People Will Disappoint You, But Mary Kay Numbers Never Lie

Written by TRACY on . Posted in Numbers in Mary Kay

Another brilliant piece by a Mary Kay nsd. If you’re a director or you want to be a director, check out how pathetic the numbers are in Mary Kay. Wonder why? Because in endless chain recruiting schemes (called pyramid schemes by some, with that characterization denied by Mary Kay), almost everyone fails. It’s just plain math. There are too many people at the bottom of the pyramid for any great number of them to be successful.

  1. 1/3 of your consultants will order an average of $400; 1/3 are thinking about it; 1/3 are on the way out
  2. Your unit should recruit a minimum of its size (exclusive of personal recruits)
  3. Company statistics indicate a new recruit will place an initial order of $1,000
  4. 20% of your unit will generate 80% of your production

Overcoming Your Husband’s Objections

Written by TRACY on . Posted in Relationships

If your husband dares to question the Mary Kay opportunity, your recruiter wants you to be ready with these answers. Mary Kay doesn’t want something as silly as your husband’s logic to stand in the way of you purchasing inventory!

I feel sorry for the husbands of Mary Kay consultants. Seriously. Very sorry.

Why? Because the minute they figure out what a scam Mary Kay is (which is usually much sooner than the wife figures it out), they are called negative and unsupportive. Uh, no. They are rational, reasonable, and realists. The Mary Kay opportunity is bad, and I don’t think that the husbands should be punished for recognizing that and pointing it out to their wives.

Demoting Your Husband From “Leader” To “Mary Kay Cadillac Coach”

Written by TRACY on . Posted in Relationships

Written by The Scribbler

What is a husband’s place in the Mary Kay venture? Should he stand quietly by, allowing his wife to do whatever he wants with his family’s finances? Should he be actively involved in running the Mary Kay “business”? Or should he just be a cheerleader?

I pondered whether or not this article would offend our readers; after all, it liberally uses the “S” word (submission), questions Mary Kay teachings, and looks to the Bible for clarification on such.  I decided to press onward; after all, if you’re an active MKer out there reading this, you’ve probably heard very offensive insinuations that you’re not a proper adult (i.e. a “Big Girl”) because you haven’t (insert task here).  If you can tolerate that kind of abuse, then you’re a strong individual and will come away even stronger after having read this piece.

A Not-So Inspiring Note From a “Senior Cadillac Director”

Written by TRACY on . Posted in Culture & Manipulation

Another one of those “you didn’t work hard enough” emails from a director in Mary Kay.

Note: Yes, she inflated the sale figures. No, it’s not really fun to count each “no.”

I first want to remind you that you are running a business and you have treat it like a business. When a major corporation is not getting their desired results, what do they do? Usually call in a consulting firm to evaluate their business. Do you treat your business like that? Do you call in your Director, a sister Consultant who is doing what you want to achieve, a National Sales Director to help? Do you evaluate your business constantly?

How to Legitimately Steal Recruits From Your Unit Members

Written by TRACY on . Posted in DIQ (Director in Qualification), Recruiting

You have a hotshot in your unit who is getting ready to go into DIQ (Director-In-Qualification). Here’s how to get some recruits from her team that she won’t be able to keep when she becomes a director. And it is allowable under the Mary Kay rules.

This is one of my favorite sneaky tactics promoted by Mary Kay nsd Anita Garrett Roe. The basic premise of the scheme is this: If you have someone who is going DIQ, get her 8 active pre-DIQ recruits to quickly recruit people of their own. Whether your DIQ successfully completes directorship or not, any recruits of the 8 pre-DIQ recruits stay in YOUR unit forever.

Getting Mo’ Money: Why Recruiting Mary Kay Customers Is Good (Well, Not Really.)

Written by TRACY on . Posted in Recruiting

Written by Lazy Gardens

Did Mary Kay Ash say, “Nothing happens until someone sells something”? Or did she say, “Nothing happens until someone recruits someone.”?

Here’s a slick explanation of why it’s a good idea to turn your customers into your competitors. This is on several UnitNet sites as “training material”.

A Comment on Critical Thinking in Mary Kay

Written by TRACY on . Posted in Culture & Manipulation

This comment was left by a Pink Truth visitor. I thought it needed its own post!

MARY KAY IS A SCAM which drives women into debt with their trinkets and labels them ‘failures’ when the real issues are an unworkable, unprofitable business model and manipulative corporate culture set up for failure with unethical behavior, and no conscious.

MARY KAY is a faulty business design with lies, conning, and manipulation. Do you have any idea of the abuse at the hand of Mary Kay, Incorp. upon women?

MARY KAY has hidden real rsults, real outcomes, real expectations of earnings.

Should I Order Mary Kay Inventory?

Written by TRACY on . Posted in Inventory & Selling

Well what a silly question! If you’ve just joined Mary Kay, of course you should order inventory. In case you didn’t know, your recruiter doesn’t make any money unless you order inventory! You don’t actually need to sell anything. If you order, the recruiter profits, period.

Get ready for the “inventory talk.” Most importantly, you’ll be told that inventory is “optional” and that “it’s completely your decision.” Those things are said so that if you later regret ordering that inventory, the recruiter or director has an “out.” It was your choice, remember?

The Truth Behind What You Heard at a Mary Kay Recruiting Event

Written by TRACY on . Posted in Recruiting

Written by Raisinberry

One of the real beefs we have here is that when we were introduced to Mary Kay the information we were told was grossly overstated. Mary Kay Corp has attempted to clean up some of the outrageous statements, designed to sell you on the opportunity, but not with too much fervor. If you had the facts, you might decide to pass. So, in an effort to balance the hype with the truth, here you go:

One Reason to Not Trade Mary Kay Products

Written by TRACY on . Posted in Inventory & Selling

The number one reason to not trade Mary Kay products?

Answer: Mary Kay Inc. makes less money and your director gets a smaller commission check!

Of course the company and the sales directors are going to “discourage” trading Mary Kay products amongst consultants. It is far better for their wallets if you have to place an order to get that one lipstick or eye color that your customer orders and you don’t have. And it’s even better for them if you don’t have your “earned discount privilege” and you have to order $200 wholesale that you don’t need (instead of just the one or two items that you need).