What You Do To Wear the Mary Kay Red Jacket?
I remembered when I asked this question at a Mary Kay Career Conference I attended some years ago.
Now full disclosure, at the time of this updated I’m no longer a Mary Beauty Consultant. I gave up that career to teach others how to use social media “the natural” way to build businesses online.
But I know you want to know what you need to do to get to that coveted RED JACKET status!
Trust me I was there once too. I was so excited to build my business and get that Red Jacket, so let’s dig in.
(By the way – attend your company’s events! read all about it here!)
Attending live events regardless of your business makes the world of difference.
Plus you have tons of fun with your girls!
First to begin with I attended the conference because I wanted to surround myself with all the Mary Kay Leaders.
The Red Jacket leaders,
National Sales Directors.
You see I realized that if I wanted to be successful I had to surround myself with success!
So I asked the most logically question.
How do I get into the Mary Kay Red Jacket?
Here was the short answer –
- Become a Star Team Builder
- Become a Team Leader
- Become a Future Independent Sales Director
It was that easy!
Now that’s the short answer
The Red Jacket as I would have described in the Career Path is the next major level.
If you remember from my recent blog post
Everyone starts as a Beauty Consultant.
and then you move the Senior Beauty Consultant.
Then you start to move up the ranks to Star Team Builder
So what is being the in the Mary Kay RED mean.
Imagine yourself going to skin care classes
Cutting Training videos ….
Interviewing other leaders…..
and you’re doing it all …..
in your RED JACKET!
That’s the lime and glitter I wanted.
But yours truly didn’t continue going to Live Events.
Yours truly stopped attending meeting with all the leaders.
And Yours truly sank all the way back to Independent Beauty Consultant.
So What Does it Really Take to Claim Your Mary Kay Red Jacket?
You see sometimes we think we can do it on our own!
And I know of a few people who have done it!
But you need to the support
You need the leaders cheering you on.
So you need to attend events.
So here’s what you have to do:
First : Attend Events
- Marketing Training Events
- Company Events
- Unit Meetings
- Team Hangouts
If there’s an event where you learn and grown and immerse yourself in success then do it! This is where you listen to leaders.
When I attended Career Conference I listened to Pat Fortenberry, Independent Elite Executive National Sales Director Emeritus. She gave me inspiration and the motivation I needed then.
Second: Become a Leader
This may seem puzzling to you. But what I’ve learned most from my marketing “degree” is that you have to provide value to people.
You have to become a leader in order to lead.
People don’t follow people who aren’t doing what they’re saying.
The way I heard it best was when my blogging coach told me,
“If you want to be a blogger then blog”
A Leader doesn’t always mean you have team members. A leader is someone who is able to DOES, and knows how to show other how to DO.
Third: Work the numbers
At the end of the day – Mary Kay is a network marketing company.
Like any other network marketing company you have to know your numbers.
You have to know what it’s going to take you to achieve and maintain a certain level.
I put those words – ACHIEVE and MAINTAIN in bold. Because you reach your Red Jacket level but if you’re not Maintaining that level you can loose it as easily as you achieved it.
And read the fine print and little * that they put in your literature.
So here’s an example of what running the numbers can mean for you.
Basically by Month 2 you would have earned your Red Jacket.
But as you continue to grow your business you maintain that Red Jacket status.
I’m feeling like someone’s ready for RED