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.

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.


The Secret Successful Young Living Distributors Know

secret-to-successYou will never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine.” ~ John C. Maxwell


That’s a great quote by John C. Maxwell, who will be speaking at the 2014 Young Living Convention.
Successful Young Living Distributors know they need to do a few things every day that move them forward in their 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 going to help you progress toward your goals?


Being consistent has everything to do with your vision. If you have a vision of who you want to be and what you want your business and your life to look like, this will drive your daily activities. If you are struggling with consistency, you likely have a weak vision of what you want your business to look like. You need to get clear on what you want your life and your business to look like.


Write your vision on a note card. Try to be as detailed as possible as you write a picture of what your success will look like. Spend a few minutes every morning reading your card and thinking about your vision. Picture yourself already achieving your goals.


When you create and then focus on your vision. This will help drive you to do your daily routine.


In your Daily Routine you should:


1. Talk to people – Every day, talk to as many people as possible: in person, on Facebook, through email, on the phone or whatever means you have. Drop tidbits that spark interest, leave brochures, leave behinds, drop cards, product placement, etc to spark conversations. Send people to your web site. Never give any piece of marketing material without your web site on it.


2. Study – You need to spend a little time each day on personal development. The ones who do this are the ones who get the best results. I still do this daily, even after 17 years in Young Living and 19 years in network marketing. We all need to be serious about personal development.


3. Attend company events – People often say they can’t afford to go to events, they aren’t making enough money or that they don’t know what they are doing. Attending company events will help you in these areas.


Another way to keep your vision in front of you is to create a Mind Movie or a Vision Board that you will look at every day. You can also use the Mind Movie I created for you.


The Cookie Thief – Read at Young Living Convention 2013

The poem below was read at Young Living Convention 2013. It’s a good one because it gets you thinking. We see things from our own perspective but sometimes we are wrong. That’s why we need to listen to other people and widen our scope of vision and understanding. It applies to a lot of things in life and your Young Living business.


Anyway . . .


The Cookie Thief
A woman was waiting at an airport one night, with several long hours before her flight. She hunted forCookie Thief Poem a book in the airport shops, bought a bag of cookies and found a place to drop.


She was engrossed in her book but happened to see, that the man sitting beside her, as bold as could be. . . grabbed a cookie or two from the bag in between, which she tried to ignore to avoid a scene.


So she munched the cookies and watched the clock, as the gutsy cookie thief diminished her stock. She was getting more irritated as the minutes ticked by, thinking, “If I wasn’t so nice, I would blacken his eye.”


With each cookie she took, he took one too, when only one was left, she wondered what he would do. With a smile on his face, and a nervous laugh, he took the last cookie and broke it in half.


He offered her half, as he ate the other, she snatched it from him and thought… oooh, brother. This guy has some nerve and he’s also rude, why he didn’t even show any gratitude!


She had never known when she had been so galled, and sighed with relief when her flight was called. She gathered her belongings and headed to the gate, refusing to look back at the thieving ingrate.


She boarded the plane, and sank in her seat, then she sought her book, which was almost complete. As she reached in her baggage, she gasped with surprise, there was her bag of cookies, in front of her eyes.


If mine are here, she moaned in despair, the others were his, and he tried to share. Too late to apologize, she realized with grief, that she was the rude one, the ingrate, the thief.


By Valerie Cox in “A Matter of Perspective”

New Radio Show For Young Living Distributors: Your YLEO Story

One of the best ways to learn about Young Living business and products is to listen to audios. Listening to audios can be very motivating and inspiring. You really need this inspiration in the beginning of building your Young Living business but also when you have been in Young Living for many years.


When you listen to audios about Young Living products or distributor stories you learn ways to say things. Listen, listen, listen to as many as you can. Listen over and over until you really know the Young Living story. That makes it easier to talk about Young Living products and business opportunity. You will also get ideas for how to tell your own story, then practice saying it.


