Yesterday I gave a play by play of my day, but I’m not really sure that was enough to give a just impression of what it is I do as a Team Beachbody Coach. There are a handful of core activities that drive my business. At any given point, depending on the day, on the needs of my customers, individual team members, or organization as a whole, I may be involved with one or all of these:
Making Contacts and Inviting People to Get Involved:
Finding people who are looking to get in shape and getting them started on a fitness and nutrition regimen using Beachbody’s fitness videos and nutritional supplements is at the heart of what I do. Coming up with ways to attract and connect with people using social media (almost exclusively) is really one of the most enjoyable parts of my role as a coach. Because I am motivated by a true desire to help people find a solution to their weight and health problems associated with being overweight, I have never felt like a slimy sales person. I simply provide people with the tools (the products) and support that they need to succeed. I have to confess, however, that coming from an academic background, where we were underpaid to provide a valuable service, it took me a while before I was able to give myself permission to make an amazing income by helping others. Today, I’m totally okay with it. I would rather make great money doing something that I love than being underpaid doing something that I’m not very good at (research).
Once customers purchase products from me, I provide support and motivation via private groups on Facebook, email, my blog, and YouTube. Coaching my customers online and building genuine relationships with many of them over the years (even if we have never met) is to put it plainly: just awesome!
Recruiting and Effective Sponsoring:
Finding and sponsoring individuals who want to join my organization as coaches is just as important as obtaining new customers. Once people join my team as Independent Team Beachbody coaches, my job is to help train them to be successful in the business. Helping coaches develop into successful business owners and sometimes leaders is the most challenging and rewarding part of my work. Many people sign up to coach but are not willing to put in the minimum effort required to make it work or they are not willing to risk failing in order to succeed. This can be frustrating for me, especially when what they say the want doesn’t match up with their actions. But this is par for the course and I have come to accept it. On the other hand, working with and mentoring coaches who want to work the business, who are teachable, and who are willing to do what it takes to reach the level of success that they desire is incredibly rewarding. Helping other people be their best, as cheesy as it may sound to academic ears, is what drives me and makes me feel most fulfilled. I really do spend much of my day thinking of ways that I can inspire and motivate both my customers and team to live their best lives.
That’s my job description in a nutshell. ‘Til tomorrow!