Paying It Forward
I’ve been a Coach for more than 1.5 years now. And I’ve also associated myself with many other people during this entire journey. Some people who “want” to get in shape, some folks who are doing things to keep themselves fit. Some folks not interested and just don’t care. All kinds of people during my journey.
I also learned who my friends are, who are not, I also learned that the support you give to other people without expecting, someday, somehow, they always come back and support you back. Human Nature has always fascinated me and I continue to learn.
Like me, there are many other Coaches, some full-time, some part-time, some for the discounts, etc. What I’ve learned as a Coach, is very important and crucial, not just from a business point of view, but also from being a human point of view, something that I had forgotten ever since I started working full time – “Paying It Forward”.
For anyone who wants to join my team as a Coach, here are a few things I advise:
To be a good Coach, you have to first be a good human being. You have to give without expecting. You have to know that many folks may not be ready yet to make a lifestyle change, but you know deep inside they “want” it. They want that change; they just don’t know where to start. You have to be that person who walks them through with what they can achieve and what changes they can make, but you have to make these changes for yourself first. You can’t ask them to do things, you don’t! Be the change to make that change.
Second, don’t try and sell stuff. Beachbody has a TON of supplements, pre-workouts, post-workouts, Whey Protein, Protein Bars, Shakeology, but I try and talk with people and let them know what would work best with them, to get them value for their money. Remember one thing, people who sign up with you, have “trusted” you to give them the best recommendations. Sure, you could “sell” them a whole lot of things and make that 25%, but you will lose your respect. I don’t use P90X Multi-Vitamins, I do believe they are good, I just know of something better that suits my needs. I tell folks who sign up with me this fact, so they can make the best decision for themselves.
Third, and this is very important, think from their Point-of-View. Once you know and realize “why” they want to (or don’t want to), you can channelize your energy much more efficiently in order to help them.
Sure, there is money involved when you make a sale, but it’s not about making that 25% off of someone and selling them a workout program or a meal replacement shake. It’s more than that, wayyyy more than that. It’s selling them a better life, a life they can live with energy, enthusiasm and have their children feel proud of them.
I’ve said this earlier, I will say this again “Be a giver, the rest will follow”.
I write from my heart.
I'd write even if no one was reading.
"Offending people since 1977"
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