25 Years of Failure in Mary Kay

time-is-moneyThis story comes from a reader of Pink Truth whose mother has been in Mary Kay for 25 years. For all those former Mary Kay consultants who lost money and were told they didn’t try hard enough or weren’t in long enough….

I just need a place to rant. I am 25 and my mom has been doing Mary Kay for 25 years. She just got back from seminar today. She hasn’t even been selling much of her products lately, but seminar convinced her she needed to take action by placing a big order.

So she borrowed $2,000 from my dad to make a Mary Kay order.

I just don’t understand why she can’t see or won’t accept that after 25 years, she’s not and will never make a profit from Mary Kay. Continue Reading →

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Multi-Level Marketing Victims Speak

Almost everyone loses money in multi-level marketing. Sure, you hear people say “I know several people who have made a lot of money in MLM.” This is nonsense for three reasons: 1. People rarely see proof for this “making a lot of money.” 2. These claims are almost always false based on the figures that MLM companies themselves release about their distributors. 3. Even if someone you know is “making a lot of money,” that money comes from an unethical business model that victimizes hundreds or thousands of consumers in order for that one person to profit.

Check out this new video featuring victims of the Herbalife “business opportunity.” They put lots of money, time, and effort into their “businesses” and ended up losing money. Continue Reading →

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Building a Strong Team

Written by The Scribbler

Mary Kay nsd Gloria Mayfield Banks instructs on overcoming objections during the recruiting interview. She even suggests flashcards so you can practice your responses to common objections.

Asking for the interview from a private consultation:

“Have you ever thought about making any extra money? I know you never thought about doing it with Mary Kay. But do you ever think about making any extra money? Really?”

“Well, I’ve been building one of the most phenomenal teams in the ______ area and I love telling women how I make money and I’d love to tell you. Could we get together in the next 5 days and I can share a little bit about what I do?  This might not be for you at all, but then again it might, you never know. I would be crazy as a professional consultant not to offer it to you.”

(Be prepared for her response and objection. There is an objection coming – be ready! Which one will it be?)

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Religious Propaganda From a Mary Kay NSD

More “God wants you to sell Mary Kay” junk from a Mary Kay nsd. Talk about pink fog…

Bold or Broke??? This choice.you control.Think about this today.

Good Morning and Praise God for the ability to wake up and enjoy a brand new month open and overflowing with opportunities!!! When we start our business with MK, usually we are called to extend that old comfort zone…. this can make us unsteady in thought process and may convince us to doubt ourselves and our ability to go forward. That is normal, it’s called GROWTH. One of the best things that you can do for your life is to remain in a state of semi-fear. Sounds quite attractive, doesn’t it! If you are not fearing or at least uncomfortable, more than likely you are not in a state of growth. Growth is good ~ therefore~ Fear is good. And, on the other side of that feeling is abundance…… however you define abundance in your life. Choices, how many of you would like more choices for your life? Continue Reading →

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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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