I absolutely need the accountability of the meetings. However, I live in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex, so I have the leisure to go to tons of different meetings. I have been to plenty where I couldn't relate to the other people (my sister and I go together most of the time, so we have to bounce around to fit her schedule). I learned I don’t care for the meetings during the workday, as they seemed to be stay-at-home moms, and I just can’t relate to their issues. Weekend meetings are larger, and I’m very shy, I prefer a small group. One location seemed to be mostly seniors, another demographic I can’t relate to. It was interesting to attend so many different leaders meetings and see how they ran meetings differently, what I liked and what I didn’t like (I know it’s cute, but I don’t want to dance to celebrate my losses…(
I think you have to find a meeting that fits you, and if you don't like the one in your area, see if you can find another, or try another time (if they have others, we are lucky here that there are so many). I have found that the demographic from one city to another, from one time to another, and from one leader to another are different!
I think it can work on-line, but you have to make it work, you have to reach out for support and be accountable.
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