Friday, December 5

No Artistpreneur Is An Island | A Tale of Team Building

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Today I want to talk about the power of building a team as a Beachbody coach! For me, I knew from the beginning that I wanted to build a team. I've always had a passion for helping other women to grow as creative business owners and to find their voice, their inner strength, and to build something they could feel proud of and empowered by! So when the business opportunity side of Beachbody was really shown to me, by people who had a heart for helping other people, I immediately felt drawn to it! For so long I'd been searching for ways to mentor and inspire and help other women to grow into successful and independent business owners (through blogging and photography and mentoring) but I had never felt like I had 100% found my groove for truly helping people change their lives.

Then I started coaching, and like I said before, I started with the vision of building a team, a sisterhood, of self-motivated and tender hearted and fiery women who want to affect positive change in their lives and in the world! Since I first started I've been on the lookout for these women and over the last year my team has grown! We are now close to being ranked in the Top 100 teams in all the company! But that's just stats. The great thing about building a team as a coach is that it opens all kinds of new doors for you in your own business.
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this chart shows the real numbers of my last 11 months in my 1st business center


In coaching we can make money in two general ways: commissions and team volume. (There are other random bonuses but let's keep things simple right now) Commission is how new coaches earn the bulk of their income. It's instant gratification and it's wonderful because you can earn as much as you like, you're in full control! A lot of people are happy to stay right that, and that's great. But the limitation with an income based solely on commissions is that you are limited to yourself! You are only 1 person and even on your best of the best months you are limited to the restraints of life and time and the fact that you can only be in 1 place at 1 time.

With team volume (or Team Bonus, like my fancy little chart above says) you are able to see exponential growth as your team grows and as the coaches you train grow and have their own successes. For me, this was my goal. Because this is a DIRECT INDICATOR of the success I am helping OTHER PEOPLE have. My income based off my team grows as the individuals on my team succeed on their own. And for me, that is my heart! I want these women to have major successes. To build something they can be proud of. To feel like they are contributing to the world and their lives and their families. To live by design and get un-stuck from the financial limitations on their lives that they start out in. So to me, the measure of MY success as a coach (outside of helping my challengers to have incredible results, which I LOVE) is the success of my team.

The chart above shows my income growth over the last 11 months. As you can see from the line cutting through the middle of the chart, my income from commissions, even on my best months, stays relatively the same. That's because I am just 1 person! But my income from my team, which started so tiny compared to my commissions has busted through the level that my commission income gets stuck in and is growing by leaps and bounds! There's not limit, no ceiling! That's the beauty of teamwork, of investing in other people and helping them succeed in this business!
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So if you're a new coach, and you're wondering if it's worth it to pour yourself into others, to help them learn how to be successful, to spend time on something that right now might not be paying off in big ways, the answer is YES! If you have a heart for seeing other people's dreams come true, seeing them come alive and step up as leaders themselves, to see them take off and break through their own circumstances to surprise even themselves, then take heart! The investment of time that you are putting into you team will pay off in the long run! And when it does, it will pay off in more ways than you can imagine!

And if you want to learn more about what it would mean to join our team, be personally mentored by me, and start your own business coaching and helping other people, fill out this quick application! We are gearing up for the busiest time of year and I'd love to help you get started in time to take advantage of the momentum that's coming with the new year!

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Disclaimer: Beachbody does not guarantee any level of success or income from the Team Beachbody Coach Opportunity. Each Coach’s income depends on his or her own efforts, diligence and skill. See our Statement of Independent Coach Earnings, located on the Coaches Corner of TeamBeachbody.com for the most recent information on our Coaches’ actual incomes. Please feel free to review our Statement of Independent Coach Earnings as well. 
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