When you want to leave the Mary Kay cult, one of the most important first steps is to stop attending the indoctrination events. Mary Kay Seminar is exactly that: a rah-rah event where they get into your head with all the talking points and the hype, and they get you to separate yourself from reality.
You no longer think about all the money you’re losing, the women you’re lying to in the process of recruiting, the financial hardship you’re creating when you frontload large inventory orders, the time you’re spending away from your family, the absolute loser of an “opportunity” that Mary Kay really is.
Here is former top director Kelly Brock about 5 months before she quit Mary Kay for good. She walked out on “Awards Night” and her upline lost their minds. It was her first real step toward quitting. (Make no mistake, she still went on that Top Director Trip, didn’t she?)
Kelly has come out publicly about the shunning she received after she quit Mary Kay. Those “lifelong friendships” you develop in MK go away once you quit. Now if Kelly would just admit publicly that MLM is a loser “business” in which almost everyone loses money. That MLM is an abusive system in which women like her at the top of the pyramid “make money” because those below her are losing money. She could just admit that MLM isn’t a business, but that’s one of her target markets for her coaching business, so I guess the honesty only goes so far.