Your Name: Anna
Date Joined MK: 5/2005
When Left MK or Still Active?: active
Initial Inventory Purchased: can’t remember if it was $200 or $600
How were you recruited?: I actually tracked down my director. I worked with her daughter as a missionary and had used the products a year and a half prior to that and LOVED them. She told me her mom was a director and I decided I wanted to join before I even met with her.
Memorable experience you had in MK: My first great week. I worked my business hard and saw direct benefits from it.
What did you learn from MK?: That your attitude really does determine your altitude. I used to have a tendency to think negatively but now I am learning to think positively and believe in my own abilities.
What are you doing now?: First and foremost a young wife and homemaker. I am also working at building my Mary Kay business into the best I can make it.
Additional Comments: I started Mary Kay 4 years ago after returning from an 18 month mission in South America. Another young woman I worked with and grew close to was the daughter of a Mary Kay director and answered all my questions about the company. After returning home I knew I wanted to become a consultant at least to get my 50% discount. Life happened and I was almost constantly inactive. I barely ordered enough to stay in the company. After my wedding three and a half years after signing my agreement I had to re-evaluate my position in life including if I was going to work my business into it or not. I decided that I want to be a part of this company and that it will help me fulfill my life long dream of being a stay at home mother while still helping me meet my emotional needs (seeing other women instead of being stuck in home with the kids all day, and feeling like I have some of my own money). Part of the reason I’d never worked my business was because I was afraid that all my friends and acquaintances would start seeing me as somebody who was constantly harassing them to buy something from me. I have learned that this isn’t the case. Mary Kay has helped me become friends with more people. I treat people like people and if they want to buy product that’s great and if not I’ve still made a new friend. I love being able to use my creativity to it’s full extent for the first time since I was little. I love using my business as a reason for making people feel good by doing things such as giving guests a gift at parties, sending thank you cards in the mail telling them I appreciate them. These are all things I love to do and my Mary Kay business gives me a reason to do it. Even if all I ever do is break even in Mary Kay it’s worth it just for me to be able to express myself this way. However, I do plan on it making me a descent supplemental income. I would like to become a director one day because I know I would be such an awesome, non-pushy, inspiring, director and help women develop self confidence. It seems to me that most women who got burned by the company either made too great of an inventory investment, had a crummy director, or didn’t feel comfortable trying to do sells. Mary Kay isn’t for everyone, but I’m sure glad that I have it.