This is written on a card that’s sitting in front of me on my desk. A card I picked up the day after walking away from a business I had put my entire being into for 7.5 years. A message I needed at that exact moment in time and it still sits in front of me at my desk as I type this.
I hate to keep talking about it but to bring you up to speed if you’re not, I decided to walk away from Beachbody coaching after 7.5 years at the end of November 2022. The decision did not come lightly and it was not something I entertained once the entire time I was a coach. I was a “lifer” as they say until I wasn’t. I told myself to walk away with my head held high and to keep much of my experience the last year of being a coach to myself and that’s what I’ll continue to do. Some things just are not worth talking about, it does not do me any good to relive it and it certainly doesn’t add value to anyone else. Let’s just say, I knew it was time to close that door and look ahead at a future without Beachbody in it.
What was I going to do? It was really scary, I remember clicking “cancel my account” and feeling like my soul left my body. I was terrified that in one click, I would walk away from an income I built over 7.5 years. One-click… haha.
I clicked anyway.
I’ve always been the type of person who knows she will figure it out. Where there is a will, there is a way. I knew I would be ok because I would not give up until I was.
I decided to join Monat. Did I want to start in direct sales from zero again? Did I have it in me to build a team and customer base from scratch? I did… because I know how incredible the opportunity is for someone like me who wants to bring in an income with the flexibility of being able to be the one to drop my kids off at school, pick them up, and not have to scramble when school is called off. I want to be there to take them to their grandma’s pool with their friends, I want our house to be the house everyone wants to come to and hangout at – I might not have fresh cookies but I’ll provide a safe, welcoming place for my kids and their friends. I have wanted to be a mom my entire life – I was going to do whatever it took not to have to go back to a 9-5.
Monat has been incredible. I feel a new sense of happiness and purpose in me that had been gone a long time. I love our products, I love that I can invite women to my team and help them earn an income. I love that you don’t have to pay a monthly fee, buy monthly product, and all the other loopholes we had at Beachbody. This just FEELS good all around and for that I am thankful.
In my transition, I started Theresa Schroeder Branding. I connected with the most incredible female entrepreneurs, just like me that needed help with branding and social media. I helped women with everything from business branding, launching e-books, re-branding, strategizing opening a storefront, email marketing, and more. I loved every second of it but I knew as I started Monat, I needed to put all my focus there for a bit.
Now that I feel like I’m in my groove again, I am excited to announce that I have updated my offerings!
Life is not linear.
Sometimes setbacks teach us who we really are.
Thank you for being here while I figure that out – I appreciate it more than you know.