We live in a society where we believe that it is only by working hard, grinding each day, that we will get to the top. Exhausted and frustrated, we sometimes make it but most of the time we don’t.
We start wondering if there is a better way of bringing in an income each month. A way that doesn’t leave us stressed out and exhausted,
always desiring to have a getaway for a weekend, but hopefully a week or maybe even two. A way that we can ensure that we can pay our monthly bills without having to trade so much of our time for money.
Many think that it’s too good to be true and will have excuse after excuse about why they won’t even
consider trying this method.
Others try, but don’t really believe it could work so won’t confidently tell others about it. They will tell us, “let’s see if
YOU can make it first, then maybe I will give it a shot”. They are waiting for us to fail and will tell others not to invest time and money into our “idea” because grinding every day is the ONLY way to make money.
THE BETTER WAY
But there IS a better way to bring in an income and all we need to do are these
1. Invest time in taking care of OURSELVES physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually by consistently following healthy lifestyle habits.
2. Get a membership with Young Living to swap some of the products you use on a daily basis for ones that they offer, knowing full well that their brand is excellent quality.
3. Share with others
this plan and empower them to follow it by a)giving them a list of 10 healthy habits to follow, and b)helping them get a membership with Young Living and getting on their loyalty program.
This plan helps us rely on God’s grace instead of our daily grinding, which is a peaceful way to live while bringing in an extra income. It could potentially become your only source of income one day, giving
you more time to enjoy life and do the things you desire to do without worrying about taking time off work nor wondering if you will have enough money to pay the bills at the end of the month.
I invite you to read the book “Grace Over Grind” by Shae Bynes to dive into the whole concept of building your business relying on God’s grace, empowered by His Holy Spirit, instead of grinding
endless hours each day.
Let's be honest. We live in an age when "busyness" is an excuse way too often as to why we cannot build a business. Let's help people see that it CAN be done. In this
blog I will show you how.
I do a agree that some teams love doing zoom meetings together, and if works for them - great! They should keep
doing them. However, that being said, team zoom meetings must be seen as merely OPTIONAL for each person to reach top leadership in a company. Zoom meetings should never be forced. Not everyone has the
desire to get on zoom meetings, and especially not after a long day at work or on weekends.
Holding classes online or at home are a great way to share and some teams thrive by doing classes on a regular basis, but these too are OPTIONAL. Classes are only one
way to share the message with others. Not everyone has the desire or the time to hold classes! There are other ways to share, for example one-on-one, or by creating a short video that can be shared on social media. What is YOUR preferred way to share? There's
no wrong way to share - but we DO need to find a way to share on a consistent basis if we want our business to grow.
The most important thing to move forward in rank in a network marketing company like Young Living is to learn to work on a plan that does not require others. Plus, it must be a plan that is simple to follow.
It is very necessary
that we stay COMMITTED to this simple plan of action and teach others to follow it, whether it’s giving them a brochure or a PDF document with it written out,
or in any other creative way that you prefer. That’s it!! We must let them know that they are signing up as INDEPENDENT BUSINESS BUILDERS, just like we did, so we are there for them if they need us, but it's up to them in the end to keep themselves motivated
and committed on the journey.
We can encourage people all we want, but in the end it's up to that person to decide whether they will stay on course or quit. Self-motivation is a requirement to succeed at building a business of any kind.
Yeah. Definitely team efforts propel us all forward, but what each of us do INDIVIDUALLY, motivating ourselves without getting distracted by what others
do or not do, is what matters most in the end.
SIMPLE PLAN OF ACTION.
That been said, I'd like to reiterate the simple plan of action that I have on the leadership page on Facebook called "Journey
to Royal Crown Diamond":
1. Stay loyal to the Essential Rewards Program
2. Engage daily in the 10 healthy habits (see below). Adopt them into your life and consistently follow them.
3. Share with others the 10 healthy habits, as well as how the Young Living can help them transition into a healthy lifestyle
and how their Essential Rewards Program will reward them for investing in products that will enhance and simplify this lifestyle.
