My MK Life
Most of us get in this for the money but stay for many reasons. MK has been a delightful surprise to my life.
Most people I know, including me, start their Mary Kay businesses to earn more money. I had no idea that Mary Kay would become such an integral part of my life.
When MK says that you are in business for yourself, but not by yourself, they are not kidding!
Deep friendships, fun filled trips, cooperative events, and so much more has given me an indescribable appreciation of what Mary Kay is all about. It has enriched my life and my thoughts in ways I would not have imagined.
It’s hard to put into words. This section will give you a glimpse of what I am talking about.
If you are entertaining the thought of starting your own business, or you know of someone who is, let’s have a chat.
You never know…you may be like Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz. You might be wearing those ruby slippers. Sometimes, your perfect solution is right in front of you, and you simply haven’t recognized it.
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Direct Selling…Sincere or Scam
I am a huge fan of VPR. It's my go-to station when I am in the car. I had a listener crush on Meghna Chakrabarti...until yesterday. They were blasting MLM's on her program, On Point. Whoa! Hold on Meghna! There were some valid criticisms, but she was over the...
Am I Too Pushy?
This past summer, I was at a workshop and was asked to extol my thoughts on women feeling pushy for the Vermont Mom blog...Too pushy! Now, that’s a hot button topic for me! I wish I could remember when being “too pushy” first became an issue in my life. When I was a...
MK Must Haves
Even hiking… I am wearing my MK “must-haves”. The cc cream has sunscreen, keeps the bacteria out and my moisturizer in, the rest just makes me feel pretty… and that makes me feel good.I’m so glad I said yes to MARY KAY thirty one years ago.Hiking midweek is a dream!...
Seminar 2018 Reflections
#MyMKLife…it’s a hashtag Mary Kay suggested we use a couple of years ago. It’s handy. It covers a wide range for me. As I sit in the plane from Dallas to NYC, and home to Burlington VT, I get to reflect on my MK life. I am returning from the big Mary Kay convention...
Who doesn’t like being appreciated?
Who doesn’t like being appreciated? How many times does someone say, “I appreciate what you just did”? Mary Kay does it all of the time…in the form of gifts and prizes. I just got some of those prizes as a year-end “thank you”. I’ll share them with you....
I received these earrings as a gift last summer from MARY KAY. I just started to wear them and appreciate their versatility. A warm pink blends perfectly with orange. While I am mentioning MK, my lip color is a red liner, filled in with #Tangerinepop over the liner....
If you think my business is hard…think again!
I did this appointment in my tee shirt and shorts via zoom. It was a Saturday morning. We had the nicest time, talking about life, sipping coffee, and then we got to MK products. While I was at it, I received a text. A brand new beauty consultant did her first...
MK is Very Prize-oriented
I was looking around my house and realized how many pieces of furniture, clothing, jewelry, and household items were gifts from Mary Kay. Here are a few… Lately, I’ve been taking gift cards from Amazon and using those to pay for things I would order anyway. Free is...
Flexibility is Key
For me, I need flexibility. With twenty seven years in the retail business behind me, I treasure the ability to work when I chose. I am still in awe that I get to go skiing and come back to my appointments in the late afternoon. During ski season, I rarely make an...
Nan on Confidence
I wrote the below article on Confidence for Mary Kay in 2018. What does confident mean to me? Sometimes, it’s as natural as breathing. Other times? Phew! Why do I feel fear? Am I afraid of being judged? Perhaps. Am I afraid of looking stupid? ...
NYC Makeover Trip
Mary Kay is all about recognition. My home and my closet are filled with gifts from the company. You may ask, what is your favorite prize? It was an experience. I entered 200 of my makeovers for a MK makeover contest and one of my entries was chosen. Spending four...
Jewelry As Gifts
Jewelry creates a mood and texture. MARY KAY gives me lots of gifts. Every month I get a piece of jewelry as a thank you. It’s so nice to be appreciated. Some I give away, and some I keep. Love these earrings and necklace by RJ Graziano. #myMKlife
Why I Love My Mary Kay Business
Black and White to Accent RJ Graziano
I accented black and white with my gift from MARY KAY by RJ Graziano. Pink shoes could have been cute, but I didn’t have that… a great solution? Use a nude color. ..even better with a little metallic to pick up the gold in the jewelry. #nanpatrickknows