Tips on Networking

At the heart of it networking is CONNECTING, not collecting.

Three tips on being a professional who others invite to the table:

  • Be curious about the people you are connecting with.
  • Connect them with resources (people or things) that can help them.
  • Collect friends by telling your story to those who have a genuine care for others.

Questions to ask in a PROFESSIONAL setting:

  • How did you decide to do what you do?
  • What is your favorite thing to do?
  • What are you reading right now?
  • What are you working on right now?
  • What do you need help with right now?

Questions to ask in a SOCIAL setting:

  • What do you do for fun?
  • Do you prefer a certain social media platform for connecting with people?
  • What has been your favorite vacation?
  • Tell me about your favorite life lesson in 3 sentences or less.
  • Where are you from?
  • Tell me about something you’ve learned about yourself in the past year.
  • What makes you lose track of time?
  • What risk are you happy you took?
  • What is the kindest thing someone has ever done for you?
  • What random act of kindness could you perform right now?
  • What is something new you recently tried and loved?
  • How are you making a difference in the world?
  • What does your perfect day look like?
  • What are you working towards that you could use some help with?

But the most important part of connecting is LISTENING.

Listen with your heart, not just your ears. Listening to offer connections to help lift them up is the key here.

Listen well, friend. Listen well.

And then follow-up with making connections. Meaning, get their contact info – phone, email, IG handle, SOMETHING. CONNECT!


You smell good!

“You smell good! What am I smelling?” I get that a lot after hugging a friend. My response: “Just breathe. It’s good for you!” 🥰

I want to say a great big thank you to all of YOU who have supported my essential oil business over the past 6 1/2 years! Who could have guessed that getting a diffuser and a few oils would have turned out this way?! Happy Small Business Saturday!

In early 2014 I was desperate to find something to relieve my chronic sinus issues. Round after round of various kinds of modern medicine didn’t even touch it. Then I figured – what have I got to lose, let’s see what else these oils can do. Let’s put them to the test. And what do you know?!

In 2019 I left a 25+ year career in the investment industry to run my small business full-time. Was I crazy? Yup… probably. 🤯

Together, our tribe has helped kids get through school days with less anxiety, parents teach their more focused kids, business professionals stay healthy and on the job, frontline workers stay on top of their A-game, given family members rest when caring for an aging relative, offered tools to provide emotional support through some hard times of life… and so on.

Our tribe spreads from Hawaii to Germany… and throughout the UK, and soon Montenegro! We are global, baby!

If you are reading this and have questions – come find me. I’m here for you! You are not alone.

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Got Essential Oil Lid Labels?

Preview of Essential Oil Lid Labels


I do!  Check it out!  Oh Etsy… how I love thee!   <— Click on “Etsy” to go to my new shop!    These beauties have been Lori-tested and are Lori-approved!  They are smudge proof and oil-friendly!


But first and foremost… if you aren’t a Young Living member yet – you need to be!  You can use this LINK to enroll online.   And when you do I’ll be your first contact for connecting you to an oil resource group where we share ideas, recipes, and answer questions.  I provide education and support and if I don’t know the answer to your questions I will do my best to track it down for you.  Essential oils should be used with caution.  And when used appropriately they will ROCK YOUR WORLD!   So, why not make them pretty too?!  When you enroll I’ll send you some of these labels for FREE!!!  (Designed by yours truly!)

Our team is an amazing support – just know that you won’t be alone in this journey… we’ll research essential oils together!   For more information on how, when, where, why to use essential oils… visit this past entry > How to Use Essential Oils


Premium Starter Kit oils
Item #1 – Premium Starter Kit oils

Item #1 – Premium Starter Kit Oils (pictured above).  Each pack of these labels includes 5 sets of labels for the 11 oils that come with your Young Living Premium Starter Kit. Keep a set for yourself and give the other 4 sets out to friends who are buying their Young Living Starter Kit.  The labels / oils included are: Frankincense, Thieves, Lemon, Purification, Lavender, Peppermint, DiGize, PanAway, Copaiba, RC, and Stress Away.



Single oils & Blends
Item #2 – Essential Oil Lid Labels – Single Oils & Blends

2.  Essential Oil Lid Labels – This set of lid labels has 1 sheet for Young Living’s SINGLE oils and 1 sheet for Young Living’s essential oil BLENDS. This set includes the Premium Starter Kit oils, labels for the KidScents collection, the Oola oils, the Animal Scents oils, and even Progessence Plus (and a couple others)!

This set ALSO includes a second label for Vitality oils / for those oils that come in both 5ml and 15ml bottles.



Item #2 - Combo set of PSK oils and Singles/Blends
Item #3 – Combo set of Starter Kit oils and Singles/Blends

3.  Combo Set of Lid Labels – This combo set includes the following:

  • 1 sheet with bottle lid labels of all of Young Living’s SINGLE oils.
  • 1 sheet with bottle lid labels of all of the essential oil BLENDS offered by Young Living, including the Premium Starter Kit oils, the KidScents collection, the Oola oils, the Animal Scents oils, and even Progessence Plus (as well as a couple others)!
  • 5 strips of labels for the Premium Starter Kit oils. Keep a set for yourself and give the other 4 sets out to friends who are buying their Young Living Starter Kit.


