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Ex-Director Sees Beyond the Smoke and Mirrors

mary-kay-smoke-and-mirrorsA former Mary Kay sales director sees beyond the smoke and mirrors and shares her story with us. Can you relate?

You know…….. the more I read and hear about the leaders in this company who ultimately play on women’s hearts, minds and souls, the sadder I am. It is a shame that NSDS who call themselves “women of God” can continue to give women like us false hope.

The thing that saddens me most is that many women who get into this business do not have a support system at home! When you first get into Mary Kay…… you are “LOVED” by all these women that are in Mary Kay!

You are the BEST, CUTEST, MOST WONDERFUL thing since “chocolate pudding”.

You remain in their good graces until……… you aren’t making THEM any money or you decide for some reason whatever it be….. health, family, can’t stand the bullcrap anymore you are getting out…… you NEVER hear from them again.

You say to yourself, “where is my wonderful support group of Mary Kay friends and my national of all people who told me she was my friend?” Remember the one who has prayed with you and for you? Where is she? Oh, I know. She’s out there now praying with and for all those other poor unsuspecting women, kissing all over them. What “CHARM” she has. If you think about it she’s like a snake charmer.

As you know, a large majority of these ladies dig themselves deeper into financial debt because they are told to “get a credit card, get a second mortgage, do what ever it takes to “buy” product”, they become more unstable mentally because they feel like failures when they don’t succeed at this “can’t win” dead end DREAM!

I got into Mary Kay to “help” women, not make their lives more stressful! I honestly thought that God was opening this door for me and I think he did give me blessings by leading me to many of the truly wonderful women I’ve met that are my “friends” no matter what.

Hard work is not a stranger to me but Mary Kay is the hardest job MENTALLY I have ever attempted, it was physically draining also, lugging around all the necessities to do whatever. I am forever so “sorry” if I have caused anyone more anguish in their lives because of my ignorance in thinking I could “help” them by recruiting them into Mary Kay. It is a shame that a lot of the leaders in Mary Kay are not what they profess to be. It is refreshing to look in the mirror and know that the women looking back at me is truly “me” and not some Mary Kay imposter.

You can bet that now ANYTIME I hear someone talking about trying out the Mary Kay lifestyle, I tell them to RUNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN and don’t stop. Birds of a feather flock together!!! That’s what I’ve always said. If it walks like a duck….talks likes a duck…..then it is a QUACKER!!!

One comment

  1. Data Junkie

    “It is a shame that NSDs who call themselves “women of God” can continue to give women like us false hope.”

    Imagine if they told this truth, “Your chances of success in Mary Kay are roughly this: If you fill a room with 1000 random Mary Kay consultants, you will find that 996 are losing money, and this is the mathematical certainty associated with Mary Kay’s business model, regardless of your individual ‘effort.’ Given this mathematical certainty, do you believe you will be one of the four consultants in that room that will break-even or possibly even turn a profit?”

    Mary Kay is not honest about all of this. That’s a giant lie of omission. If they did share this with their prospective recruits, I would not feel bad for the 996 that lose money…they knew what there were getting into. But that level of honestly is entirely absent in Mary Kay’s sales pitch.

    The company and the NSDs are intentionally dishonest about all of this. They have to be, or the company would quickly go out of business. The three biggest lies? Mary Kay lies about who the real customer is (the consultant), the real role of the consultant (cash source for EVERYTHING in Mary Kay), and the very high probability of individual financial loss (99+%) regardless of individual effort.


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