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Miracles Happen : The Life and Timeless Principles of the Founder of Mary Kay Inc. Paperback – Bargain Price, September 1, 2003
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It could be said that her legendary status comes fromcreating a brand that's a household name, or from themarvelous marketing prowess by which she virtuallyowns the color pink. She could be lauded as one of thegreatest executives to ever lead a company. Indeed, allof those plaudits would be true. But what endears thelate MARY KAY ASH far beyond cosmetics, businessgenius, or financial success is her role as a champion ofwomen. It is a role now celebrated by four generationsof women on five continents who are part of an independentsales force family that numbers more than onemillion. In 1963, Mary Kay Ash set out to changewomen's lives for the better. In 1981, she wrote this autobiography to provide a personal perspective onher remarkable journey. Not only was it a bestseller buttoday there are more than two million copies in print.Her other two books also achieved bestseller acclaim.
A self-described "ordinary woman with extraordinarydetermination," Mary Kay Ash often said that she aimed to provide opportunities for women that did not exist during the twenty-five years when she was a working mother struggling to make ends meet. "When we began in 1963, we meant to change the lives of a few people. Instead we are changing the world," she wrote in her company magazine in 1989.
After decades of success, Mary Kay was asked what it was that motivated her now that she had achieved so much. Her words spoke volumes about her quest and the company's mission to enrich women's lives: "If today one more woman learns how great she really is, then for me it has been a great day."
What Mary Kay did for the economic liberation ofwomen is what truly secures her legacy and extends itpast the vast boundaries of her beloved native Texas.How she did it is a success story that has captured thehearts and minds of the world. This is her story in herown words. It is followed by an epilogue that reflectson the life of this most remarkable woman.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Mary Kay has it right - Faith, Family and Career! You can't go wrong with this philosophy. This book really helps put things in perspective.
Highly recommend this book to everyone!
She is one of those very lucky entrepreneurs as according to her son, she has been successful in nearly all endeavors. She mentions some of her personal struggles but she focuses much more on her successes and how she achieved them. Her most impressive trait is her passion for her work. Mary Kay is not about selling cosmetics to women, it is about helping women to be more self confident and powerful. No one is able to put in the hours of work that she has put into her business if they are not enjoying what they are doing.Read more ›
It also has a great deal of insight into being a businesswoman, and particularly if you want to start your own business. Mary Kay Ash put a great deal of thought and effort into shaping a company culture, and ensuring that the company would keep that same identity even in her absence. There's also a good dose of 'Keep at it! Don't give up' encouragement for ALL who are pursuing a daunting vision.
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This book is very inspirational. It really speaks to her life and how she started out with nothing and created her dreams. This book is really for anyone who has dreams. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Lynn Jansen
This lady is amazing. It is so great that she did so much to empower so many women in her life and continuing after she had passed away.Published 8 months ago by Carla
Mary Kay is a wonderful woman to lean on for advice if you want personal growth, empowerment, or to run our own business. I can't wait to crack this book open to read it.Published 22 months ago by Justin
Very interesting read of how Mary Kay Inc. was born. The principals that she founded the company are amazing and the success because of that is great. Read morePublished on March 29, 2013 by Renee Laurent