Mistakes: The Most Valuable Thing You Can Make

Friday, February 27, 2015

 In school, I was the kid that wouldn't raise her hand for fear of getting the wrong answer. I always thought "There is no stupid question" was a stupid saying to make people feel better for being a complete dork. 

BUT...what I have learned is... if you aren't making mistakes... you're not making much of anything. There is a certain joy in making an error because now you know what not to do.

I learned something incredible about two years into my business. I was working full-time but still wanted to share the magic of Beachbody, help my customers, and be that little voice to encourage them to keep going. With a full-time work schedule, a boyfriend, part-time job, real estate lessons AND a budding business... I had to figure out how to be EFFECTIVE with my time.
I came up with the brilliant idea to create an email list for my Beachbody customers. It had recipes, clean eating tips, workout tips... in short...I felt like a genius.

For well over a year, I added new customers to this email list. One day I had I thought... Hmm I haven't looked at these emails in over a year! I should probably read them to see what I'm sending out.

The short of it... I was MORTIFIED!! My "brilliant" emails were ugly, stiff, and so transparently SALESY... I wanted to cover my face & hid in shame.

...but then I had a thought... As terrible as those emails were... they helped get me to where I was... They helped me build a 6-figure income from HOME... helped me encourage HUNDREDS of people through their transformations... helped me build an incredible team of girlbosses just like me...

So even in my suck-i-ness, I realized...I gave it my best. It got me here... I'm not going to waste this opportunity. I'm going to keep doing my best (even if that means I'll look back in a year and be embarrassed by it haha)

Not that you need it... but here is your official permission slip to make mistakes!
- "The most valuable thing you can make is a mistake- you can't learn anything from being perfect." - Adam Osborne

One of the hardest things to do is getting comfortable with messing up. It's not always pretty, sometimes you don't know which way is up, and you want to just hide your face from the world ... but if I've learned anything... it's that you don't learn anything... unless you fearlessly take action. What's the fun in being "perfect" anyway
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Just JUMP...and build your wings on the way down!

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YOU- are capable of SOO much MORE than you ever imagined. It's time to

I truly believe we were born with a purpose...and while they come in various shapes and sizes... We weren't born to just pay bills and then die.

There is no passion in playing it small or playing it safe. I believe we all have a "sweet spot." That remarkable place where your purpose meets your passion & strengths.

When you discover calling... Your strengths set you apart, your energy surges, you feel fulfilled & recharged by your work. 

Beachbody might not be your dream job (it's def mine hehe) but my hope & dream for you is that YOU find your passion & feel that fire in your gut.
...that you wake up with butterflies because your calling energizes you!

Challenge yourself, dream big, and do one at least one thing TODAY that scares you.
No pain, no gain...right?
My MISSION is to help you live out loud, kick BOOTY & have fun doing it.
Make me proud! hehe

GirlBoss Dynasty: Beachbody Heritage & Family Tree

Thursday, February 26, 2015


I am SO proud of our "Beachbody Heritage" that it's important to me that you know how this all started. 

Carl Daikeler founded Beachbody with his partner Jon C in 1998. On the Beachbody message boards, they realized that people who had success with the programs were helping "coach" others through them on the message boards. 
In 2007, the TEAM Beachbody COACH opportunity was launched!
In 2009, the NEW young mommy to a premie baby was trying to get her pre-baby body back. She ordered P90X, posted a Youtube transformation video (that would change ALL of our lives) to pay it forward for all of the P90X results videos that inspired her! 
People started reaching out to her & she began "coaching" them through the program. She thought the company might have a "referral program" so she called into Beachbody & signed up as a COACH. 

This young mommy was RANDOMLY placed under a sponsor coach who did not/does not work the business at all. It began her mission to become the upline she always wished she had. 

Luckily for me... in Oct 2010... while I was searching for P90X results, I came across the now infamous Youtube video. I swear I was MAGNETICALLY drawn to this blonde beauty! haha I immediately saw the potential (and her vision) and signed up as a coach {before I even had a transformation!}

In 2011, as the team was growing...THE BOMBSHELL DYNASTY was born. In 4.5 short years, our upline LINDSAY MATWAY, has built a team from ONE... to over 30,000 coaches! 

Lindsay Matway accolades are extensive! No upline, no sponsor support...just a HUGE passion, VISION & sheer determination.
-- She is a 4x Top TEN coach
-- 2013's TOP Coach (First FEMALE TOP Coach) 
-- DOUBLE 15 Star Diamond -- over 53 PS Diamond Coaches
-- Achieved SC10 every month since she's been a coach 
-- Coach Advisory Board Member

The list goes on. She is the most humble, down to heart, genuine, passionate, spiritual person I know. She is a visionary, a pioneer and a true trail blazer! I am SO so proud, grateful & humbled to be not only a friend...but part of her team & her dream. 

A little about me... When I signed up as a coach, I was unhappy with my job, my weight & my future. I always had a gut feeling I was made for something BIG, but I could never figure out what that meant. 

