Mary Kay And The Art Of Rationalization

Written by Raisinberry

Most every Mary Kay sales director and recruiter possess the skill of rationalization. Some of us don’t even realize this until we begin our journey back to reality.

As I travel my path back to the real world, my heart breaks to remember, and now see, what I did and what these people do. How does it start? Where and why do we begin the rationalization process?

Most women join Mary Kay on an emotional decision. They have just been to a big event and heard the pitch or were carried away in the fun and possible excitement of a skin care class,  or they’ve met a super successful director. Immediately, we introduce them to the PINK BUBBLE world of Mary Kay. It is utopia. What could be better ? Who could argue with this line-up of targeted  perfection? Continue Reading →

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Only a Few People Are Unhappy With Mary Kay!

A friendly note from a Pink Truth critic:

To whom ever,
Its sad to see former Directors and consultant bring down am oppurtunity like a job. No one put a gun to your head to sign an agreement. We sign agreements to belong to discount whole sellers this isnt any different. Except we have the rights as independent consultants to sell the products or purchase for ourself.

These few unhappy former Directors/ condultsnts complain because it isnt easy nothing in life is easy you have to work hard. Yes there might be some NSD am Directors only thing of themself but there are far more that are truely dedicated snd are very loving. Continue Reading →

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Depraved Indifference in Mary Kay Cosmetics

Written by Raisinberry

“Some of the “classic” examples of depraved indifference murder are firing a weapon in a crowded place, dropping a heavy object from a height onto a busy street or driving a speeding vehicle down a sidewalk. Depraved indifference is generally regarded as a state of mind involving both moral culpability – the “depraved” part – and extreme indifference to the lives of the victims.” In 1983, however, the New York Court of Appeals (the highest court in the state) decided that depraved indifference wasn’t a state of mind after all, and that it solely involved the objective degree of risk to the victim.”

How many times have we seen a pinked-fogged consultant write an email to us all, through Pink Truth, telling us, “Nobody held a gun to your head.” They want to be clear that no one was about to murdered if they didn’t order. We typed our own credit card numbers into the computer and hit “submit”. Continue Reading →

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Tips for Booking Mary Kay Skin Care Classes

One of the many problems in Mary Kay is finding tactics that actually work to sell more products. There are gimmicks that are used to book classes, to get people to try a product or two, or maybe even to sign up as a beauty consultant. But the results from these tactics are temporary. None of them builds loyal customers for the long-term.

When consultants ask for help, they get more of the same: feel-good lines, scripted speeches, the latest gimmick. Below is an example. Look at these “tips for booking” and tell me if even one of them actually works on a consistent basis. Ask if any of them is an action that is reasonably calculated to lead to an actual booking. The answer is no. These are measures that may help a consultant feel like she is actually doing something, but her chances of walking away from this with bookings are slim. Continue Reading →

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A Little Ditty on Mary Kay Negativity

mary kay negative

Written by SuzyQ

When we are in the Pink Bubble, we are taught to avoid negativity, with Pink Truth being cited directly as a huge bad thing, or at least alluded to as being poison. It is not. Negativity as defined by the Mary Kay world is anything that may cause you to doubt the company, your nsd, or your director. Most of you have been to meetings and were told to leave your bad thoughts, the day’s activities, or anything that wasn’t wonderful at the door and enter the pink bubble.

I want you to think about this. Mary Kay asks you to stop negative thoughts (“Cancel, Cancel”) never discuss product non-performance, classes that didn’t hold, people who were dodging your calls, your inability or unwillingness to warm chat, withholding evidence of no show/no sale appointments from the people closest to you, the amount of your debt, fear you feel about your business, the push to recruit and to finish that star, the pressure to attend events, the MK dress code. Continue Reading →

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Market Saturation and Mary Kay

market saturationA common question about Mary Kay Cosmetics is, “Is the market saturated?” Here we explore the real market for the products and whether or not Mary Kay is a viable business opportunity

I submit that yes, the market is saturated with Mary Kay Cosmetics, and the chances of making a living selling the products are next to none.

Market Saturation: a term used to describe a situation in which a product has become diffused (distributed) within a market; the actual level of saturation can depend on consumer purchasing power; as well as competition, prices, and technology. Continue Reading →

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104 Ways to Humiliate Yourself in Mary Kay

This is what masquerades as “training” in Mary Kay. Unfortunately no amount of clever (or in this case, not-so-clever) ideas will get women to book and hold Mary Kay skin care classes with you. Sure, these are ways to run into more women, but they’re mostly silly and insincere. They create excuses for you to talk to women who are unlikely to want to participate.

104 BOOKING IDEAS by Deanna Spillman

Okay…here is your solution for any booking problem you may have. Booking really is an attitude. If you think you can – you can. If you think you can’t – you won’t. Continue Reading →

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Things I Don’t Miss About Mary Kay Directorship

Written by PinkPeace

Our friends. I have made/re-ignited real friendships in the real world, once I didn’t have to worry about hanging out only with “positive” people and trying to recruit every new person I met.

Make-up stashes. Mine consisted of the limited edition crap I couldn’t sell to my customers. Now I have I want without all the junk I couldn’t find in my conscience to throw away.

Customers. Almost all of my customers that I care about are so happy for me in my new life, and we make plans for lunches together, we e-mail each other, etc. On the other hand, I get to say SO LONG to the deadbeats and the ones who return seven shades of foundation before they decide that Mary Kay just isn’t for them. Continue Reading →

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Become a Mary Kay Sales Director in One Month!

Ridiculous.  This entire document is ridiculous. It’s supposed to be an instructional document on how to become a director in one month. There is absolutely no instruction to it. There are no “how-to” hints. All it does is tell you that you should want it enough, bee-lieve in yourself and work hard.

Really? Gee. Work hard. That’s all? Because the thousands of women who visit this site each day worked hard. But they didn’t make director in one month. Continue Reading →

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Digging a Crater by Filling the Hole

Written by Raisinberry

You may have not realized how sorry your life was before you met your Mary Kay consultant. In fact, you stupidly may have thought things were just kind of alright. You may have even been happy and centered and forward focused. When she called you to be her model at the sales meeting, or meet her for lunch for a practice interview, you probably thought, what a nice treat. You could have never known you were about to be plunged into a carefully orchestrated paradigm shift that would soon have your self esteem flushed down a pink toilet.

Mary Kay Sales Directors are practiced and extremely efficient manipulators, passing down their skills to each generation of initiates who manage to get the Suit. All verbal transactions are scripted, and since they work, no one has any reason to evaluate whether they are moral. Part of the programming was to get IBC’s to believe that they were enhancing another woman’s life- if they could only get her to take a chance on herself. The goal was to get her to do Mary Kay, for her own good. This justifies whatever scripting was employed to “enrich her life”. If she rebelled, we were taught these words, “I would never break your arm to join, but I would sure twist your arm to listen.” How noble. Get the shovel. Continue Reading →

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