Even Beachbody surprised me with this one, but while at the Leadership Event in Dallas this past weekend, they let us know that from now until December 31st they are waiving the initial sign-up fee to become a coach! So, for those of you who have been on the fence about whether or not to join, I think now is the time to do so.
I share my story quite often, but I enjoy telling others about my success with both the fitness and business side of Beachbody. In March of 2008 I discovered P90X through an infomercial late one night while eating a bowl of ice cream, and that’s no joke! At the time I was out of shape and lacked confidence, probably from all the ice cream I was eating, and was looking for something to help me get into shape again. To make a long story short, I saw the infomercial, ordered the program, went through it, lost 25 lbs and 10% body fat, and literally got into the best shape of my life. That’s the story most of you have heard about, but there is a whole other addition to the story, and that’s the business side of it, or when I became a Beachbody Coach.
One month into P90X my coach, Barbie, asked me to become a coach myself. At the time I didn’t understand what all was involved, and told her that I would need to think about it. 3 months later, I decided to become a coach not because of the business side of it, but because I wanted to help people achieve results like I did. I knew what it took to get outstanding results, and I wanted to share that with people. Plus, I had a job as a Financial Advisor at the time, and I didn’t know how much time I would be able to dedicate towards coaching. I just spent about a half hour a day answering emails and helping friends and family around me. It was great because I was earning a commission from my recommendations of Beachbody products that I had used and had worked for me.
6 months into coaching I met my now fiance, Melinda, and things began to change. She never had a whole lot growing up, and once I knew things were serious between her and I, I wanted to take the business to the next level to give her the things she never had, so I started working harder and talking to more people, getting them involved with products like P90X, Insanity, and Shakeology. We were still really struggling financially, and could barely afford a one bedroom apartment, but we got by. We literally had to live paycheck to paycheck, and for those of you reading this that are dealing with the same thing, you know it’s not fun. I hated the fact that I couldn’t give her what she deserved, but I told her over and over again that in the near future I was going to do great things as a Beachbody Coach, and promised her that we wouldn’t have to worry about struggling with bills once I got this business really going. There was no doubt in my mind that I would be one of the most successful Beachbody coaches, and all that was holding me back was time.
Fast forward 2 years and not only am I a full-time Beachbody Coach, I’m financially independent and living a dream. I’m also a 3 Star Diamond and currently #1 in the Top Coach contest in the country. It really hit me last weekend in Dallas when I took Melinda to a 5 Star Restaurant on the 27th floor of our hotel and didn’t even have to worry about affording it. We were sitting right next to the window overlooking the city during sunset, and I turned to her and said, “Do you remember when 2 years ago we couldn’t even afford a one bedroom apartment? This is how far we have come in just a short amount of time. This is what life is all about.” We just sat there in silence for a while, almost tearing up, soaking in the moment. All my hard work and dedication has paid off, and it was almost surreal to be in that place at that time. It seemed so long ago that I had promised her that I would be successful and that we would never have to worry about anything, but it was only 2 short years.
There are a few things that I truly believe in, and one of those is that anyone can be as successful as I as a Beachbody coach. All it takes is hard work , dedication, positive attitude, integrity, a little patience, and guidance. Now Beachbody has made it extremely easy for you to become a coach and start working for your future by waiving the initial sign-up fee. If you take this business seriously, and actually treat it like a business, there is nothing stopping you from living your dream, just as I am living mine.
If you’re interested in learning more about becoming a Beachbody Coach, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will set up a call to talk more about it in detail.