Morning Start: My Essentials

Good Morning!

Today I am working my 9-5 day job from our Austin, Texas office. There is nothing like learning how to continue your normal daily routine while on the road. From finding new places to eat, exploring a new town, room service, and still having to go into the office each day- business travel is certainly a world of its own.

As many of my closest friends and family know- I have anxiety issues. So how do you learn you overcome the anxiety and handle business travel like a lady boss?! Well- I am absolutely not a doctor- but I will tell you the little things that have worked for me.

  1. Confidence- you are where you are for a reason. and you are doing what you are doing for a reason. Find that reason and hang on to it with all your might.
  2. Comfort – if at the end of the day – you feel like a movie, room service and a bubble bath in your hotel- do it! pamper yourself if you need to- and don’t be afraid to enjoy it.
  3. Routine- establish small items in your daily routine when you are home that you can easily carry with you when you travel- this will help make the adjustment seem easy!

Here is one of my favorite routine moments for the morning:

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Yup! That’s right a cup of coffee with a drop of cinnamon bark- LOVE IT! When I get that digestive support from the cinnamon I am a happy camper. However, essential oils can add support for emotional health as well – the smell reminds me of my routine at home- which makes the morning adjustment that much nicer.

What is your morning routine?

-xoxo Chelsea

ps: want to give my morning coffee routine a try? Check out the premium starter kit to get started with essential oils here!

 

 

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Getting Started: A Career with Young Living

So.. Why Young Living? The following excerpt comes from the Young Living website itself. However, you can also find MY REASONS – here.

“Have you ever wanted to truly own your time—and your life? What if going to work every day was exciting and enjoyable, and you no longer had to wonder how you were going to pay the bills? Young Living’s generous compensation plan gives you the power to take control of your future and build a business that will change your life forever.

Being a Young Living member goes beyond simply building a thriving business, however. You will also enjoy extensive networking opportunities, exclusive hands-on experiences, and a strong sense of community. Some of the unique benefits of Young Living membership include:

Generous Compensation: Young Living offers an industry-leading compensation plan with generous commissions and bonuses. Compensation Plan Highlights (PDF)
Wholesale Pricing: Save 24 percent off retail pricing on Young Living products, and save even more money with exclusive specials and promotions every month.
Essential Rewards: As a member, you are eligible to enroll in the Essential Rewards program and earn as much as 20 percent off each order in Essential Rewards points.
Exclusive Experiences: Participate in unique events such as the Global Leadership Cruise and our annual International Grand Convention, and experience our Seed to Seal® process firsthand at farm harvests and plantings.
Community: Enjoy a close-knit community of support. In addition to your sponsor, the entire Young Living family is ready to assist and encourage you in your journey.
Education: Young Living provides ongoing health education opportunities through conventions, seminars, and newsletters to keep you informed and assist you in your wellness progress.
Recognition: As you expand your organization and advance toward the prestigious rank of Royal Crown Diamond, you will enjoy special recognition for your accomplishments and leadership!”
Become a member now by clicking  here and following the steps listed! Any questions- shoot me an email at happyoilerhaines@gmail.com or comment below!
Not interested in building a business yet? Enroll as a customer and receive our products at retail pricing with flexible monthly purchasing options- you can enroll as a customer here. Any questions- shoot me an email at happyoilerhaines@gmail.com or comment below!
-xoxo Chelsea

What is the Premium Starter Kit?

The Premium Starter kit is the bread & butter of Young Living!! If you haven’t heard, the Premium Starter Kit of “PSK” is the ABSOLUTE BEST way to get started! It is how I got started and so many of the wonderful ladies/families in my oily world! I recommend it to EVERYONE! Here is the deal:

  • It includes an AMAZING diffuser, which used ultrasonic technology to disperse millions of particles into the air, which is similar to a humidifier but this one is specifically designed for essential oils.
  • The Kit comes with 11 Essential Oils — YES! 11 OILS!
  • The Kit also comes with:
    • sample packets of a few essential oil to take with you or share
    • samples of Ningxia Red – dietary supplement
    • literature and a resource guide on how to dive into your oils.

The best part?! Its $160.00 for the kit with The Dew Drop Diffuser. The oils in the kit alone are worth $183.00 retail value?! So you are essentially getting the diffuser for free! Just one of the amazing reasons Young Living is incredible!

If you are ready to get going, go ahead and either message me at happyoilerhaines@gmail.com or you can visit here to walk through the steps of signing up for your kit!

Here are the 11 oils and what we use them for:

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THIEVES- the healthy-keeper. It helps kill airborne duckies, boosts immunity, makes our digestive systems work their best, and is just the greatest.

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PURIFICATION- gets rid of bad odors and airborne germs, feels amazing rubbed on the outside of your throat. I love it in our laundry and on Toms or any shoes with leather inserts!

