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What is Beachbody Coaching?

The Refinery is my team and brand.  To me, it is not just about REFINING your health, but your quality of life, your finances and your future. Its about showing others the way, starting with YOU. Its about doing something for yourself, BY HELPING OTHERS.  There is no “type” of coach. We are every day people with a strong passion to make the world a more positive place and get people in better health.

The Refinery is my team and brand. To me, it is not just about REFINING your health, but your quality of life, your finances and your future. Its about showing others the way, starting with YOU. Its about doing something for yourself, BY HELPING OTHERS. There is no “type” of coach. We are every day people with a strong passion to make the world a more positive place and get people in better health.

Bottom line me!

In these 11 minutes you will get an overview on what Beachbody Coaching is.

Seay in the 2018 FIRST magazine

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What to consider when you start your own business

Where can you be FINANCIALLY, four years from right now???

You are here because you have a desire to earn more income.   Like me, your probably are willing to WORK and SACRIFICE for that lifestyle, but you also want to know that it is affordable, brings significance, freedom of lifestyle and/ or  can create success.  

I share this breakdown with you, because I have TRIED ALL FOUR of the major ways to build a lucrative career.  This is important because you will have people DOUBT the network marketing business model.  I had those people.  heck, I even was one for a very long time.  

Let's look at the four main options you have to build the rest of your life in four years...

COLLEGE,

CORPORATE AMERICA,

PRIVATE BUSINESS OWNER and

NETWORK MARKETING

I’ve done them ALL so can first hand- share this insight and experience with you……

<< And this perspective may completely change the way you invest in how you spend your next four years. >>

I want to take you on a look back on how I have invested four years.  You may even be doing some of these RIGHT NOW.... 

COLLEGE:

In this four year investment I earned a Bachelors degree. I gained knowledge, life long friends, and graduated with a career at a psychiatric hospital making 20% over minimum wage. I was lucky- most of my friends spent months looking for employment after graduation. I had 80k in student loan debt and it took me ten years to pay it off. I would do college all over again, as it helped me become who I am today, but as far as the return for those four years, it was a financial loss. I don’t even USE the specialty I spent four years learning.

We go into college committing to a 4 years plan, with dreams to find a good career working 40 hours a week for the next 40 years…..which leads me to:

A CAREER:

After college I worked for several Fortune 500 companies. First, Enterprise Rent A Car earning my up to Branch Manager, and then most notably, GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals. They gave me a free car, fuel, and computer. They also gave me a good salary and incentive for bonus. All the perks were luxurious and appreciated. The luxury perks also tightened the "corporate handcuffs" on the lifestyle I grew to expect. So I stayed....
They also owned my time and knew I needed this career with all of it's perks. The longer you stay, the harder it is to walk away. So you sacrifice. 

I missed a lot of my two daughter’s little years. They were in daycare from 6 weeks old. When I was home, I was usually too tired to play with them.

We had money for vacations, but rarely had the time or energy to take them. My husband and I took “stay-cations” to catch up on projects around the house and just relax. I also used most of my vacation days to stay home with my sick daughters as day care often made them sick more often, than healthy. It also took a toll on my marriage. My then husband and I were “burning the wick” at both ends and eventually, we became emotionally disconnected. 

Additionally, in those four years, every time there was a company re-alignment, merger or buy out, I never knew if I’d keep my job. As co-workers, we were competing against one another for promotions and it got really ugly and cut throat at times. It wasn't always a positive environment. I pushed to be a high performer strictly out of fear, not inspiration. I knew the best chances of job security came from being a top producer. So I had to do more than the others were willing. And even with great numbers, top corporate producers earn an average of a 3% raises every year. 

I will add this, change is inevitable in ANY industry. Many of us are being replaced by technology. For my industry, the FDA created more restrictions on pharmaceutical reps, and I wasn’t secure my industry would be around. I realized no jobs are ever “safe”.
I have never been a slacker, but I remember the thinking after four years waking up to the alarm clock in Corporate America, could I really live like this for another 40 years? 

SELF EMPLOYED:
After the sun set on my corporate career I was highly motivated to run a business on my own terms. I didn't want a BOSS and I wanted freedom and to call my own shots. By societies standards, my husband and I did the next most accepted option….
In 2010 we launched our own business, Stanford Motor Vehicles. It was a small used car lot. 
That business cost us 30k to start by the time we leased a building, paid for the license, insurance, accountants, furniture, tags, advertising and of course, buying a few cars to sell. 
Our over head every month was several thousand before we earned a penny profit. There were some months that we lost money and couldn't pay either our business or personal bills. That sucked. 

We had a ton of financial risk and we had to be there all the time. If we didn’t work, we didn’t get paid. And we couldn’t afford to outsource anything. We did everything from washing the cars, the paperwork, the advertising, going to the auctions to find cars, customer service, website, etc. 
We had autonomy, but it took years to finally earn money after paying back the 30k loan and all the credit card debt we accrued for all the months of losses in the beginning.
Four years later, although Stanford Motor Vehicles is finally profitable, it hasn’t given us the freedom or income we had hoped owning a private business would.

So where did I find the highest return for my time, while creating the quality of life I longed for? The next four years....

NETWORK MARKETING:
Ok- I’m going to be brutally honest. 

- I once thought network marketing was for losers that couldn’t get real jobs. 

- I thought the model was a joke. Not because I knew it to be, but that I had heard it to be. (People that fail in this industry create the most vocal noise and spread more negativity and excuses than successful people. Why? The successful people are too busy WORKING on their BUSINESS!!!)

- I thought people couldn’t really make decent money. I mean, not like the “REAL” money I was earning at my pharmaceutical career.

At my FOUR YEAR ANNIVERSARY in my Network Marketing Investment and compared to my previous “four year investments” I can say this:

- Network marketing doesn’t give a CRAP what you did in your past. Whether you are a college educated top performer in corporate America or a high school dropout waiting tables. It doesn’t care if you are 25 or 75. If people have the vision, passion, consistency and drive, I’ve seen them succeed. Your past and age does not define you. 

- Compared to what I experienced with Stanford Motor Vehicles (and college), the start up cost in Beachbody is minimal. Like under $200, period. You can start earning from your very first sale. To think of what I spent on my degree and starting up our car lot, that little amount is negligible. So even if you don’t plan on leaving your current career, or if you are a stay at home mom, you can still augment your household income by several hundred dollars a month, and who couldn’t use that?

- My family has more FREEDOM than we ever imagined. So much to the point that we lived in Europe for THREE MONTHS the winter of 2015, while continuing to run my business. Just because we COULD. WHO ELSE DO YOU KNOW HAS DONE THAT????

- Unlike college, after THIS four year investment, I have no debt and a great business to show for my four years of effort. And, an income that with time and consistency, has grown into the top 1% in all of American households. And here I thought pharma was the dream income….

- Network Marketing has changed from what it USED to be. As medicine, technology and hopefully YOU have evolved over the years, so has the network marketing industry. It’s truly a brilliant business model now. 

I am not sharing this to brag or dis what you do. I am sharing to ENLIGHTEN you on what is out there. I’ve BEEN THERE- I’ve invested four years of my life for a degree, for a career and for a dream of owning my own business. I can say from my own PERSONAL LIFE EXPERIENCE, that an opportunity to have TIME, MONEY and FREEDOM exists in a way that you may not realize. It’d be selfish to not share what’s possible, with you.

Let’s pretend that today could be your DAY ONE. You are going to be FOUR YEARS from now anyway. Are you investing your time and effort into something:

- that gives you purpose and are passionate about?
- has unlimited earning? 
- you can pass on to your children? 
- you can build all from your mobile phone?


If you answered “No” to any of the above, and want MORE out of life, I want to be a part of your next FOUR YEAR JOURNEY. My entrepreneur training is TOP NOTCH and the Success of my team speaks for itself. 

Where will you be four years from now?

Asking questions and showing interest is FREE, so why not ask…that’s what entrepreneurs do

👉🏼 Each month my team looks to mentor 15 people that are DONE with sitting on the bleacher's and are ready to do the work and BE IN THE GAME.  

If you want the freedom of running your own business with training by experts to help you succeed, and the support of an entire group of like-minded entrepreneurs, fill out the application below and I will connect you with a leader.

