You never know when you are going to have an opportunity to stir up some interest in your product or the business opportunity you represent. If you are anything like me, approaching strangers to start talking about your business or products feels uncomfortable. Most people feel uncomfortable with that.

Attract Prospects By Building Friendships
The best way to prospect is to make new friends. Widen out your contacts and connections. Once you put yourself out there and actually make new friends, real friends, you will have more people who may be interested in joining you on your lifestyle of health and freedom.

When you meet someone new, connect on Facebook or Instagram, right there on the spot. That way you can keep interacting with them on social media. Pay attention to their posts. Give a little love and comment. You are building relationships. When you post your oily lifestyle posts, they will be more likely to pay attention. Invite them to your oil classes.

Of course, the best place to start is with the friends you have right now. Do you have a few people you would love to join you on your journey of health and freedom? Have those people over for dinner, meet for lunch. Have a girls night or a ladies spa night or a spa time for moms. Invite the neighbors over for a backyard barbecue.

Don’t start prospecting them right away. Get to know each other. Let them know you like to live a healthy lifestyle with essential oils. This should come up naturally in the conversation because it is part of your life. Incite curiosity by having your oils and oil related products out everywhere. Wear your oils. You smell good. People sill ask about it. We have it pretty easy with essential oils because we can easily bring up the oils without even saying a word. I LOVE that!

Expanding your friends and contacts is one of the most valuable things you can do to build your business. The more people you know the better. There are lots of ways to find new connections that can grow into awesome friendships and some will join your oil community. Here are a few ideas:

    Co-workers – Get to know them beyond a simple office connection.

    Neighbors – Talk to your neighbors.

    Strike up conversations wherever you happen to be — in line at the grocery store, start a conversation with someone around you.

    Have a party – Have a casual dinner party or barbecue and invite your neighbors, people from work, or acquaintances you’ve bumped into along the way.

    Have friends over for Game Night

    Alumni Events – What are your classmates from high school and college doing now? Connect on Facebook and stay in touch with them regularly.

    Join the gym, Health Club, Yoga, Spa – When you’re taking a break from working out, chat with your neighbors.

    Community Events – Is your community hosting a 5 km run, doing a road cleanup, or hosting a free concert? Go out and participate.

    Clubs and Groups – Join a club or local group of people who enjoy doing the same things as you. Become a regular and strike up conversations with other members. The possibilities are endless: Mom groups, business groups, book clubs, art clubs …
    Check out www.meetup.com for some ideas for things going on in your area. There is a section on wellness:
    https://www.meetup.com/topics/wellness

    Hiking or Walking your Dog – Strike up conversations with people on the path. People love to stop and chat about dogs.

    Volunteer – Volunteering is a great way to meet people and get to know them better. Volunteer in areas that are meaningful and interesting to you.

    Join Toastmasters or another speaking club – Speaking clubs not only give you the opportunity to meet people, you also get to practice your presentations and oil classes.

    Farmers Market – The farmers market is always fun and full of people who love healthy eating. It is often a very social atmosphere.

    Accept invitations – When people invite you to an event, GO! You never know who you’ll meet or what connections you might make.

    Facebook or other social media – Social media is a good way to connect and get to know people. There are Facebook Groups with people of similar interests. Be regular in groups and comment. Connect with people who are similar. Don’t talk oils, just connect and friend. Commenting in the group before you start connecting with individuals will help them recognize you when you send a friend request. Even better, like or comment on one of their comments in the group.

Regardless of where you meet people, have conversations. Not salesy but real friendship. Love on people and be friendly. Serve people, help and share.

Keep in regular contact by whatever means you can. You should be talking with them as often as possible. You should know what their interests are and mention those in future conversations. Some of these people will become close friends. Some will be potential for the future. Make sure you invite any of these new contacts to your oil classes.

If you approach every stranger as a friend you haven’t met yet and just smile and say “HI!”, it will feel natural.

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. Have a warm friendly smile on your face. Relax. Be yourself. Be friendly and likable.

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 talk to people. Are you aware and watching for these opportunities? Are you wearing your oils? I always have my Abundance oil on. It has started MANY conversations.

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


If you are feeling stressed about prospecting, check out the article: Releasing The Anxiety of Attracting New Prospects

Your thoughts and words are energy. Every person, plant, animal, rock, tree, every physical thing sends out energy. We are all radiating either a positive or negative energy. Positive energy attracts, Negative energy repels.

 

Did you know one positive word can change water’s structure? There is proof. A Japanese scientist named Masaru Emoto made a series of tests. Emoto realized both positive and negative words can have an influence on water’s structure by changing water’s crystals. During his study of water, Emoto came to some fascinating revelations. He came to a belief that water was the so-called ‘’blueprint of our reality’’ and our emotional energy and vibrations can change the physical structure of water.

 

Positive words created nicely shaped crystals, while negative words created ugly, disease-like crystals making water appear dirty and sick. Remember, our bodies are made up of a large percentage of water.

 
Here is an example of the power of words on water crystals:
Power of Words - Abundance Affirmation Tapping

 

Remember the saying “Sending off good vibes?” You actually do. Good or bad. Or how about, have you ever been in a good mood and someone with a bad mood entered the room? Have you noticed your own energy dropping? Even when no words are spoken, you can feel the drop in your energy.

 

Gary has done experiments with this. One test was with 2 women praising each other next to some Melissa plants, then harvesting and distilling the plants in the area. They did another test in another section of Melissa plants where 2 women were arguing and swearing at each other beside the plants. They harvested and distilled the plants. What they found is that the Melissa plants that were harvested and distilled with 2 women praising each other produced much more oil than the batch with 2 women arguing and swearing. That is why Young Living field workers are not allowed to go in the field if they are angry or use foul language.

 

Now, stop and think about your Young Living Business. If water and plants can be affected by our words and emotions, can you see how important it is to approach our business tasks every day with a powerful positive energy?

 

Knowing how powerful our thoughts and words are, you can see why it is a good idea to repeat affirmations. We attract what we are speaking and thinking about on a regular basis. When enough of these thoughts come together, the vibrations become heavier. Like energies (thoughts) attract to each other. This is called the law of attraction. Like attracts Like.

 

Remember this also works not only for the good thoughts but for bad thoughts, such as fear or lack. So, if you intend on attracting an abundantly growing Young Living business, you want to focus on what that looks like for you. You will attract what you think about.

 

Affirmations are a good way to help refocus your thoughts and intentions but affirmations Tapping is even more powerful. Take any affirmation you choose and tap through the EFT points while you are speaking or thinking. Add one of Young Living’s essential oils to your fingertips before tapping and you add even more power to your affirmation tapping sessions. Young Living has several blends for emotions which are amazing for EFT tapping. Abundance oil blend is one example.

 

Young Living Abundance Oil for Affirmation Tapping

 

 

Click here for more on Law of Attraction and EFT for Network Marketers

 

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.


RhinocerosSuccess

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.