Mary Kay Ash is one of my all time favorite leaders and success stories. She is ONE woman who took a dream and did something with it–not just for her own benefit, but for the benefit of millions of women. Communicators can learn a wealth of information from her story, and below are just three character qualities that defined a part of who she was:
1. FOCUSED–She had ONE product that she started with and she FOCUSED on sharing that product with others.
2. FAITHFUL–She was a woman of great FAITH in God and she LIVED that faith daily. She also attributed her success to God’s provision.
3. GRACIOUS–She was gracious with human beings. Having been the recipient of abuse did not keep her from showing grace, generosity and God’s love to all.
As leaders, entrepreneurs, business people, coaches, authors and communicators, we can learn much from the trails blazed before us by those who succeeded. With someone like Mary Kay Ash, we know from her life and legacy that her greatest success came from GENUINELY making others feel important. There’s a true LEADER WHO I want to follow!