Be brave. Share what you love. Don't let fear of judgement get in your way. Just have fun. No one expects you to know everything. Empower your friends and let them soar. Be compliant. Sharing can be simple. No testimony or technical info needed. Just a beautiful compelling photo is all it takes. We love to follow @TheHappyOils on Instagram. They are on our team and a great model for anyone looking to learn and be inspired!
Convention is so fun. Each year, Young Living has a different theme that uplifts and inspires. We highly recommend you invest in your business and attend convention. Share a room, bring snacks, whatever it takes to make it more affordable. We've been there and know it's a leap. But the education and connections and networking are unmatched. And you just might find some new leaders that really resonate with you, so take action right on the spot. Write down their name, connect w/ them on FB, follow them on Instagram, and keep in touch w/ new friends. You never know who might help you to take things to the next level, so be open to it all! Early bird registration for YL's Grand Convention 2017 has already closed, but while you wait for general registration to open up, book a hotel now. Some won't allow you to book this early so may need to check back on your first choice, but in the interim, book a back-up plan.
When it comes rank retreats, Young Living goes above and beyond to create a valuable, memorable experience for its distributors. Trust us, you want to be on these retreats. They are amazing. YL balances education and fun with a lot of pampering. To qualify, all you have to do is maintain the rank for three months. By then, you'll likely keep it, but keep hustling and building anyway. And remember, this is for the long-game. While there's no deadline on qualifying for rank retreats, ride the momentum when you have it, then focus on leadership: team-building, supporting and inspiring. But keep sharing too!
In this business, it's important to set aside time to be quiet and visualize what we want. This is how we manifest amazing things. As leaders, not only do we need that time to unplug but we are promoting a lifestyle of emotional, physical and spiritual balance. While meditation can be as simple as closing your eyes, you'll see we've incorporated the use of Malas, which help us to meditate for a set amount of time as each bead is a breath or a prayer or mantra of our choice. We like to have mala-making classes with our oilers. It's yet another way we can support their efforts to create balance in their lives. You can buy one or make your own using stones that represent what you're trying to achieve!
Energy work is a natural complement to oils. It's yet another way we can pursue balance and support our clients who want to do the same. Some of our team members are holistic health practitioners or Reiki Masters. It's another way we can empower our clients through oil-infused energy work and emotional release with the Feelings Kit or healthy immunity support with the Raindrop Technique (certification required). Energy work is a natural extension of the YL lifestyle, which we like to promote. If you want to learn more about incorporating energy work into your YL business, feel free to contact us.
From Speed-oiling (think dating a different oil topic at every table in 10 min increments, then rotate) to targeted events like Oils & Emotions, Oils & Sleep and Oils & Fitness to Oils & Kids, Oils & Babies and Oils & Teens to Oils & Supplements, Oils & Healthy Immunity Support and Oils & Energy Work to Releasing Emotional Patterns, Oils & Meditation and Oils & Intuition, the possibilities are endless. Focus on the aspects of the oils that resonate with you most. You may find different members of your team will gravitate to other oils, so let them fill in the blanks, and you can help each other to educate everyone!
How many ways can we talk about creating balance? Yes, in this business, it's not only critical to prioritize it but we're setting an example and demonstrating a lifestyle too. And not everyone needs to be a gym-going, iron-pumping, perfect specimen to share oils. Our team has all kinds but we're all inspired to improve. A part of that is unplugging and spending time with ourselves to allow the body, mind and spirit to recharge and catch up with our own progress. Some like training, yoga or just taking a nap. All of it sounds pretty fabulous. So, let yourself enjoy how this is a part of the job, and you're welcome!
The oils are from the earth and those who enjoy them for emotional balance may also love gardening. Getting your hands in the soil from where our fragrant, therapeutic plants grow is a wonderful way to extend your YL lifestyle outdoors. We love oils AND gardening for staying grounded. It's so cathartic to get out there and nurture our environment. It's one of our favorite places in which to meditate and get centered again, and yes, you can use oils on yourself and your plants and how wonderful to care for them naturally, especially if you're growing edibles like herbs, fruits and veggies!
Our team takes great pride in providing our oilers with quality support. A commitment to walk with integrity in this business is what sets a good distributor apart from the rest. And in a time when convenience is king, we want our friends to confidently go with YL knowing we will be there for them to provide ongoing education, tools and resources. After all, where will that health food store sales clerk or manager of the online storefront be when a new oiler has a time-sensitive question? We give newbies a handbook and stay in touch with care calls or happy mail. Empowerment is our pledge.
