Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Become a Beachbody Coach: Join The Bombshell Dynasty

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.

I took a chance...signed up as a Beachbody coach (mostly for the discount and accountability), but I had a feeling in my gut that this was the right path! 

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. I actually started to DREAM again...and set goals! 
My MOTIVATION is to pay it forward and share this blessing with others who are struggling just like I was.

Smart Start Training begins AUG 25th

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!

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Monday, August 18, 2014

6 Tips for Becoming a Successful Beachbody Coach

MY STORY
I'm a college dropout. There I said it. It still feels odd- (not to toot my own horn but...) I always had amazing grades, took the SATs in 8th grade, graduated High School with college credits in only 3 years...I actually LOVED school. toot toot nerd alert!

I went to college. Unfortunately my minimum wage job wasn't bringing in enough income to pay for school- it barely covered books and a bus pass. My family was caught in that awful trap of "parents earn too much for financial aid" ...but with 4 kids...there wasn't enough to go around.
On top of that, I not only had NO credit...I had HORRIBLE credit at the age of 18 due to identity theft.  Couldn't catch a break doesn't even describe it. lol

Two years in, I was unable to register for the next semester because I owed $5k. Long story short, I ended up leaving school to work...and never went back.

At the time, I landed a promotion with a retail store making $25,000/year. That was the most money I had ever heard of so I gladly accepted!
A year goes by.... 3% raise...another year...another 3%...and I started to realize what a terrible TRAP I was in.

I worked my way up to $45k over my seven year career there...but still was struggling to make ends meet.  If you've ever worked retail, you know that means LONG HOURS...stressful days...and little recognition or reward.

I was unfulfilled at my job. I was stressed to the max. I was eating fast food everyday (and wondering why I was 20 lbs overweight since I was being "healthy" by eating at Subway).
I missed every weekend get together and family holiday- and when I was there- I was so tired that I slept through it. I missed Thanksgiving 2009 because I slept on my sister's couch the whole day.

Enter Beachbody


Despite the long crazy hours at work, I went to the gym everyday. I was really upset about my weight. That 20 lbs haunted me. I felt like I couldn't be myself...I couldn't go have fun because I would DIE if anyone saw my fat rolls
I am SOO uncomfortable here! 
I was killing myself at the gym- getting on the treadmill because that's the only machine I knew how to use. I didn't know anything about nutrition. 
My gym was 24 hours, so I would always go late at night after my shift at work. Luckily, I kept seeing an infomercial for "P90X"

Something about it intrigued me. After 4 months of thinking about it, I finally ordered it (in secret of course! I didn't want my friends to know I fell for a "infomercial").  I took a HUGE leap of faith and joined as a coach right away because I wanted that 25% off! 

LIFE CHANGING! Yes, it was hard. Yes, I sucked! Yes, I failed at it 4 times...but I kept going and I'm forever grateful to the younger me for doing so! 
This might be an odd picture to share- but I NEVER wore shorts before this! 
My P90X Transformation- before I knew how to take good transformation pics! lol

Beachbody CoachingI was so grateful and so excited that I had to share this with everyone I knew. When you find something that changes your life in an amazing way, you don't hold onto it...You shout it from the rooftops.

Here's the interesting part...  Sharing isn't as easy as it sounds sometimes. Especially since I started as a coach before I had a transformation! Day 1 as a coach...I didn't have result yet. My friends and family were skeptical. Your friends and family have seen every stupid thing you've ever done, so they can be a lil hesitant to just blindly follow you. So I cut them a little slack lol
They didn't understand this "weird Shakeology stuff" and thought the workouts were too hard, too expensive, etc..I didn't 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

Read More here
Luckily for me, a few people DID trust in me and DID try Shakeology! Just like with your weight loss...it doesn't happen overnight. Your business will not grow magically.
I've been a coach for about 3 years now...making six figures with this little online biz ...not bad for a college dropout! 



Case-in-point: I shared my journey when I started and no one LIKED it! hahah

6 Tips on How to KICK BUTT in this business & create a life you love! 

Some of you may be thinking... "Well it's easy for her because..."
"She's so lucky because..."
I thought that TOO!! (about MY coach! haha)

I'm here to debunk all of those self defeating beliefs & get you on the road to success! But before we go on...understand that there is no "secret sauce" or magic potion.

