Monday, September 21, 2015
Loud Lady of the Month: Interview with Michelle Sutton, Beach Body Coach in Ohio
1. Please start by telling us a little about yourself and your business!
Hi, my name is Michelle Sutton. I am 32 years old, married, and a mother of two boys ages 5 and 22 months. I am originally from California, but I have lived in Ohio since 2006. I am a Pisces. I am in the Social Work Profession and currently am a Client Rights Officer for a Mental Health Agency. I love to help people! I am not a blogger, but my other passion is to help people with their own Health and Fitness Goals. I am a Beach Body Coach on the side as well. I have been a Coach since April of 2014, but started getting serious in building it as a business in January of this year!! I have learned this past year that to be successful in this business, you have to first learn to build relationships with other people. It is not about the money all of the time, but it is about the person that you are helping get to their goals.
2. Can you tell us what your favorite things are about Ohio, and what we can expect if we visit you someday?
I have lived on the East Coast since 2006. The one thing that I did not see much while living in California was the snow. I can honestly say that snow in the winter is fascinating. I like watching it fall and like how white it is. The cold is something that I still am not used to. I like the many state parks that Ohio has to offer. It is easy to take your family on a nice hiking trip or a quick picnic lunch. The most important thing I love where I live is the amusement park called Cedar Point. I love roller coasters, and this park has some of the best ones in the United States. I had the chance to work there one year in 2005, and it was the best experience ever because I met so many people from all over the world who came to work there, and came to visit to ride the rides. If you would come visit me, be prepared to take a trip to Cedar Point, and quite possibly you will be taking a trip to one of our amazing state parks for a family hike. If you come during the winter, be prepared to get bundled up and to play in the snow!!
3. Do you have any tips for other business owners or wantrepreneurs? What's your favorite equipment to use?
A tip that I have for anyone who is wanting to start a business in Network Marketing is to always be consistent. You have to show up on your business page, make time to meet new people to add to your network, consistently promote your product, and be the product of what you are trying to promote. Things can be slow at times, but you must stay consistent to gain traction. If you are not consistent, your business will not be successful. I do not own any fancy camera equipment, but I have learned to use specific phone applications to boost my mobile pictures like Photofy, and the Landscape application for Instagram. I have learned that your clients want to see the person that are working with, so you have to be authentic and yourself at all times.
4. What are your other hobbies and and passions outside of Beach Body?
I love to read. Reading is a big stress release for me. I love reading mysteries, devotionals, and personal development books aimed to help you be the best person you can be. I love spending time with my husband and children as well. We enjoy movie nights, as well as family dates that include picnics, bowling night, and family game night.
5. What are your future plans in business and in life?
My future plan is to be able to to turn my business into a full-time business where I am able to stay home with my family within the next two or three years. In life, I want to own my own home in the next two years as well. I am finding that I want to live my life by design, the way that I want to, and to have financial freedom, as well as the freedom to spend the time that I want with my family, and to watch my children grow up.
6. What is your favorite thing about your industry? What is your biggest challenge?
My favorite thing about being in Network Marketing is the people that I have been able to meet through social media. I have built some pretty amazing relationships with people. I have been able to meet some of the local coaches on my team at live social events. It has been awesome to be able to finally meet a person face to face that you have gotten to know over time. The biggest challenge I have faced with Network Marketing and being a Beach Body Coach is finding people who are interested in wanting to join my team and build their business with you.
7. What is your philosophy or belief system?
I am a Christian and I believe in GOD. He has gotten me through some very rough times. He has blessed me beyond measure. I find that when you are going through a rough time, and if you keep your faith in Him, He always comes through for you at the right time. He has blessed me in so many ways, and I thank Him for everything that I have gone through whether it be good or bad.
8. What do you love most about being part of the Loud Ladies Community?
I am fairly new to the community, but from what I have seen so far, I love how this community moves to lift each other up. Everyone is so positive, friendly, and work together to make sure that everyone is successful. I also love that everyone in this community does not judge each other.
9. What's the most important lesson you have learned in life?
The most important lesson that I have learned so far is that you cannot change anyone. The only person that you are able change and improve is you.
10. What song do we all need to listen to... right now!?
Criminals by David Cook (see above).
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