Tuesday, September 16, 2014

A Day In The LIFE of Melanie Mitro

The raw and real deal of a day in the life of a Beachbody Coach.  We all have the same 24 hours in a day and the same 7 days in a week so how do some people manage to get it all done.  OR should I say look like we get it all done!

I can tell you that I am not superwoman... I WISH!  I definitely make decisions each day about what is most important based on what I need to accomplish for the day.  I can't humanly do it all and be everything to everyone so I pick what is the most important and I just accept that this is what I can do!  Every night I go to bed and tell myself, I couldn't of done a fingertip more!  That is ENOUGH for me!

So what does a typical day at home with my kids look like?  

For starters every day I set my alarm for 5:00 AM.  I typically wake up after 1 snooze and then head to the kitchen for my E&E which I call my liquid AWESOME.  I always have my clothes laid out so I am not fumbling around the room finding what I need while my husband is sleeping.  
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Next its off to the basement to hit play on my workout of the day.  Right now I am doing Chalean Extreme.  I am in week 5, I just started phase 2 which is the push phase.  I am a creature of habit so I follow the calendar that comes with each workout to the T.  I figure if a trainer and expert took the time to figure out what sequence of workouts that  produces the best results then why would I try to do my own thing. After all, I am not the expert!  
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After my workout its off to the kitchen to make my Shakeology and my cup of pumpkin spice coffee!

Shakeology, Pittsburgh Coach, Melanie MItro, Personal Development, Successful Coach, Elite Coach, Time ManagementI sit at the kitchen table and do my check ins with my challengers and coach groups, I check emails and write a blog post until one of the boys wakes up.  Then it's breakfast time for the minions!  We always post these glamorous well put together pictures of our family.  But lets face it, who the heck lives a life like that!  Most likely Bryce is yelling at Landon because he ate the last french toast stick and Landon is stealing his toy while they eat.  Sometimes the milk gets spilled or like this morning I banged my head off the fridge door while trying to get the apple juice!  The kids just laugh and we move on!  In the meantime, I start a load of laundry, clean up breakfast dishes, run upstairs to take the fastest shower possible while Paw Patrol is on!  If I can get an entire shower without the curtain being flung open it's a SUCCESS!!!  


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Today is Monday so we Bryce doesn't have preschool and Landon has Kindergarten at 12:30.  So since I am packing up the boys and myself for the week I have been busy folding laundry and getting the suitcases out. The boys are staying at Aunt Mo's house while Matt and I are in Arizona for the Beachbody Leadership Retreat. So that takes extra planning to make sure that all our bases are covered.  
This is my crazy bed with all the clothes laid out and still no idea what the heck I am taking.  Oh and at one point Landon propelled himself on the bed and the clothes went flying!  GREAT!  

Next, it's off to lunch!  Today was ham and cheese sandwiches with a cheese stick and grapes. Each boy had a glass of water then upstairs to do hair and brush teeth!  We headed out the door for Kindergarten drop off.  This is the BEST part of my job the sheer flexibility to chat with a coach on the way to school.  To give Landon a hug and kiss and wave good bye and then head home to play a little Uno Moo with Bryce MAN.  We worked on our art project for his preschool class and played a few games before he took a nap at 2.
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Kindergarten Drop off

At 2 pm, Bryce hits the pillow and I rush downstairs to get on the computer.  At this time it's challenge group check ins, emails, calls with coaches and prepping for my team call tonight.  I literally didn't move from my chair until 3:45 when it was time to head to the bus stop.  Accomplishing a few things on my list and then I move the rest to the evening!
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Time to head to the bus stop for Landon and Bryce is still out cold.  I walked into his room and this is what I found.  Seriously this could be the best picture ever!!!  My little man out cold with his headphones on and the leap pad still playing!  I couldn't help but snag a picture!  I wanted to just sit there and stare at his utter cuteness.

We trekked down to the end of the street, greeted Landon and back to the house we went!  I put in our dinner which was the most awesome Rosemary Pork Tenderloin from my Recipes tab and sat down to play a few games. We played Zingo and Hungry Hungry Hippos before dinner and then it was time for Daddy to come home.  We make it a priority to eat dinner at the table each night as a family.  No matter how insane our week is this is our time to bond, to hear about each others day and to be together!  I enjoy the dinners even though someone usually ends up going to their room because they refuse to eat.  But our rule is no snacks unless you eat your dinner and their plate literally will sit there until they decide to finish it!  