So, what are you waiting for?  !!! GO GET YOU SOME !!!  And more products to keep rolling out as I work endlessly to bring you more beautiful-ness!!!


Hustle is the verb of our dreams



As I reflected on International Women’s Day yesterday I was moved to tears by the amount of POWER in our hustle.
I am a mentor for a growing number of female entrepreneurs who inspire me daily. We all put so much heart into our business. We view our businesses as an extension of our legacy – which is evident in us naming our businesses, projects, teams after our values or dreams, etc. In the end, it’s not just a business name – it’s a reflection of us. In many cases it’s not just putting food on the table – although it’s doing that too.  We’re also throwing down a personal challenge for us to live up to EVERY DAY.
Think about this – this is POWERFUL!  Our hustle catapults us toward our dreams!
But here’s the thing to keep in mind as a leader of a group of business people: not everyone in the group is being catapulted at the same speed. They have different dreams and their hustle is going to get them there at a different pace.  And that’s ok.  It truly is.
I’ll share a Moxie tip here that comes up quite often:  IT’LL TAKE THE TIME IT TAKES.
May I encourage you today to keep your focus on YOUR focus. Let your hustle be your catapult …

There’s a lot to be said for a little hustle

Let’s compare 2 thoughts of school of “success”.  One is motivated by status and net worth and material possessions.  

The other is motivated by the ENERGY and PASSION and DRIVE to just keep working hard because you love the work so much that it does not feel like “work”.  It’s motivated by your calling.

You love the work so much that you see OPPORTUNITIES instead of hurdles.

You love the work so much that you see SOLUTIONS instead of problems.

You love the work so much that you see connections as true RELATIONSHIPS.

You love the work so much that you use both sides of your brain… so much so that you find yourself being both technical AND creative, even though you aren’t wired that way (and that might even surprise you).

Let me break some news to you, from personal experience:  In those moments you are working to your fullest potential.  That’s how you were created, and that’s what you were born to do!

So get busy!  Put some hard work and HUSTLE into it…



Today I leave you with my pick of the top 20 quotes on a little hard work & effort:

“The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is a little extra.”  Jimmy Johnson

“Let us rather run the risk of wearing out than rusting out.” Theodore Roosevelt

“The average person puts only 25% of his energy and ability into his work.” Andrew Carnegie

“The most practical, beautiful, workable philosophy in the world won’t work – if you won’t.” Unknown

“How long should you try? Until.”  Jim Rohn

“It is for us to pray not for tasks equal to our powers, but for powers equal to our tasks, to go forward with a great desire forever beating at the door of our hearts as we travel toward our distant goal.” Helen Keller

“Your ability to discipline yourself to set clear goals, and then to work toward them every day, will do more to guarantee your success than any other single factor.” Brian Tracy

“Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.” Abraham Lincoln

“Working hard becomes a habit, a serious kind of fun. You get self-satisfaction from pushing your self to the limit, knowing that all the effort is going to pay off.” Mary Lou Retton

“Success is a function of persistence and doggedness and the willingness to work hard for twenty-two minutes to make sense of something that most people would give up on after thirty seconds.” Alan Schoenfeld

“Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.” Napoleon Hill

“If you’re not willing to work hard, let someone else do it. I’d rather be with someone who does a horrible job, but gives 110% than with someone who does a good job and gives 60%.” Will Smith

“Talent is never enough. With few exceptions the best players are the hardest workers.” Magic Johnson

“Don’t wish it were easier. Wish you were better.” Jim Rohn

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”  Winston Churchill

“If you have a positive attitude and constantly strive to give your best effort, eventually you will overcome your immediate problems and find you are ready for greater challenges.”  Pat Riley

“Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.”  Franklin D. Roosevelt

“Life is too short to spend in negativity. So I have made a conscious effort to not be where I don’t want to be.”  Hugh Dillon

“Be of good cheer. Do not think of today’s failures, but of the success that may come tomorrow. You have set yourselves a difficult task, but you will succeed if you persevere; and you will find a joy in overcoming obstacles. Remember, no effort that we make to attain something beautiful is ever lost.”  Helen Keller

“Give your dreams all you’ve got and you’ll be amazed at the energy that comes out of you.” William James

Do your best. Work from the heart for your real Master, for God, confident that you’ll get paid in full when you come into your inheritance.  Colossians 3


For more information on MOXIE

Moxie | Coaching for a Brave Business

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WHAT IS MOXIE?  Let’s look …

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OK – but what is MOXIE?

MOXIE is a partner for the entrepreneur.

Starting and running a business is simply not for the faint of heart.

MOXIE knows it takes courage, hustle and consistency.

Be creative and calculated. Be thoughtful and proficient. Be brave.

