Yesterday I was blessed to have the opportunity to have a phone call with the CEO of Beachbody, Carl Daikeler. It was a reward for being one of the top 25 coaches out of almost 300,000 coaches to earn Success Club points in February. What an honor! What a fantastic 30 minutes! And, the amazing thing is, I don’t ever try to sell. I just share! Share, Share, Share! I just try to inspire.
And, after listening to my phone call again, of course I had to video it, I was inspired to write about my feelings on coaching. So here goes:
This job of coaching has been such an emotional roller coaster for me. It’s up, it’s down, it’s fearful, it’s comfortable, it’s happy, it’s sad, it’s helpful, it’s passionate, it’s motivational, just about every adjective I can think of can describe what I have gone through in the last seven months.
And sometimes I even used to wake up thinking should I be doing this? And that is simply answered by the notes, texts, emails, feelings that I get from my challengers within my challenge groups. That’s the reason that I’m doing this. That’s the reason that I wake up every day and look forward to doing this job that we call coaching.
I used to be a teacher. So, I used to help kids every day. I guess helping is in my blood. But I used to help kids because I had to and I had to stick to a curriculum of teaching kids what they needed to know not necessarily what they wanted to know.
And now as a coach, I get to teach people how to be healthy and how to be fit. And most people want that and most people need that. I’m not doing this because I have to, I’m doing this because I want to. None of my challengers go through these groups because they have to, they go through these groups because they want to. I think deep down they know that they have to but really they’ve committed because they want to. They want what’s best for them!
And I want to help as many people as I can get “there”, to that point, because there is nothing better then that feeling that you get when you have reached that point. Because I know what it’s like to be at that point and I want to help as many people as I can get there!
I really enjoy being that person, that guide, that inspiration for people to keep going. I enjoy being that person that my challenger says, “because of you I did not give up”.
My decisions have led me to become the coach that I am today. No one has made me do this. No one has showed me how to do this. Sure I have had guidance, but there’s no real manual on how to do this. I have paved my own path. And it’s a path that I have enjoyed doing each day and I look forward to where my path continues to go.