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Janet Metzger – Trust Your Gut to Find the Right Coach
27th May 2021 • My Worst Investment Ever Podcast • Andrew Stotz
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BIO: Janet Metzger is an experienced Network Marketing Coach and Consultant with a demonstrated history of achieving results.

STORY: Janet found herself jobless after her position was made redundant. She was 59 years without any idea of what to do next. She hired a coach who misguided her from doing what she loved most. Instead, she invested in a franchise that she ran for two years and hated every bit of it.

LEARNING: Get the right mentor or coach, and don’t let anything bring down your confidence.


“You can do anything that you decide to do. But you have to get the right mentor or coach.”

Janet Metzger


Guest profile

Janet Metzger is an experienced Network Marketing Coach and Consultant with a demonstrated history of achieving results. She has been a leader in various organizations and has led sales teams that produced $60M in annual revenue and large teams of over 10,000 members. Her experience varies from start-up businesses to Fortune 100 Companies. And her first love remains Network Marketing, and she’s proud to be a part of this great industry.

Worst investment ever

Janet worked for a Fortune 100 company for 17 years. Then she went to another humongous company in network marketing and direct sales, where she worked for 18 years. Janet loved it here, but she needed a change, and so she quit.

Forging a new path

Janet tried a couple of different things, including running multi-million-dollar businesses, but nothing ever felt good. All of a sudden, she was now the person working two years here, two years there. In one of her jobs, her role was made redundant, and she found herself jobless at 59 years of age.

Janet did not know what she was going to do next. All she knew was that she wasn’t ready to retire. Fortunately, she had some money in the bank, but she was crazy bored.

Following her passion

Janet’s passion was helping people achieve their goals and dreams. She decided to hire a coach and paid her a substantial amount of money. Janet told the coach what she wanted to do, but the coach was just a dream stealer who convinced her otherwise.

The coach convinced Janet that she wouldn’t be able to do what she wanted. Instead, she advised her to invest over $50,000 into a franchise. After two years of running the franchise, she still wasn’t happy.

Losing her confidence

Janet lost all the confidence she had developed over the years working for great companies and from having great mentors. She went from being full of self-esteem to having none. These were the worst two years of her life.

Janet regretted getting that particular coach because she got nothing out of her. The two years she invested in her became her worst investment ever.

Lessons learned

Get the right mentor or coach

You know what you’re good at. Now, all you have to do is follow your goals and do anything you decide upon. But you need to have the RIGHT mentor or coach to guide you to your goals.

Andrew’s takeaways

Don’t let anything bring down your confidence

A lot could bring down your confidence as an entrepreneur, from not hitting your goals to your products not selling. All this can wear you down. But always remember that to be successful, the people who work with you need confidence in you. So don’t lose your confidence; otherwise, people will bail on you.

There is a difference between intuition and emotion

Always choose intuition over emotion. To do that, you must know the difference between the two. Intuition is a moment of clarity. So always pay attention to your intuition.

Actionable advice

Have a goal that you want so bad that you can taste it. You may not know how to do it, but just have that goal in front of you. Secondly, when selecting a coach or a program, this is the one time to slow down so that you can speed up.

No. 1 goal for the next 12 months

Janet’s number one goal for the next 12 months is to serve 1,000 people with her online subscription program focusing on the 13 skills that network marketers should have.

Parting words


“As long as you learn a lesson from your mistake, you’re okay.”

Janet Metzger




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