For the past few weeks, I have questioned the integrity of a lot of the people I’m close with. I’ve even had a few great conversations about this topic with a real good friends of mine, and we’ve both come to the conclusion that most people don’t live with integrity anymore. Who is there to trust? Why’s it important to live with integrity?
I grew up with an amazing family. My parents taught both my sister and I that it was important to always be up front and honest with people, and to always do the right thing, or to live with integrity. They said that if we stuck with the values that we were taught, we would be very successful with everything that we do in life. The one thing that people understand and know about me is that I respect everyone, and never try to belittle anyone, no matter what their status or situation is. People respect me back, and I gain their trust. When going through college, my goal was to become a financial planner when I graduated to help people with their financial issues. I have a passion for helping others, and am fullfilled when I know that I have impacted someone’s life in some way.
When I was presented the coaching opportunity, I knew that I would be able to help hundreds, if not thousands, of people get into excellent shape. Not only would I give diet and workout advice to help people change their physical appearance, but I would also share the things that I’ve learned from my parents and personal experience that have helped me be successful with the things I do, such as positive thinking, confidence, hard work, ability to stay motivated, and the desire to succeed. This is the reason you see many posts about these subjects because they are just as important, if not more important, than the actual diet and workouts. Without these characteristics, you will not be able to achieve great success, or have the ability to maintain success.
Because I’m a man of integrity, I put the people I coach first before the business side of coaching, or making money. I want to get to know the people that I coach, and hopefully establish a friendship. I feel that people respect me because I take out so much time during the day to answer the hundreds of emails, which is why I get so many people to sign up with me. If I was new to P90X and sent an email to a coach, I would expect to receive an email back within a day or two so that I could know what the heck I was doing! If you have been a customer of mine for a while, you understand what I’m talking about because you always receive an email back from me in a day or two, no longer. I also get very excited when I get emails from people telling me that they have lost 5lbs, 10lbs, or that their confidence has increased and I have helped them change their lives! I genuinely care about others, and hope that everyone can have the same success as I have.
When I recommend products to people, it’s not because I’m trying to push products on people and make a sale to earn a commission. Sure, it’s nice to earn a commission, especially with this being a full-time job, but the things I recommend for people are products that I know work! Either I have tried them myself or know many other people who have tried them and gotten results. Like I said, my goal is to help everyone that I coach have results like me, so that’s why I recommend certain products that are proven to work, like whey protein, the Recovery Formula, Shakeology, and Jack3d. I don’t recommend products that don’t work.
My integrity and respect for others also carries over to my relationships with the coaches in my downline. I hope that every coach of mine can be as successful as I can with this business, and will do what I can to help them out. I don’t consider myself “above” them by any means. In fact, I seek help from my coaches all the time because they might have a lot of ideas that I haven’t thought of, or have methods that worked for them that can work for me as well. I’m convinced that this is one of the main reasons for my success today! I have no problem with going to others for help. It frustrates me when I hear about coaches who are only out for themselves, doing everything they can to increase their income, not to establish relationships or help their downline. They are the people who have to live with being dishonest and without integrity. That’s got to be one heck of a heavy feeling all the time.