Getting Results While Keeping it Real

Getting Results While Keeping it Real

Q: How does self-accountability and being true to yourself play a part in driving your business success?
A:
I truly believe in the 4 Vital Behaviors. If I am not actively living them every single day, I feel off. And when I feel off, so does everything else from the way I interact with people online, my posts, my content, how I carry myself. I know it’s annoying to hear this like a broken record, but doing the behaviors that got us here is as important as continuing to challenge ourselves daily. If you are ever in a rut on the journey to figuring out who you really are and finding yourself, you can find the answers there. Are you truly being proof the product works? Are you going through the motions with your fitness routine or are you challenging yourself? These are all things you should really consider when it comes to being true to yourself because if you don’t actively do these things daily, you’ll fall asleep on your goals and never become the best version of you.

Q: Coming out of Cup month, how do you engage new enrollees to hit their health and fitness goals?
A:
Nothing really changes after Cup month from what I usually do. I support them in the Challenge Tracker App, I lead by example on my social media outlets, and if they are Coaches we start training right away! I work my butt off every month, not just Cup month. *wink*

Q: How do you plan to leverage the launch of Beachbody Health Bet on Sept 5th to drive results in your Challenge Groups? Drive results among your team?
A:
I’m going to tell EVERYONE about it—Including my current Challengers and get them involved as well! I have great participation in my Challenge Groups as it is but this will definitely make them more excited and accountable, especially people who are usually quieter.

Q: What steps are you taking to evolve successful Challengers from customer to Coach?
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I just ask them! I know it seems silly and simple, but really just being persistent with letting them know you believe in them is all they need to hear. I also invite them to check out my sneak peek groups and see what it’s all about, as well as join my community group after they are done. Usually when they make some friendships within the groups and see their buddies become Coaches they feel they can do it too!

Q: When a new program like Country Heat launches, what’s your plan of action to drive business results? How do you drive that behavior within your team?
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Lately I’ve been going LIVE and just talking to them. Giving them advice, like telling them what I’d do if I were them. I’ve been told they like to hear what it was like when I was a new Coach, so I just help them see that it’s easier than they think it is. Doing the programs, sharing your videos, having fun, showing results, sharing others’ results, and being consistent in those actions is really what’s going to peak interest. You have to hype it up and not be worried what people are going to think about you! With all the fun tools we have coming out it’s important to be creative with your approach.

Q: What processes do you have in place to keep your Coaches and Challengers on track? And how do you motivate and encourage your Coaches who have hit a slump?
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There’s no secret “process” or “recipe” to keeping people on track. People are going to do what they want to do and at some point you have to realize that and just be YOUR best. I’m always trying new things to help my team and Challengers and keep it fresh and fun nevertheless. I see way too often people get too focused on the business and let their own personal priorities fall to the wayside then they quit because they think they need to take “a step back and focus on themselves.” That’s NOT the case. In fact, that’s just another way of saying “I’m quitting on myself.” If you really want to focus on yourself, focus on helping others by doing the 4 vital behaviors and you’ll find you’ll not only be incredibly happy but successful! I plan to drive Core de Force all the way home into the New Year and do it with my team and Challengers. Excited!

Q: Describe a time where you weren’t hitting your business goals, and explain what types of activities you did to turn it around?
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It’s been a few years but I do remember that time in my life and I know exactly why it happened. I try to impress upon my team all the time that when you get too focused on numbers, you lose the fun in it! Of course, numbers excite some people but most people thrive on FUN and want to be Coaches because they love it! It brings them joy. However, they start to do things that take away from that joy and their business suffers. You need rank and numbers goals to show you that you are going in the right direction but those things ONLY happen when you are focused on helping people! Change your goals to be focused around people vs. yourself and you’ll find your business will explode! For example: instead of saying “I will be 5 Star Diamond by January 1st” say “I will help 5 of my coaches reach their goal of achieving diamond by January 1st.” Now doesn’t that sound better already? Where focus goes energy flows, so focus on the right behaviors and you’ll get those results you’ve been looking for or lost.

Q: What are the activities in your business that have provided the greatest results?
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Taking the time to build my social media platform. When I say that I mean, KNOWING it was going to take years to build my reach and learning as much as I could about how to do that. In the process I still was hitting Success Club 10+ and growing my team, but I knew I needed to help more people if I was ever going to be the best of the best. So, I tried and tried again until I found my sweet spot! You know you’ve found your sweet spot when you really feel like you’re adding value and actually helping people without receiving a paycheck from it. Your creative uniqueness will come through and you’ll stop trying to look like everyone else and just be yourself and do your own thing!

