Tuesday, January 19, 2016

When's the last time your Company Rewarded you with a Free All Inclusive Vacation?

JUST WHEN I THOUGHT MY JOB COULDN'T GET ANY BETTER....
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Registration for the FREE Beachbody Success Club Trip to PUNTA CANA, DR opened up today and Joe Hargrave​ and I are BOOKED, along with some of my Coaches!!!!!! I'm so excited that my TEAM will be there with us this time!!! :D
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I remember signing up in 2013 and putting my name on the waitlist for the Cruise and thinking there was NO WAY I'd actually get to go, but I figured, what the heck.. why not put my name down. 
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WELL, that year, my FIRST YEAR as a Coach, I EARNED that Free trip for Joe Hargrave and I!! We went, not knowing anyone except people we had talked to online. I remember having MAJOR ANXIETY over it. But I stepped out of my comfort zone and talked to people and ended up meeting people who have now become some of our Best Friends! 
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At that time, I was a struggling Coach, still trying to figure out the business. Coming back from that trip gave me the FIRE I needed to BELIEVE that I was going to make this business work. That NOTHING was going to hold me back. And Joe was in FULL SUPPORT of me after seeing the potential this company has to offer. 
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The next year (last year), we not only earned our FREE trip to an all inclusive Resort Cancun, but we earned $750 spending money as well! 
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Now here we are getting ready to go on another FREE CRUISE IN MARCH and over here already signing up for NEXT YEARS TRIP TO the All Inclusive Hard Rock Hotel in Punta Cana, DR!! 
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{{{{PINCH ME }}}}} All of this just for HELPING PEOPLE!?!?!?

I still can't believe that one decision I made 2 1/2 years ago has completely changed my life in so many positive ways <3 Including going on more vacations that I ever imagined I'd go on!!!

Monday, January 18, 2016

Stepping out of your Comfort Zone is SCARY, but you feel so AMAZING after you do!

Two weekends ago, my husband Joe and I flew to Pittsburgh to meet up with my Team for our Quarterly Beachbody Training and to Celebrate being the TOP TEAM in the entire company!!!
Super Saturday is a huge event, held all over the US and Canada, where we Celebrate the SUCCESSES of Coaches in the area, TRANSFORMATIONS of our Challengers, mingle, LIVE workout, and talk about all of the exciting things we have to look forward to! 30 of my Coaches took road trips in the terrible weather, all the way from Michigan to be here. This is a big deal!! This is the second year that we've done this and it's a weekend full of fun and memories!!!


We held our Super Saturday on Friday actually. It was hosted by mentor and #1 Coach in the network, Melanie Mitro. And our CEO, Carl Daikeler, and Creator of the 21 Day Fix  and Hammer & Chisel, Autumn Calabrese both joined us as well!!
Some of the Announcements that they made:























*The 2017 Success Club Trip is an All Inclusive trip to the Hard Rock Hotel in Punta Cana, DR!! AND we get to bring a guess for FREE! This will be my 4th Success Club Trip with Beachbody that I will have earned for FREE! I earned my first one when I was in the business for less than a year! So ANY Coach can earn this trip, even new Coaches, just by helping 3-5 people a month!! You can even earn money throughout the year to go towards excursions while on the trip!! These trips are so much fun and I look forward to them every year!! It's so awesome to get to meet and hang out with the people that we talk to everyday online!!




*The NEW FLAVOR of Shakeology has been Released!! CAFE LATTE! I was able to try it last year at our Leadership Retreat and it is by far my new favorite flavor!!!!









*Additions to the Team Beachbody On Demand so you can access more programs online! All you need is WiFi!

*Our NEW PROGRAM that will be coming out soon by Tony Horton ~ 22 Minute Hard Corps! I'm so excited!!!! This is going to be a GOOD one! And come on, who doesn't have 22 minutes to workout!?!? #NoExcuses

Then on Saturday we had our TEAM TRAINING. This was something extra that we hosted to Celebrate being the TOP Team in the Network!!  Some of the top leaders on the Team, INCLUDING MYSELF, and one of my Coaches, Krysta, presented and shared how we have grown our businesses. 


SO, let's back up the bus for a minute!!!! I SPOKE ON STAGE!!!
Something I've realized is that I don't share enough about myself. Many of you may not know that I am actually really SHY before I get to know people. I get really bad social anxiety, and my BIGGEST FEAR in the world has always been PUBLIC SPEAKING! Being the center of attention or being in front of people has always been nerve wracking for me. I was a nerd in school. I was picked on, bullied, sat in the hallway at lunch every day with my 2 friends.

I usually always have found ways to get out of having to present in school, but the times that I did, I would get so nervous that I couldn't even think, I would sweat, talk super fast and stutter, and turn beet red. It was bad! The funny thing is, I went to school for Elementary Ed. Being in front of kids is different. 

So last year at this exact same event, I was asked to present on stage. The thought alone gave me enough anxiety to turn it down. But I did say that I would participate in the Q&A panel. SO I went up there and talked for like 2 minutes about my top tips for Coaches. It was so crazy though, it gave me the most AMAZING feeling of accomplishment to step out of my comfort zone. That 2 minutes was HUGE for me!! It was a GAME CHANGER. I decided I was going to take it a step further and next time I had the opportunity to speak again, I was going to do it!!!
Well a few months later, I hosted my own Super Saturday for my Team and began hosting Team calls and just getting myself out of my little comfort bubble and FACING MY FEARS!!! Then, I was asked to speak at my Coaches Training at our yearly Beachbody Event in front of thousands of people!!!! And guess what... I DID IT!! I had a gigantic stack of notecards that I read off of, but I did it!! :) After that, I pretty much became a professional speaker!! Haha, kidding but I felt so proud of myself! The people who came up to me and sent me messages telling me how much they could relate, was just incredible. It made it so worth it!!
So this year, I talked about my WHY, my story, and How to Create your Brand. This was the first time I've really opened up and let myself be vulnerable.  First impressions are judged by what you share about yourself - how much or how little. If you aren't opening up, all people have to base their impression on is what they SEE. After talking to some of the girls at our Elite Retreat, I've realized that I need to open up more and show people who I truly am, what I've been through, where I came from, and how I've become who I am today so people can better relate and connect with me on a deeper level.


I want people to see who I am on the inside, where I've been in life, the struggles I've gone through and how I've overcome them. Those are the things that have shaped me and made me who I am today. Those are the things that are going to inspire other and make them feel that connection with me. SO that is exactly what I'm going to start doing!! <3

Keep an eye out tomorrow for my post about the rest of the weekend! And keep following me to learn more about me and my journey!!


Thursday, January 14, 2016

It's not about where you are NOW, it's about the JOURNEY it took you to get there!



I've been doing a lot of thinking after my presentation this weekend.

I'm honored to hear how so many of you feel that you can relate with me so much better now that I stepped out of my comfort zone and opened up to share who I truly am, what I've been through, and how it's made me who I am today!

It did make me realize though, that some of you had a different impression of me, because all you can possibly judge a person on, thru social media, is what they SHARE. And if I don't open up and share who I am inside, all you have to base judgement on, is what you SEE on the outside.

So this makes me wonder how many people who only know me through social media, look at me and just think that I have it ALL TOGETHER. They think that SUCCESS came easy for me and that it just fell into my lap.

Hahaha!!! I am here to tell you... That is SO FAR from the truth!! I have been through A LOT in my life. Nothing has ever come easy for me. And I will start sharing that more often because I want people to be able to relate to me, so I can help them! THAT is my purpose in life!

You see me posting about how my husband and I just up and moved to Florida into this gorgeous home... BUT it didn't happen overnight!!!

We worked HARD to get to where we are today!!! We made SACRIFICES. We made several mistakes, but we picked ourselves right back up again and grew TOGETHER through each experience.

Joe and I met in College. We dated for 7 years before getting married. WHY?!? Because we couldn't afford it!! We were full time students, I did hair on the side, and Joe was in the Army Reserves. We donated plasma for extra money to pay our bills. We ate ramen noodles and hot pockets to keep our grocery bills down. We've lived in apartments up until moving into this home in FL.

As soon as we graduated, we both got full time jobs. I went to school for Elementary Education but wasn't able to get a position as a Teacher so I took a 9-5 desk job. I was MISERABLE there! To make a long story short (you can find the full story on my Blog under the About Me tab), I found Beachbody. Although I knew NOTHING about Health and Fitness, I fell in LOVE with it. I thought I loved teaching, but I TRULY found my PASSION with Beachbody Coaching!!

I wanted to quit my job and be a full time Coach. I was DETERMINED to make this work. SO I gave it my ALL, I BELIEVED in myself, and I made Sacrifices. I put the business FIRST and I treated it like a BUSINESS. If I had work to do or hadn't reached my goals for the month, I didn't go out with my friends, I didn't watch my favorite TV shows, and I sacrificed sleep. Sometimes I would go to bed after my husband and be awake before he even got up for work.

I did everything that my mentor told me to do. I implemented everything that the Leaders in the Network said worked well for them. I stepped out of my comfort zone and did the things that scared the crap out of me.

Don't get me wrong, I made a LOT of MISTAKES along the way and 'FAILED' several times. I almost QUIT at one point because I was working so hard and wasn't seeing the outcome right away. But I kept in touch with my mentor, I shared my dreams and vision with my husband, and most of all, I read a lot of PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT books!!! That is what kept me going!!

I just had this overwhelming belief that I was meant for MORE. I finally felt like I fit in for the first time in my life. I felt like I had a PURPOSE. And there was no way I was letting go of that!!

After 2 years into the business, I was able to RETIRE MY HUSBAND from his corporate job. We spent the entire 2 years since starting Beachbody, paying off our bills, credit cards, and student loans every week, rather then going shopping ;) So I'm happy to say that we are now DEBT FREE besides Joe's Loans, which are almost paid off!!

This is still crazy for me to say!! Remember, I went to school for ELEMENTARY EDUCATION lol I expected to be paying loans and dept for the rest of my life because we all know a Teachers income ;)

Well we've always wanted to move somewhere warm. We've talked about it for as long as I can remember. But we never actually thought it would happen for a long time because we couldn't afford it. SO NOW, with neither of us have a job holding us back as an excuse to move.... WE DECIDED TO GO FOR IT!

The first photo is from our tiny apartment in Michigan overlooking an ice storm we had one day haha and now here we are in Florida, in our 4 bedroom home with a pool, living the life we never imagined was possible.

But with the Coaching opportunity that Beachbody offers, it is ALL POSSIBLE! For ANYONE . As long as you are willing to WORK HARD and make sacrifices. BUT that can mean different things to several different people!!! I have super Successful Coaches on my Team who work full time AND are Mom's!! You can build a successful Coaching Business in just an Hour a day!!

If you'd like to know how, I'd love to share this opportunity with you and see if it's a good fit for your lifestyle :)

Fill out the Coach Application below and we'll chat more!!

https://shannonhargrave.wufoo.com/forms/m14yv3nn0pqq40q/
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Supportive Friends Make Everything Better

Even though I have been in a major FUNK these past few days, my HEART is  completely FULL from Messages that I've gotten from you guys who were at our Pittsburgh Saturday Training. I literally had tears going down my face as I read your messages.
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Speaking on Saturday was one of the hardest things I've ever done in my life. Not only is Public Speaking TERRIFYING for me, but opening up and letting myself be vulnerable enough to share my story and my insecurities, in front of 1,000 people, was incredibly scary for me to do.
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But your messages make me SO GLAD that I stepped out of my comfort zone and shared with you!! I have never felt so much LOVE and  SUPPORT as you all have made me feel. I am so BLESSED to be Surrounded by women who lift me up and truly care enough to reach out and make me feel so special.
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So thank you to those who sent messages, those who were there to listen to my story, and those who came up to me afterwards <3  If I can help just one person, it was worth it!! Xo
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*****If you have ever thought about about Coaching, or wonder what it is, I would love to chat with you more about this incredible opportunity that has changed my life in so many ways!! Let's chat more and see how it can change YOUR life too!! <3

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Successful people DON'T have it all together!

Ever feel like you're so overwhelmed with EMOTIONS and with things that you want or need TO DO that you can't even get STARTED?

That's how I've been feeling for about the last week.

Ok I'm about to get REAL with you guys!!!

I'm pretty much coming off of this huge high from the INCREDIBLE Accomplishments of my Team over the past year. We've had all of this SUCCESS, we are an Elite Team in the TOP 75 of the company, also part of the #1 Team in the company...

Seems like I should have it all together and just be full of EXCITEMENT... Right?!? Well I wish I could say that's true. Don't get me wrong, I'm SO HAPPY for us!!!! But NOW it's a new year and time to start all over and push for it AGAIN!