Say yes to everything. Say yes to new people, fun classes, and empowering moments. If you get an invite to spend the weekend with YL Royal Crown Diamond, Monique McLean, you book the flight before even talking to your husband. This was truly a life-changing opportunity and one that only happened because of the wonderful friends we've made in this business. So, the next time you're attending a conference or event, don't just sit with your team. Say hello to a fresh face. You just may strike up a life-long friendship that leads to amazing things like spending the weekend with your hero leader.
Work hard, play hard. Our team knows the importance of enjoying time off with good friends to celebrate our success and have some much needed FUN. As YL distributors, our schedules belong to us. We don't work our lives around our business, we work our business around our lives. We practice what we preach about balance and renewal and honoring our own needs. ME TIME is also absolutely necessary to meet new people, expand our networks, and come back to the table with lots of new ideas. Always take time for fun. You'll come back refreshed and more creative and productive than before.
The only thing we love more than being inspired is being free. Our time is our own. Everyday, we are so grateful to have control over our schedules. As YL distributors, we enjoy being creative and having fun and celebrating ownership of our clocks. Our work spaces are diverse but always unique. We mostly enjoy working outside when we can and what a wonderful way to be inspired all day long. Some surf, others just put their feet up on the patio with a laptop and a cup of coffee. Open for business, y'all. Just keeping it real! Life by design. #Gratitude
Here we are at Thrive, Nashville. Monique McLean's conference was a blast and we learned a ton. She's re-branding her 2017 event to align with her business website. Her 2017 conference, Infuse, will be open to anyone on any YL distributor team, and will take place in Orlando, FL, March 9-11, 2017. We are already booked at the Gaylord Resort, are you? To learn more about Infuse, follow Monique on Facebook. Recently, she took us along with her on the Diamond Retreat in Hawaii with her live videos. She loves making everyone feel included. You can also follow her FB business page, YouInfuse.
Before oils, you wouldn't have caught me dead with crystals. But, after studying EOs, color me changed. So, why not crystals, which--like pure EOs--are from the earth and have a scientifically measurable frequency. Heck, I charged a crystal under the light of the full moon after learning it can charge crystals, and again, science backs that up, so why not? They are a perfect pair, oils and crystals. We love sharing them together. It's yet another wonderful way to connect with our members in pursuit of our higher selves.
Since we're sharing so much about how many of our team members like the spiritual side of the oils and enjoy meditating and setting intentions and pairing crystals with YLEO's, we should probably warn you that we're not total health nuts. Essential oils have changed. They're for everyone now, so we hope this foodie page says, it's ok, you can stay! As we've continued to empower ourselves with oils, and learn more and deeper about their uses, we've found enough balance that we can enjoy good food too! And we promise to include some EO-infused dishes we enjoy making along the way.
Oils are all about empowerment and self care so naturally many of our team members are givers and nurturers and animal lovers too. Our spirit animals are often curled up next to our desks as we work our businesses daily. They're a huge part of our support system, so we'd like to dedicate this page to them as a warm, loving thank you! Not only has YL enabled us to better care for our animals with all-natural oil-infused products but we are grateful for how our pets watch over us and quietly want for our happiness. Just don't forget to play with and walk your furry cheerleaders for all their support. #Woof
You need a strong support system in this. While your team will always have your back (especially this team), we're talking about the support we get outside of the business. From spouses to family to friends, you need folks who will cheer for you to win. Not everyone will want you to succeed and there will be times you'll need to lean on your oak trees. So, surround yourself with loving lumberjacks (in body or spirit) who will be strong for you and believe in you and be patient with this. Be sure to cheer them on as they pursue their own passions as they are affording you to do, and you'll both be happier than ever.
This business is about trying new things. More people would do better in this if they knew that the process of innovating and testing and failing is a part of the job. Most find themselves trying different things with clients, team members and prospects, and when something doesn't work, they give up. First, if you really want this, you'll keep trying and building and finding your way. Just know it's part of the job. Isn't that comforting? RCD, Monique McLean, says 99% of what she tries doesn't work. But the magic is in that 1%. So, keep trying new approaches. You'll get there if you're patient and refuse to fail.
What's your WHY? For many of us, it's financial freedom so we can enjoy our lives with our families and not worry about the small stuff like paying bills. We want to focus on the ones we love and own our time, right? Well, that's not just something we achieve with higher ranks. No, we would do well to prioritize it from the very beginning. Don't get lost in the hustle trying to make your future happen when that little face is asking for your time right now. Prioritize family always. Show the universe that you just want more of what you're already putting out there and your goals will be achieved more easily.