Working Moms Build A Business

Disney Trip taken around the time I had just signed up to coach.  I look healthy in this picture but I was actually sick with ulcerative colitis and ended up in the hospital for a week after getting home from Disney.

How I found Beachbody or maybe how it found me!

I had gone through two pregnancies, both leaving me with a body that I didn’t recognize.  For several years after having my children I struggled internally to accept my body.  I felt guilty at times having negative thoughts about what pregnancy had done to me because I had two healthy beautiful children and I should feel blessed.  I had a squishy tummy and stretchmarks that left me feeling very uncomfortable in my own skin.  I honestly believed that after you have a child your body just goes right back to where it used to be before pregnancy.   I was not prepared for the squishy belly, the deflated chest and the stretch marks!  I used my first pregnancy as an excuse to eat whatever I wanted and that caused me to gain 80 lbs that left my body super stretched out.  I didn’t have my next child until 5 years later so I definitely learned a lot more about how to care for my body during and after pregnancy so I didn’t put on the 80 lbs again.  At this point I was starting to get into health and fitness because I had found a supportive and uplifting community online who made me feel really good about myself and I had found a new love for fitness that I never had before.  The only problem was I was 6 years into my accounting job and didn’t know how I could turn my passion for fitness into a job at that point in my life.  I had been introduced to P90X from my husband who borrowed his coworker’s DVDs and I was hooked.  It was my first time using weights and I loved how it made me feel.   This is where Beachbody comes into play.   I was invited to learn about the coaching opportunity through a coach I met in the TIU Community named Danielle.

I made a post on facebook about doing P90X and sharing the results I was seeing.  Danielle had seen me posting and asked me if I was a coach!  I wasn’t a coach and I had never even heard about the opportunity so she shared a webinar with me.  This is where the journey begins!  P90X,  Shakeology, Insanity, Challenge Groups, new friends, other moms, sharing this new way of life with my family and I felt like a brand new person!!!  This experience and journey left me feeling like I HAD to share this with the world.   I finally found a way to transform my body into something I was more confident in and I did this all from the comfort of my own home, while working a full time job and caring for two kids.  I just knew that if I could do this anyone could!  The bonus is, I made some amazing new friends and was part of a team and community of people who lifted me up.  I was never part of anything like this and it felt amazing.

I was already sharing my results and my journey but I wasn’t getting paid for it.  The best way for me to, not only share my results, but also help others achieve similar results was to become a coach.   Although I was super excited to get started, I also had my doubts.  I had no idea what I was doing.  I had never been a leader, I had never run my own business and I didn’t have much experience with Beachbody other than doing P90X.  I didn’t really understand the business side but I fell in love with the products and Shakeology and knew that the 25% discount was reason enough for me to sign up.  I became a Beachbody Coach and set out to help other ladies feel the same way that I did!  So as full time working mom as a senior accountant, with one child in school and the other at daycare, I began building my business from my living room couch at night after my kids went to bed.

I started coaching just to receive a discount and if I could inspire just one person to reach for their goals I would have been happy.  I didn’t know anything about the business and definitely didn’t ever expect it to amount to much, if anything at all.  Making a full time income was not my goals when I started.  I truly wanted to help others like I was helping myself.   I had never heard of network marketing and if you asked me at the time if I thought I could make money being on social media I would have probably laughed and thought you were joking.   So I started as a discount coach and started jumping on training calls to try and learn as much as possible.  I watched coaches on my team become successful leaders and I was very intrigued and my belief in this business was starting to blossom.   I invited my friends and family to join a support and accountability to get started.  I started to witness success and realized that this business could turn into something more for  my family and I and that’s when I decided to take it more seriously.  I had always wanted to raise my kids but with a Bachelors Degree I was drowning in student loans and our family was in no position for me to stay home.   Having some additional income coming in from Beachbody could slowly help us bring me home from work.

