Friday, January 30, 2015

Should I Become a Beachbody Coach?



This is a question I get asked quite often.  And there's no simple answer. I think that at first people expect you to immediately say "Yes. You should absolutely become a coach. This would be perfect for you. Let's get you signed up right away." But jumping in guns a blazing could possibly backfire (see what I did there?). I would never tell someone that they are a good fit when he/she may not be. Because let's face it, coaching is not for everyone. And that's ok.

So what I like to do when someone comes to me with that question is ask a few questions instead of jumping to the answer. You see, coaching isn't about selling products or making a quick buck. It's truly about bettering yourself so that you can positively influence and change the lives of others. 

Coaching, in a way, is much like teaching. You don't honestly think that teachers became teachers to make a lot of money do you? Teachers are very unique, selfless individuals that do what they do because they have a passion for enriching the lives of others. They do what they do to help others succeed - to provide their students with the tools they need to become successful academically and personally. They instill confidence and provide motivation. 

Coaches who are coaches for the sake of helping others are very much like teachers.  Our joy comes from the success of our customers. When they hit those milestones in their fitness journey, it's like we hit those milestones too. And when they struggle, we get to work trying to figure out what needs to change to help them reach their goals. We keep working on it until we find what does work for them. And a lot of us are still working towards our own fitness goals.

We're not perfect, we're not personal trainers, and we're not nutritionists. Well, some of us might be, but it is not a requirement.  We are simply people with a passion for helping others become healthy and fit. In the process, we also become healthier and more fit.  It's a win win!

Now, this doesn't mean that everyone who signs up as a coach actually coaches.  We have some coaches who take a backseat to the business aspect of it and enjoy the discount side of being a coach. And that's ok too.  Most of those coaches do eventually move to the front seat, not because they make the decision to do so. It usually begins because the changes they've made in their own lives are being noticed by all of those around them.  So their friends, family, and coworkers start asking how they did it and want to do it for themselves. So it's another win win!

Back to the question of the day. Should you become a Beachbody Coach? If you felt a connection to anything I said above, then you would definitely make a great coach. Remember, you don't have to be perfect. You don't have to be a Personal Trainer. You do not have to be a Nutritionist. You just have to have a passion for helping others and a desire to help yourself. You can contact me by clicking on the "Contact" button below, or email me at vidaliagirl@gmail.com. I can't wait to hear from you.

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