Want to Kiss Your Day Job Goodbye and Work From Home? Here’s How I Did It.


I used to work a day job. I would slide out of bed every morning like a limp noodle with bed head that would make a rooster jealous.

I would shuffle my way to the coffee pot (or more accurately, to a 2-liter of Dr. Pepper) slumped over and getting ready for yet ANOTHER day of building someone else’s dream.

GREAT! That’s exactly what we all WANT to do with our lives, right?

Is this the image that comes to mind when you think of punching a time clock?


It sure is what I wanted to do. I was desperate for change but I felt. So. STUCK!

I was a college dropout and had NO IDEA what I wanted to do with the rest of my life. The only clear beacon I had was my family.

At one point, without a jobby job, I was able to be a stay-at-home mom and raise my babies. It was wonderful but also terrifying because I wanted to help win some bread so I could help my husband support our family.

Perhaps you’ve heard the phrase, “Too much month at the end of the paycheck?” Yeah. That’s basically where we were.

But the idea of working at a J.O.B. and missing out on so much of my kids’ upbringing scared me. So I started searching.

If you’re a stay-at-home mom or dad, I’m sure you’re also all too aware of the ridiculous amount of scammy advertisements out there that promise riches while working from home. Trust me. I saw them too.

I kept looking but just. Wasn’t. Finding. ANYTHING. Nothing felt right.

windingroadIn a moment of utter stress and despair on that winding path, I reached out to an online friend asking if she knew of any work I could do from home to help make up for the monthly income deficit.

While she didn’t have any freelance work for me, she did share an opportunity with me that sounded good and seemed legit. So I took a leap of faith.

I ventured into a territory that was completely unfamiliar, but I chose to pursue a healthy, balanced life. And from that developed a passion for helping others do the same.

However, I couldn’t have imagined that leap of faith would turn out to be one of the biggest blessings in my life — not only from a monetary standpoint, but also when it came to my personal growth, the increase in my self-worth, and the unspeakable awesomeness of truly making a positive impact in this world.

I never could have wrapped my mind around all of that at the time!

For the difference it has made in MY life, I would feel like an absolute chump if I didn’t share it with you!

Rather than attempting to put it into words and doing it any injustice, I invite you to watch a 7-minute video explaining this golden opportunity that came into my life right when I needed a blessing the most.

If you’ve never heard of Beachbody before, I’m sure you’re sitting there with an eyebrow raised thinking, “Could this really work?”

Words cannot express emphatically enough just how much my life has changed since becoming a coach.

As a coach, you don’t have to cold call people or push someone else’s dream. Let’s face it: Anyone who has done P90X or Insanity or any of the other amazing programs knows there’s proof in the pudding.

I am able to be there for my kids and my husband. I’ve been able to HELP PEOPLE grow into and uncover their best selves, which has in turn inspired me to keep doing the same for myself! I’ve met so many amazing, inspiring people and have made incredible friends along the way. And best of all, I’m living life on my time, in my way.

I truly couldn’t ask for more.

Author: Michelle Whitley

Wife. Mother of 5 Boys. Entrepreneur. Health and Fitness Coach. Lover of living a life of full potential.

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