After the call I was thinking how smart it would be for people to give Shakeology instead of a bottle of wine.
What if you committed to give at least two bags of Shakeology to two people who you would otherwise struggle to find "the right gift" for? A gift that is actually good for the recipient... That's the real spirit of giving isn't it?
And when I arrived at the office, I got into the elevator with our Senior Director of Training and Development, Sandi Bouhadana who trumped my idea with her own: Between her kids and their school and activities, she has ten teachers who she will buy gifts for this year. Instead of the traditional "basket of soaps," she has decided to give each of the teachers a sampler pack of Shakeology.
As an idea for a coach, that's a great one for a few reasons:
(1) You are showing you truly care about someone when you give them this special, healthy shake. Bio-available nutrition for healthy energy. It doesn't get better than that.
(2) People who try it as a gift are very likely to want to buy more.
(3) Teachers are great coaches - They need and appreciate the extra money and they are great at networking. You might find that gift leads to a mutually productive business relationship. But that is a distant third to the top priority of giving someone a gift that is truly meaningful this year. That's the point!
I think it's a great idea. From giving Shakeology or a program P90X, Insanity or Chalean Extreme to anyone on your gift list, I am sure there are a thousand other ideas that our coaches will come up with.
But the important thing right now - like, today - is to get the word to your team of coaches ASAP. There truly is no better or more timely gift, than the gift of health! Coaches just might not think of it - until it's too late! Don't let that happen - our mission needs your energy and focus right now!
Every little action we all take toward getting people focused on healthy behavior vs. a neutral or negative habits is productivity toward our goal. That's what this is about. "Slight Edge" thinking, where we gradually gather improvements in our productivity and health and that of the people around us. That's what this is about!
Pass this great holiday concept on, and let's keep the momentum growing!