Did your sales director ever tell you, “Don’t let anyone steal your dream”? Well, that was good advice. As long as you know what your dream is. The trouble is, once you’ve spent enough time in the pink fog, it can be hard to tell the difference between your dream, and an artificial “dream” handed to you by Mary Kay, your sales director, NSD, or… well, who knows where it really came from? Once that happens, as with much else in MLM, the true words from your sales director’s mouth become a “pink lie” to trap you. They lie, by telling you that giving up Mary Kay is giving up on your dream . They may even tell you that we, here at Pink Truth, are dream stealers. But I am here to tell you: Giving up Mary Kay does not mean giving up on your dream.
In fact, for many of us, giving up MLM is the first step on the path to rediscovering our dreams. But sometimes, the next step can be so hard to see. Mary Kay (or any MLM, for that matter) has a way of replacing our identities with false Mary-Kay-centered identities, and replacing our dreams with false, Mary-Kay-centered dreams. So, in order to move on, we have to remember who we really are , and what we really want and need in our lives. This is one reason recovering from MLM can be so hard . But we, at PT, are here to help.
If you are recovering from Mary Kay MLM, and wondering what to do with your life now, here’s a place to begin. What attracted you to Mary Kay MLM in the first place? Did they promise you something that sounded like a dream come true? Maybe…
- Owning your own business
- Spending more time with children/family
- Make friends; be involved in a supportive community
- Ethical (God-centered) work life
- Become more outgoing and confident
Those of us who’ve been through it, realize that MLM delivers on none of those promises. But that doesn’t mean you need to give up on those goals.
Maybe, though, your goals have changed since joining MK. Maybe you joined casually, and only later came to feel it gave you a sense of purpose. Maybe you just can’t remember anymore. So here are some more questions to help you remember the real you, and rediscover your true dreams.
- What is the best thing you did last year? Last decade? In your whole life?
- What did you love to do as a child?
- What did you always want to do, but were too afraid (or didn’t know how) to try?
- What is most important in your life right now?
Give it a little time, and think about what you really need and want out of life. Then tell us about it. Tell us your dream. Ask us your questions. Share your frustration. PT is full of members who understand what you’ve been through, know all sorts of amazing things, and most of all, want to help.
There are dream stealers in real life. These are the people who tell you life is too hard; you are not capable enough. They are the people who discourage you from finding answers and overcoming obstacles. But there are also dream bringers – the people who know you are capable, and lead you to real, helpful answers. Dream bringers are happy to help you with ideas, encourage you, and show you your own strength. Do you have a dream bringer in your life?
Here at PT we have several members who own their own real businesses. We have people with a wide range of goals, and struggles, who live fulfilling lives. We’d love to talk to you, listen to your struggles, help you with ideas, point you to resources, and generally give you encouragement and advice… just because we want to help. No need to sign any contracts. No inventory to purchase. If you let us, we can be your dream bringers.