Thursday, March 19, 2009

Friday Ten List Why I love What I do...

In honor of my Mary Kay trip this weekend I am dedicating my Friday 10 list to my awesome business. This is an exciting time for me because I have been working this business as a hobby for the last 11 years and I am now really seeing my goals come to pass. We have just finished our second month towards car production of my first free car. (And the month is barely half way over)It takes 4 month of my team and I doing $18,000 wholesale orders from the company and 12 active consultants. We have done over $9,000 and have 8 active consultants. Now it is not the Pink Cadillac yet, but a Pontiac G6 with tax title & licences paid for and 85% percent of the insurance taken care of each month. Or I can take the cash at $375 a month for two years. My faith has grown so much during this process. Plus I get 13% of that $18,000 wholesale that my team does, in cash. So other than that here is my 10 reason why I love what I get to do
1. Prizes and recognition- I get a ribbon for selling a lipstick. Most of my jewelery and purses I have won. I love being crowned queen of sales at our weekly meeting and am currently for the first time ever the number 1 consultant in my unit for the seminar year that will end June 30th. The only time I was recognized as a teacher was when I messed up Special Ed. paperwork or was late to school.
2. The personal growth and free therapy I get. You can't hang around positive women and get all of our leadership training with out being effected and it all for free. I have learned how to manage my books, manage my thinking and my time from Mary Kay.
3. All of my products for free. In mine and Darin's entire marriage I have never had to budget for my make up or skincare needs because I get it free. I have always sold enough that it paid for the 50% that we get it all for. Plus everything I use is a tax write off.
4. The awesome women I have gotten know as my customers and team members. I have developed most of my strong friends through Mary Kay. In every new area we have moved to it has provided me a community to get to know people. I love meeting new people and have them part of my life.
5. The Christian atmosphere and philosophy the company is based on. I love that in a cynical world of separation of church and state in the world of Mary Kay the name of the Lord is lifted high. We open everything major event in prayer and no one apologizes for it.
6. The extra money has paid for Dalton's private kindergarten, many Christmas Seasons, trips for Darin and I and my fun money that I would not normally get as a stay at home mom for my nails and hair.
7. The fun events I get to go to 3 times a year. In the fall there is the Y.O. retreat in Kerville and it is my favorite because of the girl time. In the Spring there is Career Conference where this year I am so excited about being recognized as a future independent sales director and on target car driver. Plus I won the conference fee and my hotel room free for my sales. The Grand Gala of them all though is Seminar held in the Summer. This is where Dallas rolls out the pink carpet for us throughout July for the 5 seminars that are held there. I love the pageantry and beauty of all the ball gowns on awards night. I signed my agreement just to have a reason to wear a prom dress every year for the rest of my life. (I am really not joking about that.)
8. I really love putting on a power suit, pantyhose and sleek heals. I love being a stay at home mom but man I feel powerful when I get dressed up in the uniform of a business woman too. I can't wait to get to wear the prestigious directors suit this summer. I feel like I get the best of both worlds.
9. I love the goal setting and meeting my goals. It is growth and a constant moving forward to areas that thought were beyond my reach. It is lesson my kids are catching as it breaks their belief barriers. You can be what ever you want to be and do what ever you want to do. As a mom I can so easily get caught up in the "would have, could have, should have, someday and maybes" as I get lost in the day to day life of raising three kids and dealing with a messy house. Mary Kay snaps me out of that so quickly and refocuses my attention to what I can do in the here and now. It has been fun these last few months hearing my kids talk about, "My mom is winning a car!" I can't wait to drive that pink Cadillac home and see Brighton's little face and beleiving that her mama won her a pink car to be driven around in.
10. It is my ministry. I do love women and making them feel special. If I can take a woman who has never taken time for herself and pamper her. Teach her how to take care of her skin, make herself feel pretty then it is worth it. You would be surprised how a woman will open up to you when she sits with you and takes her make up off. Or take a teenage girl that is struggling with her skin and help her clear it up making her feel beautiful is priceless. I have used my skincare class as a teaching tool with the teen girls to teach them of the cleanings power of the cross. It has given me an in to start a mentoring relationship with some of my teens in our church through out the years. I recently had the neatest experience and a dream fulfilled when one of my clients accepted Jesus Christ as her savior because she came and got a facial from me. I met her out shopping one day and got her name and number to book an appointment with her. At her appointment we talked about our church and I invited her. She shocked me by showing up the next Sunday and received Christ that day. Now, I would love to get to lead someone personally to the Lord through what I do and I am still waiting on that one. All of this ministry comes through playing with lipstick.
11. Now for my favorite of them all.... HellO PINK CAR! Many people would say they would not drive those tacky pink cars. Well I have wanted one since I was a little girl. This is the world I was created for. It is the only place in the world I completely fit into. It is a world of pink, glamour, femininity and fun! The spot light is big enough for everyone that wants to be in it. A place where everyone can shine and be recognized for her talents and achievements. It is a place to be inspired.

Now that some may think I am a complete dork after reading this I just wanted to share a little more insight into me and this pink world is a big part of that.


Anonymous said...

I don't think you're a dork. I think you = awesome. :)

Melanie said...

Ditto! I loved reading this, Nocona.

Heather said...

To the girl that we always new would do Mary Kay and drive a pink car! Reading your blogs are an inspiration. And I didn't realize all these years what an awesome writer you are! Keep on keeping on!