Priorities and Consistency Keep Your Business Growing In Summer

It’s summer time again. This is a time when many distributors lose focus on their business because of gardening, vacations, conventions and lots of activities with the family.

It is a big mistake to slow down your marketing during summer months. You want to keep the momentum going and keep your business growing. You MUST set your priorities and keep moving forward. Successful marketers are in marketing mode every day, everywhere. We don’t build our business in spurts, working for a little while, then neglecting our business for days or weeks. There are plenty of ways to keep your business moving even while you are having fun.


Here are a few easy ways to keep your Young Living Business growing through the summer months.

1. Always carry some oils with you. Remember, busy times are the best because you usually come across more people to talk to. There are lots of ways to do this that feel natural and easy. Be aware of the people around you and the issues they are dealing with. You have things that can help. These days most people are stressed out in one way or another. Share a bit of StressAway or some other oil.


Just wearing oils will often cause people to ask questions. Don’t miss the opportunity to mention something about Young Living Essential Oils. I DON’T mean a sales pitch here. Just a teaser comment. Let the conversation flow naturally.


2. Always carry a sharing packet, well stocked with some brochures and whatever you like to share with people. Don’t forget to take your business with you on vacation. There are always opportunities to share and possibly even write off your trip as a business expense. Make sure you have your web site and phone number on every brochure or marketing material.


3. Use Prosperity & Success or Wellness Newspapers as leave behinds and as a powerful prospecting tool. These are my favorite marketing tool. They are always in my sharing packet and I take them with me on vacation to give to people I make contact with. I use these instead of business cards and I often just leave them in places where people will find them.


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4. Wear clothes and accessories with Young Living logo on them. They are great conversation starters. There are some great options on the Young Living Gear website.


5. Put a window decal on your car – don’t put company name but put something about therapeutic grade essential oils with a link that directs people to YOUR web site.


6. Check in every morning and evening with email and Facebook. This is especially important if you are doing Facebook or other internet marketing. You need to keep up to date with any important news but most importantly, you need to respond to any interest.


7. Post Daily on your Facebook Page – Daily posting is very important. You can not expect to grow your following or build a business with on again and off again activity. You have access to several sources of free sharing graphics. One source is here: http://ylbusinessbuilders.com/graphics Please use the tools and be consistent all year long.


There are lots of ways to keep marketing your business when you go through busy times. The key is to always be aware of the opportunities around you and keep doing something daily that makes progress.



How To Build Influence

“To influence someone, you have to already be influenced. To move someone, you better be moved. You can’t touch someone about your products if you are not touched. To persuade others you have to be persuaded. You can’t give somebody else what you don’t have.” ~ Tony Robbins

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This is a very powerful statement. As distributors, we are sharing Young Living products and the business opportunity. You can not be successful in this business if you do not believe in both the products and the opportunity. You must first be influenced before you can influence others.

How do we influence ourselves and build belief?

Here are a few ways:

    1. Using the Products – Using the products is the first way to start influencing yourself. You will find certain products that you just love. Young Living has a LOT of products to fall in love with. When you love something, it is easy to talk about.

    2. Attend Events – You should be attending as many Young Living events as you possibly can. Whenever you can get together with other distributors you can learn from each other. Not only learning but energizing each other. There is so much excitement and power that comes from mixing with other distributors working toward similar goals.

    3. Listen to audios and videos – There are loads of audios and videos put out by Young Living, your upline and other network marketing trainers. Serious network marketers are listening to these trainings as much as possible. The more you listen, the more you will be able to speak up about things that will help other people.

    Try to listen to something every day, especially whenever you have a day where you are feeling unmotivated or discouraged. Every day do something to grow in your skills and your belief in the products and the network marketing industry. Very important to be learning about Young Living Farms and Seed to Seal process. This is HUGE. No other essential oil or network marketing company does what Young Living does.

    4. Attend Conference Calls – Listening to and even participating in conference calls is another awesome way to build belief, grow skills and influence. There are a lot of conference calls you can access. It is impossible to be on all of them. Usually these conference calls are recorded so you can listen anytime.

    5. Read Books – I know, you already know reading books is important but I am always amazed how few books people actually read. Read books by successful network marketers, Young Living leaders, motivational speakers like John Maxwell, Jim Rohn, Eric Worre, etc.

