Productive or Just Doing Busy Work In Your Young Living Business

What is your daily routine like? It is a good idea to step back once in a while and think about what you are doing in your business. Are you really doing things that are productive? Things that actually produce INCOME. If you are like me, you started building your Young Living business because you love the products and you can see the potential income. Whether you want supplemental income or you want full time income, it is important to be doing income producing activities on a DAILY basis.

John C. Maxwell said, “You will never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine.”


It takes consistent, persistent, DAILY work. If you actually intend to generate income, your daily work must be productive, income producing work. It is all too easy to get caught up in time wasting “busy work” that really doesn’t do anything to grow your Young Living business.


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Examples of busy work:

Constantly checking email.
Organizing your office.
Studying about the products.
Too much time on Facebook checking and updating your Facebook status.
Talking to the same prospects over and over instead of looking for new prospects.

All of these things are important but they must be focused. Checking email a couple times a day is important but not obsessively. Facebook is a powerful business tool but it can be easy to get drawn down a rabbit hole following links. Studying the products is important but it doesn’t generate income unless you are sharing the info with people.

Income producing activities:

Connecting with people in your daily life: Wear Abundance Oil in your diffuser jewelry
Always prepared with Young Living info to share
Your website and contact info should be on EVERYTHING you hand out.
Place online or offline ads
Write letters
Teaching oil classes
Inviting prospects to your oil classes
Business presentations: Host Webinars, Hangouts, or Use Facebook Live
Write a blog
Make videos
Following up on interest
Helping new members get started

Building Your List – This is an ongoing process. You should always work to grow your list. If you have a blog or a newsletter, you want to grow your list of subscribers. If you have a Facebook Business Page, and you should, you should be growing your list of followers. Your list is a powerful business asset. You must be regularly adding value to the people on your list. Whether email newsletter, snail mail, blog post or Facebook Page, share VALUE: oil tips, recipes and things they will benefit from. Not spamming with your signup link. Value posts will keep them coming back and eventually sign up. I have had people sign up after getting my newsletter for months or even years.

There are lots of income producing activities you can do every day. The important thing is to have a plan and focus on getting several top income producing activities done EVERY DAY.

Are You Building Your Young Living Business Part Time or In Your Spare Time?

How are you building your business? Most of us start out building our business around other things we are doing. That’s the way I started my Young Living career nearly 20 years ago. I saw the potential for working from home and freedom both time and financially.


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If you are like me, and had to start building your business around a job, you will need to build your Young Living business part time.


There is something very important you need to keep in mind. The way you approach your business will determine whether or not you are successful. There is a big difference between part time and spare time. If you are building your business in your spare time you will NOT be successful. It’s as simple as that.


When you build your business in spare time, you are putting it’s importance in last place. There will always be things that crowd out the daily tasks. Things just don’t get done. Maybe once in a while you dabble at your business but nothing that is consistent and making forward progress.


If you want to seriously earn an income in with your Young Living business, you MUST get rid of the SPARE TIME approach to building your business. The spare time marketer does the business once in a while when they have some extra time. A strong business is not built that way.


Building your business part time means that you have a schedule. When you have a part time job, you have certain hours you devote to your job. You show up and do the work on schedule. When you apply this principle to your business it becomes a serious, progressive business, even if you are working it part time in the beginning. If you stick with it and work part time instead of spare time, you will get there.


Newton’s First Law of Motion states, “An object at rest tends to stay at rest and an object in motion tends to stay in motion.”


Daily action is how a successful business grows, even if you have to work it part time. The daily action must be income producing action. Keep keep thinking in marketing mindset and have sharing materials with you at all times. Talk with people, use marketing materials, follow up on interest, then help your new distributors do the same. Make a plan and work your plan every day.


Jim Rohn said it best, “I am now working full time on my job and part time on my fortune.”



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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.


Three Reasons to Reflect on and Celebrate Success: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.


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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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?


How Do You Respond When Asked “How Are You?”


“I’m doing GREAT and, to my amazement, things just keep getting better!” That is the way an old business associate of mine responded when people would ask, “How are you?” I heard him say it many times during the time I was associated with him.


I loved that response so much I started using a similar version of it. When I first heard it I noticed the lift of energy among the group. His greeting effected everyone, including me.


This was a successful network marketing leader who was radiating a great energy. I thought, “WOW, what a powerful response to a greeting we hear many times a day.”


What are the responses people give when you greet them with, How are you?” Most of the time I hear mid to low energy responses. Maybe you’ll recognize a few of these:


“I’m fine”
“I’m OK”
“I’m good”
“Not so good”
“I’m terrible”
“Still among the living!”
“Surviving”
“As good as can be expected”
“Still breathing”
“I can’t complain … I’ve tried, but no one listens”
“DON’T ASK”
“Fair to middling”

I’m sure you have heard lots of other responses. Some people will even tell you all the horrible things that are going on in their life.

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Think about the principles of the Law of Attraction. What kind of abundance vibration or energy do you want to send out. Are those really the kind of responses you want to use when someone asks “How are you?”


What you speak about comes about. Hmmm.


Wouldn’t it be better to have a response like . . .
“I’m just WONDERFUL!”
“I’m AWESOME!”
“I’m GREAT”
“I’m EXCELLENT”
“FABULOUS!”
“FANTASTIC!”

Here is a funny one I heard recently: “If I were doing any better vitamins would be taking ME!”


Try using really positive energizing words in your response.


Do you want to know a really cool thing that happens when I respond with “I’m just WONDERFUL!” or something similar?


My mood lifts a little each time I say it. Not only that but I can see it effecting the person I am talking to. They pause and smile and you can see them wondering what’s up. I have had people follow me around trying to find out why I was so happy.


Remember: To ATTRACT ABUNDANCE you need to vibrate GOOD ENERGY!!

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