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I Didn’t Want to Do the Work in Mary Kay

Years ago someone set out to “debunk” our Top 10 Reasons to NOT Do Mary Kay. There is lots of rambling in the rebuttal to us (really, me), but I was especially amused by this:

It is clear that unfortunately the person who wrote these “Top 10 Reasons” is not a salesperson or entrepreneur by nature. Everyone who works in any market, anywhere, knows it’s a constant game of hit-and-miss. But if you get bucked off the horse, you either get back on it or you give up, hang your head, and walk away. If you get turned down by one person, you move onto the next or find a new way to approach that same person until you get them to buy your product.

Interesting because I’ve been an entrepreneur with a REAL business for 21 years, and I’ve done an awesome job of selling for over two decades.

Here’s a comment on the article that I was particularly amused by:

Heidi Haney on November 18, 2014:

I’m so glad that someone finally said what has been on my mind all along about “Pink Truth”. That site is unfair and bashes a company all because ONE woman didn’t want to do the work necessary to run her own business. Mary Kay is NOT for everyone (otherwise we wouldn’t need other careers in the world right?) If Mary Kay WERE for EVERYONE then who would manufacture automobiles, who would run the white house, etc… So, just because YOUR Mary Kay experience was not top notch (and maybe she should be bashing her recruiter for poor work ethics rather than Mary Kay the company as a whole) should not be blasted all over the internet! I started a completely successful Mary Kay business on my own with NO INVENTORY to start! I am now a STAR senior consultant and I’ve quit my corporate job. THANK YOU MARY KAY and THANK YOU to my recruiter who has trained me well!!! I LOVE MARY KAY!!!

All because I didn’t want to do the work necessary to run my own business? I guess I have to keep reminding them that I’ve been running a successful business for 2 decades….

 

11 Comments

  1. Kristen

    Heidi, you said, “I’m so glad that someone finally said what has been on my mind all along about “Pink Truth””. Did you mean someone tried to ease the fears you have that Pink Truth might be on to something?

    Your excessive use of ALL CAPS and EXCLAMATION POINTS is not a substitute for INTELLIGENT ARGUMENTS!!!!!!!! It doesn’t drive home your point. It just illustrates how fervently you bought into the hype.

    ps. Who would run the White House? Oh my goodness…

  2. NayMKWay

    “That site is unfair and bashes a company all because ONE woman didn’t want to do the work necessary to run her own business.”

    A lot of good things have happened in this world because ONE person said, “This is wrong, and I’m going to do something about it.” Thank you, Tracy, for being one of those singular souls.

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  3. The Patient Whisperer

    “ Mary Kay is NOT for everyone (otherwise we wouldn’t need other careers in the world right?) If Mary Kay WERE for EVERYONE then who would manufacture automobiles, who would run the white house, etc… ”

    Yes, Heidi, the only reason other professions exist is because Mary Kay isn’t for everyone…??

    1. SandySouth

      Actually, the only reason other careers exist is so that people can afford to become a MK consultant. Without a real job, spouse in another job, or gainfully employed friends and family members to exploit, no one in MK could afford to buy enough MK crap to remain in “business”. LOL

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  4. Mountaineer95

    Oh, how cute! A Kaybot who seems to have a grip on the English language! Alas, she does not; check out this (non) sentence:

    “So, just because YOUR Mary Kay experience was not top notch (and maybe she should be bashing her recruiter for poor work ethics rather than Mary Kay the company as a whole) should not be blasted all over the internet! ”

    She is missing “it”. Such a shame. And of course we cannot look past her incorrect assessments about business in general and Mary Kay Inc.

    Just another Friday Kaybot, albeit one that has a slight grasp of proper grammar.

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