When Independent Sales Directors and Independent National Sales Directors talk about living their dreams, you question just what it takes to get there. You may have heard them talk about the flexibility of a Mary Kay business and how it has enabled them to spend quality time with their families. They can earn such rewards as the use of a Mary Kay Career Car and monetary earnings that perhaps allow them to give up their full-time jobs. How is it possible to have it all?
Make no mistake: These women have worked very hard to get where they are today. When people hear Mary Kay Ash’s philosophy of “God first, family second, career third,” they may misinterpret what she meant. Keeping one’s priorities in balance doesn’t mean you don’t have to work hard or make sacrifices to be successful. What does set the Mary Kay opportunity apart from a typical corporate job, however, is that you have more flexibility.
Mary Kay Ash was known for being one of the hardest-working people you’d ever meet. As the founder of what she called the “Five O’Clock Club,” her day began no later than 5 a.m. She chose to sacrifice an hour or two of sleep to achieve a jump start on her day. Many Independent Beauty Consultants choose to join the Five O’Clock Club, but maybe sleep is too precious to you; and you’d rather focus the bulk of your efforts during the second half of the day while your children are in school or on the weekends. The choices are limitless!
By contrast, in corporate America, odds are good that your employer expects you to be at the office, at a minimum, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. You probably don’t have the flexibility to decide your own work hours.
As a Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant, you are your own boss, so you get to decide what time you begin and end your work each day. You determine your own schedule and the rate at which you want to climb the ladder of success. If your goal is simply to supplement the income from your full-time job, the number of hours you devote to your Mary Kay business will likely be relatively small. On the other hand, if you choose to replace and/or exceed your income from your full-time job, you should expect to put in longer hours in order to accomplish that goal.
The point is that you’re free to choose your destiny. You determine the balance of faith, family and career that’s right for you.