Until recently, if you called my home phone number, you’d hear a cheerful message recorded by me announcing that you’d reached “Monica Getz, your Mary Kay Beauty Consultant.” Yup, that’s me. Used to working from home as a proofreader and editor for the years I was raising my two daughters, I was particularly attracted to the “independent” part of the “Independent Beauty Consultant” label when I signed up to sell cosmetics in January of 2002.
I admit, I was one of those “not in a million years” types of women when it came to the idea of selling Mary Kay. It wasn’t that I was averse to the idea of selling. And I wasn’t opposed to either makeup in general or Mary Kay cosmetics in particular. It was just the idea of me selling makeup that gave me pause. Read the rest of this entry »