Hi everyone! I've been with Pampered Chef about three months now and am doing pretty well but I think I need to work on my expectations or get some new motivation or something. The past two months I've done about $1500 in sales, but I'd like to do $2000. I had huge hopes on this fundraiser I did this past weekend to get tons of bookings and got none. All of my follow up calls go to voicemail (which I understand because I didn't used to answer the phone when I don't know the number before I started doing this either). I was hoping for $1000+ in sales since supposedly 100 people were going to be there, but only have about $450 as of now and about 40 people showed up. To be fair, it was an open hosue with three other vendors so people were splitting their money up. Now I have an open house next week and have invited alnost 200 people. I haven't passed out invitations to my neighbors (probably about 30 condos, only a couple of which I have any kind of acquaintance beyond knowing faces) yet but so far through e-vites and facebook invitations have 40 no's, 8 maybes and 1 yes (my cousin). What should I expect for this type of thing? Those of you who have done them before, will I be surprised by the numbers that show up without RSVPs or just be hanging out alone drinking sangria for two hours. I will send out reminders and make a couple calls but I can barely keep up with my CCC's! I don't want to sound like i'm whining, I think I just need a kick in the pants! I have a handful of people interested in having shows, just no firm dates set and start out great with my 3 contacts a day on Monday and Tuesday but it all falls apart by Thursday. I have two shows on the books for September and two shifts and booths scheduled. I really want to make this work. My husband was laid off in October and his phone isn't ringing and I have twins at home and don't want to get an outside job! I should probably add that half my problem is that my first four parties were amazing and its sort of leveled off since then, so should I expect the $500-$800 parties that those were or the $400 and weeks apart parties I've had since? So am I doing good for a newbie or should I be disappointed? Because I feel disappointed and discouraged but maybe I've expected too much too soon...And if you're still reading my ramblings by now, you guys rock!