From Kristen's Desk
We've certainly had an amazing August! I'd love to share some of the highlights with you, in addition to more exciting updates for this month.
It was certainly a memorable weekend at the Mastermind exclusive training event. All our numbers have grown significantly in the last three years, and no doubt Mastermind has contributed to this success. We have grown from 61 attendees to Mastermind three years ago, to 269 this year! We were privileged to have three of the world’s gifted speakers and YL Diamonds, Sarah Harnisch, Richard Brooke and Kimmy Brooke educate and enthral the audience with their knowledge and expertise.
Thank you to all our members who travelled near and far to attend this event. I received great feedback and so many messages of appreciation soon after the event so I know it was well received. For those who were there, I'm sure your learning at Mastermind will be a growth accelerator for your business and mindset. This year we also had many of our Perth leaders watch the ‘live stream’ of Mastermind at Sydney from our new Perth Experience Centre. If you missed out on attending this year, it's certainly a worthy goal for to work towards for next year.
Whilst at its heart, our business and our culture remain the same, there is no doubt we have new members joining the business today who immediately grasp the business opportunity. We are on track to achieve $2B globally in sales this year. This will mean we will pay out over $1B in commissions to our members. No other network marketing company shares its profits as generously as Young Living does. Sharing everything he had was a big part of Gary’s legacy, one that Mary will continue. For Gary, it was always about putting members first.
This gives me an exciting segue to sharing with you, Young Living’s 5-year plan: the Young Living 5x5 Pledge. The 5x5 Pledge was announced by Jared Turner, our CEO who shared this recently. Beginning in 2019 and over the next five years, Young Living pledges to expand Gary’s vision in five interconnected ways, all of which will benefit you and your families in powerful ways: Five times more people empowered by the D. Gary Young, Young Living Foundation, Five years to zero waste, Five or more corporate-owned or partner farms developed each year, Five or more new markets opened each year and Five million additional households reached in five years. Learn more about this great plan for expansion in our Notices section below.
I’m excited to announce a valuable opportunity for all those aspiring to our Rising Stars at Versace promotion! As you may know, qualifiers of this the promotion will get to enjoy the exquisite 5-star Palazzo Versace hotel for three days leading up to our sold out 20th Anniversary celebrations in February 2019. Members who qualify for Versace will be eligible to purchase one ticket to our sold out 20th Anniversary Celebration to be held on 22-24 February 2019.
In this edition of Essential Business news our ‘Member Success Story’ features YL Gold leader, Meredith Olen. Meredith has gone from teaching music to embracing our oils and sharing this great opportunity with others. Her story resonates with so many women who are on this very same journey - juggling a work-life balance and aspiring for financial freedom.
I’m delighted that our Live Your Passion rally events are coming up soon (Saturday, 6th October). I hope you will take this wonderful opportunity to learn, network with other members and unite with the global YL community on our shared vision for wellness. There are so many great promotions and products lined up, so make sure you attend a rally near you.
It gives me great pleasure to announce the very exciting YL Leadership Academy reward trip to Disneyland California and the YL Whispering Springs Farm in Mona, Utah and/or International Grand Convention 2019 to enjoy with your family!
I wish you every success in achieving this ‘dream’ of an opportunity!
General Manager, Australia and New Zealand