Category: Mary Kay

I send my greetings to all who are marketing survivors

I have a family member who is seriously considering Quixtar.
He was introduced by his youth pastor, and has been going to meetings for the past 4 weeks.

1. My son has been told that Quixtar is not a get rich scheme.
2. Requires twice a week meetings — one with his immediate upline
and one with his upline’s upline.
3. Must wear business attire to the upline’s upline meetings.
4. Makes money by getting others to join “The Business.”

At this point, let me say that I am a MLM surivor including Mary Kay.

I have been exposed to others such as AL Williams, Amway, and others in my lifetime so the Quixtar rhetoric was nothing new. Quixtar has a “Point” system instead of cash. Points can be exchanged for cash. We have concluded that my son will earn about $1,044 US Dollars during his first year. He might reach a “Diamond” club level in 15 years if he dedicates his life to “The Business.”

Right now, the big push is for him to purchase his “ticket” to the big convention in Tennessee. I knew all about the energizing convention without his saying a word. One website offered a Dateline video on the web which we sat and watched together on the web.

My son kept saying that Quixtar has changed since that time.

I showed him other websites where they show how Quixtar makes its money off of other people by selling motivational tapes and books.

I am not angry with the people who sell these tapes and books. While in Mary Kay, I learned a lot, made good contacts, improved my appearance, and learned about business.

I now own my own business that I can’t get my son to take interest because I don’t show a “Diamond” level driving a cute car or a huge home.

My son has a promising future, but is about to give up going to college to chase his dream of being a “Diamond.” Well, he’s already a Diamond in my eyes and I feel that The Business is about to crush a beautiful jewel that it has taking me a lifetime to polish. Just as it is time to step out into the world, he does something silly like join an MLM.