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COPAIBA – supports body’s response to injury/irritations. Is a driving oil (enhances other oils!), regulates natural immune responses, can be soothing, promotes youthful appearance from the inside out.

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FRANKINCENSE – Incredible for my skin and immune system, eases occasional and minor tension/anxiety, promotes feelings of calmness and balance (was given to baby Jesus as a gift, so cool!)

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RC – contains 3 different kinds of eucalyptus which have naturally occurring eucalyptus (really awesome!), inspires and uplifts before working out, creates a comforting environment.

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DIGIZE- supports a super healthy digestive system, alleviates nausea and upset/sour stomach. It is great for occasional irregularity or upset tummies, relief from occasional heartburn.

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LEMON- naturally highlights hair, maintains energy levels, helps oily skin, calluses, cellulite, detoxing your body, THE WORKS!

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STRESS AWAY- my favorite! exactly what it says- I roll it onto my wrists and the back of my neck anytime I need.

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PEPPERMINT- helps me enjoy springtime outdoors. Soothes occasional head tension, supports digestive system (one of my go to oils for a sensitive tummy), promotes proper nasal and respiratory function. Love it!

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PANAWAY- so many types of relief with this one! helps with occasional head discomfort, everyday join and muscle soreness, and that “time o’ month” cramp business.. yuck.

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LAVENDER- the “swiss Army knife” of essential oils. We use it for enjoying the outdoors. It is great for relaxation, sleepy cream, a calm environment for the kids, and dry/chapped/irritated or burned skin.

Again- you can get your kit here:Purchasing a PSK

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(**if one of these oils mentioned above goes out of stock due to seasonal constraints or massive popularity, Young Living will substitute “flex oils” in. The oils are Citrus Fresh, Lemongrass, Orange, Tea Tree and Aroma Ease. This means you will get your kit in a normal time frame and not be kept waiting 🙂 **)

Again- you can get your kit here: I’m ready for my PSK!

-xoxo Chelsea

 

Careers: An Essential Mindset

 

How many of us go through life being told “do what you love and you will never work a day in your life?” ? I know that growing up that is all I heard. I was fortunate to be surrounded by a large family and friends that supported any endeavor I set my mind to. “Do what you love and you will never work a day in your life.” What does this mean? What do I love? What do you love or better yet- what do we love enough to pursue with our entire lives?

At the young age of 13 I started training as a classical vocalist and carried this training through high school. I was always involved in anything musical and even ran the music department my senior year. When looking to start college and choose a career that I would love and never have to work a day in- I chose music. I completed four years of undergrad and received my BM in Vocal Music Education. I loved every minute of it and as every young college graduate is – I was thrown into the real world in the blink of an eye to embark on doing what I love.

Then why couldn’t I make myself apply for jobs?  I loved my music.

All of sudden I was faced with the grim reality that while I loved my music and the experiences I had gathered over the years-  I didn’t love it enough to pursue it with my entire life. I spent hours thinking about what my goals in life were and I came to the conclusion that I had spent four years of schooling convincing myself that I was chasing my goals- but I had my goals all wrong.

What if doing what you love, even though it doesn’t feel like work each day, doesn’t provide the path necessary to achieve the ultimate goals and dreams you have for life? What if my ultimate goal wasn’t to “never work a day in my life”- but rather to do whatever it takes to achieve more?

I made a decision. I had to make a completely 180 degree change.

Through a few rounds of networking- I entered a corporate office and met the VP of one of the most successful divisions. I had every interview question answer practiced and perfected and I was ready to make the best impression I knew how. Then the question came, “what do you want in life?”.  OH MAN?! Really?  This question again? I wracked my brain for the perfect answer, opened my mouth ..and… nothing. I was done lying to myself. I sat back in my chair, loosened up my blazer, crossed my legs and let out a whole bout of honesty.

“I want to change things. I want to change my situation- I want financial freedom, I want to pay for my children to go to college, I want to pay off my student loans, I want to buy a house, I don’t want to live pay check to pay check, I want to help others, I want my family to have security, I want more than what I was set up with. I want to achieve more.”

The VP’s response was this: “Good. We only hire people who are hungry. Your career should be a bridge to the type of life you want to live.”

And it hit me. “Do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life, but be willing to do what it takes and understand that each day at work is building a bridge to the type of life you will love to live.”

So my challenge to you all is this: what are your goals? What do you love enough to pursue with your entire life each and every day?  My goals are simply this: to change the world around me, reach my every aspiration, own a home, put my children through college, and live a financially stable life. I love my family enough to work each and every day in life. I may not love the work day in and day out. But I do love that each day builds that bridge and brings us one step closer.

-xoxo Essentially Me.