Since becoming a coach I often get the same questions or concerns about the coaching opportunity. So I wanted to take a minute to address some of the myths or preconceived notions you may have.
Myth #10 – “I am not in shape” or “I am too heavy”.
You do not need to be in perfect shape to be a great coach. I had just started 21 Day Fix when I decided to become a coach because I saw the potential the program had for me and others. As you go through your transformation, people will begin to take notice and ask you about what you are doing to lose weight and get in shape. This presents a perfect opportunity for you to share about Beachbody products and/or the coaching opportunity.
Myth #9 – “I don’t have time.”
If you are the busiest person you know, then Beachbody is exactly what you need. Cutting back on long work weeks is what we all want, right? And how long have you been telling yourself that next year things will slow down a bit and be less busy? Have things slowed down? You can start in as little as 5 – 10 hours a week, and the great thing about direct marketing is that you can do this whenever you want, wherever you want. How much time do you spend watching TV or doing other activities that could be spent on building your own business?
Myth #8 – “I am not an expert on fitness or nutrition.”
The celebrity trainers who developed the programs and Beachbody’s staff of fitness and nutritional advisors are experts on fitness and nutrition so you don’t have to be. The programs emphasize proper form. If someone has a question, you have an entire panel of experts to turn to. The vast majority of Beachbody coaches are not certified personal trainers. As Coaches, we help others by making appropriate program and meal plan recommendations and by providing consistent encouragement to help them reach their fitness goals.
Myth #7 – “I don’t like to sell.”
You do not have to “sell” people on Beachbody. Beachbody spends more than a million dollars a year on award-winning infomercials which have made programs like P90X and Insanity household names. And given the struggle our society has with obesity, there are so many people who are looking for fitness and nutrition options to get healthy. Our job as coaches is to find people in need and share the awesome programs and supplements that Beachbody offers. And if you are as passionate as I am about the results that can be achieved through these products you will want to share just as you would about your favorite restaurants or movies.
Myth #6 – “I am not socially outgoing and don’t know enough people.”
If you stop and think it is amazing how many people you actually do know dating back to grade school. And if you use a memory jogger to refresh your recollection on all the people you come in contact with, you will be blown away by the number of people you know. And you continue to meet people everywhere you go if you take the time to get to know people by showing a genuine interest in their lives. Add to that the social media tools that allow us to connect and re-connect with people all over the country. And it is these same tools that allow you to reach people who are looking for proven fitness and nutrition options. There are coaches that do 100% of their business activities from the computer. Coaches can connect and motivate from anywhere!
Myth #5 – “I don’t know how to coach.”
It is understandable that some feel that once they sign up it will be up to them to figure out how to coach. This could not be further from the truth. Beachbody provides each of its coaches with tools and resources that explain step-by-step how to successfully share its programs and products. Each coach has an online office that includes third-party sharing tools (such as video overviews) for all of the awesome Beachbody programs and products as well as guides for running fitness challenge groups. Also, Beachbody just released a Coach Basics training program which teaches new coaches how to become successful in their first 30 days. Beachbody also provides periodic local training and at its annual coach summit. And on top of what Beachbody offers, my team provides its own support. So there is plenty of training to teach you what you need to know!
Myth #4 – “I can’t afford to purchase and store a bunch of product.”
Good news! You don’t have to. Beachbody direct ships any program or product to customers who order through a coaches web site so there is no inventory to maintain. Once a customer has decided on a program, Shakeology or a deeply discounted challenge pack that includes a program + a month’s supply of Shakeology, you can email them the URL which will take them directly to the product they are interested in. There is also a web based application that makes it super easy to enroll new coaches or handle new customer product purchases.
Myth #3 – “Is this some sort of pyramid scheme?”
Absolutely not! Beachbody is an A+++ Better Business Bureau rated and well-established infomercial company that has been around for over 12 years, spending over $120 million dollars in advertising each year. Team Beachbody was launched when it was realized that the best marketers were those who were achieving incredible results with its programs and products and was the best mechanism to help end the trend of obesity.
Myth #2 – The sign up and ongoing fees are too expensive.”
Actually, the coach enrollment fee is $40 and is waived if you decide to sign up with a challenge pack of your choosing. The monthly office fee is $16 which will be more than offset by the 25% discount on Shakeology if you are drinking it daily as everyone should be. And, if it turns out that coaching is not for you and you no longer wish to receive the discount, you can cancel at any time without penalty. So you can see there is really much to gain and not a whole lot to lose!
Myth #1 – “I can’t change. I have to settle with where I am at in life.”
You know in your heart that this myth could not be farther from the truth. Too many people have the mindset that they must be content with the way things are and refuse to change things up. That is true whether it be fitness, finance, getting out of dead end jobs, finding a way to spend more time with family, etc. Are you one of those who admires the things successful people are doing and says to yourself “why can’t that be me?” or are you going to be one of those who commits to change and says “why not me!
If you are ready to make change in your life and are ready to give Beachbody coaching a try, or if you would just like more information fill out my coaching application HERE.