Monday, July 21, 2014

What you should know BEFORE you sign up as a Beachbody Coach...

I SUCKED AS A COACH

When I first signed up as a Beachbody coach back in 2010, I had that feeling in my gut that I was meant for this. I didn't know exactly what network marketing was, I didn't have a transformation yet, I didn't even know where to begin...but I had this feeling deep in my CORE that this was my calling and my purpose! 

HOWEVER...in my first few months...ALL evidence pointed to the contrary LOL

Ever start something new & just totally BLUNDER the whole way through? (snowboarding was an epic FAIL for me haha) It's tempting to just throw your hands up and quit...but if we quit every time we sucked at something...we would never accomplish anything great. Heck, we wouldn't be able to learn to WALK, TALK, READ or WRITE. Think about how horrible we start at with those tasks...and it took YEARS to master them.

Tell me if I'm off base here...but sometimes I think there is a misconception among coaches that you will sign up and just magically start seeing incredible success.
If they don't, they think they should give up.
I've seen AMAZING people question their decision to join and think...." WELL, I didn't hit the ground running...I must not be meant for this."

Building a business can feel HARD, overwhelming, frustrating...and sometimes you might hear that nasty voice in your head saying "Am I even cut out for this?!"
You might even have friends, family, and co-workers tell you to quit. 
In case you didn't know this: My first three months as a coach...HECK...my first YEAR as a coach was a struggle! I've never owned my own business before- I was so lost lol 
I calculated it out....long nights, reading, studying, getting on team calls, plugging away...trying my absolute HARDEST...made me an WHOOPING $0.73 an hour!
Easy to see why I had days where DOUBT crept in... but I had to quiet that voice by envisioning my future and letting my DREAMS of changing THOUSANDS of lives flood my mind. 

I truly believe we have a voice inside of us that GUIDES us. The key is so slow down & LISTEN. Build a BELIEF and create absolute CERTAINTY in our minds that it is our DESTINY... That we have NO CHOICE but to achieve it. 

When you BELIEVE it, your mind sets to work on how to ACHIEVE IT!

CHANGE and chasing your dream is SCARY… So scary that most people who try… end up turning back around and going back to their "comfort zone"
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How do YOU become one of those people who reach your dreams?!
How did I go from CLUELESS to a 2x Elite, one of the top earners on our team & living a life by MY design?

Instead of focusing on the many reasons I may NOT succeed… I focused on the one thing I would NOT give up on… my future family 


Having freedom to OWN my life, make my own rules, be home with my family, alleviate the stress of financial burdens...THAT was what kept me going. And I vowed to make this work, even if my FAITH was bigger than my results. 


YES, following your dreams requires a VISION & a BELIEF. You have to overcome fear, rejection, build confidence, and show consistency.



PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT and consistency are the two biggest factors in my success.
"Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe."

Personal development "sharpens your ax" and sheer consistency will get the job done.

You might have to swing 10...20...30...100 times but if you stick with it...that tree is eventually coming down!!


I'm not promising this journey is easy, I'm promising that if you keep your dreams in front of you....if you remind yourself WHY it's important to see this through...if you think about all of the people you have the potential to help....it will be WORTH IT 




Whatever in in your heart --- TRUST IT --- it's not there by accident! Know that you are WORTHY, CAPABLE and MEANT for greatness! 
Follow your calling, even when you can't see the whole plan. Over time, EVERYTHING will start to make sense and will see you were on the RIGHT PATH the whole time  
"You don't have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great."
 Share this when anyone you think needs to hear this message today 

Do you have a calling in your gut? A purpose you were meant for? I want to hear about it! Does coaching speak to you? 

