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Even the Impossible Can Become Possible

Posted on February 23rd, 2015 | 4 comments

hen James James Lawrence - Young Living Brand AmbassadorLawrence was 28 years old, his wife, Sunny, challenged him to run a four-mile “fun” run. He struggled to even finish. Confident that her husband could do better, Sunny then signed James up for a full marathon. This time he was determined to make a better showing, and his career as an endurance athlete was born.

 

James Lawrence - Young Living Brand AmbassadorNicknamed the Iron Cowboy for the cowboy hats his kids pick out for him each race, James’ accomplishments are impressive: world record holder for most half Ironman-distance races in one year with 22; world recorder holder for most Ironman-distance races in one year with 30; avid fundraiser and spokesperson for Quiet Way, a charitable foundation; Young Living brand ambassador; and loving husband and father of five.

 

But James is not stopping there. This summer the Iron Cowboy plans to saddle up for his latest seemingly impossible goal: 50 Ironman courses, in 50 states, in 50 days. What lifts him to such great heights? If you listen to James long enough, you’ll hear him use the word “conviction” a lot.

James Lawrence - Young Living Brand Ambassador

 

“I try to teach my kids that no goal is too big and that with enough conviction, even the impossible can become possible,” he says. “Somebody recently asked me if there is a plan B for 50-50-50. I was shocked! My mind just doesn’t work that way. The goal is 50-50-50. There is no plan B. You just have to have so much conviction that nothing will distract you from your goals. If your conviction is real, nothing can get in your way.”

 

James also knows that all the conviction in the world can’t help you if you don’t treat your body right, so he’s been using Young Living products since 1994. On a daily basis, James uses a variety of products such as NingXia Red®, Inner Defense, and Ortho Sport®. During long training sessions or races, James supplements his nutrition with products such as Balance Complete, Pure Protein Complete, NingXia Nitro, and Slique Bars.

 

“Young Living products are a permanent part of my training, competing, and my family life,” says James.

 

We wish James the best as he makes the impossible possible during his quest for 50-50-50 this summer! Check out his website, where you can follow him during his journey.

 

How do you plan to put the Iron Cowboy’s tips to use in your fitness journey? Tell us about it in the comments!

Get to Know Young Living’s Newest (and Youngest) Royal Crown Diamond

Posted on January 9th, 2015 | 28 comments

Adam Green - Young Living Essential Oils Royal Crown DiamondCanada-based Adam Green is a record breaker. Adam recently achieved Young Living’s highest and most honored rank—Royal Crown Diamond—and, at just 25, is the youngest member in Young Living’s 20-year history to achieve this status. He’s part of a 30,000 member-strong organization called “The Green Team.” This NingXia Red® daily-doser said he owes a lot to Young Living, including paying off his house and meeting his wife, Vanessa, at a Young Living event.

 

We talked with Adam about his favorite products and usage tips, how he sparks conversations about Young Living, the best part of his job, and his advice to aspiring Royal Crown Diamonds.

 

YL: What got you involved with Young Living?

Adam: My mother has been a Young Living member since 2000, and I’ve been using the products ever since. She was my sponsor when I became a member myself. In late 2011, I quit my job as a personal trainer to focus more on building my Young Living business. At the time of the 2012 International Grand Convention, I’d been a slow-moving Silver for three years, but then a presentation by Bob Proctor put a fire in my belly. I told everyone that I wouldn’t be coming back until I wasn’t a Silver anymore. I collected neck lanyards for Gold, Platinum, Diamond, and Crown Diamond and took them back to home. I wrote specific dates on goal cards for each rank and hung the lanyards up on my wall to remind me constantly of my goals. I returned to the convention the next year as a Diamond, advancing three ranks in 11 months!

 

YL: What do you think helped you rise in rank so quickly?

Adam: It was a combination of changing my mindset and becoming self-motivated. Successfully achieving this rank is completely a team effort—it would be impossible otherwise. Because of that, it’s about what everyone can do together. It’s how we can duplicate leadership. For one, our team shifted to more home gatherings for intro events, as opposed to hotel events, and we grew exponentially. I am proud of my team that has grown with me.

