Monthly Archives: June 2017

{Expanding Our Family’s Business} 6.29.2017

For over three years and some months I have had the privilege of learning along with an amazing group of women who are passionate with me about our families, our bodies, our health and the health of others around us. After several attempts of “working” my biz as a Young Living Distributor, I have decided to put more into it than just Facebook or Instagram posts every few days.

My heart has wanted so long to be a “business builder” but I felt like I didn’t have the time, money, knowledge, resources, space… blah blah all the other excuses in the world! I was a full time nurse, a part time nurse, sometimes a part time nurse at two jobs PLUS being a full time mama.. not to mention I’ve been a TRAVELING full time stay at home mama and wife for the past year this month. I had every single opportunity to share my love for essential oils to every single person I met, but I chose to wait… wait, wait, wait. Let me tell you, growth doesn’t exactly happen if you’re steadily waiting. Waiting on what exactly? I guess for God to drop people in my downline. Who really knows, I didn’t have a good vision or a plan. But now I do!

None of this should have ever been a problem, I mean, have you seen the Compensation Plan?! Young Living has the best Comp Plan from any Network Marketing company I have ever seen. I literally know women who are making Silver and Gold and Platinum and Diamond incomes! I literally am praying LIFE over my business to be a Royal Crown Diamond one day. I am a Royal Crown Diamond.

On top of the amazing income possibilities, YL is the real deal! This company gives their members and customers the absolute best that they can give. They do not cut corners and they do not offer products that do not pass every single one of their tests for quality! Check out Seed to Seal to see if you need to see more on our process for providing the best.

Our sweet tribe of women has some incredible leaders and nearly every single one of them that is booming in their business are the ones who jump in fearlessly soon after purchasing their wholesale membership and starter kit. They have all the excuses I had but they are working. They want to make their money back on their kit number one and they want the endless possibilities to come true for their families number two.

Like I said, I started using Young Living DAILY over three years ago, and while my team has over 30 members on it, I regret not taking myself a step further and working harder to have twice or triple that number. I often wonder where I would be today if I had pushed myself instead of be lazy and sitting back making excuses.

Now that my pity party of not being where I want to be is over, I am jumping up in full semo wrestler mode and about to tackle this biz! I literally have a GamePlan like what Sarah Harnisch wrote about, I have a physical team of entrepreneur ladies, mamas, wives, teachers, nurses that are all working together and cheering each other on! Ps, this could be you!!

First things first, my “Why” has changed a bit. I always wanted to get our health under control and our sleep habits on point, my hormones in check and have a brighter smile, but now my “Why” has taken a turn. I want financial stability on top of the health. Not just a side gig that is paying for my mamavan note and groceries and sports, but a real work-at-home-mom job that speaks volumes in our bank account.

I am 28 years old and Mr. Clark is 32 years old and it pains me to see him wearing down. He is an extremely hard worker and he is a provider and he works to provide the best for us all on his own and I want so badly to go up to him and take that back pack with cinder blocks off of his back and say, “Husband. Rest. Let’s take a break. We can do that now. You can rest. We can rest.” Wow. I didn’t realize I’d get emotional over this post, but geeze louise I’m over here with big ole alligator tears welling up in my eyes.

This is modern day America, it’s hard enough having a one income family then cut those paychecks in half with 3 growing boys to feed and imagine the stress that comes. Stress is beating us with a baseball bat some weeks and hurricane season hasn’t even started. On top of all of that, the job he does is dangerous. Hello Stress Away EO Blend from all angles in life!

My plans have changed, my motive has changed, my inspiration is intensifying! I want legacy income for my kids, I want residual income for weeks or months we want to take a break and go to the mountains or beach, I want to not stress if we’ll have enough money for things, I want to buy a home, I want to give more to our missionary friends and church, Albert and I both want to do mission trips, I want to sponsor more angels on the Angel Tree at Christmastime, and adopt grandparents at nursing homes and give better gifts to our family. I want to go on more date nights with my hubs and take the boys fishing! Man, the waterworks for typing out my hearts desires is really flowing… and today’s sunny outside!

I understand 100% if you’re not ready to take a leap of faith into this Essential Oil world. I will not shun you or think any less of you if you don’t approve of what I do or think that it is real.

Let me tell you though, if you want to rid your home of harsh chemicals and cancer causing agents, support your hormones, set your kids up for healthy hormones as adults, give your body a break from all the environmental agents that are causing discomforts and constant tiredness and weight problems and sniffles and respiratory problems and joint problems … LET. ME. HELP. YOU. I will work with you to figure out what you need to get your health on the right track!

I’m a registered nurse for goodness sake, I have seen BOTH sides of the health spectrum!! Total opposite ends. I have seen the upsides and downsides to medications and essential oils for numerous issues. I am so ready to get this journey power-boosted like in Super Mario Kart where your hit jewels and it makes you go 5x faster! Haha. Let’s do this, y’all! It is not too late for you to start your own Young Living Business, too! Now with clean makeup and all your household cleaners and numerous dietary supplements and your hygiene products ON TOP OF ESSENTIAL OILS, Young Living can be your one stop shop for all but the groceries!

I literally just started Monique McLean’s 21 Days of Prayer on YouTube and so starting NOW, I’m giving God my business. I *just* wrote Give God Control in my planner as I write out important dates for my next two months and I come across this image in our team’s leaders group. I’m giving it all to Him. I ask you, if you aren’t ready for any of this but you are a believer of the Power of Prayer, please Pray for my family and our business!

