Overcoming Fear & Turning Dreams to Reality: Summit 2015

July 20, 2015

I am on such a high from this past week, despite a total lack of sleep and WAY too much walking in the Nashville heat! In case you don't follow me on instagram or facebook, I spent this last week in Nashville, TN for the Beachbody Coach Summit, which is our national conference. I drove down Wednesday with my coach, Anna, and met up with 7 of her other coaches, along with many other members of our larger team and, oh, just 25,000 other Beachbody coaches.

I went into the conference thinking I'd learn a little, have some fun and that would be it. Everyone says that summit can completely change your mindset but I thought I was already dedicated - so what was there to change? I was so, so wrong.

Summit helped me to see that being a full-time Beachbody Coach is real and attainable. That making a living out of helping and inspiring people to be their best is not just a dream. It’s not something that I see in pictures on the internet, what people tell me about, or a far-reaching goal that's for more successful people. I saw the dream come to reality. I saw success for myself. I saw success in helping people change their lives and I saw success in coaches changing their own lives by helping others. I know my dreams are real. I saw them walking on stage and speaking to our groups. I met them in person and I now I want that life more than ever before.

Yes, I learned a lot about the business at Summit, but more importantly I learned that if I work from the heart and work hard enough, I can make my dreams come to life.

This all sounds like fluffy clouds and rainbows though, right? I'll be totally honest: I'm scared. I'm not superhuman, I have the same insecurities, fears and doubts as the rest of you. I am scared. I’m scared I’m not made to be like them, that I’m not pretty enough, that I can’t be fit enough, that I don’t have the drive to work hard enough. I’m scared that I won’t measure up, that no matter how hard I try, I’ll be one of the many that fill the lower ranks rather than make the top ten. Then again, I’m scared of making the top ten because how do they do it and keep it personal? How do they really reach and connect with all of those challengers and coaches?

But as Roosevelt said, "courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the assessment that something else is more important than fear." Every day we have the choice to get up and go for our dreams, despite our fears, or to hide and become complacent with where we are. Summit showed me that the life I want is far more important than the fear I feel.

Whatever you want for your life, whatever your dreams are, you can go for them. Don't let your fears stand in your way. You matter, your dreams matter, and you are worth the time, money and energy it takes to get to where you want to go.