Conventions: Seeking Substance

MARY: I have to tell you a funny story. When I was building my business many, many years ago, long before Young Living, I loved conventions. Why? Because I could see the people in my organization. It was about being together, the meetings before, the meetings afterwards. We loved each other so much, and it was such a thrill to see everyone.

Jean Marie Hepworth

Jean Marie Hepworth

But you know what? There wasn’t much substance in the general meetings, and the leaders would be out in the halls visiting. I remember looking at that and thinking, “How sad it is that the company speakers have so little substance that the leaders don’t even want to be in their meetings.”

GARY: I also have to tell a little story, and I hope Mary will be okay with it.

MARY:  Uh oh!

GARY: There was an annual convention of the other company in Anaheim, California, shortly after Mary also became—shh!—a Young Living distributor, and I was teaching a Raindrop seminar in Santa Barbara. She called me and asked me if I could stop in Anaheim on my way, that there were people she would like me to meet. So here they are at their annual convention, and I dropped in on them. The biggest meeting was held upstairs in Mary and Vonn’s suite, where I introduced Young Living to—Jean Marie Hepworth and her husband. That was where Mary’s Young Living organization began. So yes, she is a unique teacher.