All the reasons why Mary Kay is not for this consultant.
Thanks for the talk today. I’m working hard on hearing God’s purpose for me, and I am not sure that Mary Kay is His message. I know it is mine, but I’m not sure it is His. I have to let Go and Let God. I’m working hard to do that.
My life is complicated, and I can’t walk away from the overwhelming responsibilities that are before me. I feel so crunched for time, all of the time, that life has become a series of appointments, deadlines, and obligations. I’m tired of this lifestyle, and I want to be able to relax and leisurely enjoy my friends and family, in a way that isn’t scheduled or rushed.
I got into MK to make some serious income to offset the expenses for my family. However, I find that the harder I work, the less money I make. How can that be? It seems like I am constantly writing a check or using my credit card to pay for NSD visits, training events, recognition events, etc. I’m constantly going somewhere or doing something to support my business that I have little time left to actually hold classes and sell products. After all, you always say, “Those that show up, go up!” Therefore, I never want to miss anything.
Most unfortunately, my time with you always feels so scheduled. I don’t like that feeling at all. Like today… I was so ready to deliver the lip creme and just chat, but you basically said, “No.” You indicated that you had to “make a few other calls” and “pick up kids.” I know that your time is so limited, but so is mine, quite frankly. I have always felt like I have to be scheduled into a time slot to talk to you or see you. I don’t agree with that! To me, it’s not natural, and it’s not genuine.
True friends just are! We make time and spend time, regardless of the situation or circumstance. That’s what I don’t feel with you, and it hurts! I know I have issues, I’m not perfect, and I can sometimes be the hardest person to be around. Having said that… I am true and genuine. I am honest and trustworthy. I don’t back down from many challenges, and I’m accountable for my actions. In light of all my faults, I have some pretty damn good assets. My track record in MK speaks for itself. I don’t know what I ever did to lose your trust, but I have.
It’s probably the whole “Sheila” thing, but I can’t apologize for that. Sheila is my friend, and I don’t ditch my friends for reasons that are “not about me.” That’s who I am, and that’s what I stand for. No matter how things went down for you two, it had NOTHING to do with me. I got caught up in the middle, and I truly resent that. You are paid “handsomely” for the strife that occurs as a Sales Director. You are the professional that knows the most. I should never be expected to take sides. It isn’t fair or logical.
Throughout my entire career in Mary Kay, YOU have made it painfully clear that a Sales Director holds more credence than anyone else in the world of pink. I have been pushed aside, left out, and disregarded because I’m not “in the suit.” I have told you many times that I don’t agree with that philosophy, and yet I’m continually held to that standard. It’s ridiculous.
I have a voice that matters. Every Sales Director that I have met is out for herself. The unwritten philosophy is… how can I get to the next level, quickly, easily, without strife? That pretense really bothers me. I’m tired, and I don’t want any part of becoming an arrogant, pompous, self-righteous “Cadillac Sales Director.” It is a BIG TURN OFF, pure and simple, and I know that God has a greater plan for me. I’m anxious to find out, more than ever. I’m proud of your accomplishments, and I respect your achievements; however, I don’t feel the least bit motivated to get into the suit or to drive a Cadillac.
Another thing that causes me deep concern is the lack of knowledge so many of you “sales directors” have with the outside world. I find it incredibly hard to revere “professional” sales directors that don’t even read the local newspapers and keep up on current events. I don’t care what your reason or circumstance, it just doesn’t make logical, professional sense.
The pink world isn’t the only world that matters. If you have to isolate yourself from everything else in order to succeed in MK, then something is terribly wrong with this philosophy. I realize that the world is so much bigger than me, my problems, and my issues. The constant focus on trivial matters involving our pink world, frankly makes my head spin. How can we take a blind’s eye to all else that truly matters in life? Yes, it is much easier to be ignorant. I totally agree; however, God calls us to be bigger than ourselves. I believe that is what Mary Kay Ash always wanted! So far, in MK, I haven’t seen that.
Pure and simple, I deserve more, and God expects more!