 

Adam Green Team - Young Living

YL: What’s next now that you’re a Royal Crown Diamond?

Adam: My focus will still be on empowering leaders and the team as much as possible. I’ll keep leading by example and work to provide a great example for the team to follow. The speed of the leader sets the pace for the team!

 

YL: What’s the best part of what you do?

Adam: I enjoy having the freedom to control my own life and my schedule. The best part is that my success isn’t just about me—it’s based on helping others achieve and become successful. The only way you can succeed and earn with Young Living is to help other people with their physical and financial health.

 

Adam Green - Young Living Royal Crown Diamond

YL: What are your biggest learning takeaways since joining Young Living?

Adam: I’ve learned that it’s important to keep things simple and to not be the expert at the front of the room at introduction events.  I sought out top leaders in our profession; there is so much value in finding people who have achieved what you want to achieve and modelling them. Duplication is the foundation for success in our business.

 

YL: Which products are your favorites?

Adam: I love NingXia Red and NingXia Nitro™ and drink them daily. I think one reason why I’ve been so healthy is because I’ve used supplements my entire life. A few of my favorites are OmegaGize³™, Sulfurzyme®, and Super B™. Deep Relief™ is my personal favorite. I’ve used it many times to introduce people to Young Living. I hoard Valor®, too. It smells so good! I’ve spent a lot of time speaking in public, and it has been a big help.

 

YL: Any tried-and-true usage tips you’d like to share?

Adam: I use Thieves® Household Cleaner for all my cleaning. It’s the most versatile household product and the only cleaner we use. I use oils no matter where I go, since wearing them helps generate curiosity and conversations with people. I even put Abundance™ on my checks, and bank tellers ask me about the smell. We’re lucky that our business is an aromatic company, while other companies offer products that don’t spark conversations so easily.

 

YL: What’s your best business advice for aspiring Royal Crown Diamonds?

Adam: It takes a concerted effort. Develop your team and leaders—they are the true commodity in your business.  Find mentors, ditch the ego, be teachable and coachable, go in with a student’s mindset, and learn the skills you need. Even though you can start a Young Living business for $150, as opposed to spending $120,000 at school to learn business or marketing, you still need to treat it like a serious business. If you treat it like a hobby, you’ll get paid like it’s a hobby.

 

YL: What are you most excited for in Young Living’s future?

Adam: I love that we’re a growing, stable company with a great leadership team at corporate and in the field. Young Living really is a unique opportunity since we’re about creating success for other people and not just ourselves.

 

Congratulations to Adam for a stellar effort! Good luck from all of us!

 

For more information on Adam, please visit his website or Facebook page.

 

 

Check Out the NingXia Red Chrome Collection!

Posted on November 14th, 2014 | 390 comments

As we wrap up our 20th year of groundbreaking success, Young Living, the World Leader in Essential Oils®, is celebrating with a limited commemorative edition of one of our most popular products, NingXia Red®! Here’s a closer look at the amazing NingXia Red Chrome Collection.

 

NingXia Red Chrome CollectionNingXia Red Bottle

The highlight of this collection is a special bottle of NingXia Red (750 ml). Through a unique process, this collectible glass bottle has a sleek, chrome-like finish. It’s perfect for displaying in your home or at Young Living meetings, even after you finish the delicious, essential oil-infused NingXia Red inside.

 

Carrying Case

This versatile carrying case not only protects NingXia Red, essential oils, and shot glasses on the go, but it also makes an excellent display case for your exclusive chrome bottle. With a plush interior, 20th anniversary commemorative plaque, and custom Seed to Seal® zipper, this classic piece will last for years to come.

 

Red Shot Essential Oil Blend

Formulated by D. Gary Young, Red Shot is exclusive to the Chrome Collection. The exotic taste of Tangerine, paired with the mild sweetness of Cassia essential oil, provide the perfect complement to the berry top notes of NingXia Red. This blend is exclusive to the NingXia Red Chrome Collection, so don’t miss your opportunity to try it with your NingXia Red.

