Growing up, both my parents worked full time jobs that they loved. I looked up to my mom because she had a strong career while still raising 3 children and I was determined to follow the same path after graduation. I was very focused on doing well in school and when I graduated and landed my “dream internship” at a sports marketing company, I thought life would be perfect! I struggled the first year out of college because although I had landed two amazing internships with great companies, I wasn’t excited to pursue either of the opportunities. At the time, I just kept thinking that if I applied to the biggest named companies, I would eventually find the right job for me. I went on dozens of interviews and when I received an offer from a well known media company, I thought life would just fall into place. I realize now looking back, I was basing my entire identity on a job title. I wanted people to be impressed with my position and see that I had become successful after college. I cared SO much about what OTHER people thought of me, I didn’t even stop to think about whether or not I liked what I was doing. I stuck with it for 2 years in hopes that if I got a promotion I would like my job better, but even with a title bump, I still wasn’t happy. I was constantly stressed out, I was working late hours which left no time for myself, and I actually missed going on a vacation with my boyfriend’s family to Mexico because we were so understaffed that I was too scared to ask for the time off. That was a big wake up call for me. What’s the point of working hard if I’m never able to take the time to live a life outside of work? I felt completely stuck. I wanted to quit my job but I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life. I knew it would take something big to make me leave a stable job with a steady paycheck so a move to Denver, Colorado was the fuel I needed.
I didn’t have a job lined up but my plan was to start looking once we settled in so I could have a small break from the 9-5 grind. Luckily, after scrolling through Facebook one night, I stumbled upon a post that literally changed my life. I wasn’t immediately sold on the Beachbody coaching opportunity because honestly, I was so worried about what people were going to think about me. I wasn’t someone who posted regularly on social media, and I never thought I would have the guts to share my personal struggles with the public. It took 4-5 months for me to work up the courage to commit to this business full time but eventually, I just stopped caring about what other people thought. For the first time in as long as I can remember, I am truly excited about what I am doing. I have a passion for helping people learn how to live healthier lives and it has changed my attitude in such a positive way. It took a while for me to reach this point, but the struggles I went through to get here make me appreciate this opportunity so much more!
I know there are people out there who can relate to everything I am saying because they are going through it too! If you have a passion for health and fitness and are interested in earning some extra income, whether it is full time or as a hobby, reach out to me about the coaching opportunity! I would love to share what I do as a coach with you and see if it sounds like something you would be interested in.