Mary Young: Leading by Example
Young Living Executive Vice President Mary Young was recently honored at Utah BusinessMagazine’s 30 Women to Watch awards luncheon in Salt Lake City, Utah. The award recognizes women who are strong leaders, advocates within their communities, and set a strong personal and professional example for their peers.
We were fortunate enough to sit down with Mary to get her insight into network marketing, leadership, and what motivates her to succeed.
What do you enjoy most about the network marketing business?
I enjoy watching people be successful and achieve something they didn’t think they could. I love to see members achieve things they didn’t think they could. It is fun to see everything come together, see it become a whole, and to be part of it. It’s not about money. It’s not about a product. We want to better the lives of others around us. We want others to achieve and know what it feels like to be successful.
What is your leadership style?
I lead by example, and I speak my mind. What I say today will be the same today, tomorrow, and the next day. I don’t like politics or games, so people around me always know where I stand. I like to see people achieve what they are capable of, and I strive to make other people feel like they are the best at what they do.
What do you tell members who seek your guidance?
If I can do it, you can do it. You have the greatest opportunity in front of you that you can possibly imagine. Go out, start talking, and make it happen. Use the products, see how you feel about them, and simply tell others about your experiences.
Do the best you can. If you don’t know something, go ask and find out. If you want to be successful, find out everything you need to move forward.
What motivates you?
Seeing other people be successful and achieve their goals motivates me. I love to say “You can do it!” and afterward say, “See, I told you! How do you feel?” No one can ever describe how good it feels to help someone achieve his or her goal.
Mary’s example has led many members to pursue their dreams. Who inspires you? How do you inspire others? Tell us in the comments!