Dr. Margo

Mary Kay Ash was a woman who led a movement that has now lasted for more than a decade. Against all odds, against disappointments, she found her own unique voice and ultimately her lifelong purpose; and it all happened after retirement. When most people were finishing their career, she began a new chapter in her life that has empowered millions of women to succeed. As a professional sales executive turned entrepreneur, she began her first business from a tiny store in Dallas, Texas, with five products and a big dream. Her dream was to inspire women to take charge of their own destiny and transform their lives. In doing so, she helped women worldwide achieve the American dream to create success. Today, with more than three million Independent Beauty Consultants, Mary Kay offers more than two hundred premium products in more than thirty-five countries around the world. For fifty years, Mary Kay has helped women discover a new passion, a new purpose, at any age and any stage in life. Her success reminds us all of what we can become when we are given the power to achieve it. DON’T HOLD BACK Like Mary Kay, we all have dreams, whether it is for our business or for some other area of our life. But often, we limit ourselves before we can truly achieve those dreams. “Who am I to write a bestselling book?” we ask. “Who am I to become the next president or CFO of a great company? Who am I to invent the next medical breakthrough?” Actually, who are you not to be and do these things? You are more capable of success than you may realize. Why do we hold back? I have met a lot of brilliant men and women in my publishing, pastoring and business consulting career. Are they all that different from you and me? After all, we all came into this world the same way. We all come out fighting for that next breath to survive. We were not born to fail. Each one of us was born with our own desires and passions to fulfill. Don’t talk yourself out of it—and certainly don’t let anyone else do so. We all have our name on a piece of life that we are to occupy. I like to say it like this: when we buy land or a house, we take up that space on the planet. We purchase it. It is now ours to do with as we choose. We can plant trees, build a garden, raise chickens, build a barn or build a house, because we own that space. It is this way with our purpose in life, our dreams, and our careers. We each have a part to play in this symphony called life. How much a part of the music you want to play is up to you. It is no one else’s job to make you play. If you want to play small, you can. If you want to play big, you can. If you want to be good at it, then you must put in the practice. Own your space!