Monday, July 14, 2014

Bombshell Dynasty: Rising Stars

I love my job  I get to work with some of the most amazing people  
I want to introduce some of my rising stars (and brag about them a lil hehe)

Beth Nettleton lives in Oregon with her new kitty & her Russian B/f Stas. She is the creator of It-Girl Worldhttp://www.it-girlworld.com/
I Lovvee that Beth has really created a strong team culture with her girls and did a fun photoshoot with her team in the park!
She is my assistant for team retreats because she can basically read my mind 

Ashley Reynolds is my girl from Oklahoma! She reached Diamond pretty quickly in her business due to 1) her awesome personality 2) her incredible 40+ lb weight loss with P90X.
She has a pup who recently had to undergo expensive surgery & thankfully she has Beachbody to help with the costs

Amy Kozik is a wife and dog mom from Missouri. She is the encyclopedia of the team! Have a question? Guarantee this girl knows where to find the answer if it's not already locked away in her brain haha
If you need some tough love, Amy is your girl! We call her Jillian Michaels haha

Liz Horne  aka  My SISTER! Ok we're not technically sisters..but we must be related somehow. She is a true Southern Belle- so incredibly sweet (but don't let that fool you)! This girl is class, beauty AND brains all rolled in to one adorable package. She recently graduated from Pharmacy school (yes, she built her business to STAR DIAMOND in between studying), so I have NO DOUBT she'll rock it on her mission to ELITE!
She is creator of team: Dynasty Bright
www.lizhorne.com/

Jessica Sproul is a wife & mom of 2 from Nevada. She works in {and is passionate about} early childhood special education.
She is one of the most determined woman I know- she even trained on Team Bombshell and competed on stage! #ThatTakeGuts
http://jessicasproul.com/

Last but certainly not least...

Nikki Johnson his mom/wife from Virginia is a firecracker! She is a ball of determination and hardwork! She was a blogger before Beachbodywww.supernovamom.com/ and all around an incredible leader/friend/coach
Awesome-ness runs in the FAM because Nikki's mom not only came to Summit, but she will be Diamond soon.
Even though Nikki has only been a coach since Oct 2013, she is gunning fpr Elite this year! Whoop whoop!

Love you guys! Couldn't be more proud to have you on my team!


Coaching is not for everyone, but it's given me such purpose in my life...a sense of camaraderie, a sisterhood...and HOPE.
It's weird to think about how I basically stopped dreaming. I got caught up in my job and didn't think of a life outside of Retail Management.
Beachbody has opened so many doors for me- even simple things like waking up stress free (without an alarm clock)

If there is a voice inside of you telling you to start dreaming again...telling you to start believing in yourself and to start living with purpose..then what are you waiting for??
Jump in chicka!




Shabby Chic Guest Room

Bed & Dress from Restoration Hardware
My dreams of a vintage, shabby-chic, B&B-type retreat are in FULL SWING! And it feels amazing because we've never had the space to 1) create a dream retreat 2) host guests! 

In our previous home, the guest room was a twin bed tucked in the corner of Jay's office. Try to relax while he plays Xbox....yeaa not happening lol

We're making PROGRESS in the new place! The MATTRESSES for the guest room got delivered today 

I envision making this a chic, feminine, graceful, beautiful,comfy escape for my friends & fam.
Decorating is my happy place- it's not about the room or the things...I get butterflies envisioning loved ones coming over to spend time together & ENJOY the space

This room has a fun built-in bench that I'm going to load up with soft pillows {Winston stay outta here!} And I'm going to hang some pretty pictures & mirrors to pull it all together.

I can still make Jay {and our parents} happy by creating a more traditional classic look with a king sized bed in the other guest room.

We went from NO space for guests...to now having plenty of space to spread out.

#AnxiouslyAwaitingFurnitureandGuests

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Kati Heifner PicMonkey Tutorials


Twin Beds in a Guest Room?

This has nothing to do with clean eating or fitness, but bare with me haha Ever since we moved into our new house, I've been dreaming of one of the guest rooms.
Something about the configuration and the paint color (I went with Revere Pewter by Benjamin Moore) is just so romantic and girly to me.
I almost feel like I have to opt for the "Two Twin Bed Guest Room". Am I crazy?

Pros: Looks fabulous! Very versatile with guests- we do have two additional rooms that can be furnished with a Queen or King bed. When family comes to visit, this would be a great room for kids, singles, heck even married couples might appreciate their own space to stretch out lol
And there are tons of options with how to arrange the room- I like to change things up every once in awhile!
Two twins doesn't mean kiddish looking. I plan to make it very elegant and grown up chic.

Cons: Twice the linens to wash! lol

I'm torn about the confirmation of the room though...It's deeper than it is wide.  If I put the beds against the focal wall, there is less room for a dresser in between (it would have to be a nightstand instead).

