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More Photos of the 2018 Freedom Grand International Convention

Grand International Convention is definitely filled with so many opportunities! This is just a small glimpse of everything that happens at convention.

One of my favorite spots is the Expo. All of Young Living's products are on display and you can smell every oil, try on products, learn about the D. Gary Young Foundation, learn about the science and even drop by the Club Red to pick up your favorite drink.

On the first day, I was smack dab in the middle of these people. This was the view in front and in back of me. I'd say it wasn't my favorite place to be. The next days I made an effort to walk outside, getting to the expo or classes became much more enjoyable with the detour.

Friday night we had an exclusive team meeting. It was super awesome!

We were expecting a team gathering and a training from Bill Banta a mindset coach (middle picture). What we didn't know is there was an extra special treat. Gold Medalist, Bryan Clay (first picture from the left) and Iron Cowboy, James Lawrence (50 Ironmans in 50 states and 50 days) were also there to speak and meet with.

Each of these men left us with some extraordinary advice to think about.

Bryan Clay musings:

"As humans we want to rush. We don't want to go through the process."

He emphasized understanding the process builds character. We should settle into the process and don't rush! Have a vision. The small details matter. Learn about people.

"The details are the difference between gold medals and no medals!"

James Lawrence musings:

"Do You! Stay in your lane and Do You!"

Who lifts you up?

He sought advice from professionals who said, "Your body can't handle that." So he decided to stop talking to them.

Eighteen days in his body figured out it had to adapt. The last 20 of the 50 Ironmans were his fastest because his body adapted.

Bill Banta musings:

Remember why you are here.

Be consistent.


Only through action do things happen.

"You're not a product of your circumstances. You're a product of your decisions."

I met both of these women four years ago at my first Young Living Convention. First picture from the left is my mentor, leader and friend, Jihan Thomas. Second one is Christie Chadwick, a dear friend and all around great gal. If it wasn't for convention, I would never have met these two in person because they live all the way across the US on the East Coast. I would not have been encouraged to grow, stretch and think outside the little box we are all told about. I am grateful for the opportunities I've had and look forward to many more.

Every year at convention, there is recognition for leaders. I look forward to walking across this stage next year. Look at the pure joy and excitement in these pictures.

Convention is filled with great, inspirational speakers. Here are just a few.

Marcella Vonn Harting, Eric Worre and Mel Robbins

Of course, there are always new products. Which one are you most excited to try?

I am often asked, "Who should go to convention?" My answer, "It's for everyone! It's for the average person who would like to know more about the product. It's for those wanting to develop their leadership skills. It's for those who wish to network with like-minded people. It's for those who would like to be inspired, encouraged and lifted up."

So who wants to join me next year? We will be celebrating 25 years of Young Living. I know it will be spectacular! Comment below to let me know you will be there.

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