Becoming a Beachbody Coach Millionaire

The journey to becoming a Beachbody Coach Millionaire in only 4 years of coaching

chris balmert _1I wanted to share a little bit about this milestone, my journey to make this a reality, and even share some helpful advice I have picked up along the way. Before I even get into this accomplishment and my story, I want to make it known that I am not writing this to brag. Not my intention. My goal is to hopefully share some advice and experiences to inspire and encourage others to work toward a financially-free future for their family, like we have been blessed to have because of the Beachbody Coaching Opportunity. If I can inspire just one person, then I’ll chalk it up as a win.

“The number on your paycheck is a direct reflection of the value you continue to bring into the lives around you every day.”

I am excited that I have achieved this accomplishment, not for personal reasons at all actually, but to have as personal experience to share with people what is possible, especially only being a Coach for 4 years and nearly quitting just over 3 years ago (which you will read all about in this post). Plus, as most of you may already know, I have built my Beachbody Coaching Business part-time! Outside of coaching, I still have a full-time job where I am a Marketing Manager at a professional sporting arena, averaging about 60-80 hours a week (6-7 days a week). And, I am also a committed husband and a busy father… you name it, we juggle it! But because of all this madness, I don’t think I can be anymore relateable to people! If I can do this, YOU CAN DO THIS, TOO! Just a cool thing to have accomplished knowing it can inspire others, too.

A little about my journey…

chris balmert lindsay balmertMy story is an interesting one, that’s for sure. To start it off, some people may see that I have only been a TeamBeachbody Coach for 4 years, so they could be quick to assume that accomplishing the Millionaire Club was an easy goal to check off the list. Well, let me just state for the record that it wasn’t easy. In fact, after you read my story and see of the obstacles I had to overcome throughout my 4 years as a coach, you’ll understand a little more of what I’m talking about. But trust me when I say, it was no smooth sailing.

I became a TeamBeachbody Coach quickly after giving P90X a try for the first time. From the moment I pushed play during that first workout, I was absolutely hooked. I was committed to P90X every day, talking about it everywhere I went, sharing my journey and photos online as my body began to change, and was even helping people who were messaging me and asking about it. I guess you could say I had develop a huge passion for this workout and new lifestyle I had adopted. Well, because of this, my Coach (Josh Spencer) contacted me and told me that I should become a TeamBeachbody Coach; since I was basically doing everything a coach does already. I had no clue what a coach was, what the rewards were as a coach, or anything, but I decided to give it a try. In March of 2010, I officially became a TeamBeachbody Coach.

From that moment on, was it smooth sailing to the Millionaires Club? Nope. Far from it. The more I studied the Coaching Opportunity, the more I began to consume myself in it. However, this wasn’t a good thing. I began to focus more on what I shouldn’t be focusing on, such as the numbers, the earnings, the results, the rewards… everything that successful coaches weren’t worried about, I was. Because of this approach, my mind, my heart and my intentions weren’t dialed into the right areas. I began to put my own reward in front of those I should be helping. I began to focus more on the numbers and earnings, rather than the people I should be helping and inspiring. Since my approach was backwards, I began to see a significant drop in my business, my client enrollments, my earning, my attitude, my passion.. everything seemed to be in an uncontrollable spiral. With this selfish mindset, discouragement quickly set in as I saw my business sink deeper and deeper. At that time, I had no idea why this was happening? How come I am not seeing any progress or results? What in the world am I doing wrong?

I was completely blind to the fact that I was destroying my business from the inside-out. I was my own worst enemy, perhaps too in denial to admit it. Things weren’t working out. Suddenly, what used to come natural to me and what used to be fun and exciting to me, is now a frustrating, unpleasant, annoying burden that I wanted nothing to do with anymore. That’s it, I’m done. I remember thinking that I work a full-time job on top of Beachbody Coaching as a Marketing Manager for a professional sports team, working 60-80 hours a week, so I don’t have time for something that isn’t working and is wasting my time! I believe it was late fall of 2010, I decided to submit my Coach Cancellation Forms and resign as a TeamBeachbody Coach.

My Coach, Josh, wouldn’t let me off the hook that easy. Josh saw my cancellation request and quickly gave me a call. To this very day, I have no idea why I even answered the phone, but I am thankful I did. Let’s just say when he called, the conversation was intense and probably not suitable for viewers under the age of 18. Since Josh and I are very similar, Josh knew exactly how to talk to me to help me realize what was happening. Josh and I are both young, both athletes from the same conference in college, both stubborn and hardheaded, and both extremely driven and focused… however, I guess I was just driven and focused in the wrong direction at the time. He made me realize that I wasn’t the same person I was when we talked on the phone the day I became a Coach. I became selfish by worrying so much about my numbers and my business growth, rather than inspiring, supporting and motivating people. He said something I will never forget, “When you focus on the rewards, they will never come. Focus on helping people, and I promise, the rewards will follow.” That statement has stuck with me since. Josh and I had a serious, intense, long chat on the phone which will forever be known as the phone call that changed my life.

Chrisbalmert_2Shortly after that chat, things began to change for the better. I began to take on the same mindset I had before I became a Coach. The opportunity was fun again, my passion was spilling out of my ears, and my focus was now directed on those I was engaging with every day. I was committed to helping them get started with the workout that started it all for me. With these new intentions, I began to see my business pick up. I began to see the rewards roll in. I began to see more and more people requesting to join our upcoming challenges. Why was this? It was because I was doing what I should of been doing as a Coach the whole time, which is, providing people with value and making this all about them! I am here to help them start their journey and help them stay on their journey! I am here for them. My focus is on them. And because of this, things began to improve drastically.

Being inducted into the Millionaires Club is pretty cool, but to know the number of lives my decision to not give up impacted to make this even a reality is even cooler.

Going from sending in my Coach Cancellation Forms to achieving 11-Star Diamond, two-time Elite Coach, completely debt free, paying off our mortgage 28-years early, and now being inducted into the Millionaire Club… that’s crazy and I am incredibly thankful. But what is even more crazy and what I am even more incredibly thankful for is to think about is that in just a little over three short years after submitting those forms, I have been able to meet, build relationships with and inspire thousands… literally…. thousands of people. I get goosebumps every time I think of this because it goes to show the impact one choice you make can have on other people’s lives. The choice I made to stick with coaching and to make the adjustments I needed to make to become a better person, a better Coach and a better leader, has effected the lives of thousands. Our team, Team Motiv8, has grown to over 2,000 coaches since that moment, and continues to grow daily!

I want to give a special thank you to my team, Team Motiv8. You all are incredible people and it’s so inspiring to continuously see everyone work hard to make an impact in other people’s lives. I’m so blessed to have you all in this with me. Some of you I consider close friends and even members of the family! I remember as if it were the other day when we launched this team and there was about 10 of us. Now, we are over 2,000 coaches strong and growing! From our new coaches who signed up today to our veteran leaders, every coach, no matter how experienced or successful plays a huge role on the team and what we are here to do. Thank you for paying it forward every day, sharing our mission proudly, representing our brand with integrity and supporting one another day in and day out! Special love for our leaders, too. You all continue to inspire me daily as you develop more and more! It’s amazing to see your own teams grow and develop, too! Continue paving that road!

Hopefully, you’re ready to rock…

I truly hope you enjoyed and learned from my story. Hopefully my tips were helpful. If you have any questions, just reach out to me at bbcoachchris@gmail.com or on Facebook. If you’re interested in the business that I’m a part of, Team Beachbody, you can email me as well and we will set up a call.

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