Being a full time Beachbody Coach and constantly sponsoring new Coaches into the business, I’m often asked a lot of questions by brand new Coaches on what they need to do to succeed. This is kind of a hard question to answer and is actually the wrong question to be asking. Instead of asking, “what do I need to do to be successful as a Beachbody Coach?” New Coaches should be asking, “who do I need to become in order to achieve the results I want as a Beachbody Coach?”
Just to be clear, in this post I’m strictly talking about the business side of Beachbody Coaching, not the fitness side. Everyone knows that Beachbody has awesome workouts, and Shakeology is an amazing shake, so reaching your fitness goals is a matter of following a Beachbody workout program, and getting the proper nutrition. The steps to reach your fitness goals are very concrete and almost black and white.
Beachbody Coach Success In Not Just About Fitness
However, having success as a Beachbody Coach is not black and white. There are no specific steps to follow or a specific road map that will take you to $100,000 a year as a Beachbody Coach. Remember, being a Beachbody Coach means you are a business owner, which means there are “business” related things you’ll need to learn if you want to be successful. Things like marketing, copywriting, prospecting, objection handling, and etc.
Lets me back up a little, the first thing you’ll have to set as a brand new Beachbody Coach are your expectations. If you’re reading this post, I’m assuming that you expect to reach the rank of at least Star Diamond or higher (click here to read a breakdown on the different Beachbody Coach rankings). It really doesn’t make any sense to join the business with the expectation of only reaching Emerald or Ruby. It may take you a few years to reach your goals, which is fine, but you should have your eyes set on reaching Star Diamond and higher.
Okay, so I’ll assume that you are someone that is planning on joining, or maybe have already joined, and plan on treating the business seriously. In other words, you’re not just a customer that signed up to be a Beachbody Coach to get the discount. The tips and recommendations I’m giving in this post are for someone who wants to build a long term money money making Beachbody business.
Who Do I Need To Become In Order To Achieve The Goals I’ve Set As A Beachbody Coach?
To explain what I meant in the first paragraph when I wrote, “New Coaches should be asking, “who do I need to become in order to achieve the results I want as a Beachbody Coach?” I’m referring to personal development, being teachable, and having the desire to learn new things. If you are someone that thinks they already know everything, don’t believe in bettering yourself with books and training, chances are you won’t be very successful in this business.
If you ask any leader in the network marketing industry, they’ll tell you that personal development is the #1 thing you can do on a daily basis to help grow your business. Reading books and listening to inspiring audio is going to strenghten your beliefs in the business, and business model in general, which is very important becasue our beliefs directly affect or behavior, and our behavior directly affect our results.
Also, as someone involved in the network marketing industry, you will face a lot of rejection, people will tell you what you are doing is stupid, that it is a pyramid scam, that it will never work and you’re wasting your time. And these will be people that are close to your, your friends, family, and possibly even your spouse. These people are usually close minded and have no idea how the business model even works, and if you yourself don’t have a strong belief in the business model, and understand how it works, you will start to believe all of the negative talk you are hearing and second guess your decision to take part. In short, actively participating in personal development will not just help you grow as a person, but also help you deal with objections and all of the negative talk you will encounter as a Beachbody Coach and someone involved in network marketing.
I’m not trying to freak you out or anything like that. When I talk about “personal development”, I’m just asking you to commit to reading 10 pages a day of an inspirational, educational, or motivational book, and listening to the same type of audio 30 minutes a day. This takes some discipline but isn’t difficult to do. You can easily trade a half hour a night of watching TV with reading, and a great way to get your audio in is to listen in your car on your daily commute to and from work every day. Turn your wasted down time of driving into the car, into “up” by by listening to an educational CD of some kind. One I highly recommend is Mike Dillard’s Blackbelt Recruiting.
It is important to understand that just one or 2 weeks of personal development won’t make much of a difference. Most people give it a try for a week or two, then stop because they don’t see any immediate rewards or results. We all want instant gratification and we want visable results “NOW”. You have to understand that personal development is based on small simple actions that accumulate over time. Reading 10 pages a day can results in 12 good books a year, or 60 good books over the course of 5 years. This alone can create great results and increase the successes you see in business, and in life in general.
“You are the same today that you are going to be in five years from now except for two things: the people with whom you associate and the books you read.” – Charles Jones
I kind of rambled on a lot in this post, but the takeaway is, personal development, and being willing to learn the skills and abilities needed to be successful as a Beachbody Coach are very important. Don’t expect to sign up as a Beachbody Coach and start making the big bucks right out of the gate. There are things you will need to learn, and you’ll also have to consistently work on yourself. A common tip from leaders in the industry is to work harder on yourself than you do your business, and success will follow.