Stop Making Excuses Building Your Online Business

I feel like this is the time of year when a lot of people start to let the excuses creep in.

It’s getting to the holidays, and I know most people feel that because it’s a time to celebrate, it’s also a time to slack off, right?

I’ve been chatting with a lot of coaches lately, just getting the pulse of the team, if you will.

The conclusion as of right now:

  • People are giving me excuses
  • Saying they don’t know what to do next
  • They don’t know how to meet people
  • Don’t know how to expand their business
  • Don’t know how to take the next step
  • They have too much to do, family engagements, etc.

The one thing it always comes down to is that you need to – take action. If it is your business, YOU are the only one that can take action and make change happen.

There may be a ton of things you aren’t sure how to do in your business- meet people, expand, share good content on social media- whatever it is that you’re struggling with, you have to get out there. Take action and figure that out. You have so many resources at your fingertips and you probably don’t even know it.

Within the last 2 to 3 years of building my own business, I’ve shared so much of my tips and experience on Youtube and Facebook. In the Youtube world, content lasts forever. In facebook, it’s essentially gone in a few hours or days. The great thing about youtube is that if you want to learn something, you can go on, search for literally anything, and learn about what you want to do.

So truly, when you think about it, the only difference between you and I is the fact that I have taken massive action to achieve my goals. I have gotten off my ass and done whatever I need to make it happen. I have sacrificed a lot, but I happily did that because it was that important to me. It’s not about finding time, it’s about making time. No one just HAS time laying around for the taking. So think about it, what are the sacrifices you’d have to endure to make your dreams happen? One thing’s for sure, you’ve got to be really disciplined either way. You’ve got to be really structured and have an end goal in mind. Then, you have to enjoy the journey along the way. It’s kind of like having a guide- you need to know where you’re going, and if you don’t, you need to should look it up or find some support, find guidance, accountability, or a success partner. Whatever it is you need to do- and it will look different for everyone- but whatever it is, you figure it out. If you want it bad enough, and this applies to everything, whether it be a six pack or a higher paycheck, you will figure it out.

I’ll get a ton of people that will say something along the lines of “well, my coaches aren’t doing anything” or “I don’t know how to expand my team.” I am with Team Beachbody, and we are representatives, or consultants, who are called coaches, because we really do coach people through building their business, getting fit, and healthier.

I’ll also hear “I can’t get people to do anything” or “ I can’t attract rockstar coaches.” Let me tell you something. If you want to attract rockstar coaches, but you have a “hobby” business mentality, you’re never going to attract rockstar coaches. You’ll attract “hobby” mentality coaches.

Like attracts like. The law of attraction is always happening in our lives. Whatever you’re doing is what you’re attracting. If you’re just going through the motions and getting by, you’re not going to attract anyone worthwhile, at least anyone that’s willing to go above and beyond. This is because you yourself are not going above and beyond. As I said, like attracts like.

What is holding you back? What excuses are you making for not building your business or taking the next step in your health and fitness journey? Is is fear? Is it the unknown? Most likely, it’s fear. Maybe fear of failure. In most cases, that’s what it usually circles back to. I made a post on Facebook the other night that talked about the many things I’ve overcome through coaching- thing like dabbing with drugs, alcohol, partying, and so much debt. I was just too scared to face it and look in the mirror. I wasn’t sure if I could ever fix it, or felt that I would probably fail if I even tried to fix it because I was already so far gone. But you know what? You gotta start somewhere. Everyone starts somewhere. You’re not going to kill it right away.

Here’s another thing to remember- not all entrepreneurship is created equal. I have to give mad props to people that are building MLM businesses, because we have this amazing opportunity where we can literally duplicate ourselves by mentoring others and sharing our systems so they can replicate, and we can create residual, or passive income. There is no other career, business, or entrepreneurship opportunity to my knowledge that does that.


There is a huge difference between bringing someone on and trying your best to bring them resources, and bringing someone on to let them figure it out by themselves. A huge difference, I tell you, and I have coaches on my team that do both. So just remember that if you’re going to build this kind of business and you want to do something, make sure you are going to be there for your coaches and that you’ll be fair and give them an opportunity to make it work and be successful. On the flip side, if you’re someone who has an upline, or your coach that sponsored you isn’t doing much to help, you know it’s always up to you. You can’t blame your upline. You need to be the one to take responsibility and the action to get out there and figure it out. If there is someone in my downline that is killing it, someone that’s not my personally sponsored coach, I will notice that person and reach out. I will personally mentor people that are lacking support from their upline. I do that all the time, because I believe everyone should have a fair chance as success. But keep in mind I do this for coaches that are working their asses off- that is what gets noticed.

So if you wanna work with people who wanna run and you wanna build this business and you wanna do something great with this business and you wanna make a profound impact on people’s lives, you have to first change your own life and your own mindset to constantly be doing things that are the example – doing things even when noone is watching that are gonna bring you to the next level. Because when you do in the dark, it will always come to light. And it comes to light by your number. It comes to light by what you’re doing by when I look at where you are in the Leadership Ladder or where you are in success club or where you are with your invites or where you are  with your tracking or what happens when you and have a one on one call. That stuff always comes to light when I see you in person. I can tell if you’ve been doing you workouts, I can tell if you have been eating right.

Remember that any sort of business that you build is not going to happen overnight. You’re not going to build a six figure business in one night. You do that by staying consistent and building momentum every day and over time.

In “The Compound Effect”, Hardy uses a metaphor where a little kid is on a merry-go-round, and it’s creaking. There is no oil and it’s hardly moving. If you get it to move, you’ve got to work really hard to get it going. A better analogy is The Price Is Right. The contestants go to spin the wheel and have to work really hard to get it going, but once they do, it spins like crazy. It’s the same thing in life, with anything- marriage, relationships, etc. We have to work at it every single day. You build momentum to have a good relationship. I have to build momentum for my business, so that every once in awhile all I have to do is slip my foot off that merry-go-round, and give it a little push.

It’s the same way with everything in life.
If you’re not consistent with the priorities you’ve set, you won’t be successful.
But it all starts with…starting.