My Herbalife business and my journey truly began when I made the choice to invest in myself. I have always been passionate about fitness, and for the last ten years I’ve made it my personal goal to get into the best shape of my life. I have never struggled with being overweight or underweight, but I knew that I had a long way to go to reach my fitness goals. I was never concerned with achieving a healthy, active lifestyle; my entire focus was on training. As a result, I tried every diet imaginable, I pushed myself to my limit doing endless amounts of cardio and weight training, but I still was not seeing the results I wanted.
Several years ago, I received a diagnosis for arthritis that entirely changed my perspective. The definition of insanity, according to Albert Einstein, is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. I realised that training by itself wasn’t going to give me the results I was looking for and in order for things to change, I had to change. I began exploring the nutrition aspect of a healthy lifestyle, focusing on the 80/20 principle: being healthy is 20% what you do with your body and 80% what you put into your body. I understood that my body is the only place I have to live, and my wellness became my number one priority.
As a result of my incredible progress, I joined the Herbalife team and began coaching clients part time. Throughout my transformation, I was able to reduce my body fat percentage from approximately 20% to as low as 6.5% at one time. I achieved in less than 12 weeks what I had previously been unable to do in almost 10 years, and my workout didn’t change. Soon, my fitness hobby became a purpose that was so much bigger than myself. Though I had no professional background in fitness and nutrition, my own transformation and my passion to motivate others to change became the key to my growth. It was then that I began to understand that the money I made in the Herbalife business was a direct reflection of the number of lives I touched.
My journey inspired my entire family, and my success in this business came from my own personal experience and my willingness to share that experience with everyone I meet. Now, I coach clients one-on-one and I coach clients all around the world, whilst working full time running the family seafood wholesale business. Amazingly, the income I earn working part time for Herbalife now exceeds the income I earn doing full time work with my family business. Sometimes I pinch myself when I think about how privileged I am to generate an amazing income that affords me an incredible lifestyle, all while doing what I love and changing people’s lives at the same time.
I had the incredible opportunity to travel with Tony Robbins, and something he said resonated with me. He told me that people only make drastic changes for one of two reasons: desperation or inspiration. I want to be the inspiration that motivates my clients and the coaches I mentor to take that step into drastic change for the better.
The human body is an incredible machine that can do amazing things when it’s given the proper nutrition. So many people spend their time working out and working hard without seeing the results they want, and I’ve been there. My goal in this business is to be a messenger to those who are frustrated to let them know that they don’t have to keep spinning their wheels, that there is a solution that really works. Herbalife has not only provided me with the vessel to change the nutritional habits of the world, but it has also given me the opportunity to earn an income that I didn’t know was possible. I believe deep in my heart that Herbalife is just getting started and the timing cannot be better. We have a big job ahead of us and I’m excited to see what the future has in store for us all!
“You will get all you want in life, if you help enough other people get what they want.” – Zig Ziglar