Why I strongly dislike reality TV shows. . .
Wow, watching The Biggest Loser Temptation Nation show for the first time and I now remember why I dislike strongly these type of shows. They’re made for extroverts no doubt. I don’t like public shaming, even if it is supposed to be motivating and helpful. I get the whole “if they can do it, so can I!” underlying message but the overly dramatic way everything is shown is just not for me.
I think the primary reason is that when it comes down to it, I’m my own worst enemy and competition. As an introvert I internalize everything. I don’t need a trainer or anyone else to tell me what I’m doing wrong, I know what I’m doing wrong. It’s the opposite side I need help with; giving myself credit, recognizing accomplishments, never quite being good enough. Yes, I’m an overachiever. I want things to be perfect. I want to go above and beyond so when it doesn’t go that way I’m my own worst critic. And when things aren’t perfect, the last thing I would want is a TV camera on me documenting my failures. . . or successes for that matter. I just have no desire to be in the public eye that way.
So why this blog and this site? B/c I know there are tons of other folks like me, wanting to get started but not sure where to start. And to assure you, that you don’t need become a public figure to learn to invest. You just need to start slow and steady; just like exercise. 🙂