Hi everyone. First I would like to thank you for producing this site and the stream of posts and comments. I would like to see if all of you can provide some advice for how to lift my sister from the fog.
She has been in Mary Kay for around 3 years. Initially, although I knew the business was essentially a pyramid scheme, I was supportive of her for a number of reasons.
- She was making leaps and bounds in her networking skills, presumably as a result of being in MK (she used to be more shy and kept to herself but seems to have gained a lot of confidence meeting people, talking to strangers, being in social situations via MK.
- She was dedicating significant hours outside of her normal job (she has a good job in the financial industry) to a somewhat productive endeavor (the “somewhat” is highly debatable since it is possible to learn some business skills in MK but usually the debt and failure outweighs any benefits) while still performing well at her job (and at her age, 26, i consider it better to be interested in something like MK than party/get drunk all the time like most other people here age).
- She was “faking it till she made it” and using the MK playbook to keep everyone else in the dark about how profitable she was.
Obviously, had I known about #3, I wouldn’t have given nearly as much weight to #1 and #2. Since I knew how sensitive she was about the validity of MK, I was debating whether or not I should send her a link to the pink truth.
Finally, I decided to send it to her and was in for a shock when she replied that she had already heard of and been to the site! I was in disbelief.
It is unfathomable how one can read the site and still think MK is a good idea. (My guess is that someone had told her about the site but she never actually read/explored the site).
Anyways, at this point, since she has already seen the site (or at least claims to) I have no idea what else to do to try to open her eyes. Any suggestions?
Merry Christmas and happy holidays to all!