If I put the beds against the longer wall, they aren't the focal point of the room and it loses a lot of the "look" I adore. 

I've been giving a lot of thought to the bed I would want in there...for some reason I keep coming back to this style. (see below) 

Restoration Hardware:
Marceline offers a more feminine take on the simplicity and restraint of late 18th-century furnishings. We employed arched details and cabriole legs to impart a sense of grace and added padded linen upholstery for lasting comfort.
So feminine and romantic! I love! 
While I love the look of all fabric & tufted headboards, I worry that they aren't as durable. How do you clean them (spot-treat please)...and as much as I love them, I think I would get tired of that style after awhile. This bed feels more timeless. 

Back to the "Two Twin Dilemma"

I found some fun inspiration on Pinterest

Who says twin beds can't be classy and grown up??
Credit: http://jcovingtondesigns.blogspot.com/2010/11/our-designer-showhouse-room.html
This room doesn't have a lot of sq footage, but it still looks cute and cozy! That gives me hope. It would be difficult to make these beds though...
Photo from Pinterest 
Credit: Country Living

Thoughts? Would you might staying in a guest room with twins?

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Beachbody New Coach Training: 21 Day Smart Start Coaching Accelerated

So thankful to have Beachbody in life that I feel an OBLIGATION to share it with others & show them the ropes! 

Three & a half years ago, I was a struggling retail manager...about 20 lbs overweight...completely stressed out...overworked..underpaid & TRAPPED! No savings, no safety net...just a whole lotta stress.

Beachbody gave me my freedom, and not only that, it's afforded me a pretty incredible life, a positive outlook, AMAZING relationships and a very exciting future. While our family only consists of Jay, the animals and myself...I can rest easy KNOWING we are set up for success when we finally decide to have children 


My MOTIVATION is to pay it forward and share this blessing with others who are struggling just like I was.

I didn't have the skills or the knowledge to be a business owner...but I did have
-DRIVE
-PASSION
-MOTIVATION
-DETERMINATION
-A desire to do MORE with my life

I STRONGLY believe this opportunity has been placed in my life so that I can share it with other women. 

I am confident that I can teach you EXACTLY what I have done to build my business to the caliber that it is now... and actually teach you how to SURPASS my success!

You don’t have to have all of the pieces to be successful. It takes a special kind of person who is willing to take risks & learn as they go!
This business...the opportunity to BE YOUR OWN BOSS, is NOT for everyone

IT IS NOT FOR:
- Those who lack self-discipline.
- Those who want to take the PATH of LEAST resistance.
- Those who need structure and everything spelled out ahead of time.
- Those unwilling to step outside their comfort zone.
- Those who are unwilling to change.


You don’t have to share my exact story BUT I’m looking to connect with women who are JUST like me because I KNOW I can lead them effectively and I also know I will ENJOY working with them!  

Love my team! hehe


 If you….

- know deep down you were meant for something greater...

- want to create independence & freedom for you & your family {or future fam!} BUT also feel a calling to give back and help others!

- Want to live by DESIGN: Be your own boss- work when you want, where you want doing what you LOVE!

- COACHABLE and willing to spend a year making short-term sacrifices if it meant spending the rest of their life enjoying long-term success! 
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If you are reading this & you hear that little voice….and your gut is telling you to GO FOR IT...I want to to hear from you! 

To be considered for the EXCLUSIVE 21 Day SMART START Training group, APPLY AT: 
http://bit.ly/JoinTheBombshells 

KNOW SOMEONE who would be a GREAT fit?! TAG EM!  

THIS TRAINING IS ONLY AVAILABLE TO MY PERSONALLY SPONSORED COACHES who sign up IN July 2014
If you are CURRENTLY a coach, you can check out tons my Coach Training at: http://bit.ly/BeachbodyTraining

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

21 Day Fix Challenge Group: Way to go Mom!~

SO INCREDIBLY PROUD of my mom!! There are so many amazing qualities I get from her...my awesome good looks , sense of humor, lighthearted look at life...and some NOT so awesome things like...I'm ALWAYS late & I cannot remember DETAILS like where I parked my car **thanks mom! hahah

I started as a coach to really commit MYSELF to a healthy lifestyle. But soon after...an amazing thing happened....my journey started to inspire OTHERS. Beachbody has been such a blessing in my life- I feel incredibly lucky to be totally OBSESSED with what I do. {{BUT}} in my heart there has always been ONE person that I hoped to inspire and help...my mom.

