It’s for the money, its for the reward, it’s to travel.. but not in the ways you think!
I started Beachbody coaching thinking it might be a nice side hobby to bring in extra money. I told myself over 10 times my first month this wasn’t going to last, that there was too much to it and I’m meant to do something else. Not only that, but I’m graduating with an Exercise Science and Health Degree in May and I’ve planned to put it to good use for a Global Health career abroad. Although I’ve come to terms that it won’t provide a high wage, my dream is to travel to developing regions and provide aid to the poor conditions abroad. How in the world would Beachbody coaching help me do that?....
Following my first challenge group (boot camp) was when I figured it out..
I have all this knowledge in my head, all this positivity and care in my heart, why wouldn’t I use those gifts to help people lose weight? The reward of this career comes from the excitement I see in my challengers who are losing weight, the change in health and attitude after they completed a program. For how passionate I am about health, it comes naturally that I am rewarded by how proud I feel when my challengers succeed.
Yes, I am getting paid to do this. Every challenge pack (program) that is purchased, every Shakeology, every coach that joins my team, I get a commission. I will be very open and honest and say I’m doing this partly for the money. When I say I figured it out, when it all clicked regarding what Beachbody coaching could do for me, was when I realized what a gold mine this is. You’re probably thinking, okay wow, she’s doing this for the money and to make herself feel good, but what about her dream to help abroad?
I was listening to a recording call of a top Beachbody coach who is in the millionaires club (that she reached through Beachbody), and my jaw dropped to the floor. The moment this turned from a hobby I’d drop if it got too hard, to my passion and future, was when I heard that a millionaire coach has been traveling around India paying for orphanages to be built.
This is why I’m doing this job for the money. I want to become successful enough to provide for my family, and under privileged families in developing regions.
Many of you may know that I traveled to Ghana, Africa for a month during my year off to work in an orphanage. I fell in love with so many of those kids and would have probably taken a few home If I were allowed ;). These kids didn’t need me there, but they wanted me there. They knew how to do their chores, they got enough to eat for the most part, they were part of this program that allowed them to go to school and get clothing from volunteers. They were happy orphans, they were each other’s brother and sisters, they cared for each other because that’s all the family they had. They will always be a light in my life. They had little to nothing, some slept on the floor, but they were the happiest people I’ve ever met!
However, there was some sketchy vibes coming from the Momma of the orphanage, something about her I didn’t trust. I spent my month caring for and playing with the kids and went on with my life. Two years later I received a message that the Momma and Papa of the orphanage took all the money and ran. The orphanage was shut down, no volunteers are connected with it, the kids can no longer afford to go to school and they were all dispersed throughout Ghana. Separated from everything and everyone they know.
I would feel like my life is complete if I can become financially capable of providing a new orphanage, school, and clothing to these kids.
A few years later I traveled with the school on a community development trip to Nicaragua. I met a family with a little girl named Genesis who had hydrocephalus. She was nine months old and it still hadn’t been treated. They were living in a tarp home, incapable of keeping out the weather and bugs. For two years my professor and I sent as much money as I could afford or collect as donations to provide for Genny’s health. Because of us she had surgery on her brain and spine and lived 2 years longer than expected. We were able to provide just $300 for the community to build her family a new home made of brick.
This is what I was put on this earth for.
So, I’m striving for my business to grow in order to help as many people turn their life around to healthy, happy, positive and fit. In doing this, I will eventually be able to fulfill my dream of owning a nonprofit organization and have the capability of providing to communities abroad.
I have always seen my future as one that is dedicated to improving the lives of others. I just never knew how I was going to get there or how I was going to afford it. With Beachbody, I’m making money by helping others in order to help more people.
That, for me, is a jackpot!