I discovered doTERRA about 7 years ago. At the time I was a fitness professional, marathoner, mother of 3, and wife. I was busy! Being in the health/fitness industry since I was 17, I KNEW what was healthy, what worked and what didn’t. Or at least I thought I did. Oils were the WEIRDEST thing I had ever heard of! And I did NOT need them. My friend came over to show me the oils and I thought she was absolutely CRAZY! How in the world would these “voodoo, witchy” (that’s what I called them) oils help me?! I was sure it was some “fad” that would come and go. I didn’t try them for months. It wasn’t until I was sick in bed, had been throwing up for days, and needed to be better for a marathon that coming weekend that I gave them a shot. Medications weren’t working and she kept probing me to try them. So I did.
Within minutes my upset stomach subsided, and I was able to run my marathon that weekend and even PR’d by 24 minutes!!! Are you kidding me!?! I was immediately HOOKED! The oils worked and I couldn’t deny it.
I was introduced to the business at that time, but it didn’t feel right to me. I just kept using my favorite oils and would order as a customer when needed. It wasn’t very long after that, that my life fell apart. It seemed like in an instant, my whole world collapsed. I went through an awful divorce and found myself as a single mom. To pay the bills, I was teaching fitness classes and personal training more than ever before. I had stress fractures from teaching to many fitness classes a week, I was fatigued and tired, I felt like I was failing as a mother, I was scrapping by to make ends meet, and I felt totally alone. I KNEW this wasn’t the life God had set for me. I knew that within myself was a leader meant to do great things and I was capable of influencing thousands. I just hadn’t found what I was truly meant to do. Yet.
Slowly things picked up in my life. As I started focusing on healing myself, positive things started happening for me. At a time least expected, I LITERALLY met the man of my dreams and with him came 4 more children! With a total of 7 kids to raise we took the plunge and were married. Being married to a true partner who wants what’s best for me has been the greatest gift I’ve ever had. I didn’t know marriage could be so fulfilling and rewarding! But now we had the stress of providing for essentially two families. His ex and his kids, and now my kids and the two of us.
So after being in the fitness industry for over 20 years and realizing that I had chosen a profession where I had capped out at my income level, I was looking for something new and found a job opening as an “executive assistant” for a Presidential Diamond in doTERRA named Jared Winger. To make a LONG story short, I didn’t get the executive assistant job. Instead I was offered a position to come and build a doTERRA business with Jared, directly. Mentally I was bummed, but spiritually I couldn’t deny it and knew that it was the right thing for my large family. I haven’t looked back since. The road has been incredible! There have been bumps. There have been tears and frustration. But there has also been incredible growth, personal development, deeper relationships, lifelong friendships built, and now we get to decide how to spend our time. I decide how much I work and how much money I am worth. There’s no cap as to what I am able to make. The best part? I get to help people every single day with their health AND their financial goals! doTERRA has been life changing for Chris and I. We feel so blessed to be a part of something so great! We hope you decide to join us on this adventure too!