When Melanie Mitro talks, it's a good idea to listen. Closely. Why? Beachbody's Top Coach is the queen of consistency and a shining example that hard work matters.
What are her 2015 highlights? Best practices? How does she build momentum through the holidays? Find out as we talk shop with our Top Coach!
Q: Most memorable Coach highlights from 2015?
A: Seeing my Personally-Sponsored Coaches achieve Elite for the first time, and having my own Personally-Sponsored Coach achieve Top 10. Another highlight was standing on stage at Summit with my Team right behind me. It was very surreal, and I was in awe of the fact I had a hand in changing so many people's lives. That moment made me realize the impact that one person can make.
Q: Toughest business struggle you've had to overcome in 2015?
A: My biggest struggle has been continuing to develop ways to connect with my growing Team on a personal level. It's true that some growing pains can happen at any level of the business.
Q: What's something you do every day that has contributed to your Top Coach success?
A: Personal Development. It provides a huge source of confidence and gives me strength and vision when I need a pick-me-up. I also believe in staying relevant in my teachings. I'm always learning and growing from other leaders, as well as my rising stars. Finally, I believe that the '3 Vital Behaviors' are something we should never stop doing.
Q: How do you balance family and business life?
A: It all starts with great communication between my husband, Matt, and I. We have a Google calendar and discuss what goals I'm working towards, and what events we have planned. There are times that I turn my phone off and just spend quality time with my family. At the end of the day, that's the most important thing!
Q: How has being a Top Coach affected you?
A: Personally, I feel no different than I did before being named Top Coach. But from a business perspective, it has given me credibility on my social media platforms and drawn people to me who want to learn about the business. It has been a blessing because I know that I'm able to inspire so many people in a positive way.
Q: How do you maintain your business momentum through the holidays?
A: For me, momentum comes from consistency. I'm constantly re-inventing my marketing plan, and strategically schedule my Challenge Groups based on what my followers are struggling with. I also stay focused on my own health and fitness goals so that I'm leading by example.
Q: What are your business goals for 2016? What activities will support you achieving them?
A: I'm committed to helping my Team grow and achieve all their health, fitness and personal goals. My Team is my number one priority. The rest? You'll have to just wait and see as I figure it out!
Q: What words of wisdom would you give to a Coach who's struggling right now?
A: This business is built on belief. If you believe you're an above average person, then you will be an above average person. If you struggle with belief, ask yourself this: Are you doing Personal Development and the '3 Vital Behaviors' every day? Do you make working on your weaknesses your number one priority? It's not about what you do once in a while that brings success; it's about what you do every single day.
Q: Best piece of Coach advice you ever got?
A: There are many nuggets I've taken from other leaders. In "The Slight Edge" by Jeff Olsen he says, "You have to be willing to do what other people are not willing to do now, so that you can have what other people wish they could have five years from now." That phrase stuck in my head. Be committed. Be driven. Keep your passion alive, and go out there and do great things!