Category Archives: Files

Lead-Free Lipstick Promotion

Thanks again to our reader “Anonymous” for this awesome Lead-free Lipstick Promotion!

Seeing all the news about lead in kid’s toys and lipsticks on CNN, Anon. decided that it would be a good idea to let her customers know that MK’s lipstick does not contain lead and sell some inventory at the same time! She put together an email saying so, without naming the other companies who do contain lead. This is key! We don’t want to put down other companies to lift ours up.

Her promotion goes like this: Continue reading



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October “Ghost” Hostess

Want an extra treat this month? Have several outside hostesses to gain some extra income!

I have uploaded a file to the file box with a flier. (File borrowed from Mary Kay Tools Yahoo Group). You attach the flier to a large manilla envelope. Enclose a Look Book, some sales slips, your cards, and a pen. Instruct your hostess that what she will recieve for her “treat” and the stipulations (how many sales you require, how many days she has to return the orders, what info they customers need on the sales slips).

Pass out 3 or 4 of these before Halloween for great treats in your business by November!


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MK Cliff Notes: Keep It Simple by Lisa Madson

There are two new files…Part one and two of my notes on the CD “Keep It Simple #1 by Lisa Madson”. Here is an excerpt from part two…

About booking: If you get a no, visualize a flight attendant with the cart in the airplane. Have you ever seen a passenger look at the flight attendant and say “No thanks”? Have you ever seen the flight attendant run to the back of the plane and plop down in the seat and start crying? NO. SHE DID NOT INVENT COKE AND THE OTHER PRODUCTS…WE DID NOT INVENT MK PRODUCTS! LOL Lisa says, “Hey I had nothing to do with inventing them”. Too funny! So if someone says no, it’s ok…don’t take it so personally!

Download the files from the file box on the right side to read the full version of my notes. This information is invaluable. I adore her real personality and her ability to tell us exactly how she made this business work for her. I hope this helps you move forward with your goals!


Filed under Booking, Check This Out!, Cliff Notes, Featured File, Files, Goal Setting, Team Building, Tips from the Top

Power Start (or Re-start) Your Business!

It seems so easy! Well…ok, perhaps easy is the wrong word. It is challenging, but it’s easier than you think! However, I have never done a power start. I have tried on several occaisions, but seem to get maybe 15 or 20 faces for the month, not the full 30.

Well, tonight at meeting (and in our night owl’s chat) we talked about doing…. guess what? A power start! (For those who don’t know, a power start is putting MK on 30 faces in 30 days). I really wasn’t too excited to talk about it (again), but I’m glad we did. I saw that I have been over complicating things… AGAIN!

Getting 5 hostesses to have 5 guests = 30 faces!

The Plan: Book 10 to hold 5 or more (just in case there are not 5 guests at each class.) Plus life happens. Over booking is the key to success. Not to mention that some will postpone past the 30 days.

The Results: Miracles happen when you complete a power start! Think about it, if you interviewed even half of those ladies, you would have 3 new team members (or more!). When you do the power start + 10 inteviews in 30 days, this is your PERFECT START. Working full circle and offering the opportunity to all the ladies would mean you would have 6 new team members and probably be well on your way to being a car driver or director.

Note: I am talking to myself as much as I am to you! Knowing what we need to do doesn’t get the job done. Knowledge is great, but action is where it’s at. When we put our knowledge into actually doing a power start, the results will be well worth it. Not to mention how much fun we will have, sales we will make, and the people we will meet along the way.

This is the true MK way. No matter what you have done in the past, a new 30 days can start TOMORROW! You have a clean MK slate to start doing things the right way, and get the right results. I am so thankful that we don’t have quotas, just goals. I know I sure am glad to get a do-over now and then!

I am off to find a good power start script and tracking sheet. Look for those in the files soon!

So I’m going for it! Who’s gonna do a power start with me?


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New File Sharing!

On the sidebar, I have added and will keep files to share! Unfortunately, it will only allow me to upload them. I will be putting all the ones from the yahoo group here and removing the MK Rules yahoo group. The yahoo group that I have is no where near as good as others out there. That is why I am removing it. If you want a good yahoo group, try “Tools you can use” or “MK Believers”. They are both very helpful and full of lots of members to chat with.

Some tips on using the new file sharing:

1. Make sure you download the file to a place you can access them. Take a few extra seconds to save yourself a headache searching for it later.

2. Once you get the idea/flier/GC…use it! See if you get some results in your business!

3. If you have a good idea, share it! Email it to me and I will review it before posting it. I am quite choosy about the files. I do not want repeat info and do want the ideas to be somewhat original or super cute!

4. Give credit where credit is due! If you know who created the file or who’s site you got it from, please tell me that in the email. If you would rather not say your director’s name, just say you got it from your director.

Today’s Featured File: “Team Building: What’s Holding You Back” by NSD Caterina Harris


Thank you to the two previously mentioned yahoo groups for providing a place to share files. I got many of these files from those groups. I do hope that the readers here can put them to good use as well. Remember chicas: Ideas only work when we do!


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