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Role Model: Mary Kay

Posted on July 1, 2017 at 10:25 PM

In the world of Direct Sales and Successful Women Entrepreneurs, if we are going to talk about firsts, then we must talk about one of America's most influential women, Mary Kay.

"As an entrepreneur and a philanthropist, she started her business from a tiny store in Dallas, Texas, with five products and one big dream. That dream was to inspire women to transform their lives, and in doing so, help other women achieve success." Today, there are more than 3 million Independent Beauty Consultants, Mary Kay offers more than 200 premium products in more than 35 countries around the world.

Recognized today as America’s greatest woman entrepreneur, Mary Kay Ash stepped out into a man’s world in 1963 to blaze a new path for women. She grew her business based not on the rules of competition but on The Golden Rule. By “praising people to success” and “sandwiching every bit of criticism between two heavy layers of praise,” this energetic Texan opened new opportunities for women around the world and built a multibillion-dollar corporation. And after fifty years, her timeless people-centered philosophies drive her global Company and continue to touch the lives of people worldwide.

My Aunt was a Mary Kay rep in the 80s. A school teacher by day and a beauty consultant in the evenings and weekends. It was a great side job. As a young girl, it was inspiring to watch and help my Aunt with her business and I'm sure is a large part of my entreprenureal spirit. Working as women entrepreneurs or with Direct Sales companies can not only be great jobs for women and especially moms, but, it's also an opportunity to empower young ladies by showing you can be a good mom and a successful professional. It's hard, but, if you love what you do and you love the company you work for (as many Mary Kay reps have said), then it's all worth it.

Today's Selling Tip

"Business referral exchange program. By partnering or teaming up with other businesses or consultants in your area, you not only generate more brand exposure, but increase sales. Create relationships with other businesses that compliment your products/services where you recommend each other’s services/products and may consider offering special promotions for each other’s products/services to your customers."


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