In May of this year, I was asked to take the main stage in the Lucas Oil Stadium to deliver a speech to 20K Beachbody Coaches. I was given free reign to choose a topic that I felt would positively impact the audience. As the previous 4X Top Coach what does the audience need to hear? After months of planning and refining I decided that MINDSET was what I was going to share with the audience! What are the secrets to Beachbody Coach Successes And Mindsets?
Everything rises and falls on mindset. Whether you think you can or you cannot- you are right. I will never forget my first coach summit. It was in July 2012, I was one year into coaching and I got on a plane from Pittsburgh PA to Las Vegas to attend the annual conference. I had no idea what to expect and I can tell you that I was blown away by the magnitude of the event. The live workouts, the keynote speakers, & the energy of everyone around me was unbelievable. I loved every minute of the conference. I was meeting people in person for the first time that I had become friends with through Facebook during the first year I was a coach. I knew I had to make goals for myself for the upcoming summit. Therefore, I came to summit that year to get clarity in my vision and to refine my goals.
It was in the general session of coach summit that I had my biggest ah-ha moment. I listened to one of our former top coaches share his success story. He was an average, ordinary and normal guy who had achieved extraordinary accomplishments. As he told his story I started to think to myself, WHY NOT ME!!! If he can do this, SO CAN I!
It was on the plane back to Pittsburgh that I started organizing my notes and creating an action plan for how I was going to be on that stage the following year sharing my own personal success story! I was about to take those things on my GOAL board and MAKE THEM A REALITY!
In the past 8 years I’ve learned a lot of valuable life lessons. I actually believe that the basics of building a Beachbody business are pretty easy. Inviting, following up, posting on social media… those things are NOT hard. What actually is the MOST challenging is the stories that we tell ourselves as to whether we can or cannot be successful. Everything rises and falls on mindset. So in my summit speech I shared my top mindset traps that I see people fall into that prevent them from reaching their goals. So let me share those with you now!
First Trap: How many of you have ever said to yourself, I can’t be successful, fulfilled or happy until…
- I achieve a certain rank
- Income level
- Team size
- Elite, Premiere, Top 10, Success Club All Star
Success happens every single step of the way. You do not become that person without walking through all the things that make you who you are in that moment.
Second Trap: I can’t be successful until I have all the answers.
Listen, the most well thought out plans will ALWAYS surprise you. Your business will not come with an owners manual, but if you begin to shift your perspective to:
I will find my opportunity within every obstacle.
Then, you will start seeing the roadblocks not as failures but as learning opportunities. Everything that I have learned in my business has actually come out of the mistakes I have made along the way. Everything in your life and business is FIGUREOUTABLE. Be less concerned about perfection and more concerned about the actions that you take. Progress over perfection is the only way you get to where you want to be.
Third Trap: I need someone to motivate me!
I cannot tell you how many times I have heard people say to me, “I need someone to motivate me or I’m just not that motivated!”
Let me be honest with you, It is YOUR job to motivate yourself! As a coach and as someone on their own fitness journey I constantly had to find what kept me motivated. At first it was purely to get the weight off, to reach a number on the scale and feel confident in my clothes. But, when I reached those goals I found a new goal to fix my sights on. My fitness was less about a number on the scale and more about health, energy, and being my best self. I want to be an example to my boys of how to treat your body with love and respect.
In business, my goals started out as paying for our groceries and holiday gifts. As I achieved goals I set new ones along the way. I still to this day have to make sure that I am constantly challenging myself and leveling up my mindset and leadership.
What brings me JOY and what gives me fulfillment are the things that I focus on. If you find yourself stuck or less than motivated ask yourself what does this goal mean to me? What is the significance of the “work” that I am doing and how do I make sure that continue to grow through the daily challenges.
Just like a muscle, motivation does not come easy, it takes a lot of hard work. I stay motivated through listening to podcasts, reading personal development and surrounding myself with those that are just a few steps ahead of me in their careers.
Get clear on what drives you:
- What do you love about what you do?
- Spend time each day reflecting on your goals and asking yourself if this is truly what you want and why you want those things.
- Take action daily, because the only way you figure things out is through taking action.
Fourth Trap: We become so focused on the income, sometimes we forget our main job is to make an impact.
People are my focus and I know when I serve, and serve well, and serve with integrity and heart: I know opportunities will always present themselves that create income.
Are you so focused on the sale that you forget about the relationship? As a Coach, anytime I was focused just on the #s I found that I actually had a harder time than when I was just adding value to the lives of others. Each day ask yourself, “What does your audience need from you? What can I teach, inspire or motivate those that follow me with?” Lead with that perspective and the rest truly does fall into place.
Fifth Trap: The Leadership Trap
You are ALL leaders. Right now, exactly as you are!
Leadership is not defined by a title, Leadership is defined by your actions each and every day!
Truly, leadership is about integrity, heart, discipline, consistency, the way you show up, grow, and handle adversity. You can do that right now and every single day in your life. The way that you use your obstacles as a catalyst for growth will alway inspire others to do the same. Even when you think that no one is watching, you will be shocked at who is on the sidelines observing your every move.
In closing, let me share how I end each and every day of my business. I focus on my IMPACT SCORE!
In the morning, I write out what I’m grateful for, I set my intentions for the day and the ways I plan to make a positive impact. I think about how I want my day to go. I have my daily affirmations, I start my day right.
But above all, before I go to bed, I take out my journal and think “did I make an impact today?” I write out the small daily actions I took that helped someone else take steps towards living up to their fullest potential.
I helped someone get started on their fitness journey.
I helped a new team member make their first sale.
My client lost their first 5 pounds in my accountability group ect….
Focus on the “wins” so that when you do have challenges/set backs you can come back to these pages and be reminded that each and every day you are taking steps towards your future self!
Friends, building a business isn’t easy and I won’t ever sugar coat it! But I can tell you that every single day is a blessing and all the hard work is worth it! To live the life you get to design doing what you love, that is priceless!
Click the video below to see my full 2019 Summit Speech and feel free to share with others!