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Do you Practice Blinded Bee-lief or Daring Discernment?

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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 Area, signing the pact with Beezelbub, (sorry, I couldn’t resist) and so forth. Positioned underneath the aerial shot of Helm’s Deep, however, is this passage: Continue Reading →


The Value of 3 Pesonal Recruits a Month in Mary Kay

It’s all about the money from the downline in Mary Kay. It doesn’t matter that your recruits will have a difficult time selling products. Sure, they will make some sales. But it is nearly impossible to sell the products consistently at any level that gets you something more than a little extra pocket change.  But your director and recruiter have one goal in mind: to get you to order on a regular basis, regardless of what you are selling (or not selling, as the case may be).

Linda Toupin provides the following information on The Value of 3 Personal Recruits a Month. Please understand that the numbers are completely fabricated. Pieces like this are produced with fake information in order to keep recruiters and directors on the hamster wheel. Give them fake numbers and they may just stay on the wheel a little longer, thinking “if only I can get to that level..” Continue Reading →


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

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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 to avoid debt?  How nifty is that?”  At least, that’s what I thought until I read the very first slide:

Face palm.  Sigh.  Roll eyes.  Pour a stiff Pepsi.  All of the above. Continue Reading →


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

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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.  I was changing an infant’s diaper when my daughter raced past me, made the off-comment of, “It’s hot in here,” and continued onward.  I finished cleaning/dressing my young client, turned, and gasped as I witnessed my little girl running and laughing with her friends.  Stark nakedHey, Mom, I told you it was hot in here, remember? Find a way, make a way! 

Aside from the fact that I can now tease my daughter about having lived out the American Dream by running through a church au naturale, her situation made for one nifty object lesson:  the Mary Kay guidance of “Find a way, make a way” does not mean that the right thing will always be done.  I want to highlight one NSD who is teaching Mary Kay consultants how to lie; an act I would definitely file in the “Doing Whatever It Takes” drawer.

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

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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 President Obama flashing the “hang loose” sign (and carrying a surfboard), and the ever-popular “Single Fake Rose in a Plastic Vial filled with Fake Water.”  There’s no denying I’m brimming with high class, people.   Or brimming with something else; my eyes are brown, after all.  Heck, I’m open for interpretation. Continue Reading →


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

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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 card bill, along comes Chef NSD Linda Toupin with a fresh platter of debt (plus breadsticks) just for you!  Take a gander at what our NSD du jour’s latest wave of “free” training entails, courtesy of her website: Continue Reading →


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