The Diamond Way: 10 Daily Tips from Young Living Diamonds

22 January 6, 2016 - Business Building Tips, Distributor Spotlight, Empowerment, Essential Oils, Personal Development, Young Living Leaders, Young Living Lifestyle

We asked several of our Diamond leaders about what daily habits make a difference in their businesses. Their answers are both inspiring and accessible, making it advice that you can incorporate into your life every day. We hope that you find their tips uplifting and aspirational—we sure did!

Answers may have been edited for clarity and brevity.


  1. Callie YL DiamondMake a To-Do List and Stick to It

“Learning how to manage our time is one of the most important keys to success, and creating a daily to-do list plays a huge part in that. My ideal list for the day contains no more than six top-priority tasks that have to happen, and my goal is to make those happen no matter what. It has been said that discipline is the ability to give yourself a command and then do it. Making a list is issuing myself that command for the day. When it’s full of income-producing activities, great things happen!”

—Callie Shepherd, Crown Diamond (United States)


  1. Connect with Your Leaders

“Each day I try to connect with at least one of my leaders in a meaningful way, whether it’s a text or a phone call. Discovering the goals, dreams, and passions of our leaders and unlocking their “why” for doing this business adds a meaningful layer to the business. That’s really what Young Living is all about!”

—Callie Shepherd, Crown Diamond (United States)


  1. Jihan YL DiamondDevelop Yourself Personally and as a Leader

“You can only go as far as you grow, so personal development is a top priority for my day. I begin and end each day by reading, visualizing, writing, and watching videos on the subject of becoming a better person and a better leader. I think this is a big missing piece for people just starting out. They think this work comes after they already have a team. Our team culture emphasizes that success starts with mindset first and that everything else follows. We need to train our brains to think and act bigger! Developing these attributes then brings the confidence and posture necessary for success.”

—Jihan Thomas, Diamond (United States)


  1. Be Passionate About the Products

“The more passionate I am about Young Living’s products, including the compensation plan (which I consider to be another product), the easier it is for me to speak about it with other people. Using the products gives us personal experiences that we can share with others. It’s what drives our business, and it’s what makes me feel good. The happier we are, the more we will attract people who would like to feel and live the same way.”

—Jihan Thomas, Diamond (United States)


  1. Kai YL DiamondLove Those Around You

“I get emails and Facebook messages all the time. While I know there could be a business template answer for some of the questions I receive, I’d much rather spend a few moments replying personally and let another human being know that their life matters to me. When a situation arises, I ask myself how I can help someone experience a genuine sense of love and appreciation. I try my best each day to find ways to love people, even if I feel that I need to be tough and direct. It’s always a decision to act from a place of love.”

—Kai Tan, Diamond (Singapore)


  1. Joanne YL DiamondRead Two Articles a Day

Read two articles a day regarding natural wellness. Whether you decide to research the latest in GMO, food, diet, lifestyle, or essential oils, it’s important to always be learning and growing. Reading just two articles a day adds up to 730 articles a year. Keeping informed and building a base of knowledge is what can give you deep understanding that you can draw from throughout your life.”

—Joanne Kan and Eric Yang, Royal Crown Diamonds (Hong Kong)


  1. Keep Your Priorities in LineJilene YL Diamond

“Our home and business life is very fluid, and no two days are alike. Between our three young children, homeschooling, and our business, there’s always a sense of being pulled in conflicting directions. At the beginning of each day, we make a list of our five most important tasks—both business and personal—that we want to accomplish in the day. So many days it can feel like we have been busy, but we are not sure what exactly we have done. Being able to check off these items helps keep us focused and leaves us feeling accomplished at the end of the day.”

—Jilene and Duane Hay, Diamonds (Canada)


  1. Focus on the Positive

“When we are faced with challenges, we make the choice to focus on the positive aspects and the things that we can control. We believe difficulties are to be expected, and we should be prepared for them. It’s normal to feel upset and frustrated at times, and we don’t want to completely ignore negative feelings, but we can also be grateful for an opportunity to grow and work around new obstacles! Much of our growth happens in the face of adversity. Choosing to be grateful in all situations and fostering a culture of overcoming barriers is very important for us to effectively lead our team.”

—Jilene and Duane Hay, Diamonds (Canada)


  1. Amanda YL DiamondKeep Yourself Organized

I keep three boards. One is a to-do list, one is a contact/care list, and one is current issues. Each day I look at the to-do list and put three tasks there that need to be accomplished that day and two tasks that I’ll be working on that may take a bit more time. Once they’re up there, I review my tasks and get to work. The satisfaction of erasing something complete is huge! If all of your tasks were long-term, staring at them endlessly would give you a feeling of never-ending doom. Manageable, one-day tasks must be incorporated with the long-term ones.

“The second board, the contact/care list, is where I write the names of my team members to contact that day or that week. I choose five people on my team who need my attention, a care call, or some love. Taking the time for this is an invaluable step in caring for and learning about my team members.

“The third board, current issues, is for all of those items that I need to fix for members on my team. When members message or call with their issues, I write their name, member number, and issue on the board. This way, when talking to Young Living staff, I have all of the information in one place and am prepared.

“Another great feature of these boards is that I can grab my cell phone for a quick picture of the wall as I go about my day. This keeps the lists handy, and when I’m finished with them, I just delete the picture!”