Q: What do you do with your new Coaches to understand their goals and help set them up for success?
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You can put together a questionnaire super fast and easy to give your Coaches when they first sign up! Just make a list of 10 questions you’d like to know about them. How much they want to make, their fitness goals, how many kids they have, do they work full time ~ stuff like that! When you know their goals then you can help them understand the big picture for themselves. At the end of the day though, I can really see who is serious about this when they sign up and hit Success Starters. Self-starters tend to be more successful in this business, but slow starters will come around in the months or years to come. People will drop off and come back- it’s normal! So don’t freak out or think you’re a ‘bad leader’, just continue to do the work! I just let everyone work at their own pace but if you see someone come out the gate running, give them some extra TLC because they are showing you they are serious and matching your effort with theirs.

Q: What do you know now in the business that you wished you would have known when you first started?
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I wish I would’ve known to spend less time with the Coaches I had, and to spend more time trying to find the next me. I invested months and years into people that I thought were going to be around forever who ended up just burning me and quitting on themselves. Some of them are even still signed up as Coaches on my team and I see them as constant reminders that if someone wants this, they are going to do it with or without me! I know that was my attitude when I signed up. I was doing this FOR ME with or without the support of my sponsor or team. You can feel good about the fact you do training groups for your teams, offer phone calls, do zoom calls, team calls, recognition and everything else that you start doing when you have a team. That is A LOT of work and if someone doesn’t feel like you are doing enough FOR THEM they are probably not a team player, and you may have to let them go in your heart and focus on finding someone who understands what it means to be part of a mission. I truly believe I am years behind where I should be financially and in rank because of a few bad eggs in the beginning. Do not make the same mistake I made and keep adding new Coaches to your teams that are excited, positive and WANT THIS! You can tell you’ve found those people when they are doing their 4 Vital Behaviors and making progress every day!

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Get Set for THE 20s

The 20s - The Search for the next Beachbody® SUPER Trainer

Beachbody® Super Trainers are like superheroes. They've reached legendary, iconic status and helped transform millions of lives.

Who will be next to make their mark on the world of health and fitness? You're about to help us pick on THE 20s, our first docu-series set to premier on Beachbody On Demand August 8th.

20 aspiring Super Trainers. 20 dreams on the line.

In the end, only one will win the ultimate prize: a Beachbody contract to develop their own fitness program. "It's fascinating to watch them compete," says Executive Producer of THE 20s and former Executive Producer of MTV's "The Real World," Jeff Keirns. "The stakes of winning that desirable contract are very real."

What goes into making a hit docu-series?

From behind-the-scenes hard work to the polished product you see on screen, so much goes into producing our high-quality programs.

"It takes a lot of time, planning and effort from a huge team of professionals," explains Jeff. "On our team, we have people from Project Runway, America's Next Top Model, Top Chef and American Ninja Warrior."

In other words, we take pride in our programs and took this search seriously.

Top-notch talent

To say it takes a lot to find Beachbody-worthy talent is an understatement. "People will learn what it takes to become a Beachbody Super Trainer and shoot one of our famous workout videos," says Jeff.

What's the set up for the show, you ask? Each episode follows a group of fitness trainers, all in their 20s, who make their way to Los Angeles for a chance at glory. They're fit. They're fierce. They're feisty. And each is determined to prove they have what it takes to join the Beachbody family of Super Trainers.

To prove their mettle, the trainers compete in weekly, head-to-head challenges, with the final task of creating and starring in two, original, 20-minute workouts.

Your host

Dan Cortese

THE 20s also features the hosting skills of longtime television star and athlete, Dan Cortese. He has several television credits to his name, including host of the Emmy award-winning MTV Sports.

Dan saw the growth of the trainers firsthand. "As the episodes progressed, you could see the magnitude of becoming the next Beachbody Super Trainer really sink in with them," Dan recalls. "They put in so much time, effort, sweat and tears."

So who are these young, driven fitness enthusiasts? Let's find out.

Bonnie

Bonnie

"You might do push-ups better than me or run a mile faster than me, but you will not out-work me."

Derick

Derick

"I think outside the box and bring fun and creativity to fitness. I want to offer that to the world."

Ajdin

Ajdin

"I developed a core strengthening, circuit-training program. It's a great way to start your day with a bang."

Deron

Deron

"I'm a hundred percent real and everyone will appreciate that."

Ericka

Ericka

"This opportunity is life changing and will allow me to help so many more people!"

Frank

Frank

"I fill studios and make people laugh while they're working out. My clients look completely different than the day I met them."

Joe

Joe

"I know how to connect with people and make them say, 'I want to watch this guy.'"

Kelly

Kelly

"I focus on sports performance. With my creativity and energy, I can win this whole thing!"

