Category Archives: Leadership

Directors Need Love, Too…

Hey ladies! It is the season for giving! Please take some time this week to thank your director for all she has done for you over the past year. Even directors need a pat on the back once in a while.

Sending a nice card, an encouraging e-mail, or leaving a sweet voice mail can really mean a lot.



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Great Halloween Inspired Message from Ann Vertel

Thank you, Anonymous for sending me this great article! I love Ann Vertel. Her website is in our links ( Unit ) and she has tons of great articles there as well. Check it out if you haven’t already done so!

“Trick or Treat”

I remember the first time I was allowed to go out trick-or-treating on Halloween night with just my friends. (Of course I’m sure my Dad was following along at a safe distance but he’ll neither confirm nor deny that accusation!) Our mission was a singular one – get as much candy as possible in the shortest amount of time. In other words, I wanted my big plastic orange pumpkin overflowing with goodies.

We literally ran from house to house as we scoured our neighborhood intent upon our goal. On occasion, we approached a house, rang the bell, and nothing happened. The lights were on but no one answered the door. Continue reading

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Keeping It Real: Counting Chickens Before They Hatch

Excitement…oh the magical key to our success! Excitement about something in the business moves us each forward and keeps us attracting new people into our professional lives. However, there are some instances in which we should NOT get too excited… Continue reading


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Is The Enemy Trying to Hold You Back?

You know, for those among us in MK who are religious, there is a semi-common idea that when we are facing obstacles, the “enemy” (aka Satan, evil, etc.) is attempting to hold you back from your dreams by making things a bit harder for you. Is the enemy trying to hold you back? Possibly. However, I have another theory on obstacles…I’m not trying to get into a spiritual debate here, but today I really was thinking about this.

Many times when we have obstacles, it comes from us repeating bad habits or patterns. For instance, if you have no bookings, it could be from a repeated habit of not getting new leads. If you have no sales, it could be from a repeated habit of poor closing. No time or money? Perhaps you mismanage it without realizing it.

It could also be that when we are having a hard time in life, the enemy is not trying to hold us back, but rather God is showing us that when we continue in our bad patterns we will continue to get the same result. If He does not make us see how things are unfulfilling as they are, how can we grow into everything we could be? If we do not desire more, we will not seek more. Perhaps God uses obstacles as a way to push us to desire a change and to seek personal and professional growth.

So is the enemy trying to hold you back? Or have you just not learned God’s lesson yet?


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Sight v. Vision

Did you know there was a diffence between sight and vision? Rena Tarbet spoke some about this at the retreat. There is a HUGE differnece! Sight has nothing to do with faith. “Sight” is knowing for certain because you have seen it or done it before. Sight is knowing your house is right there because you can see it right in front of you.

Vision is very different. Vision is knowing you can do something simply by faith. You get that feeling inside that you can do it. You can see yourself in that director suit. You can feel the hot lights of the Seminar stage on your smiling face. Continue reading


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The Real Reason to Keep Up Your MK Image

Julia Mundy, a top director in the Tarbet area, brought up a great point in her speech during retreat. While there are many reasons why we should always look our personal best and dress professionally, one stands above the others: Making others feel important! Continue reading


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10 Things Dacia Did to Move Up

Think Dacia had a secret to her success? She did! GOOD OLD FASHIONED HARD WORK! 🙂

Here is her list of 10 Things She Did to Move Up: Continue reading


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