When it comes to becoming a Beachbody Coach, exercising, or even a lot of other things, a lot of people often use the excuse, “I just don’t have the time”.
Excuse my language, but I’m calling bullshit on this one. (can I even say bullshit here? It’s my website, so I guess I can do whatever I want 🙂 . )
In my 33 years in this world, this is what I’ve discovered. People will find time to do things that “they” WANT to do. If there is something that someone does not want to do, the first reason, or excuse not to do it, is to simply say, “I don’t have time”.
This is B.S.!
Now I understand that we all live in a fast paced world and have responsibilities. We all have jobs, and some of us have kids, and have to mow the lawn, do the laundry, go grocery shopping, and all of that stuff takes time. But here is a statistic I recently read in the book, The Compound Effect, by Darren Harden, which is a really good book that I highly recommend. According to this book:
It’s estimated that American (twelve and older) spend 1.704 hours watching TV per year. That averages out to 4.7 HOURS per day. We’re spending almost 30 percent of our waking hours watching TV. Almost 33 hour per week-more than one whole day each week! It’s the equivalent of watching TV for two solid months out of every 12! WOW! And people wonder why they can’t get ahead in life?
My question to you is, how to you compare to the statistic listed above? Is your number of hours watching TV each day lower, higher, or about as same as the average?
My guess is that you will say your number is way lower. I challenge you to keep track for a week, I bet you’ll be surprised at the amount of time you spend watching TV.
Don’t get me wrong, you don’t have to cut out TV completely. I watch TV too. Right now I’m a big fan of The Walking Dead, and Parks and Recreation. So I’m not against TV completely. But instead of watching TV 4.7 hours per day, what if you were to lower that number to say 3 hours per day.
This would give you almost 12 extra hours a week to exercise, read a motivational, inspiring, or educational book, work your Beachbody Coach business, do anything you can to learn and grow as a person.
The point is, we all have the same amount of time in each day. We all have 168 hours in each week. I believe we find time for what is a priority, and what is import to us. If you are out of shape, and hate your current job and are struggling to pay the bills and get ahead, you may want to think about trading your 30 minutes of watching South Park every night, with doing something more productive. You’d be amazed at the kind of life changing actions you can take with just 30 minutes a day, repeated for a year.
To me, not having enough time is just an excuse. Many Beachbody Coaches start out and devote just a few hours to their business each week. This is more than enough time to get the ball rolling and your business growing. As long as you are doing prodcutive things, and not wasting time browsing around facebook, being a Beachbody Coach doesn’t require as much time as you’d think.