Seay Stanford

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Strong Working Women Gain More Freedom


🌟🌟HEYYYYYY——-> ARE YOU AN INDEPENDENT THINKING, STRONG WOMAN? 🌟🌟
Then I’m talking to YOU, girlfriend!
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Did you know 90% of my business partners are made of up independent thinking and driven WOMEN? 
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Women that are: 
🌺stay at home moms
🌺single moms
🌺professional career women
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What is unique is not what they DO, but how they THINK. 
What many of them have in common is that they:
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🌼Want to earn their OWN income, to spend or save as THEY choose without permission.

🌼Want to contribute their energy to an environment that is very POSITIVE and supportive.

🌼Want to MATTER and make a difference to others outside of their family.

🌼See the need for a PLAN B, in the event their career, or their husband’s career, goes away.

🌼Are driven, busy and solution oriented.

🌼Want to RETIRE sooner and LIVE BETTER, when they do.

🌼Want to say YES to opportunities for their children, instead of “we can’t afford that”.

🌼Are in a job where they know they are WORTH way more than they are getting paid.

Have you ever thought ANY of these things? Do some even keep you up at night?? 🌙 Then keep reading…👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻
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One of my VISIONS for The Refinery was to offer a place and an opportunity that EMPOWERS women with this very MINDSET to be collaborate and grow a business TOGETHER. We are a team full of women that are drivers, not passengers. We have visions for ourselves and are willing to work and sacrifice for what we want.
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One of the things I love MOST about my team, is that although we all have different life circumstances, we all have this SAME INDEPENDENT “I GOT this” kind of MINDSET. 
It feels so awesome to be in the JAM with like-minded women helping each other build our vision.

If you are cut from this same cloth, (yeah- you already KNOW who you are ladies), I want to talk with you! Why? 
Because you have that ambition that I am looking for and want to mentor. I know you have great ideas and your drive would be a GREAT ADDITION to our Refinery Team culture and we’d offer YOU an empowering environment that feels like HOME.
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📌I am looking for FIVE women that fit this very mindset to closely mentor over the next 6 months. 
Isn't it time to stop watching and wishing start DOING and ACHIEVING? If you are a woman that has been feeling this way, like we all used to, then let's chat more. 🙆. Contact me me for details <3

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Network Marketers: Unethical, Ruthless & Half Shady

Scam Business

We’ve all fallen for the FILTERS.

