5 Things You Need To Know Before Becoming A Young Living Distributor
So you want to become a distributor with Young Living Essential Oils? Congrats! This can be one of the most rewarding and empowering things you can do for yourself and your family. It offers freedom, independence, job security, and gives you the opportunity to call your own shots. There are no limitations on how far you can go and you are entirely in control of your fate.
So what do I need to know before becoming a distributor with Young Living Essential Oils?
  1. Establish what your business goals are with your Young Living Essential Oils
  2. Decide a realistic time-frame to accomplish your goals
  3. What new skills will you have to learn to reach those goals?
  4. Where can you go to learn these skills and who is the most qualified person to learn from?
  5. It’s not about the thing that you get but rather the person you become 
Imagine a life where you don’t have to rush out the door in the morning, miss time with your family, sit in traffic for hours, work with people who are indifferent and unmotivated, and worst of all have a boss telling you what you can and can’t do. I don’t know about you but that doesn’t sound like a life I want to live

Establish what your business goals are with Young Living Essential Oils

The thing that makes Young Living Essential Oils like no other is that it’s one of the most versatile network marketing companies in the world. They offer their customers a wide range of products that solve a wide range of problems and are available across the entire world. This means that every customer will have a different reason for wanting to purchase from a distributor with Young Living Essential Oils 
The same thing is true for people that join with the intention of starting their own business.  People decide to become a distributor for many reasons and Young Living is there to support whatever your reasons are. Some people choose to join so they can take advantage of some of the deals that are only available to people who are enrolled in the Essential Rewards program, others join so they can make a few extra dollars for their child’s college fund and some join to free themselves from the concern of their day jobs. 
The truth is there is no ‘one and only’ reason to become a Young Living distributor but asking yourself why should I join young living essential oils’ is crucial!
Here are some examples of what your goals with Young Living could be:
  • Get wholesale pricing on great products
  • Have a second source of income that covers my car payments
  • Put money away for retirement but can’t afford to because money is too tight
  • Want to retire from a day job by creating something on my own
  • Help build homes with the Young Living Foundation
  • Become a high ranking distributor with Young Living and help other people do the same

Decide a realistic timeframe to accomplish your goals

In the beginning, I remember thinking to myself how long will it take to build my Young Living business? I am a hard worker and good at sales so I guess that means I should be a Royal Crown Diamond in 3 months. Guess I better give my job my resignation letter tomorrow!
This is obviously an exaggeration but is still something that passes through everyone’s head when they first start their Young Living business. I’ve even overheard conversations between Young Living distributors stating that they were disappointed that they weren’t millionaires within the first year of her Young Living business. 
The fact is we all have different goals and they will all take different amounts of time. If your goal is to climb the ranks within Young Living then there seems to be a general rule of thumb that seems to hold true for most distributors. The rule from Star to Silver is ‘one rank per year’. This is because these ranks are mostly reliant on one person’s efforts and usually take place during a time when you are very excited about the quick results you are getting
After Silver something changes. You must be able to lead and motivate a team of people as you cannot do this on your own anymore. This requires that you learn some new skills and thus enters you into the phase of ‘one year per rank and one year to maintain’ 

What new skills you have to learn to reach those goals?

One of the best things about starting your own young living business is that you get to learn new skills that can help you in all areas of life. Some of these skills might be things like how do I speak more effectively in front of a group of people to what are the current Facebook algorithms and how will they affect my business are all things that you might need to start learning how to do. And as you get better at these skills they become more fun to continue to grow upon. 
For example, I’ve always been fascinated with blogging (which is why you are reading this article) but like many of you, I find that my time is limited and it becomes increasingly harder to get behind a keyboard. So I have found a hack for my blogging needs. I have been utilizing the voice-to-text feature on my phone and speak my thoughts into my phone on my drive in and out of the office. I am literally speaking into my phone at this moment while sitting in traffic during the first snowfall of the year. 
Below is a list of skills that you might find that you need to develop
  • How do I meet more people to help with my Young Living business?
  • How do I sell Young Living Essential Oils on Facebook?
  • How do I set up a booth to sell Young Living Essential Oils?
  • How can I be a better public speaker so I can have better in-home classes?
  • How do lead a group of people to help them with their own Young Living business?

