Imagine devoting more than 30 years of your life to Mary Kay, and still not getting to the top. Cindy Machado Flippen doesn’t have to imagine. She has lived it. For 30 years she has been grinding… trying to get to the position of national sales director, and failing.
What happened to “you can promote yourself when you’re ready”??? If you’re willing to work hard? If you follow the plan? If you work the Mary Kay way?
They teach you it’s easy, and yet Cindy Mac is the poster child for failure in MLM. Sure, she gets to call herself a “top director.” Yet she can’t get to the very top of the pyramid. So actually she has failed. (I wonder how much it burns her to see a youngster like Jamie Taylor make it to nsd?)
Cindy talks in this post about quitting. How she kept at it for 10 years, and see! Now she’s successful! She admits she should have walked away. (She probably should now.)
Cindy is selling this idea that the only way you lose is if you quit. That all it takes is to KEEP TRYING. If that was true, wouldn’t she be an nsd now?
For good measure, I’m throwing in this part of her personal website. She repeats the lie that she “built a multi-million dollar organization.” Yes, she convinced women to buy millions of dollars of products that she knew they’d never sell. But there was not $12 million in retail sales. There was $5 million in wholesale orders. $5 million swindled out of women when their families could not afford it.