I must start off by saying I thoroughly enjoyed being a Personal Trainer. I met some very inspiring people along my 6+ years of being a Certified Personal Trainer. And I learned so much about myself. I learned a great deal of compassion, understanding and how to make myself more vulnerable to others. Vulnerability is exceptionally hard for me and it is my goal to make myself more open to others and let people in on who I truly am and what I have gone through. I want that freedom that comes along with openness and transparency. The most special part of training people was the emotional connection I built with my clients. I felt truly honored to be assisting others with their journey of self-improvement. Fitness changes everything from one’s health to happiness and I don’t know of any other profession better I could have begun my career journey with. After 6+ years within the fitness industry, I realized the over-all most fulfilling role for me was helping people build lasting confidence and this is where Social Fluency comes into play.
Social Fluency is just what people need in this isolating time of technology obsession. As technology advances, socialization skills fall by the way side. When was the last time you went for coffee to catch up with a friend? I bet you think why bother when you can stalk their Facebook page instead. Don’t get me wrong, I think technology has it’s place but you cannot mistake entertainment for your social outlet. And keep in mind, people portray a false sense of themselves on social networking sites to appear exciting, perfect and happy. Do you see many candid and awkward photos…I think not. Only the pictures where we look our best are allowed to make it on the various narcissistic sites. It truly saddens me to see the state in which the majority live their lives, isolated and disconnected from real social interactions. And are kids are going to be so much worse off if Social Fluency doesn’t step in.
Here is to an exciting new career where I get to help others create the life they want while accomplishing my goals of becoming more vulnerable, getting over public speaking fears and becoming an instructor at Social Fluency :) It’s time to expand my comfort zone baby!