I have had a pretty crappy last couple of months---started in my Super Starter Month in May, reached my SS1 goal, missed my SS2 goal by $23 because I read the wrong dollar amount, and had NO shows and of coursed missed out on SS3. In addition, coming out of July I had no shows booked for August. Needless to say I was feeling pretty bad for myself and was wondering if I had made the right decision with joining PC. Continued going to sales meetings and hearing everyone else talk about National Conference and I couldn't go. Picked up the phone last night with one last chance of getting someone on the books for August so I don't go inactive (doing a catalog show of my own just to try and get by) and my luck turned around. My first phone call was to a lady I met at a home show extravaganza I put on about 2 months ago. She booked a party in September and is SIGNING to be a consultant. My first one since I started. After more discussion, she wants that roasting pan so is holding her show in August, YEAH!, and signing then too. Made another phone call and booked another show then another. This stoneware special is a seller let me tell you. I now have 5 shows in September already booked! I just needed to share because I am beginning to understand more and more the importance of picking up the phone and not giving up. I am going to keep up with customer care calls now and make sure that I offer EVERYONE the business opportunity. I also learned a valuable lesson that with this job there are going to be ups and there are going to be downs but keep working. Things can turn around in a heartbeat. Have a good week everyone and happy selling!