Your Name: Lisa
Are You Active or Inactive? yes. Started my business in 2006
Amount of Initial Inventory You Purchased: $1,800
How were you recruited? Tell us all the details.
My sister-in-law gave me a pampering while I was on vacation visiting my in-laws. I feel [sic] in love with the product.
Do you have a memorable experience from your time in Mary Kay? If so, please tell us about it.
That would have to be my first Seminar experience. I recall dancing in a ballroom with a ton of other IBCs to Donna Summer’s ‘Stamp Your Feet.’ The energy, the hope and the excitement in the room was amazing!
What are you doing now?
I’m a double entrepreneur. So I spend my time primarily operating and growing my primary business (meeting planning) but still love connecting with women through my Mary Kay business.
Feel free to include any additional comments here:
Like many of you, I went into business myself as a way to stay at home and raise my daughter yet contribute to my household. I’ve been in business for myself successfully since 2000. You have to be SMART and really investigate an opportunity before you invest in it. This business is not for everyone. And unfortunately, there are a lot of women out there who are destroying the empire Mary Kay Ash built because of their thirst to be at the top no matter how they get there. I am very happy with my MK business. I still get a lot of reward from teaching women of all ages the importance of taking care of their skin and helping them to feel beautiful. I believe in the product we sell. And I believe anyone can succeed in this business with the right attitude and some legitimate mentorship. I feel sorry for all the women who find themselves bitter from the negative experiences they’ve had. But I wonder how many of them take ownership for drinking the kool-aid and not asking the hard questions you have to ask when making business decisions. So for those of you considering starting your own MK business, do your research, discuss the opportunity with your family, weigh all the options, and most importantly, pray about your decision. Remember, you always have the right to say “no” to someone regardless if they’re telling you to sign up for a special MK training or invest in a $2,400 inventory order. Mary Kay started this business to give you an opportunity. It’s up to the person accepting the opportunity to run it with the same style of class and decorum she did.