Anna Maria Locke

I'm a life coach!

July 2016, 2016Anna Locke

“It’s the possibIlity of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.” -Paulo Coelho

Holy crap you guys, I did it.

I’ve graduated from the Beautlful You Life Coaching Course and I’M OFFICIALLY A LIFE COACH!

(If you want to learn more about the path that brought me here and how I decided to take this leap, you can read Part One of the story here).

I can’t believe I’m writing this post. This whole journey has been incredible, challenging, and full of highs and lows but in the end the most rewarding and self-empowering experience I've ever had.

I’ve been so full of emotions and adrenaline and happiness all week that it’s been hard to focus and put my thoughts into words, but I’m going to give it my best shot because I want you to know that whatever crazy scary thoughts, dreams, or goals you have hidden deep within your heart? YOU CAN MAKE THEM HAPPEN. I want to challenge you to say yes to yourself and go for it, no matter what that path looks like for you.

How am I feeling right now? Unstoppable. And so overwhelmingly grateful.

Last month I wrote about how I was going through some mega growing pains (and I know that life will throw me more in the future since I’m a comfort zone stretching junkie), but for now, I think I’ve successfully expanded into this new bigger version of myself and can let myself simply be here and explore my new territory for a while!


So what does this mean for my coaching business? Nothing is really changing, it's just getting bigger, better, deeper, stronger.

I've always been a little bit of a rebel inside, driven to take the road less travelled and stay true to myself, so I'm going to do something that I don't think anyone has ever done before and use Beachbody as an alternative business model for my life coaching business. 

For now, I’m planning to incorporate the skills and tools I’ve learned into my existing biz in order to help women transform on a deeper level, beyond health and fitness.

This was always my ultimate vision when I first became a Beachbody coach, because helping women lose weight isn’t my sole passion - but helping them get out of their own way and live bigger and happier lives lights me up. Health and fitness is a huge part of that process because it’s an easy and accessible place to start taking care of ourselves. When we respect and honor our physical bodies and test our own limits, we create positive energy and confidence that seeps into every other aspect of our lives and makes us happier and better in our jobs, relationships, mindset, ability to react to triggering people and situations, ambition, everything.

Starting in August, I’m infusing my existing monthly challenges with more one-on-one time with me, and a higher quality experience that truly reflects where I’m at and what I want to share with other women.

I want to CONNECT on a deeper and more personal level with women who are at the place I was a few years ago, working through their own quarter life crises.

Women who have big dreams or even just a restless energy calling them to live bigger, but who feel overwhelmed, stuck, or trapped inside their own heads and need some encouragement, accountability, and tough love to get out of their own way and become the happy, healthy, and confident person they’re meant to be.

I want to help women learn how to be their own best friend. To wake up every morning feeling excited and purposeful, spend their day sharing their gifts and talents, and go to bed content and full of gratitude. To know for certain that who they are is enough.

If you want to work with me -- you can learn more about my brand new Courageously Authentic coaching experience here!

I’m also going to continue to grow and develop my coaching team Inspire Joy with a focus on leadership mentoring and helping women create abundant, authentic, and successful heart-centered businesses using Beachbody as a platform.

The beauty of partnering with Beachbody is that it’s a proven system and framework for success. We can talk all night about warm fuzzy feelings and making dreams come true and get high on inspiration, but there’s a practical component to turning visions into reality - because let’s face it, dreams need money. We all have to pay the bills. We all need financial freedom in order to follow our hearts, pay off debts, and give back to the world in a bigger way.  (You can read more about my intentional decision to quit my non-profit career for network marketing).

Beachbody is also a community, a family, a support system and a safe space to share your journey with other people who get it, because your friends and family probably won’t get it at first, and until you are strong enough to believe in yourself it’s easy to give up when the going gets hard unless you are part of a support system of other growth-minded, ambitious visionaries.

Our team Inspire Joy is a dream incubator.

God has given me this business and this team of women for a reason: to grow and stretch me into a leader and create a movement that's much bigger than myself. This is my ministry right now, and I’m so freaking grateful.

For the first time in my 20's I feel like I've reached the end of my "striving/seeking/wandering" quarter life crisis phase and am finally growing into the BEING phase where I can simply be myself, accept myself, and create a life and business that directly reflects my values, strengths and passions. I've found my tribe, my purpose, but most of all I've been able to let GO of the pressure and anxiety to do more and be more. Because I am enough. And I figured this out just in time, cause I turn 30 next year, EEK! Lol.

If you're currently feeling stuck, alone, afraid, or in a funk, I want you to know that I feel you. I see you. And I know there IS light at the end of the dark confusing maze, if you keep showing up day after day and doing the work to figure out who you want to be.

Put your loyalty in your DREAMS, not your fears, even if no one else seems to understand...they don't have to. You're on this journey for YOU, and everything is happening in the perfect time, so be open to the lessons and stories that are happening in the struggle as you evolve and grow.

When we’re challenging ourselves to grow and evolve, growing pains are part of the process and they’re going to show up as fear, self-doubt, and a little voice in your head telling you that you’re not good enough and doomed for failure. These fears get louder and louder the closer you are to breaking through your own limits, and they’re a sign to KEEP GOING. Breakdowns happen right before the breakthrough - like a thunderstorm that blows over to reveal a gorgeous double rainbow. Let the emotions blow through you and trust that you’ll be ok.

At the end of the day, it’s not about what we achieve or accomplish in life, but rather who we become in the process.

You are becoming someone truly beautiful and powerful beyond measure.

xo Anna

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