  1. Start with YOU
     'It's not what you say out of your mouth that determines your life, it's what you whisper to yourself that has the most power! 
    You can be your biggest cheerleader OR your greatest enemy. Be careful with how to speak to yourself. If you have self limiting beliefs that hold you back- identify them.
    (Ex: I'm such an unorganized person! I never follow through with anything! I'm just meant to be fat!)

    The stronger those beliefs, the more they seem unshakeable, and the more evidence you seem to find to support them. (ex: I was born this way. This is just how I am.)

    If that is your inner monologue, gosh, it's not very friendly or inspiring.  Stop defining yourself with these beliefs- take each one and write the opposite on a notecard.
    (Ex: I am an organized person who follows through and achieves her goals!)
    If you catch yourself saying negative things, repeat your positive mantra over and over until you feel it!

    Don't look at others with envy- use them as inspiration and challenge yourself to take one step closer to your goal each day.
    If you don't believe in yourself, do you think people will be inspired to follow you?  Probably not.
    If you aren't drinking your Shakeology daily, eating healthy and doing your workouts, do you think people will be inspired to do theirs?
    Light the path for others =)
  2. Consistency is Key!  I cannot emphasize this point enough.

    “The path to success is through a continuum of mundane, unsexy, unexciting, and sometimes difficult daily disciplines compounded over time” - Darren Hardy  


    While the process of success isn't sexy, the RESULTS are! 

    Don't expect instant results- change is not immediate. And consider this...your friends and family (the people who have witnessed every silly thing you've ever done...) need some proof!
    They need to see a track record of success before they jump on this bandwagon. 

    If you're one foot out the door...if you're not being consistent...that sends a message to them that you aren't serious about this or that you don't completely believe it in. 
    Actions speak louder than words. Show up everyday.
  3. Don't be afraid to fail. It's how your learn
    When you were a baby, you learned to walk on your FIRST try?!?! ...yea me neither.

    As a child, you understand the value in failure. Each time you fail, you learn...adjust your approach...and try again. 
    So why does the prospect of failing seem so scary as an adult?  I don't know...but get over it! The sooner you realize that failing is another word for "learning", the sooner you can build an amazing business. Check your ego at the door.
    "It's the start that stops most people" but not you!
     
  4. LMGTFY  "Let me Google that for you"
    Have you ever owned your own business? I have not. I learned everything I know through good ole fashioned failing forward....and GOOGLE
    Do not wait around for training from someone else or rely on your upline coach to grow your business. Take OWNERSHIP of your education.

    As you think of your future team, I'm sure you would love to see some independent/take charge kind of people. They are out there- they are looking for a leader who emulates what they want. Become that leader!
    You attract the type of coach that you are.

    If you don't know how to do something or you need an answer, there is no shortage of FREE tools to train you and help you figure it out (ex: this blog post & My Coach Command Center :P )

    While you shouldn't wait around for your upline- they are always willing to help! Contact your Star Diamond upline to see what trainings they offer!
  5. Treat your business like a Business  You don't fail to show up for work & expect to get a paycheck. Your business is no different- if you aren't putting in the effort, you can't expect to see results.
    There is a difference between being productive and "busywork."
    Busywork could be "finding the perfect motivation picture on pinterest" - for three hours.
    OR scrolling through your Facebook news feed. While I love doing both of those things, they are not HELPING anyone and they are not growing my business. The best thing to do is work from a list.
    Set up "office hours" Meaning set aside some time to work on your business (even if it's only 15 min at a time), and create a workspace! For me, that was my kitchen table. But I cleared off the table, busted out a planner and got to work
    To this day, I still use this list.

    Amazing training from Barbie Decker!
  6. Don't fall into the perfection trap
    At the end of the day, I can give you guidance and advice all day long...but unless you are willing to implement it...you won't see results. 
    Maybe you like lists/order and everything wrapped up with a tight little "Here's- how-to-Work-your-BB-business" Bow
    ...but this business is unique for everyone- you chose who you work with, how and when. You chose how to market yourself....how you share your story....which is why I love it so much...but it can be overwhelming.

    I relate this to remodeling your kitchen- the PROSPECT of choosing everything seems FUN at first...but soon...when you're faced with picking the tile, the grout color, the paint color, the knobs on the cabinets...you can get OVERWHELMED and FROZEN with FEAR. 
    BEWARE of the "perfection trap" aka wanting everything to be so perfect that you never make ANY choices or take ANY action because you don't want to mess it up ...you'll end up without a business (or a kitchen lol)

Come to terms with the fact that it IS going to be a learning experience- and you will have to "fail forward". In fact, you will probably SUCK. You'll prob suck at a lot of things at first.

