I feel very lucky to have spent several years as a Mary Kay consultant. During my time in the company I was surrounded by positive messages. Mary Kay Ash, the company founder, was a beautiful speaker and wrapped big ideas in inspirational little packages, like this one, Those who are blessed with the most talent don’t necessarily outperform everyone else. It’s the people with follow-through who excel. Surrounding myself with this constant stream of positive messages and women cheering each other on were vitamins for my soul. The other side of the Mary Kay coin is a strong work ethic. There is no beating around the bush that people who are successful put in the hours. Hard work will be rewarded but you have to do it. I do not think it is a coincidence that I joined Weight Watchers two years after becoming a Mary Kay consultant.
|In July of 2008 I was able to visit the Mary Kay Corporate Headquarters in Dallas, TX and attend the annual Seminar. Many people told me the experience would be life changing and it was, just not the way I expected.|
|Posing outside of Mary Kay Ash’s personal office.|
We joined Weight Watchers less than a month after this photo was taken.
For a long time, I made excuses about why I didn’t need to treat my body with the respect it deserves. Being uncomfortable and tired makes it seem easier to remain stagnent than to make any changes. Without realizing what was happening, I changed my mental diet long before changing my physical diet. I found role models that inspired me to want more. I was able to hear how they pick themselves up when they failed and keep looking forward to the bigger prizes to keep motivated.
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