She Might Find the Pink Truth

Mary Kay recruiters have an interest in recruiting women “on the spot.” If you give them time to think about Mary Kay, they will go home and the chances of them signing up go down immediately. Top director Katy Goldstein talked about this in a recent video training giving recruiting tips. She astutely noted that if a woman who goes home to think about it, she might “find the Pink Truth.”

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  1. backwoodsbarbie

    If I would have done it, I would have never gotten myself roped into MK in the first place! I googled “Mary Kay debt” to see if others had similar stories. Low and behold, there are lots!! And not just MK but MKMs in general.

  2. Parsonsgreen

    From her Facebook

    It honestly makes me so sad when I see women slam direct sales companies or the women who are part of them.

    What you don’t see is this…

    I supported myself and my husband while he didn’t work for two years and went to Seminary.

    I have been able to write anonymous checks to men and women in my community who were in need.

    I’ve been able to give more than I ever have in my life.

    I pay my for my mortgage, gas, groceries, and literally every bill I have with my business.

    I’ve helped women pay off debt, earn cars, quit jobs, and dream again.

    Be careful when you slam something that actually has changed someone’s life. We are so quick to judge a woman who starts a direct sales company, but if she opens a restaurant or boutique, we applaud. This should not be the case and is not fair.

      1. BestDecision

        Her unit only did $35,671 retail in September, one of the biggest months, which means she barely did Cadillac production. She’s definitely not a “top” Director.

        Yet, we’re probably at a place with the dropping numbers to say any Cadillac Director is now a “top Director”.

        And, Katy, we can see your actual numbers. Is that why you don’t want people coming here??

    1. ran4fun

      EVEN IF all that she claims is true about her paying all her bills with her MK “business”, she could ONLY do it by recruiting hundreds of women below her. Her success is on the backs and credit cards of all the women below her.

      A truly successful salesperson is compensated on his/her sales (cars sold, ads sold, widgets sold, etc.) MLM success comes from how many “opportunities” are sold to the uninformed. Retail sales to end users are NOT tracked, and are rarely talked about. What is the focus of all these tiresome videos? Build a team! aka recruit!

      I’m glad to know the Pink Truth is making a difference.

    2. Lazy Gardens

      “a woman who starts a direct sales company”? You mean a woman who hands over a check and signs a contract. With all the decisions made for her. Yup, that’s really equivalent to what it takes to start a restaurant.

    3. TRACY

      What she doesn’t acknowledge is that the only reason she “made” money from Mary Kay is because women below her bought inventory they couldn’t sell and didn’t need. Of course she’ll say THEY made the decision to buy the inventory. Yes, they did. AFter receiving false information from you and a good bit of guilt and arm-twisting. So these women paid hundreds or thousands of dollars for product that will rot, and you go to support your family at the expense of theirs.

      1. BestDecision

        Very true! Her commission was about $8,000 for September, so she’s getting money off however many Offspring she has, not from her actual unit production. Weren’t we taught “a Director’s job is to recruit”? And “add 2 for every 1 your DIQ adds”?

        And $70 sheet masks. Reformulated archaic “glamour” line. Revised DIQ qualifications. Times are definitely tough!

    4. BestDecision

      She must live in a tent with $8,000 gross commissions. $6,000 after taxes and then expenses coming off that leaves her very little to actually pay all those bills. Hundreds for unit meeting space, Leadership conference registration, Fall Retreat, new color line…lots of October expenses on top of regular monthly expenses!

  3. enorth

    From Katy’s website…
    >> Katy provides a comeback in case the potential recruit says she needs to pray about joining MK:
    — “May I ask you a question? Have you been praying for something specific either today, this week or this month? Do you feel Mary Kay could be that answer for you? Would you like to get started as a new business owner and start working with me today?”

    >> Who is a quality prospect?
    — “She could write a check today for her Starter Kit”

    Of course, it’s not just Mary Kay or Katy. All MLMs push “Don’t think about it just join right now it’s God’s plan why wait what do you have to lose think about your family what are you afraid of join TODAY.”

    Don’t think about it, research it, pray about it, or ask your husband or others about it. Just purchase the starter kit. TODAY.

    1. Still Breaking The Basic

      — “May I ask you a question? Have you been praying for something specific either today, this week or this month? Do you feel Mary Kay could be that answer for you? Would you like to get started as a new business owner and start working with me today?”

      Yes, I have been praying for something specific. For all MLMs to go away. For good.

  4. Cindylu

    There is a reason for buyers remorse. It’s to help the person who was quickly conned into buying something totally useless. A pink bag filled with make up samples is not an opportunity. This is 2018 and not the 1970’s. Even in the 1970’s the products from mlm’s were often cheaply made and regrettable impulse buys. Tupperware, Avon, MK, Jewelry, Arbonne, park lane jewelry, Herbalife, Scentsy, Stella and dot etc. We soon learned that when a neighbor, friend or relative invited you to one of these so called parties, it had nothing to do with friendship. Often we felt sorry for the woman trying to make a sale. Thank goodness for the internet which finally exposes all these fake stay at home opportunities for being exploitive of most women. All women wanted was to earn extra income. Instead they got conned into a predatory pyramid scheme where they lose what little extra income they barely have.

  5. Michelle

    I’m repeating myself, but love the lip curl when she says “Pink Truth”! Oh, and any opportunity that is actually worth something will not be lose 20% of it’s appeal each day. Only scams do that.

  6. Scarlett

    I very briefly had a moment in MK. I quit soon after, I found this site almost immediately after signing up and I wasn’t convinced when I joined anyway. I saw the comment from about her Facebook and found something eerily similar on my former directors page. It reads as follows:

    It honestly makes me so sad when I see women slam direct sales companies or the women who are part of them. What you don’t see is this…

    💕 I supported myself for 4 years, as a newly single woman, before I married my @jamescade. I also paid for our wedding in full & in CASH!

    💕I’ve been able to give more than I ever have in my life.

    💕I pay my for my mortgage, gas, groceries, and literally every bill I have with my business.

    💕I’ve helped women pay off debt, earn cars, quit jobs, and dream again.

    Be careful when you slam something that actually has changed someone’s life. We are so quick to judge a woman who starts a direct sales company, but if she opens a restaurant or boutique, we applaud. This should not be the case and is not fair. How can we change this for generations to come? Let’s make things different for our daughters. 💕 #myMKlife

  7. Shay

    I have never seen a makeup product expire so fast.. speaking of Mary Kay.. you know how they say it expires..
    My daughter has the same bottle of Clinique foundation I bought her 5 years ago from when she was tanned in the sun, so naturally every summer when she tans her makeup shades changes. And she only uses very little but that Clinique is holding up 5 years later. Can’t say that with a MK product.

  8. Mickey2942

    Christmas is coming. For decades I had an aunt who was in MK, and every year, she gave everyone MK products, from her MK storage room. Yes, my aunt drove a pink Cadillac. She had convinced many of her friends from her country club to get in as an MK rep, to get items at “cost”. She did very well at MK, because she was already married to a wealthy man. People believed her, that she was successful at MK.

    She was…until she just got tired of it all. The constant “fakery”.

  9. KayNotMary

    If someone is presenting a legitimate business opportunity, they will want you to go home and do your homework so you can make an informed decision and be prepared. If someone wants you to sign up immediately and not talk to anyone or read anything, it’s a scam 100%.

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