THE ROAD LESS TRAVELED....
The Road Less Traveled is the one thing I kept thinking while I was enjoying myself in Destin, Florida while on a Beachbody Leadership Retreat with my Coach and team. In order to be invited, you had to hold a Diamond Beachbody Coach rank or higher. Why? Because that means you have some "skin in the game." I spent 5 days with about 40 kind, compassionate Coaches who are in this business for the RIGHT reason. We aren't in it to trick anyone into buying something. We aren't in it to sell a product and leave people hanging without any support. We aren't in it to become millionaires. We are in it because we genuinely enjoy helping and having a positive impact on others lives.
The theme of the retreat was based off of the book, I AM THAT GIRL, by Alexis Jones. I started reading it on the plane while traveling home and LOVE IT! Finding your purpose and you WHY in life is VITAL. We talked a lot about this throughout our trip and we were even able to share our story's with others.
This is the BEAUTIFUL house that we stayed in for our trip. How amazing is that?!!! It was a tight fit since there were so many of us, but it was well worth the luxury.
So, what exactly was the point of this?
Our first night there we spent some time introducing ourselves and getting to know each other. The majority of us only knew 1 or 2 people (if any) so a little bonding time was needed. It's crazy how quickly relationships can form through social media. I swear I felt like I knew several of these girls forever even though it was the first time we actually met face to face!
|Cim Carver Training |
We spent time each day going through some different training's. Our leaders put these training's together in order to help us grow our businesses as well as share with our own personal teams. I came home with PAGES of notes and am already implementing the tips that I have learned, as well as putting together a training of my own for my team! A HUGE benefit was to have a Beachbody corporate individual there by the name of Cim Carver. He spent 3 hours sharing his story, talking about goals, and how we can overcome our own obstacles that life puts in the way. It was an emotional roller coaster and really helped put things in to perspective for me.
In addition to the training's, we also had daily workouts! These workouts included Cize, PiYo, Tabata / Insanity. Since we didn't have a gym or huge area for all of us to work out in, the workouts were at staggered times throughout the early morning and we did them right by the pool!! It was a nice change to do push ups while looking in to the gorgeous pool and fountain!
While there, we also had a special little photo shoot!! We had our hair / make up done and a photographer was there to take some nice business pics that we can now use. I suppose it's much nicer than a selfie from my phone!!! A little pampering is always nice!
Aside from the training's and photo shoot, we spent the rest of the time getting to know each other and just ENJOYING ourselves. There was a ton of business talk! It's crazy how different everyone runs their business and yet are still successful! That's the beauty of this! We aren't all "cookie cutter" Coaches who do the same thing as everyone else. We put our own spin on things and make it work!
Let's talk just for a minute about the sleeping arrangements. I knew that with the amount of ladies going it would be a tight fit, but the introvert in me was still a bit nervous. I'm sure you can imagine how I felt when I saw my name on a tag with more girls than any other room!! Yep! Look below! THAT'S the room I was in!! Ahh!!! If I'm being honest, at first I thought...OH CRAP! There were 5 beds and 8 of us in there!! We lugged in 2 double air mattresses and couldn't even walk around when they were inflated! We only had 1 bathroom too!! We nicknamed the room, Noah's Ark. haha BUT, let me tell you, it didn't take long for the 8 of us strangers to bond. By the time we left, we were hugging, exchanging contact info, and we are all chatting through a group message on social media DAILY!!! I felt like a little girl having a sleep over every night. We stayed up while mostly everyone else was asleep chatting away! It just blows my mind at how different we all are, yet how close we all got.
And that right there has made this trip an experience of a lifetime. The friendships made are irreplaceable and I couldn't be more grateful to have been a part of that.
As for the food, we did have a cook :) My Coach's husband came and cooked ALL meals for ALL of us! Yes, we kept it healthy, for the most part. What kind of Coaches would we be if we didn't practice what we preached?!! There may have been some cookies and cake every now and then, but we had some delicious meals every day! Now that I am home and back to reality, I'm kinda wishing I had a personal chef!
Honestly, leading up to the trip I was kinda regretting my decision to go. I had some personal things going on with my kids, it was back to school time, my husband had to take a couple days off of work since we didn't have a babysitter, and life was just BUSY! I'm sure you get what I'm saying! On top of that, I didn't really want to leave my family for 5 days! That regret was LONG GONE after I stepped off of the airplane in Florida. I had an AMAZING and totally feel revived! I am so excited to share what I have learned with MY team of Coaches and in return, I can't wait to be able to do something like this for THEM! A retreat of my own is definitely on my 2016 goal board :)
I can't help but to think back to about 2 years ago. I had JUST started Coaching, I took a leave of absence from my 6th grade teaching position of 8 years, and I was NOT a risk taker. I was very much a structured routine person that didn't like changes in her schedule! Heck I didn't even know much about social media! To see how far I have come in such a short amount of time, and to see how much I have truly stepped out of my comfort zone in order to reach those goals that I have set for myself is just incredible. I absolutely LOVE what I do! Why? Because I love that I am able to do something that I am passionate about while being able to stay home with my girls. THEY are my "WHY." They are the reason that I push myself daily to be a better and better person.
So as I continue to reflect on the decisions that I am making as my life moves forward, I am inviting YOU to see what this Coaching thing is all about!! I have monthly 5 day sneak peek groups that are FREE and I have a live self paced training group to help get my new coaches started on the track of success. I would love for you to join my "SUCCESSFULLY FIT" team and I would love to mentor YOU so that you can reach those goals of yours!
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