Hi. Welcome to my web site. I am Melodie Kantner. I have been married to my husband Mark for over 33 years. I am currently a leader and earning a full time income in Young Living Essential Oils a company that I have been with for over 18 years.

When Mark and I began our career in network marketing, we were in dire financial straits. Mark was in bad health and our income had dropped substantially. It was so bad during that time bill collectors were calling almost every day and the lights and the phone had been shut off.

Ever hear the expression, Robbing Peter to pay Paul? Well that is what we were doing. Major juggling just to keep the lights on and a roof over our head. We nearly lost our house to foreclosure but somehow we managed to get through without losing it.

If it weren’t for my parents help during that time I don’t know we would have managed. It was during all that mess, we began building our network marketing career.

My Mom is actually the one who introduced me to network marketing. I just knew this could be an answer to our major financial problems. I was right. Network marketing has not only been a solution to our financial situation, it has also created a life of freedom. Not only financial freedom but time. The freedom to come and go as I please. To work when I want to.

It’s a wonderful life.

These days, with the economy the way it is, many people are going through tough financial struggles like we were having way back then. I know how that feels. I know how much pain and anger you can feel when you don’t know how to fix it.

I also know the feeling of hope. That is the feeling when you start your business and you know this could be the solution.

Yes, it CAN be the solution but it’s entirely up to you. You have keep your WHY in front of you EVERY DAY. Do the work, learn from people who have been there and done it. Be persistent, be consistent.

Anyway, here’s a few more things you might want to know about us.

Mark and I are both 53 years young. 😉 We have been married for 33 years. We have one child. Well, he’s a big 31 year old named Brandon. Oh, by the way, Brandon has followed our footsteps building a full time network marketing career. Brandon is married to a lovely woman named Hollie.

Mark and I have one pet. He is a bratty green parrot named Barney that you will often see on my shoulder. He is named after Barney Fife of Andy Griffith fame. You are probably wondering why I chose that name. Well, we happened to be in a pet store and Barney was really hamming it up. He was hilarious as he was flirting and showing off. He clearly loves attention. The store employees were telling how he had figured out the locks and kept letting himself out of his cage.

When I first saw him he was out of his cage and pacing on a shelf above everyone’s heads. Squawking and pacing. Once he got on my shoulder it was all over. I couldn’t resist so we brought him home. He is 25 years old now and a noisy part of our family.

I was born and raised in Michigan but we currently live in a VERY rural area in Southeast Ohio. Did I say rural?? We can’t even get a cell signal out here. No cable, no DSL. Thanks to satellite I can connect with you. 😉

Let’s see. What else do you want to know?

I am the oldest sibling of 4. I have 2 brothers and a sister. Mark is the youngest sibling of 3.

Mark and I are both award winning artists. My specialties are pencil drawing, watercolor painting, and glass enamel jewelery design. Mark is a photographer, sculptor and makes glass flameworked beads. Brandon is an award winning artist and musician. Brandon plays the piano and his wife Hollie plays the guitar.

Anyway, those are a few interesting details about myself and my family. I think it is good to get to know people when we are building a business together. That way you know we are real people just like you.

So anyway . . .

We am looking forward to working with you.

Check out Young Living Essential Oils Business Opportunity HERE

My blogs for network marketers:

Esteem Power Newsletter – focuses on EFT, Self-Esteem & Success Mindset Tips for Network Marketers. Self-esteem and mindset are really important if you want to be successful in network marketing.

You may be wondering what this EFT is all about. EFT stands for Emotional Freedom Techniques. I learned the technique over 10 years ago. EFT is a powerful technique that you can use to clear fears and emotional blocks that are getting in the way of your business success. Well, actually success in any aspect of life.

I love teaching EFT to fellow network marketers. That is why I created the Ebook, EFT For Network Marketers.

Essential Oil Tips Blog – A blog that is for customers and distributors of Young Living Essential Oils. It is filled with ways to use essential oils.

Also feel free to connect with me on Facebook and Twitter.