All too often we see these incredible stories of people that joined the Beachbody business and went from the deepest hole to being amazingly successful in under 2 years. While that absolutely CAN happen to those that put in the work and diligence, it’s not realistic. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but for the average person to become successful, it will take INSANE work ethic and most of all, time & patience. What creates a successful Team Beachbody Coach? Building a Team with a vision and DRIVE!
Often times we look at the ‘flash’ of what being a Coach can bring. We see the huge claims of money, houses, cars, paying off debts, etc…But what you don’t see is the pain, sacrifices, the doubts, the struggles, failures, tears, and mental battles that it took to achieve those goals. Becoming a successful Coach means that you have to be willing and ready to bust your BUTT for a minimum of 3-5 years. “But Chaz that’s a long time!”….and I reply with “That time is going to pass anyways isn’t it? Why not build your fortune while it does!” Too many people sign up as a Coach, spend 6 months searching for that ‘Secret Formula to Success’, ignore what their upline is teaching them, then quit and say it doesn’t work. I say BS to that. You want to be successful? Then make the DECISION and COMMITMENT right now that you are going to stop being an amateur, start being a professional, put in 3-5 years of HARD FREAKIN WORK, and NEVER quit on yourself.
Building a Team.
What does it take to build a Team in this business? It takes a few skills such as inviting, sponsoring, relationship building, and influencing. When you become a person of inspiration and influence, people are DRAWN to you. One mistake that I made my first 4 years as a Coach was I thought I had to go find and CONVINCE people to join my business. WRONG. When you are focusing on convincing people to join, you lose sight of what Beachbody is all about, inspiring and helping those who are ready! When you change your mindset, start focusing on building yourself up through personal development and sharing your story, you will start to notice that people become attracted to you. This is called attraction marketing! Worried that you don’t know anyone that would want to join your Team as a Coach? Simply start by branding yourself and sharing your story.
One great way to start branding yourself is to make a list of 3-5 roles that you have in life. 1 will be a Beachbody Coach. But here’s the thing, you are MORE than Beachbody! Ever visited a facebook page and all you see is a company brand EVERYWHERE with nothing but logos and links? Turns you off right? Don’t be ‘that guy’ in the Beachbody world. Find 3-5 other things that you are! These can be roles you play such as mother/father, hairstylist, massage therapist, accountant, or some other ‘job’ title. Other options would be hobbies! Hobbies are one of the absolute best ways that people make a connection and start building a relationship. Fashion, shoes, hiking, biking, basketball, tennis, book club, church, etc…Make a list of all the hobbies and passions that you have in life and start sharing about them. This is what will ATTRACT like-minded people to you!
Leading by Example
One of the most effective ways that you can build this into a successful business is to LEAD BY EXAMPLE. I’ve personally experienced the power of this! In the Beachbody Coaching world, we have what’s called the 3 Vital Behaviors: Be a Product of the Product, Personal Development, and Invite!
Be a Product of the Product!
This means that YOU are taking your own advice and following a program and drinking your shakeology. Often times I used to fall into my own rut because I am human too! I would go through the start/stop motion of programs, always being really motivated and on track for 2 weeks, then quitting, then restarting, etc….And during those times, guess what my challengers/clients did? Followed my lead and did the same. Remember this quote, “What you DO speaks so loudly, that I cannot hear a word you SAY!” Your Team of Clients and Coaches will always do as you do. It doesn’t matter if you are the most motivational person in the world, giving the best advice, and helping each of your members, if you are not following your own advice, neither will your Team. Be the leader, lead by example, and don’t let your own excuses get in the way.
You do workouts to strengthen your physical body right? What are you doing to strengthen your mind? This is where PD comes in! Schedule a 30 min block in the morning to sit down and dive into a great book. This does not mean go grab your favorite Harry Pottery story….This means you will be reading, digesting, and implementing what you learn from PD style books. Great starters are “The Compound Effect” by Darren Hardy and “The Slight Edge” by Jeff Olson. This is going to be no different than your workouts, you will need to schedule the time, and stay consistent with it, even on the days that you don’t feel like it. Developing your physical body will only bring you so far in life, it’s developing your MINDSET and who you are that will bring the best transformation!
Another important business building activity! You can be in the best shape using our products and be reading your PD every single day, but if you are not inviting every day/week consistently, you will not see growth in your business. Inviting means either to a Challenge Group or to your Business as a Team Beachbody Coach. How do you invite people? Simple, TALK! Does this mean go around shouting your opportunity to everyone you come in contact with? Absolutely not. All you need to focus on is making 2-5 new contacts each day. Go out every day with the intent on making new friends. Keep it simple! Find ways to strike up conversations with strangers, and get them added to FB. In the grocery story? Give out compliments! “Those are some great shoes! Where’d you get them?” or “I don’t mean to be forward, but you are in amazing shape! Mind if I ask what workouts you do?” Make the convo short and sweet and end with something like “Well it was great to meet you, do you have a facebook account?”
This will take time and practice to get comfortable with talking to people. Our human emotions like to create self-doubt and worry about what a stranger would think of us…And I can tell you that this FEAR holds 98% of people back from accomplishing their goals. My biggest tip? Get over it! Just tell it to shut up and do it!
And for my final thoughts on what it takes to become a Successful Team Beachbody Coach…
You have to be committed. Seriously. Don’t join the business with the mindset of “Well I’ll give it a shot and see if I can make it work.” NOPE! The second you hit that Submit button and see that final “Congratulations on becoming a Beachbody Coach!” sign, you go look yourself in the mirror and say “I don’t care how long it takes, how hard it will be, how much sacrifice it will take, or how many times I fail, I will do WHATEVER IT TAKES TO MAKE THIS WORK!” I’m not here to sugar coat this business and say “Join my Team now and I will help you earn $100k per year!”…I am here to tell you that this will take serious work. BUT I can also tell you that after you have read about all this hard work and you are ready to make that commitment to yourself to build this business, it will ALL BE WORTH IT! Every sleepless night, every failure, and every sacrifice you make, it will all be worth it.
I’ve personally put in the work and am walking the talk. I’ve been able to fire my boss and now work for myself doing Beachbody full time. I’ve built the foundation of my incredible Team. It’s like an airplane taking off…It takes force and stretch of runway in the beginning, but there reaches a point where you lift off the ground, climb to 38,000ft, and start to run on autopilot. This business has been the hardest thing I’ve ever done, taken the most amount of time/work that I’ve ever committed to something, and taken the most amount of sacrifice that I’ve ever given. And here I am, at my ‘home office’, in my favorite chair outside under the beautiful 85 degree sunshine, living life on my terms. No more declined time off requests, no more telling my family I can’t come to dinner because I work, and no more building someone else’s dream. This is my life. I live it how I want to now. Are you ready to make YOUR commitment to achieving freedom? Maybe it’s time to Discover Your Greatness.