In 2009, Livy, my precious baby girl, was being watched by other people so I could work a “real job” because our family needed the money.
I am not sure how you feel about this, but personally, but I felt like every moment I was away from my baby, I was missing the precious season of babyhood that would never come back around again. I was in emotional torture as I faithfully dropped her off and headed to work. I hated leaving her. Her warm snuggles were going to be enjoyed by someone else again today. I was jealous. From the moment I gave birth to her, it was my arms she belonged in! And not having that was tearing me apart. Some female friends tried to help: “It’ll get better, I felt the same way at first.” …but I didn’t want to be better! I didn’t want to numb my mommy-feelings! Let me just say that no where in my gut did I feel justified leaving her…I couldn’t accept that I was supposed to have a baby, spend 8 months with her, then leave her somewhere so I could “get back to my life” – Lord knows, SHE was a huge part of my life and caring for her was my joy! There HAD to be another way.
Have you ever had a dream? Something you knew deep in your soul you were created to do? Then, life happened and lack of money held you back? That’s where I was…I dreamed of being a stay at home mom! It was MY dream. And I firmly believe that God doesn’t dangle carrots – if He gives you a dream, He’ll give you a way! Thankfully, mine was right around the corner!
In August 2009, I joined Team Beachbody as a Coach so I could get a discount on P90X and Shakeology so I could get fit. I was out of shape and out of energy. 2 days after I joined, as I was reading through the details of this coaching business, I saw Beachbody as an opportunity to *possibly, maybe if this thing worked* stay home with Livy, make money AND still do what I love (work with people). So I got the blessing of my husband and with a passion like fire ignited, I started working the business side of Beachbody. I worked only a few hours a week, usually 5 AM – 7AM or 9 PM – 11 PM (My deal with my husband Andy: “I’ll give this my all, but I won’t let it interrupt our family life” which is why I worked to early…that deal is still on!).
The business model is so simple. I discovered that my job was to learn, prepare, and be engaged as I followed a simple set of action items; and God was in charge of the results. And He blessed this business like crazy! It took 8 short months to replace my income with Beachbody. 8 MONTHS! I remember the day I called my sister and said “You won’t have to babysit Livy anymore!” yes, I cried. Tears of joy…gosh, I’m tearing up as I type this. What a gift.
I thank God right now for the opportunity He laid in my lap and for the nudge to say “YES!” to it, even though I had no idea if it would really work. It did! It does! It will for many others who come after me! Now, I spend most of my time mentoring new coaches on exactly how to do what I did – what an incredible opportunity it is to be on someone else’s side as they pave the way to their own dreams! This is all for Your glory Lord so we can do Your will.
It is with so much joy and peace that I share that I’ve been a full-time stay at home mom since 2010!!! Liam, our son, joined our family in 2011. I get to be the mommy I’ve always wanted to be, and words cannot express how much joy this brings me!
Humbly I thank my own Beachbody mentor for being my rock and inspiration, and my friends and family who decided to buy their fitness programs from me instead of from Target…precious people who trusted me and allow me to coach them through their fitness journey. So honored you chose me!
I am so thankful to Beachbody for the tools, training, and honest-to-goodness programs they created so that I could build a business built on trust.
I also deeply, and lovingly, thank all of the amazing people who joined my Beachbody Coaching TEAM – they decided that I was the one who would help them reach their own dreams using this business. Wow you guys and gals rock! We set dreams on fire, yes? Each of you inspire me and make me so proud!
Now, almost 4 years in as a Beachbody Coach, I make 5 times more money than I was making as a banker. 5 TIMES MORE!!! And with a direct selling structure, each week I make just a little bit more. Yes, it compounds as time goes by. And friends…I still work only 10 hours a week! Can I just share how blessed I feel as the weeks go by? ”Work” is not work when it’s Beachbody!
And no, it’s not all about the money, but gosh-darn-it…let’s be real here! Lack of money is what kept me and still keeps so many precious people from achieving their dreams! Working a “real” job takes so much time away from “real” life…and I, for my own dream, will never, ever, ever go back to that place. There is so much life to be lived and enjoyed!
Money is the tool that allows me to do what I love – be a supportive wife, an active and engaged momma who stays at home full-time with the babies, and a woman who is able to spend time in each day to play, pray, rest, and learn. Praising God right now for this gift…
Just last week, someone said “Katy, my husband asked what you do for a living, and I said “I don’t know – all she does is go on playdates all week!”"
Dream – achieved.
So I talked a lot about my dream…now I ask you: What is YOUR dream? The one you think about all of the time? The one that lack of money, or lack of time, keeps you from enjoying?
I don’t know much, but I know what Beachbody is – and it’s a tool to use to reach your dream! Contact me if you want details on what it’d look like to join my team, OR click here to review exactly what a Beachbody Coach does and how it can work for you. You’ll be glad you explored it.
And yes, Beachbody is just one avenue to work from home, and whatever you choose as your tool, and whoever you choose as your guide and mentor, I passionately pray that you discover it and make your dream happen. Isn’t the outcome worth every bit of you trying?
Yes friend, NOW is your time. Don’t wait. Look at the clock right now and see: there has never been a better time or season for you to boldly reach for your dream. Remember, God doesn’t give you a dream and not give you the opportunity to make it! And if you’re a woman with a family who’s been juggling and struggling with financial issues or not being able to fulfill your calling to stay home and watch your babies grow up in their precious day-to-day, and you relate to how I felt about it, you especially need to begin today! Every day counts. And I know I can help you if Beachbody is your tool! Give it a look and see what others have said about joining my team…
Either way, sweet friend, promise me that you’ll go for it. And when you DO reach your dream, that you’ll write a letter to me sharing your story (just like I did here for you) to inspire others to reach for their dreams just like you did before them. I will be your BIGGEST cheerleader!!!