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Pampered Chef: Balancing a Job and PC

  1. acherry

    acherry Member Gold Member

    Hi All,
    Okay, I need some help...
    I have been for the past year balancing a 24hr/7day a week job (I'm in maritime shipping in regards to daily operations of vessels), so I work with during the week from 7:30 - 7:30 and I'm on call all the time..
    I've been steadily doing about 2-3 PC shows a month and recently, just started my own company with web designing..(hours vary on my time and projects deadline).
    Here's the plan:
    I'm doing PC (I love PC) but doing it to have an income and work from home when I have children (currently we are working on that, no luck so far...), and I started the web design company (also love to do) to also work from home and get some extra income when we have children..
    The problem is: I still have the job in maritime, which I went to school for and worked hard to have literally climbed the ladder.
    I haven't built my team up yet, although I'm working on it, so the "income" isn't there yet (although its been quite nice these last few months) and I'm still slowly building customers for the web design/destop publishing company, so the income isn't there yet either...
    Okay so I babble, the real question is I need my 24hr/7day job at the moment to make income and build my two home business...my real issue is balancing all 3 without effecting the others and affecting me (to where I get burned out). I used to be organized, but I have 8 shows in Oct., and feel like my hosting skills are nil...either that or I overbooked myself as my norm is usually 2-3...so I need some major organizational ideas!!!
    Currently, I know there are things to do..but I feel so wiped out, that I can't seem to get to it...so I really need a good system to balance all this stuff.
    How do ya'll balance a 9-5 job and PC? How do ya'll balance kids, 9-5 job, and PC? All ideas are welcome...please share!!!
    Thanks for letting share this problem with ya'll...I've been "out of the loop" lately, and have just had some time to get back into it and check all the msgs...great neat ideas guys..thanks!!
    Sep 23, 2005
  2. chefbilyeu

    chefbilyeu Member

    I know that there is a tape that you can order from TPC on your supply order from that's called "Balance TPC and Another Job" (AV28) for $2.00. Maybe it will have some tips for you!

    Just a thought!
    Sep 23, 2005
  3. acherry

    acherry Member Gold Member

    Thanks so much! I actually listened to the cd..and to be honest..it wasn't very helpful. It was a great CD though, and had fantastic tips, but it really didn't mention too much about balancing the job and PC...at least I didn't think so...I'll listen to it again and see if I missed something!
    Thanks again!
    Sep 23, 2005
  4. chefloriray

    chefloriray Guest

    Mostly what I have read in here and have tried at times on my own is to set aside 1 hr every day to just do PC stuff. ex: put folders together, stamp catalogs, make phone calls. You would be suprised at all you would accomplish in 1 hr. I have been in PC for 8 yrs now. At one time I worked at a school full time, was getting my Master's at night (driving an hour to and from classes) and selling PC. If you set your mind to it...you can do it! You dont have to have that many shows in a month to succeed...you are in this for yourself...do what you can. Set down with your Planner and highlite the dates that you can do show. Then when it comes time to set dates let them know what dates you have open. If you can only do three shows a month because of your work load then tell them that. If you feel like you neglect your hosts because you scheduled 8 shows in a month, cut it back down to 2-3. You are your own boss, do what you think is most comfortable to you without getting burned out. Good Luck!
    Sep 23, 2005
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