to believe in. With a college degree in psychology, Independent Executive National Sales Director Carol Anton was ready to begin her career as a teacher. "I really do believe that divine intervention was about to take place," she recalls. Instead of embarking on her planned path, she became a Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant — much to the surprise of her loved ones, including her husband.
"He saw Mary Kay as a hobby, not a business," Carol remembers, "and that was the challenge needed to spur me on." So she sketched out a plan to become an Independent National Sales Director in 10 years. Eighteen years later, her dream was realized.
Now Carol advises others to hold tight to their dreams. "No matter what the rest of the world thinks, stick to it," she says. "If you think big, work with purpose and commitment, and believe that you can do it, your story can be here, too."
"Today, my family and I have an incredible lifestyle, and our children have grown up with the Mary Kay philosophies and work ethic," Carol says. "We have been treated like royalty and enjoy many of the luxuries that we used to only dream about."
And what does her husband think now? "He sent me roses in 1982, after the first time our unit was recognized for generating one-half-a-million dallars in retail sales, and the card said, ‘Thank you for believing in this opportunity when I didn’t.’ "