The Goal

Dreams with Deadlines

I like this saying.  I REALLY like it.

We set goals all the time. Sometimes those goals result in less than satisfactory outcomes. Have you ever wondered why that is? One explanation is because the goals have been left open-ended. Not giving our objective a target to completion leads to unfulfilled aspirations and ambitions.

Here are five reasons that goals need deadlines.

1. Deadlines avoid procrastination. What is the first thing you think about when there is something to do? Do you try to find a way to put it off? Many people do exactly that all the time. The car is making a funny noise but it still runs so you put off getting it looked at by a mechanic. Then, one day it doesn’t run and the need is immediate. Without a deadline, the achievement of a goal can drag on forever.

2. Deadlines hold you accountable. Every goal needs a way that it can be tracked or measured. When there is a set time or due date for your goals, it’s easier to plan how you will actually achieve it. Setting several deadlines for small goals within a larger goal increases your chances of success. Also, others can help you stay on track when there is a deadline.

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Customer Service

Simply great TIP OF THE WEEK by  It came across my email, and I didn’t want it to get lost among the multitudes of messages to my inbox or files.  Informative information to refer to more than once.  Our customers deserve excellent customer service.  Building Customers for Life!

My Top 19 Customer Service Tips

by Laura A. Schmidt

1. Getting the products to the customers:

·    Have padded mailing envelopes ready at all times. The least expensive place to purchase these is on the Mary Kay Order Form – Section 2.

·    You can also get FREE Priority Mail boxes from the U.S. Post Office. They will give you a few, and then you can ask them for a form to order more. They are delivered to you FREE.

·    Save packing peanuts that you get in your product orders in gallon-sized ziplock bags. They’re easy to toss in a closet for storage, and a manageable size. You can use these to pack the Priority Mail boxes.

·    Create mailing labels with your name and address, and put them on standard-sized ‘security’ envelopes. Put them in your product orders that you mail or drop off. It’s a reminder for your customers to send a check.

·    Get the penny out of the eye to see the $. Yes, mailing it costs money. But, your time is valuable! Consider that your time is worth at least $50 per hour. One delivery that’s not-too-far-away costs so much more than mailing an expensive package. Only deliver if there is a chance to sell more products (up-sell), or layer for booking or recruiting. If she’s not going to be home, there is NO value in you being the one to drive there. Hire someone to do close deliveries, or mail it.

·    Use a spiral notebook to log the names of the people you mail products to, and the date they were mailed. That way, you’ll be able to go back and verify what was mailed, if someone doesn’t receive their order.

·    Have a ‘drop box’ in front of your house.

1.    Your family deserves the privacy

2.    Customers don’t always have the ‘chat’ time that stopping by would take

3.    You can’t afford to be interrupted when you’re on a booking or recruiting phone call.

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Dream Another Dream

To all Mary Kay consultants.  Isn’t it great to be able to Dream Another Dream in 2011!

Praise God!!


“…No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love Him”
(1 Corinthians 2:9, NLT)

TODAY’S WORD from Joel and Victoria Osteen, Lakewood Church, Houston, Texas

What are the dreams and desires that you have for your future? Maybe you had some big dreams in the past, but things didn’t go the way you planned. So you put them aside and settled for status quo. We’ve all had disappointments and setbacks, but today is a new day, and we serve a God who makes all things new!

Let me challenge you to dig deep and dare to have a big dream for your life. I always say, when one dream dies, dream another dream. Don’t just settle for mediocrity, we serve a God who is above and beyond anything we can think of, and He wants to manifest His greatness through you. Remember, there’s nothing you can dream that God can’t do. Why don’t you ask Him to bring you the right people, the right opportunities, and the right resources? Trust that He is working behind the scenes on your behalf. Dare to believe and dare to dream another dream because He desires to do big things in and through you in this New Year!


Father in heaven, thank You for a new day to praise Your name. I dedicate myself to You fresh and anew. Lead me in the ways of my heart; help me to find that new dream, and let everything I do bring glory to You. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

— Joel & Victoria Osteen


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Blessings in the NEW Mary Kay year!

A NEW Mary Kay year arrived 07/01/2010!  The transition from June 30th to July 1st passing in one day’s time.  Finish up.  Start Anew.  Move forward.   Get going.  Work your business, and reap the blessings and rewards.  Focus on new faces, on skin care.  Focus on meeting the needs of others and really care about it! Get your SHINE on, a favorite phrase from last year has entered the new year alongside me.  A simple, catchy, power-packed phrase.  Bring it own home this year MK sisters.  Do your best to make a change in not only the lives of others, but in your own life.  Many blessings to you in this wonderful New Year!


Go ahead and imagine the most wonderful, fulfilling life that you can. Jump in your mind past the current obstacles and limitations to the fulfillment of every form of richness that you know life can hold.

Dare to visualize a world in which your most treasured dreams have become true. Let your mind see every detail of your own special version of the very best that life can be.

If you could make the world exactly to your liking, consider very specifically just how that world would be. If you could spend your time doing precisely what you wish, how would the moments of your life be lived?

The more closely you get in touch with your dreams, the more able you are to make them real. The more vividly you consider how you want your world to be, the more real and effective tools you will have for making it so.

Your destiny is to fulfill those things upon which you focus most intently. So choose to keep your focus on that which is truly magnificent, beautiful, uplifting and joyful.

Your life is always moving toward something. Make it something that’s absolutely great.

— Ralph Marston

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Quote for April 15, 2010

The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.

— Albert Einstein

Thank goodness for my Mary Kay tax accountant!

Blessings in abundance to ALL pink ladies today!


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What you will do

Forget about what you can’t do. Focus on what you will do.

Dream big dreams and make workable plans that will get you there. Then put those plans into action and do what you will do.

Allow the beauty and richness of your dreams to expand your concept of what you are willing to do. This is your life and you deserve to give yourself the very best.

Intensely feel the accomplishment in your imagination. Let that incomparable feeling of satisfaction push you forward.

Focus on what you will do and you’ll discover that it is more than enough. You have within you the capacity, the ability and the drive to reach whatever dreams are meaningful to you.

Every day is an opportunity for richness and fulfillment. Feel what you will do, and why, and make today the best one yet.

— Ralph Marston


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Happy New Year


My Happy New Year wish for you

Is for your best year yet,

A year where life is peaceful,

And what you want you get.

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