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Lessons for Life from Gloria


Priscilla and Gloria

Hello! What a GLORIOUS AUTUMN DAY it is!  I hope you are enjoying it.

One of the benefits of Mary Kay I've so enjoyed over the years is the tremendous opportunities we have to be in the space of powerful, positive women.  I had such an opportunity last week in the Kansas City area with Elite Executive National Sales Director Gloria Mayfield Banks, of Ellicott City MD.

Gloria is a dynamic Mary Kay National with a Harvard MBA and is one of our top earners in Mary Kay (over $700,000 per year).  She has been featured in FORTUNE Magazine, been on numerous television programs and just last month spoke on Capitol Hill in Washington DC on the topic of domestic violence, having been the victim of abuse in an early marriage.  Listen to her thoughts on the concept of "CHANGE."

The "C" in the word CHANGE stands for CONFIDENCE.  We must be willing to grow in our confidence!  This is such a wonderful by-product of Mary Kay.  We grow in our people skills, self esteem, skill in our business, goal setting, and a multitude of other areas.  Getting out of our "comfort zone" DOES feel a little uncomfortable, but the PRIZE is GREATER CONFIDENCE!!  Every woman I know values this quality and wishes she had more of it.

The "H" in CHANGE stands for HABITS and HARD WORK!!  When people ask me if I work hard, I always smile and tell them, "yes, I'm happy to tell you that I do work hard and am so blessed to have the stamina and health to do so."  Unlike in my former career as a motivational speaker, I CAN work hard in my Mary Kay without compromising my family and my priorities!

The "A" in CHANGE stands for ATTITUDE.  Our attitude literally determines our happiness or unhappiness in life.  It's the MOST important aspect that we bring to anything we value.....marriage, parenting, friendships, and of course our business.  No one enjoys being around a person with a negative or ungrateful attitude.

The "N" stands for the word NEED.  The MOST SUCCESSFUL people in our business are good at   finding the NEED in others, and helping them to meet that need! 

The "G" in Change stands for GOALS.  People who have clearly defined goals with a time frame invariably are happier, more energetic and less prone to boredom and depression.

The "E" in CHANGE stands for ENERGY!!  Gloria talked to us about proper exercise, nutrition and lifestyle choices.  People who are growing in their attitude and in goals ALSO have far more ENERGY!!

Other great thoughts from Gloria: 

PICK THE RIGHT GOAL for the right season in your life! 

TWO BOOKINGS A DAY in your Mary Kay business will take you to the PINK CADILLAC AND BEYOND!!

MARY KAY gives us a PHD in LIFE LESSONS!

YOU DON'T HAVE TIME TO BE IN A BAD MOOD~~LIFE IS TOO SHORT!!

NURTURE your COURAGE!  Courage is SO important!!  Without it you will talk yourself out of SO MUCH JOY in LIFE!!!

Wow, thank you Gloria for being willing to pass onto us these GREAT LESSONS!!

So, here's to the RIGHT CHANGES in our lives, and to YOUR SUCCESS!!!

gratefully, 
Priscilla McPheeters
Director of the SOON TO BE NUMBER ONE UNIT in ALL OF MARY KAY!!!