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We have been successfully building our Young Living business since 1997. This blog is about Young Living Business Success. Building your business in a way that feels natural and easy. I have always used and taught ways that get people to come to YOU. To ask YOU questions about the oils. I never liked the old style network marketing ways that make you feel icky.

If it’s not comfortable and FUN, it will be difficult to build a business. We are all about enjoying the journey.

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Young Living LeaderA leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.” – John C. Maxwell

That quote came from one of John Maxwell’s books. All his books are really good reading. If you want to create income in your Young Living Business, it is important that you immediately start thinking and acting like a leader. As soon as you sponsor your first downline member, you ARE A LEADER. The question is, where are you leading your team?

Think about the example you are setting as a distributor and as a leader. Whatever you do, your team will generally do pretty much the same thing.

Habits of a Successful Leader

  • Be a Product of the Products – In other words, you must be using Young Living products. You can not recommend people buy products you aren’t using yourself. It also really helps when you LOVE the product. Since your team will follow your example, you will want them to see you using and expressing your love for the products. Share your favorite oil tips.

  • Leaders Are Readers – Have the reading habits of a leader. There are books, audios, Facebook Groups, newsletters & blogs written by upline and other Young Living leaders. Learning and growing is one of the most important aspects of a good leader. Learn from those who have had success and can show you the way.

  • A Leader Takes ACTION – They are self starters and they do what it takes and they blaze a trail for team members to follow. They work on their business every day or at least 5 days a week. Most people are not successful simply because they never begin to take the right actions.

  • A Leader Takes Responsibility – They take charge of their own business and treat it as a business. They proceed with the attitude, “If it is to be, it’s up to ME!

  • Leaders COMMUNICATE With Their Team – There are a lot of ways to communicate. A phone call, send a text, team Facebook Group, email, postal mail, meetings, newsletter or blog, etc. Oil tips can be small but powerful when shared.

  • Leaders Attend Company Events – Events are where you associate with others who are on the same road to success. You can learn from each other and get fired up and motivated to press on. These days there are online events too. Keep up with what is going on with Young Living.

  • Leaders Have Vision – Leaders know where they are going and how they are going to get there. They focus on their goals and they make a plan to get there. They don’t allow problems and obstacles to stop them in reaching their destination. Since they know where they are going, if something comes up that blocks the road, they just make a detour and keep heading toward the goal.
  • These are just a few traits of a successful leader. Remember, You set the pace. Work on the traits that will lead your team to success.

    Young Living Business Building Goals and Resolutions
    WOW! Here we are again. Another year has passed by. It seems like the years are going by faster and faster. I know that is not true. A year is the same number of days as always. I guess it just feels like it is going by faster as we are getting older.

    I have always loved this time of year because this is the time of year that people set new goals for the upcoming year. I have never been 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 it is a good plan to look back at the previous year and think about different things that have happened up to this point. 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 that you learned or ways you could get a better outcome.

    Young Living Gratitude Essential Oil

    Young Living Gratitude Essential Oil

    Not only is it important to be regularly analyzing things and improving as we go, it is also important to express Gratitude and celebrate the successes of the previous year.

    One thing I am grateful for and I celebrate almost daily is the ability to work from home. If you are supplementing your family’s income or working full time from home, celebrate. It is such a blessing. Start there. Celebrate the power you have to generate whatever amount of income you want, either on the side or fulltime.

    Celebrating is really important because it sets a success energy that attracts more good things. I recommend you use Young Living Gratitude Essential Oil Blend while you are doing this. Gratitude oil has a very abundance attracting energy. It also smells WONDERFUL and is very uplifting.

    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.

    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 early days, when I was afraid to step into the leadership role, I am amazed at how far I have come. Network Marketing is the best business for personal growth and with Young Living we have awesome essential oils that enhance progress in so many ways.

    After you have finished reflecting on the previous year, you can make a plan of action for the upcoming 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?

    Take Action. If you don’t take action, NOTHING will happen. Actually you need to take appropriate action. Some people fiddle with this and that doing “business tasks” and are not really doing action that amounts to making progress.


