A little over 3 years ago, I began to educate other people how to use essential oils to support their health. It started with my sharing with other cancer moms and how they could use the oils to help their mood and anxiety levels, as well as, to help their child minimize the side effects of treatment.
This sharing turned into my teaching classes out of our home and inviting neighbors, friends and family to join in. And before I knew it, I began traveling all over the United States, eagerly sharing the beautiful testimonies of how these essential oils were changing people’s lives and giving them their health back.
My goal was always simply rooted…I wanted to help others improve their health!
However, this simple goal led to my becoming a Presidential Diamond, which is the top 1% of dōTERRA, and receiving some incredible financial blessings. It also paved the way for creating our non-profit, The KICKcancER Movement, and opening the doors for me to become an advocate for real health in the world of professional sports, entertainment and medicine.
Recently, dōTERRA interviewed me for their Essential Leadership Magazine. So, I thought I would share with you in this space some of that interview and a bit of my journey. It is my hope that it will inspire those of you who have the goal of growing your own business, no matter whether it is a brick-and-mortar, if you’re a real estate agent, a network marketing professional or an artist. May this be an encouragement…
“Through dōTERRA, we have seen beauty come from ashes.”
Q: What have been the biggest hurdles you have had to overcome on the way to Presidential Diamond?
A: Learning to lead from behind and not in front. It is such a temptation to want to pull my leaders with me at the same pace and on the same exact journey of building this business. I had to learn that in order to reach my goals, I needed to be a leader who leads from the back and supports each of my business partners in their own goals and journey. This required me taking extreme ownership of my business. I recognized that if I continued to lead from the front, my leaders would lose their trust in me and wouldn’t feel valued.
Q: What advice would you give to someone who is trying to reach Presidential Diamond?
A: Become an expert on the oils. It isn’t until you have created your own experiences by using the oils that you become completely convicted about getting them in the hands of everyone you know. We have a product that literally changes people’s lives. If you feel like a salesperson, take a few steps back and start using our products more, and use our amazing resources to educate yourself, like the dōTERRA Empowered Life Series.
Also make sure that your mindset is always people over profit. This is a relationship business. Focus on building people, not just your business. Be a good listener and walk alongside your leaders. When your customers and business partners feel cared for, heard, and their needs are met, you will find yourself leading a successful dōTERRA organization that continues to thrive and grow.
You teach, you teach, you teach. There is no shortcut. Get in front of anyone who is willing to learn and share your knowledge with them. I taught, on average, three classes per week until I hit Presidential Diamond.
Q: How do you and your spouse work together in the business?
A: We work together in our business just like we do in our life. Josh doesn’t even know how to log into my back office. You won’t catch him teaching a class or on a mentor call. He is my behind-the-scenes magic, and he is the one who holds me up and leads me. He believes in me, encourages me, and a year and a half ago, he left his career to support mine. Every day he holds me accountable to my position. He helps me with business strategy ideas, leadership advice, and ways to encourage my creativity.
Q: How have you learned to balance running your business and taking care of your family?
A: This is an amazing business to have a family with. Even when I am working, I am home with my family. I can easily cancel calls or classes if my family needs me. I have learned to set boundaries of work hours, and when I hold to those hours, I am a more present mom, wife, and network marketing professional. This is a continual process that I still have to practice but having my family as a part of my business is a huge blessing.
Q: Some people don’t want to reach Presidential Diamond because of how hard and stressful it seems. What are the benefits of this rank? Why should someone else want to reach it?
A: I believe we all have a purpose in life, and the most significant part of that purpose is showing up 100 percent in every aspect. I don’t believe true success in this business can only be defined by hitting Presidential Diamond. True success is having the peace of mind that you gave your heart and soul to a worthy cause and did the best you could. For those who desire to hit Presidential Diamond, the beautiful part about our compensation plan is you can take as much time as you need reach this rank. Of course, there have been challenges and a ton of hard work, but what other job could I have worked at my own pace, in my own creative way, and in just a few short years, get to the point of earning this kind of income, all while being at home with my family?
Q: At this stage, what motivates you to continue building your business?
A: Supporting my business partners to achieve their goals. I wouldn’t be a Presidential Diamond leader without them. They supported me and worked relentlessly every step of the way. Watching each of them accomplish their goals is what motivates me. I also know the calling in my life is significant and involves me contributing to improving others’ lives physically, emotionally, spiritually, and financially. All four of those changes can be facilitated through this company.
Q: How has this business changed your life?
A: Where do I even begin? I started building this business soon after my son’s cancer diagnosis. This was the most beautiful and healthy distraction for a heartbreaking three-and-a-half-year journey. This business has not only allowed me to play a part in supporting my son’s healing journey, but it has allowed us to begin a nonprofit called KICKcancER, where we have the privilege of helping teach other families walking through a cancer diagnosis how to thrive. Through dōTERRA, we have been able to not only enjoy the most beautiful, free life, but have also been able to play a significant role in the world of pediatric cancer.
Q: What do you want your team to know?
A: I want to thank my amazing business partners who have walked alongside me on this journey. It is only because of them, their belief, and their efforts that I have the opportunity to have a voice here. When Josh and I walked at convention as Presidential, we wished our entire team was walking in front of us.
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