Origin: a Latin derivative
meaning "Gift of the Earth."
With six active children, Kareena Bracken understands the word busy. She was interested in doTERRA, but she just didn’t have the time. Kareena explains, “I had a football game or a dance performance—there was always something preventing me from attending an event.” Sandy Truman, understanding Kareena’s hectic schedule, motivated her to set aside time by asking her to host a class. Kareena agreed.
Despite the demanding schedule that accompanies being a mom, Kareena saw value in the opportunity doTERRA presented. She wanted to pursue the business, but didn’t want it interfering with her family. Kareena shares, “I took a very close look at my priorities in order to create a balance I was comfortable with. I knew I needed to commit to succeed, but I didn’t want it taking over my life.”
Chris, Kareena’s husband, was very supportive. He helped her stay on course as she worked toward her goals. Kareena says, “I have done a good job. It wasn’t until this last year that my children realized that I was working.” Although it can be difficult, Kareena believes it is possible to balance a career and family.
Kareena knows that like anything else, finding balance takes practice. For those seeking a balanced life, she shares this advice: “Have a sense of humor. There are always going to be ups and downs—just go with it!” For Kareena, it is the little things that keep her balanced and on course. One of her favorite quotes is by Harvey McKay: “The key to building a network is keeping track of the small, seemingly insignificant details. Little things don’t mean a lot, they mean everything.”
Kareena is able to find stability because she is continually focused on the little things. She turns off her phone when she is focused on family, but she makes follow-up calls while her children are away. She attends her son’s football games, but is ready with essential oils when someone asks.