So much of our lives revolve around community. It’s what supports us, encourages us, and empowers us. It’s the fuel a huge part of the Church, sports, education, even social media & blogging. We get inspired to try new ideas, grow in our character, take risks, and adventure into the unknown! Why? Because we become what we surround ourselves with. Negativity, positivity, joy, grief, honesty, deceit… what and who we expose ourselves to ultimately impacts who we become.
Today I want to dig into why a community is so essential to living a healthy lifestyle, switching to Young Living, and natural alternatives in general that aren’t so mainstream.
Health is a Hard Decision
It isn’t easy to realize that what your culture is telling you is a lie. It isn’t easy to say no to what our parents & grandparents were sold on decades ago. The truth is sometimes really, really hard. We have to learn to embrace it in-spite of our culture.
And it is so worth it.
Hard decisions shape the world. Going against the grain, eventually, directs where the grain is going. Making the decision to say NO to toxins, and YES to nature affects more than just you. You have suddenly become one more person who’s not handing their money over to the big-box chemical companies. It makes a difference.
So, you made the choice. You said no. You start the switch… and suddenly you realize just how much you miss your old lifestyle. Little temptations come up… your Facebook feed, that coffee shop pastry section, your favorite candle store that you were addicted to… It’s tough. You are going through growing pains.
But, there is one thing that can make all the difference, help those growing pains become a bit more comfortable, and those temptations that much easier to resist. Want to know what that thing is? Community.
Surround Yourself with Friends
You know what I said above about the people you surround yourself with, impacting your life? Same applies here. The #1 thing that I have gained since switching to Young Living, outside of better health, is the community. A safe place where I can relate to fellow Oilers, read testimonials, and ask for prayer & wisdom. It’s a priceless gift that I didn’t even realize I needed until I started to use it.
You don’t get community by buying oils at the health store. When you’re frustrated & discouraged about your store-bought supplements, you don’t get a battalion of people behind you encouraging you. You don’t have a specific person dedicated to answering your questions and helping you get educated on how to use health products that you don’t understand.
You just have you, and a smattering of general blog posts to answer specific questions.
It’s lonely and uncertain. And most of the time, you let the oils, the supplements, those POWERFUL tools from God’s own fingertips, sit on the shelves, unopened.
This is why Young Living is an MLM: it’s structured so that you are in a team. The role of that team is to help. Upline, crossline, downline, we’re all on this health journey together! It’s an incredibly beautiful, biblical structure that opens you up to new friends across the globe. I can’t even begin to describe how priceless this is. You just have to experience it for yourself!
This is why Jessica and I do Young Living. This is why we joined an MLM! We got so much more than just a kit in the mail. We have made many new friends, and are building lasting relationships with like-minded people. Because we have been so blessed, we want to empower others, like you, to discover the gift & community that is Young Living Essential Oils!
We know that some people join Young Living just to make some money, and they don’t understand how and why they need to support those who sign on under them. The B.Well Team is all about support & education. We’re oil & health fanatics, and we want to share our knowledge with YOU! We want to help equip you so that you become your own oil & health fanatic. It’s a priceless journey that begins with a small investment. The day our family made that investment was the day our lives were changed forever.
Community & Support
So what does “Community” look like? Facebook groups to discuss a whole plethora of topics (Young Living oil & product usage, events & promos, even business building!), team meetings, live videos, in-person events & classes, and conventions. Everyone from experts, newbies, former doctors & pharmacists, stay-at-home moms, family teams, and entrepreneurial youth make up the Young Living community. There are something and someone for everybody’s specific journey!
How about “Support”? Direct access to Jessica & I to answer any and every question that relates to Young Living & your journey with their products. You also get check-ins from us to see how you are doing with your purchases, etc. We certainly don’t know it all, but we are more than eager to share & equip you with books & educational resources that have helped us!
A Different Side of Young Living
I hope that you’ve enjoyed taking a peek at a side of Young Living that isn’t discussed as often. It’s all too easy to get so caught up in product, that we forget about the people who are using them. Joining Young Living on the B.Well Team doesn’t just mean a kit purchase. It means you get the key to a whole world of priceless community & support! I will never forget hearing our Founder, D. Gary Young, explain about why they made Young Living an MLM/Direct Sales Company. Here’s my synopsis of what he said:
If they sold essential oils in a health store, they would never be able to equip the managers or employees with the tools & knowledge, let alone the passion, to share about the incredible qualities & uses of them. It takes individuals with heart & passion to learn the truth about essential oils, and share it with others.
This vision is what built the resilient, blessed empire that is Young Living. Passionate, loving, caring people with a desire to share, coming together to encourage & uplift. Community. It’s essential.
How essential is community to you?
xo, Charlotte B.
By the Way...
We aren’t doctors or health experts. We just have a passion for wellness, and educating others on how to maintain it through the goodness of essential oils. Please know that any information provided on the B.Well website is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to prescribe, diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, nor replace current medical treatment or drugs prescribed by your healthcare professional. The statements made have not been evaluated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It is your responsibility to educate yourself and address any health or medical needs you may have with your physician. Please seek professional help when needed.