Independence Day for Mary Kay Consultants

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Written by A Mary Kay Husband

As a husband of a wonderful woman who has been a Mary Kay IBC for over two decades, I have seen a lot of water flow over the dam. There has been much about this business I do not like but on the other hand, it hasn’t been entirely bad.

Once my wife realized the power in the “independent” status of her business, she was able to make huge changes that allowed her to see profit rather than deficits.

What this amounted to was a simple decision to control her own business – not to be subservient to anyone else. After the costly areas of operating were identified as non essential, she made changes and cut out all non profitable activities. She concentrated only on activities that were cost effective. She eliminated the non productive and costly events and dedicated herself to personal monthly profit.

Mary Kay Lie of the Week

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This comes from a long-time Mary Kay director. One who has spent over 20 years in Mary Kay, and will likely retire soon, but without any retirement package because she will never be an nsd. Isn’t that a lovely thought? Silly me… I though Mary Kay offered financial security to anyone who was willing to work hard?

So here’s this week’s lie. It’s actually a list of lies. All the lies they use to convince you that you must have inventory. No, they don’t hold a gun to your head. But they use fake statistics and lots of arm twisting…

Putting the Past Where it Belongs – In the PAST

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 Written by Rachel

After a really daunting experience (like, say, trying to make a success out of Mary Kay), moving forward can seem so difficult, we can’t even see where we want to go. So much of what holds us back is how we feel about ourselves.

We made mistakes, and we feel bad about them. Sometimes, we feel bad about feeling bad – we tell ourselves, “Get over it, already!” But feeling bad about it does nothing to help – what we need are some tools to help ourselves get over it. We need to understand that that moving forward with our goals is worth the effort. That we are worth it. Maybe we need a little time to understand that our behavior was normal and human – and forgive ourselves.  Because guess what? YOU are worth it.

So let’s talk about some tools for helping ourselves to move forward. Whether we’re still reeling from our Mary Kay experience, or just working on self improvement, these things can help.

The Band-Aid Trap

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Written by Raisinberry

There doesn’t seem to be any way for me to let this thing lie. I have daily contact with women from all over who have shared the devastating outcome of this mlm cancer that had an entry point in their lives, under the cloak of all things good and right and noble.

That is probably what infuriates me the most. An enemy coming straight at you wearing an ugly mask and armed, that you allow into your home, is staggering stupidity on your part. But how about if the enemy holds a bouquet, smiles widely, offers never ending friendship and support, and then robs you blind?

Ten Reasons Why Mary Kay Directors Don’t Want Personal Use Consultants in Their Units

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Written by MaryKayExploitsWomen

Many sales directors in Mary Kay are very hesitant about recruiting personal use consultants. Their excuse is that they don’t want to invest all of their time in training personal use consultants if they aren’t going to get out there and “work their businesses.” They want to focus their efforts on those consultants who want to get serious about Mary Kay.

Here are ten major reasons why directors shy away from personal use consultants. Granted, this is not a complete list, and more needs to be added, but if you look closely, you’ll see the real reasons behind avoiding personal use consultants. (I’ll give you hint, it’s not about investing more time and training into serious consultants’ success.)

Mary Kay Lie of the Week

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Wanted: Enterprising woman to achieve unlimited earning potential while enriching the lives of others. Work duties include meeting new friends, interacting with prospective clients, as well supporting the community of women. Candidate will have the opportunity to make own hours, and will be compensated for their achievements with prizes and vacations.

Does this job sound appealing? Then you might have just what it takes to be one of 750,000 women already living the life as a consultant. As an Independent Beauty consultant you’ll have the freedom to make your own work hours and set time a side for your family. And with distribution to more than 36 countries, you’ll be able to work virtually anywhere in the world! No experience required and you can work part-time or full-time from your own home. You will have great benefits of owning your own business.

Grieving a Vapor: The Handcrafted Persona of Mary Kay Ash

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Written by Raisinberry

When she stepped out of the chariot, onto the Seminar stage at the 30th Anniversary of Mary Kay Cosmetics, I burst into tears. My eyes were captivated to that stage as thousands of women stood in one giant roar of applause and adoration. And for some reason, I was moved to tears and cheers. I was swept away.

It was my first Seminar. It was too much. It took sensory overload to a new level. I was drawn in and enticed by the love this woman was shown as if everyone in the audience personally knew her, or knew something that I didn’t know. Looking down the row, all cheeks glistened as mine did…we were all one in this grand emotional appreciation fest, tied to all Mary Kay represented.

Who the Fuchsia Fillies Frontload: Mass Exodus

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 Written by The Scribbler

We’ve seen that frontloading is being taught and is actively taking place in Mary Kay – chances are, you were a victim of it, yourself.

Be encouraged, friend; you are not the first woman (and sadly, not the last) to be persuaded that without a full store, you were simply dabbling in Mary Kay and you clearly had no desire to become all that God wanted you to be, you loathsome infidel. Here’s a flail crafted from used cotton balls and hair bands – 120 lashes should be enough to drive the unbee-lief out of you.

While Mary Kay product is undoubtedly making it into the hands of non-consultant customers, there’s a great deal that isn’t being sold in the form of frontloaded inventory.

How the Fuchsia Fillies Frontload: Straight from the Horse’s Mouth

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horse.jpgWritten by The Scribbler

Frontload? You mean, “The act of convincing a freshly-recruited IBC that she needs to purchase the highest amount of product possible to prove that she is truly serious about her business? Yep, that’s the one.

Frontloading’s a rampant practice in Mary Kay, friends… one that’s more prevalent than you think. Regarding inventory, Mary Kay Ash said, “You can’t sell from an empty wagon.” After today, however, I think you’ll agree that a more appropriate catchphrase would be, “Don’t worry about the horse being blind, just load the wagon.”

Here are two Mary Kay views regarding inventory – which one seems more logical to you?