Confessions of a Miss Go Give

Written by TRACY on . Posted in Culture & Manipulation

Written by JTA

Everyone used to love me.  I was a Miss Go Give, in the Applause and everything.  I helped everyone and was known for building leaders.  I always taught and spoke at all the events.  I was going to be a NATIONAL sales director for Mary Kay Cosmetics and everyone knew it!  My offspring loved me, and I loved them right back.  We were going all the way.

Then, after our fall retreat, when I was at top of my game, everything started to change for me.  We had our song, we had our area name, we had our t-shirts, we had our sparkly pins, we were going to make it happen…. but something was just not right!   

Laying Your Cards on the Table

Written by TRACY on . Posted in Scripts & Training

Written by The Scribbler

Mary Kay nsd Linda Toupin instructs you on how to use your own goals to coerce a woman into signing up for Mary Kay now.

“PLAYING YOUR CARDS OUT ON THE TABLE”, by NSD Linda Toupin

Scrib’s note:  One of the dirtiest I’ve seen.  Suppose a woman says, “Sure, I’ll sign an Agreement, but can we wait for a couple of months so I can make this or that arrangement/save up some money/arrange child care?”  Because her delayed “yes” isn’t good enough, this script takes it a step further and convinces a woman to say “yes” to a sooner time period, particularly when an IBC has a big goal/deadline to meet.

How to Make $100,000 a Year as a New Director

Written by TRACY on . Posted in Numbers in Mary Kay, Sales Directors

Mary Kay nsd Cheryl Warfield tells women they can make $100,000 a year as a brand new Mary Kay sales director.

Cheryl uses a little Mary Kay Math to come up with her $100,000 figure, and of course, she pays no attention to the fact that the sales director has expenses that must be paid out of that fictional income! I love that her example was Allison LaMarr, who later became the most famous Mary Kay Failure. Here’s how Cheryl Warfield introduces the chart to her area:

The Power of Negative Motivation

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Written by Raisinberry

Dream Big! Shoot for the moon! Even if you miss you will land among the stars! Show up to Go Up! Believe and You will achieve! Act enthusiastic and you will become enthusiastic! Whatever you say you will do, do it if you have to move heaven and earth!

Our Mary Kay “Words of Wisdom” calendar is a virtual smorgasbord of gems and jewels to foster positive motivation. I think we only had to order $400 wholesale to get it. On February 15, Mary Kay’s calendar says: “Failure is an inevitable, necessary and useful part of being successful. Actually we learn more from failing than from succeeding because failure impresses us with what we did not do, and it impresses us more memorably than succeeding.”

Restoring What the Pink Locusts Have Eaten

Written by TRACY on . Posted in Religion & Spirituality

 Written by The Scribbler

Locusts are relentless creatures – they eat and eat and never seem to be satisfied. I mean, I thought I could put a good hurting on bacon and all things coconut, but these little guys put me to shame.

According to Charles R. Bomar, in his article, “The Rocky Mountain Locust: Extinction and the American Experience,” all the earth’s a buffet for Nature’s Little Winged Billy Goats: “They devoured everything from barley and buckwheat to spruce and tobacco. The locusts even ate blankets that women put over the crops to protect them. A few records report the locusts eating fence posts, leather, dead animals, and sheep wool. Cannibalism was also observed.”

Dear People Who Hate Pink Truth and All of the Lazy Losers Who Write the Posts or Comment on Them

Written by TRACY on . Posted in Pink Truth Critics

Written by SuzyQ

Many years ago, I was advised to send the third letter. Not the first or second one I wrote, but the third one I wrote, I could send.  I have expanded that wisdom to include the third email.

There is sound rationale behind this practice.  By the time you write and rewrite and rewrite yet again, you have calmed down and are able to articulate your message in a more thoughtful manner.  It may have more of an impact if we can actually understand what you are trying to say.

20 Reasons I’m No Longer Pursuing NSD

Written by TRACY on . Posted in National Sales Directors, Quitting Mary Kay, Sales Directors

A piece written by our member JTA, a longtime Mary Kay sales director who came close to becoming a national sales director, and then decided to give it all up.

1. I really analyzed my offspring’s production – About 1/3 of my offspring are at Grand Prix level doing that production regularly. After expenses, as you can see from the info posted on PT, that Grand Prix directors do not make very much money, 20k per year at best. The other 2/3 made and missed production, mostly every other month. Many of these were actually placing HUGE 2-4k orders on the odd months themselves to make the production happen. Almost always, in my National’s newsletter, the majority of the top 10 of personal wholesale were from my future area. This is heart wrenching. It is listed to be celebrated, like their personal sales are so huge, but I KNEW then and KNOW now that they were not selling this much. The orders are placed simply to make production. Add to this that several of those do National Court of Sales. So they are celebrated for this, when behind the scenes there are major debt issues, warehousing of product, etc. Very sad.

The Mary Kay Pyramid is NOT Like a Normal Corporation

Written by TRACY on . Posted in Business Basics

Written by Raisinberry

The Corporate Rationalization… Recently I have been hearing about a comparison of Mary Kay and normal American Corporations. The ones who put forth the analogy want you to see the realistic and understandable scenarios of corporate structure and how Mary Kay mirrors the same structure.

In many organizations, there are only a few at the top who make the majority of the money. Think CEO, CFO, President, Vice President, Heads of Departments. Like Mary Kay, thousands of workers make minimum wage while these leaders earn the big dough. The lesson here is that if you work hard, if luck would have it, if the stars align, you might work yourself up to Dept. Head, and someday be a Vice president. Likewise, Mary Kay tells you the same thing. Work Hard, and you will make that climb, but even better for you is, the Top positions are not already filled! You can be a NEW CEO of your own company!

Caption This Mary Kay Photo

Written by TRACY on . Posted in Caption This Photo

This is what a “professional” woman looks like in Mary Kay. How embarrassing to have to dress like a clown for your job! 2 rings, 10+ bracelets… and those stupid blingy pieces on the jacket. MK national sales directors look ridiculous!!! Nonetheless, please caption this photo!

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The Gold Leaf Close

Written by TRACY on . Posted in Scripts & Training

Written by The Scribbler

Mary Kay nsd Pam Shaw shows you how to close a recruit while you are at the event or at the unit meeting by using a leaf dipped in 14 karat gold.

Scrib’s note: Are you a guest at your friend’s unit meeting? Beware – the directors have something extra-special lined up for you at its end, and if you’re not prepared, you’ll be sucked in quicker than a pigeon into a jet engine. Steel yourself, post a guard your emotions, and know before you go!