Listening to Young Living audios about products and people’s experiences with the products reminds you of how powerful and beneficial Young Living’s products are. It reaffirms your desire and motivation to share with others. This will help your business grow.


Now for the exciting NEWS: There is a new BlogTalkRadio show for Young Living Essential Oil Distributors. It’s called
Your YLEO Story and is presented by Dr. Jeannie Thomason and Dr. Kim Bloomer. They also do Animal Talk Naturally.


Your YLEO Story features Young Living distributors and how they got introduced to the oils and how the oils have changed their life. You will learn a lot when you listen to these shows.



Listen to internet radio with Your YLEO Story on BlogTalkRadio


Secret Key To Sponsoring Every Week

There is a secret that that successful marketers know that ensures they sponsor people every week and every month. It’s really not that much of a secret but to some network marketers it seems to be a concept that is difficult to grasp.


The secret is having a marketing mindset. That means that you have marketing in mind at all times, even when you are doing things totally not related to business.


I can’t stress enough that you need to keep marketing in mind at all times. If you really want to earn income with your Young Living business, you need to have marketing in mind every day. What does that mean? It doesn’t mean pitching people all the time but it does mean that you are ready when the opportunity arises.


When you have marketing in mind, you are prepared, alert and actually looking for ways to promote. Promotion can be dropping seeds that may not produce something right away. It can be as simple as using oils in front of people and wearing certain oils whenever you are in public so people comment on how good you smell. I wear Abundance oil ALWAYS. It smells great and people comment on it. You can respond by saying, “It’s a therapeutic grade essential oil blend called Abundance. It’s one of my favorite mood uplifting oils, plus it attracts good things.” Then . . .


Whenever you talk to people about why you smell so great, hand them one of your Health Journal Newspapers. I use these more than my business cards. They are very powerful tools. Be sure your WEB SITE address is on the back. Phone number too but web site is vital.


Don’t forget to use oils regularly in front of people and be prepared to respond with a short comment to see if there is interest. As I mentioned earlier, have something to give people who are interested. This is where I really love the essential oils newspapers.


There are lots of ways to promote your business but you should always be using at least 3-5 marketing methods at all times. If you do this EVERY Day, and always keep marketing in mind, no matter what you are doing, you will be able to sponsor people EVERY month.


Post by Melodie Kantner


Wearable Advertising To Promote Young Living Essential Oils

You never know when you are going to have an opportunity to stir up some interest in the product or business opportunity. I have never been one who could approach strangers and start talking about my business or products. Maybe you feel uncomfortable with that too. Most of us feel that way.


There is a way to make talking with strangers feel natural and comfortable. If you approach every stranger as a friend you haven’t met yet and just smile and say “HI!”


The key is to ALWAYS BE READY! Always ready to connect with people. That begins with being friendly and having a warm approachable energy that you sending out.


When you are standing in a line at the grocery store or sitting in a waiting room or a variety of other places, there are often opportunities to stir interest in your product or business opportunity. Are you aware and watching for these opportunities?


There are 3 things that will help you attract prospects wherever you go:


1. Have a warm friendly smile on your face.


2. Be conversational with people around you. Look people in the eye and say “Hello. How are you today?” Just be friendly and talk to people. If you appear stressed out and closed off, people will not want to talk. You will also find it difficult to talk to them. You must truly be in a warm and friendly mood. If not, you will repel people rather than attract them.


3. Use a product in front of people. Essential oils are easy to use in front of people and the smell often stimulates questions. I carry an oils pouch and often open it and apply an oil in front of people. My favorites are the ones that are mood uplifting and great smelling. Christmas Spirit or Abundance are the ones I use most because people will comment on how great it smells. I respond with, “I needed an emotional pick me up. Would you like to try a drop?” Then, depending on the level of interest, I often ask if they are familiar with medicinal grade essential oils.


Another option is an article of clothing, jewelry or accessory with a company slogan or a product slogan.


