Have you ever made a decision that was not in your best interest? I made a decision to become a Mary Kay Consultant in a weak moment. Let me state that this is a wonderful company and I have known many excellent women who have had great careers with Mary Kay Cosmetics. Although Mary Kay is a wonderful company, it was a bad decision for me.
I was standing in line at McDonalds pondering my future. I had a great year as Miss South Carolina and married Thomas only a month after I relinquished my title. My new home, Johnston was “tee-weensy” (still is). The only skills I had was singing, applying make-up and beauty queen hand waves.
Suddenly, as I was standing in line, a hand touched my face and said and I quote, “Honeeeee, I can fix your-ah face.” To which I replied, “I did not know I was broken.” My eyes glanced to see the glittering rhinestoned pin on her lapel that said it all, “Mary Kay.” This woman’s makeup was as flawless as her smooth Southern drawl. I was hooked.
My first Mary Kay rally was like watching the National Cheerleading Championship without the stunts. They were cheering about their new lip gloss. It was scary. In a flash I found myself called to the front and given a bumblebee pin…with a broken wing. I wondered it this was a sign from heaven.
At that rally I realized I was more interested in the speaker than the products. Which explains why I was not as successful as I could have been selling May Kay Cosmetics. I believe you will never be fulfilled if you are not using your natural gifts and talents! My Mary Kay cosmetic dilemma was that I was not passionate about the products or my desire to sell, so I became something I should never have been.
Mary Kay make-up was nightmarish on my very sensitive skin. I used all three different formulas that were mixed specifically for me and my face STILL looked like a pepperoni pizza supreme. I had to wear another brand and pretend I was using Mary Kay. I learned how difficult it is to sell something you do not believe in.
Even with the make-up not agreeing with me, that broken bumblebee pin gave me just enough motivation to book my first party.
Check out my blog Saturday for Part 2- The Nightmare Mary Kay Party…..REALLY FUNNY!