Matt had to take his car to the shop and I went and got my nails done for Leadership.  We headed back home to do some homework with the boys!!!  Check out that FACE!!!  Oh yes, that says it all!  


After homework I turned the boys loose on DADDY!  8:30 and I'm off to the basement for our Monday night team call!
Every Monday  night I host our DREAM TEAM call with tips to grow your business, strategies, game plans and announcements so that my team feels empowered to run their business with confidence. It isn't the most glamorous office but it's the one place that doesn't disturb the rest of the family and I can lock the door.  It is on the other side of my workout room and its MY think TANK!  Here you can see me in the office getting ready to host a killer call!  I have been thinking about all the ways we can boost our teams success in the last quarter of the year!  I'm ready to go!  

After our call I head back up to the kitchen table!  Checking in and uploading files after the call!
I officially close it down and head to bed about 11:15 pm last night!  
That alarm goes off at 5 am so it's time to hit the hay!  

I know I'm busy and I do work hard but honestly I wouldn't change it for the world.  I love the fact that I can work from the kitchen table, answer emails at naptime, do a call when the kids are in bed at night and still be right in the same house.  No commute, no fancy business attire and I get to do what I love and inspire other people each and every day!  It's not always pretty but it's my life and it takes time to manage it correctly!  I have finally after 2 years found balance between work and Beachbody but now that I am in a groove its amazing!  

There are 2 1/2 days each week that I do have a sitter and that is when I do my team calls and other larger projects!  But up until 18 months ago it was just me doing my thing just this way!  

I hope this gives you hope and inspires you to focus your time on what builds you up, brings you success and makes you feel like you are contributing back!  I might be the #1 coach in the organization but I live a very normal life and I don't plan on that changing anytime soon!  If you come to my house there are toys on the floor, laundry to be folded and beds to be made.  We just go with the flow and make the best of it!  It's our story and this is how we are writing it!  

This face at the end of the night- PRICELESS


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Sunday, September 14, 2014

Week 4 Progress Update and Chalean Extreme Meal Plan


Happy Sunday! I hope you are all enjoying a peaceful Sunday morning and are counting your blessings for the week!  No matter what life throws at you, remind yourself that there is always a silver lining.  Sunday's are a great way for me to reflect, refresh, restart, and refocus.  I really enjoy making Sunday my day of rest but also the one day that I just get my SH*$ together!  I feel so much more accomplished when my meal plan is made, the food is in the fridge and I have laundry put away for the week.  So I am really going to try not to book my Sunday's so full that I don't get that chill time.  

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A few travel tips for the week:

Clear CAN'T from your mind!  You absolutely can stay on track while traveling.  It is just thinking outside of the box.  Sure you can pack a 1/2 cup oatmeal with a scoop of protein powder, a handful of raisins and a tbsp of flaxseed in a ziploc bag and pack in your luggage. Grab a cup of hot water and pour over oatmeal for your breakfast on the go.

For your lunch or snack why not pack a packet of Shakeology, get a bottle of water, throw a shaker cup in your bag and have a quick on the go lunch.  EASY PEASY!  Also if you only have a bag of Shakeology vs the packets then you can grab a baby food container and put 1 scoop in each compartment and it fits perfectly and is portioned out!  
What about snacks?  Apples travel super easy and so do the 100 calorie packs of almonds. That is something you can throw in your carry on or luggage.  Also, quest bars although they are not 100% clean they provide you with a protein packed snack that will surely hold you over without to many extra ingredients.  Lara bars are also a good option.
Grilled chicken salads are easy and can be found just about anywhere.  So if you need a meal, go with a salad with no creamy dressings, grilled not friend and all the random add ons on the side.  Load up on veggies!!!!!  
clean eating snack, apples and almonds

Traveling can easily dehydrate you so make sure you are chugging water to keep yourself hydrated and full.


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So whats my plan for this week?  It's going to be a crazy week for sure.  I am going to be traveling to Scottsdale Arizona on Wednesday for a Beachbody Leadership Conference.  So traveling will be in my game plan this week.  I always think ahead to what snacks will easily travel, I scope out the gym or workout options and no matter what I still drink my Shakeology 1x per day.

