Backstage Reality of a Mary Kay Director

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The backstage reality is what the audience does not see.

When the actors are on the stage and the play has begun, you are seeing what you paid to see – a great performance that is designed to touch you emotionally in some way. There is a backstage reality to directorship in Mary Kay too, the part that consultants usually do not see.

In Mary Kay Cosmetics it begins the moment DIQ (director-in-qualification) ends. The verification phone call from the Company with your very own unit number, and the realization that you have made it to the TOP 2% of the company! Continue reading “Backstage Reality of a Mary Kay Director”

What Don’t You Get About Mary Kay?

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I know there are many of you reading this that are lurkers or naysayers.  You believe that MLM’s really do work and that most of us are “loosers,” “whiners” or just didn’t work hard enough.  Maybe you just don’t understand that those of us who gathered here are trying to share our experiences to represent the other side of multi-level marketing.

Many who have come here have experienced serious debt and broken dreams.  I am one of those who woke up to find that I had wasted a good deal of time trying to build an organization that would always have to be rebuilt over and over again.  I speak not only from my experience in three different MLM’s but also as an older woman who has worked in many different opportunities throughout my life.  There is no comparison between the money you can make in an MLM and the money which can be earned by a solid job.

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Who Profits From Multi-Level Marketing*?

Written by Jon Taylor, PhD

A study of Utah tax preparers sheds some light on who is profiting from multi-level marketing, network marketing, pyramid schemes, or a variety of other labels given to these sham businesses.

1. Summary of what was learned from these studies

Are MLM’s* (multi-level marketing or network marketing companies) legitimate? Or are they thinly disguised pyramid schemes that enrich a few at the top of a pyramid – at the expense of a multitude of unwitting downline victims? If the latter, then consumers, the press, consumer protection agencies, and investors (for publicly traded MLM companies) have been duped into accepting it as legal and ethical, when in fact it is not. Continue reading “Who Profits From Multi-Level Marketing*?”

Reasons To Become A Mary Kay Star Consultant!

Written by PinkPeace

Here’s one sales director’s reasons for being a “star consultant” in Mary Kay:

1. It’s A Good Business Decision: The best reason to be a Star Consultant is because it is a good business decision. When you have enough product on your shelf to provide a Roll Up for every guest at your skin care class you will sell more Roll Ups!

2. It builds Self-Confidence: As the president of your company, you have started your business smart, you have chosen to have products to sell from the beginning, giving you confidence in yourself. By keeping your shelves stocked you always have product availability. This gives your customers confidence in you as a professional, not an order taker when they can take their products home with them. This gives you a selling edge! Continue reading “Reasons To Become A Mary Kay Star Consultant!”

The Personal Integrity Challenge

Written by Raisinberry

The longer I am away from Mary Kay,  the more I am reminded to clearly define what the boundary lines are to my own sales approach. I spent some time thinking about how the lines got blurred in Mary Kay…

Like any slippery slope, you first get a small warning in your spirit about what you are doing or have done. Whether or not you listen to that warning and course correct to do what is right, is the challenge to all of us. Maybe our stint in Mary Kay was one of those defining moments that lays out the one correct course for our lives. To decide what the truth is, what it is not, what integrity is and what it is not, and work to fiercely defend it. Continue reading “The Personal Integrity Challenge”

Party On, Sharpe

You have to love those powerful Mary Kay NSD speeches given at Seminar every year, where a timeless and true formula for success is given as the mechanism by which Mary Kay Ash, herself, built this company. There is no old way or new way to take the stairs to the top. There is only one way! The “skin care party”.

It worked in 1963 and it works today. So they say.

These words resonated with me as I got to hear a circulating I-story by NSD Kristin Sharpe. She’s the new Allison. If you believe her, she held 240 parties as an Executive Senior Sales Director, tracking NIQ, to generate the production and recruits to go from 6 first line offspring in January 2015(Leadership Conference) to 25 total by June 2015. Now this was done because the DIQ’s were met at skin care parties, and were trained to hold skin care parties, and so the recruits only learned the one way to recruit which was from skin care parties and the occassional guest event where products were applied first, before the guests were recruited, so it’s kind of like a skin care party. Continue reading “Party On, Sharpe”

Another Mary Kay Sales Director Bites the Dust

Written by Nutmeg

I was recruited by a friend (who quit immediately after ordering her $1800 and never selling any of it).  My director (who’s a nat’l) had me order full inventory.  I have a very large network of friends and happened to be really good at selling the products.  I actually paid off my inventory and started making a profit after 4 months.  I was prompted to become a director.

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A Two-Time Failed DIQ Knows More About Mary Kay

An uplifting note from a failed Director in Qualification:

I stumbled on your site by accident.  I’ve been doing Mk for over 20yrs.  I’ve experienced all the negative aspects of OWNING one’s own business.  It’s surprising to me that you would spend so much time thinking and persuading others to be more negative.  You must not be very successful in other endeavors of your life.

You can bash Mk all you want and it will still stand because it was and is a company founded on true CHRISTIAN principles.  If I owned a McDonald’s franchise I would still have to deal with reality that people will like Burger King, In and Out, Sonic, Jack in the Box, etc… more than they like the food at McDonald’s.

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Sink the Pink: Debunking Mary Kay Propaganda

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As a family member of a disillusioned former director, who has spent ten years in the presence of all that nauseating pink optimism (“It’s only a flesh wound!”), I learned of this blog and relished the opportunity to repudiate some of the perfunctory platitudes that are given as explanations for why you’re a worthless, miserable failure. Let’s begin. Continue reading “Sink the Pink: Debunking Mary Kay Propaganda”

Confessions of a Kaybot: The Story of a Quitting Mary Kay Consultant

Written by Fembot67

I have 3 kids, and I’m going through a divorce.  Last summer I was dragged to a Mary Kaay party.  I had been looking for a job at the time.  I fell in love with the products and was very interested in the opportunity.  The woman doing the party didn’t actively try to recruit me at all, but I went home thinking about it.  It looked so easy!  I called her a few days later and said “sign me up!”  She sent me the link and I got going.

I got the call the next day from my sales director and she instructed me to listen to Lisa Allison’s boot camp and her pod casts.  I ate the stuff up.  I was so excited!  Next came the inventory talk.  I was floored that I was being asked to buy so much product, but you can’t sell from an empty wagon, RIGHT??  I totally agreed.  Unfortunately, I had no savings, terrible credit and don’t use credit cards.  My sales director asked me to try to borrow the money, which I did, but no one would give it to me.  I ended up selling my third car to pay for it and came in at a Sapphire level. Continue reading “Confessions of a Kaybot: The Story of a Quitting Mary Kay Consultant”