Wait. Did you read that title right? Monkeys and Beachbody Coaches?
Why in the world would I have an entire video and page dedicated to such an insane topic?
Glad you asked. I got inspired after I learned about a very interesting experiment and how it related Monkeys to those that surround Beachbody Coaches past, present, and future.
Monkeys and Beachbody Coaches – The Experiment
Before I get to the point of everything in this Beachbody Coaches post, let me share the experiment with you:
A group of scientists decided to place five (5) monkeys in a cage with a ladder in the middle of the cage. On the top of the ladder was a delicious bunch of bananas!
Now, every time a monkey would go up the ladder, the Scientists would soak the rest of the Monkeys with COLD Water!!!
After a while, every time a monkey would try to go up the ladder to get the bananas, the other Monkeys would literally pull down the monkey and not allow him/her to go up the ladder.
As time passed, no monkey out of the 5 would dare go up the ladder regardless of the temptation (seriously, these were good looking bananas, but they didn’t budge!).
The Scientists then decided to substitute one of the monkeys. The first thing that this Monkey did was go up the ladder for those bananas! Immediately the other monkeys beat him up!
After several beatings, the new member learned not to climb the ladder even though he never truly knew why.
The second monkey was substituted and the same exact thing occurred. In fact, the first monkey participated in the beating for the second monkey.
A third monkey was changed out. You guessed it – same exact thing happened when the third new member went up the ladder.
The Scientists kept replacing the monkeys until ALL 5 monkeys were completely new. None of these monkeys ever received a cold shower when a member went up the ladder. But yet, they insisted on pulling their fellow monkeys down and not letting each other go near the tempting bananas.
Beachbody Coaches – What is the Moral of this Experiment?
You may be wondering what the moral of this experiment is after all?
Think about it this way – if we could ask the 5 new monkeys why they decided to keep pulling each other off of the ladder (even though they never received the cold shower), we might hear something like: “That’s how it’s supposed to be” or “That is how it’s always been done”.
So how does that relate to Beachbody Coaches?
Because when you become a Beachbody Coach, you are sometimes faced with the “haters”. People say things like:
- That stuff never seems to work.
- Why don’t you just get a real job (see: Beachbody MLM).
- That never really worked for me.
- That is a waste of time and money.
- Oh that is one of those pyramid scheme things, right?
But How do YOU know?
How do you really know if these naysayers are one of the replacement monkeys or not? Sure, we can safely assume that we as humans are SMARTER than Monkeys, but you have to admit that sometimes people act rather chimp-like.
People tell us to “get a job”, to “get good grades”, and to “stay between the lines”. But when is your dreams really realized by just staying in the mediocre “lines”?
My Challenge to all Beachbody Coaches
Don’t let those who “think” it won’t work ruin your chances of grabbing those bananas!!
- CHALLENGE the Status Quo
- REALIZE your Dream and don’t give up on it
- FORM a Strategy when you face challenges (like the cold water/fellow monkeys) so that you can succeed
- DON’T LIMIT your chance of wondering if it “would have worked” if only you would have started and stayed consistent.
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Yours in Testing the Limits and BREAKING Through Them,