I will always be extremely vocal of the importance my faith has played in my journey with Young Living. In January of 2013, I decided to devote 21 days of prayer to this new possible business venture. It was the best decision I could have ever made. I believe without a shadow of a doubt, those 21 days built a strong foundation for what was just around the corner.

The videos below go along with a book that I just released called 21 Days of Prayer For Your Business. This book covers 21 topics that I pray will rock your world. It’s a book/workbook style, meaning, I get all up in your business and ask you tons of questions and then ask you to write out some thoughts. Don’t be scared. You will love it, I promise. It may be a bit painful, digging deep into some areas of your life, but it will be worth it. I just know it.

If you want to get the book, you can do so at shop.ohmyoils.com, however, if budget doesn’t allow, PLEASE just follow along in the videos. I pray this blesses your business like crazy!

Day One: Giving God Control – I can tend to be a tad bit of a control freak, anyone else with on this one? It’s so easy to do things our own way. Giving God control may seem a little scary, but trust me, it’s the safest place you can be. It’s pretty easy to do. Simply acknowledge Him in all your ways. It’s telling the Lord you want His hand in all you do. Yes, yes, you still have to work, but it’s making sure your heart is in the proper place. Our very first day is setting a strong foundation with Him in control.

Day Two: Freedom From The Past – I hate to break it to you, but you have a past. Now, I’m not sure what that past looks like, but if it’s anything like mine, it can have a few not so awesome moments. On day two we visit our past, which may be painful digging up feelings you buried deep. Whether it’s hurts, failures, or rejection, it’s time to find freedom. The enemy comes to steal, kill, and destroy the abundant life Christ has set out for us. That’s all about to change.

Day Three: You Are Uniquely Made – You are crazy special. I’m not talking about your friend, your sister, or your neighbor. I am talking about YOU. You have been uniquely designed with specific gifts and talents. You are not a mistake or an accident. I don’t care what you think or what anyone has told you. You were made for such a time as this, day three we discuss this very topic. It’s time to recognize our gifts and embrace them in every aspect of our life.

Day Four: Catching A Vision – The Bible says, “Without vision, the people perish, cast off restraint, and run wild.” Vision is available for everyone, not just those we think of as visionaries. You may not see the end destination, but you can see one step in front of the other. The Bible also says, “Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.” Vision is simply seeing one step at a time. We find that from the Word. On day four we discuss this topic in depth. It’s time to catch a vision.

Day Five: Be Intentional – It’s one thing to know what we should be doing, it’s another thing to be intentional and actually do it. On day five we pinky promise each other to BE INTENTIONAL. We start discovering what our values are and how to incorporate those into our life and business. How are we currently being intentional with our values? What can we begin doing to be more intentional? What are we doing that is going against our values? Let’s be intentional about being intentional.

Day Six: Always Growing – The day you quit growing is the day you quit growing. That’s pretty profound, right? If we aren’t growing, we stay the way we currently are in life. Growing can be painful, trust me, I get it. Growing requires stretching, and stretching causes pain from time to time. The pain is always worth it in the end. On day six we discuss the reasons we fight the growth process. We also discuss how we can maximize growth in our life. It’s vital for a successful business.

Day Seven: Don’t Give Up – The day you give up, is the day you give up. Man, I keep coming up with these profound statements. (I kid.) On day seven I share about the day I almost gave up on my dreams. It’s a day I will never forget. I was one decision away from walking down a different path. I am thankful for friends who prayed for me and encouraged me to keep on keeping on. I pray this day encourages you to never ever give up. If you do, you’ll have no clue what was right around the corner.

Day Eight: Living A Life Of Worship – Worship is giving honor to something or someone. I don’t know anyone more fitting to worship, than our Lord and Savior. On day eight we discuss living a life of worship. When we use the gifts and talents the Lord blessed us with for the benefit of others, that is worship. We can worship the Lord with our time, money, relationships, and the list goes on and on. There is nothing more fulfilling than living a life of worship. I dare you to give it a try.

Day Nine: Embracing Excellence – When you embrace excellence in your life and business, you are embracing your unique design with the tools and resources you currently have on hand. Don’t confuse excellence with perfection. Excellence is obtainable, perfection will never happen. On day nine we discuss how to live a life of excellence. It’s okay to say no to some good things, so we can say yes to even better things. Don’t let this topic scare you. Embracing excellence is uplifting.

