Wait…Why am I building a doTERRA Business?

So, you want to build a doTerra Business?

What’s your purpose?
What’s your cause?
What do you believe in?
What’s ALIVE in you about creating residual income?

Yes…you want an income, a residual income.  But there’s something more personal, more alive in you about it.  What is that?

The answer to that is your WHY!  Your WHY is an important part of your business plan…it might be the most important part!  In Simon Sineck’s Ted Talk called “How Great Leaders Inspire Action” Simon tells us that, “People don’t buy what you do, they buy why you do it.”

Think about a Girl Scout selling cookies.  Imagine the first one comes to your door and says, “I am selling these yummy cookies. Do you want to buy some?”  And the second one says, “My troop is earning money to go to Disneyland and I am really excited because I’ve never been!  Do you want to buy some cookies?”  Which one do you want to buy cookies from?

Maybe you remember your excitement of going to Disneyland when you were a child.  Maybe you remember taking your kids to Disneyland and the fun they had.  Maybe you wanted to go to Disneyland and never got to go.  That little, personal detail that the Girl Scout shared makes the difference.  It allows you connection with something beyond the box of cookies.

By sharing your WHY with people you give them access to something personal and alive in them!  It’s not about buying oils or building a residual income it is about much more than that.  And sharing that part, your WHY, is a vital part of building your business.

If you tell people “what” you’re doing, and “how” you’re doing it, such as, “I have these cool oils that will improve your life and support your health and I can show you how to get them at a discounted price” it will fall flat.

Start with your WHY and the same sentence will come alive!  For example, “My great grandfather came to America from Italy seeking the freedom to live his dreams and provide the same freedom for his family. I am an artist. I have never been to Italy and my dream is to live there for a year, learn Italian and paint the land of my heritage. doTERRA is my financial ticket to living that dream. Do you have an un-lived dream? Do you need a ticket to your dream? Would you be interested in finding out if doTERRA is your ticket?”
Writing out your WHY is the first action step.  Spend some time getting in touch with the WHY that is unique to you!

  • What has you getting out of bed in the morning?
  • What do you dream of?
  • When you see something or hear about someone doing something really exciting…what is that thing you wish you were doing?

People will connect with you and your why for different reasons.  People who connect with YOUR WHY are the people who will join you as customers and business builders.  You can never find them if you don’t know your WHY and if you don’t share your WHY.

Listen to Simon’s talk and get more information on the research!  Understand how the brain receives this information and see how companies that start with WHY succeed where companies who start with WHAT don’t.
Great Video!

How Great Leaders Inspire Action

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Healing Emotions with Essential Oils


Healing Emotions with Essential Oils

Essential oils play a powerful role in emotional healing.  They support us as we courageously look at our emotional issues.  We all have unresolved feelings that need to be addressed.  Feelings that come up again and again are indicators of unmet needs and past trauma that want our attention.

According to the reference guide called Emotions and Essential Oils, essential oils support healing in 5 stages.  They strengthen us in each stage and prepare us for the next level of healing.

The Five Stages are:

1.  Essential oils assist in healing the physical body

2.  Essential oils assist in healing the heart

3.  Essential oils assist in releasing limiting beliefs

4.  Essential oils increase spiritual awareness and connection

5.  Essential oils inspire the fulfillment of our life’s purpose

“Essential oils raise the vibration of the physical body.  As the body lives in higher vibrations, lower energies (such as suppressed emotions) become unbearable.  These feelings want to release.  Stagnant anger, sadness, grief, judgment and low self-worth cannot exist in the environment of balance and peace which essential oils help to create.”

“We must release trapped negative emotions before we can receive positive feelings.  The old must go to make space for the new. “

“Essential oils do not do our emotional work for us.  Essential oils assist individuals in taking an honest look within.  They foster the right environment for healing, but they do not do the work for us.”

“You may be wondering, “How do I begin my emotional work?”  We propose that individuals begin the emotional work with a few introductory practices.  We suggest meditation, journaling and personal inventory to facilitate the healing process.”

Here is a peak into what oils you can use for different emotional healing:

Bergamot — The Oil of Self-Acceptance

Cleansing effect on stagnant feelings and limiting belief systems.  Helps with Despair, low self-esteem, self-judgment, unlovable, hopeless.

Black Pepper — The Oil of Unmasking

Reveals the masks and facades used to hide aspects of the Self.  Invites individuals to “get real” by digging deep within the less understood parts of the Self.  Helps with emotional dishonesty, repressed emotions, feeling trapped, prideful, superficial, judgmental

Cilantro — The Oil of Releasing Control

Facilitates a detoxification of negative emotions and debris. Those in need of cilantro may attempt to obsessively control other people or manage their environment.  Helps release worry and control.

