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Introducing Life Tips for Women From Mary Kay Ash

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Life Tips for Women from Mary Kay Ash

I read a very profound book when I was just a teenager that formed my thoughts on most of my business practices today.  It’s called Mary Kay by Mary Kay Ash, the founder of the legendary cosmetics company. 

Our new series is called Life Tips for Women from Mary Kay Ash, and will be a weekly ongoing series with great advice for moms, working moms, single moms, married women, you name it.

Throughout my adult life and my career, Mary Kay has been an inspiration to me because of her fierce determination, commitment to putting her family before work, and still being a successful leader who helped women the world over to change their lives for the better.  She’s in my top 5 list of mentors for my life, and has helped shape many of the policies at IS World Media.

Although Mary Kay Ash has written many books, this is the one which has stuck with me, which I’ve read over and over, which has upwards of 100 sticky notes hanging off the edges of the pages!  She built her company out of the sheer desire to give women homemakers the opportunities that didn’t exist in society at that time.  Her ideals of putting God and family first were sometimes laughed at by the business world, but developed into one of the most financially successful companies in the world (run by Mary Kay and her 2 sons!).

Her insights towards life as a mom – a working mom at that – and a single mom can teach us all a little something about how to make the little improvements in our own lives that will really bring us more time for our families, more victories, and more power to be able to accomplish our dreams.

I’m starting a new series here at Home Ever After to showcase some of the best points from Mary Kay’s 1981 book, which is just as helpful today as it was then.    Since it’s an old book, Mary Kay by Mary Kay Ash is available at Amazon for only a few dollars.  You can probably even find it at a bookstore in your town for the list price of $3.95!  If you’ll take my word on this book’s importance in my life, and if you’d like to follow along with this series by reading the book first, I strongly recommend that you spend the $4 and buy this book.

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Danelle Ice is an entrepreneur in Los Angeles and mom of 3. She is the creator of and Danelle is also known as internet personality SimDanelle, the first virtual person. Danelle is a beauty guru on YouTube, vlogger, blogger, and new media darling. She is a current brand ambassador for for Keurig and previous AMD Tech Mom, Kraft Foods Delicious Byte brand ambassador, and Purex Insider.


  1. Debbie Fisher
    Jun 20, 2009 @ 19:15:54

    I have been a Mary Kay Beauty Consultant for 20 years. It is so refreshing to work with a company that has golden rule thinking and its principles are God 1st, Family 2nd and Career 3rd. It is a Christian company. .


  2. Meg Anderson
    Jun 20, 2009 @ 19:29:07

    Hello Danelle

    I have so much respect for Mary Kay Ash. She was a pioneer of her time for women. I love the way she made women dress like ladies wearing skirts and hose to every meeting. She was a amazing women. One that deserved to be a mentor for thousands of women.

    Blessings to you Danelle
    Meg Anderson
    The Fun Budget Coach


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