Chalene Johnson: Set August on Fire

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Earlier this year, we sat down with the ultimate multitasker, Chalene Johnson, to hear her secrets on pitching TurboFire, staying motivated and inspiring others. If you missed it, read her tips on how she balances it all and continues to grow herself and her Team year after year.

And don’t forget – this month we’re heating up your business with an incredible TurboFire offer. From August 1st to 31st – we’ve dropped the price of TurboFire® Challenge Packs to $160 (regularly $180). Read the interview. Take notes. Start inviting.

How would you pitch TurboFire to a stranger on an elevator?
Like this…”Dude…it’s like the funniest, craziest, most intense butt-kicking cardio you can do at home. If music is your motivator, and you like to kick, punch and jump plus you want an instructor who makes the time fly, but pulls the best out of you… you’d love TurboFire. TurboFire is perfect for people who want to do shorter more intense workouts but don’t always want a high impact workout!”

How do you keep your team engaged and motivated?
Keep your team motivated by creating a variety of recognition and reward programs each month or at a minimum strive to create some form of engagement every other month. Remember that recognition programs should be varied so that the new members as well as seasoned veterans of your team have an opportunity to shine.

The best way to keep people engaged is by taking a sincere and personal interest in them. We want to please those who we believe like and believe in us. In our crazy busy lives, this isn’t always easy, but it is infinitely important. If something is important it belongs on your calendar. Set reminders to check in on a regular basis with your important team members!

What’s the best piece of advice you ever received?
“Over prepare.” Brian Tracy was always a long time mentor from afar, but over the past 4 years we’ve become personal friends and work together on a professional level. To this day, I still remember the first time I was a guest speaker at one of Brian’s events. I had gone over by about 5 minutes according to the time I was allotted to speak. As I left the stage and met with him, eager to hear his feedback. Rather matter of fact, he reminded me that I had not spent enough time “preparing” for my speech. My first reaction was to feel defensive. It was a speech I had delivered a million times. But he explained to me that to be prepared means to be able to adjust your message or your delivery or your product in advance. The lesson for me was that knowing my message wasn’t enough. I should have better prepared and rehearsed to ensure that I was going to be able to deliver a message with as much power, but in the time frame I was given. I won’t forget that lesson.

Who inspires you?
I’m inspired by resilient people. I’m fascinated and motivated by people with a story. People with true resilience shine from the inside out. I’m inspired by those who have the deck stacked against them but they kick it down and fight for the life they know they deserve!! Resilient people inspire me to stop whining, stop making excuses – and just get it done.