Megan D.

Megan D.

"I can get people off the couch and moving. The others might bring their A games, but I'll bring my A+ game."

Megan Mae

Megan Mae

"I'd love to have a DVD out there so I can help people get fit and live their best life."

Michael

Michael

"I want to help people reach their ultimate potential through my unique, holistic approach."

Pamela

Pamela

"At the end of the day, I want to know that I've made an impact on people's lives."

Quinn

Quinn

"I want to motivate and inspire people to be the best possible person they can be."

Quinten

Quinten

"I'm the next face of Beachbody because I just bring that much energy to the table."

Rachel

Rachel

"Everyone deserves a chance to be fit and I know how to do that for the masses."

Raquelle

Raquelle

"I'm a yoga and mat Pilates instructor who wants to reach millions. Beachbody and me; we're a perfect match."

Sabrina

Sabrina

"I have the knowledge to educate people and know how to make an emotional and psychological connection."

Shallamar

Shallamar

"My workouts are creative, fun and efficient! I believe in positive encouragement and motivation and have what it takes to be the best."

Taylor

Taylor

"I focus on corrective, postural and functional movement. I know what it takes to inspire and motivate people."

TJ

TJ

"I'm a trainer's trainer which means I'm willing to learn. I'm passionate, hard-working and my results speak for themselves."

Which one has that "it" factor it takes to win? Make sure to log on to Beachbody On Demand every week starting August 8th. YOUR vote will help us decide the winner. Voting opens at 10 AM Pacific time Monday October 17th and closes at 11:59 PM Pacific time Thursday, October 20th.

Don't miss a moment of the action. Tune in and help us write the next chapter in Beachbody history!

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Growing Your Social Media Presence

Growing Your Social Media Presence

How can you rally your Team to help more people achieve results this month? Tap into the unique power of social media. We’ve got a bevy of best practices from some of the heavy hitters in the social media universe, including Beachbody Director of Social Media, Kelli Wallace. Want some rock-solid strategies you can put into action right now? Start reading—and start posting!

You’ve probably heard it a million times; ramping up your social media presence can help you grow your business exponentially.

It can help you foster relationships with your Team, not to mention target new, potential customers and Coaches.

Want to create Facebook posts that get people talking? No need to hire an expert; we’ve brought in our own social-media savvy pros like Beachbody Director of Social Media, Kelli Wallace. You’ll also get valuable tricks of the trade from 15 Star Diamond Coach, Meg Wiczynski and 5 Star Diamond Coach, Trevor Kucheran.

It’s far from rocket science. Here are six simple steps you can take to enhance your visibility and become a social media powerhouse:

1) Be original
It’s a proven fact; Facebook favors original and authentic content. Always remember to be yourself and show off your sense of humor as much as possible. “No one wants to hear from a Google search trending topic, they want to hear from you personally,” explains Beachbody Director of Social Media, Kelli Wallace. “That’s why they joined your community in the first place.” In other words, just be you and the rest will fall into place.

2) Ask engaging questions
Nothing gets people’s attention on social media quite like asking thought-provoking questions. “It’s so important to get your audience talking,” points out 5 Star Diamond Coach, Trevor Kucheran. “The more comments, shares and likes your posts receive, the higher they get ranked in the news feed and the longer they stay near the top.” So get people engaged even once and they’ll likely be seeing your posts again.

3) Emphasize LIVE video
The strategy currently getting the most traction on Facebook? LIVE video. “Do one video per week Inviting people to your Challenge Group or Team,” recommends 15 Star Diamond Coach, Meg Wiczynski. “You should also do a few videos per week on things like how to meal prep, or how to fit in a work out with young children.” The best part? Facebook rewards people who use the LIVE feature by getting your video in to more people’s news feeds.

4) Mix it up
It’s a good idea to think variety when it comes to your posts. “Never use a photo or video that you have posted before,” advises Trevor. “Things that used to work may not be as effective if you try them again.” How can you put this idea into action? Rotate your posts to include LIVE posts, video posts, photo posts and text posts.

5) Share your results
Use the awesomeness of social media to share the success you’ve had with Beachbody. What results have you had with the programs? How has being a Coach changed your life? “If someone comes to your page, you want them to know by a quick glance that you’re someone who is on their own positive journey,” says Meg. “That way they’ll know you can help others on their journey as well!”

6) Add value with your posts
Last but not least, whether you’re posting fitness tips, recipes, or nutritional advice, your content should always mean something. “Don’t just make noise or post something just to post,” warns Kelli. “Make sure your messages will be well-received and add real value to people’s lives.” And when finishing your post, don’t forget to include a short call to action so you don’t leave your followers guessing.

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