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Day 749- Scared to be a Bad SparkTeam Leader


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Friday, December 20, 2013

A few months ago, I was approached about becoming a leader for a new members group on SparkPeople. You know, the one you join automatically that is for the week you sign up?

Well I was assigned the week of December 22-28. I thought at first this would be great because I'm off work and would be free to get online a ton. But now I realize I'll be traveling to visit family and trying not be anti-social by being on the computer the whole time.

But I realize that the commitment is really to be welcoming, and try to answer questions about the site and just help new members get Sparked.

And if I know anything it's that I love spreading my Spark. So I'm hoping that I'll have a bit of time each day to get on and say hello to new members, and keep in contact with them during the upcoming months. I just want people to realize that success is so possible on this site. I didn't believe in myself until I found the support of others here on Spark, and that might be just what my team members need too.

So I'm hoping that I can be the Team Leader they deserve.
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JRRING 1/11/2014 5:32PM

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GREGGWEISBROD 1/6/2014 1:29PM

    Good luck, that's a real honor to be able to lead those new people, and they're so lucky to have you to cheer them on. I barely connected with my original class, but lately I've been messaging people who are new with encouraging thoughts to help them get connected right away. I think our greatest value at being successful in this new lifestyle, is sharing it with those who are in the same place we started. I'm proud of you. :-) Always.

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SGCSVCEEC 1/6/2014 8:43AM

    I hope that both the group and the holidays went well!

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EFFRAYECHILDE 12/29/2013 12:47PM

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1DRWOMAN 12/26/2013 5:47PM

    I was and felt the same!!! LOL But thats why they assign a couple!! :) Don't sweat it. I just tried to check in once a day or every other day :) I know what you mean though...and almost 12,000 people is a wee bit of pressure! HA HA - You'll be fine! :) Have a great holiday!

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JENRAQTAY87 12/26/2013 2:19PM

    So how is it going?

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KKLENNERT809 12/25/2013 12:24AM

    I have no doubt that you will be very successful at accomplishing this. emoticon

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SUSIEMT 12/24/2013 4:22PM

    You will do just fine! Good luck and just be yourself!


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HEALTHY-CHOICES 12/23/2013 8:02PM

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MRSRIGS1 12/23/2013 12:09PM

    emoticon You WILL inspire others!!!

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JRRING 12/23/2013 10:28AM

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SHANNONY84 12/23/2013 9:52AM

    Give it a try and what is the worst that could happen? You inspire me and many others... Keep with it!

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LIVELYLULU37 12/22/2013 9:24PM

    You will do great!!!! Good Luck!!!! emoticon

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KARENJOJO 12/22/2013 8:48PM

    Just be you and you'll do fine. I enjoy reading your blogs; you're such an inspiration!

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TURTLELADY56 12/22/2013 7:16PM

  you will be great!

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PLIDC1 12/22/2013 6:36PM

    sure you can! I am so proud of you already!

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JOANNHUNT 12/22/2013 5:48PM

    YOU WILL DO MARVELOUS AS YOU DO. HANG IN THERE THINK POSITIVE AND YOU WILL BE GREAT. OH YA!

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BARBANNA 12/22/2013 4:21PM

    Thanks for the committment and have a great Christmas! emoticon emoticon

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GEORGE815 12/22/2013 3:13PM

    Good luck on your new opportunity!

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LAVENDERGIRLL 12/22/2013 2:36PM

    I find you to be an inspiration for me. emoticon

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ROUNDTOWNMOM 12/22/2013 8:56AM

    Your week starts today, and I'm quite sure you'll do just fine! You are "real" and your posts on the thread will reflect that. ENJOY this chance to shine for "newbies" the way someone did for you! emoticon

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THEIS58 12/22/2013 8:02AM

    Sounds like a good plan!

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TORTISE110 12/22/2013 6:49AM

    You will be fine, indeed. And show that to lead you don't have to be perfect (-: as in, there all the time! Good luck and enjoy.

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SLLYONS51 12/22/2013 4:51AM

  emoticon you will be a great leader!!! emoticon

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JIBBIE49 12/22/2013 2:27AM

    Hugs

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ROXYCARIN 12/22/2013 1:53AM

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AZAOZA2 12/22/2013 1:47AM

    emoticon Believe that you can do it and you will do it emoticon

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MARYJEANSL 12/21/2013 11:00PM

  Sounds like the job is a great fit for you.

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EMMACORY 12/21/2013 10:06PM

    Believe...achieve! emoticon

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PATRICIAANN46 12/21/2013 6:29PM

  I am absolutely sure that you will be an emoticon leader.

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MAW_OH 12/21/2013 4:54PM

    Sounds like you're doing a great job!

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NEWTINK 12/21/2013 3:48PM

    Life happens so don't worry you will do great !!!!! emoticon

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DIANNEMT 12/21/2013 3:19PM

    You'll do fine!! Worst case--get a friend or two to also be checking in as assistant leaders!

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JSEATTLE 12/21/2013 3:17PM

  Small steps each day. A bright word, which you always seem to have, will be motivation enough. Tell people about your holidays, short and sweet!

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LOVINGLIFE43 12/21/2013 3:13PM

    You will do a wonderful job. You're so motivated

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NONNAOF2 12/21/2013 2:48PM

  You have the right attitude to do a great job! :-)

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WINDSWEPTACRES 12/21/2013 1:35PM

    Your personal progress is so inspiring that I'm sure you'll be a great team leader. Mostly you will need to greet them and direct them toward the tools and teams that are available to them. Encourage them to set up a SparkPage so others can get to know them.

If they mention specific problems -- emotional eating, limited mobility, sleep difficulties or whatever -- try to steer them toward teams that deal with their issues, where people are most likely to have experience and answers for them. One of the great things about SparkPeople is that we don't have to do this alone.

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CICELY360 12/21/2013 12:56PM

  Good job.

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WATERDIAMONDS 12/21/2013 11:57AM

    How about just a quick note to let the team know exactly what you've said here? That you are with them 100% in your heart even if you can't be with them 100% in "virtual" person?

They are busy with Christmas too, and they will understand. Besides, once they get to know you, they're gonna LOVE having you as their leader!!!

You are the inspiration you are, no matter how long you can be on line during this one week.



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LISA_FRAME 12/21/2013 11:34AM

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MIMIDOT 12/21/2013 11:28AM

    I'm sure you will be a great leader. You are a warm and wonderful sparker. Good luck to you.

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RAINBOWMF 12/21/2013 11:15AM

    Do the best you can Everyone will be busy, a few might come to check in.



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LIVELYGIRL2 12/21/2013 11:08AM

  It's a rather busy time... but a super opportunity. Maybe that swweitie of yours will help.

Last night I watched, " Its A wonderful Life", that Christmas movie, that had Jummie Stewart. It was my moms era, but it is heartwarming to see how one life changed to many others. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CHERYLHURT 12/21/2013 10:23AM

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LCRUMLEY81 12/21/2013 10:21AM

  You'll do great

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