Here are 5 things you should know before deciding to be a Coach!
#1 – Coaching is NOT a “Get Rich Quick Scheme”
If your number one priority is making a lot of money… You might as well save your $39.95 (sign up cost) and keep looking for the right opportunity for you… Because coaching will be a big fat waste of your time… NOT because you cannot end up making BIG MONEY… because you DEFINITELY CAN… but because in THIS business, the only people who make money are the ones who actually care to make a difference and help other people change the course of their lives! You HAVE to be willing to practically do this for FREE in the beginning. That being said….Your income WILL GROW in direct reflection to the number of lives you help change!
#2 – You have to “BE THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE IN… YOUR BUSINESS!”
You’ve probably wondered what I actually DO as a coach, just SELL stuff? Not at all! It’s SO much more than that! As coaches we are INSPIRERS, HEROS, DREAMERS, BEACONS OF LIGHT to others!!! (sounds a little dramatic right… but it’s TRUE!!!) We use our life, and the way we live it, to inspire and encourage others. What happens when you see a friend that you haven’t seen in a few months… and they have lost 20lbs, are beaming with energy and a whole new outlook on life? Well, I know what I DO… I ask them, “What the heck have you been doing!? You look INCREDIBLE!!! I want your secret!” — That’s the best way I can explain the basis of coaching. YOU are that person who, in this story, committed to changing their lives for the better… and thus EVERYONE around you wants to know YOUR SECRET.
In MY CASE, it’s BEACHBODY! P90X first changed my life after a visit to the doctor confirmed I was clinically depressed, 20 lbs overweight and in desperate need of some lifestyle changes. I started with P90X then found Shakeology which in itself was GAME CHANGER #2 for me. It has improved my health on a cellular level and kept me healthy for 4 years now…. NOT EVEN A SNIFFLE!!!!!!
…and NOW, COACHING… which has taken me from being a barber for 24 years to n early retirement (that I thought would NEVER HAPPEN until I found this opportunity) to working as a Coach in my SPARE TIME earning a FULL TIME income from home with ZERO fitness experience. WHY? Because I focused on changing ME first… Then shared my “secrets” with others who followed suit!
#3 – Coaches are Independent Business Owners.
When you become a coach you don’t the work for BEACHBODY… You work for YOURSELF! No one gives you deadlines, tells you how much you have to work, when you have to work, WHERE you have to work, nor do they decide your salary… YOU DO! IF you are willing to learn to manage your time effectively, stay consistent, be self-motivated and most of all, self-disciplined. MOST of us have never worked for ourselves before becoming Coaches… We have had all of our tasks and responsibilities laid out for us, a BOSS to hold us accountable and scare us from losing our job if we didn’t stay on point, a pre-determined salary or hourly rate GUARANTEED to us and business hours.
The BEST comparison I can give you to describe the difference between working for someone else and working for yourself is the difference between HIGH SCHOOL and COLLEGE. Everyone HAS to go to High School… there is set rules, schedules, learning materials, teachers, subjects, tests, etc… But college… College is for the ELITE, the ones who want MORE out of life! The ones who are willing to take responsibility and make something of themselves. No one calls your mom when you skip class… tells you what to wear, which major to pick, nor which class times you will choose. If you drop out… Well, that’s on YOU. Owning your own business is the SAME WAY. As a business owner, you literally have the opportunity to become the MASTER of YOUR OWN SUCCESS. What you put into it is what you will get out of it.
#4 – You do NOT have to be perfect….just be RELATABLE & REAL!
Your success as a coach has little to do with you being at your ideal weight or achieving your “goal body”. TRUTH IS… People don’t connect to PERFECTION… They connect to your STORY. They will connect with you when you share your struggles how you overcome them on your JOURNEY. The more hones and open you are willing to be, the more people you will naturally attract. YOUR JOURNEY, YOUR STRUGGLES… THAT’S what INSPIRES others to JOIN YOU. You want them to think, “Well, if SHE can do it…. So can I!” Question is: Are you willing to let down your guard and share?
#5 DREAM BIG and DO BIG THINGS!
ALL successful coaches have ONE THING in common… They started with BIG DREAMS that fueled their fire to succeed! You have to have a CLEAR vision for YOUR LIFE and know what you are working for! Just like college… You go through the learning process (not making money) all the while KNOWING it will be WORTH IT in the end when you graduate and land the career of your dreams. Only difference here is that college could put you THOUSANDS of dollars in DEBT with no guarantee of a job… when in Beachbody you can actually MAKE MONEY while learning the ins and outs of your trade. IMAGINE if you spent FOUR FOCUSED YEARS, the way people do in college, on BEACHBODY!!! You would likely be earning more than most DOCTORS do by the time you “graduated” with NO debt to speak of! My point is… You have to know where you want to go… and more importantly WHY! DEFINE YOUR PURPOSE, DREAM BIG and WORK HARD TO ACHIVE YOUR BIGGEST DREAMS!
I hope this gave you a better idea of whether or not coaching is right for you and your goals, it truly isn’t for everyone… but when the right person answers that knock of opportunity at their door… MAGIC HAPPENS and DREAMS DO COME TRUE!
When and If you are ready to take the next step… I would love to be your mentor, to help you get a great start in this business and show you why I love coaching so much and why I think you just may too! When you become a coach on my team… Your dreams become MY dreams… and I will do everything I can to help teach YOU how to achieve them!!
Your friend in fitness,