So I started working the business blindfolded.  I honestly had no idea what I was doing and I started off doing everything the wrong way but I quickly learned from my mistakes.  I knew that I simply wanted to help others feel as amazing as I felt while using these products so that was all I needed to know to get started.

So what did I do?  I started using my Facebook page to share my transformation story.   I also started sharing motivational quotes that inspired me as well as the nutrition tips that I learned along the way.  I posted how I was helping my family eat healthier,  snack ideas for busy moms on the run, quick workouts to do in 10 minutes or less and other information that were busy moms could appreciate.  I also started seeing and feeling the benefits from drinking Shakeology.  It allowed me to come off all of my Colitis medications in April 2013 and I have been symptom and medication free (I actually have a blog post about this if you are interested in reading it). As I started posting more and more I became a source of knowledge and people started coming to me for advice.  That’s when my business really started taking off.

I truly loved everything about being a coach.  I loved running challenge groups and helping people achieve results.  I tried to make my challenges even more fun so that people could learn to love health and fitness.  The more I worked on helping others, the more I was helping myself.  I was reading books to help me help my challengers and also to help me start to lead a team.  Being a Beachbody coach is the most rewarding job I’ve ever had!

This business also allowed me to connect with people who were into health and fitness, something I lacked but needed in my life.  My passion for health and fitness was growing and I finally found a way to pursue it without a degree.  My love for serving others was being fulfilled in a way I never thought possible.  This business was definitely the answer to so many prayers I never knew I had.

Today, our team has grown significantly and we have created systems that allow new coaches to know exactly what they need when they first sign up.  I didn’t want my new coaches to feel lost like I felt when I first signed up so I started plugging them into a system that holds their hand step by step.  I have learned so much about the business side of it and it is such a fun and rewarding business to run.  It is very rewarding to watch your own coaches succeed like you are and when I see them reaching goals and earning an income I am filled with so much joy.

The truth is I have done this business from my living room couch before the kids wake up in the morning or after they go to bed in the evening!  In September 2014 I was able to quit my full time corporate job to focus only on Beachbody coaching so that I can be more present in my kids’ lives.  I have made some sacrifices to grow my business and I wouldn’t trade one single early morning or late night!  This business was a blessing that we never prayed for but are so very thankful to have received.

       September 12, 2014 Selfie of me as I walked out the door on my last day of working

a Corporate America Job!

My personal mission is to help other ladies/moms who feel that this may be their answer like it was mine pursue this opportunity.  Whether you want to start your fitness journey first and then transition into a coach,  you are already fit (using a Beachbody program or not) and you want to inspire other women to live a healthy and active lifestyle like you do,  or maybe you are looking for an income that would allow you to work from home so you too can be present in your kids’ lives this could be for you.

I am personally inviting YOU to join me on this journey and let me teach you how to build a successful business like I have done.  My personal mission is to help you get started without overwhelming you.  To show you how to get organized and prioritize what is most important in your life and learn how to effectively  manage your time so that you can work smarter not harder and still make time for your personal life and family.

This business is what you want to make of it.  I will work with you to set your business hours so that you know how to fit this into your busy life.  Whether you work just a few hours a week or a few hours a day you can make this work.  You set the pace you want to work at and I will coach you at that speed.  I started this business working just an hour a day and was able to earn a full time income that allowed me to work from home.  If I can do it you can too!

I know that you might be thinking, “well I don’t really know that many people who would be interested, ” or ” I don’t have many friends on facebook” or “I’m not a salesperson.”  Those are the most common fears stop people from joining as coaches.  The truth is those are misconceptions.  You don’t need to know a ton of people or have a ton of friends to get started and you most definitely SHOULDN’T be a salesperson.  We don’t sell anything except ourselves and if you can lead by example then you are already cut out to be a coach.

Once you join, you are plugged into our coach training right away where you will have access to all of our tools, guides, and training videos.

If this sounds like something you would like to do then I invite you to join my team!  If you would like more information about coaching on my team then please complete the application here and I will be in contact with you!

I look forward to seeing all of you on my team!

{This training is for NEW coaches only}

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