Wednesday, June 12, 2013

It's been a really long time! Journey day 1

Hello there,

It's been a long time since I have posted on my blog.  Kind of got off track and out into space LOL

After a conversation with my mom she suggested I write a book, blog or something about finances or a speaker.... So it made me think about this blog I once had and loved writing on.

With that being said I thought I'd share my "note to self" because I realized that I want my dreams to become reality and my goals to work for me but I have not put in the time.  In order for your dreams to become a reality you have to work at it.  So here is my little "Note to self" I posted on FB (Facebook)

In life you have to focus on what you want out of life. You can't depend on anyone to do it for you. It's your goals, your dreams and ONLY YOU can make it happen. It doesn't matter where you came from,what you've been through, how you were raised or the money you have or didn't have. You can't change your past but y...ou sure can change your future. The future is in your hands...... Focus on working towards your goals no matter what obstacles come your way. Work around them, go over them or push them to the side. You can do it, you can make it happen, you can make those dreams become reality!......Focus Focus Focus ~ Note to self~ :)
After being laid off in Dec. 2011 I decided to put in more time with my Mary Kay business and focus on growing my business......little did I know that I've been a slave to Corporate America and could not focus on being auto-discipline.  I was to busy doing other things for others and being busy on non productive things that I slowly went down hill. :/
Well today I am back in the slave of things in Corporate a Financial Anyalyst (part of my career) but I still feel something is missing.  That ambition to be my own Boss work on my terms.  Work when I want but work consistantly so that I do not fail again.
So here I am again going to try this thing out again.  I pray to God for the wisdom to be consistant with my business focus on what my goals are and the reason behind it.
Little by little I will focus on getting my goals together and practice what I preach LOL
Message to my mom today about working on her goal to move:
You have a goal and that's to move.... post it everywhere.  I have to save so I can move.  But it on your desktop at work, your cell phone wall paper.  in your checkbook on a sticky note.  On your debit card everywhere you can think to remind you LOL
That will motivate you to say do I really need this or do I just really want it.
That's how people save and get out of debt.  I'm learning this the hard way going through the hard road and that's why I'm telling you.  It's like the MK Directors they've been down that road and so they are trying to make the road easier for you to go through by training you :)
I crack myself up sometimes.  I really need to follow my advice. I am going to put post it notes on my debit card and dashboard etc.... where I want to be in the next 6 months.
Well my friends that's day 1 of my new Journey.  I'm sticking to it and going to move forward out of debt, in my new MK car (MK aka Mary Kay) and working my business for me putting money in my trustee account for my future generation :)

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Moving forward!

I got my schedule ready and it's looking pretty empty :(  That means I'm doing something wrong....

To get my calendar filled I'm working on 1 hour power hours to get booking on my calendar and going out to look for new leads.

First things first get organized......

  1. Get 10 goodie bags ready (Business card, sample & a piece of Candy)
  2. Go out to several stores looking for leads
  3. Go to hair salons to promote facial events (have a flyer ready as a sample)
  4. Have a sheet available with dates and times you can work!

Happy Tuesday everyone!!!

Monday, July 23, 2012

How do I begin!

It's been a long time since my last login. Obviously my consistency clock needs some fixing :(

Well I started May and June strong but somehow dwindled down mid June. I need to remember to double book and book more than one show per week. Its obvious that cancellations happen and I have to have a Plan B.

I also have to make sure I plan my week better. I seem to be in wasting time mode. My mind need to remember I'm running a business and its the same thing as if I worked in corporate America working 9-5. I need to set my hours for the week and stick to it.

I have let other things like dr. Appts, my son's football practice and taking people places be my focus.

I took off a full wk so that I can prepare for my guest during my bday week which was so much fun. I wish they could have stayed longer :'(

Well after they left I decided to create my vision board..... essential so that you can visualize and get yourself motivated to pursue your dreams. Second I printed out several weekly plan sheets so that on Sunday I can plan my week.

Next thing to do is practice on my consistency and go out to business for new leads.

This Friday I went to several places. I was able to strike a deal with a florist to but a fish bowl in her business (fish bowl is a bowl where people enter their business card or info for a prize). I also have to set up an appt at a beauty salon for a complimentary facial.

I'm praying this will help me generate leads. Well I will me off tomorrow (Sunday) and back to work Monday.  Sunday will be my day to write my plan for the week.

Wish me luck!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Hello There

Wow it has been over a month since I've written anything.  Since I only have a laptop it's harder for me to type on it.  I guess I'm just so use to the number key pad..... Whatever the case is I've been slackin' off as they say.