We compare our marriages.
We compare our children.
We compare our looks.
🛑 But THIS is about filters used when we are told compare our company.
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Yes- this rant is LONG. ⏰
This post has been a few years coming and it’s not picking on one person specifically. It is in regards to the growing Network marketing industry of distributors as a whole. Many of which feel its good business practice to bash & blame others.🔨🔨
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Maybe I've listened to too much Gary V this week, but I'm fired up over so much smoke and mirror crap that makes the rest of us look bad.😡
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↗️ Network marketing is on the rise, and that’s a really promising thing as it can be an effective way to start a business & earn income without all the stress and expenses of a traditional business. 
↘️ But like ANY industry there can be some not so great workers, core values & business practices. 
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👇🏼The remainder of this post is for those ambitious people looking to start a network marketing business. 👉🏼If you are already are one, then it could be an opportunity to level up and improve our industry practices. As someone that’s been a respected, successful and seasoned leader in the industry for 7 years, I will cut through the crap and share what good practice and companies look like.💙
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1️⃣ SUSTAINABILITY MATTERS: Just as every brand new car rolls out of production shiny and sexy, new business launches & promises can appear the same. Expect a lot of hype, marketing and incentive to get excitement and productivity. 💥
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However... will that company road test and hold up through challenges like creating a new and constant pipeline of innovative products for you and do they have the corporate experience in place to launch them successfully? 
Will they survive supply & production deficits? 
Can they persevere economy & market fluctuations, changes in political leaders & government & state policy changes? 
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That all lies ahead. It’s why the majority of companies crumble after the first few years. 〽️
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You want to look for proven sustainability through all these challenges. Are you willing to take that risk with an unproven venture and start all over again if it proves to be like the majority of new businesses that go under after a few years?
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❓Remember MonaVie?
❓Remember Visalus? 
❓Remember Direct Cellars? 
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Has Beachbody suffered some of these bumps and dents along the way? Oh hell yes. All businesses do and will. If someone paints a picture that their shiny new business is the answer to everything MLM ….you are in for a bumpy & risky ride ahead. 
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My advice is go with a company that’s sustained at least SOME of the above challenges, is proven road worthy and has shown it is capable of surviving several tides. 🌊
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This morning I had someone message me that "I should look into their business because Beachbody went through a valley in 2016/17 and theirs was new, easier and more “promising”." 🙄
The rest was scripted, like so many others, I barely skimmed it. BTW- I can't stand those "Hey girl" copy/paste impersonal scripts.
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💡--> Asking anyone already in the industry to jump ship will only capture you low lying temporary fruit. 
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If my kids wanted to quit anything because it was hard I'd say “Stick it out. What can YOU do to make it better if it's important to you?” 
There’s refining that happens when you are challenged to level up instead of give up. If you don’t you’ll take your same bullshit to your next “promising” new pony show. 🐴
💡I don’t want fairweather kids, friends or business partners.
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👉🏼Nor should you. 
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I don't ask people to be, nor do I want to go find that kind of mentality of person for my own business. 
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I am not a “jump ship” shiny object kind of business leader, nor would I suggest you join a leader that is. 
🤔 In the back of my mind I’d wonder, “If we become biz partners are you going to jump ship on THIS biz when times get tough (because they will get tough) and move on?” 
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The best companies and people in history were built better through the tough times. 
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💣Truth Bomb: If there’s still a ton of brand new success & growth happening in the organization, the problem wasn't the with company.
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It’s was with THEM.
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2️⃣ BIZ KNOWLEDGE: If someone is going to pitch you, or post about their business and how it compares, they need to understand wtf they are even talking about. Understanding the FTC regulations and their own corporate comp plan is a good place to start. 
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💸 When one says “all my efforts made my upline rich” when in reality they & their team were barely producing ANY volume or couldn’t even hold a first tier rank for years shows that he/she knows nothing about how a binary comp plan even works. 
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📆 Or, if they say “Get in early” then that’s also a sign they have zero knowledge of how a legit, sustainable MLM operates because regardless of when you join, you still have to GROW your business, to earn.
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The claims look foolish and false...and for the business savvy people that KNOW BETTER, it’s embarrassing to the industry to see on social. Distributors that don’t understand the difference from a front loaded pyramid scheme to a long sustainable direct sales comp plan, will put filters on their financial promises to you.
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My advice is to invest your time and efforts in what has shown to be harder, but sustainable. ➡️
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3️⃣ MINDSET MATTERS: When someone bashes and is the VICTIM blaming their lack of growth on something other than THEMSELVES, 100% of the time they will struggle to succeed. Why? Because they haven’t really owned their habits. They aren’t honest with themselves or you and instead put on a pretty filter and present themselves as they WANT YOU to view them. 
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4️⃣ BEHAVIORS: Six reasons I’ve seen why people don’t thrive and grow in this industry:

- They think they worked hard, but really didn’t. (Hustle is subjective by the way. Hustle to one person may look more like a coma for another)

- They didn’t hustle consistently because he/she easily / often distracted by struggle, life, fun or drama.

- They spent time on the wrong behaviors thinking it was “work”. (I've been totally guilty of this one at times over the years, and my numbers showed for it)

- They were not an ongoing “student of their business” evolving and changing with the times. Especially when it came to marketing.

- They built a gossipy shallow sorority, not a volume producing professional business.

