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Essential Rewards has been a great deal for me, so you might not be surprised to learn I think it could be a great deal for you, too. Of course, only you can decide that, but let me give you the information you need to make an informed decision.
First, what is Essential Rewards (ER)? In short, it’s a program where Young Living distributors agree to sign up for an autoship order each month totalling at least 50 PV. You, as a member can change the order every month, including the shipping date. You can cancel at any time with a phone call to Young Living’s tremendous Customer Service. When you do this, you earn the following benefits:
- Your order ships every month. If you want the same items, no changes are necessary
- You get special shipping rates for ER orders (averaging $1-2 less per order)
- Exclusive bonuses. Members who place at least a 100 PV order qualify for exclusive bonuses like The Rising Star Bonus (check Young Living’s Compensation Plan for more information)
- Exclusive Essential Rewards points, redeemable for products (earn 10% back for the first three months, increasing to 25% after 24 months)
- Exclusive Loyalty gifts (3 consecutive months: Peppermint Vitality™ essential oil, 5 ml*; 6 consecutive months: Thieves® Vitality™ essential oil blend, 5 ml*; 9 consecutive months: Melaleuca Alternifolia essential oil, 15ml*; and every 12 consecutive months: Loyalty, a brand-new blend formulated by Young Living Founder D. Gary Young specifically for Essential Rewards members! *The loyalty gift oils are available while quantities last. Substitute oils will be sent as replacements in the event that quantities of the specified oils are exhausted.)
- Earn exclusive bonus products each month when your ER order is at least 100 PV and earn another when your order is 190 PV or more
For me, personally, the ER Bonus Points are the best aspect of this program with the monthy PV bonuses and loyalty gifts a close second and third. Combined, it makes the program a bargain.
What’s your story? Are you doing exactly what you want to be doing right now? Is your life where you want it or on the road to being there? Are you actively working for your dreams? Do you know what your dreams are?
Last week I talked about the Master Key Experience (MKE) and how I’m baffled that people will pay thousands of dollars for courses but won’t take a look at this course that gives them all the tools they need to learn how to achieve their dreams on a Pay-It-Forward Scholarship. Yes, after they’ve been in the program for a little over a month, they’ll be asked to Pay-It-Forward for the next class, but it’s at a fraction of the cost of those classes that sell for thousands of dollars — even if they choose to pay the maximum amount in the Pay-It-Forward choices. Why? Well, the Master Key Experience class is hard. Not in the way you think it’s hard. It’s mentally hard. It’s emotionally hard. The simple things Mark and Davene and the guides ask you to do are hard only in that you confront yourself and the lies you’ve been telling yourself or have been told for many years. Or you find yourself having to deal with the cement you’ve packed on to protect yourself from painful moments. In the process of stripping that old cement off and teaching yourself a new blueprint, many people aren’t prepared to deal with the emotional challenge of doing so. That’s what’s hard. The individual steps of MKE are easy. What you need to do to realize your heart’s desire is challenging.
This post isn’t about MKE, but MKE, oddly enough, brought me to this story. I think this is going to be a long post, but I’m not going to apologize for it — somebody out there needs to read this. I don’t know who. Maybe it’s you? Maybe it’s someone you know. I don’t know. I do know somebody needs this. So bear with me or keep scrolling — your heart with tell you what is right for you.
Way back in the early 1980s while I was stationed in Montana, friends introduced my then-husband and me to Amway. My now ex-husband saw a possibility, and we joined. There were a number of things I didn’t like at the time, but looking back, we were blessed to be in the Bill Britt and Rick and Toni Fairchild organization. They taught business practices, and it was a very male-female role segmented approach. The men wore suits and shared the plan. Women wore dresses and sold the products. Anyone who knows me knows how strongly I rebeled against this process. I have detested dresses all my life and only in recent years have a I found a rare use for them.
We went to meetings. We attended rallies, going as far away as Minot, ND (where Rick and Toni Fairchild were based — they had been Air Force airmen, too, before they made it big in Amway). I listened to the motivational tapes in the car. I struggled to buy enough products each month to meet the first rank obligation. Sometimes I made a sale. I know the first rank obligation was $100. I don’t remember the rank structure for Amway anymore; it’s been more than 30 years. I do know Amway was not and is not a scam. It’s not a pyramid scheme. It’s a legitimate business opportunity. Ultimately, it wasn’t for me, and I moved on. I learned so very much from the experience. It also colored my views on a few things and made me resistant to looking at business opportunities for many years.