I know that since this is a Beachbody event the mea
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l plan will fall right in line with my current eating plan.  I also know we will have live workouts with the trainers like Tony Horton, Autumn Calabrese and Chalene Johnson.  So the workouts are covered.  

I finished month 1 of Chalean Extreme and I can say that it didn't feel like a month has gone by at all.  I absolutely love lifting weights so I am totally in my element.
3 days a week strength training with multiple muscle groups at the same time, 2 cardio interval days, abs and yoga!  I have increased all of my weights in the past 4 weeks and the Push phase will begin tomorrow.
I plan to do the first 2 workouts this week then repeat week 1 next week when I get home from Arizona.  
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The meal plan is as followed:  


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If you would like the blank meal plan template.  You can score it here and start creating your own printable plan.  Click the blank plan below to print your own.

Use the recipes under the Eat Clean Recipes Tab and have an easy to follow meal plan!


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Bat Girl- Thanks Boys

Bring on Month 2!!!  Continue to follow my progress each week on my blog!  
Lots of great new recipes and tips coming this week!  

If you would like more information on how I can help you reach your own personal best!  Complete the application below to get more information about my upcoming challenge group!





Thursday, September 11, 2014

What Is P90?



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I am beyond pumped about the soon to be released Beachbody Home Fitness Program, P90 by none other than the amazing Tony Horton!!!!!  Seriously when I first heard about this workout I was pumped!  Have you ever done P90X???  It is hard!!!  Have you ever tried P90X and failed?!?!  YOU ARE NOT ALONE!  Do you want to do P90X but you don't feel like you are at that fitness level just yet?  Do you want a stepping stone to build a base level of fitness so that you can tackle something like P90X?




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Well, Tony saw the need for a program that was the foundational skills to advancing to a more extreme workout and he created P90!  He created it for people just like you and me!  We want to be in the best shape of our lives, but we need to start at the beginning and build core strength, stability and have correct form so that we don't get injured and end up back at the start again!  It's about creating a safe and effective starting point for people to introduce fitness into their lives.  It's also a great way for people to conquer their fears of strength training and working out.

Who would this program be perfect for?


  • You don't want a hardcore workout but you want to lose weight.
  • You want to get back some of the muscle tone you have lost over the years.
  • You want to just get out of bed in the morning without a backache.
  • If you are just someone who wants to be in good health, get regular exercise and feel strong then this could be the workout for you.


So what is this program all about?

It's not high intensity, its not pounding your joints.  It's literally simple cardio, simple workouts, 25 minutes a day for 90 days to totally and completely transform your body and your life. It's more than just a workout, it comes with a simple nutrition guide that is going to help you clean up your daily food intake and focus on the right foods to fuel your body for health!  The moves are modified right from day 1 so that everyone can do the workouts.

So when will it be available?

Well the expected release date is September 23rd, 2014 through a Team Beachbody coach which is ME!  I am going to be leaving next Wednesday for the Team Beachbody Leadership Retreat in Scottsdale Arizona and I will be getting more information on the workouts, the program, the options, the pricing and of course we will be sampling the workouts while we are there so I can bring you all of the juicy details next week!  Make sure to stay plugged into my instagram and facebook pages for rolling pictures of the event!

Who should do P90?

So this is my personal opinion.  I know for a fact that my Dad has already committed to doing the entire workout.  My Dad has done the 21 Day fix and really enjoyed it but he is not at the level where he wants to be doing push ups, pull ups and crazy plyometric jumps and lunges.  He wants to improve his health and not potentially cause injury.
This workout will be perfect for him.  He works out every day before going to work, drinks his shake for breakfast and is as healthy as can be!

My husband is also going to do P90.  Right now he has a torn labrum so he cannot do overhead presses, push ups, planks and has to be very careful with the weight bearing workouts. He has been struggling with T25 because of the plank moves and push ups.  He also tends to have bad knees so he needs something that is going to be easier on his joints.  P90 is perfect for him!

