How I became a doTERRA Diamond
When I started doTERRA I was a homeschooling mom of 4 children under 9 and pregnant with my 5th. My days were full of getting little people to take naps, changing diapers, cutting up food, cleaning up messes, and endless lessons on sharing and being kind. Now 5 years later we don’t have anyone in diapers and I don’t have to cut up anyone’s food but I’m thankful to still stay home. I still homeschool my younger 2 children and they are still my most important job. However, I am not who I was before. Now I am stronger, I am more confident and a better educator. I know how to work with all different types of people and I have thousands more friends. Being a mom is still my most important calling but I am also a doTERRA Blue Diamond, earning a 6-figure income.
My doTERRA journey has certainly been one that I never expected. I’m in awe of all God has done through this company, the beautiful friends I’ve made, the experiences we’ve had and the financial blessings we’ve received. While my personal story is unique, I am certainly not alone in achieving a life-changing rank in doTERRA. Hundreds and thousands of people have found the same blessings through this amazing company.
How I got started
My dad and stepmom bought us a starter kit in the fall of 2011. I was very pregnant with my 5th child and incredibly busy with homeschooling and my photography business. I was staying up so late and working hard to make a small amount of money and getting more and more exhausted. My husband worked hard we we had little debt but we still lived paycheck-to-paycheck. Like many people I was slow to really start using my oils. I was skeptical about what they could do. But like many others also do I discovered that the oils DO in fact work and incredibly well. We began to incorporate oils more and more into our wellness lifestyle. They were an absolute lifeline to me in that season, both for all the practical needs of having 5 small children and my own emotional support.
As an avid researcher in my natural health journey I had a lot of questions and skepticism towards doTERRA because they claimed to be the best essential oil company in the world. I asked questions and researched and the products and the leadership slowly but surely won by heart. When I began to get checks I realized it was also a legitimate company and opportunity. And as I experienced their generosity and sincerity, year after year, I began to trust them.
Now I know with all my heart that doTERRA’s oils ARE the most pure, most tested and most therapeutic oils available. We are proud to work with doTERRA and are passionate about how what we do supports the amazing organizations they partner with. When I help someone purchase doTERRA oils I know that not only are they getting the best for their family but we are making a positive impact on our growers and distillers around the world. (Here’s a post I wrote about the 10 reasons why I choose doTERRA)
Sharing is caring
When I first started using the oils I didn’t tell ANYONE. No one I knew was using essential oils back then. As a mom of 5 children, a homeschooler and about to have a home birth I was “weird” enough without telling people I had some sort of “voodoo snake oils” in a bottle. But it all changed when I started using them because they WORKED every single time.
As close friends had needs come up I started to say things like, “Try this stuff my stepmom gave me”. Then they too had amazing experiences and before we knew it, we all loved our doTERRA oils and couldn’t live without them. Over 5 years later the first 4 people I shared doTERRA with all still order every month and use the oils daily with their families. That is the power of these essential oils and it’s why doTERRA generates such a sustainable residual income for those that build a team.
Why doTERRA as a business
At least 90%+ of people who join doTERRA say they will NEVER “do the business”. That’s what I said too – for a very long time. No one wants to be “THAT person” (you know, obnoxious and “salesy”). So like many I ignored the business side of doTERRA. I genuinely loved helping people find the right oils to better their health and so I was driven by service. But what began to happen was so life-changing and so beautiful that it’s carried us here to where we are today.
When I started I felt so incredibly far out of my comfort zone, but at the same so compelled to keep sharing. I spent long hours spent after classes sitting with people, hearing their stories and struggles, and offering them practical and easy solutions. Those were the most beautiful nights. I had a tiny baby, I was sleep-deprived and I had lost part of who I am in being a mom. But I showed up with all I had to offer and God used me.
When everything changed
I remember my first check was around $24. My husband worked so hard, we lived simply but we still lived paycheck-to-paycheck . So we were thrilled with every single check I got. I wasn’t sure HOW exactly I was making money. We were just sharing and teaching and so were the people who were joining with us.
In January 2013 my husband and I talked and asked ourselves what we could create if we actually learned the compensation plan and become intentional about growing our team (I still wouldn’t call it a “business” at that point). So we decided we’d give it 4 months of dedication and see what happened. I kept reaching out and sharing the oils with people. We asked people to host classes and I taught and taught and taught some more. We connected with all of the people we were meant to and our tribe of like-minded friends continued to grow exponentially.
