January Promotions

Is it really the end of January already?! Where on earth has the time gone? Well, I have spent so much time in personal growth and honestly, into my kids, that I haven’t bothered to create my own promotion. So here it is, at the very end of the month: January Promotions.

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The first that I want to tell you about is actually from Young Living. If you sign up from now until January 31st with a Premium Starter Kit with the Dewdrop diffuser, they will send you a bonus oil of Peace and Calming. As in original Peace and Calming. As in this stuff is rarely in stock, and promotions are the only way to get it right now! Go, click here order your Premium Starter Kit. Enjoy all the Peace and all the Calming!

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That was already an amazing offer, but I am going to make it even better for one lucky new oiler. Each person who signs up with a Premium Starter Kit (PSK) anywhere in my group by January 31st will be entered to win Slique Essence from yours truly. This is an awesome blend that can be beneficial for your weight maintenance goals, especially when combined with the other Slique products*. Digestive support is also a nice perk*. So if you are struggling to stick with those goals you made for yourself this year, maybe this will be the ticket to get you back on track. What in the world are you waiting for? Click to get your PSK!

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Great deals right?! An awesome way to start your essentially oily lifestyle, right? Well, I have one more fun promotion for you. While you are busy liking and sharing on facebook, head on over to mine, where your liking and sharing can earn you a free oil from me. That’s right. Sacred Mountain is a favorite of mine because of its scent that reminds me a bit of the also frequently out of stock original Valor. Sacred Mountain is strengthening, empowering, and grounding when diffused or used topically. Go! Enter to win. This promotion will end February 3.

While you are on my facebook page, be sure to check out the events that I have scheduled. There are two online (facebook) classes as well as a local event on the calendar. I am working on more. Oh, did I mention that there will be a prize during  at least one of those events? You have to be there and participate to win, so go check it out!

So much goodness this month! I can’t wait for you to grab your owns extras this month!

I will be back soon with some more exciting things as well as real life stories on why everyone needs these oils.

Much love,

Sara Sherrell

Rockin’ Oily Momma

* This information is for educational purposes only and not intended to diagnose, prescribe or treat. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA.

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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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Diffuser Necklace Giveaway!

Now is your chance to seek out some awesome prizes for those on your Christmas list, but you better hurry, the hop ends on December 5! Make sure to stop by The Review Wire for the Grand Prize, an Erin Condren Life Planner! Use it as a nutrition/exercise log, newborn sleep & peep record, work meetings & appointments, academic & social planner, keepsake journal or as a scrapbook…the possibilities are endless!

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I have a very special giveaway for you!!

There are many gifts that women love to receive. Jewelry happens to be one such gift! If it happens to be functional jewelry all the better.

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Since I joined Young Living years ago, I have always wanted to have my essential oils with me every where I go. Diffuser necklaces are a gorgeous way to wear my essential oils.

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One lucky winner will win the Unashamed diffuser necklace pictured above from Fashion Scents Jewelry! Just fill out the entry form below. Good luck!

Open to US residents 18 and over. Also be sure to check out all the other fun giveaways that are part of the HOHOHO Holiday Giveaway Hop. Best of luck, and Merry Christmas!  

Disclaimer: This giveaway ends at 11:59 PM EST on December 5, 2014. The Anything Goes Event Bloggers are not responsible for sponsors that do not fulfill their prizes. Companies and bloggers, if you would like to participate in group giveaway events like this one, sign up to be emailed about future events hosted by Review Wire Media.

Blessings,
Sara Sherrell
Rockin’ Oily Momma

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Into the Word

Isn’t it funny how persistent God can be when He is trying to tell you something. Especially when you keep ignoring what He says, putting it off saying that you don’t have time for that.

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You see lately I have been praying a great deal over my Young Living business. Our financial state is a mess, and I know that Young Living can be a great means of financial abundance. As of right now, I am praying that the Lord will lead me to the rank of Royal Crown Diamond. I am certain that I can’t do it without His divine intercession, but Royal Crown Diamond rank will allow me to get my family out of this financial mess, to provide well, to pursue other long-term goals, and to be in a better position to help others when I see a need.

The Holy Spirit has convicted me heavily lately about my lack of time in my Bible. I have tried to read the Bible cover to cover three or four times now. I managed to make it well into the New Testament the most recent time before I became “too busy” to read the word daily.

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The things I was busy with were important. There were beneficial. I was reading management and business related books. I was reading about Young Living and Essential Oils. I was listening to conference calls and podcasts. I listened to podcasts from my favorite preachers, to business leaders, to social media gurus, and to MLM (multi-livel marketing) superstars. I was excited, and I was learning. I also wasn’t making any money. I was also neglecting God and my family.

 

So day after day after day the Holy Spirit would turn my glance toward my Bible and tell me, “That is what you need, Sara.” Over and over I let other things fill my days, saying that I didn’t have time. Things started to become much more persistent as I heard the Spirit tell me “You won’t make it if you don’t spend time in the word.” It still took a few minutes for me to finally obey and pick up my Bible and start over in Genesis.