I believe that if you want to change your body, you want to start creating a healthy exercise routine then this is going to be the best way to do it.  Tony Horton is an amazing trainer with an entire team behind his workout philosophy that is tried, tested and true.  I know he presents amazing fitness programs because I have done P90X, P90X2 and P90X3 and there is nothing short of amazing results from them all!

I know for a fact that this is truly going to be a spectacular workout.  I mean, heck you have SERIOUSLY no excuse not to workout.  There is something out there for everyone!  Sometimes we just need a little motivation in order to make it happen!

So what's the game plan?!?!
How Do I Make Sure I Am THE FIRST TO GET IT?!?!


I want to make sure that this doesn't become another fitness program that you invest in that sits on your shelf and collects dust.  I want to make sure that when you get the program in the mail, you bust it out, you make a plan and you SUCCEED!  My job as a coach is to be your support system, to help you to decipher the meal plan, to put a list of foods in place, to start together on October 6th and to track our progress, stay accountable, stay motivated and encourage one another to get into the best shape of our lives.
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So I am hosting an EXCLUSIVE TEST GROUP where you can get support from a top coach, you can be surrounded by other like minded people, you can enter to win $500 for your transformation and you can get results.

What is a test group?
The P90 Exclusive DREAM TEAM TEST GROUP!

It is a closed Facebook group where no one but the members of the group can see what is being posted. I will walk you through how to set realistic goals for yourself, how to meal plan, prep, how to set yourself up for success, then each day you log into the group for a post of the day, motivation, recipes and tips.  We will track progress through our online group and you will succeed!  Trust me, if you commit I will meet you half way!  I won't let you give up! Are you ready to put all fears aside and go for it?  What's the worst that can happen? You could lose a few pounds, kick the soda habit and have a ton more energy!  Not so bad, right!!!!  ----->  The TEST GROUP!!!

The requirements are that you purchase the P90 Challenge pack through me as your coach.  I will be giving you all of the details to get the package once you complete the application below.  I must be your coach and only my customers and coaches are allowed to participate in this group.  

Are you in?!?!  I'm only accepting a limited number of people into this exclusive group.  So please complete the application below to be considered for a spot and gain more information!

All you have to do is decide that now is the time for you to make a change!!!  Let's do this together!!!    Fill out the application to be the first to know about the release date, the details and more!!!!





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Jamie lost 87 lbs with P90


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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Transformation Tuesday Brings You 21 DAY FIX SUCCESS STORIES!!


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It's Transformation Tuesday and of course I decided to switch it up a little bit!  My all time absolute soul mate workout is the 21 day fix!  I love everything about it. I think the workouts are the perfect mix of cardio, strength training and intensity.  There are modifications no matter what your ability level and the food storage containers just make it the icing on the cake!!!  
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Transformation Tuesday

Today I want to share with you a post I did on my Facebook page.  Instead of posting a transformation I found I asked my followers to share with me their 21 Day Fix Results.  I want everyone to be proud of their hard work and know that they are doing something amazing for themselves and inspiring others to believe in themselves too!  If you are on the fence about whether or not the 21 day fix works this should be validation enough that there is something real to this!!!  


I am going to be giving away a prize tonight at 11:oopm EST so if you would like to share your transformation picture on my Facebook Wall go and put it in the comments asap!!!!  

Here are are those in the running! THEY ARE TRULY AMAZING and DEDICATED individuals and I'm so thankful that they took the leap of faith and went all in!  Imagine what you can accomplish if you start now?!?!

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Whitney's Results 21 Day Fix



Jill-The fix has taught me all about portion controls. I cannot look at a meal without thinking what color container it goes into or if the portion size is too big! I love the fix and it is by far my favorite program.
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Blair- I have lost 30 pounds after 2 rounds of the 21 day fix! Portions, healthy eating and exercise making for the perfect combination.

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Krystine- Lost 15 pounds but gained a lot of knowledge about clean eating and how important it is to make you feel good!

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Sherry- Love the portion control! Have learned so much with this program! Down 21 lbs and 27.5 inches to date

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Barb-This is from 3 rounds of 21 DF, lost 23lbs. The containers really helped me the most. Getting a hold of portions and which foods I should be eating and how much. I no longer have to really watch my sodium intake although I still keep track of it, but it has been below range every day. This has not only given me a means of losing some weight, but a way I can eat for the rest of my life given the restrictions I have from my Doctors.

