There are two things people want more than sex and money... recognition and praise.
Give yourself something to work toward - constantly.
Honesty is the cornerstone of all success, without which confidence and ability to perform shall cease to exist.
A company is only as good as the people it keeps.
We must have a theme, a goal, a purpose 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.
Sandwich every bit of criticism between two layers of praise.
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.
Everyone wants to be appreciated, so if you appreciate someone, don't keep it a secret.
So many women just don't know how great they really are. They come to us all vogue outside and vague on the inside.
The speed of the leader is the speed of the gang.
A good goal is like a strenuous exercise - it makes you stretch.
Everyone has an invisible sign hanging from their neck saying, 'Make me feel important.' Never forget this message when working with people.
Pretend that every single person you meet has a sign around his or her neck that says, 'Make me feel important.' Not only will you succeed in sales, you will succeed in life.
Most people live and die with their music still unplayed. They never dare to try.
If you think you can, you can. And if you think you can't, you're right.
Those who are blessed with the most talent don't necessarily outperform everyone else. It's the people with follow-through who excel.
A mediocre idea that generates enthusiasm will go further than a great idea that inspires no one.
You can have anything in this world you want, if you want it badly enough and you're willing to pay the price.
Central banks don't have divine wisdom. They try to do the best analysis they can and must be prepared to stand or fall by the quality of that analysis.
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.
We treat our people like royalty. If you honor and serve the people who work for you, they will honor and serve you.
When you come to a roadblock, take a detour.
Aerodynamically, the bumble bee shouldn't be able to fly, but the bumble bee doesn't know it so it goes on flying anyway.
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.
No matter how busy you are, you must take time to make the other person feel important.
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.
A mediocre idea that generates enthusiasm will go farther than a great idea that inspires no one.
Everyone has an invisible sign hanging from their neck saying, Make me feel important. Never forget this message when working with people.
Pathetic Earthlings... There's not enough makeup in the universe to cover those hideous, age-ravaged potato sacks that you call faces.
There's a big difference between a decisive manager and a tyrant.
Left unattended, problems only intensify.
You never really fail until you stop wanting.
Real strength entails being considerate and supportive of people's feelings.
Your attitude determines your altitude. It really is true that If you think you can, you can; and if you think you can’t – you’re right.
A woman who will tell her age, will tell anything.
I wasn't that interested in the dollars-and-cents part of business. My interest in starting Mary Kay Inc. was to offer women opportunities that didn't exist anywhere else.
Faith is a twenty-four hour a day commitment.
If you have an idea and I have an idea - then we EACH have JUST ONE idea...but if you share your idea with me and I do the same...we EACH have TWO ideas!
Left eyebrow raised, right eyebrow raised.
Bear in mind that beauty is individual and personal, that the look and feeling you're after is one with which you can be comfortable each and every day of your life.
Leaders teach. They motivate. They care. Leaders make sure that the way to success is always broad enough and straight enough for others to follow.
Every silver lining has a cloud.
Whenever I meet someone, I try to imagine her wearing an invisible sign that says: MAKE ME FEEL IMPORTANT. I respond to this sign immediately, and it works wonders.
One of the secrets of success is to refuse to let temporary setbacks defeat us.
Everyone has obstacles to overcome, but those with great faith can conquer whatever stands in the way.
An average person with average talents and ambition and average education, can outstrip the most brilliant genius in our society, if that person has clear, focused goals.
Do not desire to fit in. Desire to lead.
Return telephone calls promptly but be judicious about the time spent on the phone.
Think in terms of what's good for the other person and success will seek you out.
Mary Kay Ashwas an American businesswoman and founder of Mary Kay Cosmetics, Inc...