Written by Raisinberry
I remember lying in bed looking at the ceiling, sick inside, because 4 credit cards were maxed out… How did I get here???
At an area event, I was teaching the DIQs, and I opened my mouth and these words came out:
”How many of you are in more debt than ever since joining Mary Kay?”
Every hand went up. The directors sitting in the back of the room had heart attacks.
Since I was “still a believer,” I said:
“That stops today. No more personal ordering until you have sold at least $1500 to clear some debt. From now on, exact records must be kept, including all costs, deducted. If you end the month with a profit, send another 50% of that to your lowest balance credit card.”
You could have heard a pin drop. Even the Mocha Bronzes went Soft Ivory. And that was the beginning of the end. How dare I encourage them not to order! They were DIQ!! Was I nuts??? One of the DIQs said, “Are we allowed to talk about this?”
Let that resonate for a minute. Are. We. Allowed. To. Talk. About. This.
In the face of some 15 women raising their hands, the reality of the situation still escaped their ability to assess the truth. Mary Kay and its directors cannot afford any honest information about money management, ordering for goals (rather than because you’re selling), and the lack of accounting, with wall to wall financial denial going on.
Because they need the opposite. Upline and corporate make their money, off YOUR credit card debt. They know it. We know it. How easy would it be to teach and verify, good accounting practices?
But would that change the reality of how little is sold, how little money you make even if you are one of the “big” sellers, and how Mary Kay is really just about recruiting and frontloading.