Let’s talk about the most simple, yet one of the most important aspect of success — in any endeavor. This comes straight out of a conversation I had with a girl I grew up with, Kristen Walsh MacKaye. She and I grew up together. She gave me my first ever Two Live Crew tape, which — now that we’re both parents — I’m sure we have hidden. =) When I think of the times she and I and this girl named Carrie had together, I smile from ear to ear. She’s just one of those real, authentic, open, fun and warm people. I miss them both.
But, back to business. Look at Kristen for a minute. Seriously. Take a minute. She’s the mother of two.
And a Beach Body coach. That means she sells things like the P90X DVDs, Shakeology mix (which is um… ABSOLUTELY DELISH), and more. But, what she REALLY sells is a body like hers. RIGHT? I mean, wow!
When I was looking for a weight loss solution, she gave me this advice regarding the products / plans / programs I was considering:
“Well, look at who’s selling it. Do you want to look like them?”
Smart stuff… especially in a world of pseudo-experts, and fake-it-till-you-make-it coaches. The proof is — and will ALWAYS be — in the pudding. And in her case, the PROOF is also in the pictures. Here’s another one, of her and her husband, who’s also a Beach Body participant:
Hard to argue with this, “LOOK at who you’re Listening To” logic, right? Especially when the proof is so OBVIOUSLY in the pudding… or in Kristen’s case.. in the Shakeology shake! =)
Now, I’d personally LOVE for you to reach out to Kristen on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/VaBeachMom or visit her site here: http://beachbodycoach.com/VaBeachMom.
But MORE IMPORTANTLY, I want this post to serve as a reminder for ALL of us to LOOK at who WE’RE LISTENING TO in our business. WHO’S guidance are we seeking?
Have they achieved what we want to achieve? OR are they faking it?
Do they KNOW how to lead you where you want to go because they’ve BEEN THERE? Or are they pretending to know how to get you there because they read a GREAT BOOK about where you want to go?
Makes a difference, friends. A BIG difference!
Have a great week! xoxo
P.S. QUICK NOTE from Kristen: Not all Beach Body coaches look like her. (I’m paraphrasing, of course…. liberally.) Some still have weight to lose. (I think she means, “Some still look like you.”) BUT, they ARE actively losing, re-shaping their bodies. Point is still the same: LOOK at who you’re listening to! =)