    Every morning ask yourself, “What can I do today to MOVE my business forward toward the success of my goals for my Young Living business?” What can I do today to get more people to ask me about essential oils?


    WHO am I?

    Let me give you some clues.

    Exactly WHO IS ME?

    I am your constant companion.
    I am your greatest helper or heaviest burden.
    I will push you onward or drag you down to failure.
    Success Habits

    I am completely at your command.
    Half of the things you do you might as well turn
    over to me and I will do them – quickly and correctly.

    I am easily managed – you must be firm with me.
    Show me exactly how you want something done
    and after a few lessons, I will do it automatically.

    I am the servant of great people, and alas, of all failures as well.
    Those who are great, I have made great.
    Those who are failures, I have made failures.

    I am not a machine though, however . . .
    I work with the precision of a machine
    plus the intelligence of a person.

    You may run me for profit or run me for ruin –
    it makes no difference to me.

    Take me, train me, be firm with me, and I will place the world at your feet.
    Be easy with me and I will destroy you.
    Who am I?

    I am HABIT.

    It’s the habits you develop that determine your success in your Young Living Business or anything else.

    As Jim Rohn said, “Work more on yourself than you work on your business.” Working on personal development is one of the best habits you can form. Not only working on mindset but also working on the skills you need to become a professional in your business.

    In any business, you have to learn the ropes. There is ALWAYS a learning curve. There is training. Even if you work at McDonalds or Walmart, you have a training process to go through. You learn to take orders, run the cash register, learn about all the products, you learn how to deal with customers and a multitude of other things.

    There is a big difference in the learning you learn as a business owner. You are learning skills that can either make you rich or make you struggle and fail in your business.

    “You can never have, “do” or receive more than your own habits predict.”

    Ask yourself, What habits am I developing that will insure the success I want for myself and my family. Are my habits productive or are they getting in the way of my success? We all need a self evaluating sometimes. We all go through periods of time where we are needing a kick in the pants.

    Habit of Reading

    Here are a couple good habits we all should be doing every day:

    • Read a few pages of a good book every day. Read something that will develop success mindset or skills you need for your business.
    • Listen to training webinars and . There are lots of excellent trainers out there that have awesome training. People who have built a successful business and share how they have done it.

    Why not join me in building million dollar habits today.

    Young Living Convention this year was one of the most exciting I have seen in 28 years with this company. The opening was started off with Mary singing the convention theme song “Ignite Your Journey Home” with Jacob & Kait joining in and then Josef shifts it into a high energy finish that gets the crowd on their feet.

    The Convention Oil this year is called Ignite Your Journey. Young Living Essential Oil Blend

    The convention theme is Ignite Your Journey and about YL going back to really talking about what makes us DIFFERENT!!

    It’s time to get serious!

    It is definitely not a secret that Gary Young is the modern-day father of essential oils, but few people know the history of how Gary started researching the traditional methods of distilling botanicals. Gary was designing and testing better distillers long before creating the company Young Living Essential Oils in 1994.

    We are the original. The ones others try to COPY but they can never get close. They have nothing like YL. There is so much to share and so little space. You will want to visit the Oiled Wisdom site for NEWS!

    Two really exciting things we now have access to and can SHARE!

    • YL Patents on distillation techniques and products.
    • Certificates of Analysis are now available and sharable. You will find them in the YL Digital Library.

    Along this line, they announced the new DeepSpectra distillation technology which gets heavier molecules for an even higher quality essential oil. Two patents pending, so until those are through, they are keeping details vague because of the copy cats. This is HUGE!!! No other essential oil company has this!! NONE!

    Did you know?

    More patents have been filed by Young Living than any other direct sales company. A patent is what separates an industry leader like Young Living from the copy cat company or a me too product.

    Young Living has been issued 17 patents from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Plus, two more patents pending on the new DeepSpectra distillation technology.

    Companies without patents are copycat companies. They dont have farms or innovation like we do.

    All of that is really exciting but there is even MORE! One if the new products isn’t really new at all. It’s the return of one of our original favorites. Thanks to YL Rosewood tree reforestation . . .