And for any of you that were at the Pittsburgh Saturday Training and heard my Speech, you know that I'm working on opening up and sharing the REAL ME, not just what people see on the outside. So it's a big transition for me and totally out of my comfort zone to really face my insecurities and open up!

So this is all a huge OVERWHELM to me. I feel major ANXIETY, I feel closed off, because that's what I do when I get overwhelmed, and I am EMOTIONAL.
This stuff isn't something I typically share about but in my effort to open up more and be more relatable, I want you guys to know what I'm feeling! I go through this once in a while. I'm human.
I'm going to push thru and I know this will pass, but I want you to know that even though you see all these posts about how SUCCESSFUL I am.. I still struggle with things just like anyone else. <3

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Happy New Year!




Woohoo! Who is pumped and ready for 2016?! I know I am! Even though it's technically just like any other day, the new year is a GREAT time to start some new habits and get back on track! 

Now that the Holiday's  have passed, school has started up again, and it's the BEST time get start working on those goals! It is really time to stay focused on your nutrition and your fitness, with all the crazy busy schedules I know you all have. 

But guess what? This month Beachbody is having some absolutely amazing sales! Are you ready? Check it out below! 






What a MONTH to be taking advantage of all the products and programs Beachbody has to offer, right?! 


Hammer and Chisel is Beachbody's brand new  workout program that launched in December is on sale for only $160! The creator of the 21 Day Fix, Autumn Calabrese and the creator of Body Beast, Sagi Kalev have teamed up to get you to a cut and shredded new you in just 60 days with some cardio, strength training, abs & so much more.  Hammer and Chisel also uses the colored portion control containers from the 21 Day Fix to bring you an amazing nutrition plan that you'll fall in love with! This is an amazing chance to get in the best shape of your life - get fit not bulky, ladies! 

You can also get this program with Beachbody's new Performance Challenge Pack which includes Energize (pre-workout formula) and Recover (post-workout formula)! Experience sharpened focus, push harder, and last longer, because every ounce of extra energy means quicker, better results. Energize contains key ingredients scientifically shown to delay exercise-induced muscle fatigue, improve performance, and push performance to maximum intensity. Recover helps combat exercise-induced muscle soreness, speed muscle recovery, promote muscle growth, and restore strength. It maximizes the critical post-workout window with time-released proteins and phytonutrients to allow faster post-workout recovery, making it possible to hit the next workout that much harder! BOTH versions of the challenge pack are on sale for $160! 




The 21 Day Fix is the newest, most anticipated program in the fitness world and it is coming to you February 3rd!  Autumn Calabrese has designed a 21-day fitness program that is simple to follow with rapid weight loss. The unique nutrition plan uses specifically portioned food storage containers that eliminate the guesswork from portion control – no weighing, measuring, or counting calories, carbs or points. If it fits in the container, you can eat it. And you’ll lose weight. When eaten in the right quantities, there are no foods that are off limits. 



 The 21 Day Fix Extreme Challenge Pack includes all of the items that come with the Basic 21 Day Fix Extreme Kit plus a 30 day supply of Shakeology in the flavor of your choice. Since Shakeology is included in the 21 Day Fix Extreme Meal Plan, it is a good option to have on hand while doing the program. It will help add variety to your diet and some even use it as a dessert treat. The cost of the Challenge Pack is $160 and shipping is only $2.00.




THE 3-DAY REFRESH COMPLETE KIT
includes 3 packets of Shakeology®—your choice of 6 flavors (we recommend Chocolate Vegan or Tropical Strawberry Vegan because plant-based proteins are often easier for the body to digest), 6 packets of Vanilla Fresh (high-protein shake), 3 packets of Fiber Sweep (digestive health drink), and 1 Program Guide with helpful info, a large selection of easy-to-prepare meals, and a list of fresh fruits and vegetables to snack on throughout the day. This is on sale for only $140 this month! 


JOIN US! 
I wasn't kidding about awesome deals right?! If you've been setting the same goal as a New Year Resolution for 3 years in a row, NOW is the time to join us! I will be hosting a New Year, New You accountability groups pre-season starting on January 4th, and a Rock Your Resolutions Group with preseason starting on January 18th! These groups will be  dedicated to being sure we keep our 2016 resolutions! Here I will be mentoring you through the program, teaching you how to use the nutrition plan, create a meal plan, prep, as well as give you snack ideas, recipes, and tips.  Plus you will get daily motivation and accountability from me in a closed online group! CLICK HERE TO JOIN