 

NingXia Red Chrome CollectionPeppermint Essential Oil

We’ve also included a 15-ml bottle of Peppermint essential oil with a limited edition chrome label. Use it to add a refreshing twist to your daily serving of NingXia Red or to liven up a glass of water.

 

Shot Glasses

Both functional and decorative, these two NingXia Red shot glasses are the perfect way to drink your daily serving of NingXia Red.

 

NingXia Red Chrome Case 20th AnniversaryNot only does this collection commemorate one of our flagship products and 20 years of pioneering the industry, but it also delivers excellent value. A single, standard glass bottle of NingXia Red, the Red Shot blend, and Peppermint essential oil would cost more wholesale than this entire collection. With the carrying case and shot glasses included, this limited-supply collection is valued at over $100 but is available for only $67.75 wholesale!

 

As part of our 20th anniversary celebration, we are giving away 10 NingXia Red Chrome Collections! All you have to do is share this post on social media and leave a comment on the blog telling us why you would love to win this collection. Winners will be posted here on Wednesday, November 19. Good luck!

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UPDATE

Congratulations to our NingXia Red Chrome Collection winners!

  • Teresa C.
  • Cynthia F.
  • Karen K.M.
  • Tansey H.L.
  • Trisha S.
  • Carmen T.
  • Natalia M.
  • Alexandra K.D.
  • Erin K.
  • Andrea T.

Winners will be contacted by email. Thanks to everyone who entered!

 

—Blair Lloyd, Young Living International and Portfolio Brand Associate

Keep Your Defenses Strong with Young Living Products!

Posted on October 13th, 2014 | 5 comments

Warm sweaters and football games mark a change of season to autumn, causing many to worry about their immune systems. But there are many things we can do to help support our immune system, no matter the season.

 

In addition to getting enough sleep and eating healthy, here are spotlights on a few supplements that may support a healthy immune function and overall wellness for you and your family.*

 

Inner Defense

Inner Defense is specially formulated with ingredients like Thieves® essential oil blend and Oregano essential oil to support a healthy immune system.*

 

Life 5

Made from a proprietary blend of five beneficial bacteria and delivered in a delayed-release capsule, Life 5 is a high-potency, 10-billion culture probiotic. Nearly 80 percent of the immune system is located in the gut, and Life 5 probiotic is excellent for  supporting a natural digestive system and a healthy immune system.*

 

Super C

Because our bodies cannot manufacture vitamin C, consuming this crucial vitamin through diet is essential. Super C is a delicious vitamin C supplement fortified with rutin, citrus bioflavonoids, and minerals to enhance the absorption of the vitamin C. Super C is conveniently available in both chewable and tablet form.

 

ImmuPro

ImmuPro is a flavored chewable supplement that provides the natural immunity-supporting benefits of Ningxia wolfberry and reishi and maitake mushrooms.* This supplement is also enhanced with calcium, zinc, selenium, and copper, all needed for supporting a proper immune function.*

 

NingXia Red

NingXia Red® is a whole-body nutrient infusion packed with ingredients specifically chosen for their wellness-supporting benefits. In addition to the legendary Ningxia wolfberries, blueberry, aronia, cherry, pomegranate, and plum juices introduce additional carotenoids and phytonutrients. A blend of Orange, Yuzu, Lemon, and Tangerine essential oils also adds premium, natural flavoring.

 

—Blair Lloyd, Young Living International and Portfolio Brand Associate

 

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

 

Favorite NingXia Red “Shots” from Convention

Posted on August 25th, 2014 | 2 comments

Young Living - Club Red BarThis year’s Convention Lifestyle Expo included a NingXia Red® bar called “Club Red,” where we offered customized shots of NingXia Red, NingXia Nitro™, and Young Living essential oils. The exhilarating atmosphere left an impression on everyone! For those of you who weren’t able to attend, here are some of this year’s most requested NingXia Red shots from our Club Red “bartenders.”

