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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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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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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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Mystery Hostess!

Thanks to Anonymous for this awesome idea on how to get moving in your business! You can even use this idea to get started on your Power Start!

Here’s what she does… Continue reading


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Keepin’ It Real: Don’t Get Personal

Throughout the course of my MK career, I have heard many reasons for why consultants should do things, and many times it gets personal. I see no reason for this. This is what is giving us a bad reputation of being ruthless and caring more about our rise to the top than our team member’s lives and feelings. Let’s keep it real, not personal!

Let’s start with the topic of inventory. Continue reading


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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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