Sorry!!!!! I have not been good at popping in at all lately! I feel so bad but I’ve been crazy busy. Coaching is rewarding but time consuming as well. In a good way! I am dedicated to helping those in my challenge group get the most out of their programs and enjoying the journey.
Speaking of coaching, I went to my first Super Saturday last weekend. Super Saturday is an event Beachbody hosts quarterly, brining coaches together to listen to top coaches in the company, get inside info on upcoming programs and products, and mingle and encourage each other in our chosen career! They host them nationwide, but the closest to me was in Seattle! So at 2am Saturday morning my sister Emily, little Evelyn and I set out on an adventure!
A little drip coffee and cream for the drive.
We settled in for the long drive and thankfully Evelyn slept the whole way except for a short stop for gas and to nurse quickly in Ellensburg. We were there about 5am and Starbucks was open!!!! Yay! Emily bought us coffee and we were on our way again. We made it to the Shoreline Convention Center about 7:30 which gave us plenty of time to change from our driving pjs, dress little Evelyn and nurse her, snack on some breakfast we brought with us, and then head over to sign in.
It was surprisingly smaller than I thought it would be, about 300 coaches total. For some reason I was thinking there would be many more people. Regardless of the turnout it was still very informative. Beachbody flew in Elite top ten coach Carly Del Carlo to speak and she was full of wisdom!
She talked about her journey to elite coach, the hurdles she overcame, and about adding to her team along the way. She explained that there will never be a point in your career that you can become complacent. You must be teachable and willing to grow as a new coach, and continue those same two ideas even as top coach in the company.
They also had leadership coach Josh Coats speak about growing your business and presenting the coaching opportunity to potential coaches.
And you guys, Evelyn did so good! She pretty much slept through the whole thing! I sat in the very back so I could nurse her on and off and she was just an angel.
The event went from 9am to about 12pm, when they took a small break and allowed everyone to change into their workout gear since they were hosting a sneak peak workout of The Masters Hammer and Chisel that comes out January 2016!
They also had a Shakeology bar set up to try different flavors, and a small section of local Pacific Northwest Coaches gear like hats and such.
We sadly decided to skip the workout since Evelyn was about done and wanted nursed and needed another nap shortly. Plus I wanted to take Emily downtown Seattle and walk Pikes Place since she had never been to Seattle until our trip! Say what!?
That’s when things went a bit off course. After nursing Evelyn I hooked her into the car seat and we buckled up to head out. I turned the key . . . and nothing happened. Yep. Dead battery. In Seattle. All alone. Great.
I called Travis and he said if I could get a jump from someone then he would see if his dad was home (his parents live very close to the event location) and we could meet up and follow him to a battery store and have it switched out.
Thankfully Dean was home and headed out as soon as Travis called him! I found someone relatively fast who had cables and was willing to jump us, and we headed over for our meet up. Dean was so, so great and had us on the road again faster than I expected. Thank you Dean!!!!!! You saved three ladies in distress!
And let me tell you all, I was so proud of myself. I have NEVER driven in Seattle in all the years of visiting I have done. Travis didn’t really trust me, I didn’t trust me honestly! But with Google Maps on my phone we were unstoppable! We found parking at Pikes Place our first try and were out and about ready to explore!
Evelyn got to see the gum wall, walk through Pikes, and along the pier. She doesn’t look thrilled, but again, she did stellar!
We didn’t stay too long, just enough to give Emily a taste of how amazing Seattle is, and then headed back to the car. I must have been an okay tour guide though because Emily claimed she “could totally live here!” Before we left. We found the best coffee in a small local cupcake shop. After passing three Starbucks that had lines out the doors we were desperate! So glad we gave the local shop a try, because the iced coffee was a little piece of heaven. We also treated ourselves to a cupcake while there! Eat clean 80% of the time, and have fun 20%. We got our food fun in for sure! I’ll have to ask Emily what the place was called and post it, because it’s totally worth stopping by if you are ever in Seattle!
And that was our trip! We made it out of Seattle relatively easily and on the road home with no more surprises. We pulled in the driveway at 9:30, and I had told Travis to keep Tyrion up because I wanted to squeeze my little boy. I missed him all day! He was barely awake when we walked in the door but came-to quickly when he saw momma, sissy, and Aunt Emily were here!
Overall our trip to Super Saturday cemented the fact that I have truly found my calling as a coach, and that I’m willing to go the whole way. My overall goal is to be an elite coach and have one of the top teams in the company. It won’t happen overnight. It will takes years of dedication. But, I’m teachable, willing, and ready to help people take their health back.
If you are interested in joining my growing team of people on fire for this opportunity, message me and let’s get you started towards a rewarding career!