We are pleased to feature Julie Burgess in our latest Community Educator Spotlight
When did you start your business?
JB: In June 2015, I went from being a stay at home, homeschooling Mom to sharing and empowering others about essential oils and living a chemical free lifestyle.
Where did you get the inspiration for your business brand?
JB: My family and living a clean, healthy life are my inspiration. Essential oils provided me wellness solutions to help me meet the needs of my family and the more I used them, the more I fell in love. They offered me a choice in providing wellness, purpose, and abundance for my family.
What makes you want to teach/do your business?
JB: I love to share, educate, and empower others to live a happier and healthier life.
For you, how does your business/brand relate to wellness?
JB: Sharing and educating people about living a chemical and toxin free lifestyle is all about wellness and incorporating essential oils into a daily lifestyle empowers others to live above the wellness line.
How do you stay healthy?
JB: I love to spend time with my family and friends. I try to make time each day for self-care through spending time outside in our gardens and walking with my dogs. I also enjoy yoga, reading to build brain cells, and getting a good night’s sleep are also key for me in maintaining good health.
What do you feel is the most challenging aspect of your career?
JB: I find my biggest challenge is finding balance between growing my business, homeschooling my two boys, and all the other responsibilities of life.
When you aren’t teaching classes what do you like to do?
JB: I love spending time with my family. My husband is my rock and kids are my joy. I am a real baseball junkie too.
What is it that inspires you to keep going as an entrepreneur?
JB: My family, my Young Living family, and the incredible people that I meet.
What are you working on now?
JB: I am preparing for classes about essential oils and animals, and a creating a teen empowerment program to help teens find wellness, purpose, and abundance.
What’s has been your best experience thus far in your business?
JB: I love connecting and widening my circle of new friends. But the best experiences have come from hearing the life changing impact these little bottles of oils have made on other’s lives. Their transformation has brought me to tears.
What has been your biggest challenge as a company? Have you been able to overcome that challenge? If so, how?
JB:People have preconceived notions and opinions about essential oils but my role then is to educate, serve, and show them the power of the gift of the most pristine and pure ingredients in the world.
What advice do you have for others interested in pursuing their own business?
JB: Work harder on yourself than you do on your business.
Is there anything else you’d like the readers to know?
JB:This is one of the best decisions I have made for my myself and my family.