This is the story of a former top director in Mary Kay who was nearing NSD status. See why she gave it all up.
I was in Mary Kay for 12 years and a top director for 10 of those 12 years. We finished $450,000 unit club our first year as a unit and never did less. Our highest year was almost $900,000. Always in a Pink Cadillac, never missed production, never made a car payment. We recruited about 20 a month to have the numbers.
I did debuts for all new consultants and sold on average of about $600 and booked their Power Starts at the debut plus recruited at least 1 or 2 at the debuts. I worked REALLY, REALLY hard. I was careful to work my business ethically and enjoyed the 6 figure income.
So why did I quit?????
About 2 years before I quit, I started to look at my life and felt conflicted over the time and energy I was giving to my business… I started to realize that MK had become my whole life. I thought about it on vacation, in church, in bed etc. I thought about the next recruit, the debuts, the guest events. The month always consisted of having so much in and so many in by the 15th to wrap up $25,000 to $30,000 by month end. Month after month, year after year. I guess you can say I got burned out. I got tired of looking at everyone as a prospect or a business opportunity.
My best friend and I always talked about our business and worked together for years. We were always careful not to be negative to each other. Then one day we both were finding ourselves in the same place at the same time…. Our units were doing great, we only had a little to go to finish National areas, but we just couldn’t do it.
I met with my pastor and sought Godly advice. He told me that God was simply re-directing me and that was okay.
The transition was hard, but as MK has always taught us that the pain of regret is harder than the pain of change. I didn’t want to look back on my life and regret not being there for my family.
I thank the Lord for re-directing me when he did, and not 20 years later. I quickly started a new career and began enjoying life without MK. I feel like everyone on Pink Truth is a friend and I just wanted to finally say hello and God bless Tracy for having the courage to do this.