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Reggie-The 21 Day Fix has changed my life without taking it over and making me feel like I'm "on a diet..."
I can still enjoy the foods I love but I have learned to make more conscious choices. 
Small changes= BIG DIFFERENCE!
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Melissa-I love how it taught me about portion control along with starting a routine for a healthy lifestyle.

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Angela- 4 Rounds of the Fix

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Celina- 2 rounds & love what I learned from this program!! It has changed me life in so many way
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Jena- First round back in February and I still follow the meal plan and do the workouts! i love it  I found my abs with this program 
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Sheila- 21 day fix is amazing. Probably my favorite beachbody workout!. I love that it combines weights and cardio, but what I love the most is the portion control aspect of it. Even after I was done with the program I still think about the portion size of everything I eat which has kept me on track! 

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Kyle- After my first 21fix. From march to april. I did it a second time and hit the gym now I mostly just do the gym with my shake everyday hoping to have a 6 month progress pic up later this week
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Diane- 6 rounds of the fix!
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21 Day Fix Meal Plan and Prep
\Check out some of my awesome 21 day fix challengers getting ready to have another great week!


If this has inspired you to make a change then STOP right there and message me!  You know that I am a Beachbody Coach and I run accountability and support groups in which I will teach you how to prepare to start this program,what to do each and every day and help you to complete and get the results you want.  There is no extra cost to have a coach.  The cost is the same no matter what, but why not get a peer support who has been through it and has some experience with the meal plan and prep!  


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Monday, September 8, 2014

Qualities To Possess In Reaching The Team Beachbody Millionaires Club



Let me start out by saying that I completely understand that not everyone wants to be a full time Beachbody coach or even wants to be a 15 Star Diamond coach.  I am also not saying that in order to be successful as a coach that you need to be 15 Star Diamond or a millionaire.  I'm literally sharing with you my perspective on what I feel are key characteristics that you need to have in order to achieve this level in your business. I truly believe that I have accomplished a lot of my goals because of a few key areas of thought.




Belief:  First and foremost before talent and skill you have to BELIEVE with every single bone in your body that you are meant for greatness!  Successful people believe without a shadow of a doubt that they will not fail.  I truly did not even let quitting or failure even be an option.  If something did not work out as planned I simply did not dwell on it, give up hope and stop trying. I immediately refocus, strategize and change directions.  I know that belief really is the core of what I do.  If you don't believe that you are here for a purpose and that you have a unique gift to offer to others then it is merely just a wasted thought.  A lot of this business is based on belief.  You don't necessarily know what the end is going to be and you work based off of that feeling in your stomach, that pit that says this is the right place and you are exactly where you are supposed to be right now. 
No matter what other people say about your dream, your goals or your chosen path remember this.  You are the only person living this life.  The people that have an opinion about how you spend your days do not have to walk in your shoes.  So make your decisions about your life based on what you want and not what others around you think you need!  

I was met with tremendous opposition from day 1 from my husband, family and close friends.  It wasn't that they didn't want me to succeed, it was that #1 they didn't understand and #2 it was different!  Once I opened the lines of communication about what my business was all about and shared how what I do the walls began to break down and support began to form.  This was an 18 month process of me not giving up and being strong in what I wanted to achieve!


Dedication:  The second quality one must possess to be a million dollar earner with Beachbody is dedication.  When the road gets tough (and it does) you do not give up, you do not just ride the wave when its high tide.  You are willing to weather the storm, the ups and down and you are consistent in your actions day in and day out!  You are dedicated to your mission, to your core values and no matter what the rest of the network does you stay true to what you believe.  I have always been dedicated to a few things:

1.  I wake up at 5:00 am every single day because that is the time when I have un interrupted time to exercise (be proof of the product) and then work my business before my kids wake up.  

2.  I set goals for myself every single month and then I always try to beat my own personal best.  I challenge myself daily to be better than the month before.

3.  I set goals for my team.  There is no "I" in team!  It's not the Melanie Mitro show.  It's the DREAM TEAM show and I am nothing without them.  In all honestly my coaches signed up with me because they believe in me.  They believe that I will lead them to success in their fitness, their health and their business and that is exactly what I am going to deliver.  The goals I set are meant to benefit my entire team, not just me!

