Teresa Martin-Sykola -- Senior Sales Director
I started my Mary Kay journey in December of 2005. When I first began I had no idea what Mary Kay was about. I knew that you could make great money and travel around the world with the business because my best friend’s mom who is the late NSD Carol Robertson had done it!
I wanted that lifestyle more than anything and being an MRI Technologist wasn’t going to get me there! I had been a tech for about 4 years and enjoyed my job for the security and always being able to learn but I would never be where I wanted to be as far pay was concerned unless I went back to school and that was of no interest to me at the time. I love to learn but dislike school!
So here I was starting Mary Kay and knew nothing about our products or how to sell or that you had to hold parties!!! So I am proof that you can come in knowing nothing and learn as you go! That is one of the things I love about the business, there is always something new to learn and you don’t have to know it all before you start!!
I knew I wanted to be able to earn the trips every year that Mary Kay gave away to places like Hawaii, Greece and Rome! My husband and I love to travel and what better way than to do it for free? I also knew that I had to replace my income as a technologist before I could quit and do MK full time. The more I got to thinking about what Mary Kay had to offer me the more I wanted it all! So not long after signing my agreement did I decide that I would take whatever Mary Kay was offering and work hard to get it!
I had always had a good work ethic that was instilled in me from my parents but up until Mary Kay I didn’t realize that you can have anything you want if you are willing to work hard enough to get it and no one falls into success. This was the best job I had ever had and I wanted to get up and go to work for the first time in my life!
I became a Sales Director in June of 2007 right after my husband and I married in April. It was a very busy time but also one of the best times of my life! I won my first car in that month and was able to go part time with MRI and within the next six months quit completely!!!
My business was going great and I had the freedom and flexibility that I had always wanted!!! I was beginning to realize that Mary Kay had sooo much more to offer women than just extra money. The person I was becoming was the person I had always wanted to be but didn’t know how to get there or have the belief in myself of what I could do! Mary Kay had taught me how to be a woman of excellence and many more life lessons. I was so much smarter than I had ever given myself credit for! So, I knew that I had to bring others into this business to show them how much potential they possessed and how to become the woman God created them to be!
The money is great in this business but that is not why I do it. I do it for the pay checks of the heart of watching women transform from a new rose bud to a blossoming flower! Whether it be from feeling pretty for the first time or changing there finical situation or touching someone else’s life by breathing belief into them for the first time, this business is so much more than make up and I think every woman deserves to know about our hidden gem of Mary Kay!'
Now I get to work from home and arrange my schedule around my husbands and raise our daughter. I get to teach her all of life’s lessons and show her that she do can absolutely anything she sets her mind to!