20 Mary Kay Quotes to Inspire Women in Sales

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20 Mary Kay Quotes to Inspire Women in Sales

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Mary Kay has been motivating women in sales and business for over fifty years.

After repeatedly being turned down for promotions and raises in favor of male coworkers, Mary Kay quit her job and started a beauty company.

This beauty company is now worth $3.25 billion dollars. Best known for the infamous “Pink Cadillacs” that were awarded to top sales directors beginning in 1969, Mary Kay is now awarding top women in sales with pink Mini Coppers and more!

While you don’t have time to sift through the 100+ Mary Kay quotes on the internet, we hand picked her top twenty for inspiring female salespeople and professionals such as yourself.

BONUS: Be sure to check out our other motivational quotes post on Jordan Belfort.

20 Inspiring Mary Kay Quotes for Women in Sales

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.”

“Pretend that every single person you meet has a sign around his or her neck that says, 'Make me feel important.'

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

“I've often said that we are doing something far more important than just selling cosmetics; we are changing lives.”

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.”

"In order to grow and progress in the sales force, you don't move upward; you expand outward."

"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!"

By listening to people in the field, we're able to develop products that are the direct result of demands from customers.”

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. 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.”

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

“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."

“Eye contact is very important because if you don’t make eye contact at least 72 percent of the time, people won’t trust you.”

“Each of us wants to feel good about himself or herself, but to me it is just as important to make others feel the same way.”

"Honesty is the cornerstone of 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."

"Throw out the words, if I can, I hope, and maybe, and replace them with I can, I will, I must."

"Even the smallest achievements pave a way to great success."

"The definition of successful people is simply ordinary people with extraordinary determination."

"So many women just don't know how great they really are."


Samir Majumdar

Samir Majumdar

Samir is the CEO and Co-founder of Veloxy. After spending 20+ years creating corporate systems, boosting revenue, and eliminating inefficiencies, Samir started Veloxy to help sales professionals shorten sales cycles, accelerate pipelines, and close more deals.

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