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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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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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Business Booming For Cosmetics

CBS reporting on February 14, 2009

Business Booming For Cosmetics

Almost every facet of the economy has been severely hampered by the recession. But, as Richard Schlesinger reports, business has been booming for many in the cosmetics industry.

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Beauty of a Woman

“I like looking at beautiful women. We all like looking at beautiful women.” – Meredith Vieira, The View  (former View co-host), The Today Show, Who Wants To Be a Millionarie. 

Did you know that April was beautiful Women month? I didn’t.

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Mary Kay Thanksgiving Dinner


Mary Kay Thanksgiving Dinner
Mary Kay Ash’s favorite holiday and also the day she went home to be with the Lord was Thanksgiving. I am thankful for you and all that you are and will become.    My life has been enriched in many ways because of you.  Have a wonderful day and Happy Thanksgiving.
The Table…
Represents the support for the entire meal.  This is similar to unit meetings, education and the support you receive from your Sales Director and sister Consultants.
The Silverware And Utensils…
Are the tools for successfully completing the feast.   In Mary Kay, your starter kit, brochures, tapes and ideas are the tools for your success!
The Turkey…
is the main event!  Everything is built around the turkey.   In Mary Kay, this is the skin care class where everything takes place  — booking, coaching, selling and team building!  The turkey must be prepared correctly and thoroughly, and in a skin care class this is done by coaching the hostess and preprofiling the guests.
The Stuffing…
is having the right attitude and having your priorities in order  — God first, family second, and career third!
The Gravy…
is, of course, the money and financial rewards you can earn in your Mary Kay business.  The turkey must be prepared before the gravy can be made.  In other words, everything comes from the skin care class!
The Vegetables…
Represent all of the personal growth in Mary Kay.  There are a variety of personal benefits you can receive from your business.  You decide which of those benefits you would like to have.  You might not have tried some of the vegetables before, but you will love them.  They taste great!
The Cranberry Salad…
Is the tartness.  It’s the challenges that make you step out of your comfort zone.  It gives you a new perspective that makes everything taste sweeter!
The Relishes…
are the friends you meet and cherish throughout your Mary Kay career.  The variety of the relishes is plentiful!  In Mary Kay you get to choose those you want to work with!
All The Choices…
on the table represent the flexibility in Mary Kay!  You can take everything and have a great big plate, or you can pick and choose and have a little plate.  You get to be your own boss!
The Pumpkin Pie…
Is the recognition you receive when the meal is served and enjoyed!  This is the sweet taste of success for a job well done!  Praise and recognition surround you.  The sweet feeling you have about yourself after you have accomplished a goal is irreplaceable!
The Dirty Dishes…
Must be cleaned and put away for future meals.   This is the final step and it prepares you for the first step again — another delicious meal!  Adding up the sales, filling out the weekly accomplishment sheet, cleaning the mirrors and trays and putting everything away gets you ready for the next class.
The Leftovers…
are the bookings leftover from your class.  They are so easy to just heat up in the microwave.  You don’t have to do any shopping or a lot of preparation for them.  The leftovers are the BEST!
The Nap…
is long awaited and much appreciated!  Enjoy!  You deserve it!
[Thanks to Director Mary Lou Richmond of Mission, Kan.  From a 1999 memo.]



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