I’m free to follow my passion.
Here is the big news. I’ve been teasing you for weeks. No more beating around the bush. I’m a full time Team Beachbody coach. Yep that’s right! I did it. We did it. I feel so freaking awesome I could catch a bullet in my teeth and fly around the world reversing the rotation. Seriously serious!
Life begins at the end of your comfort zone. I’m pushing way out of my comfort zone on this one. I spent most of my adult life following other people’s dreams for me. Go to college, get a degree, get a secure job with benefits, etc. My life was speaking to me over and over. I’d work for a boss that sucked my soul or get laid off or get stabbed in the back over and over for years. While on maternity leave with Reese that is when I had a light bulb go off. I couldn’t spend the rest of my life working at a job that made me a terrible person. I couldn’t work at a job that kept me away from my family and sucked out my life all in the name of a paycheck. I wanted to live my life dammit!
I left that job and started to work for an old boss for less pay and zero benefits. Hello, comfort zone freak out. While I was getting my professional life sorted out my physical life wasn’t that great. Ordered Insanity as a customer in the summer of 2010 and it spring boarded into becoming a coach a few months later. I had absolutely no idea how to coach others. I could barely coach myself. I felt drawn to it. I always had a love of helping others and I was able to do it with Team Beachbody. My bosses were nice enough to give me flexible hours and supported my efforts with Team Beachbody. I was very blessed to have their support.
You may ask how in the world did you do it? Consistency and time. Be a product of the product. Live with passion. Live with purpose. I’m connected to an amazing team of people who love and support me. I love paying it forward and helping others. For 2 ½ years I’ve been doing this part time. It hasn’t been easy but it has been worth it. I watch less TV, sometimes sleep less, spend more time learning and writing and on the phone than ever before. It doesn’t feel like work. It feels awesome. If you’ve followed me for any length of time you know how much I’m into it. I didn’t start off that way. I started at 0 just like everyone else. I’ve grown in 2 ½ years into where I am now. You can do it too. Anyone can do it. That is the beauty.
Was I afraid when I signed up? Sure. Was I nervous about walking into a room alone with a bunch of people I didn’t know? Absolutely. Was I afraid of what my family and friends would say and think? Of course. All of that fear and anxiety was holding me back from many things in my life. Like Tom Cruise says in Risky Business “Sometimes you just have to say what the *@^k and go for it.”
In 2 ½ years would you like to leave your job? Would you like to spend more time with your family? Would you like to fire your boss and kill your alarm clock? Get started now and you could be announcing your own retirement in 2 years.
Every time I see Shawshank Redemption it gets me juiced. I think about the possibilities ahead of me. How awesome our lives are now because I didn’t let the fear rule my decisions. We are not just watching others live. We are living and loving our lives.
How about it?
Stop saying you don’t have time, don’t have money, or some other roadblock to success. You have the same opportunity that was in front of me. Open your life to awesome. Take the risk. It is worth it.