Well a lot has been going on..... I have been looking for ways to fight my fear of talking to strangers and getting phone numbers.  No much success....I guess coming from NY where we are know to be unfriendly falls a little true here.  Not that I am not friendly anyone who knows me knows I'm friendly, but bringing up a conversation just cause...well I'm not to good at that.

So I am trying to look for other avenues to get this goal going!!! I set a goal to do 30 facials in 30 days.... and tried it last month and wasn't too successful.  We are in the second week of this month and  I only have had 4 :/  and it wasn't facials it was feet LOL.  We have our new pedicure sets out for the three months and so I have been booking pedi-spa sessions.

Now that Summer is in full swing....well at least here in Florida....Jeezzzz it's already in the 90's  we have our at home feet pampering set!  The great thing is that it is only $24 US dollars.  On average a women will spend $20-$25 a week on pedicure's at their favorite nail salon.  Many are not realizing that if done weekly those $20-$25 turns into $1040/$1300 a year  o_O (shocking huh?).  If you could curb some of that expense would you?  How about a DIY pedicure at home?  Or maybe a girl's pedi night?  Wouldn't that be fun? A little music, some wine and the Mary Kay Pedicure set....make sure everyone brings their own nail clipper, nail file and their favorite polish or you can provide it for them (your choice). Oh and you might want to be easy on the wine until after the polish is done LOL you might have a nail/toe disaster LOL.

You can get some basin's at the $1.00 store and have a great girls night out!!!

Mary Kay Mint Blossom Pedicure set - Limited addition (has 10-15 uses before it runs out)

Well ladies that's just a little tidbit for your pocket.

Now back to accomplishing my goals.  I definitely need to find a way to get over my fear of approaching people......I mean seriously if I can jump over that hurdle then maybe I can get some more of these prizes...... (BTW this was one of my prizes for reaching a smaller goal)

I pray about it every night but seem to let the fear get the best of me....... HELP!!!! If anyone of you who read my blog has any suggestions just post them on here....I'd love your opinion.

Thanks and hope you all have a wonderful day!!!!  I promise to try and post a little more to keep you entertained with my craziness.

Hopefully he is listening....

We all have something to overcome; don't think that you're the only one. God will be you strength if you let Him. ~ Joyce Meyer~

Saturday, May 5, 2012

It's been a while

So it's been a while since I've been on here because my computer crashed. I have blogger on my cell but it's definitely not the same as a keyboard.
So what have I been up to lately? I've been looking for leads and booking events. Mother's day is around the corner and I've been going to business to introduce them the pampering sessions I offer for free.
Sessions include a facial cleansing, 10 minute mask satin hand and satin lip treatment.

I have a few appts but not what I was expecting so I'm glad I also have my event this Friday as well.

I will be selling things off the table for all those last minute shoppers.

I have a few days left so I will be going to businesses to show them my baskets as well.

I have attached a few gift basket ideas for you see as well. Gift baskets will start at $12 and up.

Happy Cinco De Mayo all and happy Saturday!

It's going to be a great day! Celebration of Cinco De Mayo and the Cotto vs. Mayweather fight. Woohoo sangria, margaritas, tacos churros and more.....

Have a great day all :)

Tuesday, April 24, 2012


Today I rec'd a call from my director from NY....the one that has been M.I.A for some time....well her and I were talking about my progress and what I'm doing to be consistent.

Note of consistency

  1.  Night before write the 6 things to do list (done on my datebook so I see it at all times)
  2. Those 6 times have to be business related to generate money (Booking calls, appointments, etc)
  3. Hold yourself accountable the day of the list
  4. Check them off as they are being done
This has helped me to be consistent and know in advance what things need to be done in writing!  I am also preparing myself not to fail.  When you are unclear of what you need to do you find yourself wasting away your day. 

We also spoke about things like leads and referrals

Note for leads

  1. Go to local business and ask if you can put a facial boxes in their business.  Of course once we get the referrals and call we would advertise the business in which the boxes were held.  It's a win for the local business (free advertising) the customer (complimentary facial/glamour) and you (get leads and hopefully business)
  2. Call up previous customers and tell them about your promotion for qualified referrals.
  3. Go out to the playgrounds, schools and other locations where stay at home moms are (These women love to be pampered especially after being all day with their children)
  4. Contact friends or acquintances on your social media to offer your business
We also spoke about referrals from parties.  I was having a hard time with some referrals a friend gave me so I asked what was the best way to handle that and she told me if they do not answer or return your call after several attempts (3 max) then they are not interested.  Keep moving forward.

