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LIVE YOUR DREAM…. June 23-27, 2014

GET READY:      Following are some tips from a veteran conference-goer, whom is also my lovely friend, and upline PLATINUM Heather Brock.  She didn’t get where she is by being a slacker…..

TIPS for Convention and Farm day:


We are not there to shop, tour Salt Lake City, sleep, or eat…..

(However, at least SOME of those things are necessary……)

We ARE there to learn and mold ourselves into what it takes to share the oils we love and become what we need to achieve …..


Attend the sessions and don’t be tempted to stay in the Expo room smelling…..attend every session to help you build your check and you can OWN everything YL has to offer one day! 

-Attend the whole of Farm day!

Last year they had a giant tent sale in the am so bring cash for that should they do it again. They had t-shirts, bags, older promo items etc. Be sure to bring sun-block, water, cash, an extra charger for your phone (WELL worth the money!), a blanket, hat, backpack and a sweatshirt to put on as the sun goes down.

-There are not many eateries within walking distance of the Salt Palace so I highly suggest you bring easy snacks in your tote, purse or backpack. They will have the Young Living Cafe and last year there were plenty of healthy(ish) options from smoothies to pasta and salads.

-Dress in COMFY shoes (lots of walking as the Salt Palace is huge) and bring a cardigan or something to cover up if the rooms get chilly from the AC.

– Be in line EARLY for the opening sessions!

The break-out sessions are not as big a deal in terms of lines and seating. They said they will not allow seat saving so just grab a friend’s hand and go. Don’t attempt to keep together a group of 5 or 6.

-Be prepared to pay 10 dollars (about) a day in parking at the Salt Palace and parking garages near there. If you are carpooling be mindful to pitch in MORE if it is not your car. Honor the person putting wear and tear on their car, same goes for gas.

Participate in the tweeting and social media contests. I won a 15ml Peppermint last year, Carrie won an Everyday Oils set!

Mix up your class choices between product knowledge and business building. —If you have NO idea what to pick take your schedule and a pen to one of us (leaders who’ve been a few times) and we can give you some input.

Cheer on your downline!  —If you have downline members going make sure to connect with them and encourage them to soak it up!

Don’t be tempted to buy what you cannot afford. Do the math. For those of us at 20% ER points most of the product purchases may not be worth buying there. Unless it is a special convention offer, books where shipping would be a fortune etc, try not to break the bank just because it is EXCITING to be there.

Always do the math…”If I waited to buy this how much would I pay in the end?”

-That being said, come with some mad money.

-Stay positive, even if you get tired. When it is over you’ll wish you could rewind time!

-Watch the Diamonds and above, their dust trail is the path we follow.

-Watch your tongue. I am working on this one myself! Be mindful of the energy you bring to your room mates, class mates and our teams.

-Pray to right your heart about where you should be, what is possible and who you need to be to get EVERY second’s worth. You’ll be glad you did!

I probably forgot ten thousand things…. but this will get you started.

Heather Brock  (my most lovely friend, and upline PLATINUM!!!)


Some additional notes:

I found it incredibly hard to stay hydrated.  Dryness abounds there, so think…hydrate your body, your skin, your lips.  I wore Invisalign braces last year and they STUCK to the inside of my lips.  I could not DRINK enough water!  DONE WITH BRACES NOW!!  HALLALEUJAH!!!!  but I will still work hard to stay hydrated.

CAMERA… I regretted not taking my nice camera last year, and will be taking it this year.

BRING EXTRA SET OF CLOTHING IN YOUR CARRY-ON if you are flying, along with your toiletries/make-up….. last year my luggage was lost and I didn’t get it for a few DAYS… had to beg/borrow/steal…. just kidding, didn’t steal anything.  Did have to borrow and buy new though.

Be READY to learn, to be amazed, to laugh, to cry, to make new friends and build deeper friendships, to see your 2-dimentional Facebook faces turn into real live people.  Remember life is RELATIONSHIPS!!!

Hopefully you will find yourself more & more enthralled with the OILS and with the possibilities that Young Living can and does provide…..