THE 10 HEALTHY LIFESYTLE HABITS
1. Exercise 30 minutes a day. Make sure the program you choose is challenging for YOU.
2. Get 7-8 hours of sleep EVERY night. Our body needs to fully rest and recover so we can function properly.
3. Drink plenty of water every day. Divide your weight in half and drink that amount in oz (e.g a 200 lb person would drink 100 oz)
4. Take a day of rest every single week; do what will help you recover in body, mind, and soul. For me that day is Sunday.
5. Choose to INTENTIONALLY let go of negativity and adopt an attitude of gratitude.
6. Learn to not allow emotions to take control of you in any situation.
7. Just breathe. There's going to be a lot of chaotic moments, but just let go and breathe deep. Say the serenity prayer.
8. Fill your body with nutrients through the foods and beverages you consume and the supplements you take. **Speaking of supplements,
make sure they come from a reputable company and that your body can fully absorb them. Young Living is a brand we choose to use at home, and you may choose to do the same.
9. Make sure the products you use on yourself are completely non-toxic, t.i non-harmful to your body or brain, and that that they also enhance your well-being. The brand I choose to
use is Young Living. It simplifies my life to order my products from them every month and have them delivered to my home.
10. Make sure the products with which you clean your home and your clothes, and those that you choose to use to make the air you breathe smell good, are completely toxin-free. You don't want anything in your home that could harm you,
your babies, or your pets. Once again, the brand I choose to use is the Young Living brand. **As you can see, this company offers a lot of different products that support this healthy lifestyle, so as I always like to say, getting a membership with Young Living
SIMPLIFIES our transition into this lifestyle.
So there you have it. In summary,if you and each of the people that sign up with you as leaders choose to live a healthy lifestyle by following the 10 healhty lifestyle habits, remain faithful to the Essential Rewards (Loyalty) Program, and share the plan of
action and the list of 10 healthy lifestyle habits with others on a consistent basis, you can grow a business without having to meet on zoom on a regular basis nor teach classes.
Each of you DO NEED TO COMMIT to working independently, though, without giving up. We each need to find a way
to STAY MOTIVATED even during the challenging times. We are propelled forward ONLY if each person on the team stays committed until they reach the top rank - Royal Crown Diamond.
A true leader has certain traits that attract us to him or her, regardless of what rank they have achieved. This blog covers five very important ones:
1. Be enthusiastic, not simply excited
Excitement about a company and/or product will eventually
wear off as time goes by and challenges rear their head. However, enthusiasm keeps us going regardless of how long we are on our journey to the top, and in spite of rejection and other hardships. Aim to cultivate enthusiasm early on in your network marketing
career by constantly staying in learning mode and experiencing more and more products, not just your “basic few” to keep you afloat. If you become disappointed in the products, then switch companies until you find the “perfect ones”
for your lifestyle, but never give up on this profession.
2. Be passionate and driven
When we are passionate about a product or company we can’t help but share because we know that the opportunity they offer us is out of this world. We know that there is something about the products that
make them stand out above all others, and we are constantly understanding more and more why you have this feeling deep inside that you should continue to use them and tells others about them. Our passion and enthusiasm drive us to the top, but we enjoy the
journey one day at a time.
3. Always be willing to learn, regardless of what rank you’ve achieved
The majority believes that we can’t learn anything from someone that ranks below us, and also that if we have achieved the highest rank we don’t need
to learn anything new. We made it there, so we can stop learning now. However, a true leader is humble and realizes that they can always learn something from every single person, so they continue to attend seminars and listen intently to the speakers, as well
as to people in the company that are striving to be excellent leaders. They know that all of us can always improve in some way every single day. We will never achieve the tip top of our wisdom and knowledge.
4.Be an encourager
one of us needs encouragement from time to time. We will feel that the journey is just too hard at times, but when we read or hear an encouraging post or speech, we will realize that we simply have lost our focus along the way. We need someone there that will
motivate, inspire and encourage us to keep refocus and stay on track. This leads us to our final trait.
Learn to persevere
Only about 3% of us will stay the course. Perseverance is hard if we feel that we are doing all the right things but are not moving forward very fast.
We get discouraged and start listening to those voices of others, or that are in our own head, that we will never make it; that we have given it all we got and that success in this area is just not meant for us. Don’t listen to those lies! Keep going.