Clove — The Oil of Boundaries

Clove supports individuals in letting go of victim mentality and standing up for themselves, being proactive and feeling capable of making their own choices regardless of others’ opinions.  Gives the courage to say “no”.

Geranium — The Oil of Love & Trust

Restores confidence in the innate goodness of others and in the world.  It facilitates trust, especially when an individual has lost trust in others due to difficult life circumstances.  Heals the broken heart.  Encourages emotional honesty by facilitating the emergence of grief or pain that has been suppressed.  Softens anger and assists in healing emotional wounds, re-opening the heart, instills unconditional love and fosters trust.

Lemon — The Oil of Focus

Nourishes the mind and aids concentration.  Works with the mental field and improves the ability to focus.  Dispels confusion and bestows clarity.  Restores energy, mental flexibility and the drive to complete a project.  Helps with confusion, mental fatigue, lack of joy and energy, learning disorders and guilt.

Marjoram — The Oil of Connection

Marjoram aids those who are unable to trust others or form meaningful relationships.  This inability to trust often stems from harsh life experiences.  Marjoram shows the barriers they have formed to protect themselves from others.  Helps with distrust, aloof, protected, distant, emotional isolation, reclusive, emotionally “cold”, fear of rejection.

Wild Orange — The Oil of Abundance

Inspires abundance, fosters creativity, supports a positive mood, restores physical energy and aids in transitions.  Reconnects individuals with their inner child and brings spontaneity, fun, joy and play into one’s life.  Helps with scarcity, over-serious, rigid, dull, workaholism, low energy, discouraged, hoarding, envy.

Please refer to Emotions & Essential Oils – A Modern Resource for Healing for more information.  www.myoilbusiness.com

Emotional Healing With Lemon Essential Oil

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Leonardo da Vinci drew his idea for flying.

Today we can fly!


People are living their dreams with doTERRA.

Do you have your plans drawn up?

Are you flying as high as you want with your doTERRA business?

Are you feeling a little frustrated that you haven’t achieved your goals as fast as you hoped? I believe you “can” fly high with doTERRA!

As a doTERRA leader, I often help people clarify their visions and dreams of the future. Most people paint beautiful portraits of the life they wish to be living; the “perfect” life that financial freedom affords. There’s just one problem: nobody’s perfect and many people are not okay with that. They tend to focus on what isn’t happening the way they planned and get stuck in the rut of disappointment.

So how does an imperfect person who takes imperfect actions achieve their perfect dreams? To answer that question, I am going to reference an unexpected source; the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Surprising right?

The FAA requires all planes to file a flight plan before taking off. That flight plan is mathematically, geographically and navigationally perfect. The FAA also reports that all planes, once they have commenced their journey, are off course from the filed flight plan approximately 90% of the flight time. The FAA further reports that in spite of this seemingly alarming statistic, 99.9% of all flights arrive at their intended destination safely, and within just a few minutes of the estimated flight time.

At first glance there seems to be a problem with the math. How can a plane be off course 90% of the time and still succeed in getting to its intended destination nearly 100% of the time? The answer: Constant Course Correction! Every time the plane gets off course a little, the pilot (or autopilot) makes a course correction back to the planned flight line. This process is repeated hundreds, even thousands of times during the flight. Essentially, the plane corrects itself all the way to its destination, crisscrossing the ideal flight line over and over again. People reach their “destinations” in exactly the same way.

When you determine your dreams or set a goal to achieve something, it essentially becomes your “flight plan” for getting where you want to go. It is important to have it, even though you won’t be able to execute it perfectly. It will help you in making your adjustments, your Constant Course Corrections along the way. Without it, you have nothing to adjust back to.

So, there you have it. You can have a plan, be off course from that plan even 90% of the time and still get to where you intend to go, as long as you are willing to keep adjusting back to the plan every time you recognize that you are off course. You may crisscross your way there, but you will get there. No perfection is required!

My Challenge to You . . .

  1.  Set a goal for your doTERRA business.
  2. Write or draw out a plan for getting there.
  3. Correct your course every time you recognize you are off course and do it again and again until you reach your goal.

I will be a Triple Presidential Diamond some day because I plan to help thousands of people live their dreams. I know I will succeed because I will continue to make course corrections and keep going until I get there. What are your plans in doTERRA?

Read about the other people who are building businesses in doTERRA in the new Leadership Magazine. I am inspired by their stories, what worked, what didn’t. These are the people to pay attention to because they are actively engaged in their businesses and creating success. They have plans. They keep going.

To Living your Dreams,


P.S. My secret ingredient in my oil paintings got exposed in the Leadership Magazine…so now you know.

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Valerieann Giovanni - doTERRA Founders Club Member & Diamond

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