From: Grand Prairie, Texas
I'm a single woman running my very own business!
My fave things:
Vacationing anywhere there is water, sun and sand; reading; dining at great restaurants; and a great love story!
Why I love my Mary Kay business:
I love that there are no limits to where you can go. I started my business with a goal of just earning some extra money. As I continued with my business, my goals began to change and grow. I didn't have to ask for permission or wait for a promotion. I have the freedom and courage to dream big.
How I've changed:
This was just supposed to be a way to earn extra money, but it has become so much more. I'm not that shy 26-year-old with acne anymore. I love the business owner I've become. I love the woman I've become. This has been a journey toward financial freedom and also to realizing I had so much untapped potential.
My favorite Mary Kay party:
Beauty Brunches! Women love to look beautiful and we enjoy great fellowship. Plus, an event with good food never hurts!
Before Mary Kay:
I was in the real estate industry living paycheck to paycheck.
Why I started my Mary Kay business:
I knew there had to be more out there than just living to pay bills. And I believed the Mary Kay opportunity could be a vehicle to "more." In 2003 when I began my business, "more" meant money!
I wanted the extra money for:
I know money doesn't buy happiness, but I do believe it affords you choices. I was at a place in my life where my choices were limited. I wanted to pay off a student loan/credit card debt and have some fun money for me.
"I'm not that shy 26-year old with acne anymore"
My customers' top three must-have Mary Kay® products:
TimeWise® Miracle Set®, Satin Lips® Lip Set and NouriShine Plus® Lip Gloss.
My advice to someone considering making a change in their life:
I find that when you are serious about changing a situation, the strength comes from within. I knew that I deserved something more from life. And I was willing to do something a little out of my comfort zone to get it!
What surprised me most about the Mary Kay opportunity:
How much fun I was having while earning money. Prior to Mary Kay, I did not associate earning an income with having fun. I was also surprised by the support I received from the other Independent Beauty Consultants and my Independent Sales Director. They believed in me until I could believe in myself. Sometimes I thought they wanted me to succeed more than I did. It is the best feeling knowing someone believes in you!