Written by Melody
I realized quickly after starting my Mary Kay business that this was going to take more of an effort than I could give. The first year I worked my 40 hour per week job and did my MK business almost every evening, taking my daughter with me to meetings and such when I could. After My ex and I divorced I noticed that everything started to go downhill with my unit.
My recruiter stopped working her business altogether but then picked it back up after urging from our Director. I started feeling like the only reason our director even bothered to contact us was because SHE needed the money. Her husband had met with us regarding how wonderful the opportunity was but I also realized after about year of this, he worked so many hours he didn’t even see his wife and was probably just glad she had something to do so she would leave him alone.
Currently, I avoid several phones call a week from my director and recruiter among the hundreds of emails they send. Today I actually cancelled the email account because I am so sick of seeing their names EVERY TIME I log on. I am also seriously considering changing my phone number so they will leave me alone.
My problem is though I really enjoyed meeting new people and enjoyed showing people how to take care of their skin. I believe that is the way to go regardless of what you sell, take care of your skin, do not buy anything you don’t need and I did not try to sucker anyone out of money.
For instance, I had a customer who was going to buy several things for herself and family for Christmas. Her total order came to about 240. I had to use her bathroom when I was there and upon looking for a towel to dry my hands I saw 4 unopened microdermabrasion kits she had purchased from someone else. I told her that if she wasn’t going to use it then there was no sense in buying it. Why waste money on something you will not use? I ended up not selling her anything but I can’t abuse it. It’s not fair to her and would be going against what I believe in.
I would enjoy providing skin care to men and women if there was not so much pressure from the company and the consultants who want you to make money for them. As of now I am inactive and will soon be terminated. I was wondering if I wanted to keep myself active just to purchase items at ½ off for my family and friends.