Wednesday, July 13, 2011


Got those appointments booked, 7 total.

Small steps, ok?  Feels good.

So now I'm officially a "Go TEAM" member, in on the exclusive 2x a month training. And I like that. First Training session is tonight.

I"m stoked!

I'm also stoked to actually have names on my books thru next month. Can you say "perfect opportunity to get this party started"? Its like a fresh start to work full circle. I might be on a bit of a Mary Kay high right now, my Applause magazine came today. Reading thru it always gets my mind racing. It had pictures of next years seminar prizes.. OH and the debuting 2012 independent sales director class ring! So pretty! Its this huge amethist surrounded my pink sapphires and diamonds. Maybe I can find a picture for you.

Alrighty, just a short one today to celebrate a small victory.

This is the Independent Sale Director Class of 2012 Class Ring

Fun Stuff!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

New MK Year, New Goal *Follow- Up*

I feel like I'm off to a slow start, but rather than shrink away and try to not focus on my sales, I thought I'd just put my business out there :D

A recap on what my goals are:
  • Star Consultant this Quarter- Sapphire $1800 wholesale
  • 3 New Team Members
and that means I need to:
  • Have atleast 1-2 MK functions a week or $150/wk
  • Be connecting with current clients
  • Working full circle

And here's somethings I've done since 6/16
  • Placed about $122 in Wholesale to the Company
  • Sold close to $400 ( I know, I need to work on goal-money managment)
  • Continued to offer deals on Facebook (recommend)
  • Began offering 25% off when new clients register on my website (recommend)
  • Put together a few marketing packets (recommend)
  • Put together sample baggies to hand out. (recommend)
  • Trying to feel out my team members on their MK business mentality via Text messaging (not recommended- Maybe a phone call or sit down)
Things I have to do if I wanna get any further:
  • Get some parties booked
  • Start reinvesting at a higher percentage
--My awesome director is offering us twice a month training sessions at the low, low price of having 5 parties on our books by Wednesday. I think I'll take the deal, especially since I know I have to have parties to meet my personal goals. And I don't really know what to do about money management right now. Its been nice to have the extra income to cover our butts this month, I'll re-evaluate our budget today and see if I can move some things around to better manage our money so my MK money can stay in MK until we reach profit level.

So today- 5 parties on the books.. AND... GO! Timer please, how long will it take to get 5 booked?

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Some days are EASY!

Today was a blessing.

You know, everyday is, but today it was particularly noticeable. I got to sleep in( in fact I've been slackin on the fitness this week, but I thoroughly intend to kick my own butt in the gym tomorrow morning) and then my phone just started blowing up today. I didn't have to make phone calls, the calls came to me! I ended the day sending in a cute little order -a mid week order is a happy order- and 2 new customers ALL from my momma having her Look Book and a peach satin hands lotion sitting on her desk at work.

The Best Part-
My husband mentioned that it was gonna be a tight week and that he was already low on gas, so I borrowed his truck to make my deposit and dropped some gas into his gas tank. I left the receipt on his dash with a little "Mary Kay <3's YOU" note on it. That wouldn't have been possible without today's orders. I love it.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Missing a goal is not awesome..

The nice thing about not setting goals for yourself is that you'll never be disappointed about not meeting them!

For the last 3 months the unit I'm in has been in qualification for our second Pink Cadillac. Its a big deal in Mary Kay to be in a Cadillac Unit. It shows that your unit works hard, makes the dolla-dolla-bills-ya'll, and has strong leaders. For our unit, it represents being an overcomer. It shows the world around us that no matter where you came from, no matter what your situation looks like, you can overcome those oppressors and do/ be something great. Cadillac Qualification consists of two parts, recruiting and sales. Basically a unit is given 3 months to consistantly meet the sales and recruiting goals for Cadillac Status. A unit's sales director is allowed to contribute a large amount of that goal, but not all of it, since, this is a TEAM victory. Our amazing sales director worked her butt off these last few months, I'm confinced that if she could have came and done our job for us, she would have. We met all of our recruiting goals, however, fell about $10,000 short on sales.
That Sucks.
I feel like I could have done so much more. And I wish I could have been all in. I was texting my director at midnight to see if we were celebrating, and when she gave me the news, I instantly wished we could do it all over again, that me and my team would put up big numbers this time, be big players in hitting that goal.
So guess what, remember that overcomer mentality I mentioned? Oh yea, we're going straight back in- CadiQuali is back on!! We're gonna rock out July, August, and September!! I gotta figure out how to get my team on board, and just start going.
Missing a goal is not awesome, I'm not gonna let that happen again!