Even though I was ALWAYS a great student & I graduated High School early...I ended up dropping out of college. I just couldn't afford it & I couldn't get any loans. 
I was working LONG hours as a retail manager...barely making ends meet. I was so stressed out that even when I worked out (on the treadmill), I would ruin it by binge eating Wendy's spicy chicken sandwiches while on the go! haha

I tried P90X & failed at it THREE times before I found Lindsay and signed up as a coach. Even though part of my thought it might be a scam...the other part of me KNEW this was something I had to do. I can't explain it other that just a GUT FEELING...everything in my life was leading to me Beachbody. 

I struggled as a coach (took me 6 weeks to make my first sale), but by 1 year & 3 months, I earned enough to quit my job & pursue Beachbody full time. 
Beachbody has been my ticket to FREEDOM. No stressing about $$$, no more alarm clock or boss, a focus on my HEALTH, HAPPINESS, PASSIONS and creativity. I even met my man Jay through Beachbody! 

From the ULTIMATE skeptic... who researched Beachbody reviews on the Better Business Bureau lol... trust me when I say the potential here is LIMITLESS. 

For more about my story & how I got over my intial struggles:
-- http://katiheifner.blogspot.com/…/6-tips-for-becoming-succe…
-- http://katiheifner.blogspot.com/…/what-you-should-know-befo…

# Girlboss Dynasty is a 3X ELITE team & we aren't stopping there! 

GIRLBOSS: Someone who takes her life seriously without taking herself too seriously. She takes chances & takes responsibility. She knows when to throw punches and when to roll with them. 

She lives her truth, has fun with it and is actively pursuing her greatest potential. She follows her heart, {{ALWAYS}} trusts her gut & isn't afraid to DREAM BIG heart emoticon

I'm honored to have YOU on this team because I know you are here for a reason. I truly believe we all have a purpose {and while they come in various shapes and sizes} you wouldn't be here if you didn't have a BIG heart & a passion for helping others. How amazing is this world is we live in? When we all band together, we can create something truly incredible. 

This business is ALL about sharing what you love and what has enabled you to start reaching your goals. Beachbody offers an element that no other fitness program does... Personalized support from coaches... and that is what A LOT of people need. Someone to support and hold them accountable. 

Just think... You are going to change soooo many people's lives, just wait! It's soooo exciting to have you guys on my team! Makes me want to work harder and reminds me WHY I LOVE THIS JOB! : ) 

I look forward to seeing where you take our lineage (our DYNASTY):::Dynasty::: a succession of people from the same family who play a prominent role in business. 
That's exactly who we are... a FAMILY heart emoticon

Living in the present...

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Gosh, it was kinda tough to see this pic in my TimeHop today (one year ago today)

The most difficult part of dealing with my thyroid disease hasn't been changes in diet (#glutenfreeforLife), I don't mind having to take like 17 supplements a day, I haven't even minded going to my doctors office regularly (even though I hate being tied down to appointments lol!)

What's DIFFICULT is my body isn't responding to workouts like it has in the past... And I haven't been enjoying workouts either- I'll get light headed, feel sick and I just feel weak compared to before 
I've been listening to my body, modifying workouts and taking it easy BUT mentally... It's a struggle to know your potential is sooo much greater than your body can handle

I guess what I'm trying to say is... I could use a little lovin' and encouragement today. For the last two years, I haven't quite been myself. I've come to really appreciate just how precious our health is (and grateful I am with a man who is willing to stick out the hard times with me). In an effort to be my fun-loving self, I suggested a trip to Disney for Valentine's Day.

Little did I realize... EVERYONE had the same idea!

We met up with the Matways and the Wenders (two of our favorite families)! But all of the TRAFFIC, congestion and ....PEOPLE...was a lot for this INTROVERT to handle.
I'm already naturally inclined to want to stay in my bubble at home...but my Hashimoto's amplifies that...so by the end of the evening I was drained physically and emotionally.
NOTE TO SELF: The best holidays or celebrations are spent curled up at home with the pups.

Hope everyone had an amazing weekend!

#GirlBosses Love Kate Spade

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Lovin' on my coaches this week. It's not so much about the gifts (something I could never have afforded before Beachbody)...although I ADORE this "Bombshell Blue" wristlet I found for them... it's more about making them feel heard and valued on our team.

Everyone has a unique set of skills, talents, abilities that they bring to the table and it's my goal to help them uncover their sweet spot- the place where PASSION meets their strength.

I cannot imagine a job more rewarding than helping other women rise to their greatest potential. From physical transformations... to growing confidence, speaking their truth and finding their purpose... they are planting the seeds to inspire others.

From the bottom of my heart... I appreciate every single person who has trusted me enough to join my team. During my daily gratitude and prayer, I think about their goals, their dreams and their vision. While we all may have different goals and different aspirations - I want nothing more than for you to achieve your version of success. 

Dream Big, Live More, Inspire the Next!