I decided that you guys hear enough from me about my experience with coaching. I know that when I'm trying to make a decision I want to hear from several different people!
Well, I interviewed my Star Diamond Coach, Coni Constantine for you!
How long have you been a coach?
Since July 2007
When you were told about the coaching opportunity did you have any objections or concerns?
I actually discovered the coaching opportunity when I was surfing the web one day. No objections or concerns but I did do my honework before signing up. Coaching was so incrediby new then (only 4 months old) that there really weren't any major success stories yet. BUT, I trusted Beachbody as a super successful company and thought it was an incredible opportunity that they were offering. A chance to partner with a well known brand who was willing to GIVE customers to me, I was excited!
What made you choose to become a coach?
I LOVE that I could partner my passion for health & fitness with a successful business model. When I became a coach I had just finished my 2nd round of P90X and was pretty much telling anyone who would listen about it lol. When I realized I could get paid to do what I was already doing it was pretty much a no brainer Also, like so many other coaches, I was super pumped about the 25% discount since I was already a loyal customer.
Tell us a bit about your first year as a coach.
My first year as a coach was a bit rocky to say the least! We did not have all the marketing and training materials we have now so many of us were a bit lost. I had TONS of passion and drive but not 100% sure what to do with that. I was persistent though! I attended every single event and call that I could and soaked up advice from more successful coaches like a sponge. Even though I was not a success yet I KNEW that I would be. Faith and persistance got me through that first year About a year after I signed up I attended a special Beachbody event in Dallas, TX. I had the chance to have dinner with 2 Multi Star Diamond Coaches and 2 up and comers like me. Something clicked that weekend and I became more detrermined than ever to succeed!! It was like the parking brake came off and things really started moving. I don't think that would have happened without the genuine support of all so many fellow coaches. Team Beachbody truly does feel like a family!
Did you ever feel like quitting? What kept you going?
In any business there are good days and less than good days. Team Beachbody is no different but I can honestly say that quitting was never an option for me. If things were not working as well as I wanted them too I made adjustments to make them work better. Or to make me better. There are way to many success stories in this business that prove it does work. The magic ingredient is us. Anyone can have any level of success they want with BB as long as they truly belive in our products, our mission, and are willing to work for it.
There is no easy street to success with coaching but there is just too much potential not to give it your all. That is what I choose to do.
What are some major goals you've reached since becoming a coach? Any dreams become reality?
OMGosh, so many!! My money stress is completely gone. I can now travel whenever I want which is another thing I absolutely love to do. (I have about a trip a month planned this year) I can give my fur babies the very best care they deserve and donate generously to causes I belive in. Coaching allowed me to move from Virginia to Los Angeles with no stress. On a personal level I have grown SO much as a person. I'm much more of an extrovert now and have tons more self-confidence. It truly has been an incredible experience, personally and financially.
What is your favorite thing about being a coach?
That my "job" is essentially to make friends and help them reach THEIR goals!! Reaching mine is awesome but helping another person realize a dream is MAGIC. To top it off I get paid exremely well to do this. It's the dream job I had never dreamed of.
Any encouraging words to leave with us?
Enjoy the ride!! There are going to be moments of pure awesomeness as a coach and ones of frustration. Use it ALL as a learning experience to be better. The rewards are so worth the effort. Also, believe in yourself and be patient! if you are looking for a quick buck or overnight success coaching is probably not for you. If you are willing to commit you can hit any milestone you want! Remember, people are listening and watching even when you think they aren't. In the beginning you will be planting a LOT of seeds and it may feel like nothing is happeninig. It is. Trust the process and know it is. far too many coaches give up before they ride that wave of momentum which is such a shame!