Money isn’t everything. Yes, it does make the world go round. But it is simply a medium of exchange between two or more parties that creates a standard that many, or all, can use together effectively.
In a 38 year career Mileta has blessed our family with significant income. She has paid a portion of the monthly bills, purchased at least two motorcycles for me, helped with Lacy’s college, given generously to charities and just simply enjoyed the fruit of her labors.
However, nothing, not even money, compares with achievement and acclaim. In these lines I honor the work of Mileta’s life by reviewing the two most significant accolades she has received, two of the highest honors in all of Mary Kay.
In 2011 she was honored by her peers with the 2011 Miss Go-Give Award for the Diamond Division of Mary Kay. This is the top award of the company because it is NOT based on financial achievement but rather the outflow of character. The nomination was given because of her unselfish dedication to developing leaders for sister Directors, with no thought whatsoever of compensation. As stated in the previous post, she actually developed enough adopted directors, for other directors, to be a National Sales Director–if they were hers!
Mary Kay honors the top producers each year with a world-class vacation. When the qualification was $500,000 for the year Mileta produced $465,000. When it was $550,000, she produced $505,000. And so on, and so on. In the fiscal year 2015 Mileta set her sights on the goal. She divided her 275 sales consultants into teams with captains and provided every contest incentive she could think of. The team excelled, yet at 11 months was looking to fall short again. Mileta would not accept that outcome and continued to lead the charge. With 2 days left the team was still an average month behind the goal. Time stood still and accelerated at the same time as an around-the-clock marathon set in. The result……
Mileta was one of only 82 Sales Directors in all of Mary Kay (U.S. Division) to earn the prestigious world class, all-expense-paid trip, spouses included. Can you imagine?–a group of part-time sales consultants selling $650,000 of pink jars and tubes in 12 months! Mileta’s Miracles did it! This year the trip was to London. Luxury accommodations and 5-star dining with every tourist ticket paid. After 38 Years of consistent work and growth, Mileta is Mary Kay Royalty.
And The Winner Is: Everyone Who Achieves More Than They Think They Can Be.
Congratulations to an amazing women for an amazing career—and it’s not over yet!