4.  Read personal development every day.  It sounds kinda weird and I totally didn't buy into the whole personal development thing everyday but the first book I read was "The Slight Edge"  by Jeff Olsen and it totally changed my life.  If it wasn't for that book I would not of taken the discipline that what you do every single day over time will either bring you closer to success or farther away from it.  So every day I invited, I shared, I posted, and without fail did the vital behaviors to build my business. When I was tired and wanted to take a nap or sleep in I would think of the slight edge.  I will do today what others are not willing to do so that 3 to 5 years from now I can live my life like others wish they could.  This was enough motivation for me.  
I do the things each and every day that are easy to do, but also are EASY NOT TO DO!
STOP and think about this for 1 minutes!!!  What do you mean I do easy things each day?!?!  YES, that is correct I do easy things each day.

  • I post consistently on my social media sites 3-5 times a day.
  • I share my journey through health and fitness consistently each and every week.
  • I consistently invite people to join my challenge groups and my team.  EVERY SINGLE DAY
  • I consistently eat healthy.
  • I consistently read my personal development.
  • I consistently blog 3-5 times a week.
  • I consistently workout.


These are all simple disciplines that I could not do each and every day and no one would notice if I didn't do them.  But.... because I do them I have been able to tap into the slight edge principle.  YES, because I make the decision daily to do all of these things I have created a following, I have motivated others, I have attracted like minded people to me, and I have been able to grow a 7 figure income business in less than 3 years.  CRAZY right!  It almost sounds like I am feeding you a line of BULL, but trust me I am an honest person and I tell you this!  If you can discipline yourself to think like a leader, to take your life by the reigns and discipline yourself to do what you love every day no matter if you feel like it or not then you too can be successful.
Those that are only 1/2 way dedicated to their goals or are considered FAIR WEATHER FANS are certainly not going to reach this level of success this quickly.


Sacrifice: THIS IS A BIG ONE!  Every thing worth having in life comes with a sacrifice.  I know on the outside it may seem as though I have it all together and I have it all!  But let me tell you that the start up of my business wasn't pretty, in fact it was quite the opposite.


I decided that I was willing to sacrifice a few things in order to reach success at the start of my business.  In my first year I sacrificed my free time to read magazines, to watch TV, to continue my hobby of scrapbooking and to really foster my friendships.  I devoted pretty much every single waking moment to growing my business.  Waking up at 5 am, 7 days a week, making sure that when I did have a free second in my day I was either creating my next social media post, checking in with challengers, meeting challengers at the grocery store to help them make better choices, getting on the phone to help my challengers reach their weight loss goals and then growing my business through my blog.  I sacrificed my own free time so that it did not cut into my family time.  I didn't really look at this as if I was missing out on life.  I didn't care about the TV shows and the magazines because I cared more about my future.  I didn't give excuses that I needed downtime because I know that downtime will come for the rest of my life if I think smart now.  
I also sacrificed a clean house!  Things I used to make a priority like laundry and cleaning were now distributed between my husband and I. The time I used to clean was building my business. For the first 18 months we just about scrapped by with the bare minimum.  I mean we were not living in filth but it wasn't getting the deep scrub it used to get.
Now we are able to hire a cleaning lady 2x a month to do a deep clean and now I keep up with the day to day.  Matt and I split the laundry and chores around the house and we have a great system in place.  But it took sacrifice of evaluating my time and truly saying that my best use of time was with with business.

The one thing I WILL not sacrifice is my kids!  There are some days I get off balance and I spend more time on my business than I should but I always have that point where I refocus, I unplug and I give them my 100% undivided quality attention that they deserve.  

So the ultimate question is this:  "Whatever your dream is, whatever the goal, there is a price you'll need to pay, are you willing to give up something now so that you can have something BETTER in the future?!!"

- Only you can answer that question!

Vision:  Do you have a clear vision of where you want to go?  I sit down frequently and imagine what I want my team to look and feel like.  I imagine the culture I want to create.  I also imagine what I want my family life to look like 3, 5 and 10 years from now.  
I sit down every few months and read my  vision in my notebook.  I ask myself if any of these things have changed? If so then I re evaluate my goals and set new action items.
I am not afraid to change my vision as I evolve and life happens.  I have a clear path of where I am going.  I am not exactly sure how I will get there but I know that every day my actions are bringing me closer to my vision and future instead of farther away.
The vision that I have for my life is my driving force when that alarm goes off each day I think of what I want in life and I get out of bed with the possibility that I am going to make a difference in someone's life today.  My vision drives me as much as my family does.

