Mary Kay Ash:- Mary Kay Ash (May 12, 1918 – November 22, 2001) was an American businesswoman and founder of Mary Kay Cosmetics. Ash married Ben Rogers at age 17. They had three children, Ben Jr., Marylin Reed, and Richard Rogers. While her husband served in World War II, she sold books door-to-door. After her husband’s return in 1945, they divorced.

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Ash went to work for Stanley Home Products. Frustrated when passed over for a promotion in favor of a man that she had trained, Ash retired in 1963 and intended to write a book to assist women in business. The book turned into a business plan for her ideal company, and in the summer of 1963, Mary Kay Ash and her new husband, George Hallenbeck, planned to start Mary Kay Cosmetics.


Motivational Quotes by Mary Kay Ash


“A company is only as good as the people it keeps.”


“A good goal is like a strenuous exercise – it makes you stretch.”


“A mediocre idea that generates enthusiasm will go further than a great idea that inspires no one.”


“Aerodynamically, the bumblebee shouldn’t be able to fly, but the bumblebee doesn’t know it so it goes on flying anyway.”


“Central banks don’t have divine wisdom. They try to do the best analysis they can and must be prepared to stand or fall by the quality of that analysis.”


“Criticize the act, not the person.”


“Dare to risk public criticism.”


“Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve.”


“Every silver lining has a cloud.”


“Everyone has an invisible sign hanging from their neck saying, ‘Make me feel important.’ Never forget this message when working with people.”


Inspirational Mary Kay Ash Quotes On Success


“Everyone wants to be appreciated, so if you appreciate someone, don’t keep it a secret.”


“For every failure, there’s an alternative course of action. You just have to find it. When you come to a roadblock, take a detour.”


“Give yourself something to work toward – constantly.”


“Honesty is the cornerstone of all success, without which confidence and ability to perform shall cease to exist.”


“If you think you can, you can. And if you think you can’t, you’re right.”


“Left eyebrow raised, right eyebrow raised.”


“Most people live and die with their music still unplayed. They never dare to try.”


“No matter how busy you are, you must take time to make the other person feel important.”


“People are definitely a company’s greatest asset. It doesn’t make any difference whether the product is cars or cosmetics. A company is only as good as the people it keeps.”


“People fall forward to success.”


Best Mary Kay Ash Quotes of Inspiration


“Pretend that every single person you meet has a sign around his or her neck that says, ‘Make me feel important.’ Not only will you succeed in sales, you will succeed in life.”


“Sandwich every bit of criticism between two layers of praise.”


“So many women just don’t know how great they really are. They come to us all vogue outside and vague on the inside.”


“The speed of the leader is the speed of the gang.”


“There are two things people want more than sex and money… recognition and praise.”


“Those who are blessed with the most talent don’t necessarily outperform everyone else. It’s the people with follow-through who excel.”


“We fall forward to succeed.”


“We must have a theme, a goal, a purpose in our lives. If you don’t know where you’re aiming, you don’t have a goal. My goal is to live my life in such a way that when I die, someone can say, she cared.”


“We treat our people like royalty. If you honor and serve the people who work for you, they will honor and serve you.”


“You can have anything in this world you want if you want it badly enough and you’re willing to pay the price.”