I started my Mary Kay business like so many others, NERVOUS yet EXCITED! This was my second go around with the business. My first time was back in 2005 and what I found was it was not my season to be a Mary Kay Consultant. I had a husband in Iraq, two small children that was not in school and it was hard to learn the business and so I took off 9 years and when a coworker of mine joined and asked me to sell and while at first I said No. But then I had to reflect on all the things Mary Kay that I liked.
The crazy thing is that I liked what the Company stands for (Golden Rule Service, and putting God first, family second, and business third). Thats really what is all about when you are starting a business being about to prioritise what's important to set your business goals.
The Sisterhood... I had met so many great people when I became a Mary Kay Consultant.
So, on a bit of a whim, I said 'yes' to Mary Kay, and haven't looked back!
What I have found is that I do not 'sell Mary Kay.' The product sells itself! All I do is offer women the opportunity to be pampered and enjoy a few minutes to do something nice for themselves and/or with a few girlfriends, and help meet a real need in their lives (everybody needs something with which to wash their faces!).
Being a part of Mary Kay has allowed me the flexibility and freedomI wanted, all while earning agreat income. It has been a dream come true for my family and me.
Problem was, originally I didn't know a thing about makeup or skincare and I didn't know but just a couple of people I could sell to. But, after joining Mary Kay, I found out that Mary Kay teaches you everything you need to know! And anyone that is teachable and coachable can also learn the simple steps to be a success.
I had just read a book that year titled, "Rich Dad, Poor Dad" and it changed my thinking. I wanted a bigger life than the life I had, and the book's author says the world's most successful people become wealthy one of three ways:
Wealthy folks DO NOT work a 9-5 for someone else making someone else rich. Don't get me wrong, I know being wealthy doesn't buy happiness, but having extra money gives you choices and with choices comes the freedom to impact the lives of your family and the world around you.
So I followed the advice of the Rich Dad, Poor Dad book and decided to take a chance. Buying real estate or opening my own business was out of the question because of the capital needed, but I could afford to open a home based business! So, I opened a home based business with Mary Kay. I joined nervous, scared, short on time and knowing a few people. But, I joined with a dream. A dream that I could change my life and ultimately impact the lives of others.
Mary Kay has been a blessing in my life in so many ways. I've met so many wonderful friends, that I never would have crossed paths with had it not been for Mary Kay. Mary Kay has made me a more confident person, a more positive thinker and has taught me how to successfully manage and run my own business. It has been better than any self-improvement, entrepreneurship or leadership course I could have ever taken in college.
Maybe you are reading this and thinking that you want to help others, learn how to be an entrepreneur, make more friends or overcome your shyness. Or maybe you need to make an extra $200 a week. Perhaps you have a desire to make millions so you can give back to others. Mary Kay can be the answer to your prayers.
Truly, it doesn't matter where you started in this wonderful life, it matters where you finish. Life is not a dress rehearsal. You have one shot to live your dream life. What are you waiting for? Let your life story be your motivation for a better life, not your excuse.