|360 Degrees of Transformation||
Out of the blue one day, I received a Facebook message from a woman I had known years ago. She invited me to learn about a business opportunity with Beachbody. I dismissed it. It is pretty easy to find offers to earn some extra money, but I always looked at these suspiciously. About a week later, however, she messaged me again, asking me if I had thought about it. I hadn't, actually, but I didn't want to disappoint, so I agreed to watch an introduction video about it.
After I watched the video, I was intrigued. Not only because of what the video was, but because there was something different about this business. I talked with her, asked questions, got answers. And then I told her I had to pray about it, and asked her to pray about it too.
What I had been wanting was a way to earn income from home, and also to help people. Myself included! And here was this offer to do all of those things. After gathering the information, thinking about it and what I had to do, I felt God had given me this direction. I signed up, invested in my future and in other people. I jumped off the edge, hoping and trusting God would catch me.
Beachbody isn't about selling products. I'm not a salesperson, far from it! I know the struggles of trying to change a lifestyle, from trying to lose weight and be healthy! I have experienced the difficulties,shame, and fear from being overweight and unhealthy. I want other people to get the support for a healthier and happier lifestyle.
So I began my journey as a Beachbody coach. And that is when God told me that this was my mission. In the beginning it was crazy! Me, with my anxiety and self-doubt, my lack of confidence, attempting to reach out to anybody, strangers and friends. I'm so shy! I don't talk well on the phone, I don't know how to carry on conversations. This was feeling like a disaster, but God had given me funds to start, a dream, and a name. I had no excuse at all. I also had support. One of the greatest communities I've been involved in is that of Beachbody. In our team of coaches, I have never seen a negative comment from one coach to another. I have never seen any drama, bad attitudes, unkind words, or backstabbing. What a joy to experience that kind of community!
As a coach, my intent is to help others with not just health and fitness, but 360 degrees of transformation, including encouraging and supporting a positive value of self. As a woman involved in a deeply personal and positive relationship with God, I am striving to love others as God loves. I know where I was, what fire and darkness I have walked through, and where I am going now. I admit willingly, freely, and without shame, that I would be dead if not for God and other people loving me as God loves. Knowing all that, how can I turn my back on His plan, His mission for me? How can I withhold these gifts from people when know that it helped me?
I'm taking this mission seriously. I want to support people in achieving their goals and dreams. I want to encourage those that struggle. I want to keep learning and growing, and to watch others learn and grow. The incredible passion of this lifestyle has caught on and is spreading like wildfire. It is amazing, and life-transforming. God knew what He was doing when He put me in this place. I am on the path He wants me on, finally, and there is amazing peace from that.
We might be in different places, but all of us are on a journey.
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