Happy Hump Day! I’m writing this on a Wednesday, so it’s applicable. If you’re reading this on a different day, well, happy Different Day!
Recently, and I do mean recently (not even 5 days ago), I made the decision to join another Direct Sales company. Trust me, just saying this aloud is causing a whole bunch of anxiety.
I know how it looks, especially after I wrote my last post on the stresses of inviting people to parties. It’s funny because I feel like I’m being judged and I have to write a whole explanation on why I made this decision.
Except, I’m not going to for two reasons.
One, I wrote a newsletter about this, so people who have subscribed to my blog and newsletter already read the full account.
I don’t want to duplicate stories or information, so for their sake, I’m going to skip out on this “Joining of Pampered Chef” story – I do have my reasons, and I do feel justified, as scared as I am about the whole process.
My second reason for not wanting to explain my reasons, is because I shouldn’t have to.
Let me explain what I mean.
The Fear of Being Judged
My brand of social anxiety comes with a whole set of paranoia symptoms. I am constantly wondering what other people think, and I imagine them all sitting around laughing at my expense.
I expect that they’re making fun of me, what I wear, how I speak, how I act, what I eat, my interests, and most importantly my failures.
People who know me, personally and/or virtually, are reading this now thinking, “What a failure. She’s trying that again? She failed the last time, why would she try again? She’s stupid.”
Pause. Breathe. I’m getting myself all worked up here.
I know none of this is true. People don’t sit around chatting about me, and if they do, well, I feel sorry that they don’t have better stories to tell.
Here’s the thing… I have to actively tell myself that people aren’t talking about me.
- People aren’t judging me.
- People aren’t laughing at my trials and errors.
- People aren’t expecting me to fail.
If anything, in the past few days, I have learned that I have a lot of support. Coming at me from places I hadn’t expected, as well as the tried and true supporters like my mom and husband…
I have old friends and new friends wishing me luck.
At least 5 people reached out to me to say, “You got this!” on Monday when I was on my way to an event.
I am blown away with the amount of people who care. It’s wonderful! Thank you.
Please know, I mean this from the bottom of my heart. Thank you. It’s people like you who help make a difference.
I want you to know that.
This Will All Be Good
So yes, I joined Pampered Chef, and if you’d like to hear my reasons why, please email me. I’d be happy to share.
If you’d like to know a little bit more about the company and the products, please see my Facebook page.
Although, I will add a side note here, I’ve only just created that, it currently doesn’t have much on it, but I do plan to work on it.
For the record, I do NOT plan to use my Mental Health website to sell any products other than mental health products.
So please don’t worry – I will not be filling my store with Pampered Chef items.
I do plan to talk about my experiences with it, good and bad, and how it affects my personal health. Because let’s face it, it’s gonna effect it big time.
I’m embracing positivity today. So, with that in mind, I’m going to say, “This will all be good”.
It will be good. It’s ok to try new things. It’s ok to try old things. It’s ok.
Thank you for allowing me to share, without feeling judged, mocked, or expected to fail.
Thank you for being there.
Thank you for being you.