Question from Coach Kimberly S “When you struggle to be the product of the product you are selling, how do you get back on track?”

This is such a great question and I can totally relate to this because I suffer from this too.  I will share what works for me in hopes to give you some insight.

For me I find I get sucked into work and life in general and my workouts and consistency struggle.  What happens next is that my business struggles because I am working that much harder on it.  It is very obvious the energy you put out when you are following the plan and your body is reaping hte benefits of it.  “Fine that’s great Anna, I know that but how do I fix it?”

Here is what works for me.  Join a challenge group with peers!  What happens when you become a coach is that we stop worrying about ourselves and start  worrying about our challengers which makes it harder to help them.  A vicious cycle it becomes.  The two peeer challenge groups I joined in the last 6 months are the only times I have fully been committed to my own journey because I could relate to these other coaches struggles.  When it comes down to it, we need others to look out for us too, we are no different.

But how do I find a peer group to join?  It’s super simple.  The Team Victory All Stars group is not there for me to just post.  It is your team page.  I suggest you get the ball rolling.  Pick a program you are dying to do and stay committed to and post in the group “I would like to start xyz on Monday, who’s with me?”  Then you open up a group and you keep each other accountable.  This is where you can vent, struggle, get back-up and best of all NETWORK with peers.

You know all those amazing guest speakers I have been having on the team calls, most have come from networking in groups like these.  I am telling you when you walk into Starbucks and want a blueberry scone you skip it because of that dang group.  No joke that just happened to me today.

The next question Kimberly had was “how do I help my challengers if I can’t do it myself?”  I have the real simple answer.  It just comes naturally when you put yourself first.  I have been sharing in my challenge group all the fun things that have been going on in my peer group.  Everyone wins in this case.

I would love to see everyone’s job as a coach become so much easier and I know for a fact this is how.  So, don’t be shy, ask I will bet you will get that ball rolling for not only you but many more coaches and their customers.