    6. Subscribe to Newsletters & Blogs – There are loads of blogs and newsletters that you can benefit from. It is particularly important to subscribe to all upline newsletters you can find.

    Also subscribe to newsletters and blogs on marketing, personal development and things related to Young Living or network marketing in general. I also recommend subscribing to industry journals like Network Marketing Times Magazine.

    7. Join Facebook Groups by leaders – Not only join but pay attention to what the leaders are posting. Facebook has become a HUGE tool in training and keeping updated with all kinds of Young Living news and training. It’s pretty awesome.

These are just a few things that will help build belief and passion for the product and the business. Make it a DAILY commitment to do something to grow your passion and influence. That will help your business grow.

Make A Young Living Success Plan For 2016

Can you believe it? Another year has passed. This is one of my favorite times of the year. This is the time to spend reflect on the past year and make plans for the new year. January is one of the best months of the year for finding new business associates. It is the beginning of a new year and it is the time people decide to change things in their life. For many people, it is a time to begin building a business that can change their life from one of making ends meet to one of abundance. They start the new year off making resolutions. I’m not one for New Year’s Resolutions. People usually don’t take those seriously, however, I am a firm believer in setting goals and making action plans to achieve those goals.


I generally begin by thinking about the different things that have happened in the year to this point but also in the years prior in my Young Living career. Reflecting on both the good things that happened and things that weren’t so good. Don’t spend much time on the things that weren’t so good but just enough time to take note of anything you learned or ways you can improve in the future.


Not only is it important to be regularly analyzing things and improving as you go, it is also important to celebrate the successes of the previous year. Celebrating is really important because it sets a success energy that attracts more good things.


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1. We train our subconscious to be aware and open to success and abundance.
2. We give our subconscious and conscious mind PROOF of our success and progress.
3. It builds self-esteem, confidence and belief in our abilities.


Some things to include in your reflection:


Any successes large and small. Even the things you consider small. Some of these small successes are stepping stones to larger successes.


New things you learned – This is a huge one that people often forget to include. Reflect on all the training you have taken, books you have read, videos & audios and live events you have attended, anything that has been good for growth in your personal development or business skills. Really celebrate this one knowing that training and personal development is the biggest success secret of network marketing professionals who earn full time income.


Don’t forget the things you learned by trial and error. Like when you began learning to write a blog or make a video.


There are lots of things you can add to your list. I recommend writing down your reflections. If you have been following my training for any length of time, you should have this done from previous years and have saved them. If so, take out some of your past years reflections and look at the progress over the years. This is really fun.


Reflecting on the progress you have made builds confidence. When I look back on the girl who was terrified to be a leader, I am amazed at how far I have come. It always gets me choked up as I write and reflect on how I have changed. Network Marketing is the best business for personal growth.


plansAfter you have finished reflecting on the previous year, you can make a plan of action for the next year. What will you do to increase your business? How will you improve on your marketing skills and what will you do to implement. Think about where you want to be at the end of 2016. Write that down. Then make a list of all the things you plan to do to get there.


Writing all of this down is very important. It helps you have a direction for the year. Keep a copy of both the reflecting of the previous year and the plan for next year. It is really empowering to look back at the things you have accomplished in the past and how far you have come, especially when you have the notes for several years. You can see your growth over the years which is such a confidence booster.

Procrastination is a problem for many network marketers. The days are ticking by one after another. Don’t let procrastination cause you to miss out on this opportune time to build a successful Young Living business. Every day that you don’t do some work on your business, self improvement and training are putting you one step further away from your goals.


Tips to help with Procrastination:


    1. Know WHY you are building this business and think about it every day. Then decide what you will do TODAY that will take you one step closer to your goal.


    todo2. Make a list of the IMPORTANT things you want to accomplish today. I start my to do list in the afternoon for the next day’s activities. I put it under my mouse so it is the first thing I see when I sit down at my computer.


    Some of the things on your list need to be things that will actually cause you to increase income – Getting people to your web site, putting marketing materials out, talking to prospects, etc.


    3. Prioritize your list. Decide which things are most important on the list. Do those tasks first, before checking email or Facebook. I find this especially important if I plan to make social media graphics or write articles. It is easy to get sidetracked with other things and never get around to things you had planned to do to grow your business.