Many people who get involved with MKE work some type of Multi-Level Marketing (MLM) business and are looking for the tools to succeed in those ventures. I was looking for personal growth from MKE, and that’s still my primary focus for maintaining my involvement in the program. The key is the program can be used for anything you want it to be used for whether it’s personal, business, or both. Shortly after beginning the MKE course, I traveled to Wisconsin to visit my parents. My niece, my sister, and I were helping my mom launch her Young Living business, and I decided to sign up to get the products at wholesale — I call that being “my own best customer.” I warned my niece I was only going to be a customer to myself. My niece says, “That’s fine.”
I’d been in Amway, so I knew pretty much the gist of how things worked if not the specifics. I willingly signed up for Essential Rewards when I bought my Premium Starter Kit. I learned about the compensation plan. I realized the Young Living product line is unmatched by any other company. I confess I still haven’t figured out how to use most of the essential oils to benefit me. I have embraced the nutrition products, and I have seen personal benefits from their use. What I like about that is I use the products up, so I have a legitimate need when I select products for my Essential Rewards order each month.
It didn’t take me long to figure out, well, if I like the products, maybe someone else will, too. Maybe they are looking. So I began making posts on the blog and via Facebook in a sharing way. My idea is if this is something that strikes a chord with you, I’m available to work with you in any capacity you need.
My story feels unique from most people in Young Living. Many stories I hear are of desperate need to find a financial solution to a current situation. That’s not my story. One of my personal pivotal needs established during the MKE course was True Health. I see Young Living as a plank in that journey.
I have a solid Air Force retirement. My husband has a solid college professor retirement. Together we can do almost everything we want to do. Before I came to Young Living, our houses were paid for. Our vehicles were paid for. Our debts were paid. We travel when we want. I can donate to my preferred charitable situations when I want. In fact, if I’m feeling a little pinched, I make sure I send off a donation to my preferred charity, and somehow, that pinched feeling goes away. If we see something we want, we can usually purchase it. We do have some limits, but the things many people struggle with day-to-day have not been problems for us for several years. This is not a story to inspire someone to choose Young Living, because I haven’t done much with Young Living. At least, not financially.
I don’t have the hunger for myself. I’ll be okay with or without a Young Living business. But I know Young Living has so much to offer so many people if they are willing to work. If they are hungry and can see the possibilities for themselves and others, they can achieve great things for themselves and their families. I do have the hunger to help someone achieve that. How can this be?
I have an odd set of gifts. I’m a strong introvert. Despite that, I have little fear of talking to a group of people. I don’t think I’m the greatest speaker, but I am pretty much unphased in front of a group of people from 5-500 or more in size. Why is this important? If you are afraid to talk to people but are willing to invite them, I’ll be happy to talk with them for you. How cool is that? I may or may not travel to your location, but I am happy to use Skype or Zoom to reach your audience. Eventually, you’re going to need to learn to talk to people, but it’s not as hard as you think. There is one caveat, you need to be signed up or willing to sign up as a Young Living distributor in my organization. My goal is to teach you to teach two.
Since I alluded to an income opportunity, I need to share the Young Living Income Disclosure Statement. I’ll tell you up front most people never make a living from Young Living. Ninety-four percent of people in Young Living are at the Distributor rank. The average annual income for a distributor is $12. Until recently, I was in the 3.5% of people who are at the Star rank, and that income is accurate. Due to a small growth in sponsorship and an incredible convention product order, I recently earned Senior Star, 1.3% of Young Living members are at this rank.
Why do so few people make it? Many have no desire to — they want to be their own best customer and they’re perfectly happy with that. They are in the 94%, and that is perfectly okay. I love people like that. They’re taking an active role in their and their family’s health. They are using safer products to maintain their home. That is fantastic!
Some people get involved thinking they will make it big, but they don’t realize it can be hard work. They get discouraged when someone tells them no. As I once heard Roger Donlon, Medal of Honor say (paraphrased), “Discouragement is the tool of the devil.” Discouragement, more than anything, keeps someone from continuing to work to attain their dreams. Another of my gifts is persistence. I may fail again and again and again, but I do not give up.
