- Feb 14, 2006
I am new and of course, really excited about the business. Of course I realize not everyone shares my enthusiasm, but I've noticed lately (and maybe its just me) that whenever I talk to my family, its like as soon as I say anything (no matter how small) about PC, I hear this sigh and then not long after, they have to go. Right now for instance, my mom is doing a catalog show and I talk to her fairly often (not everyday by any means, but a least once or twice a week) and I usually ask her how things are going and if she has any questions and that's about it. Well, I keep getting a weird feeling from her like she is just sick of hearing about PC and she gives me the minimal answer and has made it really clear that she is just doing the catalog show to help me get my business started and that's it. She's not particularly interested in the products (no matter how great I talk them up) and she ended up starting the show way before we had agreed to start it. I tried telling her that we need to keep it in a specific time frame so people get their orders in a timely fashion, and I'm trying to be creative when I call her (saying I'm 'practicing' my host coaching calls on her) but I can't help noticing the total dis-intrest in her voice. I don't know what I'm doing wrong! I don't want to burn her out and I know she has other things on her plate right now, but she volunteered to do the show for me and now she wont listen to what I'm telling her. I also have a friend that showed a lot of intrest in the business when I called her about a week ago and I sent her a packet of info and have been trying to follow-up and not pressure her, but I don't want to totally stop doing any kind of follow up in case she eventually does want to do it. I'm still getting similar responses from her. I consider myself a pretty down to earth person and don't believe in pressuring anyone, but I really need to know what I'm doing wrong! Neither of them (my mom or my friend) have any major life events going on right now, which is why I think its me. Any ideas??