Trying Mary Kay Four Times?

Apparently the fourth time is the charm for this Mary Kay consultant, since she failed the first three times she tried MK. She just didn’t work hard enough!

Hi, I understand where everyone is coming from. I have read all of the comments. However, I know women who are very successful in Mary Kay. Any time you have a business, you are going to invest money and time to make it work. If you don’t work, you don’t make money.

Not all women understand how to balance career and family. It does have its ups and downs, yes, but it is sales.

Yes, you invest time, yes, you invest energy.And some money to get started. It’s a business. A job.
People look at this opprotunity as something they don’t have to work for and you get all these benefits. I have signed up to be a consultant 4 times in my life. It did not work the way I thought it would or should the first few times. However, I did not do what I needed to either. I thought it was some sort of magic business that when you sign up money just came to you without really having to do much. WRONG.

You do have get out there to meet people. I have talked to complete strangers about Mary Kay in the grocery store. But I really do care about women, I want them to feel good about themselves. I want them to be able to make money on their time and not someone else’s. It’s not all about me. It’s about helping everyone find that extra money they need for whatever life throws at them. They also need to know that there are other women that were once where they are, but now have to money to take that vacation, or help take care of their aging parents. Maybe not all women will be top sales directors. But they can at least pay their bills without having to break their backs doing so.

You do have to work. But you work at your own pace. You don’t have to climb the ladder of success and be at the top. You can have a solid customer base, have time for yourself , family, and make money. You can not let people pressure you to be a Team Leader, or Director if you don’t want to.

Do what is comfortable for YOU!

Work your business smart, not hard. You can do it. But do what is right for you ultimately.

15 Comments

  1. NoMoMK

    Umm but MK tries to make the whole stupid opportunity sound like it is easy. Easier than a 9-5 job when in fact MK is back breaking work with little to no reward. Their makeup and skincare is garbage and can’t compete with other brands (high end organic or any of them). She’s still very brainwashed.

  2. Ihatepink

    Building a solid customer base was virtually impossible for me. MK was a hard sell for me because nobody really wanted it. That was years ago, and it’s an even harder sell today in a world that has Sephora and Ultra. This lady is making it seem as if MK will give you a good career if you hustle, but it won’t!

  3. Roo

    4 times!?!?! Typically when I leave a job it is for good. Imagine anything else in your life well me and my boyfriend have broken up 4 times but we will get it right this time. Wow what on earth would compel someone to think that the Mary Kay opportunity has somehow magically transformed to work this time!!! ESP when you can go on amazon or eBay and buy all the Mary Kay you need

  4. MLM Radar

    So if I understand her correctly, she’s saying that if she bangs her head on a concrete wall enough times she’ll eventually break through. And her evidence is that other women say they’ve already done it.

    Sorry, there are a few things she wasn’t told. Or doesn’t want to believe.

    1. Most of those women were lying. “Fake it til you make it.”
    2. Those who do succeed only get there by lying, cheating, and frontloading inventory onto unsuspecting recruits like her.
    3. She’s been taught since Day One that she, and she alone is responsible for her success. That means that she, and she alone, is responsible for her so-called failure. She learned that lesson very well. Too bad that is also a lie.

  5. ran4fun

    “I thought it was some sort of magic business that when you sign up money just came to you without really having to do much. WRONG.”

    Now why would you have thought this? Have you ever had the same thoughts about any other “regular” job you’ve had in the past? “I thought all I had to do is get hired at the grocery store and they just paid me for being there.” “I’d just get a job at the factory, not planning on running any machine or anything.” I’d just become a teacher/nurse/lawyer/etc. and money would just come without really having to do much.”

    WHY did you think it was “magic” and that money was so easy to come by? Because your recruiter TOLD you, in order to get you to sign up! How else would you come to that conclusion? If she had said that it was hard work would you have been interested? If she had shared the struggles that most everyone faces would you have signed up? NO! She misled you to get you to sign up, and then conditioned you to blame yourself for your failure! WAKE UP!

    (Sorry folks. Rant over.)

  6. Char

    Actively participates in a pyramid scheme.
    Believes liars.
    High regard for the liars and cheaters who manage to acquire money off their victims.
    Thinks MLM is a business.
    Keeps committing the same harmful act hoping it will change.
    Attempts to involve others in a scheme to make money off them.
    Reading comprehension problems.
    Clearly not a director but tries to correct former directors here who actually know the truth.
    Writes an article based on “upline” rumor. Disregards the facts.

    “But I really do care about women, I want them to feel good about themselves.” – Sounds like you’re the one who “needs” to pay MLMers to feed you fake compliments and bullshit – and then you regurgitate that onto others. Can you get some help from a therapist?

  7. Lazy Gardens

    “People look at this opprotunity as something they don’t have to work for and you get all these benefits. ”

    Yup, we’re lazy loosers who didn’t do it right.

  8. SassyFuschia

    “You do have get out there to meet people. I have talked to complete strangers about Mary Kay in the grocery store. But I really do care about women, I want them to feel good about themselves. I want them to be able to make money on their time and not someone else’s. It’s not all about me. It’s about helping everyone find that extra money they need for whatever life throws at them. They also need to know that there are other women that were once where they are, but now have to money to take that vacation, or help take care of their aging parents. Maybe not all women will be top sales directors. But they can at least pay their bills without having to break their backs doing so.”

    She just said it herself. She knows it’s not about selling makeup, it’s about getting people to sign up.

  9. Mickey2942

    No wonder you failed out three times, you still do get it. The “product” you sell is starter kits, and inventory to other “entrepreneurs”.

    Your goal is not to sell products, it is to get other women to drink the “Pink Koolaid”.

  10. Shay

    Oh be quiet. Anytime you have to recruit your own customers to “sell product” it’s not a business opportunity. If the product was that great there would be long waiting lists. The product is over priced. You know how much it costs to make a tube of lipstick? Pennies.
    Don’t give me that crap about Estée Lauder is expensive. Estée Lauder pays for millions a year for advertising and actually pays employees wages plus for what they sell. They pay for store space too. Don’t get me started.

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