If you see me there… PLEASE say “hi” and tell me you read my blog!  It will mean a LOT to me!!

Don’t forget……..”LIVE YOUR DREAM”……

 3 John 2  “Beloved, I pray that in all respects you may PROSPER and be in GOOD HEALTH, just as your SOUL PROSPERS.”

The “Before and After Girls”

What started out as just a random comment, led to a MEME which had 545 views in the first hour, and another 100 in the next 20 minutes.  There were comments like, “That is IT, I’m buying my ticket today!”

It has now (July 24th, 2013) been viewed by 4, 526 people and shared 59 Times, liked 68+ times on my AHeartforOils facebook page.  That’s a LOT of people and that’s my highest shared MEME/post so far 🙂

Before and After screenshot

While we were AT convention I had uploaded a few shots from my phone onto my facebook page and someone randomly commented how much younger (SHE) looked.  I thought….hummmm WHICH SHE??  We had some nice back & forth comments and that was that.  When I got home, I was looking through the pics and loading them from the phone onto my computer and just on a whim put some before/after shots of us together on a MEME.  I was actually pretty surprised myself at how much younger with BOTH looked in my own opinion.  She really did NOT want me to use it, and only allowed me to show it to a few people in a private group.  Everyone seemed astounded and so I BEGGED her, please, pretty please????… “YOU LOOK BEAUTIFUL!!!”  She finally relented and let me use it.

BEFORE and after Convention

What do you think?  Can you see the difference?

As a before/after “behind the scenes” for you…. I had just had an EXTREMELY stressful situation in my birth work right before leaving for convention.  It has the capacity to completely shut down my helping women inside of a particular hospital.  I just could not even deal with it before I left.  I tried to shake it off and went to the airport ready to absorb all manner of oily goodness.

Almost as soon as I got to the gate they announced a flight delay of an hour, which then went to two hours, then four and eventually like seven hours (I’m not exactly sure how long, I blocked that part of the memory!)  Many people on my original flight were rescheduled to the following day.  There was apparently a bad storm in Dallas, the city I was traveling through for a connection.  I did eventually get there that day, but because of several changes which included a change of airlines TWICE…you guessed it, my luggage did NOT arrive with me.  It was lost and I didn’t get it until the 3rd day there.  We had to go to a department store so I could purchase some personal care items and something to wear (after I borrowed one of my friend’s clothing for one of the days).

So when you see me in the first shot (the dark-haired one) I still had no luggage and was barely over the flight delays/emotional baggage.  

Then there was my friend, Carla, my midwifery mentor and very dear friend.  She did NOT want to come to convention even a little bit.  Her daughter, however, having attended the prior year was bound and determined that she WAS going.  She consorted together with another friend and they pretty much brought her practically kicking and screaming.  She was a few short weeks away from hostessing an enormous Birth conference, Trust Birth 2013, and felt guilty about NOT being home working on it, and promoting it.  Her list of excuses included:

  • Money
  • Time
  • Work
  • Guilt
  • Guilt
  • Guilt
  • A little more GUILT

My friends both “got skills” though and somehow corralled her into the car.  Now Carla says, “I did not want to go, nor did I think I had “time”.  I have already registered for next year and you could not KEEP me away.  I learned so much and was immersed in a very obvious quest for HEALTH.  I am incredibly impressed with the high standards and quality control of Young Living Essential Oils.”

The things we did during conference that I believe made the difference:

  • Immersed ourselves in sampling many different essential oils
  • Listening closely to the speakers and determined to LEARN
  • Tons & Ones of NingXia Red
  • Loads of Oxytocin from being with people we love
  • Belly laughter that turned to tears
  • Tears that turned to hugs
  • Lots of good food
  • A little bit of singing with Diamond Rio never hurt anybody!!

Here I am with Heather, Carla’s daughter, the one responsible for both of us being there really.  She is my direct upline and a delight…

and can I just say… “she gets THINGZ done”……

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So what about you?  Convention 2014?  Do you have tickets yet?