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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Childlike Belief

What were your hopes and dreams as a child? When you played, what was your imagined job as a grown up?

I remember dreams of being a princess

I remember having many aspirations through the years. I remember wanting to be a singer, a lawyer, the first woman president, a baker, and a writer. All these were dream careers of mine at some point between childhood and into my teen years.

The thing is I have no talent for singing whatsoever. If I were to be paid while singing, it would be more likely that people were paying me to stop! There is no way in to world that I would want to be a lawyer, and certainly not a president! My home and the people in it are enough responsibility for me, thank you!

While I still do love to bake, I far prefer just baking for those I love (even if I do end up eating way more than my share). Many years ago, I gave up on dreaming of a career in writing, but I do enjoy writing on this blog, and I have had one work of poetry published. While I no longer desire to write in a magazine, maybe one day a book wouldn’t be out of the question.

Things change, and as we become adults, some of our goals adjust based on the reality of our lives, and of our personal strengths and weaknesses. Sadly though, many of our goals change because we simply give up on ourselves.

It is easy as an adult to become cynical. Life is full of obstacles, and sometime it does appear as though the only people making it to the top are the ones who cheated their way there. For every one of those stories though, there are more stories of people working hard and achieving the success that had once been a far of dream.

Meeting goals takes hard work and sacrifice, and the bigger the goal, the harder the work.

That is part of the beauty of childhood. If you tell a child that it would be hard to have the career of his or her dreams, and you will likely be told “I don’t care, that is what I want. I will do it.”

So at what point in our lives do we lose that tenacity? I say it is time we regain our resolve. Let’s start having big dreams again. Let’s keep our eyes on the prize and make it happen. It may be hard, but we want it, and we can have it!

Blessings,
Sara Sherrell
Rockin’ Oily Momma

Note: The essential oil desk reference says that Inner Child essential oil helps one “reconnect with the inner self or identity.”
I bet your inner self knows you can achieve great things!

Life in Four Years

For the last three years I have worked 16 hour shifts on the weekends at my full-time job. Saturday morning I arrive at 6am and stay until 10pm. I go home for a short nap, and then I am back again Sunday morning at 6am, then leave again at 10pm. This only adds up to 32 hours, so I work one eight hour shift on Tuesdays also.

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This shift has its advantages in that I have far more time at home with my babies than the average working mom has. It also means we don’t have to pay a sitter to care for our kids.

The downside is that it means I am gone every weekend. I don’t know if you have noticed, but most fun events are scheduled on a weekend. Birthdays parties, graduation parties, weddings, church, Robert’s racing and most get togethers in general. Working the shift I do means that I miss out on a lot of the fun things in life that are happening.

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Tuesday evening my daughter had her kindergarten musical. I was unable to attend because of work, and I only have so much vacation time. I have missed countless musicals, holidays. I haven’t seen my children on a Mother’s Day in 3 years! What I have gotten instead is four denied requests for time off. I was unable to go with my daughter to her out of town volleyball tournament.

I dream of a day when I make my hours, when I no longer have anyone telling me when I can and can’t take vacation time, when I am allowed to have a break.

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There is a book called The Four Year Plan by Richard Bliss Brooke. It is all about network marketing. It is about investing a small amount of money into this industry, and working hard for four years, then having the ability at the end of those four years to be able to retire with a residual income, a substantial one at that.

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The thing is this: four years will pass anyway. At the end of those four years, do I still want to keep working hard at a J-O-B (just over broke) where I am told when I am allowed to take time with my family? Or do I prefer to be financially independent, and able to retire and enjoy my family?

I feel it is well worth my time and effort to work on the latter. I want to be financially well off and debt free. I want freedom in my time, to be able to take vacations, to be present for all the big moments in my kids and someday grandkids’ lives.

If you, too, would like to see a better outcome at the end of your next four years than the path you are currently on allows, please contact me. Better yet, click the Get Started button below, and I will be in touch!

It is time to pursue the life of your dreams!

Blessings,
Sara Sherrell
Rockin’ Oily Momma

 

 

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