And why did I choose to be Pampered Chef “healthy”?
Pampered Chef is all about food. It is all about healthy food and learning to cook healthy food with quality cooking utensils and tools and serving pieces. People of all ages will tell me that they do not cook; but they do have to eat. So what are they eating? Fast food, processed food, take out food? And, if they do not cook, they may also be stressed because they are not practicing self-care. Stressed because they do not make the time for themselves.
One of my reasons for beginning the foundation I am building with Pampered Chef is to help women who are returning to the workforce–or need to return to the workforce–after years of raising a family, working in a level below their skills and financial requirements. Women, many times, have dropped out of the workforce to raise families and tend to decades-old marriages, and then they are faced with the death or departure of a spouse leaving them financially devastated. And more than that, they are left with very low self esteem.
Yes, it is my intention to build an intentional team, and on the way, team members will have socialization, specialization as a “consultant”, and an opportunity to build a business that fits whatever they would like it to be. And it can be a lot. I am taking my time to make sure that I build a foundation for me that is solid, that will help me help others learn to cook, and then it will also help me build a good environment for women to succeed. And, yes, I will succeed, as well.
And even more, I chose to call my business Pampered Chef “healthy” because I do depart from the tenets that Pampered Chef has been known to promote including use of the microwave and processed foods. Pampered Chef allows me to cook “healthy” without those two elements. Having said that, in my short tenure with Pampered Chef, I have seen changes happening: healthier recipes, with more vegan and vegetarian choices, and still a focus on families–no matter the makeup or sizes, including a line of offerings focusing on children, which has been been proven that teaching children to cook, leads them to cooking and more self care as they grow and mature.
I have also chosen Pampered Chef because I am learning to love doing virtual Facebook parties, and I am exploring other social avenues as well. Yes, I would love to do in home parties now that I am more confident about the products and recipes, and that will happen! But Pampered Chef allows me to build my business my way! I am taking it slow, I am taking it sure, and I am making a path for Pampered Chef in my portfolio of offerings to focus on my business The Empower Excellence Experience: Personal Sustainability. Personal Sustainability really resides in the basic level of Maslow’s Pyramid of Needs: food, shelter, and basic needs. That is where I am today focusing with Pampered Chef on a basic need. My energy will flow where it is needed in this quest because my intention is clear, and the Universe will work with me on the way to making others successful while finding the light and energy of success in my own way.