“Everyone is on a unique journey, and you can achieve anything that you put your mind to if you are willing to pay the price.”
Pass It On. Martica was a senior at USC when her mother, Independent Beauty Consultant Marvel Aguabella, offered her the Mary Kay opportunity. Martica politely declined. Fast forward a few years and a stressful corporate job that took her away from her husband and kids, and she was ready to reconsider.
“My husband Lee and I had two children ages two years and six weeks at the time, and my job required about 60 percent travel. It put a lot of stress on all of us, so I decided to give my Mary Kay business a try. My mom was a single mom who was very upbeat and saw the good in everyone. She was happy in her Mary Kay business, and I liked the flexibility it offered me.”
Now, some 30 years later, Martica says her Mary Kay journey is the best thing that could have happened to her. “My Mary Kay business continues to grant me rich rewards and valuable relationships,” she says. She also has the amazing privilege of working with her sister and offspring Independent Elite Executive and million-dollar Sales Director Menina Givens. “I’ve been coached by some of the best and apply those same principles today. And I pass those learnings on to others.”
“I learned to never quit.” Martica admits there were tough times like when she submitted for Sales Director-In-Qualification when she was eight months’ pregnant with her third child. She became an Independent Sales Director when he was just six weeks old.
“Probably the most difficult challenge was when my dear friend and one of my first offspring Independent Sales Directors Jennifer Clemmings, died suddenly at age 38,” says Martica. “Today, one of the Independent Beauty Consultants from Jennifer’s unit is a first line Independent Sales Director in our national Area.”
Martica says she enjoys working her business with women from all walks of life and all backgrounds.
“The relationships I’ve made through the years are priceless. My best friends are women I’ve met through my Mary Kay business. These girlfriends lift me up and allow me to stretch. I love our adventures and helping people dream big!”
“I had the pleasure of being taught by Mary Kay Ash. She taught me I can go as far as I want, and don’t let anything or anyone hold me back from my dreams. I share that wisdom today. Everyone is on a unique journey, and you can achieve anything that you put your mind to if you are willing to pay the price.”
Martica says her R.E.A.L. (Resilient, Excellent, Accountable, Loving) Area shares a great love and respect for one another. “We are our own best cheerleaders and praise each other on to success daily.”
In her spare time Martica and Lee love spending time with their grown children: Kristin, 32: Martin, 30, and his wife, Gabrielle: and Ryan, 27, and his wife, Reagan. “We love the beach and trying new adventures like ziplining over Alaska’s bear country or swimming in bat caves in Mexico,” says Martica