LINDSAY MATWAY – MY COACH-BUSINESS AND LIFE MENTOR
When I first decided that I wanted to be a coach with Beachbody, I had already been through 1 complete year of P90X. My coach was Lindsay Matway. I was drawn to her by her daily positivity about life. She was extremely successful as a coach and this was inspiring. She was there when I asked her questions even though I never bought P90X from her. I knew how to keep myself motivated with workouts but I wanted someone in this business that would drive me. Someone that I could learn from. I was trying to decide who I wanted to work with in this business and I had quite a few coaches trying to “recruit” me. There was no doubt in my mind that I would find the most success as a coach working with her because of her DRIVE and the complete devotion of her time into other people’s success. I feel that if you surround yourself with people that are headed in the right direction you will, yourself, find the success you are looking for.
Here is something she posted on her facebook wall the other day that I really enjoyed and learned alot from.
#1 RULE – Don’t let anyone determine what you are capable of… because I know plenty of people who didn’t believe in me… or Beachbody… but the only belief I needed to be successful in this was MY OWN.
#2 – CONSTANTLY look for ways to serve in the lives of others (without looking for something in return!) Every job should be looked at as a SERVICE job… no matter if you are an accountant, postman, coach, or server… Give people the BEST of you… no matter WHAT you do!
# 3 – Stretch yourself beyond what you think you are capable of every single day! If you are not uncomfortable at least 5 times a day then there is a good chance you are not growing in the direction of your dreams! You HAVE TO be willing to do the little things you DON’T WANT to do in the short-term… to get to the BIG things you DO WANT to do in the long-term.
# 4 – Add VALUE to people’s life… Leave everyone better for having known you… Listen to them without thinking about what YOU are going to say next, really take in the emotion in their words and respond with thoughtfulness! This alone sets you apart from the pack!
# 5 – Work on YOUR OWN problems and issues first, before you try changing others… *This was a BIG turning point in MY life* So many of us spend our time picking apart others, pointing out how easy it would be for them to turn their life around…
but do NOTHING about changing our own! You want to help others change? Start living up to the potential in YOUR OWN LIFE! You cannot make someone change, but you can INSPIRE them to seek their own light… by shinning YOURS!
Just as a candle can light another candle without losing any of its own light… You can
ignite passion in thousands without ever having to DIM your own light. So BURN
BRIGHTLY, unashamed of your God given glory… Because you never know HOW MANY
candles there are out there just waiting to be LIT by YOU! 🙂