MOXIE is dedicated to walking with you in courage – hustling alongside you.

When you employ MOXIE rest assured that you are not alone. You’ve got Moxie.


It comes from inside all of us.

MOXIE, the business, was born years ago.

And the moxie to succeed is what is calling you.

You’ve had it.

Moxie has been calling you – what are you going to do about it?Glinda


MOXIE knows you already have the drive to do this.

This endeavor is an extension of your soul.

It’s not just a business.  It is your legacy.

You’re not in this alone.  You’ve got moxie.

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I am Lori Tisdale.

Wife, sister, daughter, friend.  Child of God.

Writer.  Photographer.  Essential oil lover.

I am a good listener.  I am a focused coach.

I give homework and grace.

Now it’s your turn… drop me a message and introduce yourself.

Let’s talk about how MOXIE can support your dreams.


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Read more HERE about what the MOXIE Mentor relationship looks like

And remember…

you’re not alone.  you’ve not moxie.

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What does a MOXIE Mentor relationship look like?

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What a MOXIE Mentor IS (My Responsibility)

  • I am honest / open.
  • I am consistent / available.
  • I am compassionate / caring.
  • I will strive to be peaceful / content.
  • I will strive to add value / be an influencer.
  • I am curious / will ask a lot of questions.
  • My questions may create uncomfortableness.
  • I will challenge stagnant thinking.
  • I will strive to pull you up instead of bring you down / positively focused.
  • I will be your cheerleader.
  • I will offer suggestions to meet goals.
  • I will suggest mutual brainstorm sessions.
  • I will be authentic / genuine.
  • I will strive to listen to understand.
  • I will offer guidance without telling you what to do.
  • I will suggest resources and offer ideas.
  • I will make you feel safe.  This is a judgment-free zone.

What a MOXIE Mentor is NOT

  • I may not reply back to messages / calls in a timely manner.
  • I will not always be available.
  • I am not be your counselor.
  • I am not be your problem-solver.

Mutual Boundaries / Setting Expectations

Note – there are no right or wrong answers – but think about these things

  • Is there a time limit to this relationship?
  • Is this relationship based on hitting a goal?  What is that goal?  What is the time frame?
  • Tell me what you need – I cannot read your mind.
  • What do the meetings look like?  In person or over the phone or web conference.  (Length of meeting varies.)
  • Are there other expectations on your part?
  • Moxie is here for your benefit – if Moxie is no longer adding value then it’s time for us both to move on.

Your responsibility

  • Be honest / tell me the truth – not what you want me to hear.
  • Keep this a judgment free zone = you’re in charge of your own future.
  • Be consistent / don’t cancel our appointments.
  • Be kind to yourself.
  • Work hard.  Don’t make excuses.
  • Don’t give up.
  • Speak up.  If you’re done with the business relationship, say the word – no hard feelings.
  • If you feel you have gleaned what you need from the business relationship, then it’s time for you to add value to somebody else.

Fill out the Moxie Mentor Questionnaire to take the next step.

You’re not alone.  You’ve got MOXIE.

Let’s take a look at Teamwork


For me personally, watching any sort of team accomplish something is so inspiring to me.   Especially when the odds are against them… amiright?!  From a flash mob to an underdog team… it’s beyond inspiring when they move in fluid motion together towards an end goal.

“Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.”  Henry Ford

Henry Ford is an unlikely hero by today’s standards.  But I am not too proud to say that Henry Ford is one of my personal heroes.  Not only did he come up with the whole assembly line process… but he knows his stuff when it comes to the topic of TEAMWORK.  And teamwork kinda rocks my world!  Especially when it’s done RIGHT!

One of the most interesting facts to me is that Henry Ford recognized that his employees would bring him success so much so that he elevated them by treating them as his business partners.

“It is not unusual to speak of an employee as a partner, and yet what else is he?”  Henry Ford

From sports teams to a group of ladies working together on a quilt to work teams to the U.S. Navy… each person brings their own gifts/talents to the team but they are also committed to working together for the purpose and vision of the whole team.  They are supporting each other by doing their own work and doing it well.

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If the team was missing any one of those dedicated individuals (in heart or in body – meaning, if they were physically absent or if there were an ulterior motive) the rest of the team members would have to pick up the slack created by that missing part.

The cog work of the team just would not work… imagine, in the picture below, if any one of those cogs was missing or even dislodged (meaning, with an ulterior motive) the rest of the cogs would not be moving in motion with the rest of the team.  One missing cog prevents the rest of the team from doing their part to make the process work.

Computer generated 3D photo rendering.

That’s a POWERFUL image of the importance of each team member being committed to the success of the team!  Isn’t it?!

“Individual commitment to a group effort – this is what makes a team work, a company work, society work, a civilization work.”  – Vince Lombardi

To break it down – successful team work takes 1) individual commitment to add value, 2) a commitment for the benefit of the team, and 3) dedication to the team.  It’s not rocket science… but that endeavor was a success because of teamwork.  So… maybe it is…