Confession. I own a business. A network marketing business. Most people say to me when they hear that “Isn’t that a Multi-Level Marketing business and a PYRAMID SCHEME?!!!?!?)
No guys. Pyramid schemes? Those are illegal. ✌🏻
What is network marketing? Instead of a company paying MILLIONS OF DOLLARS in marketing to advertise on billboards, on TV, in ads, paying for space on store shelves (that ain’t cheap friends) - they pay the people who love and adore and use their products. Why does that freak some people out? No idea. I tell my friends when I love a restaurant. A fave dress brand (Gunny & Sack FO LIFE), smoothies (Daily Harvest!), Diapers (Parasol!), coffeemakers (I forget the name but remind me to go look because this shit will change your liffeeee), water filters, vacay spots, WHATEVER. All the things. We tell our friends when we love something alllll the time. This is no different.
Do you think “Oh, well, you’re just telling me you like these oils because you get paid.” - Okay, if that is what you think of your friends and their integrity - yikes. If you think that about me, looks like we aren’t such good friends after all, anddddd you should probably unfollow me if you think that about my character. 🤷🏻♀️ That’s a bit insulting, don’t ya think? ❤️
I talk about Young Living like I talk about anything I love because just that - I LOVE IT. They have changed my life, and my friend’s lives, in so many more ways than I can count.
But friend, it’s so much more than people loving and using and buying these life-giving products (In fact, just my small business alone - Modern Essentials - brings in over 18 million dollars in sales a year. YEAH. I told you we love them.)
We’ve helped someone going through a very trying and difficult time in their life support their emotions.
I’ve celebrated with mamas who were finally able to get pregnant after years of trying.
I’ve cried with friends who found their babies through adoption and foster care, and rejoiced with them as they brought them home to their forever family.
I’ve SOBBED with gratefulness as a friend began the process to donate her kidney to another friend who desperately needs it. (This is a story for another day. 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭)
I have brought joy to moms who were finally able to sleep because some oils helped settle their babes.
I have celebrated with friends who were able to quit their jobs that made them miserable and stressed.
I have cheered and jumped up and down and watched friends bring their husbands home from the corporate rat race that took them away from their families for hours upon hours upon hours. No more living for the weekends. (My husband being of them. <3) And I am dreaming every day of this for one particular friend. Soon. <3
I have been able to empower women and men who have believed a lie that the only way to make money is to be unhappy in a job, work tons of hours, feel guilty to take a vacation or sick day, live for the evenings and weekends, and retire at age 63 - if you’re lucky.
I have helped empower families to lead themselves HEALTH AND WELLNESS. Prevention and staying well is the key, loves. Focus on the prevention. Heal the body from the inside out.
I have helped mamas stay home with their babies. I’ve seen friends do this more comfortably financially than they were before as nurses, doctors, lawyers, teachers, and heads of companies.
I have watched families take their control back. Take their homes back. Open their eyes, wake the eff up, and realize they deserve better, their families deserve better, and that THEY CAN DO THIS. They are smart, and confident, and capable.
I watch people give more than they ever thought possible. Their time, their money, all without the limitations they thought they had. This world needs good people. Good people who use their time and money to heal the world. Good people doing good things with their money.
I see the community we’ve grown from a single box of oils - 28,000 families strong - and it still gives me chills and makes me cry tears of gratitude. I’ve seen the friendships formed, the support given, the people you can’t believe you didn’t know were missing from your life.
I teach people to dream really big freaking dreams. Dreams that SCARE you. I teach people to dream some more, because you just keep finding them coming true.
We work. Hard. And with passion and drive and we see the light at the end of the tunnel and go for it. It’s work, but the best kind of work - loving on others, caring for others, cheering them on, lifting them up. Freedom is work every drop of the hard work. EVERY SINGLE MINUTE OF IT.
So YUP. I run a network marketing business. It’s the best. Ever.
(because I talk business, i have to include this, and you should take a peek, because you’ll probably pee a little.
For reference, we are Royal Crown Diamond, and we have 1,300 Stars, 391 Senior Stars, 232 Executives, 77 Silvers, 26 Golds, 5 Platinums, and 4 Diamonds. On our team alone. And out of 28,000 families just using and loving their oils, about 10% of them run a Young Living business. Pretty freaking sweet when you look at those numbers. <3 You think only a few people can make money doing this? NO. Liessssss. There is room at the table for everyone. We will save you a seat.)