“It doesn’t matter what your reality looks like at the moment, because where you desire to be is the truth.” (You Are a Badass).
I wasn’t planning on going back to work after my son was born and the thought of working made me cringe. I had an awful experience at my former place of employment right before I went on maternity leave and that experience left a sour taste in my mouth. When the coaching opportunity fell in my lap, I knew I wanted to do it but I wanted to make it fun and exciting…something that I would be HAPPY and EAGER to do each day. I wanted to help people reach their goals in an awesome environment because let’s face it, talking about our struggles and weight loss is NOT fun. The results are fun, but who wants to admit they need help?
When I started the business, I didn’t struggle, but I saw people around me moving up faster, hitting success, making more money and advancing in rank and that got a little fire in me. I wasn’t comparing myself to them as in- “Why can’t I do it?” and throwing a pity party. But it helped validate the potential that this company has to offer. I thought, “If they can do it, why can’t I?” I knew where I wanted to go…and I knew how to get there…it’s just that some people were getting there faster than I was. I put my head down, and studied. I studied all about shakeology, running effective challenge groups, how to engage/interact with others, nutrition, etc. I watched training videos and took notes (lots of notes). As I kept my head down, I started to get the momentum and actually moved my business forward. In the months prior, my REALITY was that I was an emerald coach looking to succeed while her downline was advancing, and while fellow coaches who joined after were taking off faster. My DESIRE to have a better future and provide for my family is what kept me going. I could have taken the easy road and quit…got in my head and felt sorry for myself that I wasn’t moving at a certain pace….but instead, that drove me to work harder.
It doesn’t matter where I am at the moment, what matters to me is where I want to go. “The one who kicks ass are the one who can see themselves kicking ass, who truly believe in themselves and what they’re doing. The ones who feel weird or who worry too much can’t succeed.” (You are a Badass)