Where can you go to learn these skills and who is the most qualified person to learn from?

Once you discover some new skills that you would like to get better at your next step is to find a mentor to guide you through the development of that skill. There are many people out there who have spent a lifetime developing the skills that you are after and now is your chance to go and find the best person for you to learn from. 
Finding a mentor, however, comes with its own set of problems. Depending on what you are trying to learn there can be an overwhelming number of people teaching what you are trying to learn. This is made even more challenging by the fact that many of these people claim to but are not experts in their field. Especially if you are looking for guidance online.
So how do you weed through the endless amount of Instagram influencers and YouTube celebrities to find the right fit for you? Well, grab your magnifying glass Dr.Watson because you will have a little detective work ahead of you

Tips for finding a mentor

Look in your own backyard 

There is no better way to learn from someone than to find someone you can sit down and have a direct conversation with. If you can find an expert that lives in your area then hunt that person down and pick their brain. There is an old adage that says ‘you are the sum of the 5 people you hang out with the most’ so if you can make one of those people someone that you can learn from then you will have no choice but to grow

Open up that laptop

The amazing thing about the world we live in is that everything, literally everything is available to us at our fingertips. Finding a mentor is no different. If you look online hard enough you will be able to find someone who can help you learn anything. There are hundreds of courses, classes, webinars, seminars, blogs, videos and more that have already been developed and are a click away for you to learn from 
Hot tip – Utilize YouTube in your search for mentorship. Use YouTube exactly how you would use Google. If you want to learn more about ‘how do I get people to engage in a Facebook community page’ then don’t just stop at Google, head over to YouTube, and ask the exact same question. You will discover so much more information that you may not have discovered otherwise

Resonate with their personality

In your search, you may discover that there will be a lot of options available for you. While this is great you may find it difficult to choose who you want to really spend some time with. Spend some time looking over their content and ask yourself is this someone that I enjoy learning from? There are many different personalities out there, some are firm, some are gentle, some are high energy and some are calm. Maybe you want someone who is as close to your personality as possible or maybe you want someone on the opposite side of that to help give you some contrast. 
Hot tip – once you feel like you’ve learned all you can from someone, go find someone else. Never stop learning and never stop growing 

It’s not about the thing you get but rather the person you become

The first time I heard this statement was from my very first online mentor. I called him ‘my digital father figure’ and spent countless hours watching his YouTube channel. At that time in my life, I needed a strong male personality and found someone who was willing to make YouTube videos guiding men through their trials and tribulations. The irony is that we have never spoken and he helped give me the courage to start on a completely new path in my life, one that has actually lead me to write these words that you are reading.
I remember when he made the statement ‘It’s not about the thing you get but rather the person you become’ I recoiled a little. This statement was basically saying that the goal, the thing you want more than anything, the thing that you are working so hard for is not as important as the person you become in the process. I didn’t have the emotional maturity to understand exactly what that meant at the time but as the years have gone on and as I have grown I understand what he was trying to say
For some of you reading this, your Young Living goals will be to get to Royal Crown Diamond. This is an incredible goal to set and something that is available to anyone who understands the point behind the message above. In order to achieve Royal Crown Diamond, you will have to become a different person than you are right now. Of course, there will be some things that fundamentally remain but your actions, your habits, your perspective, your beliefs, your entire paradigm will be challenged and you will need to ask yourself ‘Is this the trait of a Young Living Royal Crown Diamond?’
And it’s in that process of personal development that the real gifts are given. You will unlock a potential that you always felt like was inside of you but never had the courage to let out. You will find that every area of your life gets better not because you make more money or have nice things but because you have discovered a new love for the person that you have become. It’s absolutely priceless! 

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