However, working 60 to 80 hours per week as vice president of sales at a private company, Sims hardly saw the fruits of her labor.
Her long hours coupled with required traveling kept her out of her house and away from her family more than she wanted.
Finally, she threw up her hands and told her husband she had had enough.
“Probably 12 years ago I came home and told my husband I didn’t care if we lived in a tent, I could not do my job one more day,” said Sims, 43.
Sims couldn’t just hang-up her employment hat, though. She needed to find a job that would afford her the family time she desired without taking a huge hit to her family’s income.
After lots of research, she found that Mary Kay was the way to have both. Sims knew being a Mary Kay beauty consultant would give her a schedule that could be altered around her daughter and would also give her the freedom to earn as much or as little as she wanted to make.
For more on this story, see the June 30 issue of the Navarre Press or subscribe online.