Often in classes I tell the story of my move to Singapore . . . In 2002 I met some people from Singapore while at a seminar in Hawaii. We kept in touch, and they said, “You really ought to come to Singapore – and we will show you around!” I thought, “What better way to see Singapore than with Singaporeans“
In early February 2003, I flew to Singapore. After a week in a hotel, I rented a serviced apartment for 10 weeks. While I was there, SARS broke out. For those who were in Singapore at the time, you will remember that the bustling city became a ghost town. Schools and businesses were closed, and people stayed in their homes. Those who ventured out usually wore masks. One of the people whom I had met said, “You don’t seem to be worried about SARS – WHY not???” I told her, “I have my essential oils!” When she asked if I would tell her a little about the oils, I suggested that she gather some friends together so we could have an introductory class. The next day, twelve people came to learn about and experience the Young Living essential oils!
When I returned to Florida the end of April, I was unsure whether I would rent out my apartment on the beach there seasonally, annually . . . or sell it. The answer came in a telephone call. A woman who had never been inside my apartment and whom I did not know called me and said that she would like to purchase it! She made an attractive offer and said she would also like to purchase anything I wanted to leave behind . . . so the decision was made. The end of June 2003, I moved to Singapore!
Steven Shumelda faciliating a bodywork session for a local.
In 2008, I qualified for the Young Living Caribbean Cruise. Although I had been to the islands many times, I knew that the Young Living executives would be my “captives” on the ship at night. Singapore finally got on the “radar” of the Company – and we received reduced shipping for our international orders beginning 1 August 2008. The lower shipping rates made ordering far more attractive, and “Team Singapore” began to grow!
Another milestone was reached 14 April 2010 when Young Living Singapore Pte Ltd was registered. Next stepping stones have been the Grand Opening of the offices in Singapore and Hong Kong in October 2011 and 2013 and in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia October 2014. November 2016 brought the opening of Taiwan, followed by Indonesia in April 2017.
The journey has been exciting, and it is so rewarding to introduce others to something that can enhance every aspect of their lives.
We’ve only just begun…