Origin: a Latin derivative
meaning "Gift of the Earth."
It was because of Elena Brower’s admiration of Marcy Snodgrass that she got involved in doTERRA. Elena was busy as a yoga and meditation instructor that traveled all over the world teaching, so for three years, she only used doTERRA and sent anyone who was interested to Marcy. Then, Elena says, “I finally realized that it was time to get serious about my finances, my philanthropy, and my service.” She called Marcy and started to get involved in her doTERRA business.
Elena already had a team from the people she had been recommending to Marcy, so she started to engage with them by doing membership and business overviews. She says, “I learned to see that this is in fact another way to serve and empower my friends to believe that they can enjoy financial freedom. It’s also a way that I can teach a little less and enjoy the teaching more.” One day, Marcy told Elena that she was close to Diamond. Elena was excited about the idea of growing her team members, so she put effort into it and two months later reached her goal. She says, “It was just a matter of good focus and a lot of compassion for myself and for the folks that I was communicating with. In teaching everyone effectively, I was able to bring them all up to where they needed to be. It’s really a function of helping people see your path as possible for them.”
She loves when her team members contact her and they’re on fire with excitement for the classes they have booked and the enrollments they’re getting. Elena says, “That I had even a slight hand in that is an epic blessing. It feels so good.”
The main focus on her team is compassion. Elena says, “The overarching goal is that I’m developing compassion in myself and in my leaders and hopefully everyone that joins my team. What we’re doing here is refining not just our business skills or financial acumen, but we’re refining our ability to be compassionate with people. It’s about hearing what their life is like, what their schedule is like, what their current work is like, and coming up with a plan that will help them engage with a business in precisely the way that feels more comfortable and natural for them.”
Now, her residual income with doTERRA is allowing her to travel less and stay home more with her 10-yearold son. She has time to take care of herself and do what she loves most. Elena says, “This has helped me believe that my spiritual life and my financial life can be one. The work that I do to help other people feel connected to themselves and their own self-worth is also connected to financial freedom.”
“I have been so pleasantly surprised by the level of community and compassion that I have been able to foster within and around myself through this business.”
“The business goes up and down like anything else. It’s important to just stay present for the waves that come without judging yourself or anyone else. People come and go. Things happen. There’s always a solution, and staying calm really helps.”
“My community of upline, crossline, and downline leaders—I consider them all a part of my family. I make it very personal. I’m in very frequent contact with them, and it nurtures me as much as it nurtures them. The feedback and responsiveness I receive from them is to my advantage.”
“Your team is looking up to you. It’s your job to inspire your team with very creative solutions to questions and issues, like figuring out how to work around someone who isn’t working. There’s always a solution and the creativity with which you approach the issue means everything.”
“For example, booking classes early in the month or in the month prior is a really constructive use of your time. Make sure that what you’re doing is revenue-generating, even if it’s a long view. The architecture and structure of what you’re doing is as important as the spaciousness.”
Results not typical. Average earnings are less. See doTERRA Opportunity and Earnings Disclosure Summary.