Each Monday, my sponsor Barbie and I hold a call at 1 PM EST called the Barbie & Josh Talk Show. This past Monday, we got on the topic of achieving your dream, and what you have to do to get there. We both are very passionate about what we do (full time Beachbody Coaches), and got pretty fired up a few times during the call. Why? Every day we both hear people complain and complain about not making enough money, not enjoying their job, or not being happy with their relationships, but what we don’t understand is how people don’t want to work to improve these aspects of their lives. Why not? This makes absolutely no sense to me. If I’m not happy with something, I’m going to do whatever it takes to make sure I’m happy with it. I don’t want to be miserable all my life, and I don’t understand how other people can settle for that either.
When I got out of college, I thought that I wanted to be a Financial Advisor. I knew I wanted to help people, and thought that helping others with their finances was a good way to do so. However, when I got a few months into it, I quickly discovered that this wasn’t what I was passionate about. I didn’t enjoy what I was doing, and knew that I didn’t want to be miserable with my career for the rest of my life. A few months later I was introduced to the Beachbody Coaching Business, and decided to get involved, just for the fact that I could help people get into shape. I’ve always been passionate about fitness, but I didn’t know there was something out their that could combine my passion of fitness and helping others, along with making a decent living, that is until I became a Beachbody Coach. When I started coaching, I didn’t think that I could do it full time. Really, I didn’t know much about the business aspect of it at all, and like I said, just got into it to help people. After a few months, doing much research and talking to other successful coaches, I discovered the possibility of making it a full time career. Wow, do you understand how excited I got? I mean, I could seriously have a job where I stayed home, spent time with my family, have unlimited earning potential, be my own boss, and take as many breaks and vacations as I want? Once I realized that I could have my dream job, I was going to do everything in my power to reach that goal of becoming a full time Beachbody Coach.
For the next year I worked my tail off. I put in so much time and effort into the coaching business because I saw the dream right in front of me. All I had to do was work hard and get there. Was it easy? Hell no. There were so many times that I got frustrated because I was putting in a ton of hours, but not seeing much of a return. However, quitting never crossed my mind because that’s not how I function. I don’t let obstacles hold me back, but rather discover ways to get around them. A year and 5 months into coaching, I made the decision to become a full-time Beachbody Coach. I really can’t explain the sense of accomplishment I felt during that day. I felt like I deserved to achieve my dream because of the work I put into it, and the truth is that I did deserve it!
What frustrates me is that people get into coaching because they realize the dream just like I did, but don’t want to put the effort into it to accomplish their dreams. Whether it’s becoming a full-time Beachbody Coach or another dream that you want to accomplish, why wouldn’t you do everything in your power to reach it? I just don’t get it! I don’t know about you all, but I want to live a very happy life because I only have one shot at this! I don’t want to worry about financial issues, I don’t want to worry about hating my job, and I don’t want to worry about being unhappy with my life period. I want to enjoy life and accomplish every single goal and dream that I have.
If you’re a Beachbody Coach and frustrated with your progress, take a few minutes to look at yourself in the mirror and ask yourself if you’ve put in 100% effort towards achieving your dream. The truth is that you’re in control of your life, and you can succeed or fail, all depending on your effort level, determination, and commitment. If you fail, it’s nobody’s fault other that your own. Let me say that again, if you fail, it’s nobody’s fault other than your own. I have to repeat that because the majority of people blame others for their failures. They have to find excuses to why they failed to make themselves feel better. These people are the ones who complain and complain about their lives, but don’t want to do anything to change it. Why do you think people bash the Beachbody Coaching Business after they quit? They will come up with 100 different reasons to why they failed, but the truth is that THEY are the only reason they failed, not anyone or anything else. If you succeed, it’s because you did everything you could to make sure you succeeded. When you failed, you got back up and tried again.
The point of all this is that if you have a dream, do everything in your power to accomplish that dream. If you fail, don’t give up, but adjust and learn from your failures. You can accomplish anything you want to accomplish, and the only person holding you back is you. Barbie and I are extremely successful because we saw the goal, realized it, and then did everything we could to accomplish it. Did we fail along the way? Yes. Did we give up when we failed? No. Instead, we made adjustments and moved forward. I’m currently #1 in the Top Coach Contest and Barbie is #3 for a reason. Was it luck? Far from it. We just don’t give up on our dreams. YOU are in control of your life!
If you’re interested in becoming a coach like Barbie and I, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.