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I Sold Mary Kay…..Great company; Bad Decision for Me

Have you ever made a decision that was not in your best interest?  I made a decision to become a Mary Kay Consultant in a weak moment.  Let me state that this is a wonderful company and I have known many excellent women who have had great careers with Mary Kay Cosmetics. Although Mary Kay is a great company, it was a bad decision for me.Have you ever made a decision that was not in your best interest?  I made a decision to become a Mary Kay Consultant in a weak moment.  Let me state that this is a wonderful company and I have known many excellent women who have had great careers with Mary Kay Cosmetics. Although Mary Kay is a wonderful company, it was a bad decision for me.

I was standing in line at McDonalds pondering my future.  I had a great year as Miss South Carolina and married Thomas only a month after I relinquished my title.  My new home, Johnston was “tee-weensy” (still is).  The only skills I had was singing, applying make-up and beauty queen hand waves.

Posted in attitude, laughter, motivation, women, work by Jane Jenkins Herlong.

Just Good Common Sense

My good friend, Virginia Honeycutt  sent me these timeless principles.  I posted on Twitter several quotes and many of you asked me to resend.  Enjoy!

Down-home Principles, Uptown Humor! by Jane Jenkins Herlong

Your fences need to be horse-high, pig-tight and bull-strong.

Keep skunks and bankers at a distance.

Life is simpler when you plow around the stump.

A bumble bee is considerably faster than a John Deere tractor.

Words that soak into your ears are whispered…not yelled.

Meanness don’t jes’ happen overnight.

Forgive your enemies. It messes up their heads.

Do not corner something that you know is meaner than you.

It don’t take a very big person to carry a grudge.

You cannot unsay a cruel word.

Every path has a few puddles.

When you wallow with pigs, expect to get dirty.

The best sermons are lived, not preached.

Posted in attitude, childhood, family, fun, funny, home, humor, motivation, opinion, Southern, Uncategorized, women, work by Jane Jenkins Herlong.

How to Handle Difficult People

Lessons at the funeral from a rock and a clown nose....

How to Handle Difficult People

There are three things we can count on as we journey through this life:  you will be born, you will die, and in-between those two dates, you will confront difficult people.

I have not been very good at dealing with difficult people so I had to learn how.  For many years I was a peacekeeper. You know this type of person.  This is what they think,  Oh, I know this is wrong but to avoid issues, let’s just play pretty.   Or like my friend says, “Tie some bows on the problem.”  The reality is that being a peacekeeper translates to tying bigger bows as the problem grows.  Oh, by the way, your stress will grow too.

Posted in attitude, motivation, relationships, work by Jane Jenkins Herlong.
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Wall Street Need a Main Street

Protests fascinate me. I have actually participated in a protest. It was during the farm crises in the late 1970’s. Dressed to fit the occasion in my hog-washers and protest cap, we drove the tractors into downtown Charleston to the Post and Courier Newspaper building and revved up the engines. It was fun to be a rebel with a cause. The farmers’ wives including my mother, Evelyn, Miss Ann and Miss Ada, rode in pickup trucks. That was pretty much the extent of it. Our protest did call attention to agricultural issues and the rising costs of farming. And then it was back to the farm and to work.

I have been watching the protests on Wall Street. Apparently the left-over protesters are not gainfully employed. Maybe they are professional protesters. Maybe they are too busy protesting while the rest of us work so they can carry signs. As Jeff Engvall says, “Here’s your sign.”

Posted in America, Main Street, protest, protesters, Wall Street, work by Jane Jenkins Herlong.