“Our first talk in September was a catastrophe. We did not leave enough time to prepare for everything (we saw patients that day until 4 pm) even though we pre-cooked the food the night before. Now, chicken wings in the oven and home made shrimp cocktail sauce being made – in a hurry, we were rapidly discovering things that needed to be tended to and we had not anticipated. Scrubbing down the toilets for the guests, I found the septic line to be plugged (please, not now!). I tried to rod it out, no luck. No time to call a septic service. Don’t burn the food!!
Dr Webb says, “get over it and move on”. I found that advice helpful. Then the guests began arriving early (oh no), food still warming in the oven. We invited for 6:00 pm and at 5:40, while I was fighting the plugged septic line, the guests were tugging at the door. I actually had 4 minutes to change clothes. Seemed like we were destined to fail. That is where we discovered how unready we really were – but it was ‘on’ anyway!
Scurrying to lay out the food, get the toilets to flush and try to compose ourselves to make a good presentation seemed impossible. The phone was ringing with last minute cancellations. We were down to 8 people attending from 12 signed up.
At the end of the talk, we signed 7 out of those 8 people on for the ROF’s – 6 of which signed up for bundled services. That took our finances to a place we had never been. I know Dr Webb has surely worked his ass off to attain where he is now. We have learned many lessons from FPC and personal experience. The result is that the talks have become easier. But that first one was a bitch!
Now in October, we have met our Quick Start goal ($20,000 within 20 days). Bonuses to Delma – and she has been a great help and a valuable asset to our team. We hope to meet the Quick Start goal again in November!
80%, get over it, move on!”
– Charlotte Widick