Friday, April 4, 2014

What Being a Mary Kay Consultant Has Taught Me

Not too long ago someone was making a dumb remark about me and my Mary Kay. It was something along the lines of "yea like she is going to make a million dollars selling Mary Kay" or something like that. For some reason I remembered that today and it got me thinking. What has being a Mary Kay Consultant taught me?

Nothing worth having comes without work. Before I quit my job I was trying to do the MK thing part time. My hopes was that one day I would be able to quit my full time job and do MK full time, be a director, drive the pink Cadillac etc. It didn't quite work out that way. Mainly because I was way too tired and negative from my job to want to do anything with my MK business once I got home and on my days off I was so tired I just didn't feel like it. Sure I did the occasional skin care class or one -on-one facial. But for the most part I was treating it like a hobby and really expecting that the people would come to me. It didn't and doesn't work that way.

Have confidence in yourself. Mary Kay (as in all direct selling) is a numbers game. If someone says "no" don't take it personally. They are not saying no to you. They are saying no to what you are offering. But you have to have confidence because if you don't, you will not have the courage to even ask anyone much less anything else.My director once told me that the only difference between us is that she has had more people say "no" to her than I have.

Don't stand in your own way. I am my biggest obstacle. I am my harshest critic and I tend to get discouraged very easily. I have learned that I have to get out of my own way and do what I have to do. If not then it won't get done. That's life and that's the way it works. In order to accomplish anything you have go "get out of your own way".

People are going to be who they are. Many, many times I have had appointments scheduled with people. Only to have them virtually "disappear". When I call to confirm they are no where to be found. I call, I leave messages, I text. And nothing. to me that's the hardest part of this business. Because if they really weren't interested then I could have scheduled someone else in that slot who is really interested.
Step out of your comfort zone. This one is really self explanatory. Approaching people I don't know and talking to them scares me to death. But if I don't do it, I will never grow and my business will never grow.

I can do this! I can do this! I really can. I have discovered that I do have more confidence than I ever thought possible. Will I make a "million dollars"? Who knows? Maybe one day I will but the most important thing I have discovered that that I am way more capable of doing things and stepping out of my comfort zone than I ever imagined. I have been doing Mary Kay a little over 3 years now and I am just NOW realizing the above.

So to you I say this. If you have been thinking about doing something like Mary Kay and are afraid, or don't think you are a "sales person". I say TRY IT! Relax and GO FOR IT. Whether it be something like Mary Kay or anything else you have thought about doing, Don't stand in your own way!! Get out there and MAKE IT HAPPEN!

If you would like to give Mary Kay a try and don't know anyone who is a consultant I would be more than glad to help you get started. This goes for orders too. If you don't have a consultant and would like one I would love to be yours!

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Sunday, May 22, 2011

I Am Not A Stalker

Nope, I am not a stalker. I am a Mary Kay beauty consultant. I want to give you a free facial and introduce you to the products that I fell in love with. They are what made me become a consultant. My skin has never been better. I look younger. My face is clearer. It makes me feel great! I just want the same for you. Give it a try. That's all I ask.

The products are high quality. They rank up there with MAC, Lancome, Merle Norman etc but the price is much lower. Heck even Avon has in creased in price. Have you looked at a recent Avon book?

I ACTUALLY had someone go through the trouble of scheduling a facial with me. The first time they cancelled. The second time they didn't. But here's the thing. They gave me bogus directions to their house, didn't answer the phone when I called that was lost AND NOW they have changed their number. REALLY? That's an awful lot of trouble to go through. A simple no thanks in the beginning would be sufficed. I won't be offended. It's not me you are saying no to. You are not interested in the product. No BIGGIE.

I also had a group one time of servers at a local restaurant that seemed really gung-ho about having a facial party with all of them. I tried several times to make it happen and got nothing but a run around. One girl even gave me her number, ASKED me to call her. Then when I did finally get a hold of her she was rude and said she had all the makeup she needed. Excuse me but you asked me to call you!!! SHEESH!

But no, I am NOT A STALKER! I just go to your house after you give me directions and give you (and any friends you want) a FREE facial! You aren't obligated but I promise you will love it!

Monday, March 28, 2011


I have been doing Mary Kay now for not quite two months. Already I have seen what the company has to offer. Prizes galore! They give away cars, (not just the pink caddy's), jewelry, trips, cash and more! It's amazing what I have seen.

In just two months I have already gotten...a ring, a set of rolling suitcases, a necklace, two pins, two bracelets, various ribbons and did I mention I am making money and having a blast?!?

Holding skin care classes with Mary Kay is a breeze. Before my first one I was extremely nervous, but then I realized that I already literally had the "script" for what I needed to say. Once I got started it was so easy. I realized that night that it was FUN! Finally a way to make money that is fun! If I keep going I will be able to quit my current full time job (J-just O-over B-broke)!!

I have always been into makeup. I am always the first one to go and buy the newest product, the newest colors so this was really a no brainer for me. And for the first time I can recall I have CLEAR skin...WHA?? You heard me, clear skin. 42 years old and I STILL break out. Not since I started using the Mary Kay Timewise line of products. All clear. And people tell me I look like I am about 35. The other day someone thought I was in my early 30's. I was like "GET OUT"! But they were serious. MAN I am loving this!

This past weekend I went to the Mary Kay Career Conference and heard outstanding and motivational speeches from women who are way up in the company. I decided that that is what I want to do. Be a director. I want to make a living with Mary Kay and I want to drive a pink Cadillac. I also got a couple of my prizes listed above and got to walk on stage and get recognition 3 different times! That was just so cool. I have never had a job that does things like that.

So how do you get started in Mary Kay? It cost just $100 for your starter kit that has over $400 worth of full size products in there. Want to know more? Contact me. Let's get you some money, prizes and recognition! or find me on Twitter @lisabarber or Facebook me: