Are You Active or Inactive?
about to be inactive in one more month..
Amount of Initial Inventory You Purchased:
How were you recruited? Tell us all the details.
I will give you the honest details of how this all went down.
In January of 2010 I was approached by my SD at my second job, which I worked part time for some “beer money.” She was very complimentary and flattered me by praising my “business sense” and sense of style etc. She gave me her business card with the offer of $30 worth of Mary Kay if I invited some of my friends for a facial…and with each friend I invited she would add another $10. It sounded cool, but I put the card in my wallet and forgot about it.
In about two weeks, she called me and asked me when I would like to get together for my party. I gave her a date, and in about a week I showed up with four of my friends and sat through my first facial.
The following week, she called me and asked me if I would attend a special night where a NSD would be speaking, and I was pretty excited about Mary Kay at the time, so I agreed and went. At the event, I was becoming more excited listening to the NSD tell her stories of fame and fortune and struggles and more fortune and I found myself really being wowed by all she had to say. I saw myself earning that amount of cash, especially when I saw her 1099 statement that was passed around and I figured.. heck, I can do this.. I am a hard worker! So I made up my mind to sign up…even though I had no disposable income.
(… read what happened in between this event and signing my agreement down below in additional comments.)
My SD, knowing that I was super strapped for cash, helped me to earn my started kit, by allowing me to have some parties and use the sales from the parties to by my kit. I thought that was really cool and I was excited to start my business.
Do you have a memorable experience from your time in Mary Kay? If so, please tell us about it.
My two good memorable experience was my first facial, before actually signing on the line… enjoying the products and getting some free gifts. It was fun to have my girlfriends and I get pampered.
Secondly, when I first got my started kit and training materials, I was like a kid in a candy store! It was fun testing the products and using the DVD’s and CD’s.
What are you doing now?
I am an artist and I have a 9-5 J O B. I have decided to concentrate all of my spare time and energy into my OWN business. (you know the kind where you make all the rules, make all the money, and keep all themoney you make??)
I am finding that some of the business tools learned from MK are helping me and gave me some confidence to go out and achieve the goals I want for myself…and for my business. I am selling artwork, getting new commissions, and generally feel like I had to go down the MK road to learn things that are helping me currently.
Feel free to include any additional comments here:
Before I actually signed my agreement, I had researched online for the pros and cons of the Mary Kay business and my search had actually landed me here, on the pinklighthouse. I had read a lot of horror stories, and my guts where boiling with doubt but I didn’t choose to listen to those doubts. The stories that I read from other IBC’s came true for me about six months into my business, and the dealings I had with other IBC’s and especially with that of my SD.
I have a lot of pent up feelings, and tears that have been shed about some of the things I went through that I can’t discuss at length here. I do feel bamboozled by my director, and sadly I had to learn a few hard lessons to help me shed some of my naivete. Lesson learned. At the end of the experience though, I appreciate the 50% of the experience which allowed me to be more goal oriented and confident.. and the other 50% was learning to spot BULL Shizzle.