Name: Melvin Peachey
Career Background: Roofer
How Long With Young Living: Since 1994
Why Young Living: I fell in love with the oils
Success Formula: Educate and share
Melvin Peachey, a Young Living Silver (2004), was introduced to Young Living 8 years ago by his friend Nathan. Melvin related, “Nathan was insistent that I join this amazing company named Young Living.” Since Melvin had almost no experience with network marketing, he was hesitant to get involved. But Nathan was so persistent about Young Living, that Melvin talked it over with his wife Lois, and they decided to give the company a chance for a couple of months.
Looking over the Young Living product list, Melvin and Lois decided to start with a few of the essential oils, including Peppermint, Lemon, and Lavender. They had remembered their mothers using peppermint oil when they were growing up at home. Shortly after the family started using the oils, Melvin and Lois could tell that there really was something special about Young Living essential oils. They noticed a positive change in their lives, and they fell in love with Young Living essential oils.
Sometime after joining Young Living, Nathan wanted to go to Dallas, Texas to attend a Young Living meeting where Gary Young, the Founder and President of Young Living, was going to lecture. But, being Amish, Nathan could not drive himself, so he asked Melvin if he would take him in exchange for an all-expense paid trip to attend the workshop himself. Melvin agreed. After hearing Gary speak and demonstrate the essential oils, Melvin became very excited. “I saw what Young Living was all about and I knew that was for me,” he said.
In the summer of 2000, Melvin and Lois attended the Young Living Annual Grand Convention. They were very impressed, so shortly after returning home Melvin made a very important decision. He said, “After we came home I decided to quit my job. It was a very hard decision to make because I had a family, and job security is very important. I told my brother, the boss, I was quitting to work full-time with Young Living. I know he chuckled inside a little, thinking that I would soon be back, but I never did return. Going with Young Living full-time was one of the best decisions I have ever made in my life.”
Speaking about his personal Young Living success formula, Melvin said, “I basically only attended formal school through the eighth grade school. When I started my Young Living business, I had some real challenges just handling the basics.” Fortunately, Melvin had the support of his wife. He admitted, “I used to have Lois get on the other phone to help me. Once I started to cleanse my body and use the Young Living products, I found that I was able to do things I could not do before.” Melvin continued, “With an education from Gary Young on diet and products, I was able to cleanse and then build up my body and mind. I found there were many things mentally and physically that were much easier for me to do.”
Giving advice to new distributors, Melvin said, “I tell new distributors to learn everything they can about the oils. Going to trainings is important. You should have an education in order to use the products correctly and understand how they work. If you really desire to work the business, an education is important. The most important thing is for people to learn to think for themselves. When I heard Gary talk for the first time, I came away with such excitement and determination. I hope that everyone has a chance to hear Gary speak. If they do, they will feel his energy, integrity, and commitment. Gary is a fountain of great information.”
Continuing his advice to distributors, Melvin said, “When you use the essential oils and other Young Living products, you will become attached to them. They will become a way of life for you and a staple in your home health care. That is what happened to us. We have three children that love Young Living products. Whenever they become ill, like having the flu or colds, we use the oils and it helps them get over it easily and without a lot of discomfort. As a family, we all love and use the oils and we hope that many other families will come to learn the value of Young Living Essential Oils.”
“Young Living Essential Oils changed my life completely,” acknowledged Melvin. “I have a very high respect for Gary Young and his vision and mission to make the world a cleaner and healthier place to live. As distributors in Young Living, my wife and I are a part of that mission. I have a high respect for the entire Young Living staff and company. Young Living has given Lois and I the blessing of financial freedom that everyone desires. I never dreamed I could stay home with my family and still be earning an above-average monthly income while doing something I love-sharing with others Young Living Essential Oils. I love Young Living and I am grateful to Gary Young for having the integrity and vision to create such a wonderful opportunity and make it available to everyone.”Reprinted with permission of Young Living, Lehi, UT 84043