Personal Growth Comes before Business Growth
Three years ago, I began my doTERRA journey as a wholesale customer like most who embark on this path. I had been searching for a few years for a more natural way to assist the health needs of my daughter and myself. As a result, a good friend introduced me to doTERRA. When I began using the products in my home and witnessing our health improve, I couldn’t help but share with my friends and family.
As a full-time attorney and the owner of a law firm, I didn’t have as much time as I would like to share doTERRA with those close to me, so I created the blog HippieLawyerMom.com. It was there that I would post my family’s essential oil testimonials for others to see. The more I learned about the company and its products, the more I wished I had known about them sooner. After winning a trip to convention and being completely inspired by the company and their global cause, I decided to pursue a second business with doTERRA. I knew as a mom of two, a business owner, and wife, it was not going to be easy. I would have to make sacrifices, but to me, it was worth it. Sharing doTERRA became a passion of mine.
I spent nights and weekends teaching classes and doing one-onones; meanwhile, my husband held down our home. I spent the first year going way outside my comfort zone and mastering the basics: sharing, teaching (believe it or not, even as an attorney I was petrified to teach a class), enrolling, and supporting. I had heard many times that consistency was key, so I continued during the good times and hard times.
Owning a successful business led me to the belief that building doTERRA would be a cinch, and boy was I wrong. I was accustomed to running a business where I made all the decisions, and I controlled the pace of growth. My law firm was in complete contrast to my doTERRA business. I could enroll as many people as I wanted and teach as many classes as I could book, but I didn’t have control over the growth of my leaders. It was after being at Silver rank for much longer than I had liked or planned that I realized I couldn’t build doTERRA alone. I needed a team, and not just any team. I needed a team that worked together, supported one another, and cheered one another on. I needed to be a leader, not just a builder.
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