How are you doing?

*Disclaimer anything mentioned about essential oils in the post have not been evaluated by the FDA. They are not meant to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any diseases.

So, we’re five days into the New Year. How are your resolutions going? Are you sticking with them, or did you already give up?  Why not try something different that allows your family to stay healthy, and get new products for free every month? Who doesn’t like free stuff! It’s like Christmas every month! That is exactly what you would get when you join Young Living’s Essential Rewards program! You can learn more about the rewards program here.

Just like every month the free products available to you are nothing short of amazing! You can see this months promotions in the picture below.

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The promotions are new every month! If you want to learn more about these amazing oils and promotions and are in the East TN area I will be hosting classes later this month, with the first being on January 14th. For more information feel free to contact me through this blog, or follow me on Facebook at Independent Distributor- E. Ford.

New Year, New You!

I know many of you out there are skeptical about Essential Oils, I was too at first…that is until I gave them a try and started using them for myself. When I don’t use them I can definitely tell a difference in my attitude, temper, and overall health.  Once I put the oils on, or diffuse them I remember again why I use them.

So why did I choose Young Living over the other guys? Good question. I did my research before choosing since their are many companies out there that claim to have 100% pure essential oils. However, Young Living is a pioneer in the business. They’ve been around for many years. Only Young Living has the Seed to Seal process, so you can be sure you are getting the highest quality oil.

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You can do the research for yourself as well. If you have any questions about anything you see contact me and I would be happy to answer them for you.

If you happen to be reading this and wonder if Young Living is available where you are check out this map. Young Living is available in many countries all over the world. If you happen to be reading this and live in one of those countries and would like to learn more about the benefits of Essential Oils message me to learn more.

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Not only does Young Living offer a variety of oils that can help boost your immune system in the coming year, they also have many supplements and other health and beauty products for every part of your life.  You can learn more about all they have to offer at http://www.youngliving.com

Finally, ask yourself “what would I do if I suddenly became unemployed, or couldn’t work anymore”? How would you be able to make ends meet? What if you could work from home, create your own hours and earn an income just by talking about something you love? With Young Living that could be a reality. If you build it a little at a time, you could have the opportunity to do that. So, what are you waiting for? Don’t put it off any longer.

Motivation

 

In April of last year I had just started a new job, less than two months later I suddenly became a stay at home mom with our latest foster child. I was just starting to build my business. To say that we have struggled financially these last seven months would be an understatement. I knew I wouldn’t be successful in Network Marketing over night, but as long as I don’t give up, I know my hard work and dedication will pay off eventually. I am confident that by the end of this year we will be better off financially and paying off many of the debts we currently have. This year I plan to have my team grow by at least 80%. Who is ready to join me, and get this new year off to a great start?

And Now for Something Completely Different!

So, my last few posts have focused on the oils themselves. However, today I want to talk more about the business side of things. As a quick reminder; anything I say about essential oils is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease. The statements herein have not been evaluated by the FDA.

Whenever I talk to people about essential oils they are always a little bit skeptical about the oils and the potential for it to be a business.  I’ve been listening to some books on tape through the Soundcloud app that have been inspirational and encouraging. You can download the app for free on Google Play and listen to a variety of books, music, and presentations through the app for free as well. I recently listened to GoPro by Eric Worre. I listened to it as I drove around town running errands and finished it up the following day. You can find out more about him on his website here. I plan to use many of his tips to grow my own business with Young Living. Now I need to actually purchase a hard copy of the book so that I can re-read it and take notes on all that I listened to. It’s kind of hard to listen to and take notes while driving around town, and probably frowned upon.

I do not pretend to be a very outgoing person, so for me getting my business off the ground has not been easy. It is hard for me to strike up conversations with people, I feel like I’m trying to convince them rather than offering them opportunities to see for themselves. Or, they may say that it sounds like a Pyramid Scheme. Young Living is NOT a pyramid scheme. It is, however, ranked number 1 on Direct Selling Momentum. You can see the complete list of companies here.

 

Who wouldn’t want to be a part of such an enthusiastic, and determined group of people. The support I have received from my team has been so encouraging; especially during those times where I feel like a failure, and I am never going to be good enough.

I’ve come to realize though, that all I need to do is share my story. People will listen to you, while they may not sign up right then and there, you’ve at least piqued their interest. They may need to hear it several more times, and do the research for themselves before they decide to jump in for themselves, but once they do they begin to wonder why they put it off for so long.

I mentioned earlier how I was so encouraged by Eric Worre’s  book, some other books that have been encouraging are the following; “Rock Your Network Marketing Business: How to Become a Network Marketing ROCK STAR” by. Sarah Robbins, and “The Four Year Career Young Living Edition: HOW TO MAKE YOUR DREAMS OF FUN AND FINANCIAL FREEDOM COME TRUE OR NOT…” by. Richard Bliss Brooke. The latter book features many success stories from couples young and old, and everywhere in between. Obviously their success didn’t happen over-night, but their hard work paid off over time, and before long their business was growing without them having to do much of anything.

