From: North Logan, Utah
I've been married for almost 25 years to my husband, Gary, and have four beautiful children.
My fave things:
Traveling – especially trips to Hawaii with my family, water skiing, snow skiing, bike riding and reading.
How I started my business:
I was invited to have a facial and fell in love with the products as a customer. I wanted to be able to share them with a few friends and family.
My biggest concern about starting a Mary Kay business:
That it would take too much time. But I found that I could fit it in and make extra money. Plus, it was fun. Although I was afraid of rejection, I found that as I offered the products to other women, and treated them the way I would like to be treated, I gained customers and friends.
I wanted the extra money for:
Furniture and accessories for my new home.
How I've changed:
I feel like I am a better person. I focus more on others. This has been the best self-improvement course for me. What you put into the lives of others truly comes back to you. By helping others succeed, I have become a more grateful, caring and confident person. I have a more positive outlook on life.
What makes the Mary Kay opportunity different:
I love being my own boss, setting my own hours and having unlimited earning potential based on my efforts. You can always count on yourself and not worry about losing your job.
My customers' fave products:
Mary Kay® Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover, Mary Kay® Ultimate Mascara™ and Mary Kay® Mineral Powder Foundation.
At my first skin care party:
I was so nervous and sure I didn't want to be a salesperson that I conducted the skin care parties and started packing up my things without closing any sales. Everyone asked, "Can we buy things today?" It took me off guard. I then realized that all I had to do was get the products on their faces, and the products sold themselves.
"I didn't want to be a salesperson."
How I've been inspired to give back:
I've had the opportunity to rally customers and Independent Beauty Consultants together for a bigger cause to raise funds for needy families.
My best customer service moment to date:
I had a customer who moved two hours away. Her son still lived in the area and was unexpectedly admitted to the hospital. My customer drove right from work to see him. After the second day, I brought her skin care and makeup to the hospital so she could freshen up.