Origin: a Latin derivative
meaning "Gift of the Earth."
When Zhong Sun and his wife, Fuchun Xi, emigrated from China to North America, Fuchun opened a school to teach Chinese to children. She met a friend there who she thought had wonderful skin. When Fuchun asked her friend what she used for her skin, she told her she used essential oils. Fuchun researched essential oils online and found the doTERRA website. She saw that there was no open market in China, and, she says, “I could smell some opportunities.” She decided to sign up with a big kit, and enrolled two other people before it even arrived.
Zhong had worked as a radiologist in China and when they moved to North America started working in the hospital as a medical imaging specialist. Because he was accustomed to the Chinese approach to health, he saw that essential oils would be a great way to help people. Though Zhong and Fuchun already owned two restaurants along with their other jobs, they were both excited to get involved in the business right away. Zhong says, “We’ve seen so many miracles since we’ve begun sharing the oils. We’re so happy that we can empower anyone else who will accept them as well.”
Zhong and Fuchun had a hard time finding anyone who could teach them about doTERRA. They called the corporate office and after several weeks found someone who lived 200 kilometers away. Finally, they were able to attend their first class—and they were already Premier. They attended convention that year and left with the intention of not only reaching Diamond themselves but returning to convention the next year with Diamonds on their team. Today, they already have two Diamonds underneath them.
Because they had no help in the beginning, Zhong and Fuchun ended up with 29 people on their frontline before they knew what they were doing. Now, Zhong puts a lot of effort into training his team on how to structure effectively. They have now achieved Diamond with only 205 people, and others on their team have done it with even fewer. Fuchun credits that to Zhong’s abilities with structuring. Zhong says, “I make a lot of my members very happy, and if they’re happy, we’re happy.”
Though they’re busy with jobs, restaurants, businesses, and kids, Zhong and Fuchun are grateful for the personal development they’ve gotten from doTERRA. Zhong says, “doTERRA can make you become the better you. But we’re not just changing our own lives right now, we’re changing other families’ lives too.”