Becoming a Mom-preneur

Brandon & Stefanie Stavola


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Stefanie Stavola had been involved in another network marketing company that had recently been sold. She was five months pregnant and it looked like she was going to have to go back into the corporate world. She says, “I felt like a failure.” Then, doTERRA was presented to her out of the blue and she says, “I knew in my gut from the experience I went through and everything I knew to look for this time that doTERRA was different.”

She could see that doTERRA had a product that people would buy even without an income opportunity, and the retention rate was the absolute highest she had seen in the industry. Stefanie says, “Once you start with doTERRA, you don’t look elsewhere.” She made up her mind from the beginning that she was going to hit Diamond and beyond.

Since she didn’t know anyone locally, she joined networking groups and made a goal to hit Silver by the time her baby was born. She says, “I was actually enrolling someone over the phone, bouncing on a ball while I was in labor. That’s the life of a mom-preneur. If you want it bad enough and you’re passionate about it, you’ll find a way. This was just something I put my mind to and I was enjoying what I was doing.”

Her husband, Brandon, was supportive from the beginning. Since they live where he is from, he helped share doTERRA with people he knew, and two of Stefanie’s Silvers were connected to her through him. Part of her motivation to keep pushing for Presidential Diamond is to replace his income as a real estate appraiser so they can move back to where she grew up in South Carolina. She says, “The next time I’m pregnant, I want to be taking walks on the beach not in the snow.” They’re both excited that doTERRA gives them the freedom to live, travel, and work wherever they want.

“doTERRA has allowed me the opportunity to follow my dreams rather than someone else’s. I can create the type of lifestyle that I love and wake up excited for the day and passionate about what I do,” Stefanie says. She was successful in her previous corporate career, but she quickly discovered that it was not what she really wanted in life. Now, Stefanie is able to put her family first and do what she loves. “It’s sad when people feel stuck in their job. You just have to step out of your comfort zone and create the life that you want.”

“A Diamond is merely a chunk of coal that did well under pressure.” –Henry Kissinger

BALANCING A BUSINESS AND A BABY

PRIORITIZE.

“Pick the top three things each day that are going to move your business forward and do those first. It’s often the things that push us out of our comfort zone that we can put off and instead spend our valuable time with busy work. Don’t waste your time organizing your desk. Have a strategy call with your builder, go to the one-on-one, book a class.”

GET A NANNY.

“You have to have undistracted time. Find someone who can do light housework and cook during your kids’ naptime. Use the hours that you have the nanny to do income-producing activities. Don’t spend it on Facebook or catching up with friends over the phone.”

PRACTICE SELF-CARE.

“It’s easy for mom-preneurs to put everyone else in the family first, but this is a huge mistake. Mommy time is crucial for sanity, whether it’s getting a manicure, booking a monthly massage, or getting a workout. Don’t feel guilty. You deserve it. Put yourself at the top of your to-do list. If you’re feeling good, then you’re going to be operating as the best version of yourself and be able to give more.”

LET GO OF PERFECTIONISM

“Being a mom is messy. You’re changing diapers while doing business calls and dirty dishes can hang out in the sink all day. Your house is not going to be spotless all the time. You’ll probably feel like you’re never going to catch up. Let go of perfection. Embrace the challenges, because that’s going to become your new normal.”

GET A MEAL DELIVERY SYSTEM.

“When you have your own business, time is money. The few extra dollars you may spend to get your meals delivered pays for itself with the time you save not going to the grocery store and trying to be creative with recipes. I feel less stress knowing every week I have nutritious meals coming to me.”

Results not typical. Average earnings are less. See doTERRA Opportunity and Earnings Disclosure Summary.

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