I find so much inspiration, love and support from my oil community! These women in this community mean the world to me. So I thought it might be fun to introduce some of the Oil Babes that influence me and teach me how to love and heal! I get so many questions asking why I love my oil community, so I thought it might be fun to hear how the women around me answer!
Tell me about yourself and why you started using essential oils?
I’m a wife, mom to 2 precious little girls, and a lover of reading, hot yoga, meditation, and a lifelong student. I love learning about everything, and it has become such a passion of mine to learn about everything these oils have to offer. Our family has been on a wellness journey over the last 10 years since my husband finished treatment for Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. This has taken a lot of forms, but essential oils has been a huge piece of the puzzle over the last 3 years. Our oil journey was specifically spurred on to help manage some really difficult digestive issues my youngest daughter had from birth, and it was so exciting and empowering as a mom to see these oils work in my home!
How has your life changed since using and sharing these oils?
I loved having the chance to reflect on this question. My life has changed in every way possible. My family, my personal development, my mindset, my finances, my knowledge of my body and how to best care for it. But the thing that has changed that I value most deeply is my worldview. I think we so easily become entrenched in our own little bubbles if we aren’t careful. We forget that connecting to each other makes us stronger, and gives us more empathy to support, and encourage one another as we each navigate the hills and valleys of our lives. I’ve always felt that my purpose was to be a connector of women. Our stories are our most valuable asset, and they belong so uniquely to us. Having the chance to hear these stories, and to share theirs, as well as my own, has given me so much peace and passion. I feel so firmly that I am exactly where I should be in my life.
What has been an obstacle or limiting belief in your business that you have since learned to overcome, and how?
I think almost every sees this business as a sales job, and initially I did too. When you view it with that lens, it can feel impersonal, and scary and hard to connect to. I had also told myself the story that I wasn’t any good at sales, so I wasn’t sure how I would be successful in this business, even though I loved the products, the company, and the community. Once I stopped looking it as sales, and began to view it as education, everything changed for me. I realized that I wasn’t selling the oils. I was educating others on the options available to them, the value of holistic solutions, and offering them access to a community of like-minded folks that everyone could benefit from. This simple shift changed how I felt about myself, how I felt about my business, and I found I immediately attracted more folks because they were seeing my passion, rather than my fear. And on top of that, we are in such an age of information consumption, that I believe people truly value this information more than anything.
Celebrate and honor who you are and where you’re at on this journey. Every business is built in a different way; and that’s a good thing! Your personality, your interests, your style of education and support will help people be drawn to YOU. People are craving options and control when it comes to their bodies and their families, but what people are really needing and responding to are the relationships they have within that framework. So if you can find a way to honestly and authentically connect and love the people you work with, then you’ll never struggle to succeed.
What has surprised you most about building a doTERRA business?
The community has been not only the biggest surprise, but the biggest blessing. I was a lonely stay-at-home mom in a new state when I found doTERRA. I had just had a new baby, and she was so colicky and difficult. Things felt hard and heavy, and I kept searching for myself in each day. I kept looking in the corners of my life for a part of me that wasn’t a role, a part of my life that was just mine. I needed a way to step into each day with a sense of purpose and I found that here. The gals on my team have never felt like business partners to me; they feel like friends; like family. So often we peg women as competitive, and instead what I’ve found are some of the deepest, most profound conversations and relationships of my life.