Earlier, the CEO of Beachbody, Carl Daikeler posted a blog with some very exciting news concerning the future of Beachbody. As you may (or may not) know, I was previously a Beachbody Coach. I let that fall to the wayside in pursuit of, what I thought, were the “right” things that I should be going after. Through much thought and soul-searching, you all know I came to a very different conclusion, and abruptly, it seems, changed course.
This is the comment I posted on Carl’s blog, which I pretty much think sums up how I feel:
When one door closes, another door opens. Sometimes you have to be the one to close that door, or several doors, before that right door opens up for you. In February, I “quit” being a Beachbody Coach. I didn’t have the money (I know, I know) and I didn’t have the time to dedicate to growing my business. I had the “I don’t want to sell” mentality, even though deep down I know that’s not what it’s about. It never was, for me. At the beginning of July, I decided I had had enough of the grind I was in. I wasn’t making a difference, and I wasn’t doing what my heart wanted to do – help people through health and fitness. I gave my notice, resigned my job, without another job to go to. I had a vague formulation of a plan. I was going back to school to get my degree in nutrition and fitness, and I was going to become a certified personal trainer. I thought about Beachbody again, as I have every day since I gave up my coach membership, and I knew that was where I belonged. I never had a second of hesitation when it came to leaving my job, or knowing that I would succeed with this new path that is in alignment with my priorities.
I’ve been doing Chalene Johnson’s DVD workouts for what seems like forever. I started with Turbo Jam, jumped on the release of Turbo Fire, and busted my way through ChaLean Extreme. This announcement is like that parachute I was waiting to have open after I took the plunge. That Beachbody has partnered with Powder Blue, at this precise moment in time, is like a bright shining light telling me that I was right in following my gut, my intuition, my heart. Thanks so much for all you do for your employees, your coaches, and the rest of the world that benefits from Beachbody products. I AM a Beachbody product, and I can’t wait to shine.
If you care to talk more about it, let me know. I’m always open to talking about things that I feel passionately about.
If you’d care to read Carl’s announcement, here is a link to his blog: