to my business center. I have built my ENTIRE organization MYSELF. I am BLESSED that God has given me the opportunity- I have had a VISION since the day I started and I am NEVER going to quit.
What is the one thing I think has made the biggest impact?

Consistency… through the times when others would have quit is WHY I am where I am.

Let’s break it down.

I have my background in Sports Management with a concentration in Health and Wellness {Ironic that I am now a Health and Wellness Coach and I don’t even need my Bachelor’s Degree for it 😉 }

I have only ever been a student (it took me 8 years to get my bachelor’s degree… yep. I’m that girl) and a wife/stay at home mom! I’ve never had a ‘real’ full time job in my life.

I had tried like every home business ever. –I was going to make it BIG selling Cutco knives when I was 19 (yeah. right.) I have done the whole Mary Kay thing- 31 Bags- Avon and gosh– i think one of those skincare things for like a day… I HAD NO PASSION FOR ANY OF THOSE!!

2 years ago- my husband and I had a hard reality hit- we were STRUGGLING financially– which in turn meant had our marriage on the rocks… big time. We sold my car and went to one vehicle, we started to downsize with what we could and I was looking for a job because we were scared we were going to have to file bankruptcy…

Then- this ‘coaching opportunity’ came up… and well. The rest is history.  I made a CHOICE to create a future for my kids that we could only dream of. Now- the dreams are becoming reality.

With coaching — I jumped in BELIEF first. I learned. I failed. I grew. I failed. I kept going.

My job is to help others achieve:

CONFIDENCE.
HAPPINESS.
HEALTH.
WELLNESS.
LOVE FOR THEMSELVES.
LOVE FOR OTHERS.
FINANCIAL FREEDOM.
AND SO MUCH MORE.

Who can do this job?

ANYONE. Let me say that again.
ANYONE.

Anyone who is okay with being WEIRD like me. Anyone who is okay with going into the unknown and just diving in. head first. and building wings on the way down.
ANYONE WHO WANTS TO CHANGE MORE THAN THEY WANT TO STAY THE SAME!! That’s all it takes. A FIRE in your belly to do something MORE.

It takes time. It takes consistency. It take vision. It takes believe. It takes OVERCOMING FEAR. It takes raising some eyebrows. It takes confidence. It takes patience.
This is a MARATHON. NEVER a SPRINT.

I create a system of duplication. I teach every one of my coaches HOW to do this. I have tested these systems and they are PROVEN to WORK when YOU do the work. I set goals and created benchmarks to achieve those goals. I teach my team the same thing.

So WHY am I posting this? Why now?

Because I want to PAY IT FORWARD. I WANT to encourage and shine light for anyone- but my goal.. if I can inspire ONE PERSON- then this post will be worth it!
Because it’s my sincere hope that you take a deep breath and say “Why NOT me?” Why not go for it? Why not triple my income? Why not go for paid for vacations? Why not begin a business that could blossom into financial freedom for myself and family? Why not do the thing that most won’t? Why not be my own boss and make my own hours.

The ROAD to success is filled with LOTS of obstacles. It is NOT a straight line. It is crazy windy, twirly, ups, downs, overs and unders. It does NOT come easy. It comes with work.

Thinking about it? Wondering about it? Let me know, I’d be more than happy to share all the details with anyone. It changed my life and it can SURE as HECK change yours!
Complete the application to join my next online coach training that begins on May 4th. I will be working with 10 people who are ready to go all in.

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