I was so happy to be meeting one-on-one with Ginger & Cindy. As it turns out, our threesome was a foursome. I wasn't disappointed, but actually excited, that what I thought was all about me, was about me and another new consultant who'd joined us that day. Two master teachers customized their time to mentor a rising star, and a diamond in the rough: Me.
I tout, "The 6th time's a charm," because, this is my 6th joining as a consultant. My 2nd with Ginger. Through 20 years, that started when I was 8 months pregnant, I always knew that doing what I love, was in my blood. And MK was the heart. I also knew I loved what I learned in the very beginning, about the concept and perfection of party plan and skin care & makeup demos. The pink car doesn't really factor into the equation for me because it's like oxygen. It's a given. It's always there in exchange for passion whether you want it or not.
I left our 3 hour snack & chat armed with insight into myself and the meaning of leadership. Corporate America, and even the military, make leadership and success requires a PhD or a sniper pedigree. It took me 21 years to get it -that it's only a matter of personal conviction. And now I'm finding it extremely difficult to keep jumping through hoops and doing back flips for a paycheck with no job security anyway. And no other leaders I'd met along the way.. NOT A ONE, was humble or wealthy enough to have or offer any true wisdom. It could be, that, I was meant to do the past 21 years the way I did it. The hard way. Since I had no vision or smarts to embrace the Mary Kay way back in '93, when it was first presented to me. But I'm okay with my past. Because in this business, you're never too old... or too poor, or too smart -to start. And no one judges you and everyone knows that it's true... when the student is ready, the teacher will appear. Time and again, this is true.
Today, I know that I don't have to be a just over broke author just because I write well. And I don't have to be a broke back massage therapist, or a broken-hearted nurse just because I want to help people. I'm not putting down writers and massage therapists and nurses. I'm just saying, all this time, I've wanted to be in the Mary Kay business because I knew it is all & only about teaching love. One woman. One lip gloss. One eye shadow. One night cream... at a time. And the right-now pay as well as the bonuses, are freaking fabulous!
That multi-story pink toned building on the DNT in Addison is standing, and the billions of dollars in products sold world wide, and the hundreds of career cars rolling the streets, and the thousands of happy cult-like consultant's on the beat, means only one thing: This works.
My thing is, if you're ever struggled days, months, and years with deciding to do anything that is in your heart to do; Confused is the best place to be. So, as the days, months and years pass you by and you never take any action to fulfill your dream, you'll know exactly what to do next when you are ready.