Training, Meetings, & Nerves

In Struggles by Tanya0 Comments

If you were to look at my calendar for the past few months, you would see nothing but work.  I’m working at Weight Watchers any chance I get (as my 2nd job) on top of working 40 hours at my “real” job.  I have been working as a receptionist, filling in as a leader when other leaders need a sub, working drop-in hours, acting as location coordinator for one of our centers, and serving on a task force.  Whew!  It’s no wonder I’m tired.  And when I’m not at WW, I am thinking about it or preparing for it or reading an email about it.  It’s consuming me.

With ALL these hours and exposure to all things WW, you would think that I would be totally comfortable in front of a group, but I’m not.  I’m still terrified.  Next week I start my OWN meeting.  Yes, that’s right, a meeting where I am the leader, not just filling in for a week for another leader.  It is very exciting but very scary.

What if people don’t come? What if people don’t participate? What if I freeze in front of the room?  What if people don’t relate to me?  What if they don’t talk and I just keep rambling?  In my training, I was reminded that I am just the facilitator.  It’s my job to get the group to share, not to give a personal lecture each week. Hopefully the nerves will go away after a few weeks…

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