New Year of Possibilities!

This time of year there is a great deal of discussion on goals and resolutions for the new year. What do you want to do different in 2015? What changes do you want to make? What steps are necessary to get there? What will you have to sacrifice to make that happen?

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I have spent a good deal of time considering those same questions. My Young Living team has grown more this year more than it ever has in the years I have been “doing” Young Living. I truly attribute that to the Lord’s provision. The fact though, despite that yesterday I got my biggest Young Living check of the year, is that my current level of income is not enough.

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God has given me dreams of my future: of having abundance, and of being able to give back in ways that I am unable to right now. I will also be able to enjoy life with my family much more as I am able to leave a position in which my hours change based on someone else’s needs and desires with complete disregard to my needs and the needs of my family.

The biggest thing though, is having a big enough house to more comfortably fit all my many children, and to be able to help people who are in need. Those things are important to me, and I want to model those that to my children. My children will grow up loving to give as they see me and my husband give generously and joyfully.

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2015 will be a year of significant growth toward the realization of those goals. The thing is, I need a strong team around me to make it. I need people who have dreams, goals, and visions of big things, and of lives changed for the better. I want to help those people achieve their big goals and dreams. Young Living is absolutely a vehicle in getting me, and other leaders there.

I recently had a dynamic young leader join my team. Her excitement and ability give me confidence that my team, with her in it, will grow beyond what I had recently imagined.

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The thing is… I need more of her. I need more leaders who are passionate, driven, confident, and Christ-centered.

In order to grow I have made a commitment to work on myself this year. I will work to grow as a leader and teacher. I will also work toward personal growth on the home front. In order to grow so that I can help my teammates grow I will read and listen to podcasts (and attend other trainings as I am able). I will work toward implementing what I learn and teaching what I learn. I will need accountability and will strive to provide accountability as well.

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This new year is going to be an amazing year of growth, and watching God work in my life and in my business. I am excited to see His hand in the businesses of my teammates as well. I do hope you will join us! Each new team member who joins on wholesale membership with a Premium Starter Kit receives an Essential Oil Pocket reference and support from me and other team members. I look forward to seeing your growth as well as my own. Click here if you would like to join my team.

Blessings,
Sara Sherrell
Rockin’ Oily Momma

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Evergreen Essence Giveaway

I am so excited for an Evergreen Essence Giveaway as part of the Winter Wonderland Giveaway Hop hosted by Leah Says Views and Weidknecht!!

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One of my favorite Christmas Season traditions as a kid was decorating the Christmas tree. When I was young, we always did this on the day after Thanksgiving. After recovering from our Black Friday expeditions, my mom would put on her CD of Handel’s Messiah, and we would put up and decorate the tree. She would play this CD over and over until I complained and rolled my eyes over her renditions of the Hallelujah Chorus enough, she would then finally add some of the other Christmas collections in.

I remember many years begging to have a live tree. It was always fun picking out the perfect one. I also remember one year that my sister and I were a bit over excited and picked one that was far too big to even fit in my parent’s living room. I am fairly certain my parents can fit a 9 foot tree there easily, so I am not sure how big that massive tree was; all I remember was my dad engineering a way to make it work!! Live trees were always so much fun, but I do remember complaining as the needles started to fall out and got stepped on. I remember it hurting, and anyone who knows me well, knows I hate to wear shoes, especially around the house. We didn’t have a “real” tree often, but I remember always hoping for one!

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Many of the traditions I enjoyed as a kid have been lost as my husband and I have managed our own home. We have never had a live tree. We have had a few trees through the years. One that my mom gave me, two I bought. I shopped the after Christmas sales hoping for a tree that looks as pretty as my grandma’s, but as of the time of typing this post, I haven’t brought it into my home yet. My husband brings in the tree at the last possible minute, when the kids are finally on full force begging for the tree to be put up. There is no Christmas music. He doesn’t like that either.

I long for the music. I would love to start getting festive sooner. I think everyone would enjoy the smell of a live tree. Since that is unlikely to happen, I hope to get some Evergreen Essence essential oil to diffuse.

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I can almost smell a winter wonderland already, can’t you?

Well, I have never had this essential oil in my home for personal use, but the exciting news for you is that it is on its way to my house so that I can give it away to one of you amazing readers! Just enter with the form below. Open to US residents only, 18 or over. Good luck!

Blessings,
Sara Sherrell
Rockin’ Oily Momma

P.S. Don’t forget to enter in the other fun giveaways included in the Winter Wonderland Giveaway Hop!

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Build YOUR Dream

Build Your Dream is an essential oil blend unveiled by Young Living at the 2014 convention. When it first became available to those who didn’t attend, it was only available in a limited edition kit that also included a gorgeous 20th Anniversary solid wood oil holder. I was determined to get them, and was able to shortly before the kit became unavailable. It is now available with just the essential oil blend.

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At the post-convention local leadership meeting I was able to listen to my leaders talk about this awesome blend. That was when I knew I had to have this in my home!