- Lastly, they wanted EASY. I’ve yet to read a business book anywhere that says financial success or growing a business is easy. They all say you bust your ass and reinvent yourself. Over and over again. In the words of Gary V…”I WANT what’s tedious and hard because I know very FEW people are willing to do it.”
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So how would one HIDE their real day to day behaviors to you? They put a filter on it. The filter comes in blame and bullshit excuses. Don't fall for the illusion. Look for real ownership.
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💣 The irony is that when they put a filter on it, they are going to ATTRACT THE VERY PEOPLE to their business that delight in their validation & excuses. 
👉🏼And their excuses, will eventually become their teams excuses. Mark my word. 
👉🏼And saying they don’t want to work that hard, will attract people that will agree with them 100% because...they won’t want to either. Mark my word. 
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5️⃣ CLASS MATTERS: Are they bashing one business or person to sell theirs? 
They shouldn’t have to if they have something great to offer. Why aren’t they busy talking about THAT?? 
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🇬🇧 As my British husband would say, “Don't look like a twat”.
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🕺🏻Positively sell YOU...and let the market decide for themselves if they want what you have to offer. 
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I share this filter-less and raw image of network marketing because I do believe Network Marketing is the best financial, low cost model out there, especially for the self driven Type A person. 🥇
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😣But with so many emerging, bashing one another, seemingly weekly, these marketing smoke and mirrors and promises are being laid on thick. I get hit up weekly by a pitch and see so much garbage on social it’s embarrassing to this business. I finally had to say SOMETHING. ⭐️Because badass companies and classy distributors ACTUALLY DO EXIST.
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💎I want you to know what to look for behind the curtain both in a quality company and sponsor. In addition to my own business & business partners, I have my favorite list of other sustainable companies and successful distributors I’m happy to share if you are looking for both a real and quality business opportunity.
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This industry already has such a negative stigma to break through. Can we please not make it harder on ourselves?🤐

Now how about we use our business to BLESS people's lives instead of making us all look like novice business assholes? 🤪


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Reset Cucumber & Tomato Salad

This is a nice, light cucumber salad from the Beachbody Ultimate Reset 3 week cleanse.  It has many great recipes like this that are great for lunches, travel or summer cookouts!

INGREDIENTS (makes 1 serving)

 

  • 2 Tbsp. red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium cucumber, partially peeled, cut lengthwise, sliced
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped red onion
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped fresh Italian parsley
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped fresh basil leaves
  • Himalayan salt (to taste; optional)
  • Herbal seasoning (to taste, optional)


DIRECTIONS

Combine red wine and balsamic vinegars, lemon juice, and oil in a small bowl; mix well. Set aside. Combine cucumber, tomatoes, onion, parsley, basil, salt (if desired), and seasoning blend (if desired) in a large bowl; mix well. Drizzle dressing over cucumber mixture; toss gently to blend. 

Cucumber tomato salad Reset

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Neil's Big Reveal!

We have been keeping this BIG SURPRISE!! 🍾🇬🇧🍾🇬🇧

You may or may not know that Neil has been in the car business for 30 years. We even owned our own car dealership several years ago. But being tied to a bricks and mortar business cramped our lifestyle, so we sold it and he took several years off to support my business and our family. 🦋

But the past year something was missing. We both knew it was inevitable. With someone as extroverted and personable as Neil, it was only a matter of time. 
Neil missed having the JAM of his own success 🏆

He missed sales, serving clients and achieving his own success. As much as he loves cars, he wanted something more GRAND, and that he could do from home.

Im excited to announce, that in April, Neil became a licenced REAL ESTATE AGENT! 🍾🍾
It was thee perfect fit to transition from cars 🚗 ...to homes! 🏠

Why am I just sharing this now, compared to back in April?

🔑 He’s been broker shopping and I’m thrilled to share that after much consideration, Neil has teamed up with Coastal Properties. A local division of the International Broker, Christie’s. They specialize in luxury homes around the world. 🌎
How perfect for this Brit, eh? 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿

He has two classy and refined mentors and business partners in both Brent Laugesen & David Peters.

Please congratulate our favorite sexy Brit, on his new business chapter! I mean, look at this guy, OF COURSE he’s gonna sell your home!! 🍾🍾🍾

Neil Stanford, International Realtor

Neil Stanford, International Realtor

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Having a Positive Work Environment

When these business savvy minds come together...GREAT IDEAS are inevitable! 💡💡💡
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Days like this I’m reminded what I love about this biz culture. 💕
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It wasn’t that long ago that when I got together for meetings in my old corporate world, sharing ideas was UNHEARD OF. 
People were secretive, new ideas were kept to oneself and it was an environment of every man for themselves so no one had an advantage over you. 
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One of the things I love about this business, is we ALL can win. We don’t have to step on one another to climb to the top. 🧗🏼‍♀️ 
There’s room for all of us and our company succeeds when we all do. 🏆

Top Beachbody Coaches

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