Top 10 Symptoms That a Director Doesn’t Have a Strong Personal Business

From  Linda Toupin’s “director boot camp.” I’d venture a guess that almost every single director in Mary Kay fits into 7 or more of these items. And not because they’re lazy or don’t want it… but because Mary Kay is a pyramid scheme in which almost everyone will fail. Lack …

Milking the Cash Cows: NSD Linda Toupin’s Take on Money Management

Written by The Scribbler It’s always fun to browse through Mary Kay NSD websites and see what constitutes “money management” training.  Naturally, when I came across the “Fall Retreat Money Management Slides” on NSD Linda Toupin’s website, I was interested.  “Wow, an NSD that’s actually teaching her National Area how …

8 Out of 10 Mary Kay NSDs Are Okay With Lying to Customers

Written by The Scribbler Back about 90 years ago, I worked in our church’s nursery.  On this particular day, my three-year old daughter and her playmates were playing the classic toddler game, You Scream and Run Like Hell and I’ll Try to Catch You While I’m Laughing My Can Off.  …

Obsolete Applause: What Mary Kay’s Monthly Magazine Won’t Tell You

Written by The Scribbler I have a foot-high thick assortment of Applause magazines dating back to 1977.  It makes a pretty handy (albeit low) end table if you throw a glass top on it and add some opulent home décor from the local Stuckey’s:  Star Trek collector’s plates, statuettes of …

Do you Practice Blinded Bee-lief or Daring Discernment?

Written by The Scribbler Ever see NSD Linda Toupin’s “Child of God” document? It’s a photo collage of all of Toupin’s homes – from her modest river cottage to her multi-turreted Helm’s Deep of present day. Listed underneath each home are benchmarks in Toupin’s Mary Kay career: Directorship, a National …

NSD Linda Toupin’s Mary Kay Director Boot Camp: Training So Free, You Can’t Afford to Go!

Written by The Scribbler Welcome back, Mary Kay directors!  It’s now September, you’re back from Seminar, and your steaming Visas are ripe for a long winter’s nap, right?  Not if you’re truly serious about your Mary Kay business!  Just when you thought it was safe to pay down your credit …