I feel like a failure! I didn’t achieve the goals that I set for myself and I didn’t get my Thermomix.
Here’s my story…
About two years ago I saw the Thermomix for the very first time. To be honest, I was really hesitant to go along to the party but looking back on it now, I am so glad that I did! I had a great time, I loved all the food that we cooked together and although I didn’t realise it at the time, the Thermomix was about to change my life.
After that very first demo I knew I had to get a Thermomix in my kitchen!!
I promised myself that I would get a Thermomix before I have kids.
In October 2014 I found out I was pregnant and all of a sudden the promise that I made to myself had a 9 month deadline. With lots of new baby expenses flooding the mail box, I had to figure out a way to get a Thermomix in to my kitchen ASAP! So I decided became a consultant.
By presenting Thermomix demonstrations and by achieving sales goals, I would be able to earn my own Thermomix. I signed the dotted line and I got started. I did’t have a Thermomix yet so my mother in law gifted her machine to me so that I could get my business up and running. Once I officially earn’t my own Thermomix, I planned to give my mother-in-law the “new machine” and I would keep hers.
I had 60 days to sell 10 Thermomix TM5’s. The goal was to sell at least 10 machines to earn all of the Consultant incentives and to also earn my own Thermomix. There was also about 60 days in between the time I started my Thermomix Journey and the time that my baby was due to be born. My new goal was to earn a Thermomix before my baby was born.
I was totally motivated to achieve my goals and I worked my pregnant arse off to do as many demos as I could. I really wanted this magic machine!
I booked in 31 demos however I only performed 17 of those demos. I submitted 4 EOI forms (Expression of Interest From People Who Want To Be A Consultant), I demonstrated in front of more than 74 guests, I grew my mailing list to 94 subscribers, there are 65 Facebook Fans on Thermi For Family Facebook page. I attended 1 cooking class, 2 promotional events, 1 fundraiser and 11 Thermomix Team Meeting & Training Sessions.
I dedicated a lot of hours to my new business and I was devastated when I got to the end and realised that I did not achieve my goal.
One night shortly after my baby was born, my hubby and I were having a chat about life and stuff. He asked me how I was doing. I know that he was really worried about me because a lot of people told him to watch out for signs of post natal depression. He got really serious in the conversation and just wanted to check in with me to make sure I was ok. I burst in to tears and started crying and crying. He gave me a big hug and he said what’s wrong?? All I could mutter out was… “I didn’t get my Thermomix”.
Pretty darn devastated.
After that I pulled the plug on my Thermomix business. I gave the Thermomix back to my mother-in-law and I told my husband that I don’t want to be a consultant any more. I was going to give it all up. I decided to forget about earning a Thermomix and just wait until I have enough money in my bank account… one day… some day in the distant future.
For those of you who know me, I am not very good at failing. If I set a goal or if I want to do something in my life, then I go out and I do it. Nothing gets in my way.
So, after all the hormones calmed down and I had a changed of heart. I told myself that I could still get a Thermomix by being a consultant if I really wanted to. The logical side of me rationalised this:
My original deadline was to “Earn a Thermomix Before My Baby Was Born”. This was because I really want to make all my own baby food from organic fruit and vegetables.
However I now know that my baby boy will only be drinking breast milk for the first 6 months of his life. This gives me a few extra months to work with. So, now I have a new deadline: I will get a Thermomix in my kitchen before my baby starts eating solids!
I will achieve this goal. I know that I can. I am not going to fail.
My Thermomix Journey
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7 thoughts on “I Feel Like A Failure”
Love your honesty. Oh it’s so hard to fail! I admire your commitment 🙂 Best wishes meeting your new goal!!
Lol, Sia, loved reading your post! I went to my first demo and decided there and then I wanted one. Took another few months to convince justifying the cost to my hubby and myself and one day I bit the bullet and bought it claiming it was an investment in my health! So I dipped into the very very rainy day account and it has been worth every penny! Love it and use it so much! I can just imagine how even easier it be if I had this when my son was starting solids so enjoy it hon, I’m sure you’ll get there!
Aww… thanks for your words of encouragement Doan!! Yes I will get my Thermomix no matter what it takes. I have about 3 months until my little boy starts eating solids.
Glad to hear that you are still loving your Thermomix!! I agree, it is a fantastic investment in your health…and the health of your family.
Much love xx