And now, just for fun here is a short video a friend showed me that you may find entertaining…watch here!

 

 

 

Update: Where in the World Have I Been?

As I mentioned in my previous blog, life has been a little crazy as of late and will only continue to get crazier as the Holidays approach.  Those of you that have been following this blog since the beginning may remember my post earlier this year about our current foster child. You can read it here.

So, here we are a few days shy of this child being with us for six months already! Some days it feels like the time has flown by as I think back on all we’ve been through in these last six months, then other times it feels like it’s been the longest six months ever! Maybe that is in part due to the fact that I have had to stay home with him day after day. (I commend you stay at home mom’s)!  I don’t know how you do it and remain sane! I used to think it would be so great to be a stay at home mom, but maybe that is better suited for school age kids.

It is still unclear what the future holds for this little guy. My husband and I have been asked some tough questions lately as we plan for the worst, but hope for the best (whatever that may be). My prayer as of late has been that whatever the judge decides next month would be in the child’s best interest, and not just what is more convenient for everyone else. I had an interesting conversation with our case worker last night (he’s been doing this for 20 years) and said that this has been the craziest case he’s ever been on!

Every time I talk with a case worker or DCS worker we always come away with more questions than answers it seems.  We have court again next month, the week before Christmas, hopefully that will give us a little more clarity in the situation as we move forward.

I know this post is very vague, and may seem a little confusing, but there is only so much I can share.

So, just a few ways you can be praying for us as we wait:

  1. Pray for patience.
  2. For wisdom and clarity in decisions that will be made by all parties involved in this case, that they will be in the child’s best interest.
  3. For the bio-family.
  4. For our foster son and the impact all of this is having on him that we may not even realize.
  5. For my sanity to return, I’ve been a little “out of it” the past few days, i.e.; attempting to put milk in med cabinet and meds in fridge, putting boxes of cereal in fridge, basically misplacing everything.

I joke that by the time all of this is over I’m going to need a straight jacket, a padded room, and a helmet that sparkles!

Crazy Times! Thank God for Stress Away!

To say that this month has been crazy would be an understatement. There have been countless appointments for out foster child, as well as trying to find someone to watch him so that I can go back to work. Not a single daycare will take him because of a certain emergency med they would need to have on hand. Since they cannot give the med in the event it was needed, they will not take him as they feel he would be a liability.

On top of that our first foster child was adopted by my parents yesterday (long story for another day). I made the long drive from Tennessee to be here for that, and will stay through the weekend.

So, because of all of this I have been using my Stress Away oil quite a bit this month. Just simply smelling this oil instantly relaxes me!

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Well, that’s all the time I have for now. I’ve got a lot of catching up to do with this blog. More posts will be coming soon!

Purification Oil

*Disclaimer: The following statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Before I start talking about the oil, I just have to say, one of my favorite things about being a Stay At Home Mom right now is the fact that I can create my own hours, and work from anywhere. All I need is internet access and my phone/tablet and I am good to go! I’ve been kind of silent the last few days because I was gone on a women’s retreat with my church. It was a much-needed time of relaxation and refreshing. Of course I brought my oils with me! I take them everywhere with me!

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This oil is another favorite of mine that can also be found in the Premium Starter Kit. I tend to use it a lot during the hot Summer months when I spend  a lot more of my time outside. It has a sort of woodsy aroma to it, that also smells clean and fresh. It is a great one to diffuse as well. One of my favorite places in the home to diffuse this particular oil is in the kitchen.

If  you are reading this blog and happen to be in the Knoxville, TN area come by the Panera Bread on Broadway Ave at 2 pm to learn more about this and all of the other oils that can be found in the Premium Starter Kit. Also, you can checkout my Facebook page to stay up to date on the latest from Young Living, you can find that by clicking here.

Frankincense Oil

*Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Many people know Frankincense as one of the three gifts the Wise Men gave as gifts to Jesus. Frankincense was highly valued in the times Of Jesus Christ. The first mention of Frankincense is in Exodus 30:23, 34. It was to be used along with other spices to burn in the Tabernacle as an incense.

So, what can Frankincense be used for: It is a great one to diffuse or apply topically.

-Support healthy cell function

-Support the immune system

-Helps focus the mind and overcome stress and despair a good one to diffuse during meditation.

-Helps alleviate nervous energy

-Slows signs of aging on the skin: Frankincense can be found in many of the beauty products that Young Living offers.

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To find out more about Frankincense, or any of the other products Young Living has to offer go here. If you want more information about Young Living and to keep up with the latest news from them go over to Facebook and like my page Independent Distributor- E. Ford