Monday, February 19, 2007

Coaching While The Site's "Half On"

For Million Dollar Body Coaches who are wondering what to do while we get our act together, I wanted to give some input into some activities that could still have incredible benefit while tech completes the build/testing... but first, a story:

The following is written on the tomb of an Anglican Bishop in Westminster Abby (1100 A.D):

"When I was young and free and my imagination had no limits, I dreamed of changing the world. As I grew older and wiser, I discovered the world would not change, so I shortened my sights somewhat and decided to change only my country. But it, too, seemed immovable.

As I grew into my twilight years, in one last desperate attempt, I settled for changing only my family, those closest to me, but alas, they would have none of it.

And now, as I lie on my deathbed, I suddenly realize: If I had only changed myself first, then by example I would have changed my family. From their inspiration and encouragement, I would then have been able to better my country, and who knows, I may have even changed the world."

This is the point. And this is what we as coaches need to do;

(1) Work YOUR program. Set your goal. Keep Pushing Play! Keep watching your portions and making sure you eat every few hours but not the last three hours before bed. Upload your story to your profile page! Keep it current, including your stats and photos. Submit it to the monthly contest. Your choice is the example that is fundamental to being a Million Dollar Body Coach! And when you make your commitment to yourself, tell a couple friends: "I'll Do It If You'll Do It."

(2) Connect with those two people who you are going to help stay accountable. If you say you'll do it if they will, you gotta stay with it! Help them set a schedule in WOWY so they stay accountable to themselves. Help them understand how easy it is to lose weight when you control your portions and eat regularly throughout the day (but not right before bed). And remind them to keep their MDB member page updated. This is a weekly weigh-in of sorts, where you stop, see how you are proceeding, and are reminded that your choices will show up in your stats. Don't try to help everyone. Help two people this way. And then...

(3) Ask them who they are going to help. Those two, help two. They follow step one and two. How simple is that?

Not so simple. If it were simple, we'd all be lean, with energy and high metabolisms. This is a new lifestyle for so many, or at best an annual flight of fitness in preparation for swimsuit season... "This year I really am going to feel good about my body for the summer!"

Whatever the habits that got you here, as of now, Gone is Big Gulp. Gone is the Double Beef Cheeseburger and Extra Large Fries. And, coincidentally, gone will be the gut.

On March 1st, I will be starting my Beachbod-a-thon, updating my stats and photos and story (and blog, and uploading videos, etc.) and I encourage you to follow along and stay connected. I'll ask the team to set up a WOWY group for us through August called "Beachbod-a-thon" if you want to participate. But the real point is -- work on your health, follow your program, and help two others do the same. The tools are all right there. This is how the trend will reverse. I live it. You live it. And we each help a couple others do the same.

The compensation for being a coach will happen as soon as the system is good to go. In the meantime, the real reward is when you stay with your program and get two people on board and working on becoming their own walking billboards. THAT'S what this is about, regardless of when the web store is live. Let's get healthy, and help people get healthy, starting now!


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Anonymous said...

ahhh yeah workin' the programs - helping others while we wait for the store to open up. I can't wait! This is going to be huge - this is such a great opportunity! I'm so happy to be a part of it!

stephanie aka stufawen

Anne D said...

Thanks, Carl.
I needed that!
Anne Dovel

traci morrow said...

How cute is that picture of you doing your push up?? :)

The post was inspiring, but my favorite is the photo. :)