"Aerodynamically the bumblebee shouldn't be able to fly,
but the bumblebee doesn't know that so it goes on flying anyway."
"A mediocre idea that generates enthusiasm will go further than a great idea that inspires no one."
"We treat our people like royalty.
If you honor and serve the people who work for you,
they will honor and serve you."
"No matter how busy you are,
you must take time to make the other person feel important."
"Honesty is the cornerstone of all success,
without which confidence and ability to perform shall cease to exist."
"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."
"Everyone wants to be appreciated,
so if you appreciate someone,
don't keep it a secret."
"Those who are blessed with the most talent don't necessarily outperform everyone else. It's the people with follow-through who excel."
"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."
"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."
"The speed of the leader is
the speed of the gang."
"We must have a theme, a goal,
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."
"Don't limit yourself.
Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do.
You can go as far as you mind lets you.
What you believe, you can achieve."
Born: May 12, 1915
Died: November 22, 2001
Mary Kay Ash was the founder of Mary Kay cosmetics.
She had a strong belief in people and was a very successful business woman.
She is one of those inspirational
people who provided opportunities for woman by creating Mary Kay cosmetics and setting up an independent sales force.
She was a role model and an inspiration to the woman who sold her products.
For her P and L meant "people and love" rather than "profit and loss". Perhaps one of the reasons for her success was due to the fact that she truly believed in people and provided not only a product but she also provided encouragement and inspiration to those that worked with her.
Mary Kay Inc. started with 9 sales members and has grown to over 1 million sales members today.
She recognized peoples success and provided many incentives to motivate people to set and reach their goals. The most well known incentive was the Mary Kay Pink Cadillac's given to those who achieved
Mary Kay is truly a success story, one that has inspired many!
"Sandwich every bit of criticism
between two thick layers of praise."
Mary Kay Ash