This work-from-home mom wanted to contribute to her family’s finances. She did more than that – she turned a $3,000 investment into a $740 million business.
On The BIGG Success Show, we discuss the story of Doris Christopher, Founder of The Pampered Chef. With $3,000 borrowed from a life insurance policy, she created a business with sales of $740 million a year, at the time she sold The Pampered Chef to Warren Buffett. Here’s a summary of our discussion on the podcast.
This show is a continuation our last two shows. First, we talked about 5 easy steps to personal leadership. Then, last time, we discussed your arena of service – which is about who you serve and where you serve them. Today, we want to talk about the BIGG Success Power Triangle. We’ll use Doris Christopher’s story as an example.
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Work-from-home and make money
[George] One semester, my students and I, at the University of Illinois, participated in a guest lecture given by Doris, who is an alum. The information here comes from my notes of her presentation.
She also documented her story in her book, The Pampered Chef: The Story of One of America’s Most Beloved Companies*.
Doris is the quintessential successful work-from-home mom. This former home economics teacher started The Pampered Chef in 1980 with $3,000 borrowed from a life insurance policy. At the time, she was a 34-year old wife and mother of two. She had no business experience.
Like 69% of entrepreneurs, Doris started her business from home. Her basement was the initial distribution center and headquarters for The Pampered Chef.