Mary Kay Ash, fully Mary Kathlyn Wagner Ash

Mary Kay
Ash, fully Mary Kathlyn Wagner Ash

American Businesswoman, Founder of Mary Kay Cosmetics

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Some people drift through their entire lives. They do it one day at a time, one week at a time, one month at a time. The months run into years and span a life. It happens so gradually that they are unaware of how their lives are slipping by them until it's too late.

True leaders establish success patterns that make everyone think success.

Women can no more duplicate the male style of management than American businessmen can exactly reproduce the Japanese style. This is not to suggest that Americans and Japanese cannot learn from one another ? they can and do.

Some people? are so caught up in themselves that they fail to realize that the other person wants to feel important too.

Truly inspirational statesmanship moves citizens to put aside their self-interest.

Women want to earn what they are worth, and in most professions, they aren?t allowed to do that.

Stress stifles productivity.

Unlike many people who start a new business, money was not my prime motivation ? not that I was so well off that it wasn?t a consideration, in fact, I had put my lifetime savings on the line. The business had to succeed or I would never have another opportunity to start my own business.

You can do it!

Success in many cases is failure turned inside out.

We all did whatever needed to be done. I sold, taught other women, conducted sales meetings, and emptied wastebaskets.

You can eat an elephant one bite at a time.

Over the years, I?ve observed that nearly all high achievers know how to make good use of those 1,440 minutes in each day. In contrast, other people seem to do things in slow motion.

The best way to kill a management system is to violate it. The second best way is to ignore it.

We are meant to use and increase whatever God has given us. And when we do, we shall be given more.

You can?t stand still. You either go forward or backward.

People are happiest when they have goals, small and large, because they can look forward to attaining them.

The best-run companies develop their own managers from within ? rarely do they seek outsiders. In fact, it?s a sign of weakness when a company goes outside too often?

We don?t sell ? we teach.

You must develop the ability to know the difference between a real problem and an imaginary one.

People often resist change when they don?t participate in the decision-making process. Some of the best leaders ?plant the seed? that permits others to propose the idea and take credit for it!

The better the talent, the less external activating it needs.

We don?t want the guests to think its all fun and games? although it is fun, of course.

People will support that which they help to create.

The faintest ink is better than the most retentive memory.

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American Businesswoman, Founder of Mary Kay Cosmetics