It's time to plant some seeds! Think about all the elements that go into having a successful garden. You need water, sunshine, fertilizer, tools, time and commitment. Without any one of those items, your garden is less likely to produce very little in the way of flowers, fruit, vegetables or grains that you wish to harvest and enjoy. It may even fail completely.
Without water, nothing lives. Without sunshine, very few plants survive. Without fertilizer, plants struggle. Without tools, it is hard work with impossible thoughts going through your head. Imagine not even having a shovel! Without time and energy to care for any garden plants, the weeds will take over. Weeds are like bad thoughts, negative voices and can take over to destroy your hope. Without commitment, a garden doesn't even get started and it definitely doesn't thrive.
We sometimes perceive that everything is against us, when we start something new, different or just plain hard, like a Young Living business. But if we put our business minds, into the context of a garden, whether we are new to gardening or a master, we can cultivate the right perception.
Young Living corporate is our water. It is deep, wide and flowing in a positive direction. We can trust the integrity of it's course. Our essential oils and nutritional supplements are our sunshine. Seriously! The sunshine is in every drop and capsule that a plant's life has transferred to us! The fertilizer we need are the people around us. They might be your Upline, a Diamond, a cross-line mentor, personal coach or anyone with a positive influence that will empower our success. The tools are abundant: books, videos, webinar, zoom, streaming, social media, classes, events, workshops, CONVENTION and can be as small and powerful as the phone you carry in your purse or pocket!
Your business success will start "growing" when you take the time and make a commitment to it every day. Just like gardeners, no two are alike. Some have a garden plan mapped out in January when the seed catalogs arrive. Some have been gardening long enough to follow a pattern, diligently selecting seeds, mindfully growing their own plants from a greenhouse. Some people wait until the last minute to buy plants, because they have organized their time differently. Can you see how personalities will always find their own path to their own goals?
In the middle of the season, you might feel like you could do things better or differently, because you learned something new. Late in the season, you might be the proud receiver of a bountiful harvest. (Are you preserving it and sharing it?) Remember there will always be weeds out there to distract you. Get them under control early on! In order to stay inspired and passionate, you still have to rotate your crops to avoid disease and nutrient depletion to maintain healthy soil - (can you see the metaphor here?)
It's officially spring. Things are growing! May is one of the most spectacular months of the year to show us how life continues to unfold and bring us hope. I Hope you have time to plant a garden and I Believe you can use the same fundamental principles in your Young Living businesses. Let's Dig In!
Author~ Star Moree
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