Category Archives: Motivation

Enriching Women’s Lives

Here is my take on how MK does indeed “enrich women’s lives”…

From a customer’s point of view:

1. She not only gets great products, she can earn free ones!
2. We show application techniques BEFORE you purchase anything, and still offer the 100% satisfaction guarantee.
3. We give her personal service with a smile. 🙂
4. We may be the only ones to take so much time to help her understand how she can look her best. Continue reading

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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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Pillow Gifts

This idea and story comes from my director who shall remain anonymous…

Can you picture this scenario? It’s Christmas Day, late at night. You are a mom who stayed up late on Christmas eve wrapping gifts, playing Santa, and even nibbling on the cookies (which you made!) that you left for “Santa”/yourself!!

Today, Christmas Day, you have cooked, cleaned, picked up toys, the kids were all hyped up on stocking candy…the list is endless. Holidays are so fun, but there is so much work involved at times, too. *Sigh*
You decide what you need is a nice hot shower or bath, so you head off to take one.

Little do you know, your hubby has gotten you one last little something special (from MK of course!) and left it on your pillow as a “Thank you” for all your hard work over the last few days! Continue reading

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Stockings for Soldiers!

Ladies, last night I was reading Shades of Pink’s blog post about Veteran’s Day. Someone (The Myst?) mentioned you can adopt soldiers on Anysoldier.com. So I went to check it out…

Soooo many of the soldiers in Iraq requested Christmas items and personal hygiene items such as shaving cream, suncreen, and lip balm, as well as some snack type items. I have a soft spot in my heart for the soldiers who do not recieve packages while on a tour of duty, not just at Christmas, but especially during that time. My husband was stationed there for a year and the only things he recieved were from me personally, a few letters from his grandma, and a lady who had adopted him. None of his other family members even sent a letter.

So I have a plan that I am already spreading the word about at my work: Stockings for Soldiers! Stuffed with MK shaving cream, suncreen, and lipbalm! Continue reading

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Don’t Let “It” Creep In

What is “it”? “It” is the little voice that tells you that this might not work. “No one wants to book with you right now, ” it whispers, “No one has any money to buy what you have to offer.” This voice steals your joy, makes you doubt yourself, and turns every bad day into “I can’t do this”.

Don’t let it creep it! How can we keep it out? Continue reading

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Holiday Rollup Show and Tell

My director has always told me, “Unless you have a large customer base, DON’T waste time and money on an open house!” What does she suggest instead? She suggests making a holiday rollup bag with all the holiday sets inside. So one pocket could be a men’s set, one pocket fragrances, one pocket spa stuff, one pocket for “stocking stuffers”. You then take this everywhere you go to show the products and get some sales.

Another idea: Make a photo album type of book with examples of holiday sets wrapped up cute. Then you can pass this around at the office, to your friends, at church, or to your neighbors.

Some cute gift ideas:

–> Coffee and cream: A cheap coffee mug with some sampler of coffee or hot chocolate with a hand cream. Put tissue paper or stringy sparkles as accent. You can use a Christmas mug or just a cute mug they can use year round. Find the mugs cheap at the 99 cent store or on clearance. Makes a great gift for teachers, bosses, or assistants.

–> Coffee and cream for men: Same idea with a shave cream or after shave instead of a hand cream.

–> Holiday Kisses: Cute tin, bag, stocking, or mug with red, green, and silver hershey’s kisses. Top with Satin lips and a gloss! Great stocking stuffer or gift for teens.

Unless you have a huge inventory and client base, I would not spend lots of time making gift sets. Pictures are just as good for a portable open house!

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Booking Ideas

Here are a few ideas to get you booking from your classes so you don’t have to get so many leads otherwise. Let’s work smart, not hard!

–> Book to Look Envelopes
Make a few envelopes with “Book to Look” on the outside. When they book their “check up from the neck up”, spa night, or customized makeover, they will recieve the gift inside the envelope. Write or type whatver you like on the inside. Continue reading

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