Kristina got a dose of reality as soon as she signed up to be a Mary Kay consultant.
Words cannot express my gratitude for all the information and knowledge at this site.
I am 21, (newly) married, no children, still in college to finish my business degree, and will go on to attend school for cosmetology. I have been a Mary Kay Consultant for about a month.
I believed all the hype about MK. I don’t blame my recruiter because she is new to MK as well, but other consultants constantly spewed lies about the system…especially my director. My husband and I discussed our financial limits and we don’t exceed them, no matter how much my director talks about making HUGE Section 1 orders. I’ve found it very difficult and have only sold 2 items. ( a lipstick, and miracle set totally 113 not including tax) — and those sales were to my mother..
I stopped attending my meetings because I was feeling embarrassed that I hadn’t been selling a lot. Other consultant, senior consultants, directors etc really praise and reward the top seller/ recruiter. I work hard, if not harder and all I would get is “You need to try harder”.
I began to question if I had made the right decision joining this…..cult. I decided not to go to my meeting this week and another (senior, future director) consultant (whom was trying to help me get my business up and running, and that I had respected) calls me asking if everything is alright. I’m trying to explain to her that I have other things in my life I need to address at this moment. All she heard were excuses from me and she became rude about the situation, saying that the MK business comes FIRST.
To me, MK is low on the priority list. I have my religion, my family, my husband, college, friends, and any other important things that life throw in my way that I may need to address first. Then there is MK. She angered me so much. This woman had taught me to lie and cheat in MK, and I always felt deep down that it wasn’t right.
I went online and found Pink Truth. All the information I read left me disgusted with MK and the only embarrassment I feel now is being an MK consultant. I feel like a fool. I have decided that I am going to continue to sell MK to try to make up for the money I spent on inventory. I’m not going to cancel my contract, but just go inactive in the future. If I decide to continue to sell MK, I am not going to stock up on inventory. I figure if people can wait to receive shipment from online orders, then they can wait a little bit to receive orders from me. I’m not going to lie to future customers. I’m going to do what I know is right in my heart and if it doesn’t work out, I can at least hold my head high and not down in shame.
I am so thankful I found Pink Truth and I am so thankful there is a support system for those of us who have awoken from the false dreams of MK.
From this point on, I am a solo consultant until I quit.