Thursday, November 19, 2009

Mary Kay

By now, most of you know that I have my own business. I am an Independent Beauty Consultant for Mary Kay. I wanted to give you guys more of a background on Mary Kay to give you a feel of the business I am in. I'm sure that you have heard of Mary Kay products, but may not know as much about the business side or about Mary Kay herself. And you might find something out that you didn't already know!

Mary Kay Ash faced a situation that may not be so rampant in today's world, but was all too familiar to women in the early '60s. After 25 years of much dedication and hard work for a sales company, Mary Kay Ash resigned a position as a national training director when a man she had trained was promoted above her – at twice her salary. And this was not the first time this had happened. Her response was visionary. At first, she started writing a book that would help women gain the opportunities she had been denied.

She decided to start making a list of all the things that she had learned in her 25 years in sales. She put together the good things and the bad to use as examples in her book as to what would make a good company. Then she realized that she had just put together a marketing plan for a dream company. And then she thought, why don't I just start this company myself?

So, in 1963, she decided to go for it. With her wonderful experience, her awesome marketing plan and $5,000 in savings, Mary Kay, with the help of her youngest son Richard, set out on an adventure and created Beauty by Mary Kay. It was a first – a company dedicated to making life more beautiful for women. It was founded not on the competitive rule, but on the Golden Rule, on encouraging people towards success and on the principle of placing God first, family second and career third. It was a company – as Mary Kay said, "with heart".

Today, Mary Kay's vision to give unlimited opportunity for personal and financial success to women is still going strong. It has been 46 years since the start of this wonderful company and it's never been better.

And can I just say that I have never seen a company truly want you to succeed as much as this one does. The business tools and training are incredibly vast. They truly do give you unlimited opportunity. I am blown away daily by the heart behind this company. I believe that is why it has done so well for all of these years. I am excited to be part of it. And if you would like to know how to be part of it too, just let me know! Are you needing extra money? Would you like to have more flexibility? Would you like the freedom to make your OWN decisions regarding YOUR business?! Get in touch with me and I will get you started on YOUR path to success!!

1 comment:

  1. Love the post. And I really love the story of how she started her company. I got to meet her, years ago and she is really a funny lady.

    I believe it was Mary Kay who pushed a busted up stroller with her baby in it while she tried to sell her products. Anyway, she was really funny to listen to. ~ Yaya

    Yaya's Changing World