Looking back on my story today and realizing it's been awhile since I have shared, so here we go... I will do my best to 𝗦𝗨𝗠𝗠A𝗥𝗜𝗭𝗘 this 6 year journey that has lead me to where I am today.
When my daughter Reese was born I went from working 5/6 days a week at the dental office to 4 days a week. Talk about putting ourselves on a SUPER tight budget!!! There was not a lot of room for any extras!!! Which sucked because we loved to travel and that first vacation as a family had us pulling from our savings to make it work. That was hard!!! Chris and I are HUGE savers!!! So this pained us. I realized that when we decided to have our 2nd child that 4 days a week was going to be a struggle, and that scared me!!! I didn't want to work more hygiene hours!! I was already starting to feel burn out.
In 2014 I signed up to be a Beachbody Coach after watching a hygiene colleague of mine share how she was making an income. She worked for the same fast pace dental practice as me, yet still had time to do this on the side. When I seen she was doing it on her time and from home, I knew it was something I could make work in my schedule too! SOOO... I signed up! I had never completed a program or did what they called "challenge groups" and I was not someone that shared much on social media. Let's just say I was totally clueless on how to run a side "business", but I did love fitness and was starting to learn more and more about nutrition. Nutrition really interested me, but there was still so much to learn!!
June 2014 I started my first program, got my first transformation and was blown away with how much I learned about my nutrition and how to finally get past my plateau. I was inviting others to join me and helping them get results!!! I was feeling such a high off helping others with something I felt so passionate about and it brought me so much joy!!!
Jan 2015 my dental office was making some schedule changes. Instead of being forced to pivot with those changes I instead asked to cut back my hours and worked it out to where I was now off two extra days a month. Rotating Monday's off with another RDH.
June 2015 my income was continuing to grow with coaching and I wanted to have an extra day home with my daughter. So my office was very accommodating and allowed me to no longer work that Monday. Which now had me at 3 days a week and 2 days home.
October 2015 my husband was encouraging me to go all in with coaching, but I was not ready!!! I was not ready to leave my office, my patients, and to be honest... my comfort zone! So instead I asked if I could cut back to 2 days a week. It was a great schedule!!! I felt like I had the best of both worlds! More freedom and flexibility and still in that comfort zone area where that change did not feel scary at all.
Feb 2016 After attending a leadership event that January my husband and I talked it over and made the decision I needed to leave hygiene and really see where the coaching business will take our family if I would go all in!! I was SCARED to death, but my love for hygiene was fading every day and my heart to help people get healthy and mentor other women to duplicate what I was doing was growing to a point where I could no longer contain it!!! The income was growing and had matched my hygiene pay, so I realized that leaving my professional career could not be based on a emotional decision to stay in hygiene and be comfortable, but to take a chance and see how far we could go!
2016 our team became a FIRST time elite team in the top 50!!! Oh... and I was pregnant with our 2nd child !! Our son Cash was born 8/2016!!
2016 to 2018 was a rough year where I was trying to balance mom life, having a home based business, and still making time for myself. Like anything else we figured it out!! I rode the struggle bus, but I never stopped!!! We hit ELITE in 2017 and 2018 and kept achieving new benchmarks!! Growing our team those two years more than ever!!
Spring of 2018 we decided that Chris would not go back to teaching!!! He turned in his resignation and came home to help me with the kids and our coaching business.
TODAY we are still one of the top teams in the company and just hit 5x Elite. The success is now trickling down the team. I've seen multiple coaches now be able to cut their hours, leave their day jobs, pay off debt, and create BELIEF in themselves!
If you are someone that wants to 𝗹𝗲𝗮𝗿𝗻 𝗺𝗼𝗿𝗲 𝗮𝗯𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝗰𝗼𝗮𝗰𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴 and you resonate with my story please reach out and I would be happy to share more about coaching with you!! I have several resources to help you learn more about what coaching is and how it works!