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Finding Time....

Stephanie S

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May 13, 2005
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I am not sure how many of you are in the same position I am, and I am looking for some ideas. I work full-time at a job that I love. It is challenging, rewarding, etc. It is Monday - Friday, typically 9-5 (depending on workload the hours can be longer), and there is some travel involved (once every few months).

Outside of work I like to workout, spend time with my friends, and have quality time with my boyfriend.

I am selling Pampered Chef on top of all of this. I feel at times that I do not have the time to Host Coach, and make Follow-up Calls. I know that these two tasks are vital keys to success.... I just don't want to feel that all of my time is taken up working on Pampered Chef.....

Any ideas to make it all work?
 

DebbieSM

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I would just schedule a time every night that you will do PC stuff. I make any calls I have to make at 7:00 because that works best for me and I think alot of people are home at that time. I certainly know how you feel. I too have a full time job Monday-Friday. I have 2 children and a husband. I have to make dinner every night and then take my daughter to cheerleading practice (she is only 6 so I stay with her during practice). Then when I come home, I make any calls I have to make. Then I get my 2 children ready for bed. I have a daily routine and I believe you can make anything work if you set your mind to it. :)
 

ShanaSmith

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I would agree. I have set aside from 8 to 9 Sun-Thur to make calls. If you touch your business everyday, it really shouldn't be overwelming. And you need to decided what works best for you, given the time you have. I don't have time to do the MAC calls most of the time.. and I just have to live with it. That is the beauty of the business, you can do it your way.
 

pampered1224

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I learned this at conference

During a class at conference in 2004, I learned that people with full time jobs should really pick one night a week, rather than doing a little here or a little there all over the week.
Reason being, if you scatter it all over the week in tiny doses, you tend not to focus at the tasks at hand. I found that if I ALWAYS set Sunday evening aside to do my Pampered Chef calls, packets and what not, it gets done.
I too did find that doing a little here and a little there got me just there. A little done. And I always forgot to do something. I make a task list and start, for me, at 6 p.m. This works for me and I go until 10 p.m. Of course the calls come first so I can catch Desperate Housewives of course, but also so I can go back to them before 8 p.m. if I want to try them again. Still gives me time for the stickers on catalogs, stamping the new order forms, etc. You know, the mindless stuff that we all have to do.
I also found that a laptop makes a great tool as I can park it on the kitchen table and work there with the TV on. My mom used to yell at me for doing homework in front of the tube, well, somethings never change!
 

BethCooks4U

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pampered1224 said:
During a class at conference in 2004, I learned that people with full time jobs should really pick one night a week, rather than doing a little here or a little there all over the week.
Reason being, if you scatter it all over the week in tiny doses, you tend not to focus at the tasks at hand. I found that if I ALWAYS set Sunday evening aside to do my Pampered Chef calls, packets and what not, it gets done.
I too did find that doing a little here and a little there got me just there. A little done. And I always forgot to do something. I make a task list and start, for me, at 6 p.m. This works for me and I go until 10 p.m. Of course the calls come first so I can catch Desperate Housewives of course, but also so I can go back to them before 8 p.m. if I want to try them again. Still gives me time for the stickers on catalogs, stamping the new order forms, etc. You know, the mindless stuff that we all have to do.
I also found that a laptop makes a great tool as I can park it on the kitchen table and work there with the TV on. My mom used to yell at me for doing homework in front of the tube, well, somethings never change!
This is good advice even for those who DON'T have full time jobs. Sometimes we seem ALWAYS to be doing PC so if we make a few large blocks instead of a bunch of small blocks of time we would actually get MORE done! ;)
 
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