Building a Life by Design through Entrepreneurship

Over the last 6 years I’ve been building this life by design – one I’ve imagined in my head for much longer than that… and I was able to reflect on so much of it this past week while I was in Newport, CA with my family. Coming from a job where vacations were few and far between to a job that provides limitless freedom —> I had no idea what was possible until I just gave it a chance.⁣ ⁣

I’m honestly so grateful I can work from anywhere – and even MORE grateful that it’s something I LOVE and want to do every day! It’s pretty rare to find something you enjoy so much you wake up excited about it!!⁣ ⁣I hear it all the time…. “I wish I could do that” and I’m just here to remind you that YOU CAN. If I can, honestly anyone can. Building a life by design takes work, but you aren’t afraid of a little work, are you? 

Time Freedom

I remember when I was first looking into becoming a coach and a girl I was following talked about how she had the freedom to work from anywhere – even a beach chair while she watched her kiddos play.?⁣That was a vision board moment for me (that is NOW my current reality!!). I wanted the freedom to travel and the freedom to be able to afford a trip like that. The TIME freedom without having to ask for vacation or save up days to use.⁣

As I contemplated if I wanted to take the leap and try this coaching gig, I asked myself over and over… “Can I really do it???? Is this possible for me?

What would it be like to have freedom over my schedule and be my own boss??” The more I asked, the more I dreamed. And the more I dreamed about it, the more I wanted it!!

I dreamed of financial freedom and TIME freedom. I had been spending all my life living on someone else’s timetable. I dreamed of a life that would allow me and my family to do whatever we wanted when we wanted.

No need to ask for time off from work, if we wanted to go do something, we would just do it! That was a huge part of my dream life… I wanted to create a life I was fully in charge of! And the coaching opportunity with Beachbody gave me just that.

You have to be willing to hustle to build a life by design

The time freedom and financial freedom that entrepreneurship can bring to your life are huge blessings, but they do not just come. If you want to build a life by design, you have to dive into the process and work for what you want to create! 

I had to hustle and show up daily for my business – AFTER my already 7-5 job & being a mom…, even on days where there were doubts that it wouldn’t work swirled around me.

Many days I convinced myself I was not worthy of success. I failed and fell flat on my face, a lot. Getting to this point where my business is today was challenging and it honestly took perseverance and lots of trial and error.

BUUUTTTTTTTT, with all of that has come so many blessings – so much freedom. I have been able to build my income gradually over the last 6 years I have been coaching.

You see, financial success in this business doesn’t come ‘quick’. It comes with your commitment to showing up for your daily business to-dos. Your business becomes your next child….you have to nourish it, work with it, show up for it, give it attention and help it grow into something you are so super proud of!!

The commitment it takes to make this a reality

Let’s dive in on what your roles and responsibilities will be and how much TIME you need to invest to build a foundation for a successful business as a Team Beachbody coach. The number 1 focus in your business is YOU, because YOU are the example for others.

That’s why I always tell my coaches that the most important work you will ever do is in yourself! Really committing to your workouts and nutrition program – living a healthy & fulfilling lifestyle.⁣ And isn’t that great news??!?

That your ‘job’ is to take care of yourself and inspire others to do the same??? 

Be Proof the Products Work

What this means is that you are working on you first and foremost! Taking care of your health, feeling your best, and not just telling people how amazing these programs are – but SHOWING THEM.

We see so many companies promoting products that are low quality and don’t produce results – GREAT NEWS – ours are TOP OF THE LINE quality will get you into the best shape of your life!

You’ll feel confidence you’ve never felt in your life and people will naturally ask you what it is you’re doing because they will not only SEE your results, but they will feel the change in your energy, too.

Share this gift with others – Connect, Invite, Follow up!⁣

Wanna bless others’ lives in the way that yours has been blessed? Share it with everyone! Think about it like your favorite restaurant… when someone says they want a recommendation for a place to eat – you shout it from the rooftops how much you loved the food, the service, the atmosphere, etc! Same goes for your health & fitness!

When there is a need, you’ll be the first person people will recommend or come to because you’ve been a product of the product and sharing the incredible results and lifestyle!⁣

Get people results!

How good does it feel to see someone do something they’ve struggled with? To achieve a goal they’ve been working towards! Right?! It feels SO good!

When I was a teacher I CRAVED recognition for my hard work – and it often went unnoticed, which also makes it hard to stay motivated. Recognition is VITAL to your success, the success of your clients (cause weight loss and fitness is always hard!), and your coaches!

We recognize ALL achievements and it’s so fun to see how it just lights up your team and your group! Beachbody also NAILS their recognition with incredible gifts – but we’ll get into all the perks and details in another post!

Commit to Personal Development

Okay, I know what you’re thinking…. this sounds a little hokie pokey. I totally used to think that too. I thought I didn’t need it because I had everything figured out.?? ⁣

Truth is, when I started working on my mindset and filling my brain with positive words and listened to people with much more experience than myself – reaffirming to me that I CAN DO IT, and here are steps to help you. I began to believe in myself in a way I never knew was possible. ⁣

Regardless of whether you become a coach or not, this is one area that EVERYONE needs help with – if you’d like some recommendations, I am more than happy to share my favorites with you! ⁣

Let’s Do It Together!⁣

The time you put into this business is up to you, and of course this depends on if you are doing the RIGHT kind of things to build your business.

Exactly why we have the 4 Vital Behaviors to guide us! I recommend starting with 5-10 hours per week, depending on how much time you have to give. 30 minutes a day dedicated to the above behaviors is a must – so plan on that as a starting point!

If you want to learn more about working with me directly as your mentor, learn more here or email directly at 

Melissa Brewer

Melissa Brewer

I am a mom of 4, married to my part time cowboy, Jeffrey, living in the mountains of Utah.

I know exactly what it feels like to put everyone else’s needs above my own. It’s something I’ve struggled with since I become a mom.

But, one day I decided what I needed most was to start putting my self-care higher on the priority list and that’s when everything changed for me.

I made fitness my business. I decided to give it a shot because I saw other working moms who were just like me slaying!! So why couldn’t I?!

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