How excited I am to share my story with you! I believe Women
start a Mary Kay Business for 1 of 2 reasons; 1. To Make Money or 2. To Save Money. I began my Mary Kay Career to Save Money, but found out later that it would be there for me when I needed to MAKE money! I started out just looking for answers to aging skin problems and desperately wanting to hold off father time from showing up on my face! In November 2009, I attended a friend’s “Debut” party and discovered the miraculous products Mary Kay had to offer! I was hooked after only 1 application and immediately replaced ALL my old skin care/cosmetics for my new found “Fountain of Youth”!
Shortly after trying the products, I signed my agreement to become a personal use consultant. There was absolutely NO WAY I was ever going to do parties or actually sell the products because I was the busiest Woman on the planet! I worked for a Major Movie Studio and traveled 2-3 weeks per month out of state and worked about 60-70 hours per week. Although I worked out of my home, I was glued to a computer when I wasn't traveling. I had also dabbled in Direct Sales numerous times with different companies and products and was just never able to get past a few initial sales to friends and family. To my surprise, I began getting so many complements on my skin and when I would tell my friends about the products I was using and the Wonderful Friends I was making, they were eager to hear more and try the products too! I found I didn’t have to “sell” Mary Kay, the product sold itself. The Brand and Company were so well known and respected!
In April of 2010, my company decided to open an office out of state and I would either have to move or lose my job! After 6 years climbing to the top of the sales force, I was no longer needed! I was even told I could keep my job but would have to interview for it among the “MBA Talent” that was available. I was instantly put in a position to replace a 6 figure income. I began working my business on purpose and the results have been amazing! I qualified as a Director in 90 Days! In thinking back to my first goal poster, I put a picture of the red jacket, a bunch of dollar bills, a picture of some Cars, and a Director’s Suit along with some dates, because those were the things that were "supposed" to be there, not because I really thought they were attainable. I actually thought it was the craziest thing I had done in a long time, putting pictures on cardboard… What surprised me was that by working my business only about 4 - 6 hours a week, I started to replace my income and my goals were being accomplished almost exactly in sync with the dates on my Poster!
With the combination of my work ethic, the leadership that my Senior Director provided, and the support of an amazing team of Women I now call The K-Team, all of those dreams were realized, and many more! One of the most exciting things yet was earning my first car…a 2011 fully loaded Chevy Malibu! I continued to work full time and managed with only one vehicle (and one payment!) while I was building my business. So you can imagine the thrill of going to the dealership, being treated like a queen, not having to sign a thing, and sitting in a car that only had 5 miles on it when I put the key in the engine!!! I knew from the moment I learned of my job ending that Mary Kay was what I was meant to do! It was if everything and everyone I had met over the years had led me to this. I am on a Mission to build an ARMY of Strong Independent Woman who do not have to worry about corporate jobs any longer and show them how to work for themselves and be financially free.
We have such an incredible company that allows us a variety of options. Choices about how much or little time you invest in your business, choices about the amount of income you want to make, choices about the kind of future you will have…it is all up to you. I'm so grateful for the Blessings I have received since being introduced to Mary Kay. It has given me my life back and brought me back in touch with God and so many dear friends and colleagues that I thought I had lost touch with forever. It has also introduced me to so many Inspiring Women that I will call my friends for life! My sincere prayer is that I can be an instrument to bring this blessing to other Women, give them Hope and show them what's possible. My family, my life, and my future are forever changed!