Recently I did a survey for those who have decided to do Young Living as a business. The question was “Your WHY and reason for doing Young Living as a home business?”
The answers were very encouraging to me. I don’t know your reason for reading my blog posts or how you found this website. But all I know is there are some hard facts about women working from home or outside of home, about our health and economy.
Before I present you with the WHY and reason for doing Young Living as a home business, let’s take a look at the three hard facts:
One: Women in the workforce/stay-at-home moms
Recently the Economist published an article titled “The return of the stay-at-home mother” and USA Today reported that nearly three in 10 American mothers are now stay-at-home moms who don’t hold a job outside the home. The numbers are increasingly showing women leaving the work force to either pursue motherhood full-time or doing something on the side while raising kids.
Pew Social Trend reported that these 10.4 million “stay-at-home’ mothers includes those who are unable to find work, are disabled or are enrolled in school. The largest group is the “traditional” married stay-at-home mothers with working husbands.
The Economist said the average full-time working woman earns just 77 cents for every dollar a man earns. Women are still being paid lower than men.
Staying at home could be a practical decision for family with children. Parents magazine said when you run the cost of childcare, commuting expenses (train/bus/subway tickets or gas tank fill-ups), lunches, dry cleaning and buying new duds suitable for the office, the cost of working may not benefit the family at all. Read more here.
However what do you do if you can’t pay your bills after making a decision to stay-at-home? Many reports show that the lack of money is not just a problem with one-income families. It happens to many two-income families too.
The Washington Post‘s article on “Happy Days no more: Middle –class families squeezed as expenses soar, wages stall” reported that the Johnsons both working and making a combined salary of $90,000 a year have fallen behind on their electric bills for March and April.
Families filing bankruptcy rose to 1.6 million and a book by Elizabeth Warren, “The Two-Income Trap: Why Middle-Class Mothers and Fathers Are Going Broke” tells many stories of middle-class mothers and fathers.
Two: Our health
Here is a testimonial from Sage M:
I have been in a health/fitness/wellness career for 25 years and it was crushing my spirit. I struggled with supervisors who censored the truth about health and wellness in order to keep the ADA or FDA or USDA happy.
Being self-employed means that I am able to passionately speak the truth and share the HOPE that there is wellness without expensive (and often dangerous) pharmaceuticals.
Young Living offers me the flexibility to work from home, set my own schedule, and take an entire day every week to serve my community as a volunteer EMT.
I can (for the first time in my career) prioritize my own health and well-being! As I advance in rank and take on more of a leadership role, I can also now see that I will be able to provide financial stability for my family. Supporting my team and hearing from them how Young Living has changed their lives is the most rewarding thing I’ve ever been a part of.
Americans are faced with a high cost of health care and easy access to prescription drugs. The White House’s Office of National Drug Control Policy wrote:
The National Survey on Drug Use and Health shows that over 70 percent of people who abused prescription pain relievers got them from friends or relatives… further, opiate overdoses, once almost always due to heroin use, are now increasingly due to abuse of prescription painkillers.
What if we shared the all-natural 100% pure essential oils to help ease the emotional stresses and body aches and pain?
Three quarters of Americans polled in 2008 said the American Dream was harder to attain and according to USA TODAY, to live the American Dream you need to make at least $130,000 per year in 2013. With inflation, the amount will definitely increase. The truth is only 1 in 8 households in America makes that amount.
For some of us, the American Dream is not about bigger houses or having the newest vehicle, it is about the pursuit of happiness, great health and wellness, safety and security in money and environment and building strong families and communities.
To Georgia W it is about:
I choose to do the business side of Young Living because it provides me the opportunity to help many others with a more natural way of life and better health. I marvel each time I hear how the oils and products have made a difference in someone’s life. They work for babies, kids, big people, older people and animals.
What a wonderful gift God has given us to share with others. Georgia W 10 Year Young Living user 5 years in the business.
Katie A. said:
I chose Young Living as a home business because I saw first hand with my family how oils have changed our lives. My daughter is no longer on a daily dose of miralax or prescription allergy meds and after extensive research Young Living would be the only oils I would trust with my daughter.
I can’t help but share my personal success stories with my friends and family. It is just an added bonus I make a commission!
Beth T. revealed:
I fell into YL as a business by accident. I had bought the premium kit just to use on my family back in 2013. I made a few comments about it on my personal FB page out of amazement of how well they worked. Then people started asking me about it.
It took off from there and even though it’s growing slowly right now, it is growing. But the real reason I do it?
It’s hearing someone tell me they’ve been on 3 blood pressure medicines to no avail, were afraid of being hospitalized, etc. Then they tried one of the oils and they have the lowest blood pressure they’ve had in 20 years and are now cutting back on meds under their Dr.’s supervision!
It’s my husband who had chronic headaches from working at a PC all day (he’s a graphic designer and digital sculptor). He would pop 2 ibuprofens per day; sometimes more. Then he started using peppermint oil and doesn’t need the pain relievers any more!
That’s why I’m with Young Living. Seeing illnesses turn around, treating symptoms naturally, watching people get breakthroughs in their health,…there is no price on that for me! I thrive on helping people and YL’s products are life changing.
Working on a home based business is not about knocking from door to door, forcing your friends and family to buy your products or stocking a garage full of soaps and detergents. The best way for my team and I is to find products that you can use and that give you the results needed and share your testimonials online or offline.
Young Living Essential Oils shows the power of pure essential oils and achieving wellness solutions. It is about experiencing nature’s gifts of wellness and harmony and creating total wellness for work at home moms, families and our community.
Hilary S said:
I used the oils as a customer for 1 year before signing up (I didn’t even know I could!) I saw a huge difference in my non-medicated ADHD child and began using them daily on our whole family. I am a fitness instructor for my full time income. I know I cannot do that forever and needed a “retirement plan”. This business has allowed us to move into a bigger house (with my own office!!). I am no longer concerned with my financial future because I know that my business will only continue to grow and I can still do what I love, helping people!!!
Are you a mom looking for ways to create an income from home while experiencing nature’s gifts of wellness and harmony? I would like to chat with you. Come over to my Facebook page and introduce yourself. Or get my weekly wellness coaching newsletters sent to your inbox now.
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