Beachbody Coach Summit 2014 – Part 2: Being a Sponge

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To condense all you’ve learned at any conference, especially any that span over the course of 3 days and all around ways for you to be a better fitness coach and leader – one had to take a moment and let it soak in. Be a sponge, right?


I attended many helpful sessions that not only seem like they’ll help me in my professional life, but also in my personal life! I wanted to share just some Nuggets of Knowledge to do a Cliff’s notes version from two of my favorite speakers & of my biggest takeaways from the weekend!


SO much to learn from these two!

SO much to learn from these two!


Darren Hardy – Author of the Compound Effect


Darren was one of my favorite speakers. He not only talked about the Compound Effect, a book a read and reviewed here, but also went into detail about how one can achieve success to IGNITE the Compound Effect.


Darren’s Nuggets:

* Your adversity is your advantage!

* There’s no Quick Scheme or easy way – it’s one step at a time, one decision at a time, one phone call at a time, one meeting at a time, one choice at a time

* You can’t own success, you RENT IT – and the rent is due each day!

* CHOICES make your life successful or not

* Changes happen invisibly most times and that’s why people give up

* 4 Traps We Face: Invisible results, Subtle & deceptive mistakes, Immediate gratification, and wanting to use the Easy button

* Suffer the pain of discipline versus the pain of regret

* CHOICES impact BEHAVIOR that impacts HABITS

* FAIL well in order to succeed – you can’t succeed without a lot of failure first




Diana Nyad – the first person to swim from Cuba to the USA without a shark cage


I remember watching the story of Diana since she swam to the coast of Key West, which is about 8 hours away from where we are in Florida. She’d attempted to swim that distance before, but hadn’t accomplished it until the ripe age of 60. It took her around 53 hours, but she did it with her support team by her side. Throughout her life, she was a swimmer. Her father told her the story of her last name, meaning “Champion Swimmer”, and from that point she was hooked on achieving her namesake. She’d gone through hardships during her childhood that would crush anyone’s spirit, but not hers. She went on to try out for the Olympics in the 100 meter breastroke, but decided on endurance swimming – marathon swimming – as her forte as she got older. She was the first woman to swim around Manhattan Island and even to the Bahamas. Diana not only had an inspirational story but had me under her spell the entire time she told her story – she spoke with truth and a genuine demeanor that helped you connect with her easily.


Diana’s Nuggets:

* Leave your dreams up in the stars and leave them there, do the work to reach them

* Know that you couldn’t have given any more effort each time you do something, that you gave it your all and then some

* We all have heartache, we ALL suffer – everyone has a story and it’s all in how you use it

*  Are YOU proud of yourself?

* The Human Spirit is more powerful than the Human Body

* She told a version of a TDR quote she lives by: You go ahead and sit there in your comfortable spot. I want to go out in life failing over and over and over again.




Beachbody Top Coaches




Lisa and I attended many sessions that helped us learn from some of the top coaches in Beachbody. These coaches were ones who worked hard and long by helping others achieve their fitness goals. In return, they were able to develop their businesses and be there more for their families. We learned many ways to talk about the products we already love so much – more detail and facts never hurt anyone – as well as how to differentiate it being a hobby or treating it as a career.


Are you a sponge at seminars or sessions?

What are some of your biggest takeaways when it comes to SUCCESS from other places you’ve learned?

Check out my other 2014 Beachbody Coach Summit post –

Part 1: The Sweat & Eats


HI! I'M KAT - I am a pug-mom, wife, NASM Certified Personal Trainer, & Fitness Coach focusing on living the fit life while tackling work, coaching others - doing it all! My blog is to hold me accountable for all the goals I plan on accomplishing and also a way for me to try to inspire others through my own experiences - if I can do it ANYONE can! Fitness is a huge part of my life as well as travel and seeing all that life has to be lived! PAY IT FORWARD!

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    June 25, 2014, 12:05 pm

    I *do* try to be a sponge at seminars and when in group discussions/meetings. I also find others’ enthusiasm contagious.
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    June 25, 2014, 2:12 pm

    This sounds like it was a great conference! I’m glad you enjoyed yourself!
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      June 25, 2014, 10:24 pm

      Thanks Erin, and on to Fitbloggin!

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    June 25, 2014, 2:54 pm

    I love being a “sponge!” I love learning new things! Sounds like a great conference!
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    June 26, 2014, 12:28 am

    All your Instagram posts from this conference made it look like you had a wonderful time, so glad.
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    June 26, 2014, 12:32 am

    I love the idea of success as rent. You really do have to work towards it every day!
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    June 26, 2014, 2:38 am

    I truly believe that everyone’s definition of success is different and we each need to be selfish when it comes to success – or in other words, not compare ourselves to others!
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    June 26, 2014, 11:25 am

    Im a lifesponge.
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    June 26, 2014, 3:27 pm

    I love the quote “The Human Spirit is more powerful than the Human Body” It truly is.
    Sounds like it was an extremely motivating conference. I loved hearing and seeing all the highlights from all my Beachbody coach friends.
    I’ll be there one day with you! 😉
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    July 6, 2014, 8:25 pm

    そこ 多くの オンラインのウェブサイトどこ することができます 購入 あらゆる種類 卸売時計の、で 最低 価格。時計を定義することができます に、 は小さい携帯用時計 サイズ と するように設計 に着用する 個人 手首。ガチョウは 作成、
    多くのノイズを同様に、誰かが 突然歩み寄って 彼らは
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