My vision empowers me vs discourages me and never for one single second do I let a negative thought that I cannot accomplish my vision enter my mind.


Teachable:  This is a big one.  ARE YOU TEACHABLE?  The best coaches in this business are ones that are students at all times.  You never stop doing the basics no matter how good you become at the business.  You always listen to what the new leaders are doing and you are flexible to change.  I truly believe that it is very important to be willing to change.  As a leader in this business I can see how it is constantly evolving and if I want to continue to grow my business then I have to be willing to try new things, to get uncomfortable and to think outside of the box. There is nothing like listening to my up and coming leaders speak and think.... DARN, that is an awesome idea!!!  Why didn't I think of that!

Remaining teachable, accepting constructive criticism not as a personal attack but as a way to improve your skills makes you most effective at this business.

Surround yourself with successful people:  The more that you spend time with people that lift you up, encourage you and are more successful than you are the more your are empowered to believe in your dreams.  If you surround yourself with people who belittle your ambitions, are not driven or goal oriented then there is no friendly competition or driving force to take action.  It becomes easy to just settle for mediocre and diminish what you originally had your heart set on.  



I hope that these few principles help to change your mindset to help you develop your leadership skills and drive you in the right direction!  I was not born with a winning team.  I was not a natural leader instead I trained myself to improve my areas of weakness and strengthen my strengths. 

My personal development recommendations are:

  • The 30 Day Push By Chalene Johnson for new coaches
  • The Slight Edge By Jeff Olsen
  • People Follow You, Jeb Blount for new diamonds
  • Developing the Leader Within By John C Maxwell
  • Eat That Frog, Brian Tracey for time management
  • Go Pro by Eric Worre for understanding network marketing
  • Rock Your Network Marketing Business, Sarah Robbins
  • Awaken the Giant Within, Tony Robbins for confidence
  • Make Today Count by John C Maxwell for new coaches
  • and many more....
It's not just about your personal sales, in this business your personal sales only get you so far.  I think a lot of times we believe that we have to sell challenge packs out the wazoo to be successful. That type of pace is hard to maintain long term.  The area that really truly affects your income is your team cycle bonus.  So this means that the more successful your coaches are, the more you are successful too.
This means that you have to have the ability to lead, duplicate your own success and inspire others to do the same.  Large scale success comes from your ability to develop future leaders on your team!  


My 1 tip for you is this:  Never stop learning, always try to beat your own personal best.  If you hit success club 5 last month shoot for 7 this month.  If you enrolled 2 new coaches on your team this month, enroll 5 next month.  Aim to improve your social media posts, grow your likes, invite new friends and every single day without a doubt treat this business like a business.  If you treat it like a hobby it will pay you like a hobby.  If you treat it like a business it will pay you like a business!  So do you have a hobby or million dollar business?!?!  Whichever you want is totally up to you, the beauty of it is this..... THE DECISION IS YOURS!

So what is it going to be?  Is there a whisper in your ear telling you that you can do a little more each day. That maybe you aren't finished yet, that before you turn out the light at night you check a few more things off the list!  Never let anyone dull your sparkle or tell you that you are not worthy of a BIG DREAM!  I believe that everyone has the power to rock your own business, it's just are you willing to do whatever it takes, 24/7 and not stop until the job is done!!!!!  Only you can answer that question!



I am going to be hosting a live Youtube broadcast on Wednesday September 10th 2014 at 11:00 AM EST. You can listen live via youtube, submit your questions ahead of time to be answered by me that morning!  The broadcast is 11 am to 12 noon.  Please email questions to mmitro@hotmail.com before 9:00 am EST on Wednesday morning!  

This is your time to ask anything that you have been wondering about my fitness journey, my business and my growth over the past 3 years.


Live Q&A with A Top Beachbody Coach, Ask Questions, Get Answers, Melanie Mitro, Pittsburgh Coach, Elite coach, top 10


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