—Amanda Uribe, Diamond (APO/Japan)


  1. Danette YL DiamondFollow Through on Your Commitments

“I determine what classes I am scheduling, teaching, attending, and keeping up with on our team. As business owners, we run our own schedules, and it is important to make sure that we have opportunities on the calendar for education, encouragement, and fun for our teams. This includes building time into each week for care calls, leader calls, and potential member follow-ups. Following through on these commitments, each and every day, is what creates stronger teams and stronger businesses.”

—Danette and Jim Goodyear, Crown Diamonds (United States)


Which of these daily habits will you adopt this year? Share your favorite(s) in the comments below!

  • Brook Tschudy

    #9 was the most helpful for me! I am trying to start my journey! I think this is the most concrete and what I can work with! Thank you all!!

  • Brook Tschudy

    #9 is it for me! I am beginning my journey and this is something concrete I can work with. Thanks to all!

  • Melissa Stephens

    I absolutely love this! We recently moved into a home and I have every room in the house unpacked except my office, so I am definitely going to be making some areas in which I can utilize these great ideas! Thank you so much for sharing from your heart! I am loving this journey in Young Living and sharing the goodness with others!

  • Kim

    Thank you for sharing. So valuable!!!! I do all 10 tips, and have for quite some time; but #9 really resonated with me. I am very organized, but I think I need to bump it up a notch and get even more organized.
    Great Great information. I have shared this link with my team of, for now, two young college ladies that are trying to build their businesses.

  • #5 & #8 for me. My current career has created a lot of negativity in my brain and I’m working very hard to clear this from my life and move on to the positive.

  • Great tips. I’ve started doing many of these ideas and I am seeing positive results in my business.

  • Wendy

    I love all the tips, but 1, 6, and 7 are what I need the most for now, making a list, set priorities, and following through with doing the task, be mindful of time in my daily routines. Read and educate and fee my brain with flowers or else the weed will takes over my brain

  • Jennifer Robison

    A to-do list with 5-6 tip things on it. Mine have been too long and overwhelming

  • Audrey E

    Inspiring.. motivational..just signed up as a new member.. excited to learn..most of others.

  • dave danny

    I will strive to do them all

  • Denise

    I use the oils daily for myself and my family so learning about the product is really a priority for me but sharing them with others is easy when I see something work! So it should not be hard for me to work this into a business since I love my oils and share about them daily.

  • Tracy Brown

    9. Keeping yourself organized is what I need to work on. My organization is horrible! Get place to start.

  • Katie Benz

    I truly need to work on #7! I think its very easy to get too focused on just one aspect and let the other plates fall-so to speak.

  • Even before I knew what Young Living was, I’ve struggled with being organized. Two kids plus a full time job = a tired and stressed mama who forgot to send her third grader with a hat to school for funny hat day and whataburger for dinner, again. I desperately want my YL business to thrive, and being organized is a top priority. Making my lists AND DOING WHAT’S ON THEM will be key. It’s more than getting excited about pretty stationery (like me in every year prior). Prayers for everyone in this business. We’re gonna do this!

  • Norma Shockley

    I enjoyed each persons well thought out decision in there business. Making time for the important things to build their business. I use the oils ,and right now I am more interested in buying the oils and enjoying them. Thank you for all the time you put into giving these wonderful ideas and ways to increase in a business.

  • tammy beasley

    Focus on the positive

  • Kalicha

    Thank you! Really Good Tips! I’m growing and all this are very useful.

  • Carmen

    These are great recommendations ..I particularly will adopt the 3 boards, the to do list with the phone pic is really ideal for me. Thanks for all these great tips!

  • These are some great tools for growing, learning and leading! Thank you all for sharing with all of us. I would like to implement the 2 articles a day and the white boards in my business practice.

  • Janine Wooten

    Thank you to all of those who took time to share their advice and strategies. We all appreciate it very much!

  • Nicole Rall

    I would like to incorporate #6 read 2 articles a day, what websites do you go to for research articles?
    I want to start #10 – scheduling classes and fun activities for my team, once I have one started 😉

    • Sandy

      Really like these two ideas. With the special care we now have about what is the accurate thing wording on sharing info. on the use of the oils. These two would be essential to me as a user and someone who may want to start a career with YLO. Its hard to know where to go for what the most recent uses and recipes in use.

  • Great! Perfect actually😊

  • Thanks for many great habit forming ideas! I love the idea of the boards! I have tons of paper lists…being able to see them bigger on the wall in 1 place & to ERASE them and move on-GOOD ONE!

  • Angie

    Thank you for sharing this…
    I love reading personal stories and getting tips from YL Business Leaders, it motivates and inspires me!

  • Lillian

    I like what Jihan Thomas had to say . I would like to do that but do you have suggestions on what to read or site to go to to listen to etc… I really want to work on my personal development this year, being a better person and leader! Thank you for everyone’s help and suggestions!

  • Millicent

    5. Love Those Around You.

    Simply beautiful and beautifully simple. This is a perfect place to start.

    Thank you for sharing.

  • Heather Milln

    Thank you for this post! I just registered as a business & am now really focusing on goal setting, self development & learning how to deal with contact, legs etc!. Caroline has been doing her best with me! So this information is very helpful to help get it all together. Thank you to all you successful Diamonds. I’ll be there soon!

  • Crystal-Rayne Tomma

    Love these tips. I will definitely incorporate making a list at the beginning of the day and personal development into my daily routines. Once I have members in my team I will then remember to incorporate care calls into my daily/weekly routine. Thank you for your words of wisdom, I am motivated to get my business with Young Living to the next level.

  • Great stuff! Another great exercise to do daily is to try and meet at least 1 new person a day, follow up with someone you met the previous week, and introduce YL to one new person.

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