Location: Breckenridge, CO & Kauai, HI
Professional Industry: Health & Wellness
Job Title: Executive Health & Wealth Trainer
WIXII-ISM™ FROM BETHANNY:
“My mindset has changed because now I know that trading your time for money is a way of the past. I believe the profession of network marketing can also be called relationship marketing because that is how I work. I meet people wherever I am in everyday life situations and they may end up becoming my clients or even a business partner! I will never trade my time for money again and will always be grateful for my residual and passive income streams.”
Meet our featured Wixii™, Bethany Crouse. She is late 30s and mother to daughter, Lilah (9yo) and son, Waylan (6yo). She currently is an Executive Health & Wealth Trainer in the Health & Wellness industry. Bethany has created every career she has ever had.
BETHANNY’S CAREER PATH:
I always just wanted to be a mom when I grew up and was never really interested in getting a degree. I went to Penn State, but dropped out before I got my Associate’s degree. I have had several careers, most of which I created on my own. I decided at the age of 25 that I wanted to be a general contractor so I went to the library and rented books and videos and taught myself. After building us our first home I turned it into a career–the next ten years building a dozen spec homes and selling them. Years later, when I was about to have my first baby, I decided to start a dog daycare and kennel since our town didn’t have one and this way I could bring my baby with me to work each day. I also owned and operated a Coffee shop in our local grocery store. Once I realized I was a full-time entrepreneur and a part-time mom, I wanted to make a change, but didn’t know how. I found network marketing and loved the concept but never was passionate about any of the products. My best friend asked me if I wanted to do a 30-day cleanse with her and all I could think of was that I would spend 30 days in the bathroom and I said “No thanks.” Once she explained to me it was a cellular cleanse and gave me the website to look at, I realized it was network marketing. I said to her, I would love to try the products, but I definitely do not want to do this as a business! After 3 years of loving the products and watching all the transformations my friends and family were having using them, I decided to sell my businesses and be a health & wellness coach full time. I could make my own hours and work from home. I always wanted to home school my kids, so it also made this possible! After doing this for the past year we decided we could live wherever we wanted, so we moved to Kauai for 6 months out of the year. Right before arriving, I decided to start an exercise program with my husband. Both of us are CrossFit veterans so we did a play on words and started CrouseFit in the Park. This allows me to meet health conscious individuals who are my favorite people to coach on my Super Food products. It gives our family time to be together every morning, and it has helped us expand our Isagenix business by meeting people from all over the world who are visiting Kauai. I am passionate about health & fitness and love what I do!
BETHANNY’S MINDSET AND WORK-LIFE MIX:
I am definitely an optimist believing that whatever you put out to the universe will come to you. I am always positive in every way possible. I love to be organized and design my life how I want it to be! I believe that everything happens for a reason.
Every weekday morning, my family leaves for the park at 8:30 am where my husband and I coach a group exercise class called CrouseFit while the kids play on the play ground. Then after returning home, I go to my office and am mostly on the phone with clients or business partners while my hubby home schools my kids who are in grades one and four. Once we all finish up our work, we spend the later part of the day either going to the beach, the pool, hiking, snorkeling or just having fun in some way! We are living six months in Kauai now and the other six months in Colorado and enjoying every minute!
How does your current mindset/attitude empower and/or frustrate your ability to thrive in your work-life mix? How has your mindset/attitude toward life changed over time?
My mindset has changed because now I know that trading your time for money is a way of the past. I believe the profession of network marketing can also be called relationship marketing because that is how I work. I meet people wherever I am in everyday life situations, and they may end up becoming my clients or even a business partner! I will never trade my time for money again and will always be grateful for my residual and passive income streams.
What specific actions, choices, steps and/or decisions have you made (or would you like to make) to better manage your work-life mix?
I would not have started so many businesses. It really took up a lot of our time and made it so we couldn’t travel as much as we wanted to.
Please share specific tips for effectively managing your time and schedule.
Working for yourself from home can make it easy to never work. You must be disciplined. The way I stay disciplined is by setting goals and striving to achieve them daily.
Please share your favorite efficiencies and timesavers.
Listen to personal development cd’s while in transit. I also will listen to Podcasts online while traveling. It’s like going to a seminar whenever I travel. Always learning!
What do you currently find most challenging/concerning about your work-life mix? What areas do you most needs support?
I find it most challenging to find business partners that want a life of financial freedom as much as I do. They all say they want it, but are not willing to do the work to achieve it. I have about 20 business partners that are all doing a little bit, but not one that is truly going for what is possible.
What advice would you give an earlier version of yourself?
Enjoy life to the fullest! Don’t work your life away–rather, start network marketing as young as possible. This way, you can design your life from a young age.