Last night we got back from the Team Beachbody Disney World Success Club trip, and I just felt the need to write a post about our experience and why I am yet again so grateful to be a part of such an unbelievable company. Before I get into the trip itself, though, I first need to give you a brief overview of my story and what the Team Beachbody Success Club trip even is. First, my story.
I’ve been a Beachbody Coach for almost 5 years now, joining back in July of 2008. I joined for the sole reason of helping other people achieve what I was able to achieve with P90X. I’ve always had a passion for helping others, and once I finished P90X and got the results I got, I guess I sort of developed another passion for health and fitness, and at that point I thought it just made sense to become a Beachbody Coach and see how many lives I could impact in a positive way. Plus, it was a little escape from a career that I wasn’t particularly enjoying. Little did I know at the time that in just a few years Beachbody would become my full time career and create complete freedom for my family and I!
My life changed forever in the beginning of 2010. At that point I realized that I had the potential to build a massive Beachbody business and really hit the ground running, putting in countless hours and helping hundreds of people at a time. A year later I was named the Top Beachbody Coach 2010. Since then, I have been on countless trips around the world, seeing things that many people don’t even see in their lifetime, experiencing things that I could have never even possibly dreamed of, and wake up every single day thankful for what God has created for my family and I. I am living the dream, the life, and I have to pinch myself sometimes because sometimes even I don’t believe it’s real. I do know, though, that I have worked my tail off to get where I’m at, and will continue doing everything in my power to change as many lives as possible for as long as I live.
Now that you know a little bit of my background, let’s get to the Success Club trip. This year marks the 3rd year in a row that I have won a free trip because of making Success Club, an incentive program created by Beachbody rewarding those coaches who do some great things in their businesses. The first year was a cruise, last year was a trip to the Atlantis resort in the Bahamas, and this year was a trip to Disney World. This year was very special for me, though, because I was able to bring my daughter Madison with me for the first time. Maddie is just about to turn 4, and I swear she watches Disney movies every single day, and we have been talking about the trip to her for about a year now. Her excitement grew daily, and I just couldn’t wait to see the expression on her face when she saw Cinderella’s castle and the Disney characters for the first time. When that moment finally came, it was priceless. She was absolutely thrilled, and you could see the joy and excitement in her big blue eyes. It was a special moment for me as well, though, because I realized that we were experiencing that moment right there because of how hard Melinda and I have worked over the past few years and the amount of lives we have changed. It’s hard to put into words, but it’s one of those moments where you feel so proud that a feeling of pure happiness and joy travels through your body giving you goosebumps. If you have never experienced that before, I truly hope you do at some point because there’s not much better than it.
Something else that I love about these Beachbody trips are the friendships that you build. I swear that every time I go on one of these trips we come out of it with new friends. Many friends of mine are people that I have met through Beachbody, and for that I’m truly thankful. Something I’ve learned is that Beachbody Coaches are some of the most genuine, good hearted, and caring people I have ever met in my life, and you can’t help but become friends with them because you want to surround yourself with good people. That’s been the case on every trip I’ve been on, and this one is no exception. Even though we met a lot of great people on this trip, we got to know two particular coaches, Lindsay and Ryan, pretty well. Not sure how it happened, but we started talking to and hanging out with them while on the trip, and they eventually ended up coming to dinner with us and we spent time with them for the remainder of the trip. During that time we got to know them, their passion for changing lives, their stories, and their raw desire to be successful. It’s neat to see that excitement and desire in others because it’s something that I’ve always experienced myself, and it’s been my driving force to become successful in this business, but it’s also very rare to find in people anymore. They have it, and because of that passion and willingness to just flat out help people, there is no doubt in my mind that they both will be absolute Rock Stars! Lindsay is well on her way as a brand new 5 Star Diamond and Ryan isn’t too far behind her. Anyways, I am so thankful for the people that Beachbody has brought into my life, and I know that the friendships we are building now are ones that will last forever. I know I can speak for my entire family, but it was an honor to meet Ryan and Lindsay.
In conclusion, this Team Beachbody Disney Trip has been one of the best of my entire life, and one that I won’t ever forget. From the memories I created with my daughter, wife, and mother, to the friendships we established, we will forever be grateful that Beachbody allowed us to experience something so special. Thank you Beachbody from the bottom of my heart, and I can’t wait to see what other trips the future has in store for us! I do know, though, that the next trip to Vegas for the Team Beachbody Coach Summit will be CRAZY INSANE!