 

“Cimply” Smooth—Ryan Seely, Young Living Associate Product Marketing Manager

My most popular shot was called “Cimply Smooth” (pronounced “simply smooth,” a play on the citrusy contents). I love the flavor of Lime essential oil, and it pairs so nicely with Tangerine to elevate the already delicious NingXia Red flavor. When combined with Frankincense, these pure essential oils awaken the mind!

 

Cimply Smooth

1 oz. NingXia Red

2 drops Tangerine essential oil

2 drops Lime essential oil

1 drop Sacred Frankincense essential oil

 

Dreamsicle—P. J. Carver, Young Living Senior Global Inventory Planner

What better way to Live Your Dream (our Convention theme) than with the Dreamsicle! The smooth and delicious citrus taste was not only great on the palate, but it was refreshing for those who had been at the Convention all day. People were lined up to experience this shot, and who can blame them?

Dreamsicle

1 oz. NingXia Red

1 drop Sacred Frankincense essential oil

1 drop Orange essential oil

1 drop Lime essential oil

1 drop Tangerine essential oil

1 drop Copaiba essential oil

1 drop Citrus Fresh essential oil

1 drop Lemon essential oil

 

Atomic Fireball—Aslyn Burkholder, Young Living Outbound Projects Liaison

This year my shot was called was the Atomic Fireball. I chose this combination because Cinnamon Bark is one of my favorite essential oils and gives the NingXia Red an extra zing. Plus, we all need a little cinnamon to spice up our life!

 

Atomic Fireball

1 oz. NingXia Red

2 drops Cinnamon Bark essential oil

1 drop Ocotea essential oil

Mind Blaster—Lisa Morris, Young Living Help Desk Technician

Two years running, the Mind Blaster has been a crowd favorite. The citrus oils uplift, while the Frankincense gives a smooth prelude to the spice of cinnamon bark. It’s sure to blast your mind!

 

Young Living Club Red BarMind Blaster

1 oz. NingXia Red

1 drop Lime essential oil

1 drop Peppermint essential oil

1 drop Citrus Fresh essential oil

1 drop Frankincense essential oil

1 drop Cinnamon Bark essential oil (on top)

 

Hot Flash—Robert Donakey, Young Living Sales Support Tier 2

My signature shot is called Hot Flash! It’s inspired by products I use after playing basketball. I like the mixture of spicy cinnamon and refreshing peppermint.

 

Hot Flash

1 oz. NingXia Red

2 drops Cinnamon Bark essential oil

2 drops Peppermint essential oil

 

The combinations and benefits of Ningxia Red and essential oils are nearly endless! Comment below and share with us your favorite Ningxia Red “shot.”

 

—Blair Lloyd, Young Living International and Portfolio Brand Associate

Celebrating 20 Years of Product Innovation

Posted on July 7th, 2014 | 2 comments

Complacency isn’t one of D. Gary Young’s strong suits. He’s never satisfied if he thinks there are better ways to make, use, and share Young Living’s unique products. That drive for perfection is why our product innovation is unmatched in the industry.

At the 2014 International Grand Convention, we announced brand-new products such as Build Your Dream and AromaEase essential oil blends, the AromaLux Atomizing Diffuser, and many more. We work hard to offer the best products available, and this year’s crop is the latest result from this quest for perfection.

Innovation has been a hallmark of Young Living products for 20 years now, and some of our most popular products have evolved over time as we’ve found new ways to create, envision, and develop them. Take for example our antioxidant superfruit drink, NingXia Red®. Did you know it was originally called Berry Young Juice? And what is it about Thieves® essential oil blend that led to the extensive Thieves line of products?

Learn about the evolution of these popular products on our anniversary page. Click here to read more!

What are some notable Young Living product innovations that you’ve seen? Comment and share your favorites here!