    4. Big jobs can be broken down into parts. Part of your daily routine should be reading success books and training. I have several books I am in the process of reading. I read a bit from each every day. Even 15 minutes a day reading will be a positive step forward.


    5. Make a plan and take action. Decide how much time you will spend each week on your business. Then plan what you will do during that time.

    6. Do some EFT to help release some of the causes of procrastination.


I recommend at a minimum of talking to at least two new prospects every day… that is 60 a month. If you recruit just 10%, you will have 6 new recruits personally sponsored every month.


You will never be perfect. You don’t have to get it perfect, you just have to get it going.

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What Kind Of Impression Are You Making In Your Social Media Pages?

We have all heard the expression, “You never get a 2nd chance to make a 1st impression!” This is really true when it comes to Social Media Marketing. Your cover photo is important but your personal photo is actually even more important.


Do you have your picture on your profile? You should have a personal photo of your smiling face. Large businesses can use their logo or some other image but you are not a large faceless corporation, you are a professional network marketer. As network marketers, our goal on Social Media is to connect and build relationships with people, then share our love of essential oils. We are also connecting with our team and helping them learn to do the same.
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You want to be approachable and real. Not a shadowy figure of mystery. You want people to feel they know and trust you. You can help express that with a nice photo head shot with your smiling face. A smile speaks volumes. Your personal profile picture should not be a picture of your kid, pet, your team logo, Young Living products, lavender fields or anything else. You can put those in your cover photo. That also will help people get to know a bit about you, but put it in the cover.


welcomingYou can have a picture of you WITH your pet. That works even better. I don’t know how many times I have had conversations with people about my parrot because I include him in my pictures. Barney has been very helpful in opening dialog with people some of whom, eventually became distributors in Young Living.


Think about the picture you use for your profile. It should be dignified but friendly and approachable. We are in a relationship building business. Your profile picture should be a head shot with your smiling face.


Another reason to consider your profile picture is that it appears in the News feed of your followers, posts on your page’s Timeline, replies in comments. As you spend more time making posts and commenting on other people’s posts, your face will become familiar to people you interact with on a regular basis.


“People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care” – Zig Ziglar


Put some thought into it and see what you can come up with that shows you care.


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It’s summer time and a time for gardening, vacations, conventions and lots of activities with the family. One mistake network marketers often make is they slow down or even stop their marketing during summer months. This is a huge mistake. You want to keep the momentum going and keep your business growing.


Here are a few easy ways to keep your Young Living Business growing through the summer months.

1. Always carry some oils with you. Remember, busy times are the best because you usually come across more people to talk to. There are lots of ways to do this that feel natural and easy. Be aware of the people around you and the issues they are dealing with. You have things that can help. These days most people are stressed out in one way or another. Share a bit of StressAway or some other oil.


Just wearing oils will often cause people to ask questions. Don’t miss the opportunity to mention something about Young Living Essential Oils. I DON’T mean a sales pitch here. Just a teaser comment. Let the conversation flow naturally.


2. Always carry a sharing packet, well stocked with some brochures and whatever you like to share with people. Don’t forget to take your business with you on vacation. There are always opportunities to share and possibly even write off your trip as a business expense. Make sure you have your web site and phone number on every brochure or marketing material.


3. Use Prosperity & Success or Wellness Newspapers as leave behinds and as a powerful prospecting tool. These are my favorite marketing tool. They are always in my sharing packet and I take them with me on vacation to give to people I make contact with. I use these instead of business cards and I often just leave them in places where people will find them.


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4. Wear clothes and accessories with Young Living logo on them. They are great conversation starters. There are some great options on the Young Living Gear website.


5. Put a window decal on your car – don’t put company name but put something about therapeutic grade essential oils with a link that directs people to YOUR web site.


6. Check in every morning and evening with email and Facebook. This is especially important if you are doing Facebook or other internet marketing. You need to keep up to date with any important news but most importantly, you need to respond to any interest.


7. Post Daily on your Facebook Page – Daily posting is very important. You can not expect to grow your following or build a business with on again and off again activity. You have access to several sources of free sharing graphics. One source is here: http://ylbusinessbuilders.com/teamnews/info-graphics Please use the tools and be consistent all year long.


