I received a phone call from a guy today that was interested in becoming a Beachbody Coach. He said to me, “I’ll sign up if you can guarantee that I’ll make money.”
I replied, “I can’t make any guarantees, your success is based on your efforts.”
And he fires back, “Aha! So this is some kind of scam. How many people are failing at this?”
The conversation went on for a few more minutes, but it was a waste of time and energy for both of us. This guy was cynical, and cynics don’t make good candidates to become Beachbody Coaches. Yes I said it, this business is NOT for everyone.
(A quick lesson – Focus on how many people ARE having success at something and NOT how many people are failing. Focus on your own goals.)
Do some people fail at Beachbody Coaching?
The answer to this question depends on what your definition of failing (or success is). Often times people tie success to money, but money isn’t the only measure of success. For example, let’s say that someone signs up to be a Beachbody Coach and uses the products for 12 months, drinks Shakeology everyday (and even saves 25% on their own personal purchases with their Coach discount). In addition to using Beachbody products to improve their own health and fitness, they also plug into personal development, because it’s 1 of the 3 daily vital behaviors for growing a successful Beachbody business. Fast forward 12 months, it’s reasonable to say that this person will be in better shape, and also will have picked up a few good habits from actively participating in personal development. Even though they didn’t make a dime in commissions, they still improved their life…I’d call that SUCCESS. Maybe their improved habits caused them to be a better husband, a better father, or a better persona in general (which has been the case for myself.)
There is no debate on whether or not Beachbody Coaching is a legitimate business. There are thousands of people having great success as Beachbody Coaches. They are proof of what is possible. When one or two people do something you can call it a fluke. When thousands of people are doing something, that’s proof of what is possible.
Do some fail?
Of course. Starting any new business is challenging. Results are based on effort. People fail at everything.
What percentage of people that start college end up with a degree? (about 50%) Does that mean college is a scam?
What percentage of new restaurants fail in the first 5 years (about 90%).
We all know someone that got a real estate license with big hopes and dreams, and 6 months later, they weren’t doing it anymore. (Statistic show that around 90% of new real estate agents fail within the first year (again, the definition of “fail” can be subjective to each individual.)
How many new Martial Arts students will end up with a blackbelt (less than 1%)….does that mean Martial Arts classes classes are a scam?
Of course not…you get the jist.
The point is, achieving anything in worthwhile in life is hard. Being extraordinary, doing extraordinary things takes effort, consistency, discipline, and sacrifice.
Being a successful Beachbody Coach takes WORK.
While the unsuccessful Beachbody Coach is watching the TV, the successful Beachbody Coach is inviting and working on building their business.
While the unsuccessful Beachbody Coach sleeps in on the weekends, the successful Beachbody Coach is engaging in personal development. Reading, learning, and growing.
It’s usually simple differences like this that separates a successful Coach from an unsuccessful Coach.
If you want to be a successful Beachbody Coach, focus on things that successful Beachbody Coach are doing. Focus on your goals and your actions. Don’t fall into the blaming and excuses making that you hear from the “average” person. Your goals should not be to be average.
“I don’t focus on what I’m up against. I focus on my goals and I try to ignore the rest.” – Venus Williams
“Successful people do what unsuccessful people are not willing to do.” – Jeff Olson, author of The Slight Edge
What do you think?…Leave a comment below, I’d love to hear from you!