I encourage you to define and pursue your dreams. If MKE or Young Living can be a part of achieving your dreams and you think I can help you in that endeavor, I want to hear from you.
What’s your story?
Young Living held their annual international convention in Salt Lake City last month, and they introduced a whirlwind of new products. Before I go any further, I should clarify my post title. Young Living does not provide babies — you must have your own baby. But if you do, they have the marvelous new Seedlings line, designed to give your baby the healthiest start in life yet available. For convention only, they offered this great Seedlings bundle with basket, towel and washcloth to frame the new baby care products. (Many of us would love to see this bundle become a permanent order item, because it’s ideal for baby showers. If not in the full size products, it would be great in a sample size collection.)
The wonderful new products are Diaper Rash Cream (another OTC product), Baby Oil, Baby Wash, Baby Lotion, and Baby Wipes. Each of these products features the proprietary Calm Scent Blend composed of Lavender, Bergamot, Coriander, Geranium, and Ylang Ylang. Most of these products have been out of stock since they were announced. Young Living thought they were prepared for the demand, but Young Living members surprised them. They’ll catch up soon. Hint, adults love these products, too. Baby Wipes are in demand for the next product line announced as makeup remover.
Young Living has had a tremendous line of skin care products for many years now. One thing missing was a make up line. I rarely if ever wear makeup, but one reason for that is I don’t like putting a lot of chemicals on my face. Young Living purchased Melissa Poepping’s line of mineral makeup, and now they have a safe line of products for facial beauty. Savvy Minerals is the name, and they are also offering a beautiful selection of Italian-made brushes for application (they immediately went out of stock but should be available in early August). I ordered everything so I could help people choose what was right for them, and this make up is smooth and beautiful to work with. From the packaging to the product itself, it says “class” and “professionalism.” Natural colors, natural materials, and your inner beauty is enhanced by these products.
Next, they announced more OTC products — Insect Repellent, Sun Screen, and After Sun. Just in time for Summer!
I mentioned Men’s Stuff. The new Shutran 3-in-1 Men’s Bath Wash comes in an 8 oz and a 3 oz size to make travel easier.
Finally, Young Living members have been doing Make and Takes to show people how to make things for themselves with essential oils. Young Living knows how important being able to duplicate something is, so they have released the new DIY Kit. This kit has the components for six people to make three products — a lotion, a lip balm, and a spritzer. All you add is the oils you prefer to add for each item, and your people have a pack of three products to take home with them in a neat organza bag. They also get a copy of the Young Living magazine. All at a cost of $10 for each person.
Young Living has been far more than an essential oil company for quite some time, but these new product lines really raise the bar.
Yes! I’ll be at the Davilla Trade Days and Farmers’ Market in Davilla, Texas, on Saturday, July 8, 2017, from 9 am – 3 pm. If you’re in the area, please stop by under the purple canopy and say hi. I’d love to hear more about you. I’ll have a … Continue reading →
Yes. I live with Thieves, and I am thankful I do. You would be, too. Why? Thieves is a Young Living product line of home and personal care products constructed of safer components than most home cleaning and personal care products. Please join me on June 20, 2017 at 6 … Continue reading →
Why would you be interested in Young Living Essential Oils? I’ll offer three reasons. You want to remove harsh cleaning supplies from your home. When the product you’re using to clean your counter tops and cutting boards contains ingredients you shouldn’t ingest, why are you putting it on your food … Continue reading →
Remember, the Easter Egg Hunt is live until April 17th. With that public service announcement out of the way, let’s talk about this month’s promos, because there are some good ones. Two of these are only for people on Essential Rewards. To be on Essential Rewards, you must be a … Continue reading →
Between now and April 17, 2017, you can win prizes (yes, there is a purchase required). Here’s how it works. Search my posts in “Learn About Oils Here” on my Oil4TinMan site for pictures of Young Living products NOT related to the post. There are up to sixteen pictures posted … Continue reading →
Last month I let you know about the new website and Facebook pages devoted to educating anyone interested about Young Living’s products and business opportunities. I see many of you have stopped by, and I appreciate that. For the first month, I made sure to put up a daily post … Continue reading →