Pretend Recruiting is a Privilege

This was written by a woman who has been in Mary Kay for over 23 year. At the time she wrote it, she was a Future Executive Senior Sales Director. Now she’s a lowly consultant who works very part time, and she has a real job with real benefits.

She suggests it is a privilege to be recruited into Mary Kay, and by treating it as such, you will have better success getting women to sign up. I wonder how that worked out for her?

Recruiting is a privilege. It is a form of flattery. When you realize that you are offering an awesome opportunity to someone with whom you’d like to grow and you help her realize that she should feel honored that you would CHOOSE her over so many others, then you will accept recruiting for what Mary Kay Ash meant it to be: an awesome opportunity.

Recruiting is not a burden. Don’t apologize to me, to yourself, to those you interview. Don’t have a burdensome feeling or an apologetic feeling in your heart or it will come out in your voice and body language and mannerisms.

You can even say to her, “You bet your bottom dollar we want to recruit you because we LIKE you. We want to work with you. You are the kind of person we WANT to spend time with. You know you are exactly the kind of person I am looking for. I really do believe we have something to offer you and you have something to offer us. I’d like to lay everything out on the table for you, so you can see what we have to offer you and tell me what you have to offer us. Allow me to share information with you so you can make an informed decision.”

Offer it in a professional way, with a professional attitude, and your potential recruit will “rise to the occasion” and listen with an “intelligent mind!” When she joins your team, she will be an asset to your team and the company, in word and action, because you entrusted her with information you are not sharing with just any woman who passes by.


  1. Neverpink

    “When she joins your team, she will be an asset to your team and the company, in word and action, because you entrusted her with information you are not sharing with just any woman who passes by.”

    Except… you pretty much ARE “sharing” this information with “just any woman who passes by”. Didn’t several sales directors say to grab anybody who can “fog a mirror”?

    You won’t make money in MK from product sales alone. It’s all about recruiting “just any woman who passes by”.

    1. Char

      It’s really quite sad. The potential new recruit is made to feel special, but in reality she’s just another body with hopefully some cash or credit.

      People who commit the act of MLMing are disingenuous at best.

  2. Cindylu

    Wow. The Pink Kool aide sure is strong. Recruiting anyone within a three foot radius certainly isn’t about being selective. Fifty years later the novelty of MK has worn off. Make them feel important. Mislead them into thinking you and Mk actually care. I cannot comprehend how this former Director can continue to trust this scam. Like being addicted to gambling, she continues to pretend the big payoff is just around the corner. I feel very sorry for her family, friends and those she tries to recruit into this pitiful excuse for a job. Do everyone a favor and stop promoting a lost cause. 🙁

  3. NayMKWay

    “…not sharing with just any woman who passes by.”

    Oh, come on. We’ve all heard the “3-foot rule” and the “fog a mirror” rule. They’d try to recruit a turnip if it had a credit card.

    This person sent out a script of lies (penultimate paragraph) and then lied about her own motivations (last paragraph). Lies, lies, lies, lies. It’s the Mary Kay way (hence my user name) and the way of MLMs everywhere.

  4. MSgtK

    It’s a priviledge to lie???? You arnt going to spend anytime with her after her credit runs out. Trying to sucker women with low/no esteem…its not a priviledge to mislead and lie to anyone…..

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