She also suggested I write up a business plan of what I want to do with my business and where I want to go with it.

Right now my goal is to reach my Red Jacket level by June 15..... I have approximately 6 weeks to do this.  Tomorrow is my day to figure out when and how I will achieve that goal :)

Well guys that's my post for the day....hope this helps you in your business or just your daily life.  Making note of things is very important so that you don't lose what you are focused on doing. Be what it may be personal or business wise.

Good luck......

If you think you can, you can. And if you think you can't, you're right.
Mary Kay Ash

Friday, April 20, 2012

Working to get leads

Okay so one part of succeeding in this business is to get leads for facials/glamour.
Well at each party I play the " Beauty of friendship"
This is one way to get referrals/leads. Well at my last party I was able to get 10 referrals. I called them each and was unable to book a party. Now what's wrong with this picture?!?!
Either I need to change my spiel or them ppl don't understand the meaning of free LOL.
Ok I'll just say a little bit of both. One thing about making those calls I like least is when someone keeps you on the phone and doesn't say anything about you're offer and just simply hangs up. Really I would prefer you tell me no I'm not interested then just let me talk then say you don't know the person who referred you or call me back and act like a fool.
Anyway other ways to get leads is by going to the mall and asking people to participate in a company survey.Some people are nice and help and some well I'll just plead the 5th on that.
Just remember folks next time someone offers you to participate in a survey and you want to decline do so nicely :)

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Working in numbers

Hope you all had a great weekend. I was pretty busy last week. Working towards my goal to have 30 facials in 30 days.
I had two cancellations and 1 party confirmed last week. So my main focus was to be ready for that class and be prepared. Well I had 4 faces to pamper and 2 of the 4 we spanish speaking only. So I had to take out my spanish 101 card lol

Granted I am of Spanish decent and I do speak spanish but my first language is English. With that being said I had to give them some Info on the products in spanish.  I let them know that my spanish wasn't 100% but with their help it will be fun!

Gracias a Dios todo salio bien! All that parpados, microexfoliacion, ojera and stuff were a tongue twister for sure but I loved every minute of it. That helps me practice my spanish :)

Ok back to the numbers game. When you work in numbers it's easier to see what your goals are and where you want to be.

If I have 10 show x 3ppl per show =30 faces
Let's say out of the 30 ppl 20 purchase $100 each
20x$100 ea person=2000 sales<br>
2000&#247;2 = 1000 profit &amp;1000 to reinvest in your inventory*

*replace the products you sold
So that my friends is an example of working in numbers. Not bad if you asked me lol

Well my friends that was a little glimpse of my week. I promise to keep my blog updated a little more.

On to the 6 most important things to do tomorrow and create my weekly plan sheet.

Have a great day.

Sunday, April 8, 2012


A reflection of being thankful and grateful on this Easter Sunday.  I took the day off from my MK power hour Sunday to spend time with family and friends.

It's was beautiful sunny day and there is nothing better than playing wiffle ball with the family. It was a fun game. We had a tumbler, a cheater and a few people who tried hard to hit the ball but it didn't happen LOL. It's those little moments we tend to treasure most.

I hope you all had a wonderful Easter Sunday. God is good even through the storm.

Tomorrow is a day of preparation and of working on appointments.

I want to leave you with this :

Life is short, leave behind the negative people and all the negative thoughts. Take time for your family because a job can always replace you but your family cannot. LIVE LOVE LAUGH

God first, family second and career last. ~Mary Kay Ash~

Friday, April 6, 2012

Through the storm

Its been an amazing week. I was able to book a vendor event for an elementary school fair. Yesterday I had a power hour and was able to book 3 facial classes. I had several no's but kept calling.
In the back of my head I would keep hearing my director say "if you get a no keep going eventually you will get a yes" she is so right. The first 4 calls said no, got 1 yes then 2 calls didn't even answer and then 2 more yes!
Today I was able to have a friend spread the word about our new catalog. I gave her an offer she couldn't refuse! :)
As my abundance is pouring in the enemy strikes again. My daughter's car that I have been using is over heating and I had to park it. Now I am waiting for my couson to come pick me up :/
So as I'm sitting down with my son at Panera waiting for my ride I'm thinking it's time to earn the free use of the MK car like ASAP!
I might embarrass my son but I'm getting ready to ask a few ladies here to book a complementary facial. Too bad I don't have my products with me now or I'd be the Panera facial queen lol.
Well hope you all have a good friday
And Happy Easter :)