Category Archives: Essential Oils

Overcoming Obstacles in Life

At the age of 16, my life started to take on an amazing dimensional change because of welding burns that seared the optic nerves and retinas of both of my eyes. After many visits to the doctor, he said I had no hope of ever seeing again.

When Gary lost his vision, he dreamed about seeing again. That dream became reality in just 90 days!

When Gary lost his vision, he dreamed about seeing again. That dream became reality in just 90 days!

Life changed for me immediately, and I started to dream, because I couldn’t do anything else. I dreamed about seeing again, and 90 days later I started to see daylight. It was a phenomenal experience.

If one teacher in my school had not looked upon me with favor, I would have never passed school that year.

Live Your Dream!

This blog is taken from the Live Your Dream presentation Gary delivered at the Young Living Convention in August 2015.

So many times we live in limitation because we don’t know how to dream, so we’re going to dream right now.

I live my dream and I want to talk to you about my living my dream. As some of you know, because of the way I was raised, it was a challenge to even dream.

Gary’s father is pictured in front of the humble log cabin Gary grew up in. A dirt roof, no running water, electricity, or telephone—no wonder Gary learned how to dream!

Gary’s father is pictured in front of the humble log cabin Gary grew up in. A dirt roof, no running water, electricity, or telephone—no wonder Gary learned how to dream!

As a boy, I dreamed of being a great hunter and a cowboy like my dad. The cabin that you see behind my father sitting on his horse was a 16-by-20-foot cabin with a dirt roof and a board floor, and that’s where I lived until I was 4 years of age. No running water, no electricity. Yes, this picture could have been taken in 1849.

Editor’s Note: To be continued next week!

Build Your Dream!

Young Living Global Headquarters in Lehi, Utah. Building No. 1 of 5, with No. 6 being a newly remodeled Member Services building in American Fork, Utah.

Young Living Global Headquarters in Lehi, Utah. Building No. 1 of 5, with No. 6 being a newly remodeled Member Services building in nearby American Fork.

Yes, my dream launched Young Living, but all of you are sharing in that dream. You’re here to share in that dream with Mary and me and our employees worldwide. Our vision is to take pure essential oils to every home in the world. It’s such an incredible thrill for me.

Here is our current Young Living Global Headquarters in Utah, although we are actually housed in six buildings, and we have over 2,000 employees worldwide [April 2016].

Build your dream. Remember, no dream is too big not to fulfill. If you dream big, you’ll have big accomplishments. If you dream big, you’ll have big adventures. If you dream big, you’ll build big legacies to leave behind you. They’re wonderful things.

I created Build Your Dream oil blend just for you. Pour it on your feet and hands, rub it on your face. Use it to build your dream. This oil blend is very powerful when you combine it with Dream Catcher and Envision. Use your oils in companionship to enhance and multiply the frequency of each one of them. Put them on before you go to bed.

I also love putting Frankincense or Sacred Frankincense on my crown and on my temples and then Dream Catcher on my pillow; so no matter how I turn, I’m breathing Dream Catcher.

You’ve seen how my dreams came true. Thank you all for sharing this dream with me!

Editor’s Note: This post concludes Gary’s Anniversary Blog. Next week we will begin Gary’s Live Your Dream Blog.

Growing Pains!

A loading dock went in and there was a lot of construction. Some people can remember Mary on a very tall ladder installing curtains that she sewed to cover the high windows.

A loading dock went in and there was a lot of construction. Some people can remember Mary on a very tall ladder installing curtains that she sewed to cover the high windows.

God opens doors for you, if you listen and pay attention, and you don’t look at the paint, or the interior or the exterior; you look at the potential. If you look at the paint chips and the cracks in the floor and the wallpaper torn off or the sheet rock that’s exploded because a frozen pipe broke behind it, and there’s a mess all over the floor, and there’s animal stuff on the floor—if you look at all of that, your dream is gone. It’s gone.

And this is part of what steals your dreams—you become too picky and too detail-oriented to fulfill a dream. You must understand, in order to dream, you’ve got to look beyond all of that stuff. Then once you start on the path of your dream, you can go back and look at the details, because by that time it’s anchored in, so the details don’t matter. Once your dream’s anchored in and you’ve become that, you pursue it.

And this was a happy day when we moved from Riverton to Payson, into the giant building down there where we felt like two peas in a trash can rolling around, it was so big. Mary said, “What are we going to do with all this space?”

I said, “Don’t worry about it, Honey; it will fill up.” And it did.

This was building the loading ramp so that we could get the trucks in, because now we were selling so much product that we had to have it come in a truck instead of a pickup. Oh what an amazing day when we built the loading dock.

Then when we filled the entire gymnasium, Mary said, “What are we going to do now?”

I said, “It’s time to move the warehouse.” So we got our first building in Springville, 40,000 square feet.

Mary and I walked into that and she did it again, she says, “Honey, what are we going to do with all this space?”

I said, “It’ll only take a couple of years for it to all be full.”

So then we built our 109,000-square-foot building. And then when we had the grand opening of that building, Mary said it again, “Oh, Honey, can you believe this is so massive?”

I said, “Don’t worry, Honey, it’ll fill up.” And guess what, it’s now too small, and we have to build a bigger one. Because of you. All because of you. Isn’t that fabulous!

Twenty Years of Growth

This Riverton, Utah, building was Young Living Essential Oil’s home for a short while.

This Riverton, Utah, building was Young Living Essential Oil’s home for a short while.

How many can remember this building in Riverton, Utah? Before Mary and I were married, I was in Phoenix, Arizona, with Vonn, doing a meeting. As I got ready to leave, I got on the plane and called Mary and said, “Could you find a realtor who could meet me at the airport and take me to look for a building, because I’m going to move Young Living from Washington to Utah.”

So she picked me up at the airport, met me at the realtor’s office, and we went out and looked at this building. We walked through it with a flashlight because it was dark and at night, and I had to get back on the plane and go to Spokane the next morning. It was unbelievably filthy. It had been empty for one or two years, maybe longer.

The representative for the building was in Moscow, Russia; and we called him at 3 o’clock in the morning and made the deal overnight. Mary said, “You don’t really want to go out there, do you? That’s on the other side of the tracks.”

I said, “What do you mean?”

She said, “That is just so far out there.

I said, “That’s all I can afford right now. But this is just a temporary stopping spot; that’s all it is.”

We moved into this building and I bought it for $89,000. I subdivided off an acre and sold it to a shopping center for $250,000 a year later. A year later I sold the building and the other acre for another $158,000. So it was from the sale of that that helped me purchase the first 160-acre farm down at Mona and put us into the building that we purchased in Payson. It was all leveraged, every part of it.