Product Spotlight: Longevity Softgels

Posted on April 11th, 2014 | 2 comments

Longevity was formulated by D. Gary Young as Young Living’s solution to natural, powerful antioxidant support. Simply put, antioxidants are molecules that inhibit the oxidation of other molecules. Oxidation—a natural process by which cells are damaged after interacting with oxygen—can be easily explained through the results of an elementary school science project involving apple slices. Take two apples, slice one into quarters, and leave the other whole. Now sit back and watch. The sliced apple will start to turn brown after 10-15 minutes, while the uncut apple will stay fresh for days, if not weeks. Why did the sliced apple turn brown? Once the unprotected apple cells came in contact with oxygen, oxidation began.

Cells can become damaged through the oxidation process, resulting in free radicals that have the potential to wreak havoc in the body. Although they do occur naturally in the body, free radicals can be increased through a myriad of sources, including diet, water, pollution, smoking, and excessive intake of alcohol. Antioxidants are nature’s way of neutralizing free radicals and oxidation.

Longevity’s proprietary blend of fat-soluble antioxidants contains the following pure essential oils:

  • Clove—one of nature’s strongest antioxidants
  • Thyme—rich in thymol; supports overall immune health*
  • Orange—rich in d-limonene, a powerful antioxidant
  • Frankincense—supports normal immune health*

This powerful blend should be taken daily to support the body’s systems and help offset the damaging effects of poor diet and environmental stressors. Individuals interested in additional antioxidant support should also consider adding NingXia Red®, Slique™ Tea, and OmegaGize3™.

We would love to hear from you! Leave a comment telling us which Young Living products you like to use with Longevity softgels.

—Ryan Seely, Associate Product Marketing Manager

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease.

The Perfect Pair—NingXia Red and NingXia Nitro

Posted on April 9th, 2014 | 186 comments

In today’s fast-paced world, everyone is looking for ways to gain an edge in their productivity and overall energy levels. This desire has contributed to an explosion in the energy drink market—a market that has become a $27 billion-per-year industry. With so much money on the line, many companies take the quick and easy route by slapping energy drink labels on simple combinations that contain copious amounts of caffeine, sugar, and other dangerous ingredients. These companies ignore the major underlying factors in low energy and proper nutrition!

This approach has garnered a rise in regulatory scrutiny, an increase in research, and the uncovering of energy drink-related health risks. Research on the ill effects of many of these energy drinks is published almost monthly; however, it appears to have little effect on the public. Sales continue to soar, while ER visits drastically increase.

So what can we do? Let’s look at a couple of natural solutions to the energy dilemma:

NingXia Red® combines the extraordinary wolfberry superfruit with pure essential oils (Orange, Yuzu, Lemon, and Tangerine) in a powerful whole-body nutrient infusion. When taken daily NingXia Red replenishes energy levels and supports overall nutrition.

NingXia Nitro™ blends pure essential oils (Peppermint, Spearmint, Black Pepper, and Nutmeg) with naturally powerful ingredients such as d-ribose, green tea extract, and B vitamins. These ingredients, in addition to a Nitro blend of vanilla, chocolate, wolfberry seed, and yerba mate, provide a lift to one’s mental clarity and focus, while also providing a surge of energy. Designed to be taken when a boost is needed and with less caffeine than a cup of coffee, Nitro is a perfect option for on-the-go use.

These synergistic products are designed to be the healthy answer to the energy question. To help you get started on your journey to improved energy, we are going to give away two NingXia Red/Nitro product packs (over $100 value) to two random individuals who leave a comment on this blog post.

— Ryan Seely, Associate Product Marketing Manager

Fall in Love With Your Heart

Posted on February 12th, 2014 | no comments

Valentine’s Day: the season of roses, love notes, and cupid’s arrows. During this time when we focus on strengthening our bonds with loved ones, may I suggest we look inside to strengthen our hearts? According to the American Heart Association (AHA), a healthy lifestyle and diet are your best weapons for fighting cardiovascular disease and supporting overall heart health. Some basic recommendations for accomplishing these goals include:

Healthy Lifestyle

  1. Exercise regularly—Thirty minutes of moderate daily physical activity should be our goal. Regular physical activity improves cardiovascular risk factors.
  2. Maintain a healthy weight—The AHA suggests a body mass index (BMI) of 18–25.
  3. Avoid smoking— Due to overwhelming evidence for the adverse effects on cardiovascular health, the AHA strongly and unequivocally endorses efforts to eliminate the use of tobacco products and minimize exposure to second-hand smoke.

