Sunday, January 31, 2010

I'm contemplating, thinking about thinking...

Hello, blogosphere! I have a little plan brewing I might share with you. I'm guessing you all know by now that my job is slowly driving me around the bend and I really only do it cos it pays well, right? Well, the other day I had to go to a Nutrimetics party for a friend of mine and it got me thinking. It can be really hard to completely switch careers at my age, especially as I'm single and I really "can't" give up my job because there's no way I can afford to without doing the absolutely unthinkable and moving in with my parents - NOOOOO! However, what's good about my job is that it's very flexible and sometimes they don't give me nearly enough work and I find I have a lot of spare time on my hands. What better way to see how I'd go with something like sales than to actually try selling something via party plan? Hell, it can't hurt. And if it's something I like, even if I fall in a heap and fail miserably at least I'd have products I could keep. So I've been thinking about what I'd like to try selling. Skincare/cosmetics is really out because I have worked from home for too long and I'm sure my own make-up application techniques leave something to be desired, plus I guess I don't "look" right to do it (not being negative, just realistic). Obviously Amway/pyramid selling is out of the question cos it's anathema to me personally. I thought about Enyo cos everyone needs to clean and they do make some great, enviro-friendly stuff. But the thing that appeals most to me is linen. We all need it and I personally have a bit of a thing for nice linen. You don't have to look a certain way to sell it or be an impeccably made-up fashionista. And the company I'm thinking of going with, they do have some beautiful stuff that I'd be more than happy to promote. I reckon I could do it. It might be just what I need to add some much-needed extra structure to my weeks and I think the social contact would be very, very helpful for me.

You might ask, why am I looking for a second job rather than putting all my effort into weight loss? Well, when I was seeing my psychologist last year before I moved, she felt very strongly that the reason I keep binge-eating is because my job was making me miserable, I didn't really see any way out of it, I felt trapped, and eating crap makes me feel a bit better. I know it's a bit pathetic, but that's honestly the truth - my bad weeks at work are really bad binge-eating triggers for me. This would be a way of bringing my life back into a better social balance, to which end I'm going along to a choir tomorrow night, something I also love to do and haven't done regularly for ages. It will all help Project Deb.

So the thought of this scares me half to death, but what does CH always say? We need to be prepared to get uncomfortable. And boy, will this ever make me uncomfortable! But I sort of have a good feeling about it too. :)

Till next time, ciao!!!

10 comments:

  1. Hey, you can totally do it. I have faith in you. It's amazing how good doing a few things out of our comfort zone makes us feel!!

    I'll be your cheer squad ;)

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  2. Hey, thanks! I appreciate the good vibes! :)

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  3. I say give it a go Deb - you've got nothing to lose and linen sounds like a great way to go. Who knows it could take over from your other job and at least it gets you out from behind the computer and seeing people.

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  4. I think you should give a go at the very least it will get you at the house and talking to humans again. And the bonus any money you make at of it you claim it as a hobby.

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  5. Deb, linen party, my house, asap. x Nadine

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  6. Pash Parties Deb? At least you know you'd have plenty of parties with us gals ;-)

    But on a serious note, I think go for it. It will do you good!

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  7. Nads, if you are volunteering, I may well have to take you up on it. :)

    Lauren, I couldn't even share a naughty story at that Pash Party - can you REALLY see me selling that stuff without wanting to dive under people's couches in shame? hahaha

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  8. Go for IT! You have the flecibility and you can really do well from party Plan. Best of Luck!

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  9. Go for it; you'd be great.
    One thing I want to say is don't say you're too old to change careers. I used to think the same as you until an NLP Practitioner helped me see otherwise. I'm the same age as you and work in a well paid job in IT but I hate it. I felt trapped because being a single parent I had to support my son and me somehow. But now I've found what I want to do and doing a course part-time. Yes, it all costs money but don't give up on changing jobs. Dream big and think about what you really want to do. The extra money from party plan may help to go towards a course. Who knows?

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