How I hit Diamond in doTERRA
Seven months after we began to build our business more intentionally, I hit the rank of Gold which has an average monthly income of around $4,600. To say this was life-changing would be an understatement. It didn’t feel real (it still doesn’t!). The next 6 months or so I went through some very hard relationship issues and hard personal growth but it was all part of my story. I grew as a person, I grew as a leader and our team continued to grow. In June 2014, eighteen months after we started really intentionally sharing and building, I hit the rank of Diamond. Diamond has an average income of $16,000 a month. Again – to say this was life-changing would be an understatement.
Just 10 months after hitting Diamond I achieved Blue Diamond, the second highest rank in doTERRA. That’s where I am today and getting more and more solid as we work towards the top rank of Presidential Diamond. Our team has over 36,000 people on it in over 20 counties and every state in the US. What the beautiful people we work with have created still blows my mind! More important than stats are the countless lives that have been changed. And certainly not just because of us. I could type amazing stories for hours of how the oils have changed the lives of tiny babies, moms and dads, the elderly and all types of pets.
How our lives have changed
Before doTERRA, when we ran out of food, that was it. We needed to make what we had left work until payday. Ever been there? More than once I stood in front of our small pantry and prayed for God to help me turn those things into a meal for our growing family. If you’ve lived paycheck-to-paycheck then you know the stress involved. If one of our cars broke down we wouldn’t be able to pay for something else like diapers or clothes. But now we do not worry about buying food or fixing our cars. We support our health and our local farmers buying healthy, organic foods. It’s such a weight off of my mind to know I can afford to feed my children healthy foods and that is truly priceless.
Money can’t buy happiness but it sure does make life more fun! My kids play sport and are in activities like dance and gymnastics. Plus we get to travel! Before I hit Diamond we had not been home to visit our family in CA in 6 years. It’s expensive to fly seven people halfway across the country. But now we’ve been able to fly out every single year since 2013 . In 2015 my husband I went on our first trip alone since our honeymoon, 15 years later! We went to Jamaica with doTERRA and it was an incredible experience. This year we went to Cancun together! I am so incredibly grateful.
On a personal note I’ve been blessed to be part of the doTERRA community. The friendships and relationships that have formed and developed have filled my heart. The amazing women I get to work with help me become a better person every day.
How I’ve changed
There’s a saying in doTERRA that it is a personal development business wrapped up in an MLM package. That couldn’t be more true for me. I love being a mom to my 5 amazing children. They hold my heart and they are my most important work. But God also gave me gifts meant to serve others. I know that’s true because of how He has used me in doTERRA.
I have learned more about myself and grown more as a person, friend and leader in doTERRA than in any conference, bible study or church training I’ve ever been too. Those things are important but doTERRA was the avenue that God really allowed me to utilize the gifts He’s given me. People used to think my rantings about natural health were crazy and now people actually want to listen to me – I love this change in our culture and the platform I now have to teach from. You don’t realize you need to change in these ways until you do!
Am I a unicorn?
I know when you are first starting it’s hard to imagine being a top rank in doTERRA. Sometimes it seems like hitting Diamond and must happen to only a very few people or to “other” people. I felt the same way. Honestly, I never set an intention to hit a high rank and to become a doTERRA diamond. It never even crossed my mind as a possibility.
I remember the first time I heard about the monthly $1500 power of three bonus – I was sure no one actually got that either. (Can you tell I am a realist and not an optimist?) Except I was WRONG. People get that bonus all the time. I know because I help them get it! In February 2017, there were thirty new Diamonds in doTERRA. That is a 6-figure income!! Thirty new Diamonds in a month! Do you know how rare it is for a network marking company to have so many top-ranking leaders??? Just last month in April we had 3 amazing ladies advance to Diamond on our team bring our total to 15 – and that’s just the beginning for our team. It is more than possible!s
You can do it!
If you are already a doTERRA member and working on building a team and an income then I hope my story inspires and encourages you! You can do it! Connect with your upline so you can find the support and education you need to succeed.
Work with me
I’m a mom who loves helping other moms. My purpose is to help women fully step into their God-given strengths. If you are not a doTERRA member yet and this resonates with you I’d love to talk with you! If you are driven to live naturally, keep learning more and serve others then doTERRA may be the business for you. I would love to help you get started with doTERRA and work with you if that’s what you feel called to do!
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