***That only 3% of females in the United States make over $100,000 a year…and of that 3%, 70% of those women are in Mary Kay, www.marykay.com ?
***The Wall Street Journal Names Mary Kay as the company with the best trained and highest paid women in America?
***Mary Kay Part-Time Consultants, working 4-6 hours a week can earn $150 - $300 a week?
***There are over $180 million worth of Mary Kay cars on the road today?
***Mary Kay products have earned the prestigious Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval and are recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation?
In 2015, Mary Kay was the 7th largest direct selling company in the world with over 3.5 million sales personnel worldwide with a revenue of $3.7 billion dollars, globally…all started by a woman (Mary Kay Ash) of ‘faith’ in 1963 with the intent to enhance her finances and to give women an opportunity to ‘get out of the house’ and do something for themselves and society. I’d say she was extremely successful.
I’ve been going through a slight melt down with one client assignment scheduled to end in early June and another that I chose to end rather abruptly and prematurely, however, I’d realized that with all my preaching about the type of companies and employers to work with and for, I had better follow my own preaching.
I thought that I was tired of working for individuals that needed ‘help’ from an HR perspective and that maybe I could ‘help’ from another perspective….I’d been an AVON representative for a number of years with all of my earnings (very little, I may say) going back to AVON for breast cancer support. At the time that I became involved with AVON, my cousin had a re-occurrence of her breast cancer and I wanted to help in any small way that I could.
I’d also been a Mary Kay representative, off and on, since 2007, mainly because I love the products and I wanted to be able to obtain the products at a discount…I learned that was/is a very expensive way to procure skin care products and make up. However, I decided to reactivate my Mary Kay account and begin to become involved slowly….I didn’t know how ‘slow’ it would be…
I thought the opportune time had arisen…I was to begin a new HR client at the end of June and I could ‘launch’ my Mary Kay business at the same time when a rather nasty fall occurred and I found myself in the hospital awaiting surgery for a broken hip….a good deal of time and thought has occurred since that very fateful day over five (5) weeks ago now…I ‘lost’ the client I was to begin….a time sensitive mission that I could have helped with significantly, however, I’m still not ready to focus on HR issues….I’m also not ready to ‘launch’ a business…when the Doctor says six (6) to eight (8) weeks, that is a reality.