There are lots of ways to keep marketing your business when you go through busy times. The key is to always be aware of the opportunities around you and keep doing something daily that makes progress.


Is Your Business Missing This Important Ingredient For Success?

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One thing I have learned in over 20 years in the network marketing profession is that you need to have an ongoing program for personal development. There are many reasons this is important. In the beginning of your network marketing career you need to learn and build confidence.

The world is always changing. There are new tools, technologies and new things happening. You need to keep learning and applying the things you learned to your life and your business.

Another are that personal development helps is motivation. Whenever I feel unmotivated I like to put on an audio book and listen to some of pearls of wisdom. Jim Rohn has always been my favorite but there are lots of good, inspiring books and audios.

Here is a partial list of my favorite books and audios. I have many of these in both book and audio form. I recommend having books in tablet or Kindle for times when you are waiting. You should be able to find most of these books on Amazon.

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Go Pro – 7 Steps to Becoming a Network Marketing Professional, BY Eric Worre
The Four Year Career – Richard Bliss Brook
How to Build a Multilevel money machine – Randy Gage
Escape the Rat Race – Randy Gage
The Greatest Networker In The World – John Milton Fogg
Conversations with the Greatest Networker in the World – John Milton Fogg
Magnetic Sponsoring – Mike Dillard

Success and Motivation
The Art of Exceptional Living – Jim Rohn
Building Your Network Marketing Business – Jim Rohn
7 Strategies for Wealth & Happiness – Jim Rohn
Five Major Pieces to the Life Puzzle – Jim Rohn
Mach II With Your Hair On Fire: The Art of Vision & Self Motivation – Richard Bliss Brook
The Power of Your Subconscious Mind – Dr. Joseph Murphy
Rhinoceros Success – Scott Alexander
Advanced Rhinocerology – Scott Alexander
The Magic of Believing by Claude Bristol
The Psychology of Selling – Brian Tracy
Goals! – Brian Tracy
Feel the fear and do it anyway – Susan Jeffers
FIRE UP! – Jan Ruhe
Unlimited Power – Anthony Robbins
Giant Steps – Anthony Robbins
Awaken the Giant Within – Anthony Robbins
See You at the Top – Zig Ziglar
Over the Top – Zig Ziglar
Selling 101 – Zig Ziglar
Zig Ziglar’s Secrets of Closing the Sale – Zig Ziglar
5 Steps To Successful Selling – Zig Ziglar
Top Performance: How to Develop Excellence in Yourself & Others – Zig Ziglar
How To Win Friends And Influence People – Dale Carnegie
The Leader in You – Dale Carnegie
Leadership 101 – John C. Maxwell
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People – Stephen R. Covey
Principle Centered Leadership – Stephen R. Covey

Law of Attraction
Think & Grow Rich – Napolean Hill
Attracting Abundance eBook – Carol Look
Prosperity Mind – Randy Gage
Law of Attraction – Michael Losier (book and courses) The courses are AWESOME!
Secrets of A Millionaire Mind – T. Harv Eker
Change Your Thoughts – Change Your Life – Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
You’ll See It When You Believe It – Wayne W. Dyer
The Power of Intention – Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
As A Man Thinketh – by James Allen
The Magic Of Thinking Big – by David Schwartz

Are You Sharpening Your Skills?


“You can cut down a tree with a hammer, but it takes about 30 days. If you trade the hammer for an ax, you can cut it down in about 30 minutes. The difference between 30 days and 30 minutes is skills.” – Jim Rohn


Leaders are readers and readers are earners. Even distributors who are already very successful still continue to read books, listen to audios, take online training courses and go to seminars and workshops to sharpen their skills. If you would like a full time income in Young Living, you need to think and act like a professional. Professionals are always sharpening their skills. Are you sharpening yours?


In the beginning network marketing can feel a little out of your comfort zone. If you spend a little time every day reading and listening to audios. Your comfort zone will expand. Attend events, seminars and workshops and you will sharpen your skills even more.


One way to sharpen your skills is to hang around people who are successful in the business. Observe what they do. Listen when they speak. Follow them on Facebook and other social media and observe how they connect with people. Pay attention. You can learn a lot from other leaders in Young Living.


