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Pampered Chef: Ah ha.....

  1. erinyourpclady

    erinyourpclady Veteran Member Gold Member

    I have been with PC for almost 6 1/2 years. I love what I do though I don't always love what I need to do to make me successful. Tonight was the second show out of three in a 6 day period and a huge realization of how far I have come...

    I am no longer nervous talking about my love of PC and our products. I believe in us enough that nerves never play a part.

    I don't love playing games of any sort or being a one woman show. I love having my "friends" interact and have a great time.

    I don't love calling maybe's......Yes's yes but maybe's no! I don't even like the word maybe...seriously it is so wishy washy!

    I LOVE how it takes me literally 10 minutes to pack for a show. I used to have doubles of everything and I took it ALL. Now if I don't need it or it doesn't fit in the bag...it doesn't go. It used to take me ALL day to get ready for a show!

    I love taking my laptop to shows...it makes my life so much easier. Now if I could figure out how to make the company offer both 2 and 3 copy order forms I would be set!

    I love how PC has changed with me over the years and has never let me down (well except for the whole erin is my name and I can't use it in my web address fiasco). I wanted it all at one time and it was there for me. Now I want less and it is still there for me. I moved. PC moved. I moved again and PC moved again. I have built a customer base that now thanks to my Marine Corps, Army, Navy and Air Force families encompasses the world.

    Honestly....there is only one thing I would change about my history with The Pampered Chef.

    I would have listened to my mother in 1995 instead of waiting until 2003........
  2. Crystal Patton

    Crystal Patton Advanced Member

    Thanks for sharing!!

    Don't you just hate when your mother is right, wait for me thats ALL the time! LOL
  3. Jolie_Paradoxe

    Jolie_Paradoxe Senior Member Gold Member

    That's so encouraging! Thanks Erin....you should submit it for the good news emails.
  4. legacypc46

    legacypc46 Senior Member Gold Member

    Thank you for sharing such a wonderful post (and sending it to HO is a GREAT idea).
    May 28, 2009
  5. c00p

    c00p Veteran Member Gold Member

    It's cool to look back and reflect over our "life" with PC isn't it?? How very neat that this business has worked with and for you. This should be your "story" that you share at your shows.
    May 28, 2009
  6. Flamingo

    Flamingo Advanced Member Gold Member

    What a great story!!!
    May 28, 2009
  7. ChefBeckyD

    ChefBeckyD Legend Member Gold Member


    That was really fun to read! Especially thinking back to last year, when you said that you thought you were done with PC! It's so great to read how PC has been what you needed it to be throughout the years.

    And I had to chuckle about your whole website fiasco. That is still one of the craziest things I've ever heard!
    May 28, 2009
  8. babywings76

    babywings76 Legend Member Gold Member

    I'd love to hear the story behind the website name. :)
    May 28, 2009
  9. quiverfull7

    quiverfull7 Legacy Member Gold Member

    You go Erin! Thanks for sharing!
    May 28, 2009
  10. I can relate to the overpacking, taking all day to prep for a show! It's so great to see how you've melded the job with your life in a perfect fit!
  11. erinyourpclady

    erinyourpclady Veteran Member Gold Member

    Last year I had decided that my time with PC was over. I canceled my website that I have had since they were first available. At the time I created my website our the company had a different tag line. I literally chnged my mind about quitting with in two weeks but when I went to set my web site up again....it wouldn't let me. Turns out that erinyourpclady has part of the tag line in it and any part of the tag line is expressly forbidden in website addresses. I argued up and down but wound up having to put an s inbetween erin and you to be able to use any part of my original website address.
    If only I had a different name it would have never been an issue!!LOL!!
  12. erinyourpclady

    erinyourpclady Veteran Member Gold Member

    I know.....and everytime I think I am done again...I start booking shows! SOOOO I am permanently quitting! LOL!! I booked one last night and one this morning walking into school!

    The irony kills me......
  13. Crystal Patton

    Crystal Patton Advanced Member

    Well if that's how it works - I quit! LOL (not the PWS thing, the then you get bookings thing ... oh nevermind)
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