22 January 2015

17 things you absolutely need to stop doing in order to make your life amazing

The best way to stay miserable is by avoiding change. If you want to see improvements in your life, then you need to make changes in your life.

If you want to find greater happiness in 2015, consider these 17 things you need to stop doing:

1. Comparing yourself to others

Someone is always going to be better than you, and that's OK. The only person you need to compete with is yourself. If you are better than you were before, then you are on the right track.

2. Waiting for the right moment

Stop waiting. Make this the right moment. Join a dating site, take a college course, ask for forgiveness, sign up for a marathon, give up a bad habit. The timing is never going to be perfect, so you just have to take a leap of faith and move forward.

3. Spending time with people who hurt you

Don't waste your time on people who make you feel bad about yourself. Fill your life with friends and family who uplift and bring out the best in you. Toxic relationships aren't worth it.

4. Judging others

So a person looks a little different or says something you don't agree with. You have no idea who they are, or what they've been through. Who are you to judge? The world is full of people who hate and hurt. What we really need is a world full of people who love and care for one another.

5. Running away from your problems

Your challenges aren't going to go away until you face them. It might be hard, and it's going to push you to your limits, but you will come out a better person because of it.

6. Putting your own needs on the back burner

You can only give so much to other people before you break. In the midst of taking care of your family, responsibilities and job, don't forget to take time to take care of yourself. Get a manicure, take a nap and go out for a girl's night.

7. Trying to be someone you're not

Judy Garland says it best: "Always be a first-rate version of yourself and not a second-rate version of someone else." People love the real you.

8. Being scared to make mistakes

Nobody has ever made it through life without making mistakes. It's going to happen, so don't paralyze yourself.

9. Trying to buy happiness

When people talk about the things that made them the most happy in life, they always include two things: their spouse and their kids. It's not their car or the endless stuff they accumulate. It is their relationships. Money can buy fleeting happiness, but not lasting joy.

10. Missing out

It's easy to get sucked into your phone, but sometimes you just need to put Facebook away and start living in the moment with the people around you.

11. Being a pushover

Stand up for yourself. If someone isn't treating you right, call them out on it. You deserve love and respect, and it's perfectly fine to ask for it. Learn to say "no," and stand by your decisions.

12. Being too busy

Don't let your life be defined by your to-do list. These days, it's not hard to fill up your schedule with endless lessons, meetings, obligations, and commitments, but it's also OK to have a day off.

13. Blaming other people for your problems

When you allow other people's actions to dictate your life, you give them the power. Don't be submissive to your situation.

14. Relying on others to make you happy

There is only one person in this world who is in charge of making you happy, and that is yourself. Relying on other people to always bring you joy is risky business.

15. Doubting yourself

You CAN do it — don't let anybody tell you otherwise. It doesn't matter how difficult or extraordinary the challenge, you have the ability to succeed. Believe in yourself and trust that the talents and knowledge you have will get you where you want to go.

16. Eating out excessively

Unless, of course, you really want to pack on the pounds. Eating out is expensive and unhealthy. Save yourself some dollars and calories and make yourself a meal at home instead.

17. Being complacent with your life

Don't be content with something you're not happy about! If you don't like your job, then get a new one. If your marriage is on the rocks, then sign up for therapy. You have the power to change the things that you don't like.

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08 January 2015

New journals!

Here are a few new journals that I have recently made:

If you want to see all of the journals I have in stock, you can visit my Etsy shop.

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31 July 2014

How much does it cost to become a Beachbody coach?

Since I signed up to be a Beachbody coach, I've been letting people know about it. By far, the number one question I get is: How much does it cost to be a Beachbody coach? A reasonable question. Here’s my answer:


$39.99 and then $15.95 a month and that’s it!


You have two options when you sign up, which impact the cost:

Signing up as a coach for the 25% discount for yourself and your friends/family
Signing up as a coach to be a coach/build a business (and get the 25% discount too!)

Signing up to be a Beachbody coach costs $39.99. If you or your spouse are active military, the fee is waived!

The fee is also waived if you buy a challenge pack (which is a bundle of a full workout program, club access, and Shakeology).

After your first month as a coach, there is a monthly fee of $15.95 to maintain the websites Beachbody creates for you.

These are the sites:


If you’re signing up to be a coach for that great 25% discount, these are your only fees. If you’re on a home delivery plan of Shakeology or something, your savings will negate the cost and then some.

If you’re signing up to be a coach so you can build your own business, whether just for some extra cash, or if you’re like me and want to make it your full-time income eventually, there is a bit more to consider, cost-wise.

Just like above you pay the $39.99 to register, the monthly $15.95 for your four websites. You could stop there and just sell programs and shakeology to customers and earn your 25% commission check each week.


You can be what’s called an ACTIVE coach and be able to earn much more than just the 25%.

To be an Active Coach you must sell or purchase $55 worth of product each month. (Example: I am on home delivery of Shakeology so I am automatically always going to be active)

It’s hard for me to consider that a “cost” of being a coach, because it’s a product I’ll be using daily either way.

Further, for coaches who want to build their business up into something lucrative:

After you have reached Emerald status (meaning you have 2 active coaches under you) there is a $39.95 fee (per quarter) to be eligible for the Customer Lead Program where Beachbody GIVES you customers that have signed up online or through their millions of infomercials.

I hope that was clear. If not, feel free to ask me any questions.

If you’re interested in joining the Beachbody community, CLICK HERE for your free account and to have me as your coach!

If you want to join me as a Beachbody coach, CLICK HERE to apply.

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