Thursday Thoughts – Coach

What goes through your head when you hear the word “Coach”?

Do you think back to childhood sports and recall the Coach of your teams? Do you think back to a leader, someone who was willing to tell you how you could get better, faster, and stronger, but also just wanted you to have fun, and enjoy whatever sport you were doing participating in? Do you maybe think of someone who would bark orders at you, never making you feel like your efforts were enough?
A lot of times, people hear the word Coach associated with Beachbody, and I think its possible a handful assume that as a Beachbody Coach, we are going to do the latter of the above behaviors – we’re going to push you and yell at you and work you until failure… and I think that’s what scares some people off. I say this because this recently happened  to a friend of mine – she thought my job as a Beachbody Coach was to yell at people and humiliate them into finishing their workout. And I will confess, I was a little thrown.

My role as a Beachbody Coach is nothing even similar to that. My job IS to encourage you, but in a positive, uplifting manner. It IS my job to step in when you may not be feeling it, and remind you of your goals, and your why. And yes, my job is to be there in the trenches with you – showing you I’m doing it too; that you are not alone. As a coach, it’s my philosophy to not embrace excuses, but rather, embrace solutions.

goals coach Kara
It’s not my job, intent, or mission to humiliate you. Or make you cry. Or single you out. It’s my job to always encourage you to do your best. It’s my job to remind you in those weak moments, that you are stronger than you think. It’s my job to cheer you on, and encourage you, perhaps inspire you, to add value to your life, and to show you that what you set your mind to, you can achieve. And I mean yeah, I would push you, because that’s how we get to the other side – the side that everything we want is on. Going from the comfort zone to the uncomfortable zone is exactly what you need. I say this as someone that resisted leaving the safety of my comfort zone for SO long. If I knew then, what I knew now… well that comfort zone would have been traversed LONG ago. So I will push you, because that’s what you need to achieve your goals.
But I would NEVER, and I do mean NEVER, make you feel less than, or berate you, or poohpooh your best efforts. I am here to only lift you up and be your voice of reason when your fear is telling you that you can’t do this.
And so this is an open invite, if you would like some help reaching your goals, I am here for you. In a positive, uplifting way, nothing less! Let’s get you to those goals, shall we? 🙂

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