(I'm taking a deep breath before I post this one......)
Last month I applied for a program on a whim....well, more accurately I thought about applying and didn't until a friend nudged me a bit. After all (at least in my estimation) this was the sort of thing into which other people (i.e. better athletes) got accepted. However, this was different as last Monday I got an email saying that....well, saying this:
Congratulations! We’re pleased to announce that you have been selected to become a CLIF Ambassador! Your individual athletic interests were a perfect match for the sponsors’ goal of building a dedicated team of trainers, instructors and coaches who are committed to training others and promoting a healthy lifestyle.
I applied as a trainer/coach who soon begin working with an after school group (which I did list in my application), although since Clif's target is adults I may do more of my fulfillment of the terms of my program with athletes in training and racing environments as a fellow athlete. The products that I will be dealing with are Clif Bar and Builder Bar, which happen to be my favorite Clif products.
Tomorrow is my "webinar" where I will get additional information beyond what I have already gotten online and through email. I am both a bit excited and apprehensive about this--but where would I be if I never tried anything new?
Actually, I think I know the answer to that, I would likely be a nice guy weighing over 300 lbs who was wondering what to do about his health rather than being someone who had gotten his act together and had a company ask him to promote their product.
Wow! This is definitely new territory for me.