Somehow, I have never actually sat down and written out an I-Story, despite the fact that it’s pretty much lesson one in MK training. I pretty much wing it each time and you never know what details you might get out of me. Just now, I was playing around on the new MK training website. The lesson I was working on had me complete a Q&A in which I essentially wrote my I-Story. I had the option to print it, but my laptop isn’t currently hooked up to the printer, so I decided to copy it here. I’m actually pretty happy with it.
When I started my Mary Kay business, I was a stay at home mom. Prior to that, I worked with troubled youth and their families in both residential and outpatient settings. I decided to start my business so I could have my cake and eat it too. I desperately wanted to stay home and raise my family, but I missed the fulfillment that came from my career. Plus, Mary Kay’s mission, to enrich women’s lives, is something that really appealed to my social services background. Since becoming an Independent Beauty Consultant, I have become a much more positive, confident, and goal-oriented person. And I attribute that completely to the women who make up Mary Kay. They are the most positive, confident, energetic, faith-filled women I have ever met, and are my favorite part of being associated with Mary Kay. They have impacted my life, both personally and professionally, in the most tremendous ways. My current goal for my business is to consistently earn enough to get my family out of debt and to provide a family vacation or two for them each year.
So that’s it. I think it’s a little long, but I’m not sure what to edit out. If you read my blog you know I’m kind of a wordy person. That’s about as concise as I get. :o) I’ll pass it along to my director for her feedback, but overall I’m really satisfied with it. Too bad it took a year and a half to get it on paper!