It was recently brought to my attention that while I share the benefits of being a coach on Facebook, I don’t actually ask people if they want to join me.
It’s easy to talk about the fact that I work from home, in my leggings, while spending precious time with my little boy and puppies. It’s easy to talk about the fact that I get to go on paid trips to tropical, resort destinations. It’s easy to talk about the fact that I work for myself. I have no boss telling me what time to be in the office or when I can or can’t take vacation/sick days. It’s easy to talk about the supportive community and good friends I have found because of this opportunity.
So why is it so hard for me to actually invite people to do all of this too? Because there are a ton of people out there giving network marketing a bad name. There are a lot of people out there only looking out for themselves and who only care about how much money they make.
The nature of my business alone sets us apart from this. Our whole goal is to help people get results and reach their goals. The fact of the matter is that if I don’t do this, I won’t have much of a business. This is not just a one and done type of thing. We put time and effort into the people we work with.
I was asked to think and be completely honest with myself – do I invite people to join me in this business? If I am truly wanting to grow my business and continue to work for myself, then WHY AM I NOT DOING THIS? This opportunity has literally changed my life. My path was totally different before this came into my life. I would most likely still be working in a soul-sucking job, not spending nearly enough time with my family and every weekend away and living on little to no sleep and a TON of coffee.
So I decided to go for it. I went out of my comfort zone and I sent messages to a handful of random people as well as a few of my current challengers who are just rocking this group.
Clearly, the people in my group were more receptive to this. They weren’t hard to invite at all. They already know the products work. They already know me. Although, not all said yes, each appreciated that I thought of them. I see something in them that I really think people would be drawn to. I am not hurt that one said no. I get that this business isn’t for everyone. It’s totally cool.
As for the others, the people who I randomly invited, I don’t think they realize just how uncomfortable sending those messages made me. I am generally a pretty confident person and I think that’s the persona I portray on social media (because let’s just be honest, everyone has a “persona” on Facebook). However, some things make me really uncomfortable. But as they say, growth happens outside of your comfort zone. So I hit send…
Of the 5 people I sent messages to, three didn’t respond, one said it’s already on her radar but it’s not the right time and one replied with ” Idk I’ve always been very resistant to beach body AND I think I get a similar version of this message from other coaches on like a monthly basis lol.”
Was I offended? Definitely not. I am not sure why she is resistant to Beachbody, but everyone is entitled to their own opinion. Though I don’t know her outside of Facebook-land, I know she is already a group exercise instructor (non-Beachbody LIVE format obviously) and seems to already live a pretty fit, healthy and inspiring life. Certainly appealing to someone looking to build a tribe of people to build a health and fitness business with!
Does it make me schezy that I invited her even without prior conversations about it? I suppose some people might think so. But I looked at my friends list and looked for people who I thought would make a good coach. I didn’t just start at the top and invite every single person in my friend’s list. I looked for people who mirrored my energy, who don’t always take life too seriously and who already had a passion for fitness. I honestly put some thought into it. This is my life and these are the people I am surrounding myself with on a daily basis. I want people who I like and are like me.
It’s really alright if you don’t want to join me in this business. I just feel it would be a disservice if I didn’t at least share it with people. So if you happen to see a message from me inviting you to this business opportunity, know that the decision to hit send didn’t come lightly.
If this has piqued your interest in the coaching opportunity, please join us in our private Q&A Facebook group. We will be happy to share all the info with you and give you the details of what it takes to be a coach. You can send me a quick email at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll get you added to our current group or we can even chat one on one!