I’m going to wrap this up by asking you to check out my personal Young Living website here! If you aren’t ready to become a wholesale member, I’d be more than grateful for you to purchase individual products for retail from my family’s business! Xo.

{When Change is Coming!} 6.28.2017

Hey Hey Hey, everybody! I haven’t been writing much lately, in fact the last post I wrote was in May. Oops! I really haven’t been extremely busy, just very consumed with my kids and life. Things like that happen! Oh, and today is Mr. Clark’s Birthday! WooHooo Happy Birthday to Him!!

This last month, I’ve really been thinking a lot about why our lives seem to go in different directions sometimes and our plans change and why we have to make decisions a lot more than we’d care to do so. Times like this really get me frustrated, but they are an opportune time for growth.

Growing Up, Growing Older, Growing Together!

Most of you know, my husband works in industrial construction and with this sort of job we are never certain of exact time frames. We get a “xx amount of weeks to xx amount of years” job frames.. we could literally be in one place for weeks to years. For a wife and mother of three kids, this makes for a really confusing time because I never really know if we’re coming or going.

Don’t get me wrong, though, I would not trade this for anything in the world… right now! We’ve been discussing buying a house in the Southwest Louisiana area and possibly even looking elsewhere to settle. Of course these are just dreams and will not likely happen anytime soon, but we bounce ideas off of each other to see if we’re still moving in the right direction of having a place to settle when we’re done traveling and want to come “home.”

So, what do you do when you face a fork in the road? When your plans can suddenly be changed? Or when you know there could potentially be a change over the next few days to weeks to months. I’ll tell you what I feel like I do even though it’s probably *what I do in the form of a chicken with it’s head cut off* running around in a frenzy either internally or externally. Not usually both. Eh, well sometimes both.

First of all, I honestly try not to panic. I know that whatever happens we will be taken care of. That is a given when you have God on your side. Yes, we may face hard times and have some weeks when it feels like we’re living direct deposit to direct deposit, but those are only short little periods. I know that whatever happens, my honey can get a job and that’s reassuring. I, too, could get a job as a nurse but then who’d take care of my darling angels? Lolz.

When I heard and felt in my heart that we could possibly be staying in SWLA, I began looking around for a job and a house [who wants to pay a big chunk of a mortgage on rent every single year?! Not really us..] Thankfully, my hubs brings me back to the reality that this may not be our “forever” or “for a long time” town and that’s absolutely okay. When I hear and feel in my heart that we could possibly be moving to a different job, I pick and pick until I hear of where the other jobs are and look for houses and jobs in those areas. Basically, I keep myself busy being my own concierge and figuring out what we can do in these potential places.

I will say that I’m pretty controlling and want to know exactly the who / what / when / where and why’s of the situation. With this lifestyle, I have had to let go of a lot of the uncertain fears I keep tucked in my back pocket and just let go.

Having moved to 3 different states in 6 different moves, losing nearly everything in the Denham Springs, LA flood in August 2016, spending a short time in a camper with 3 kids, and never knowing how many days each week the hubs will rain out and miss hours, I have to use TONS of Stress Away Essential Oil and go with the flow. I cannot control where we go or when we’re going, but I can make the best of it and not stress out for the sake of all involved parties. I have gone from extremely high strung and stressed out to slightly high strung {HA} and more relaxed with my kids and our daily lives.

Sure, I still yell and cuss sometimes… a lot… but at the end of the day we are all still together and for that I’m thankful. I know we are so blessed that my hubs has worked his butt off to provide for his family while I stay home to try my best at running the household.

That all being said, my plans are DRASTICALLY changing but this is not something I’ve just decided. I’m about to begin selling some things from my page here, but most importantly I’m going ALL-IN for my Young Living Home Business. I feel that we are finally to a place that I can focus on growing my Young Living business so that I can reach my tangible goals that are laid out in front of me. I have an amazing team of women who are beginning an intensive training July 1 and I will be posting more about Young Living and how it has changed our lives. My prayers are becoming more focused as I work on my business. I will NOT continue to let our paths take over us and when our plans change suddenly, we will be ready!

I have chosen a few verses that I feel are speaking life over my business and my role as a business owner, a mama and a wife:

Romans 12:10-12 KJV, “Be kindly affectioned to one another with brotherly love, in honour preferring one another; Not SLOTHFUL IN BUSINESS; fervent in spirit; SERVING THE LORD; Rejoicing in Hope, Patient in Tribulation; Continuing INSTANT in Prayer…”

As a wife and mother I am looking to this verse as a mantra in my daily life:

Titus 2:4-5, “…so that they may encourage the young women to tenderly love their husbands and their children, to be sensible, pure, makers of a home [where God is honored], good-natured, being subject to their own husbands, so that the word of God will not be dishonored.

These will be my personal theme verses over the next few months of hustling. I will love my husband and kids. I will work hard and not be lazy. I will keep my home. I will be fervent in prayer. I will serve others and the Lord with my best ability.

It’s going to take a LOT of essential oils and NingXia Red, but I know the end result of my intensive training will be worth it! I’m so giddy with excitement!!

One more thing. I see YOU. I see you, weary mama, tired wife. I see you worn out from being tackled constantly by toddlers and household duties. I see you and I know how you feel! I have no clue how in the world I’m rocking 3 kids and a husband and my house is still standing. I have no idea how we do it, because this is the toughest job I’ve had to date! I see you and I want to help you grow and find stress relief and find your niche. If you’d like to climb with me to the top of Young Living I’d LOVE to help you clean up your homes! Let me know how I can help you! Drop me a comment or email me at lifewiththeclarks @ gmail . com and lets talk! Xo.