*The low start-up cost
*The company's philosophy: God first, family second and career third
*Mary Kay’s social impact through its foundation
*Mary Kay’s support and training programs
*My love for the products
How does your company stay connected through social media?
Tabitha shares her skincare magic on Facebook and Twitter.
Describe yourself in three words:
Not only have I promoted myself to the top 2% or my company's direct selling sales force, but I am continuously coaching and mentoring others in my organization to do the same. My extensive team has collectively earned the use of 6 Mary Kay career cars; which is a wonderful achievement that I have had a hand in.
What are your professional goals for the next six months?
My six-month goal is to add 100 more skin care customers to my customer base (I love our skin care), double the size of my organization and develop more leaders.
What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
Community outreach or missionary work!
How do you maintain a work/life balance?
There is never a perfect balance, but I do my best to manage my competing priorities:
*Sometimes my work requires a period of hyper-focused attention. The same is to be said of life. Whichever it is in that moment determines how I allocate my time.
*If there are competing obligations, family and health come first.
*I try to live my life in harmony, so I do unplug (yes, 100%!) when it is “me time” or family time. We all need time to recharge our batteries.
What websites do you visit every day?
*I also have a daily dose of my social media pages: Facebook | Twitter
*I love, love, love York Castle Ice cream on 355 in Rockville
*Very close by is China Bistro (aka Mama's Dumplings). I die for their beef celery dumplings! Seriously, you have to try it!
*And to keep me looking on point without the long wait, Odalis Hair Salon in Gaithersburg. I've been going there for years and pretty much have my entire family and many friends going there as well.
What is your goal for retirement?
I plan to have worked smart enough to allow me to leave a strong legacy and a positive impact on those with whom I came in contact with. That is what retirement means to me! I would also like to financial security, so I will own my retirement outright with no mortgage or bills & have enough saved for health care costs. I plan to have the resources to live somewhere tropical, spoil my future grandchildren (that I hope my children will bless me with), volunteer and give more. Thankfully, I will also retire as a Mary Kay National Sales Director, which comes with a very generous retirement plan!
Do you have any advice for women who'd like to start their own company?
*Don't take advice from people you would not want to trade lives with.
*The thing about entrepreneurship is that you have to want it more than you fear failing. It is the most rewarding experience to nurture your business and grow it and to be in control of your destiny. Don't be afraid of failure. Many successful people tried and failed but we only know their names because they never gave up. "We fail forward to success". Also, keep in mind that we mostly regret the things we did not do in the end.
*Surround yourself with like-minded people. You are like the 5 people you hang around with the most. So seek out entrepreneurs and entrepreneur-minded people. "Don't share your 8x10 goal with a 3x5 mind" - Sean Keys’ profound words to ponder!
Any final, motivational comments?
Yes! Decide to be your best and live your best life now! There is never a perfect time to start a new adventure. Live each day as if it was your last and ask yourself, "Is what I'm doing right now serving my purpose?" and “If I should pass tomorrow, have I lived a life that I would be proud to have eulogized?" Make today count!
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