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 born and bred Cajun, living in the heart of southern Louisiana. As a health and science guru, I “officially” graduated from college with a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing and a license as a registered nurse, but I couldn’t unwire my brain from wondering what alternative therapy could be used in conjunction with/or instead of western medicine. I was taught to observe and reason and allowing other people to constantly determine the outcome and state of our health- mainly the minor issues or lifestyle measures- just didn’t resonate with what I knew to be true of our amazing bodies and minds. After being exposed to the benefits of aromatherapy during my Junior year, I spent the next few years absorbing as much as I could about essential oils, purchasing them from a myriad of places before finally seeing through my research that there was only one brand I truly wanted to center my trust and life around… doTERRA!
What motivated you to start building a business with doTERRA? When did you decide you would commit to it for the long term?
I connected with Jenna on social media during the baby years of her business and she was my sheer inability to control my sharing habits with everyone that I encountered. She gently found a way to make me realize, over the course of a few months that adapting to the business venture side of the oils didn’t have to be scary. I trusted what she saw in me and committed to doing whatever I could to make sure I succeeded in using my personal talents to reach others who would be blessed by the powerful beauty of these oils!
How has your life changed since using and sharing these oils?
I have transitioned from a curious mother to an empowered and knowledgable educator and mentor. My purpose as an adult feels much deeper and passionate that it every has before and I have a newfound confidence in my ability to communicate with and educate others. The financial blessing of my business has allowed me freedom in areas once more restricted and my ability to be a blessing to those around me grows daily.
What has been an obstacle or limiting belief in your business that you have since learned to overcome, and how?
Not allowing the scarcity that is prevalent in the minds of so many around me was tricky. We will always encounter those who just aren’t ready (and who may never be) to embrace the unlimited potential of someone who is persistent + passionate + has the momentum of a phenomenal company and team filling her sails. To truly stand above the weight of those trying to drag you down is a laborious process, but if you remain strong in who you are, and why you began in the first place, you will prevail- and you will inspire countless individuals in dire need every step of the way.
What is a piece of advice you give a new builder starting their business journey?
Be willing to adapt. Maintain flexibility like never before. You will learn more about yourself and your heart in these coming months than ever before. Know that change is okay, even though sometimes uncomfortable. You will one day look back and see that where you ended up was nowhere near where you imagined. Your journey will wind through unknown areas, you may brand yourself, then rebrand once more. Your “why” will change, and it’s all just part of the journey, so enjoy it!
What has surprised you most about building a doTERRA business?
The community of women that I have embraced as my family that I couldn’t survive without, but wouldn’t have known otherwise. The blessings you will find will be tenfold what you imagine, and sometimes come in many hidden ways, but if you leave yourself open to greatness, and allow yourself to dissolve into this network of fabulous women and men, you will come out the other end with more gracious appreciation than you ever thought possible!
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