If you’re like most people – like how I used to be – you died to your dreams because the well-travelled road can never seem to get you where you want to go. Working 40+ hours a week for 40+ years might put food on your table, but it does little to help you live your dream. In fact, it seems to suck the life out of you.
I know. I was a six-figure income earner in a senior position at one of the largest chartered accounting firms in the world. I had a beautiful window office that over-looked Lake Ontario. But instead of feeling like I had “arrived”, I felt locked-in and shut-away from real life. I was never satisfied inside my office because I knew I was meant to live for so much more. But the way to more seemed so unsure. My job was secure. My pay was great, my office was beautiful, my benefits were amazing; but I couldn’t help but feel that I had sold my soul. So, I decided to take a leap.
My first leap was a bit of a flop. My husband and I had the great idea that we would sell our expensive house in the city and move into the country and get into house-flipping. Sounds simple, right? Ugh! House flipping requires lots of capital and if you don’t have a few extra hundred thousand to throw around, that means you are living in the house you are flipping. The result is that the house is not the only thing that’s flipping! I left work for this!?
It was in the middle of our last house flip in August of 2013 that I was introduced to doTERRA by an acquaintance. I felt sorry for her and her sorry little business, so I was just doing her a favour. But I gave her clear instructions with my enrollment order: “Don’t put me on a mailing list…and DON’T talk to me about the business!”
I honestly didn’t even know what essential oils were at the time. I was just looking for a natural air freshener for my smelly flipping home. But, once I started learning about the oils and experiencing them, I was hooked! I couldn’t satiate my hunger to learn more and found myself watching webinars every time I had a moment – while cooking dinner, while cleaning…whenever I could!
When my enroller hosted a meeting in her home to discuss the business, I decided to go – just out of curiosity. After that, I couldn’t get it out of my mind! It seemed like an incredible business opportunity with one of the most incredible products I’d ever experienced. As a business woman, I could see the potential. To my amazement, my skeptical husband could too! I decide to give it a shot.
I had a slow start. doTERRA was barely known in Canada at the time and our upline leaders in the US barely knew about Canada. So, in the beginning, we were kind of fending for ourselves, trying to figure this business thing out. But as soon as we got plugged into our upline leaders’ training, we were off! My business doubled and then tripled and then I started hitting one rank after another.
Not only did I replace my income as a tax specialist within 15 months, soon after, I replaced my husband’s income as a master plumber as well. We set our own hours and run the business right here from our home. I am even able to home-school my youngest son! I have the awesome opportunity to see lives impacted every day (I don’t remember changing anyone’s life by doing a corporate tax return!).
I get to cheer as hope for physical and financial health is restored. I get to work closely with others – investing into their businesses, into their families and into their individual growth and lives. And, each day, I’m getting a clearer picture of the “so much more” that I was meant to live for.
In December of 2017, I achieved the rank of Presidential Diamond – the very top rank in doTERRA. I am beyond thrilled to have achieved this and wouldn’t have been able to do it without my wonderful team. I have so much more to give so I won’t be stopping. After seeing what I’ve seen and experiencing what I’ve experienced, it just wouldn’t be right to stay silent!