Another Ministry

Doug & Jennifer Brady


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When Jennifer Brady’s friend introduced her to doTERRA, the essential oils helped her so much that she became completely sold on the product. But, she had no desire to do doTERRA as a business. She was already busy homeschooling four children and running a full-time camp and conference center ministry with her husband, Doug. She says, “We actually live on the grounds of our ministry, so our house is like a revolving door of people all the time. I thought there was no way I was going to be able to do a doTERRA business, but it just happened.”

As Jennifer shared the product, a team came about. She realized that doTERRA meshed well with everything she was already doing. She went to convention in 2013 as an Elite, and by December of the next year became the first Diamond in Illinois. She says, “doTERRA is set up so beautifully that you don’t rank advance and you don’t achieve your goals unless you help your leaders to meet their goals. I love that. doTERRA has changed my life so hugely that I want to change everyone’s life.”

She’d heard the network marketing philosophy that you need to put your family on hold for a couple years while you grow your business. Jennifer completely disagrees. She says, “Your family has to come first. You cannot put your family on hold. Their quality of life can’t change just because you’re starting a business.” When Jennifer started teaching classes in the evenings, she learned to get a crockpot ready in the morning so her family would always have a meal to eat whether she was there or not. She even wrote a cookbook called 30 Super Easy Crockpot Recipes. “My passion is to help women build their family while they’re building a business.”

Another time-saving technique of Jennifer’s is to hold two or three big events a month rather than a lot of classes. She holds them at her family’s conference center and has all her leaders invite people. They always have at least one introductory class and one themed class. At the end of the night, people sign up with whomever brought them. She says, “Instead of trying to book 100 small classes, I get everyone together for the excitement. It’s about using your time well and working smart, not hard.”

doTERRA has changed the lives of Jennifer’s entire family—and beyond. She says, “We now have more that we can give financially, and we can just share oils with people who need them, but can’t afford them. We feel like this business is one of our life purposes. We see it as our second ministry because of how many lives are changed.”

"Don’t make your business about yourself. Make it about helping others and meeting the needs of other people."

Time Management for Business and Family

GET A PLANNER

“Color code it. On mine, doTERRA is purple, family red (because family is most important), and church yellow.”

PRIORITIZE FAMILY

“Don’t schedule anything when you have family things. Don’t let anyone talk you into it. Family comes first.”

DECLUTTER

“Get rid of the stuff in your home that you don’t need so that you can have room to bring in the good.”

MAKE A SCHEDULE

“Plan out your cleaning and meals. Get a crockpot. I literally use my crockpot every day, and it’s been my lifesaver.”

INVOLVE YOUR FAMILY

“My kids come to classes and travel with us, make samples, pack my bags, and set up tables for classes.”

*Results not typical. Average earnings are less. See doTERRA 2014 Opportunity and Earnings Disclosure Summary on doterratools.com.

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