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!
Connect with Andrea at Health Fit Essentials!
Tell me about yourself and why you started using essential oils?
My journey into natural solutions started after my thyroid cancer diagnosis and treatment almost 10 years ago. I started to question how I was treating my body and tried to find ways to minimize chemicals in my life. When I had my first child in 2013, my massage therapist suggested I purchase an immune blend and a respiratory blend to support some issues he was having. I did some online research, and purchased On Guard and Breathe when I was in the USA and loved them. Throughout the next year or so, I tried many brands from local health food stores and the mall, but I never had the same results as I did from my doTERRA oils. At this point I didn’t know how I could purchase them in Canada, so I searched on Instagram and found Kami from Cleanse your Life, and we connected and have been building our businesses together ever since!
What motivated you to start building a business with doTERRA? When did you decide you would commit to it for the long term?
After having such a hard time finding the oils in Canada, I wanted to make it easy for people to learn about the oils, get them in their homes and be confident using them every day. I also loved being able to recommend one brand that I know I can trust vs telling someone to buy a certain essential oil and not knowing where or what they would actually buy.
How has your life changed since using and sharing these oils?
I have had such satisfaction watching people change their health using the oils, and watching so many people switch to natural solutions. I have extra income to spend on my family, and have met so many wonderful people throughout the years.
What has been an obstacle or limiting belief in your business that you have since learned to overcome, and how?
My biggest obstacle at the start was my concern that people would think I was being salesy or pushy. I remember after a class a family member they told me that it seemed like I was apologizing the whole class for trying to sell the oils. Although I never actually apologized, I realized I was so worried about people thinking that, I would include a negative vibe. After that class, I stopped apologizing and started realizing that even if people think that I am being salesy that is ok because I know I’m not. My heart is to share the oils and let people experience the healing effects they have, and I don’t need to apologize for that.
What is a piece of advice you give a new builder starting their business journey?
Do not be afraid to sell the oils or focus on kits! What we are doing is helping people, and they have to purchase the oils to experience this, and that does not make you salesy or pushy.
What has surprised you most about building a doTERRA business?
How much personal growth I have gone though, and how much I love the business! The successes, the bad days, the advancements, the setbacks, it all adds to my ability to share the oils and allow people to have the best experience possible!
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