7/25/12

Weighty Wednesday -- 'tude is everything

Attitude, that is.

No, I'm not talking about the chicken-necking-in-yore-face-I'm-a-hot-mama-so-I can-wear-clothes-that-are-a-size-six-on-a-3X body kinda crap. Usually, those people are so insecure, they have to be in your face to feel good about themselve. They are bullies. Period.

I'm talking about a quiet confidence, of wearing an aura about you of "I got this". This type of attitude makes you stand tall, chin up with your shoulders back. You walk with determination and strength.

This is the type of attitude that makes people take notice.

Oh, they take notice of you with the other 'tude, but not in the right way.

When you approach anything in life do it with passion and attitude. Confidence will create a positive aura around you, which in turn, will make others feel confident in YOU.

This works for so many aspects of your life, not just your weight loss journey.

If you must have a hospital procedure, visualize the positive outcome.

Numerous competitors use this technique of visualizing a positive outcome in their events, from riding a hunter course to running a race to whatever.

Use this in a job interview. The more confident you are about your abilities and passion, the more confident the interviewer is of YOU.

Speaking of which, I was offered a job to be a Weight Watcher leader. YAY!!

I notice that Weight Watchers was recruiting, so on a whim, I filled out an online job application. A few days later, they sent me a Gallup poll survey. I was honest, which made me think that I screwed up my chances from the get-go. No, I do not want to work with my best friend.

Imagine my surprise when I received an email to set up a phone interview with the regional director in Iowa. Then I was asked to do an in-person interview with the local WW director.

I guess it went well, since she offered me a job!

Again, I went into the interview with passion for the company--I really, really like what WW did for me and my ability to influence those around me to get serious about their health. I was honest about my pros, but also my cons, or what I envision as being my problem areas. Sometimes I worry that I might not be empathetic enough, but she assured me that some people would need my 'tough love' style of leadership.  

So being honest with yourself is a large portion of this weight loss journey, but when you couple honesty with confidence, then you have a WIN-WIN situation.

I know you can do it, but do you?

Later, Peeps!

3 comments:

Cynthia D'Alba said...

I agree. For MOST people, if you believe you can do it, you can.

I lack that belief that I can lose weight! :)

Marilyn said...

Congrats on the job. You're going to have such an impact on people's lives. When do you start?

Jody Werner said...

You've always really believed in the program and been a champion for those on their weight loss journeys - I should think you'll be an excellent mentor.

As for answering job interview questions honestly? You HAVE to , or it will just come back and bite you in the butt later! I'd rather be honest and not get the job.