Category Archives: Time Management

Inventory: Are you getting fast food or cooking at home?

Having no inventory is like having no groceries at home. So when hubby and the kiddos get hungry, you run to McDonald’s for fast food. A great fix for now, but too costly in the long run. Continue reading



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“Dash Out The Door” Rollup Closing Sheet

Ladies, I am soooo excited to share my hard work with you! I love the new rollup bag sheet, but you should use that with a typical SCC. I do the “Dash out the door” class (originally from Dacia W.), so I need a “Dash out the door” closing sheet. One was sent to me by an adopted director who has GREAT sales ($300+ at most classes!) and is very consistent with it. However, it is a bit plain for my taste and has a survey on it that is similar to my “Pick Your Punch” Sheet.

Here is my plan:
–> Make laminated sheets with one side the “Pick your punch” sheets, and one side “Dash out the door” closing sheet.

Why laminate? If you laminate the sheets, you can simply hand each guest a dry erase marker and have them circle the sets they like, as well as make a mark by products they have questions about so they can remember to ask you in the individual consultation.

This saves money, time making copies, and time during the class with all the questions!

Be sure to look at the Dash Out the Door Closing sheet in the file box that I made, as well as the “Pick Your Punch” Sheets.

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Dash Out The Door Class

My adopted director taught this class to me, but it orginally comes from Dacia W. It is to be used as a first appointment.

Dash Out The Door Class

What is a Dash Out The Door Class?
This is a fast skin care class that teaches the guests how to look ready to “dash out the door” to run casual errands in a flash! They LOVE it and it goes much faster than using the color cards. Continue reading


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Cleaning House

You know, I got to thinking how MK is sometimes like cleaning house. If you have a clear plan, you can do it very quickly, even if there is tons to do. Many times the thought of cleaning the bathroom (or making calls perhaps?) is much worse than the actual labor. And when it’s done, don’t you feel proud of the results?

When you do a bit of MK or cleaning each day, doesn’t it seem easier than cleaning the entire house (or starting your business over)? So why don’t we do it? Because we think we can do it tomorrow. True, we can put off anything until tomorrow, but we want results YESTERDAY! When we have a clean house, a clear plan of action, and are getting results, we are less stressed and can enjoy our work. When we are scrambling to start over, it can be frustrating and make us want to give up…or not start at all.

This week, take one hour to work on your business. Whether it be making calls, putting together some Ghost hostess packets to pass out to 3 friends, or getting a fishbolw out. The results will be well worth your effort!


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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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“10 Tips for Balancing Work and Family Life”

As always, our priorities in MK are God First, Family Second, and Career Third. Whether or not these are your personal priorities, I think we all struggle at times to maintain a good balance between family time or other fun and work. This is a great article that has “The Top 10 Tips for Balancing Work and Family Life”.

The Top 10 Tips for Balancing Work/Family Life
Category: Quality of Life Ideas (BI103)
Originally Submitted on 8/27/99.

“There is no single formula for attaining a balanced life. It is a personal decision how one combines their career, spouse/significant other, children, friends and self into an integrated whole. The key is to develop creative solutions as you approach the challenges of balancing the responsibilities and joys of your multiple roles. Some of the same skills and strategies you use at work such as planning, organizing, communicating, setting limits and delegating can be used effectively on the home-front for achieving a satisfying, fulfilling well-balanced life both personally and professionally.


Ask for help and allow yourself to be helped and contributed to. Get your children involved–work together as a team. Recruit friends, family, neighbors, bosses, work colleagues, etc. and ask for their support. Create back-up and emergency plans; always have a contingency. Continue reading


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Individual Consultations: From “Keep it Simple #1”

Ok, I painstakingly have been taking detailed notes from Lisa Madson’s CD “Keep it Simple #1”. I only have gotten about halfway so far…it is power packed with awesome information on how to get better results and keep your business simple. Here are my notes on the first 3 tracks, about the individual consultations and getting bookings from your bookings. It includes scripts that worked for her, how she did 102 classes (just from booking from bookings) in her FIRST YEAR as a consultant, and lots of examples. Enjoy learning…so simple, yet it’s like I was hearing it for the first time! More to come from this CD later in the week!

Notes on Lisa Madson’s CD: “Keep It Simple #1”

“Show me someone with a dream to get better, and I’ll show you a winner.” -Gloria Mayfield Banks

Goals of the CD:
-You Dream Bigger
-Keep the Business Simple

Simple facts: We book, sell, and recruit.
-Do bookings always hold? No.
The solution: overbook.

-Do guests always buy product? No.
The solution: Keep seeing more faces, more classes to work the numbers.
“People will disappoint you, but numbers never lie.” Continue reading


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