I still learn everything simply by googling it and watching successful people from afar LOL (www.marieforleo.com)

I had ZERO experience...I've built my business on three things 1. Consistency 2. Persistence 3. Good old fashioned trial and error

Cozy up with T&E (trial and error) because it's about your become your BFF

You've got this! You have so many tools to build this business! Remember the mission, our purpose, your goals and just lead with your heart.
If you have people's best interest at heart and you plug away a little each day, I PROMISE YOU, you will look back and be amazed at what you've built.


I look back and I'm blown away. From the friendships to the success stories...from the FREEDOM to the confidence and peace of mind...Beachbody has changed my life completely.

I know first hand what an unbelievable BLESSING this business can be- I believe in you guys! If you are reading this...you KNOW you are meant for greatness!
Go out there are SHINE!!!

For more training :: Kati's Coach Training::

My Beachbody Blessings
My best friends! Strong woman who support me! 
Confidence and health! I want to be like Betty White- 100 and still making TV shows !

My family! I met my wonderful Fiance through Beachbody 
My Beachbody Family! 

We got our dream house! 

Repping my INCREDIBLE team!  





Bombshells Mean Business! 
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Friday, August 15, 2014

3 Types of Beachbody Coaches

I think of my team as my FAMILY! I am INCREDIBLY passionate about Beachbody & helping others live up to their FULLEST potential! I know firsthand how incredible this opportunity can be! Not only am I 150% dedicated to your success...but we have an AMAZING team of leaders ready to share wisdom, advice and guide you at YOUR pace!
You walk - I walk. You run - I run. You sprint - I sprint!
We SHARE ideas. We HELP one another. We SHARE our failures & encourage one another to keep going.

It's important to keep in mind that not all coaches have the same goals.
Not everyone wants to be a full time coach or be their own boss. There is nothing wrong with signing up a DISCOUNT COACH… (that is, until you try and treat them like a BUSINESS BUILDER!) 


As a coach, we want to make sure we focus on WHAT OTHERS WANT and not what WE want…

Instead of making an assumption about their goals...LAY OUT THEIR OPTIONS TO THEM when they become a new coach so that you know how to 
best mentor them!


There are basically 3 types of coaches who join Beachbody

  •  “Preferred customers” Who just want the awesome discount.
  • “Wait & see” They want to work on your transformation 1st & then think about sharing their results and helping others OR they just want to do this as a HOBBY
  • “Full Steam Ahead” They are ready to build this business and start changing lives!
Their needs & goals can change over time. I actually signed up as a coach for the discount & accountability but eventually decided to share my results and build my Beachbody business


Not yet a coach, but want to join?
Apply below to see if I am the right fit as your mentor! 


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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Sweating for the Wedding Bridal Bootcamp Fitness Challenge

Eeeee! I've been wanting to do this for awhile now...I'm finally unveiling my Sweating for the Wedding BRIDAL BOOTCAMP Fitness challenge! 

Shopping for a dress, centerpieces, and flowers is so FUN (a lot of fun hehe) but the one thing you can't buy for your big day is CONFIDENCE! 

If you are engaged, (want to be engaged haha), part of the bridal party, or attending a wedding and loveee all things wedding...then JOIN ME!


What is this challenge all about?

We will all be doing a Beachbody workout, focusing on meal prep, p
lanning and portion control so that you can have the cute booty, lean legs, beautiful shoulders, strong fit arms....to show off on your big day!

I'm all in! 


I want to be BEAMING on my Big Day! To feel 100% CONFIDENT about getting my pics taken a gazillion times from every angle! - that is motivation enough to get my booty moving! Add in a low back dress...and I better get to work! LOL

This challenge is NOT....

  • a crash diet
  • the pursuit of perfection
  • a way to lose weight & then go back to old habits after the event
If you've done my challenges before- you know that I am ALL about balance and progress! We're not going to obsess over every calorie...or compare ourselves to airbrushed models...BUT we ARE going to develop some healthy habits...eat some yummy HEALTHY food ...look awesome...and have FUN! 

To Apply -->> http://bit.ly/HoneymoonBody

Bridal Bootcamp begins Aug 25th

No Coaches Please
I must be your assigned coach to participate...otherwise...I'd have so many people, I'd never get to leave the computer and spend time with my honey! I still want to be engaged by the end of this  

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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?