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Friday, October 3, 2008

Tony's Thoughts on the Essence of Freedom

Dear Boys and Girls,

My coach friend PuckHead sent me the following blog entry from Tony Horton's Blog. I know, Tony has a blog! In it, Tony writes about the difference between a job and a career. People on the BeachBody journey are discovering that they really can make a living (and a good one) inspiring and helping others through fitness. I am seeing this happen for myself and now for others. It is indeed a beautiful thing.

Enjoy and Bring it!

Barbie, PhD

Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Job vs Career
As a health and fitness trainer with BeachBody I understand my rudimentary roll. I motivate, inspire and inform people how to get in shape and stay that way. I've been in the fitness business for over 25 years and I've learned what works and what doesn't. Turns out that hard work, determination and commitment to a 5 to 6 day a week plan gets it done. Winging it and cutting corners does not. What a shock! Turns out there are more than a few ways to live your life and make a buck as well. You've got the arduous and exhausting work-for-the-man method, or the do-it-my-way course of action. Far too many people in this country have no idea how incredible life can be when they decide to live outside of the standard 9 to 5 box. We've been programed from an early age to get the job working for someone else, so we can toil away for them, with the reward being some food, shelter and credit card debt. Sound familiar? When you have a job that you don't love everything else in life feels like a job too. When your job stinks it's hard to get motivated to exercise and eat right. This is one reason why so many people in this country are overweight, out of shape and unhappy. When your minimal-pay job stinks (with no raise in sight) and the price of gas, groceries and everything else is going through the roof, working-out is at the bottom of the list. We all know that healthy food and regular exercise makes for a better you but when work is beating you up it's pretty tough to do the right thing most days.

A career on the other hand changes everything. When you decide to break free of the same old same old, you become the boss. You decide to set the schedule. You make the rules. You're the master of your domain. The bigger you think, the more it will grow, and the more freedom you'll have. This is fact. Your output dictates your income. Anyone can have this life, if they're willing to do the work. People with careers are happy and fired up because they manifest their own destinies. They can't wait to wake up and get busy because they know the sky is the limit. If you commit to building your own business the rewards are endless. Like I said earlier, my job is to be the fitness guy, not to be the Team BeachBody business promoter. But when I see so many people go from lame, low income jobs to life altering careers with this amazing opportunity, I can't be silent. In Lincoln, Dallas, Vegas, Atlanta, Boise & Beyond people are fusing Fitness with Financial Freedom. I coined that one. Pretty good, right? The truth is, it's more than a phrase, it's the truth. I've seen it over and over again. Unhappy overweight, out-of-shape people with lousy jobs, losing weight, getting into shape, building their businesses and creating the freedom to live the lives they've always wanted. I wouldn't have believed it if I hadn't seen it with my own eyes, and I've seen it happen to thousands of people time and time again.

Most of us would be lucky just to get a few opportunities in life to make it better. I'm asking you not to ignore this one. If you're unhappy with your job and find yourself struggling with your health and fitness then it might be time to open your eyes to the Team BeachBody Revolution. If you hate exercise, love fast food and have a hard time talking to people then this business career opportunity isn't for you. But if you like the idea of being fit & healthy combined with having a life that provides financial freedom (in these very scary economic times) then step up to the plate and swing for the fence. Life is too short to sit back and let everyone else have all the fun. We get to choose whether we want to continue to struggle in this world or take control of our own world. So what will it be for you? Quitting your lame job cold-turkey with the hope that you can replace your income immediately isn't wise either, but open the door to a real career, ask tons of questions and have faith in the successful coaches who came before you.

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