Learn to persevere and you will eventually reach the top. If God put that dream in our heart, He will make sure that it becomes a reality, but He never tells us exactly when this will happen. Just continue to be enthusiastic, passionate and driven, always
willing to learn and relearn things, and encouraging others you meet along your journey. Learn to persevere with an attitude of thankfulness for having been given this wonderful opportunity that makes no distinction between race, gender, educational level
and social class.
God tests us CONSTANTLY in the areas of time, energy, and money to see if we use them properly because He wants to grant us more. If we are not properly managing
these resources yet, He patiently teaches us over and over until we do. Only when he sees that we are prepared (that we are using our time energy and money properly) will He grant us more of each one of them. Wise strategy! We may think we are ready ... like
teenagers think they are ready... yet most are not.
God does not get angry and upset with us when we don't manage each of these resources properly. He does not torture us until
we do, though many of us go through life thinking that is what God is doing to us. He just keeps patiently teaching us how to manage our time, energy and money by giving us a little more, but not more than we currently can handle, and if He sees that we are
not yet ready for more, He gently takes it away and teaches us again. He's very patient until we finally learn.
In turn, we usually get angry with Him or give up on the journey we know God
wants us to be taking simply because we are not moving quick enough on it. But, if we really think about it, it's not His fault at all!! We simply have not learned the lessons and so we cannot move forward. That's all there is to it. The quicker we
learn the lessons, the quicker we get to move forward.
Now, if we are in a network marketing company, those on our team may not be learning quickly enough for us to move forward, and
so, as we draw close to God during this time. He teaches us other lessons while they learn the basics of using their time, energy and money wisely. We become a better leader as we do this because we learn to be patient and loving,
like God is with us, and we learn to persevere on the journey, without quitting along the way, regardless of how long it takes for our team mates to learn.
Here are three oils I have
learned to use each morning when I wake up to keep me focused:
- Valor. I apply a drop or two on one of my feet as I ask God to give me the courage
to keep going, pursuing the things He desires me to do each day.
- Abundance. I apply a drop in my hands, rub my hands together and place them on my head, as
anointing myself with it, and inhale the aroma deeply as I ask God to bless me abundantly in every area of my life. I ask also that He grant me wisdom in abundance so that always make the right choices and decisions as I go throughout the day.
- Joy. I have a roll-on fitment on this bottle and rub a little behind my ears, as a perfume, to remind me that God's Joy is my strength as I continue the journey. I cannot rely
on myself to automatically be joyful because there will be trials and temptations every single day thrown my way and I can only resist them with God's help. His Joy is my strength. The devil can't stand a joyful Christian! He tries over and over again to get
us to give up and hold on to negative thoughts, condemnation from ourselves and others, anger, unforgiveness, etc. When we simply draw closer to God and praise Him for being with us, being joyful in every singly situation, he finally ends up giving up. He
is very persistent, and has been throughout history, so nothing new there. Just learn to "resist the devil and he will flee from you" eventually. God's joy is our strength every single day.
learn to use properly the time, energy and money God has currenty granted you. The quicker you learn, the quicker you can move forward. If you are a slow learner, don't worry! God is patient with each of us - He will never condemn you;
He will also not give you more than you are capable of handling.
Use each of the oils I mentioned daily, and keep learning the lessons God is teaching you. God will be with you, always.
He loves you and longs to give bless you abundantly in every single area of your life - never forget that.
If you are afraid that you are going to have to spend hundreds or even thousands of dollars so that people will start to notice you on Facebook or Instagram, let me assure you that you do not. You simply need to
learn what types of posts attract more people and start posting more of these.
Lindsay Moreno says in her book "Getting Noticed" that the posts that get the most traffic
are the ones that either entertain, inspire or simply teach someone something. What would make YOU stop and not keep scrolling? Whatever your answer is, that is the type of posts you need to post yourself on a consistent basis.
encourage you to get the book I mentioned - Getting Noticed - and reading it, rereading it, and really applying what she says. This lady became a top leader in her company 100% on social media - no parties and no classes! It's worth reading her book.
Look it up on Amazon. If it's sold out, come back again soon to purchase it... It sells quickly!
You CAN get noticed on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest without having to spend extravagantly!