Tuesday, June 9, 2015

From A Stay At Home Mom To A Leader And Mentor

Happy Tuesday!!  The kids are still in bed and I just finished my 21 Day Fix workout.  I’m sitting here checking in with my groups and responding to my emails.  I came across a few emails this week that have totally changed my perspective of what I do. 

I was thinking about the past 2 years and what they have looked like.  I mean have you ever really just sat and reflected on how your life has changed?  So I started out as a woman who had 2 kids and felt disgusting in her skin.  I was not ‘big’ in the eyes of most. I was in the process of losing about 10 pounds to feel comfortable with my ‘weight’ but I was also depressed, miserable and just unhappy with my life as a whole. But WHY?! My husband is great, I was blessed with two beautiful babies, I was a stay at home mom and I should have been counting my blessings… but I wasn’t. Stress and overwhelm were all that I could think about.
I mean seriously how many of you can relate to that?!?!  I had always been active. I always worked out, but my CONSISTENCY had been seriously lacking….NORMAL AGAIN right?!?!  
But this time- I decided to go all in- choose a program, not skip a day, pair it with Shakeology and eating better and BAM…. my life started to change. Little by little.
 The majority of people who start a fitness program do not finish it!  So what was different?!  It was the SUPPORT of the new friends I was making with challenge groups, it was my DECISION to change more than I wanted to stay the same- it was my MINDSET because I was surrounding myself with like minded people!  It was like a lightbulb moment for me.  Seriously how could I not shout this from the roof tops at how down right amazing this program was!
Well, there is a way to do that.  It’s called becoming a Beachbody Coach.  I will not lie, I remember sitting on the couch watching the “What is a Beachbody Coach” thinking that this is to good to be true.  This is just one of those ‘scams’ that we hear about- right? No way could people really build a business- from home- with their kids (if they have any)- with or without a college degree- with or without any background in health and fitness… and the list goes on. It took me almost 5 weeks to DIVE IN. I kept saying ‘yeah… I will do it” But then- I was just on the fence and honestly- too lazy to get up to get my purse to grab my credit card out! BUT– guess what? In reality, it is true and it is totally good! I am PROOF. 
I brainstormed all the ways that I could help other people get the same results that I had.  I was beyond excited to get started with helping others.  I KNEW that if I was a product of the product. If I was the EXAMPLE for others, then I could FOR SURE HELP others do the same thing.
The one thing I will note is that when I started coaching I was not at my goal weight, I had no idea what social media was or even where the heck to find a facebook group.  But I jumped feet first and decided that I would take it one day at a time and I would  make my focus on helping other people.  I will also add this- I was in it because I knew that I had to help change my family. My husband and I had debt stacked against us and we had creditors calling us because we weren’t paying our bills on time. We don’t even know how it happened- but we were drowning and we had to do something. I saw this as an OPPORTUNITY to do something that I was passionate about and earn an income. I remember thinking “WHY NOT ME?” 
So this brings me to the point of this blog post.  Two years later after pretty much dedicating myself to helping other people get results I have achieved some pretty significant milestones in the Team Beachbody business.  I earned the Success Club Trip for my husband and I to Cancun, Mexico this past April,  I have attended one coach summit and I will be attending my second on next month, I have attended an all expense paid Leadership Retreat in Scottsdale, AZ, I spoke to over 300 coaches at a leadership training in Pittsburgh, PA this past January, I have helped launch several Elite Training systems with the #1 coach in the network and I have been a guest speaker on several Elite Training Webinars for our company. I am an Elite Coach, I am currently ranked the  #1 COACH in the state of Mississippi, I am ranked the #79 coach out of 270,000 + coaches and I am a 7 star diamond coach.  I am a wife, mom, daughter, friend and a typical house wife who had a dream of doing something extraordinary.  I have the same 24 hours in my day that you have, I just have mastered the art of multitasking, prioritizing (although not always good) and staying focused on my goals.
So this week.. my next big NEWS is that when I was asked to speak at our COACH SUMMIT IN NASHVILLE next month I was pumped! I will be standing on a stage in front of over 1,000 people teaching, talking and hopefully INSPIRING others with my STORY. I used to say ‘I’m just a mom’ but I changed that mindset once and for all. WE ALL HAVE A STORY. WE ALL HAVE A PURPOSE. WE ALL CAN ACHIEVE GREATNESS!!!  I have gone from a 2 star diamond to 7 star diamond in the past year!  Pretty exciting stuff!!!  Words cannot describe how PROUD I am of my Legacy United coaches and all of their success as well!  I feel that creating a systematic approach to growing your business is a key to success.
So I’m here today to share with you my top tips.  
Below is my presentation for you to listen to and share!!!  
  1. Start Now vs. Someday- Every single thing I have done as a coach I was not ready to do.  I started my first group before I had my posts ready, I advertised before I had my first customers. I ran my own challenge group before I was at my personal weight loss goal.  I had no idea where I was going but I just went for it and figured it out along the way.  You don’t have to have a perfect blog, like page or body before you become a coach.  Part of the excitement is sharing your story as you go!  You don’t have to see the whole staircase you just have to see the first step! That is it!!!  If you have a great idea, just do it!!!
  2. Research and take initiative- As a new coach I didn’t have all the answers.  I didn’t know anything about social media, facebook, blogging, tweeting, Instagram or hashtags.  Heck I didn’t even know what a facebook group was.  But instead of sitting here using my lack of knowledge in social media as a reason not to be successful I took initiative to find out more.  The most successful coaches don’t wait for someone to tell them what to do, they just do it!  The speed of the leader is the speed of the pack!  If you want your own future team to grow and blossom then you be that example.  
  3. Always self evaluate yourself.  Do people know the real you, the struggles, triumphs, what I do to maintain my fitness and nutrition?  If something isn’t working, re-evaluate and try again.  Always share your healthy lifestyle vs selling it!  Always ask yourself if you are living the life you want others to live as well.
  4. Leadership is not a sprint it’s a marathon- Being a leader does not happen over night.  Being a leader is sometimes painful, scary and hard.  Being a leader takes time, energy and perseverance   Being a leader means that you lead with excitement and passion even on days when you do not feel like it.  Being a good leader is always improving yourself.  The one thing that I live by is this, “Never build a business so that you can be better than someone else, build a business and create a huge life so that you can help others more!!!
So be fearless, follow your heart, lead with passion.  If you do those things others will follow you and you will naturally rise to the top!!!  
Have you ever considered becoming a Beachbody Coach Yourself?
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This is my system for training new coaches and helping them to achieve success as quickly as possible. My goal is to teach you everything that I know and provide you with the tools so that you do not have to re-invent the wheel.  My goal is cut down on your learning curve to increase your success.


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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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Friday, October 17, 2014

Stop Standing on the Sidelines

So something that I have really been thinking about lately is how life begins at the end of your comfort zone. I’m not that girl anymore who hides in the bubble. Who sits in the back to watch the action instead of taking the lead and making things happen. I used to care so much about what others would think of me if I spoke out in the crowd, if I wore something a little too ‘out there’ or if I was just ME all the time. When someone would look my way I would instantly think– “oh my gosh, what are they thinking about me.”– REALLY!!?? Now- I DO NOT CARE! I have changed my mindset. Changed my ways. I read personal development books everyday. I listen to speakers and successful people in all areas of life talk about their struggles to get to their triumphs. Their failures that have turned into successes along the way!!


I won’t let anyone hold me back. I have a clear vision of life and I’m unstoppable. Through the triumphs and trials, through the thick and thin, the good and bad– this girl is never giving up. 


There are those who will come on the journey talking the talk– but don’t take the actions to overcome their fears. There are those who will see the same vision, tweak it to make it their own and RUN with it 

Be your own kid of beautiful. Stop hiding in the shell. Stop making the same excuses over and over again. No one wants to hear them. Take the bull by the horns and charge! Stop spending your life waiting for things to just happen. It doesn’t work that way- YOU have to create your own success! 


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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

My AHA Moment

Tonight- I had a totally ‘aha’ moment as I sat at my kitchen table listening to our Monday night Dream Team call. I had one of those moments where the past year flooded through my mind and it really HIT me– the hard work I have been putting in, the time I spend helping my challengers, my new coaches, my emerging leaders and my seasoned leaders–every step Ive taken really has mattered. 


The one thing that caused that MOMENT for me– as she was talking about the Leadership Retreat that the leaders of Beachbody are going to in Arizona this week… the Leadership Retreat that I qualified for and was invited to in May of this year–

I remember exactly one year ago- sitting in the same spot at the same dining room table.. listening to my mentor talk about how she and a few other leaders on her team were going to this AMAZING ALL EXPENSE PAID LEADERSHIP RETREAT and I just WISHED I could go too. So at that moment last year- i wrote down that I WOULD BE THERE NEXT YEAR. 

One year later- here I am- preparing for this amazing trip with my husband to go and ‘run with the big dogs’ this weekend. It seems so surreal. I feel like ‘why me?’– but then as soon as those ‘why me’s’ enter my head I quickly say out loud- WHY NOT ME!?!!

This is a blessing. A gift. An opportunity. I can’t imagine where my life would be at this moment had I not taken a leap of faith 15 months ago on this whole ‘coaching thing.’
I can about bet we would be bankrupt and still struggling to dig our way out of the hole that we were in. I can bet that we would still be BROKE and fighting about money. I can bet that I would still be feeling defeated everyday. Feeling like there was no way off the hamster wheel. 

BUT- I made a choice– Dustin Bozzo and I made a choice– for me to dive in. All in. And build this team from the ground up. I had 147 FB friends, I didn’t know how to copy/paste, I didn’t know how to use YouTube and I certainly had no idea what a blog even was!

BUT I LEARNED. I read personal development EVERYDAY and still do andI changed my mindset. NO EXCUSES. I took baby steps. I just decided that FAILURE WASN’T AN OPTION.

Here I am. My dreams are coming true. My team is in full bloom and I love that each and every person brings a different dynamic to who and what we are all about 

Life is all in what you make of it. What do you choose? 

Will you choose to join my team? Will you choose something better? Do you want to be a leader? A mentor? Do you want to help just ONE person change their life?
WHY NOT YOU?

I’m looking for 7 people. Not just anyone. 7 DRIVEN, WON’T TAKE NO FOR AN ANSWER, MOTIVATED women to learn a business in less than 3 months. I will teach you and mentor you every step of the way.
Maybe you are a mom who wants to stay at home with your kids.
Maybe you are a military wife and you just get settled and it’s time to move again.
Maybe you are a college student wanting to do more with your life and put yourself through school.
Maybe you are just a woman ready to take on a new path in life. 

Are you ready to do what it takes?

Apply here: http://goo.gl/Zsios1 or msg. me for deets!

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