My leaders talked about having your own dream: big dreams, big God-given goals and dreams. Many people in business, especially network marketing tend to hang on to the dreams of others. I used to listen to podcasts that were motivation for people in all network marketing. I heard big goals, big dreams. Some were buying their parents houses, some were owning other businesses. These are great goals, exciting goals. They aren’t mine though. Having a big goal and a big vision that is true and specific to only you is a powerful thing. They said that if you didn’t have that yet, to use this oil.

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At the time my goals weren’t particularly big, exciting, or necessarily unique to me. My goals were, and still are to get to a place financially where I would be able to quit working outside the home full-time. I still have the goal of becoming debt free, and building a bigger house. I dreamed of travel with my family. At the time I said that I wanted the time freedom to be able to pursue midwifery. Those are awesome goals. I am passionate about those goals. They are worthy of pursuing, but they don’t hold much vision. They are also not big enough to sustain me in the long-term.

I hadn’t actually used the essential oil when I first got it. I wanted to save it, for what I don’t know. I spent a considerable amount of time after that meeting thinking about purpose and vision. I wanted my own thing. I prayed for God to reveal a big vision, a purpose to me. I needed something much bigger than myself to work for, a way to give back in a way that I am unable to right now.

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God provided (even before using the oil)! Once the idea was set in my heart it stayed there persistently. I didn’t mention it to my husband because I figured he would think I was crazy! I didn’t mention it to anyone else because I wanted my husband on board first; it affects our family a lot more than the lives of other people, even those whose opinions I most respect.

I finally revealed my heart and my vision. As suspected, he does think I am crazy! He knows well enough though that if God tells you something, it is best to obey, no matter how wild it may appear. We were able to look at floor plans for future homes as a preparation for when all the goals are met and we are able to proceed with building a bigger house and making this far bigger God-given dream a reality. We were able to pray together about Young Living, about goals, and finances. That was so very refreshing and has left me very excited about moving into the future.

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I finally started using the Build Your Dream essential oil blend. I am super excited about using it while picturing all the exciting things that can happen in our future thanks to the opportunity that Young Living provides. I hope that you will give this oil a try, and start on the path to Build Your Dream.

What big goals do you have? Leave a comment and let me know!

Blessings,
Sara Sherrell
Rockin’ Oily Momma

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Getting Into the Game

Often when I am on the road I like to listen to something more beneficial than music, especially pop music. Usually I listen to different preachers, occasionally I listen to podcasts on leadership and business. When I hear a sermon, I am often able to relate it to my business, and to success in any business, really.

A few days ago was listening to a preacher I had never heard of before named Jack Graham (not an endorsement, I only heard part of one sermon!). He was discussing getting into the game.

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He said that every sports team manager would love to have a player that played perfectly all the time, who never made a mistake, and always scored points at every attempt. He said that the trouble is “We can’t get the guy in the stands to drop is hot dog and get in the game!”

He made several worthy points that I intend to remember as I build my business. The comfort of the sidelines (or worse my couch) where many stay and often negate the efforts of those in the midst of the action. It takes courage to get into the game. Prayer is vital to the believer in the game.

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The sidelines (or couch) are a comfortable, fun, and safe place to be! I mean players are injured all the time, but no worries if you aren’t playing, right?! The sidelines don’t require you to work up a sweat, to work hard, to train. You just show up and watch. Oh, and critique. “How could he miss that” and other such phrases are easy to throw around when you aren’t actually playing. This is a great place to stay if comfort is your top priority.

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Chances are though that you want more. To be honest, God made you for more.

Following the will of God and running your own business are scary endeavours! What will my friends and family think? How will I survive? Will I have to sacrifice time with loved ones? Sleep? Will I really make money? The uncertainty of it all will drive many right back to the sidelines. We want a guarantee, we want to see the end.

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It take courage to get in on the action, to start playing the game. It takes courage to overcome the fears. Your friends and family may not approve. Things likely will be tough. Time with loved ones will be reduces as time for training increases. Part of that training and game playing may just happen when you are accustomed to sleeping. You never know whether you will make money at it until you try.

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Training, hard work and sacrifice are part of every great success story. One must be courageous and overcome fear in order to overcome, and to pursue God-given dreams and passions. There is a period of often painful growth before the money and success come. Only God knows when that will be, so continuing on the course of growth and training is necessary as long as God says it is. He knows when you are ready for the real game, which leads into the next point.

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“The door of success always swings on the hinges of prayer.” Prayer is vitally important! Knowing what to do during the time of training and preparation will come when you ask God. Every step of the way, God knows the path that leads to victory and the path that leads to destruction. Asking God’s direction before proceeding would save a lot both time and embarrassment. Then God will tell you when it is time for the big game, and He will be there with you in it. If you stay humble during this time, he will continue to guide you through the game, or in my case, my Young Living business.

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After typing this I will be anointing myself with three particular essential oils. Valor is my favorite for instilling feelings of strength and courage. Motivation, and the name says it all! I will also apply Frankincense, a personal favorite of mine when praying and seeking.

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Blessings,
Sara Sherrell
Rockin’ Oily Momma

P.S. His sermon was about Nehemiah. Go read about him!

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