My blogs are things that usually have some relevance in my life, one way or another and this morning as I struggled to wake up, it hit me. MaryKay.
It also hit me that this is going to be a short blog.
Five years ago I was a Marykay Cosmetic consultant and I loved it and I’ll tell you why.
One of the first things consultants are trained is to do it to put God first, Family second and Career third. Before I started selling the product, I wore the product and loved the product. In fact, I still swear by the product because it’s the best product out there for skin care and make up. But mostly skin care because it has kept me looking younger than most women my age. So when I started selling, I discovered that women made a lot of money doing this and it was based on putting their career last? I didn’t buy into that. How was that possible? In what profitable career do they promote putting it last?
Along with that ideology, they drill into their training, to follow the Golden Rule- Treat others they way you would want to be treated.
Okay, so what I was hearing that this little lady from Texas built an entire empire based on these rules and succeeded?
Yes. Yes, she did.
This “little” empire allowed women to take back confidence within them by helping other women to feel confident in their appearance. These consultants became their own bosses, working the schedule they wanted and in most cases working it around their family.
That’s one of the reason’s I became a consultant, (1) I loved and believed in the product that I could now get for 50%, (2) I had three children, all boys and I was surrounding by male chromosomes and sometimes I just needed to get out but do so around my mommyhood duties, and (3) I knew that once I completed a private session with women, they looked good and because they looked good, they felt good and that was a great feeling.
What I continued to learn through my years as a consultant is that it really was truly about creating a positive atmosphere for women, who would pay that forward. There were times when I didn’t sell one thing at a show and it didn’t matter because I left their home with something greater than money and that was a sense of giving something money couldn’t buy and I did that.
So yeah, Maykay’s philosophy really is the foundation she set when she began her company and it’s still being drilled into their consultant’s head because it works.
Go Marykay for seeing the future and giving simple goals for women who sometimes needed a little nudge.