I spent 3 days last week at BeachbodyCoach Summit 2013 in Las Vegas. It was a whirlwind filled with celebrity trainer workouts, team building, and personal development. I’m honestly still reeling a little from the experience; I felt like I didn’t STOP the whole time I was there (which seems very unhealth-coachy), but the excitement and buzz of the 7,000 other coaches in attendance was contagious.
The theme of this year’s conference was Dream Big- this was a game changer for me, both personally and professionally. I have always had a hard time looking forward in my life. When I’d sit down with professors or managers and was asked where I wanted to be in five years, it was rare that I had an answer. Looking back, it’s clear that I was not in the right place. I’m in the right place now and my experience this weekend only helps to solidify My Dream.
Since this conference was so powerful for me, I want to share with you some key takeaways - my a-ha moments! Here are my top five plus some important updates at the bottom:
John C. Maxwell’s The Rule of Five
“You want to cut down a tree in your back yard. Instead of cutting it down in one swing, everyday, take an ax, swing 5 times, and hit that tree. It doesn’t matter how big the tree is, just consistently swing at the same tree. One day, the tree will come down, with what seems like little effort."
-John C. Maxwell (paraphrased)
Best-selling author John C. Maxwell (Daily Dozen, How Successful People Think, and Today Matters) was the Keynote Speaker and I loved every second of his talk. I wish I could share everything I learned from him, but that could take hours and as he says: Read the Book!
For the sake of time, I will just share one of my favorite things from his talk: The Rule of Five. The Rule of 5 is a series of activities that you do EVERY DAY that are fundamental to your success. Through discipline and diligence, you will achieve your life’s work.
Step 1 to the Rule of Five is identifying your tree. Step 2 is identifying your five required actions. For John, his tree is writing books and his Rule of 5 are reading, filing, thinking, asking questions, and writing. I’m still identifying my tree and Rule of Five. What’s yours?
Beachbody’s mission is so in-line with my own. And it’s simple.
Help people achieve their goals and live healthy, fulfilling lives.
Unlike many other companies, this is NOT lip service. After Summit, Beachbody CEO Carl Daikeler posted this on his Facebook page:
"Selling" just for the sake of numbers is for other companies. We are here to help people. So think about how you can "be more creative about showing people you truly care about them" and then get out there and do it.
Beachbody truly wants to change the world and END THE TREND of obesity. So do I. Perfect match.
Finding A Tribe
Human beings can’t help it: We need to belong. One of the most powerful of our survival mechanisms is to be part of a tribe, to contribute to (and take from) a group of like-minded people.
-Seth Godin, Tribes
My Beachbody team is all over the U.S. and Canada, so even though we talk in pretty much every day, we rarely see each other face to face. It was great to spend 3 days with my team – I feel really connected to these people. We are on the same path of helping people improve their lives. This is my tribe.
I’m A Customer, Too
During one of the breakout training sessions, one of the trainers said “Don’t forget, you are a customer, too.” I partnered with Beachbody because I use and enjoy their products and I truly believe that they provide real value. Even if I wasn’t a Beachbody coach and never earned a penny from them, I would still sing the praises of Shakeology and talk about how kickass P90X and Insanity are... granted, maybe not as often, but I still would.
Productivity is Not Busy-ness
It’s the engineer in me - I LOVE learning about how to be more productive and efficient. The training focused on being STRATEGIC ABOUT HOW YOU SPEND YOUR TIME, something that even the best of us time managers need to constantly keep in mind. For more info on productivity and time management, check back next week for the release of my free eBook, You Don’t Have Time to Read This Book: 8 Strategies to Find More Time in Your Day.
Beachbody Product Updates
Summit was the launch of a brand-spankin-new program from Shaun T, the creator of Insanity and Hip Hops. In my opinion, T-25 is a game changer as far as workouts are concerned – you see results in just 25 minutes a day! Here’s the T-25 highlights:
- Workout 5 days a week for 25 minutes (note: (2) 25 minute workouts are suggested but not required on Day 5)
- Fully modifiable so ANY ONE CAN DO IT
- Alpha, beta, and gamma phases are all 25 days (5 weeks) in length
T-25 (alpha and beta phases) is on sale as a bundle with Shakeology for $180 through the end of July. That’s like getting T-25 for just $50 – a freaking dollar a day! Intrigued? Let’s chat to see if this is a good fit for you.
Yes, you read that right. Shakeology has finally made the leap into Vanilla. The Shakeology team has been searching for years to find a clean, non-GMO, organic, ethically-farmed, sustainable source of Vanilla and they finally found it... in Madagascar!
Beachbody has really high standards for what goes into Shakeology, so even though they found other products that met FDA guidelines, they went above and beyond to source this vanilla (another reason to love them). This stuff is so yummy – it literally tastes like cake batter on its own and its a great base for flavor experimentation. I tried a Vanilla Latte Shakeology and it was delish! Interested in samples? Email me.
Perhaps better than the Vanilla flavor, though, was learning that Beachbody has committed to the development of the Madagascar farming community that is supplying the vanilla. They are providing training to farmers, ensuring fair prices, and helping to build schools. If you know me, you know that international development is near and dear to my heart, so this really struck a chord with me.
Updates to Fit Club Membership
Staying true to Beachbody’s mission to support people in reaching their health and fitness goals, I have decided to offer the first 30-days of Rockin’ Hot Body Fit ClubFREE.
Of course, I do encourage you to work with a Beachbody program and Shakeology, because I know these products work and will get you on the right path, but I understand that maybe you can’t afford to invest in a program right now or you’re skeptical about what the Fit Club is all about or you're not sure that working with a virtual coach will help you.
Trust me, I TOTALLY understand your concerns – I had the same concerns when I joined my first challenge group. So, try it on for size for 1-month for free. You literally have nothing to lose and everything to gain. Email me today so we can talk about your goals and get you started in my upcoming online group (starting July 8th).