Q&A with Amanda: Her Coaching Journey

I’ve been asked a lot of questions during my journey as a Beachbody coach. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions and my answers. Here we go!

Why did you decide to sign up as a coach and what does this opportunity mean to you?

So the funny thing is..I really don’t know why I signed up to be a coach. It’s true! My co-worker invited me to the coaching opportunity many times, but other than getting my Shakeology at a discount, I really didn’t think anyone would listen to me. I had never been in shape, and I didn’t know how to eat healthily. But there was this little voice in my heart that kept telling me to sign up. And so, on a cold January Thursday evening, I signed onto my Team Beachbody account and clicked “become a coach”. And the rest is history! Little did I know how much this opportunity would change the course of my life.

How has your life changed as a result of coaching?

My life has changed in extremely unexpected ways! My biggest example is not a weight loss journey. Instead, it is a surgical journey. Being a Beachbody coach helped me take leaps of faith that I never wanted to do before, including getting my underbite and teeth fixed. It required 18-24 months of braces and double jaw surgery, which I was always too scared to do. But using my newfound faith, I took the plunge. In February 2014, I underwent double jaw surgery, expecting to be bruised and swollen shut for weeks, as virtually every jaw surgery patient has.

But the strangest thing happened.

I had zero bruising, zero yellowing of the skin, and had the swelling amount of a patient four weeks post-op. Now while that doesn’t sound like anything major to most people, it is miraculous for those who have gotten jaw surgery!

I went into my 10-day post-op appointment and my oral surgeon was dumbfounded. “What did you do?” he said. “You look like you had the surgery over a month ago.”

 

Instead of dealing with my no-chewing, all-liquid diet by drinking Boost and Ensure as they recommended, I drank Shakeology. The superfoods obviously worked, and my healing was drastically cut down.

 

I’ve been working with jaw surgery patients ever since, helping them find healthy healing like I did!

 

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What are some struggles you have had to overcome?

 

Some of the struggles I’ve had to overcome are the burdens I carried going into this journey. I struggled with staying within my means and I started to accumulate credit card debt like many Americans. I never felt like I would be able to feel comfortable without making a lot more money. But I was blessed to discover Dani Johnson’s War on Debt because of a top Beachbody coach. As a result, I’ve been able to feel financially on-track for the first time in a long time.

I also had to overcome the obstacles that I put on myself as self-limitations. I didn’t think anyone would listen to me! I mean, who really would? I’m just a tall, lanky girl who never worked out in her life. Luckily I’ve left that mindset on the side of the road somewhere. I now realize that I can make a powerful impact in women’s lives too.

 

 

What do you hope to pass down to your coaches?

I think one of the most important things that isn’t stressed enough is that this is a business opportunity that completely changes you. You shed so many skins throughout the growth process of building your business and building your team, but we tend to compare ourselves to others and say, “well, ‘so-and-so’ got to THIS level of their business already. I haven’t progressed that much yet.”

But depending on where you are in your personal life and professional goals, it may take 5 years for you to get to where you want to be, instead of 3 years. And that’s okay. Because in the long run, you never gave up.

 

Which is the second thing I want to stress. I left Summit 2014 with the rock-solid mindset that this business was going to work and I was going to get to my goals, no matter how big they were. I finally knew, deep down, that it was only a matter of time and effort until I got there. Once you harness that idea- that it’s only a matter of time and effort until you reach your goals- without any self-doubt, then you WILL be successful in this business.

 

 

 

What has been your favorite part of this journey?

 

My favorite part of this journey has been the positivity that has been injected into every part of my life! Before I became a coach, I used to feel as if some of my old friends were competitive or negative towards my goals and actions. It was almost like I had to hide some of my biggest victories so they wouldn’t feel threatened by them. But now I have a new group of extremely positive, encouraging friends that I look forward to sharing my milestones with. Plus we have so much fun!

Coach Summit 2015

 

 

 

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What advice do you have for people contemplating joining as a coach?

 

If you’re considering becoming a coach, I want to ask you: what’s holding you back? If you feel as if you cannot lead new people into health because you aren’t at your final fitness journey yourself, believe me when I say I’ve been there. But if something keeps calling you in your heart to see what becoming a coach can do for you, listen to that voice. Take that leap of faith. Because that voice knows the path in front of you that you cannot see, and you deserve to take that exciting step into the new, the unknown, which is your future.

 

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