    Can you guess what essential oil blend had rosewood? It’s VALOR!! I was just giddy with delight when they announced that the original Valor blend is back. It has always been a favorite of mine and the one precious original bottle I have left has been used mostly for sniffing and wearing in my bra. 😁 You know, for the radiating energy.

    Original Valor was discontinued years ago because there was no sustainable source of Rosewood. But not any more! Young Living now has a sustainable source of Rosewood on a YL partner farm in the Amazon basin where the branches and leaves are used instead of the entire tree.

    The rosewood reforestation project is so awesome. This is one of the things I love about Young Living. Learn more about some of YL reforestation projects here: https://oiledwisdom.com/news/reforestation

    It’s time to get SERIOUS!

    For too long we have talked about Seed to Seal but many of our teams don’t even really know what that means. Yes, we have farms but there is SO MUCH MORE. Those farms have distillers and GARY designed them. I am working on a history of Young Living Essential Oil Distilling on the Oiled Wisdom site: https://oiledwisdom.com/news/distillation-history

    These days people really need Young Living. I have been with Young Living for over 28 years. I have been here all those years. Never left. I was here when the only other oil companies were perfume grade oils. I was here before there were ANY other network marketing oil companies. I have seen the Young Living history from the EARLY days and visited the farms, Seen the DISTILLING!

    I have seen various essential oil companies come up and try to copy. They can’t even come close.

    The history of Young Living Distilling tells a LOT. Gary studied and learned distilling, then designed a better distillation system. He tested, tested, tested to get the distillery design better and better, to get the HIGHEST quality essential oils.

    I am more excited than ever to be part of this wonderful company. It’s time to get serious and Ignite Your Journey with Young Living!


    I am all about doing things that stir interest get people to ASK ME about oils.

    I am not a person who can walk up to a person and start a conversation with a stranger, but I often have conversations with strangers. Just by wearing either Abundance or Christmas Spirit essential oil blend, I have people comment on how wonderful I smell. I say, “It’s one of my favorite mood uplifting essential oils. Have you ever used essential oils? …”

    There are many ways to stimulate interest and start essential oil conversations.

    Here are a few ideas:

    1. WEAR essential oils. This is so HUGE. People will comment on how wonderful you smell. It’s an opening. Don’t miss this one!
    Also –>>> Pull out oils and USE them in front of people. I like to put lemon oil or peppermint oil on the table when eating in a restaurant or with friends and family. I am always USING oils in front of people.

    2. Strategically display essential oil items all around your house and wherever you are. I have baskets of essential oil bottles around my house for a dual purpose. Handy quick access and so pretty but also for visitors see them and make a comment or ask a question. Opening for a time of oil sharing. Easy Peasy!!!

    3. Wearing essential oil related or Young Living Essential Oil promotional items. If you have attended any of Young Living conventions you know they always give you a really nice bag with the Young Living logo and other things like a spiral notebook and pen. Using these things can stimulate interest but also, you are reminding people that you use Young Living Oils and you have an oils business. I do this EVERY SINGLE TIME I am with anyone. You won’t have a conversation about oils or the business every time you use a promotional item but you are always reminding people that you do oils. The more you do it, the more people will remember you when the time is right for them.

    Pay close attention to Young Living’s Seasonal Catalogs. They are often filled with gift ideas that have the Young Living logo on them. These things make great promotional tools.

    There are lots of great ideas to remind people that you have an oils business and stir conversation about essential oils.

    They always have cool promotional items in the Product Expo at convention. I have picked up coffee mugs, shirts and hats, a jacket, grocery shopping bags, awesome water bottles a calculator and pen set plus several other things.

    One of the bags I got now serves as my laptop bag. I like it better than the one I got for my laptop because of the beautiful Young Living logo on it.

    The point I am trying to make here is that we always need to be aware of opportunities to let people know what we do. We all have a lot of these tools in our possession but are we using them? I have to admit, there have been times I grabbed plain ole mugs instead of my beautiful Young Living mugs.

    Always in subtle marketing mode. 😉

    Here are a few ideas from Zazzle: