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Mary Kay Ash Quotes About Beauty And Leadership

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Mary Kathlyn Wagner is popularly known as Mary kay Ash. Mary was a very renowned businesswoman. She was the founder of Mary Kay Cosmetics. She has been a role model for many aspiring entrepreneurs.

This beautiful woman has won numerous awards, one of them being the prestigious Horatio Alger Award. She has also written her autobiography named ‘Mary Kay.’ Her words of wisdom will definitely motivate you to do better in life. Here are some of her quotes on success.

Mary Kay Ash Quotes About Success

“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.”- Mary Kay Ash

 “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.” – Mary Kay Ash

 “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.” – Mary Kay Ash

Mary Kay Ash Quotes

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

“Whatever you vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe and enthusiastically act upon must inevitably come to pass.” – Mary Kay Ash

“Do you know that within your power lies every step you ever dreamed of stepping and within your power lies every joy you ever dreamed of seeing?” – Mary Kay Ash

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

“A manager should feel this way about people, but it’s an attitude that can’t be faked.” – Mary Kay Ash

Mary Kay Ash Quotes

“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.” – Mary Kay Ash

“People who succeed have a goal, a dream, and make their plans and follow them.” – Mary Kay Ash

“Aim high enough that you will have to stretch your ability and your potential to reach it.” – Mary Kay Ash

“Sandwich every bit of criticism between two heavy layers of praise.” – Mary Kay Ash

“I believe every person has the ability to achieve something important, and with that in mind I regard everyone as special.” – Mary Kay Ash

“Believe in yourself and know that you can do anything in this world that you want to do if you want to do it badly enough and you are willing to travel the road.“- Mary Kay Ash

“We fall forward to succeed.” – Mary Kay Ash

“Be a dreamer. Have a sense of greatness. It has been said that if you can dream it, you can do it. And I believe that.” – Mary Kay Ash

“The power of positive motivation in a goal-oriented structure such as ours cannot be overstated.” – Mary Kay Ash

“I’ve often said that we are doing something far more important than just selling cosmetics; we are changing lives.” – Mary Kay Ash

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

“It is far better to be exhausted from success than to be rested from failure.” – Mary Kay Ash

You are the only boss you have. And I want you to be the most demanding boss that you can be.” – Mary Kay Ash

Mary Kay Ash Quotes

“Before your dream can become a reality, you have to see it in your own mind; see its fulfillment, whatever it may be.” – Mary Kay Ash

“Every silver lining has a cloud.” – Mary Kay Ash

 “The definition of successful people is simply ordinary people with extraordinary determination.” – Mary Kay Ash

“Leaders make sure that the way to success is always broad enough and straight enough for others to follow.” – Mary Kay Ash

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

Mary Kay Ash Quotes

“Be of service to others. Only what you give can be multiplied back into your own life.” – Mary Kay Ash

“Begin to build in your mind a dream. The write it down and make your goal realistic.” – Mary Kay Ash

“You cannot keep determined people from success. If you place stumbling blocks in their way, they will use them for stepping stones and climb to new heights.” – Mary Kay Ash

 “And I understand the feelings a Sales Director has when she has spent weeks of love and care training a new unit member only to have that person quit before she even starts.” – Mary Kay Ash

“Praise is an incredibly effective motivator; unfortunately, many managers are reluctant to employ it.” – Mary Kay Ash

“Frankly, I think it means more for a woman to be recognized by her peers onstage than to receive an expensive present in the mail that nobody knows about!” – Mary Kay Ash

By listening to people in the field, we’re able to develop products that are the direct result of demands from customers.” – Mary Kay Ash

Mary Kay Ash

“I’ve already told you how I once waited in a long reception line to shake hands with the company’s sales manager, only to have him treat me as if I didn’t exist.” – Mary Kay Ash

Mary Kay Ash Quotes On Life

Life is not defined by the money you make but by the values you carry within yourself. It is about your personality and how you treat others. Mary has said a lot about life-based on her personal experiences. Her words are very powerful and can brighten up your day. Here are some of her amazing quotes:

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

“Believe that for every problem God gives you, He will also provide you with a solution.” – Mary Kay Ash

“Never forget, your family should always have priority over your work.” – Mary Kay Ash

“Dare to grow into your dreams and claim this as your motto: Let it be me.”

“We treat our people like royalty.” – Mary Kay Ash

Within yourself lies everything you ever dreamed of being. Become everything that God wants you to be. It is within your reach.” – Mary Kay Ash

Mary Kay Ash Quotes

“Before you ever receive the wonderful treasures of a happy life, you must first give. Give of yourself.” – Mary Kay Ash

“Hope is wishing for something to come true.” – Mary Kay Ash

“God didn’t have time to make a nobody, only a somebody. I believe that each of us has God-given talents within us waiting to be brought to fruition.” – Mary Kay Ash

“My experience with people is that they generally do what you expect them to do!” – Mary Kay Ash

“A company is built with people—remove them, and the company’s ability to function effectively is seriously threatened.” – Mary Kay Ash

“A woman could work day and night caring for her family, and the only time she’s likely to hear a comment is if she stops doing it!” – Mary Kay Ash

“Just as a fine restaurant extends itself to make its customers feel special, we do everything we can to make our people feel the same way.” – Mary Kay Ash

When you look at any great business enterprise, you’ll find that it’s people who make it excel.” – Mary Kay Ash

Mary Kay Ash Quotes

“I believe that failing to hear what your people are saying indicates gross negligence in a manager.” – Mary Kay Ash

“The greatest pollution problem we face today is negativity.” – Mary Kay Ash

“Don’t let the negatives of life control you. Rise above them.” – Mary Kay Ash

“Pretend that every single person you meet has a sign around his or her neck that says, ‘Make me feel important.” – Mary Kay Ash

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

If you honor and serve the people who work for you, they will honor and serve you.” – Mary Kay Ash

Mary Kay Ash Quotes

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

It’s possible that some women have a more difficult time handling criticism than do men. Some just take criticism more personally.” – Mary Kay Ash

Mary Kay Ash Quotes About Leadership

Being a leader requires a lot of emotional strength and courage. You have to create a balance between being strict with your team and understanding their needs. Mary has done this job really well. Here are some beautiful saying by her on leadership:

“How does a leader make people feel important? First, by listening to them. Let them know you respect their thinking, and let them voice their opinions.” – Mary Kay Ash

“As a leader, you must recognize that everyone needs praise. But it must be given sincerely.” – Mary Kay Ash

When a Mary Kay Sales Director drives a pink Cadillac, she is recognized as a person who has done an outstanding job. It signifies that she is very important to our organization.” – Mary Kay Ash

Mary Kay Ash Quotes

“Some of the most successful leaders are also the best listeners. I remember one in particular. He had been hired by a large corporation to assume the role of sales manager. But he knew absolutely nothing about the specifics of the business.” – Mary Kay Ash

“Outstanding businesses are composed of outstanding people.” – Mary Kay Ash

“I don’t think it’s ever appropriate for a manager to criticize an individual. Not that criticism should never be given; there are times when a manager must communicate dissatisfaction.” – Mary Kay Ash

I know what it’s like to spend an entire day in the field and come home without a single order.” – Mary Kay Ash

Mary Kay Ash Quotes

“I don’t think a manager can work with a person day in and day out and not develop some sort of personal relationship. Of course, you must use discretion at all times and never pry.” – Mary Kay Ash

“One of the secrets of success is to refuse to let temporary setbacks defeat us.” – Mary Kay Ash

“People also feel important when they’re given responsibility. But responsibility without authority can destroy a person’s self-esteem.” – Mary Kay Ash

 “While we believe there are four elements in a successful publication—recognition, information, education, and inspiration—our No. 1 purpose is recognition.” – Mary Kay Ash

“Sometimes listening by itself may not be enough; some people must be prodded if you are to find out what they’re thinking.” – Mary Kay Ash

“Many of the problems I hear don’t require me to offer solutions. I solve most of them by just listening and letting the involved party do the talking.”

“If you do ask questions and are subtle about it, you are expressing a genuine interest in what the other person has to say.” – Mary Kay Ash

“People also can be distracted by their own petty prejudices. For instance, a person may use profanity or some expression that you don’t like.” – Mary Kay Ash

Mary Kay Ash Quotes on Beauty

What could be better than some beauty quotes by a renowned founder of a beauty company? Here it goes: 

While clothes may not make the woman, they certainly have a strong effect on her self-confidence, which, I believe, does make the woman.” – Mary Kay Ash

Mary Kay Ash Quotes

 “I have been very fortunate. Mary Kay has become a large company, and many times, I’ve stood at the head of a long reception line for several hours to shake hands with hundreds of people.” – Mary Kay Ash

“Bear in mind that beauty is individual and personal, that the look and feeling you’re after is one with which you can be comfortable each and every day of your life.” – Mary Kay Ash

“A woman who will tell her age will tell anything”. – Mary Kay Ash

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

“Boldness has genius and power and magic in it.” – Mary Kay Ash

Mary started her company more than 50 years back. Her company is still empowering various women around the globe to date. I hope these quotes motivate you and give you some ideas about being a better leader. If you like this article, please share it with your friends. Stay tuned for more.

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