Keep up with things that are going on in the company and with anything that affects your business. It’s no different than any other profession like accountants, lawyers, people in the medical profession, hair stylists, etc. You have to keep up with any changes going on. There are always changes. There are new ways to market and promote your business. Eighteen years ago, when I began building my Young Living business, we did not use social media. Today it is a big part of both business building and training downline. Times change.


Have fun learning, growing and sharpening your network marketing skills.

Time To Update Goals and Business Plans For A New Year

celebrate-successThe time sure flies doesn’t it? Hard to believe it is the beginning of a new year already. This is the time of year that people set new goals for the upcoming year. I’m not one for New Year’s Resolutions. People usually don’t take those seriously, however, I am a firm believer in setting goals and making action plans to achieve those goals.


Every year I look back at the different things that have happened in the year to this point but also in the years prior in my Young Living Career. Reflecting on both the good things that happened and things that weren’t so good. I don’t spend much time on the things that weren’t so good but just enough time to take note of anything I learned or ways I could get a better outcome.


Not only is it important to be regularly analyzing things and improving as we go, it is also important to celebrate the successes of the previous year. Celebrating is really important because it sets a success energy that attracts more good things.


Three Reasons to Reflect on and Celebrate Success:


1. We train our subconscious to be aware and open to success and abundance.
2. We give our subconscious and conscious mind PROOF of our success and progress.
3. It builds self-esteem, confidence and belief in our abilities.


Some things to include in your reflection:


Any successes large and small. Even the things you consider small. Some of these small successes are stepping stones to larger successes.


New things you learned – This is a huge one that people often forget to include. Reflect on all the training you have taken, books you have read, videos & audios and live events you have attended, anything that has been good for growth in your personal development or business skills. Really celebrate this one knowing that training and personal development is the biggest success secret of network marketing professionals who earn full time income.


Don’t forget the things you learned by trial and error. Like when you began learning to write a blog or make a video.


reflecting-on-successThere are lots of things you can add to your list. I recommend writing down your reflections. If you have been following my training for any length of time, you should have this done from previous years and have saved them. If so, take out some of your past years reflections and look at the progress over the years. This is really fun.


Reflecting on the progress you have made builds confidence. When I look back on the shy girl who was terrified to be a leader, I am amazed at how far I have come. It always gets me choked up as I write and reflect on how I have changed. Network Marketing is the best business for personal growth and with Young Living we have awesome oils that enhance progress in many ways.


After you have finished reflecting on the previous year, you can make a plan of action for the next year. What will you do to increase your business? How will you improve on your marketing skills and what will you do to implement. Think about where you want to be at the end of this year. Write that down. Then make a list of all the things you plan to do to get there.


Writing all of this down is very important. It helps you have a direction for the year. Keep a copy of both the reflecting of the previous year and the plan for next year. It is really empowering to look back at the things you have accomplished in the past and how far you have come, especially when you have the notes for several years. You can see your growth over the years which is such a confidence booster.


It is also good to reflect on your WHY. Why you are building this business.
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For more, read “How Strong is Your Why?


Charge Like a Rhino Toward Your Goals

I am re-reading Rhinoceros Success by Scott Alexander. Scott Alexander is the author of 3 books: Rhinoceros Success, Advanced Rhinocerology and Rhinocerotic Relativity. The Rhinoceros Success books are on my list of favorite success books. I read the first one Rhinoceros Success, years ago. I have read all three many times.


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The RHINO charges thru life making things happen as opposed to the cow who waits for things to happen. The real secret to success for anyone is, of course, to figuratively become a rhino. You need to wake up tomorrow morning as a romping, stomping, full-grown, six thousand pound rhinoceros, charging toward your goals.


If you aren’t 100% completely satisfied with your life, then get mad and do something about it. Charge!!! You should say to yourself, “I will not be a lazy cow grazing in the pasture day after day! I won’t be one of those students who does nothing, sees nothing, accomplishes nothing and worse off — settles for just doing O.K. I woke up this morning as a rhinoceros! I am going to sacrifice the security and complacency of the pasture and live a rhinoceros life of excitement and adventure in the jungle…” (Alexander, p.14).



Since I first read Rhinoceros Success, I started collecting rhinoceros figurines and pictures for my office. They remind me to act like a rhino and charge full steam ahead towards my goals.


The Rhinoceros Success books had a big impact on me. They are on my recommended reading list.


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