Tree of Life Speaks Up: 8 Highlights from the 2015 Young Living Convention

This year’s Young Living Convention theme was “Light the Fire.” We couldn't have chosen a better name! The speakers, meals together and oily classed ignited the Tree of Life team’s passion for wellness, purpose and abundance! If you missed out on the convention, no worries. Our leaders took the time to share their 2015 convention highlights. Read on and don’t forget to join us next year!

 Great Reminder: The Young Living motto!

Great Reminder: The Young Living motto!

Highlight #1: Heartfelt Sincerity & Passion from our Founders and Team

 "It's encouraging to me to see this awesome team of people who are passionate about what they do." -- Shari Williamson with Rachel Zachary, Jaynelle Leek-Binns & Dena Jones. 

"It's encouraging to me to see this awesome team of people who are passionate about what they do." -- Shari Williamson with Rachel Zachary, Jaynelle Leek-Binns & Dena Jones. 

All the oily talk was interesting, and it was good to hear how differently everyone uses the oils.

I enjoyed each of the inspiring speakers, but mostly I enjoyed hearing from Gary and Mary Young. Each time they spoke they did so with heartfelt sincerity. It seems apparent that their desire is to maintain the high standards that have already been set and truly want the best for Young Living and its members.

Shari Williamson, YL Silver #1445958

Highlight #2: Inspirational Humility from Gary Young

 "My life would not be as blessed as it is now, without Young Living!" -- Joyce Swanson with our Diamond, Janie Leek. 

"My life would not be as blessed as it is now, without Young Living!" -- Joyce Swanson with our Diamond, Janie Leek. 

Kyle Maynard and Jon Acuff were amazingly inspirational and recharging for me, as well as many other presenters. But the main thing that keeps blessing me is the talk Gary Young did on the last day. I have heard him speak numerous times over the past 4 years. He has always been humble, grateful and passionate about his work. But this year, he went WAY beyond!

His humbleness really just burst forth…which I am sure sounds like an oxymoron….but seriously, he exuded the gratitude he has for his Father God. He was passionate about his desire to be found worthy of all the things God keeps showing him that His People need, and, amazingly, God has protected Gary SO many times as he has pursued his Young Living vision.

I am so honored to be a part of a company, and wider family at Young Living that has such respect for mankind, vision for the future, generosity for those in need, and a line of products that enables all that to happen! My life would not be as blessed as it is now, without Young Living!

Joyce Swanson, YL Silver #303178

Highlight #3: Time with Awesome Team Members

What an amazing two sessions that I was blessed to attend this past week at the Gaylord Texan! This was my 12th workshop to attend and I must say that it was the BEST ever! They just keep getting better each year. I believe that the two highlights for me was having either lunch or dinner with each of my AWESOME team members and getting to know them better and hearing Kyle Maynard speak. What a remarkably inspiring talk he gave at both sessions!

Janie Leek, YL Diamond #451561

Highlight #4: The Story of Black Spruce Oil

 "The convention is like being with 10,000 of your friends!" -- Dena Jones with many of the Tree of Life team. 

"The convention is like being with 10,000 of your friends!" -- Dena Jones with many of the Tree of Life team. 

I was truly inspired by the speakers, but I got goosebumps when Gary, introduced as The Modern Day Father of Distillation (love that), shared the struggles and obstacles that had to be overcome in building a new farm and distillery so we could have Black Spruce. Located in Ft. Nelson, BC, the new farm has a special ingredient: the electrical charge from the Northern Lights. It comes down to touch the trees. Yes. Really.

I also loved getting to meet, hang out and learn from my upline. 

Dena Jones, YL Silver #1410697

Highlight #5: Learning How to Make Small Changes with BIG Impact

 "I learned how to make small changes...as well as not making excuses." Jill Hall with Joyce Swanson, Janie Leek & Jaynelle Leek-Binns. 

"I learned how to make small changes...as well as not making excuses." Jill Hall with Joyce Swanson, Janie Leek & Jaynelle Leek-Binns. 

I had many things I loved at the convention. I think the biggest thing I took away was about how to spend regular, even if small, amounts of time to connect with people. I also loved the YL fit exercise and nutrition class. I learned how to make small changes to control appetite, as well as not making excuses when it comes to making exercise a daily habit.

Jill Hall, YL Sr. Star #1331143

Highlight #6: Encouraged and Rebooted

 "I already have my tickets for next year and look forward to Farm Day!" -- Michelle McKool and the Tree of Life team. 

"I already have my tickets for next year and look forward to Farm Day!" -- Michelle McKool and the Tree of Life team. 

I was so blessed to attend Young Living's ‘Light the Fire’ Convention. I was rebooted, encouraged, and got to meet many inspiring dedicated people. Seeing how not only the oils have changed and blessed so many, but the business of helping people has too!

Michelle McKool, YL Silver #1456692

Highlight #7: Focusing on a Life of Wellness

 "It was easy to tell they are genuine people with a love and passion for sharing a life of wellness with others. " -- Rachel Zachary & Dena Jones on Formal Night. 

"It was easy to tell they are genuine people with a love and passion for sharing a life of wellness with others. " -- Rachel Zachary & Dena Jones on Formal Night. 

As a first-year attendee to the Young Living Convention I was both very impressed and a bit overwhelmed! I loved the classes and the speakers who seemed very knowledgeable about various topics. I loved learning about the oils of course, but even more so I loved seeing our founder, Gary and CEO Mary interacting with both their family and others. It was inspirational to hear that it is not always about curing diseases or treating ailments, but to live a life of wellness accompanied by the oils to achieve wellness, purpose and abundance!

Rachel Zachary, YL Silver #1282872

Highlight #8: Annual Revitalization

 " I would encourage anyone to attend convention next year, you WON’T regret it!" -- Jaynelle Leek-Binns

" I would encourage anyone to attend convention next year, you WON’T regret it!" -- Jaynelle Leek-Binns

I look forward to attending Young Living's convention every year because each year it seems they outdo themselves from the year before. Convention has been consistently a great place to revitalize and inspire yourself to be better in every area of your life. I loved hearing from Kyle Maynard, what an amazing speaker  and the perfect person to tell me, "No More Excuses"! I also loved getting to reconnect with Gary and Mary Young and hear their passion and love for the oils and their distributors. They truly speak from the heart and it shows each time!

Jaynelle Leek-Binns, YL PLATINUM #761559

Did you attend the 2015 Young Living Convention? We'd love to hear your experience! And don't forget to join us in 2016.