There was a point in time when you thought you could change the world. Maybe you wanted to be a lawyer, defending those who couldn't defend themselves. Maybe you wanted to be a doctor traveling the world, helping those who couldn't afford medical care. Or maybe you wanted to be a wife and a mother, raising babies, managing a house and tending to a flourishing garden.
Whatever it was, I bet it gave you chills to think about it. The mere idea made you excited and you would have done anything to make that goal a reality.
But our dreams don't always happen the way we envisioned they would, do they?
Pretty soon we find ourselves doing what everybody else is doing... working long hours, doing something that doesn't satisfy us or bring us joy... just so we can keep the lights on and pay the bills.
Maybe, if we're lucky, we'll put in 40 years and hope we've saved enough to make ends meet when we retire. When we look back at our life, we'll wonder why we endured those long days away from our families and how in the world did we get so far far off track from how we wanted to live our lives.
I've been where you are. There was a time when we struggled to make ends meet and I thought we'd always live in a too-small apartment.
Don't get me wrong - I LOVE my family. But we wanted so much more for my kids... and I had this gut feeling that I was supposed to do something really great, but I couldn't figure out what that was.
I had no formal business education and every "work from home" opportunity seemed like a scam.
I started a blog and thought for a long time that was it - that was my greater purpose. But the nagging gut feeling came back - the blog wasn't my only purpose. That's when I learned about Young Living Essential Oils.
If you think this is where essential oils magically changed my life, you'd be wrong. I was actually really skeptical at first ("These can't really work... this is just a bunch of hocus pocus...") and I came up with every excuse in the book as to why I shouldn't bother with them ("I'm too busy... I'm raising two young kids... I'm already writing a blog...")
But wouldn't you know it, those darn oils kept giving me results. After several experiences that left me near speechless, I couldn't help but share them with everyone I knew! Before I knew it, my passion for oils turned into a small business. When I truly took it seriously, I started to see enormous growth.
Fast forward to today and Young Living plays a significant role in our family's income.
We paid cash for our house. We save and go on annual vacations as a family. I work in my dining room-turned office, set my own hours and I can go on my kids' field trips whenever I want.
My husband marked his retirement date on the calendar so he can come home to pursue his own passions. I connect with people all over the world and get to witness lives being changed, first-hand. Most importantly, that void in my gut has been filled.
This is what Young Living has done for me, and sharing the beauty of essential oils is what I do - it's part of my life! These oils have a story that needs to be told, and I'm going to keep on telling it.
Maybe you've put your dreams on the back burner for awhile, thinking they're not as important as the other people and things vying for your attention, or that it's just too late.
Guess what? It's not.
You still have the ability and choice to design the life you REALLY want. It's out there - all you have to do is call it yours.
The best way to start a new path is to find someone to walk alongside you - someone who has "been there, done that." And I'm willing to be that person.
I'm currently looking for highly-driven, motivated individuals to partner with on my Young Living team. You bring your passion and determination and I'll provide the training.
My team is already filled with success stories - will yours be next?