I hope it’s ok that I tell you a little story that arrives at the current vision for our team…which we are SUPER EXCITED about.
To start, lets’s go back 7 1/2 years to late 2009 when I was battling having both a grand vision of a different future for our family AND several different types of fear PRIOR to enrolling as a Team Beachbody Coach.
Fear of the work it would take.
Fear of what people would think of me.
Fear of posting my vision on social media.
Fear of the person I would have to become to be successful.
Fear that I could fail.
But despite all of those fears, I decided to enroll on January 4th, 2010 (after a 3 1/2 months of him-hawing.) I just COULD NOT stop thinking of this grand vision in my head of having a team working on their own fitness AND spreading their message within their families and communities in ALL 50 STATES.
It was because of this vision that team fit50 was born.
It was something that I could share enthusiastically with people, and when I would talk to them they were able to feel my passion about it. We rolled with Team fit50 for 3+ years and progressed into well over 30 states. I even spent like $2,000 on the domain name fit50.com AND went through the process of paying an attorney to trademark this LOGO and the term “fit50.”
In hindsight, I’d really wish I’d not done that. LOL! #understatement. But, it’s one of MANY failures and missteps we’ve endured on the path to also realizing success.
Then, in early 2013 I started to consider changing the name for a few reasons.
- It turned out to be a shortsighted vision being that in late 2012 Team Beachbody launched in Canada and we were going to find coaches on our team there as well. And we did.
- One of the most common questions I would repeatedly get was something to the effect of,”Oh, fit50. So do you only help people over 50 get active and fit?” The common answer was that I help them, but that I did not discriminate based on age. 🙂 I wanted to get EVERYONE active and healthy.
So for these reasons I started asking around the team for ideas. I also remember sitting around the table at a Summit dinner in the Las Vegas MGM Grand with 10 amazing leaders on our team and discussing the idea and throwing out team name ideas. Continue Reading →