Do you write your goals out?
I started doing so last May.
I write out weekly, monthly, yearly and long term goals.
I just ran across this list of my “2013 wishes & goals” that I wrote out at the end of 2012, to prepare for the upcoming year.
I feel that I am on my way. I have focused on each of these things daily. I have focused on my “why” on the days that I feel overwhelmed. I have reevaluated my goals and reinvented myself over and over throughout my 20 month journey as a coach.
When setting and working towards my goals, I also factor in that I may not hit each and every goal by the deadline, but I am damn sure trying and NEVER give up.
I share this not to boast, but to give you hope if you are struggling (in any business or area of life) or if you are a new coach and unsure if this is for you or something that you can really succeed at.
My husband had major shoulder surgery in May 2012. He wasn’t released to work for several months. At the time he was to be released the company he worked for wrongfully terminated him. We fought it in court, to restore his medical benefits, but he had already made the decision that he was not going to return to that line of work in the oil field, because it was dangerous and also kept him away from what mattered most: his family.
Once that decision was made, he’s been working hard with his business partner to form a new company. But, anyone who has started a new business or is self-employed, knows that it’s rare that you instantly start generating a profit when forming a new business (unless you are Beachbody coach – then you can INSTANTLY start forming a profit bearing income from home, although some do not believe that). Since November of 2012, I have supplied 80% of the income which has covered our bills and living expenses for our household of 5 who live under our roof (+ 2 step children). It has been stressful at times (okay a lot of the time!). Somehow it seems to be SO taboo to make money off of helping others, especially when it comes to a already off-limits topic: WEIGHT LOSS and OBESITY. But without Beachbody, there is NO way we could’ve survived this past year without facing repossessions, damage to our credit, a struggle to put food on the table. So I will not apologize for making money doing what I am doing. I hate talking about money because that’s one way to get people really angry. I’ve noticed that the world is filled with many “haters”: people who don’t like to see someone else succeed, especially when it comes to financial gains, so I have been hesitant to ever share this aspect of my coaching career. But you know what? I am NOT going to apologize for any part of it. What some of the haters DO NOT know is that I stay up most nights until 11 p.m. or even midnight. I wake up at the crack of dawn. I spend my lunches talking to people and meeting with them to HELP them. I spend my evenings on calls with people needing help, with my coaches, or team calls. 3 out of 4 weekends I spend doing something Beachbody related to help others. I give up one night a week (last week 2) with my family, to run a FREE Weekly FIT Club. I give not only my time, but my energy, my love and my whole heart to help others, so I will not hide or apologize for earning an extra income and NOW an income that has helped me be able to leave the constrictive life of a 8-5 working mother which will allow me to be a better wife and mother and will give me more time to help others!
SIDE NOTE: Kind of off topic, but this reminds me of a conversation Ryan and I had a while back. It really IRKS me when I hear of others refer to the Coaching Opportunity as just another “Pyramid Scheme”.
My blunt, honest answer? DO YOUR FREEKIN’ RESEARCH.
Carl Daikeler (CEO) & John Congdon (President) did NOT design Beachbody to be a NETWORK MARKETING business.
They created it to help others achieve their weight loss goals with fitness programs. As the years went by, they realized thru watching the message boards, the NEED & POWER of SUPPORT. That is when they got the idea to offer the coaching opportunity to the leaders of the message boards & others committed to helping others.
Beachbody is constantly making MAJOR changes every year to help give people EVERYTHING they need to succeed (fitness+nutrition+support) which involves TONS of time & money in research.
I currently work for a great company, have an amazing boss, HOWEVER, I know without a doubt that I will NEVER ever EVER make more than the owners of this company. I will never change my title here in this job. I will never gain financial freedom as long as I sit behind this desk. I will never walk out of here at 5, feeling great about myself, knowing that my presence here 7.5 hours a day, made an impact on someone else’s life. I may get a few bonuses here & there, but I will never make much more than I am making now.
With Beachbody, YOU are your OWN boss. You can start your OWN business for as little as $39.95 (Tell me how many other people can start their own business for that little?) You set your own hours. You get out exactly what you put in. You don’t have to stick to a certain dress code, put up with bitchy co-workers, work hours set by someone else and there is NO limit to what you can do or how much money you can make. You can create your own destiny.
One thing I LOVE about Beachbody that some of you may NOT know, is – Last year in 2012, 800,000 people purchased Beachbody Products direct from an infommercial, www.beachbody.com or www.shakeology.com instead of thru a coach. Beachbody GIVES these people (customers) to qualifying coaches – so that these people have SUPPORT & so that these coaches can build their businesses. So what does that tell you about this company? To me, it tells me that they care A LOT about ME & others.
There are TONS of Network Marketing (MLM) companies out there that are also criticized for being a “pyramid scheme”. They get this bad rap because there’s always those people who think “AH HA! I can work from home. I can make TONS of money and not put in the time. I can SHOVE this product down someone’s throat, but not believe in it wholeheartedly myself.” So they invest whatever it is to get started, then do not reach their goals in the time frame they envisioned, get discouraged & give up. Then go around telling everyone that company is a scam & took their money.
So tell me how that is more of a Pyramid Scheme than working for the man?
How’s that for food for thought?
I am pleased to report as of October 19, 2013, that I have earned Success Club each month, am a SC All-star and have earned 191 SC points total. I am 1 star away from 5 Star Diamond/Elite goal. In August, I had earned enough Elite Points to qualify for Elite (the first one from our team to accomplish this) I am debt free with the exception of our vehicle payment and currently have reached my income goals and 11/1 will be my last day on the job!
NOW, I ask: Are you living by DESIGN, DESIRE OR DEFAULT?
Very few blessings and very few extraordinary things ever happen when you live in the safe zone all the time.
My advice to you is:
If it offends someone, SO WHAT! Dream BIGGER.
If people aren’t laughing at your dreams, you’re dreams aren’t BIG enough!
To dream is a matter of choice, to reach them is a matter of discipline.
You are confined by the boundaries you set yourself.
Success happens when your dreams are bigger than your excuses.
You’ve gotta wake up every morning and ask yourself “How bad do I want it?”
How much work are you willing to put forth for the things and people you want and need in your life? Nothing great in life comes without effort. If it’s something of great meaning, in your heart and something you need in your life every risk, every step, every drop of sweat, every hour of lost sleep will be worth it.
I encourage you to not just wish for what you want, but write them down and focus on them and sit down and come up with a plan that will lead you to accomplishing your goals and achieving your dreams.
If you can dream it, you can do it!
I just learned how to dream. You better bet your ass that I will NOT be giving up anytime soon!
NEVER ever EVER give up. Because just about when you are to give up is when things are about to turn around in a good way. I promise you, if you believe and work hard, great things are waiting for you around the corner.