Would you sign up to be a Spark leader?
When first asked if I would consider being a team leader, I hesitated in replying. I wondered if the request email went to the whole team. I thought I’d wait to see if someone else might step up and say, “Yes.” It didn’t happen. Then, after a tentative email, I said, “Yes.” It would be a shared job, so maybe it wouldn’t be so bad.
2. Time Commitment
2. Time Commitment
5. Personal Growth
The CONS are actually the PROS! Just as the 8-week Challenges committed me to daily log-ins and participation, so does a leadership role. The SP Business Community gives support and encouragement to the new kid, and the long timers as well. There is even a mini course to walk you through the process. Easy as pie!
I had already signed up for the SparkPeople Team Community Membership Commitment, with five goals per week, so this next step was just an extension of that.
So again, why are the CONS also the PROS? As this was the year of MY complete transformation and success, the daily expectation to log in, spin the wheel, track food and exercise, join challenges, share thoughts and resources is EXACTLY why I was successful. Duh! This expectation to SHOW UP, everyday, is necessary for my continued success.
And with that, I actually asked to be a leader on a second team. The membership isn’t huge, but I want to keep it going. I’m enjoying sending goodies on behalf of the team, reaching out to welcome new members, congratulating successes, and nudging those who are losing steam. Right now, I’m full of enthusiasm, so I’m going to run with it!
I didn’t have to pay for a weight loss program - I just had to commit to myself and the SparkPeople app/website. By being a leader, I am giving back, with gratitude. Just like being the teacher that I was, if I can improve the life of even one, it will have been worth it. I’m paying it forward!