I feel like I need to explain my reasoning behind this decision.
What it boils down to is lack of passion on my part. When I first started, I had a passion for fitness and helping people. Somewhere along the way, I lost that.
Somewhere along the way, I made it more about the business and less about the people. Suddenly I found myself passing over possible friendships because they weren't prospects. I found myself putting friendships on the back burner because they weren't on my prospect list. When I started this, it was the opposite. I had a genuine need to help people and Beachbody was a TOOL. Oh, you didn't want to buy anything? That's fine, let's set goals anyway.
I lost that. I read things from other, more successful coaches, about spending time with people that would help your business and I began to view those other relationships as a time suck.
Don't get me wrong. I LOVE the products. I BELIEVE in the products. My husband is going to remain an active coach so we can still order the occasional bag of Shakeology. My decision isn't about the company or the products...it's about me.
Classic, It's not you, it's me here. Think of it like a breakup
Maybe? Maybe not? I don't know yet.
I DO know that I need distance. I need to separate myself from the business. I need to set it aside and not be ALLOWED to look at it. I can't remain active with access to my back office and everything AND sort things out with myself. I'm not wired that way. I've tried that in the past and it does not work for me.
So I'll be hanging up my coaching shoes for 6-8 months. That's a reasonable amount of time. At the end of it I'll reevaluate my decision. At that point, I'll decide if I'm going to give it another go or stay away for good.
I'm sorry. I feel like I need to say that...especially to my coaches and my customers. I feel like I'm letting you all down but I won't do anything differently. This has been a long time coming. It was my husband's brief absence that really made me realize that this was what I needed to do.
I hope you'll support me in my decision and help me on my new journey.