A while back I heard a story on the radio about a "Wal-Mart Santa" that would walk around Wal-Mart handing out $1000 bills to people during Christmas time. I thought about how cool it'd be to be able to do something like that someday. At the time it was 2012, a few weeks after hearing that story I was opening a post-Christmas credit card bill & nearly having a panic attract over the amount of charges that we'd racked up. My stomach sank but I just figured it was the "story of my life". Debt. I just figured "that's just the way it was going to be". I mean, we had so much student loan debt, what was a little more credit card debt...? At the time I didn't realize I was capable of controlling my future. I just thought things happened but chance. This year, we've been so blessed and I wanted to pay it forward. While I may not be the "Wal-Mart Santa" yet, someday I want the impact I have on others to enable me to do that. In the meanwhile, I challenged the coaches on my team to help as many people as possible in November. I told them that I'd donate $3 for each each person we helped to sponsor a family in need this Christmas. I was able to write a check to our "adopted family" for over $800. HOW IS THIS MY LIFE?! It's SOOO cool to be able to pay this forward when 4 years ago this type of thing seemed SO IMPOSSIBLE in my lifetime. It is possible today because I decided to take daily action in order to change my circumstances. I realized that I DID control my future, whether I realized it or not. I faced my fears and took some risks as a Beachbody coach. It's been a life changing decision on every level. You have control over your future too. Whether you are opening up a post-Christmas credit card bill this week and panicking or going back to a job you hate... you get to control your future. If you are in a similar situation that I was a few years ago, what are you going to do to change it? Doing nothing and simply waiting won't change anything. The only person who can change your life is you. What are you waiting for? I'd love to share more about the coaching opportunity with you. Maybe next year you'll be writing a post about your own success story and being your own boss - how cool would that be?! No pressure ever, but if you want to learn more shoot me a message, or you can fill out this form (CLICK HERE). And in case you think success come without hard work: Beachbody does not guarantee any level of success or income from the Team Beachbody Coach Opportunity. Each Coach’s income depends on his or her own efforts, diligence, and skill. See our Statement of Independent Coach Earnings located in the Coach Online Office for the most recent information on our Coaches’ actual incomes.