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You may know that I personally love essential oils and also have a large wellness community, but you probably don’t know how it got started and the personal problems I had that got me hooked on the oils in the first place
Here’s the untold part of the story…
In 2010, I had been a struggling author and talk radio show host for five years (making about $50 a month) who at long last was introduced to the world of internet marketing and quickly found my fire. Within a year, I had sold over 6 figures of products and programs and in 2012, I had created my own systems to help other wellness businesses develop products, and market and sell them online.
I loved the work I was doing. I had great clients and I was making more money than I had ever dreamed of, but … almost no one knew I was suffering terribly from post traumatic stress due to childhood trauma.
I was mostly silent about this issue and trying to handle it on my own.
My life was beyond my wildest dreams. I had a great husband, four amazing kids and a thriving business, but I felt so awful inside, and I was struggling to make it through each day. I was constantly fighting emotional pain, low energy, and anxiety.
One day a friend sent me a box of essential oils and I literally said out loud, “This is weird.”
Then I opened one of the bottles and the aroma of fresh oranges filled the air. My low spirits lifted immediately and right then and there I was hooked. If something so small could help me feel this good, I needed it!
I signed up for the monthly purchasing program and for the next year I used oils religiously. I craved them like oxygen and began to count on them for so many things — sleep, high energy, immunity, emotional balance, and staying calm to I make it through my life day by day.
According to my husband, I began to sprinkle oils on everything in sight, including him! He was a dentist and would feel under the weather about once a week from being exposed to so many germs from his patients. As soon as he started taking On Guard, he felt great all the time and became a big believer, sharing the oils with his staff and patients.
The more I researched oils, the more I found. They could literally do thousands of things! (check out my new E-Book, 101 Uses for Essential Oils That Will Blow Your Mind
*Cooking, cleaning, detox
I looked forward to my order arriving every month. We started using vitamins, hair care, skin care, all the products were toxin free, high quality and creating a long last a wellness environment for me and my family.
About a year later, I was upstairs in my house — I still remember where I was standing —
and the Voice of Inspiration spoke to me and said, “Sell essential oils.”
“How?” I wondered, but I decided to take action on the prompting, even though I didn’t know the answer.
The next week I called my coaching clients and shared with them how much the oils had done for me and I offered them essential oil kit options along with coaching packages from me.
I enrolled about 25 people during the next few months and then simply went back to the world I knew–business coaching.
A few months later, checks were still rolling in from dōTERRA even though I wasn’t selling oils at the time.
First $100, then $200, then $400. I called it “mad shoe money” back then because extra surprise spending money showed up in my mailbox each month. When a $764 check arrived, I was so intrigued, I called my friend who had recently started the dōterra business to ask her what in the world was going on with this company. She told me how fast the oil business was growing and how many people’s lives it was changing. I soon realized checks were coming to me because the people I had enrolled were still buying oils and recruiting other people. They loved the products like I did — that was obvious.
I decided to give the business a try for two reasons.
The oils had done so much for me and I knew that it was going to work. They had changed my life and I wanted to be involved in something that would do the same for others. If other people loved them half as much as I did, they would keep buying. Secondly, I wanted to be a part of a larger community. I had been in business for myself all this time and I worked hard–really hard for everything I had. If I ever took time off, my income would stop immediately. I craved support, help from a community, and a secure financial future I could count on.
Shortly after my commitment to build the business, I rose to the top ranks of the company and I never looked back. In 2014, my husband David sold his dental practice and began to build dōTERRA with me as a joint partner and now my kids have both parents at home full time who build a life mission around our family and we’ve never been happier!
Today, this wellness community (a gift from God and the hands of so many others!) sells $25 million a year and reaches into 35 countries.
It all started when a single drop of orange oil lifted the weary spirits of a struggling woman.
Today, I am blown away by what the oils have done for me, my family and so many people we know.
That’s why I am so excited to share them with other people, and you’ll notice that I’ve been talking about them more and more right alongside my coaching programs, because they are a TOOL you can use to enhance every single aspect of life. Plus, the purpose we have found in empowering other people’s lives brings us true fulfillment and we want to share that!
Every day we make an effort to express our gratitude for what we have and thank God for leading us here, because He knew the way.
He knew a drop of orange would lift the spirit of a silently struggling woman and I needed the oils for my healing journey. He knew I’d follow the direction I had been given — sell the oils, even though I didn’t know how. He knew mad shoe money would turn into a full time career for both me and my husband.
If you’re reading this and you’ve been struggling with emotional burdens, low energy or health issues, or you’ve been interested in oils, why don’t you send me an email and we can chat.
Who knows what might happen for you.
I can send you some info and samples and will be right there to take great care of you!
I’m so grateful to the person who sent me a box of oils several years ago and I want to be that person for others.
Huge, life changing journeys can often be traced back to a small starting point.