You guys don't even understand how much it means to me to have my mom sign up as a coach and really take her health seriously. She's been through so much & has overcome so many struggles from bulimia to depression....raising 4 kids...and all od the craziness that comes with the territory of being a mom.
I KNOW she is going to not only get amazing results and FEEL BETTER....but I hope to have her around for a LONG TIME. So I'll spoon feed her Shakeology if I have to!! hahah

Anyway, check out her amazing post! If her message speaks to you and you want to join her...PLEASE reach out! I know it would mean the WORLD to both of us    Margaret Kunicki Heifner



Mom's post:

I’m a wife, mom, grandma, caretaker, active in the community, active in my husband’s hobbies...at the end of the day...there hasn't been a lot of time for ME.

For years, I’ve struggled with food and portion control. On top of food being an emotional trigger for me, I’ve had to cook different meals for the kids & Lew due to food allergies.
Not many people know this, but I’ve struggled with both bulimia and anorexia at different stages in my life which landed me in the hospital. I’m been a serial yo-yo dieter...I’ve tried every “magic pill”, weight loss product and gimmick you can think of…

I’m MORE than ready to get HEALTHY the right way and take care of myself. I want to feel good about myself & finally overcome my emotional connection to food. I want to ENJOY food & have a healthy balance in my life so I can ENJOY my life.

Lew & I are starting a PRIVATE accountability group for not only ourselves, but for anyone who has an emotional connection to food, who wants to get healthy! We can help each other, discuss what works, SUPPORT one another, and hold each other accountable.

We will be doing the 21 Day Fix program with Shakeology to learn portion control, start working out (only 30 min a day), learn how to eat healthy but tasty meals, increase energy, and feel healthier! Starting JULY 21!!

If you have struggled with weight or food and would like to join us, please message me. 
Margaret Kunicki Heifner


Saturday, June 21, 2014

Hanging out with Celebrity Trainer Leandro Carvalho Brazil Butt Lift


While P90X started my journey...the trainer and program that will ALWAYS be near & dear to my heart (and my absolute FAV) is without a doubt Brazil Butt Lift!! 
Leandro Carvalho just knows how to work a girl's problem areas and help ya sculpt your tummy, thighs (and inner thighs), hips, booty...the whole deal!! EVERY WOMEN SHOULD OWN THIS WORKOUT!! 

Thanks Leandro Fitness!!!

Friday, June 13, 2014

How to Erase the Background of Image on PicMonkey


ABSOLUTELY love picmonkey.com!
Borderline obsessed.



Here's the crazy thing guys...I am NOT a professional. There are so many amazing pros out there who can create stunning images with fancy editing software.

Me? I'm just a normal everyday girl. A blonde entrepreneur kicking bootayyy in my business (with my sidekicks Winston & Baby Bear) because we LooOOvveee to help people --- and... we have a serious creative ITCH!  

I get a buttload of questions about PicMonkey.
How I use it, how I did "that," how much do I pay, etc. etc. etc.

1. You can do SO MUCH with the FREE version! I have the paid version because I love having so many fonts haha
2. I've been using & PLAYING WITH PicMonkey for about a year now. The more you play around with it...the more you learn.  So hop to! Just start creating!
3. There ARE tons of tutorials on youtube & picmonkey's blog

4. I'm most creative when I'm having FUN. Blast that 80's pop, throw your hair in a high pony & let the fun begin!

So....

Today, I'm teaching you guys how to:
  • Erase the Background from your pics so you can add them to fun background
  • How to create a transparent background so you can reuse that sucker over and over without having to constantly erase the same background 
Original Image


Couple things I forgot to mention in the video- 

#1 The "Undo" arrow at the top is money! Mess up? No worries- you're one click away from undoing your disaster

#2  You don't have to make the background transparent- it just makes it easier if you plan to use that image multiple times (See this tutorial if you don't know what I mean: How to Create Beautiful Images) 

If you find these helpful, please share my blog and/or pin these pics!

How to Use Picmonkey Shape CutOuts
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