I’ve been a Beachbody Coach now for 5+ years and full time for the last 2 years. Over the course of my life, after leaving college, I struggled with balance and keeping priorities straight. I try to blog and update my site as often as I can, workout and focus on proper nutrition to achieve my goals, as well as try to help others achieve their fitness and financial goals. Finally, I’m starting to have balance in my life and build my team of coaches and my business the way I want. This will allow me freedom in my life and help to create the life I’m intended to live and become the man I’m meant to be.
I believe that things happen in threes and God will show it to you again and again if it is really important. I woke up this morning and in my inbox I received an email from Jim Rohn. In this email there was a quote from Jim which read,
“The best advice I ever came across on the subject of concentration is: Wherever you are, be there.
When you work, work. When you play, play. Don’t mix the two.
Give whatever you are doing and whoever you are with the gift of attention.
On the way to work, concentrate on the way – not the work.
Pay attention. Don’t just stagger through the day.”
Then my girlfriend and I had a heart to heart about our priorities and I’m going to keep that conversation private.
The third thing that came to me about priorities was an email from a very successful Beachbody Coach, Jonathan Register, whose blog training I am using to help me build this site and my www.SuperHeroWorkoutNation.com. I’m on his email list and I received an email from him today. His email was about this topic as well. Jonathan just finished his very first Dani Johnson’s First Step to Success weekend in Washington DC and discovered a very similar thing I discovered when I attended my first steps. He discovered he was out of balance and was sacrificing parts of his life to hit a huge goal of his. In his email he wrote:
Success isn’t just about making lots of money.
It isn’t just about hitting that $1 million/year mark. It isn’t
just about living the lifestyle full of freedom that we all want.
Our relationships. Our spiritual life. And balance.
See for so long I’ve been focusing on helping as many people as it
takes to hit that $1 million/year mark.
And I’m STILL focused on that. And I WILL hit that!
As a result of just SOLELY focusing on that, I’ve neglected other
parts of my life. I’ve neglected working on my
relationships…specifically, my relationship with my wife.
I’ve all but ignored and put off working on my spiritual life.
And I don’t have a lot of balance in my life.
I relate a lot to Jonathan and his story and his Goals. One of my Goals is to achieve wealth but without sacrificing relationships with my family, friends, and God. As we go through life, priorities change. Focus shifts and things that were once important may not seem to have as high of a place in our life.
I love Beachbody, I love my career and my business working from home and helping others. I love the team I am building and I love the freedom I have created for myself. After receiving Jim Rohn’s and Jonathan’s emails today and having a talk with my girlfriend, I started to reflect on this past year. Johnathan attended his very first First Steps to Success. At the same time, I was torn between first steps or my family reunion that were both the same weekend. I’ve been to a first steps and a dynasty already. Normally, in the past, I would have chosen business and attended First Steps but I chose my reunion. It’s about finding that right balance. I’ve sort of put Beachbody on a lower priority this year. I’ve not been super focused on retailing and recruiting, instead my focus has been on helping those coaches on my team achieve success by giving direction and guidance.
I also found the love of my life and I’m spending a lot of time with her traveling and building a solid relationship. Plus, my dad survived colon cancer recently. So, making sure I have QT with my family has become a huge priority. I’m just enjoying what I have right now. I’m making a nice residual income from Beachbody ,which has allowed me to take some time away and focus on the things that are truly important in my life. I didn’t qualify for the Leadership Retreat like I did last year or the Success Club Trip which I have attended the last 2 years. But my primary focus has been building and growing my team of coaches. 2012 for me was about finding balance, finding humility and being grateful for what has been given to me and giving thanks and praise to God.
I will continue to set goals in my life and I will continue to prioritize what’s important. The best thing is that I have a loving, supportive and encouraging girlfriend who wants me to succeed but I will not compromise my relationship with her, my relationship with my family, or my growing relationship with God just to achieve a milestone. I refuse to quiet my personal priorities for recognition and wealth.
I will achieve the goals I have set for myself but I will no longer compromise & sacrifice my family, friends, and my love of my life to achieve success. Like Mr. Rohn stated above “When you work, work. When you play, play. Don’t mix the two.“