Older Woman With No Money Joins Mary Kay: What to Do?

Written by TRACY on . Posted in Inventory & Selling

This group email was sent out by a Mary Kay director:

Wouldn’t you think after 32 years in Mary Kay I would have the answer?  That’s one of the intriguing things about this company there is always more to learn.  I remember Mary Kay saying, “No one has all the answers, not even me.”

Just sponsored a lovely, very sharp woman of 55 who has absolutely no money or credit for inventory.  She is married to a man who recently broke his back.  No insurance,  $300,000 house, drives a new Caddy and has a Collector Classic Car.

Dresses like a million, Looks like a NSD, Great personality – Oh and did I mention, she is a high “D”

After joining, she spent the rest of the week out looking for a job because as she said, she doesn’t have any cash.

Two things:

The Non-Retail “Direct Selling” Company

Written by TRACY on . Posted in MLM Education

Written by Robert FitzPatrick

As market-based economies become the prevailing global model, millions of people are being exposed to sales promotions, income opportunity solicitations, and investment schemes with which they have no experience or knowledge. Vulnerability to deception and the need for consumer education correspondingly reach global heights.

One especially dangerous deception is now luring millions of people in Asia into financial losses. Referred to here as the “non-retail direct selling company”, this type of scheme originated in the United States in the late 1970s and is now being exported around the world. Each year, it causes billions in financial losses and is seeking to entrench itself as an accepted form of business. It combines the purchase of costly products with the false attraction of earning an income as a self-employed person in “network marketing” or “multi-level marketing” businesses.

How Many Cons Can You Run Trying to Recruit Someone Into Mary Kay

Written by TRACY on . Posted in Recruiting

I got this email  and was amused at the variety of creepy/dishonest tactics this Mary Kay recruiter used to try to lure someone into Mary Kay.

I sincerely want to thank Pink Truth from the bottom of my heart for the information posted on this website!  I am a Pink Truth success story.  My eyes were opened before any monetary or emotional damage was inflicted on me and my family.  Based on the heart wrenching stories I read, I am convinced that you have saved me a ton of embarrassment and financial ruin!! I cannot thank you enough!

So here’s my story.  I apologize in advance if it is long winded, I am just so “excited with this opportunity to share my success story”…ha, ha pun intended :)

Mary Kay Directors and Ethics

Written by TRACY on . Posted in Career Ladder

This message was posted by a sales director on a board for Mary Kay directors only:

Anybody have a letter or email you send to a new DIQ’s team members?  I have a new DIQ with a very weak team and I really want to encourage them to rally behind her! Thanks!

And the first thing I thought about was the ethical dilemma that this director should feel. Sending a letter to team members doesn’t make them strong. Chances are, these team members will always be weak.

No One Put a Gun to Your Head!

Written by TRACY on . Posted in Culture & Manipulation

Written by Lazy Gardens

Seven for Seven: Team Building Tactics for Wanna-Bees

Mary Kay upliners are fond of numbered lists, so here’s a list of seven proven tactics* to gain control over another person without putting a gun to her head. I mean, guns are tacky, right? And Mary Kay is against tackiness, unless it is unit prizes and those suits the upline has to buy.

TACTIC 1: Increase suggestibility and “soften up” the individual through suggestibility-increasing techniques such as: extended audio, visual, verbal, or tactile fixation drills, excessive exact repetition of routine activities, sleep restriction and/or nutritional restriction.

Do You Want More From Mary Kay?

Written by TRACY on . Posted in Failure in MLM, Inventory & Selling

Ick. Another propaganda piece to assure Mary Kay consultants that if they just pray enough and want it enough, they can be successful in Mary Kay. If they are not successful, they must not have had a high enough “deserve level” or they’re lazy losers (like us – LOL).

Please respond to this ONLY if you want more for your life from Mary Kay!  I know that the women who respond to this – want more of my time and attention – and you will get it!!!  When you decide you will be accountable to someone else – major changes happen!

The Real Truth Behind Mary Kay’s “Avenues of Income”

Written by TRACY on . Posted in DIQ (Director in Qualification), Numbers in Mary Kay

Written by Raisinberry

If you were paying attention at your “practice” recruiting interview or guest event, you’ll recall your recruiter or Future Director telling you about all the ways that you can make money in Mary Kay. Ultimately it came down to 3 “avenues of income”. One way was selling your own product to consumers, one was recruiting for commissions on their “sales”, and then you had the last obscure method called dovetailing that happened when you got a percentage of a class you booked but didn’t hold.

Then of course there were reorders, but that is really just you selling to end customers again. Three income streams seemed to be the key to success and would lead to being “paid what you are worth”…not what some “job is worth”.

Your Husband’s a Shallow Schmuck!

Written by TRACY on . Posted in Relationships

Written by The Scribbler

Yes, you have heard this one – many potential recruits have. Oh sure, the recruiter’s not going to come right out and tell you what a Neanderthal the company thinks your hubby is; she’s going to reweave the line – as she’s been taught – into something a little silkier:

“I bet your husband is like mine in that they love us and just want us to be happy. And you know, the typical reaction is “Honey, if that’s what you want to do, go ahead, but just leave me out of it!” Now, don’t you think he trusts your judgment?” (NSD Rena Tarbet)

50 Reasons I’m Happy I Quit Mary Kay

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

Written by SuzyQ

Years after leaving Mary Kay, I think about the emotions I had when I left the big pink cult. The first thing I felt was relief. It was really, really over, and I didn’t have to worry about Mary Kay any more.  To this day, I still reflect sometimes on all the reasons I am happy that I quit Mary Kay. I thought I’d start with the top 50 reasons:

  1. Not having to worry about production. I know exactly what I will make each check, when it will be deposited, and I have all the usual “corporate” benefits from a J.O.B.
  2. I don’t have to go to events anymore. Events include the usual MKC ones like Leadership, Career Conference and Seminar, and all the others like weekly meetings, director’s meetings, area events, nsd events, retreats, power up days and on and on.