Healthy Diet

  1. Balance caloric intake—A general rule for accomplishing this is to expend as many calories as you ingest.
  2. Eat smaller portions—The typical U.S. portion size has increased dramatically over the past 30 years; keep this in mind when preparing or ordering meals.
  3. Read the Nutrition Facts panel—Proper education can help you focus on eating nutrient-dense foods.
  4. Incorporate omega-3s—A 2008 study showed a reduction in cardiovascular events by 19–45 percent in individuals who consumed regular amounts of omega-3 fatty acids. It went on to suggest that individuals should consume at least 500 mg per day of combined docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA).

I would like to suggest a few Young Living products that may help you in your goals to support your heart health:

  • OmegaGize3 delivers DHA and EPA, Kaneka CoQ10™, and vitamin D.
  • Slique™ products are formulated with unique, natural ingredients to help you attain your individual weight goals when combined with diet and physical activity.
  • NingXia Red® is a powerful, whole-body nutrient infusion of the wolfberry superfruit, a delicious juice blend, and pure essential oils.
  • Longevity™ Softgels are a proprietary blend of fat-soluble antioxidants.

This Valentine’s Day, let’s take a few minutes to focus on our physical hearts and recommit ourselves to living healthier, happier lives.

—Ryan Seely, YL Associate Product Marketing Manager

 

Young Living Products for Weight Management

Posted on January 17th, 2014 | 339 comments

With the start of the new year and the launch of Young Living’s new Slique in 60 program, we have seen a rise in interest for Young Living products that help support weight-management goals.* Here are some recommended products from Young Living’s product management team:

Our new Slique™ Collections  include Slique products as well as other nutrition products to help you maintain a healthy body weight** and support dietary habits.

Balance Complete is Young Living’s answer to meal replacement. Along with delivering 11 grams of fiber per serving, Balance Complete contains protein, vitamins, and minerals necessary for optimal nutrition.

Power Meal™ is a delicious, vegetarian, rice-based meal replacement. It is rich in calcium, antioxidants and amino acids and delivers an impressive 20 grams of protein per serving.

Pure Protein Complete™ is the perfect anytime protein boost. It provides 20 grams of a proprietary whey protein blend that is supported by a specialized enzyme blend, a low-glycemic carbohydrate matrix, and generous amounts of complementary vitamins and minerals.

NingXia Red® is a powerful antioxidant drink that contains whole Ningxia wolfberry puree—a super blend of blueberry, aronia, cherry, pomegranate, and plum juices, natural stevia extract, grape seed extract, pure vanilla extract, and Orange, Yuzu, Lemon, and Tangerine essential oils.

Core Supplements adds vitamins and minerals to your daily health routine to support optimal health and wellness in one kit. The kit now includes OmegaGize3™, our reformulated Life 5™, Longevity™, and True Source™.

Digest & Cleanse alleviates bloating and supports an already healthy digestive tract.**

Grapefruit essential oil has a fresh, citrus aroma that is energizing and uplifting. Like many cold-pressed citrus oils, it is a popular oil to use in conjunction with weight-management programs.

Peppermint essential oil is one of the oldest and most highly regarded oils for supporting digestion.**

Stevia Extract has a glycemic index of zero and is a great alternative to refined sugars when preparing food.

As always, we’d love to hear from you! Leave a comment on this blog telling us which of the products mentioned above you will be using to help support your weight-management goals. To help encourage your participation, we’re giving away a Slique Collection to four lucky winners! Each winner will win one of following prizes, including Slique Maintain (Item No. 4711), Slique Assist (Item No. 4712), Slique Advanced (Item No. 4713), and Slique Complete (Item Number 4714). To enter, leave a comment on this blog post. Winners will be announced on a future blog post. Good luck!

—Ryan Seely, YL Associate Product Manager

*When combined with a healthy diet and exercise.

**These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease