Taxes, Beachbody, and Life Change!
Monday, February 11, 2013
Just the other night, I had my taxes done for the first time since I have officially become a full time fitness professional and Beachbody coach. If you haven’t gone through this experience of owing your own business it can be both thrilling and scary. You work so hard to accomplish so much then tax season comes. Let me say one thing, I don’t share that often how much I make simply because coaching is more than the income I get from it. One spark people its about helping people and sharing what works best for you! I love that!
(I tie this into fitness :)
While I was doing my taxes I had two thoughts go through my head.
1: How lucky I was to have been given this gift to help people and get paid to do it!
2: Dang there is so much more opportunity out there! If I can do this in a year I know I can improve in another year!
Back in 2008, I made a decision to start P90X. I wasn’t enjoying life, drinking to fall asleep and scared all the time that something bad might happen to me. For those that don’t know I’ve dealt with heart issues. That can be a very scary thing! I made the decision to try P90X and what I discovered wasn’t just my abs. I discovered a new outlook on life. I discovered what it truly meant to LIVE life, not just survive it.
It was around the following summer of 2009 that I made another and one of the biggest decisions of my life – I became a Beachbody coach. I did so because I wanted other people that were struggling with life to feel what I felt after I finished a round of P90X.
I failed more times than most. I felt like I wasn’t cut out to be a Beachbody coach. I had doubts and fears. I can remember almost wanting to quit and give-up because that is the easy thing to do right. Then I had to answer the question then what? If I gave up what would I do? What example would that set for the people counting on me? Could I look at myself in the mirror knowing I had given up on something that I loved so much? The answer was NO…!
JUST LIKE YOUR FITNESS!
This is just like failing in fitness. You go through so many different ups and downs but in the end you are always one step closer to health and ultimate happiness. You may fail a million times but its that million and first time you get back up that counts.
The Success after the Storm
For me it was a storm, of physical and emotional pain, of growing and learning. If ANY one tells you that this process is easy they are lying to themselves or you. Some people are more natural but we all face some sort of challenge in our fitness journeys.
Success for me has come because I choice to fight through the storm. I have earned every pound lost, every calorie burnt and every accomplishment, but most importantly I have earned a since of significance. I love telling people they truly matter and by losing weight, becoming a coach, getting healthy they take control of that significance.
This business of fitness has taught me patience, understanding, discipline, commitment, leadership, decision making but most importantly it taught me how to be a better version of myself.
I have more success, I am in amazing shape and health, I have a support team, and I am dang proud of where I came from.
What I hope you take away is to never give-up and don't look across the table at someone else. You never know where they have been. You never know what they went through to get where they are.
Yours in Health,