Don’t get me wrong, I am not only in the Bible for what I can get me, or to make money in my Young Living business. I finally listened to Him because I remember the way I felt when I was reading daily. I felt a sense of peace, a sense of joy even, in my time in the word. The time spend reading the word, and learning new things, seeing things for the first time, made my faith stronger, and made me stronger in a time that was really quite painful.

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Let me tell you one thing that has really stuck with me within my first couple days on the path I should have always been on. There is the story of Joseph. He is sold into slavery by his own family, but the Lord slowly promotes him to a position of great power, and in the end, he is able to save all of his family, God’s chosen people from death in a famine.

What strikes me in his story though is his humility through everything. His constant insistence that his gifts are not from him, they are from God. When he is asked to interpret dreams, he says that he can’t: God can. So God reveals the meanings and Joseph is able to give people the answers they seek. Throughout the whole story of Joseph, you see him attributing his skills, his abilities, and even his power to God. It is not him, it is God.

 

I pray that as I grow in my Young Living business, that I always remember that it is my God who has blessed me, that I cannot do anything without His hand. I also pray that I will be a good steward with my blessings. With more money comes more responsibility to spend wisely. I most certainly will need His wisdom as those days come.

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Blessings,
Sara Sherrell
Rockin’ Oily Momma

 

 

 

Living in Balance

There seems to be much discussion on balance these days. Many of us struggle to find balance between work and family, balance between healthy and overboard, balance between spending and saving etc.

That is why I am so excited about the new Oola kit that was unveiled at convention this year. This kit includes 7 different oils to help balance 7 different areas of life. These are in no particular order, just in the order that they came into my head: Fun, Family, Faith, Fitness, Finance, Field, and Friends.

I most certainly need help in the area of Fun!! I can’t count the number of times within the last weeks or months that I have told Robbie that I don’t have time for fun! Between working full-time, trying to run and grow a business, and raising a family, I don’t make time to have fun. I work then get distracted with things like facebook. Facebook is a distraction, but not actual fun. I need to improve on this one!

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Family has been rather neglected as I have worked to grow my Young Living business. I need to wear this so that I can keep family time all about family instead of glancing at my phone to see if there are business items to be attended to or an improvement in different statistics that I track.

Faith is one that I could improve upon as well. I am a Christian wife and mom, but because of my work hours, I am unable to attend church on Sundays. I listen to podcasts, but I would love to be able to attend regularly again as the praise and worship time before church is my favorite part, and there is nothing better than a good sermon!

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Fitness is an area that has a large area that I could improve upon as well. I have not spent much time on fitness as I am worried my milk supply will dry up. I do want to stay healthy though, and looking attractive to my husband is a nice benefit as well!

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Finance is one that will likely be in daily use for me! I have a very bad habit of blowing money. My biggest weaknesses are food and cloth diapers! I need to put far more effort into making money, and a lot less into spending what is not available to spend.

Field is all about jobs. It is always wise to improve upon skills and knowledge in order to keep yourself in demand and on top of your game.

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I need to improve upon the Friends area also. My poor friends have not seen me much since my son was born. Sure they can see pics on facebook, but that really is not enough to support and maintain a relationship! I need more balance in my life and friendships.

It truly is all about balance, and all of these 7 areas are important for a healthy, happy, fulfilled life. It can be a real struggle to find balance, or at least it is for me. I can’t wait to get this kit, and I hope you will give it a try. Let me know which areas you hope to gain balance in most.

Note that this kit is not available from Young Living just yet. Praying it is very soon!

Blessings,
Sara Sherrell
Rockin’ Oily Momma

 

Childlike Belief

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

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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!

Invest In Yourself

Everyone loves a rags to riches story. It is fun to cheer on the underdog, and to see that person win in the end. We all want to see the loser win, the poor become successful, and the guy get the girl.

What if you could write your own such story? That, to me, is part of the beauty of Young Living! You can write your own story, you can change your life; you can change your destiny. You can create your own transformation!

I am not simply talking about money here. While you can certainly make money with Young Living, your personal growth will be astounding.

In order to be successful in Young Living, and in life in general, one must be committed to personal growth. This takes a considerable amount of time and effort that frankly, most are not willing to commit to. There is a considerable investment in time for reading, and going to classes and conferences. It takes effort to learn about marketing, about building a business.

This investment in time and money can be overwhelming at times, but pays big dividends in the end. The person you are 5 years after you started is a far different person than the person who started. The person you greet in the mirror after five years of personal development and relationship development is far more confident, wiser, business and tech savvy than she was previously. It is an amazing journey that I am excited to be a part of.

There are so many great books to read. The ones I am reading now include the Essential Oil Desk Reference, and The Four Year Career. Both are important books to read when growing your Young Living business.

There are a wealth of webinars that have been recorded from many Young Living leaders, all designed to be teaching tools to help you and me grow our organizations. Yearly Young Living has a large convention, open to all members; Young Living invests in you, they have amazingly inspirational speakers and product information. The resources for growth are endless!

Yes, there is a significant investment, but the end result is well worth the effort. It is all about deciding that YOU are worth it. Won’t you join me? Let’s grow together! We can write our own success stories together!

Blessings,
Sara Sherrell
Rockin’ Oily Momma

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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