I remember a wonderful pin we used to have that said, “May the Immupower be with you!” That one was great for getting people to ask questions. People were constantly asking what that meant. It was an easy opening for a conversation. I made up a similar pin for us to use.

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There are a few more Young Living Apparel ideas here:
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Think about what Young Living has that you can use to stimulate questions. Make sure you have something prepared to say when people ask questions. Also, be sure you are prepared to share a brochure other marketing piece with your web site address on it. It’s best if you can also get their phone number but at least get something in their hands.


I particularly like the info newspapers that have third party articles related to essential oils. Sound Concepts is one company that produces these newspapers.


Prospecting Newspapers
There is a spot on the back page to put your contact information. Don’t forget to do this. Be sure to include your web site address.


For more marketing tools from Sound Concepts, go to http://www.essentialproductinfo.com
Or
http://www.crowndiamondtools.com


Well, there you have it. There are lots more but hopefully these ideas will help you get the wheels turning. Have fun!!


Using Product Placement To Stimulate Interest In Young Living Products

Have you ever noticed, when you go to the theater to see a movie, you can see familiar brands woven throughout the movie. Strategically placed products put there as subtle advertising. A few years ago I saw a documentary on television about advertising and how companies are actually paying to have their products placed in movies.


When I saw that documentary I started thinking about ways I could use a similar technique in my business advertising. Why not strategically place products and other items related to your business around for people to see and spark interest in Young Living products or business.


I have been doing this for years with some really funny results. My favorite is with Thieves Product Line. I keep a Thieves Foaming Hand Cleaner in every bathroom. Young Living has other foaming hand cleaners but the Thieves Story is priceless. People walk out of the bathroom with a smile and a question. They always want to know why it’s called Thieves. I LOVE that! I tell them the Thieves Story.


If you don’t know the Thieves Story, I recommend you get familiar with it.


When people ask questions, it is an opening to drip bits of information on them. Thieves products have a great story. Tell the Thieves Story!


The Story of Thieves Oil


    Young Living’s Thieves essential oil blend was created based on the historical story of four thieves in Europe who protected themselves from the black plague with cloves, rosemary, and other aromatics while robbing victims of the killer disease. When captured, they were offered a lighter sentence in exchange for their secret recipe. In modern days, these same herbs and essential oils have been found to be an effective barrier against topical and airborne microorganisms.


    Young Living’s proprietary Thieves oil blend includes clove, cinnamon bark, rosemary, lemon, and Eucalyptus radiata and has been specially blended to offer the same kind of defense as it did in the fifteenth century.


    Thieves oil has been university tested and found to be highly effective in supporting the immune system and good health.


    Let’s face it, germs, bacteria and respiratory viruses that surround us have never been stronger, or more antibiotic-resistant. That’s why it’s more important than ever to keep your health on alert against attacks to your immune system.



I never start in on a sales pitch but I DO let them know I am a distributor for the products. I just drop bits of information and let them keep coming back with more questions. The conversation flows naturally and people often want to know how to get the products for themselves.


Young Living has so many great products that can be used as product placement advertising in your home or anywhere you happen to be. There are other ideas that are not Young Living products but you can use as conversation openers.



Young Living has lots of non-toxic personal care products, you could have those placed around but another good idea is to have the brochure, “Rub a Dub Dub. Is Cancer In Your Tub?” sitting out where people can see it. You could also have a copy of the tucked into the booklet. I love to show how people manufacturing products with Sodium Lauryl Sulfate are required to wear rubber suits and masks.


Other things you could place around to generate interest are company magazines, brochures about specific products and industry related books. Books related to network marketing or home business success. If you have been on company trips, have a few pictures framed and placed where people can see them.


There are loads of ideas for ways you can stimulate interest in your business or the products. Think about what you have available within your company. Place as many things around you as possible whether at work or at home in places where visitors will see things. Then be ready with something to say that may cause the visitor to want more information.


Visit our Product Placement Page for more ideas. We will be adding ideas from team members so check back often.