June 15th, 2010
by Judy Zavislak · Filed Under: Financial Freedom · Motivation · Success Stories · Team Beachbody Coach Network · Weight Loss At Home · health
Ever since I started my own business a few years back, I’ve felt like I’m in a world that’s strange to me. There’s a lot of talk about gaining wealth and financial freedom. Heck! I’m all for that, and this is not a post that is meant to criticize anyone for trying to make a living.
However, I think that the absolute luckiest people in this world are those who make a good living doing what they love. They’ve hit the jackpot. They really never have to work another day in their life because it’s not work to them. They are having fun…every day!
I worked as a computer programmer / systems analyst for over 20 years. It was a good job…good pay, flexible, nice people, and I was pretty good at it. But something was always missing. I had this deep desire to do something to impact people’s lives. Little did I know that it would just fall into my lap…just a few months before I got laid off from that cushy job as a computer programmer.
I’m an Independent Team Beachbody coach. I have no certifications. I’ve taken classes in personal training, but I never took the test to be certified. I’m not a nutritionist either. So what am I?
I’m an encourager. That’s it. Sure, I know the products I market through Beachbody, and I can point people to the answer they are looking for. But for the most part what I do is simply ENCOURAGE. I love that, and I feel it’s what I was born to do. It’s fun, so it’s not work!
I truly believe that the obesity problem in the world is not going to be solved by government regulations or even changes in the food industry. What it’s going to take is an army of people who simply CARE for others and want to see them succeed.
Here’s an email I received from one of the customers Beachbody referred to me:
“Judy you are so right, my children’s doctor was just talking to us about child obesity and the way my children run around they are like a duracell battery, they never get tired of running. They are in day care from 6:30am to 5:30at night and when they get home they still have energy I can’t seem to keep them still. I am kind of happy they have that much energy because it beats sitting in front of the television doing NOTHING LIKE I USE TO DO and I am so glad they didn’t pick up those old habits of mine.
Once they turn 5 years old I was thinking about getting them into swimming clubs and karate since they are so active and let them wear the instructors out instead of me.
Judy I have a wedding to go to on July 10th and I can’t wait to buy a new outfit because I have earned it. The big reward is in August when I reach my next 20 pound mark, I told you for each 20 pounds I lose I will treat myself to something big and that will be my spa day.
Judy I can really feel the difference with my weight loss, I can walk for a long period of time without being out of breath and guess what? Last Friday I took my son and daughter to the park and we stayed for 2 hours and I did not sit down not one time, I played the entire time with them and guess what else? I started to cry when we left the park and my son said mommy what’s wrong and since he is too young to understand I just told him that mommy enjoyed spending time with you today at the park.
Judy both me and my husband took them to the park and he was the one sitting down, I couldn’t beleive that I didn’t sit down the entire time I was so proud of myself I just grabbed my children and gave them a big hug and told them mommy will start bringing you to the park more often and we will be starting to stay longer if you like.
Judy, I am just too proud of myself. I went from lazy, a couch potato, a person eating while stressed or depressed, high blood pressure, pre diabetic to a healthy mom who will never in life be that way again.”
Getting emails like that truly warms my heart! It’s worth more that any commission I can earn from my company! Don’t get me wrong! I’m glad that I am earning commissions and bonuses, but I am OVERJOYED that it’s doing something I love!
It’s happened! So many years ago I was working in a job that didn’t fulfill me. I was praying for an opportunity to do something I loved and that would impact the lives of others. I had no idea how to make that happen!
I’m thankful that God knew, and He showed me the way!