Day Ten: Perfectionism Weighs You Down – There is nothing more draining than constantly feeling like you have to be perfect. It’s draining because it’s just not possible. You will always be left lacking. You will always feel like you should do more or be more. On day ten we discuss how perfectionism is totally different from living a life of excellence. Where is the root of perfectionism come from in your life? It’s time to kick it to the curb. It’s way too heavy for you to carry.

Day Eleven: Creative Problem Solving – Do you immediately go into freak out mode when a problem presents itself in your life or your business? It’s important to remember that obstacles open the door for opportunities. On day eleven we put on our “creative problem solving” hat and figure out ways to allow bumps in the road to propel us forward rather than stall us on this journey. Is this too overwhelming? Fantastic. Ask the Lord to give you wisdom. He gives generously.

Day Twelve: Build Community – Being alone is dangerous. There is safety in numbers. Come on, you have seen the videos of a gazelle getting picked off by a lion. OH MY WORD, how is that for a mental picture? On day twelve we discuss the importance of community. We look at why we run from it, why we need it, and how we develop it in our life and business. We really are better together. I double dog dare you to get off the sidelines and build a community. You will be glad you did.

Day Thirteen: Surviving Conflict – If you are reading these words, which means you are living and breathing, I am sure you have dealt with conflict. On day thirteen, we try OH SO hard to open our eyes to where the root of conflict begins. Very few people wake up evil. I would dare to say they wake up wanting to be a little bit better than the day before. We don’t have to allow conflict to stop us in our tracks. We can survive it, and come out better and stronger on the other side.

Day Fourteen: Fight For Your Family – Growing a business can be a load of fun, a ton of work, and extremely stressful. On day fourteen, we discuss the importance of fighting for our family. When dealing with problems at home, it’s easy to bring that into our work environment. When dealing with problems at work, it’s easy to bring that back into our home. We want to be intentional and fight for a thriving career, but we also want to fight for a thriving family. It’s worth it, I promise.

Day Fifteen: Integrity Matters – Webster dictionary defines integrity as a firm adherence to a code of especially moral or artistic values. It also goes on to say, it’s the quality or state of being complete or undivided. On day fifteen, we cut right to the chase. Integrity matters. Integrity is doing the right thing when nobody else is watching. It says in the Bible that the Lord is a shield to those who walk with integrity. I want to have that shield, how about you?

Day Sixteen: Be Courageous – Pretend you are a cheerleader for a second and say the following with me: BE COURAGEOUS, BE, BE COURAGEOUS. Wasn’t that fun? On day sixteen, we decide to get off the comfort zone couch and get out in the game. It’s time to do some things that scare us. We are going to have the courage to be courageous. Wait, would that make us courageous already? That makes my brain hurt. Bottom line, it’s time to be fearless. It’s time to kick this up to crazy level.

Day Seventeen: Be Still – Why is it hard for us to be still? Why do we feel the need to fix each and every situation in life? Why is it hard to let go and let God take over? On day seventeen, we discuss the topic of being still. When we decide to be still before the Lord, we are ultimately saying we trust Him and give Him control. There is nothing more freeing than resting in Him. Things seem effortless when we give Him that proper place. Be still and know that He is God.

Day Eighteen: Competition Complements You – Competition, the dreaded word in business many people never want to hear. We must crush the competition. We must compete with the competition. We must compare ourselves to the competition. No, no, no. In day eighteen, we discover that competition can actually complement our business. Say what? Yep, it’s true. Allow competition to make you better instead of bitter. Trust me, it will take a load of your shoulders. Give it a try.

Day Nineteen: Examine Your Experiences – I heard John Maxwell say one time, “Experience is not your best teacher, evaluated experience will teach you the most.” On day nineteen, we pull out the magnifying glass and begin looking at all we have walked through during this series. We discuss the good, the bad, and the ugly. It’s painless, I promise. Well, maybe I should let you be the judge. You can examine the experience, of examining the experience when you are done. You know that’s funny.

Day Twenty: Success Doesn’t Equal Contentment – What happens when you hit the big time? You know, when you get that promotion, hit that top level of your company, double your paycheck? Life is perfect, right? On day twenty, we discuss that maybe success doesn’t always equal contentment. Success isn’t bad, I pray you find it. However, there is a void in our life only God can fill. When we keep that in perspective on this journey, we are setting ourselves up for TRUE success.

Day Twenty One: Game On – There comes a point when all good things must come to an end. On day twenty-one, we part ways and say goodbye. Hey, there is not time for shedding tears. We’ve got work to do. While this series may be coming to an end, we will stay connected on future studies, right? I can’t even begin to tell you how much I enjoyed walking through these 21 days with you. I am confident the Lord is going to continue the work He started. GAME ON!