Changing the Stigma of Network Marketing

doTERRA, Increase, Positivity

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Hey guys! I know it has been a while since I wrote like anything, I was taking a little hiatus to focus on some other things.

Today I want to talk about something that I have been thinking about a lot lately. For this post, I gained a lot of inspiration from this LinkedIn post. Even though it has come a long way, Network Marketing (or Multi-Level Marketing) still has a pretty bad rap. I can understand this, for a long time I was skeptical as well. Then doTERRA came along and my mind was irreversibly changed. I don’t want to use this article to talk about the amazing compensation plan of doTERRA, or why you should join. I just want to get your mind rolling on your ideas of Network Marketing.

Today, more than ever, people are looking for side hustle (I’m sure you’ve seen that Uber commercial). Unfortunately, many jobs today, especially entry level, aren’t enough to cover all expenses. I know, this is ridiculous! It is my opinion that a full 40 hour a week job should always be sufficient, but that’s not the America we live in and it probably never will be. So, it becomes up to the individual to find another way to supplement their income. This is where you would usually get a second job at the mall or your local family restaurant. Personally, I have a full time job, I work at a women’s athletic apparel store in the mall and I do doTERRA. However, I have enough faith in doTERRA and in the concept of Network Marketing, that I know I won’t need all three of these jobs– only one, my dream job.

Anyway, back to Network Marketing. Here is a good definition: Direct selling method in which independent-agents serve as distributors of goods and services, and are encouraged to build and manage their own sales force by recruiting and training other independent agents. Black and white, that’s what it is. So why is there this inherent fear of it? Of course because of the highly publicized failures of pyramid schemes, which all in all give MLM a terrible reputation. I’ll be the first to admit that this is abuse of Network Marketing, it is greedy and it is wrong.

However, there should be no fear here. Think about it, you have a huge network of people. Your family, friends, co-workers, people at the gym etc. Network Marketing gives you the opportunity to earn residual income from sharing products or services you love with the people you care about. When’s the last time you mentioned a great restaurant to a friend that they should try? Now imagine getting paid for that. Yes, that’s very watered down, but it should be uncomplicated so we can tear away these stigmas and stereotypes surrounding the idea.

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I love this, Network Marketing isn’t the dog-eat-dog atmosphere. Your team will always support you and lift you up because your success equals their success! 

The day is already here where people want to break free of the traditional 9-5 and hierarchical structure of corporate America. People don’t put so much of their stake and their happiness in their job anymore, and this is a great thing.

If you want extra income and you want to feel less burdened by a desk job, find your passions. Then I can guarantee you can find a Network Marketing company who can cater to those passions. Do your research, and give it try. Don’t sacrifice your dream for comfort.

Of course I have to make a plug for my own business here. If you’re interested in learning more about the business side of doTERRA and how these essential oils can change your health and your finances, let’s get coffee (or tea)!

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Body Image, doTERRA, Faith, Positivity, Travel

What I’m diffusing: Passion Inspiring Blend

What I’m cooking: Chicken cheddar, rice and broccoli bake


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Vision Board, Work in Progress

Lately I have seen a lot of talk about vision boards and the importance of visualization. Laying out what you want to happen this coming year on a board with images that reflect your goals helps to visualize them, this imprints them on your mind so that it literally becomes harder to stop thinking about them. It is like creating your own sense of accountability. So, my husband and I gave these a shot! I still want to add a little bit more flourish to mine but I’ll explain what I have:

Blue: My fitness goals. This year I want to focus more on nutrition via the Whole30, while still remembering to keep it fun. I’ll have a post on the the Whole30 soon, I’d love to get your input if you’ve tried it before I start my official 30 days.

Green: My dōTERRA goals. I want to continue to cultivate my passion for dōTERRA and remain positive throughout my journey. A huge goal of mine is to come as close as I can to ranking to gold. This means that I will have to put in A TON of work, but I’ll pretty much be doubling my income, and be able to do dōTERRA full time.

Yellow: My travel goals. A big passion that Duane and I share is traveling. We decided when we got married that we never wanted to sacrifice these dreams. We just want to go. Plans or no plans, it’s important to get away and de-stress.

Orange: My God goals. This one should be the biggest, but there is not many popular magazines that advertise religion or a relationship with God (or I just picked up the wrong magazines). I talked more about my year with God here.

Red: My financial goals. This year I want to let go of my financial worries and start to really save more so I can become debt free. I have awesome resources for this, it’s just all about making the decision to start.

The rest of the words and phrases are just things that I want to be my mantra, things that remind me of my self worth and the confidence that I should have.

What dreams are you all casting for 2017?

Staying Grounded

doTERRA, Faith

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Roller ball of the Moment: Holiday Blend, Clary Sage, Lavender, Bergamont

Cooking: The pizza I just ordered from Papa John’s 😉


As you know, if you have been reading my previous blogs, I have been struggling through a whirlwind of emotions and just different life changes. A big goal of mine of all of 2016 it seems like was to become more rooted in the Word. So I thought I would share a couple of verses that have become my mantra for a few of the specific things that I struggle with or need affirmation for. I hope they help you as they have helped me!

Job Related:

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding, in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight.” — Proverbs 3:5-6

“Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.” — Romans 12:12

“Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that He may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you.” — 1 Peter 5:6-7

Financial:

“God will generously provide all you need. Then you will always have everything you need and plenty left over to share with others.” — 2 Corinthians 9:8

“And my God will supply every need of yours according to His riches in glory in Jesus Christ.” — Philippians 4:19

Pray through Deuteronomy 28:1-14, inserting your name or “me” instead of “you”.

doTERRA Dreams (or your own daydream):

Delight yourself in the Lord; and He will give you the desires of your heart.” — Psalm 37:4

“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope.” — Jeremiah 29:11.

“Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in it’s various forms.” — 1 Peter 4:10

“I will go before you and will level the mountains, I will break down gates of bronze and cut through bars of iron.” — Isaiah 45:2

Thanks for reading!

Limited Resources

doTERRA, Faith, Marriage
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Me on the streets of Old San Juan during our honeymoon!

What I’m Diffusing: 3 drops Holiday Joy, 1 drop Peace.

What is in the Crock Pot: Apple Crisp, recipe here.


I have and most likely always will be a planner. I plan out my meals, my workouts, my day to day, etc.

So, of course I have always had this pretty detailed life plan. Here it was: graduate high school, then go to college, then get a job in my field and get married. I guess no one really told me that’s what I had to do, but no one told me that it wasn’t either. I don’t regret my decision to go to college and all that, it made me who I am today. However, no one really warns you of the after.

When I graduated from Duquesne I was sure that I did not want to work a 9-5. I was about to get married and was honestly terrified of the mundane-ness of it all. I felt as if I would be tied down. Also, the job hunt wasn’t proving successful at all which was not good considering I had a wedding, honeymoon, an apartment, and utilities to pay for. For the first time ever I didn’t have a step by step plan. I took what jobs I could find, 2 part time marketing jobs. Marketing, not public relations for those of you reading who may not know– there is a difference. I told myself it was only temporary, until after the wedding.

So, for the summer I tackled my jobs the best I could. But I was stressed, I was tired, and I felt so worn down. Then the weekend of my wedding and my honeymoon came, the end was here! When we returned from our honeymoon I was too afraid to quit my jobs, I couldn’t take that leap. For those couple of months after I became so unhappy but I didn’t even realize it– my patient, loving and caring husband did. It was supposed to be the happiest time of our lives, but I was no longer the woman he had just married. It was scary.

So I quit.

I quit.

I quit.

Omg, did I really quit?

I decided to change my whole situation. I took a part time job at Chelsea Collective, a local women’s apparel store. I’m working a part time retail position. That wasn’t in my life plan. But you know what? I’m happier. I’m working on my plan, which brings me to my next point of limited resources.

There is so much I want to do, so much that my husband and I want to do. However, right now it feels like we have limited resources. My husband has taught me to dream big, pray bigger and to never lose your passions. I want to travel, I want to help people, I want to grow my dōTERRA business, I want to do something with health and fitness. All this with a million little things in between.

A lot of this I cannot do right now because I have limited resources. To be honest, there are days when I feel stuck or like I’m doing this all wrong. But I’m not, I know I’m not. How?  Because I am happy, I have God, I have the man I love by my side and I have the support from the people I need it from.

So, all I am trying to say is this– it’s okay to not plan, it’s okay to not to what is expected of you. I think I actually encourage this. You may not feel as stable as you always thought, but you will feel like yourself. You will feel like you are doing what matters most.

Thanks for reading and happy holidays!

Come Alive

doTERRA, Faith

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This past weekend I had the opportunity to attend the Women of Purpose conference in Hershey, PA. While at the conference I also had a dōTERRA vendor table, partnered with my mentor and cousin, Kari.

The conference is all about refreshing and refueling women’s walks with God and deepening their faith, at least that’s what I got out of it. I had two really big takeaways from the conference.

  1. Do not ever be ashamed of being bold, especially when you know you’re being called to do God’s will.
  2. I AM LOVED!

I wish I took notes, but I was so immersed in the little time that I did have to enjoy each speaker. I felt the importance of being bold during a session headed by Liz Curtis Higgs. She talked about bad women in the bible, then she talked about bold women in the bible. Her main example is the Queen of Sheeba. She is awesome! She was not only the leader of one of the largest kingdoms way back when, but she heard the call of God and she went! She traveled thousands of miles to King Solomon, searching for nothing but wisdom, not knowing she would return a saved woman. God planted a seed in her that would eventually save thousands.

Boldness is a beautiful thing. “A crown means nothing unless the head wearing it is filled with wisdom and good judgment.”

Now on to love, this all stemmed from worship. Lauren Daigle led worship all weekend, and she brought it! She has a song called Loyal. And I’ll just leave that here.  (I would upload the actual video but you need the advanced plan and I am kind of broke right now).

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As for my experience at the dōTERRA table, it was amazing. People came up to the table who said they had tried absolutely everything to help manage their asthma, allergies, psoriasis, emotional imbalance, etc., yet nothing worked. When I could refer oils, I saw their eyes light up, they didn’t feel hopeless anymore. I really got to love on people, and that’s why I love this company. Every time I do something with dōTERRA my heart lights on fire all over again. So thank you, Lord, for knowing my passions and desires and giving me an outlet.

Thanks for reading.

 

 

Praying In Circles

doTERRA, Faith

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Intro.

A little while ago I started reading The Circle Maker, a book by Mark Batterson that will undoubtedly revolutionize the way that you pray. The gist of the book is this:

“Bold prayers honor God, and God honors bold prayers. He is offended by anything less. If your prayers aren’t impossible to you they are insulting to God. Why? Because they don’t require divine intervention…There is nothing God loves more than keeping promises, answering prayers, performing miracles, and fulfilling dreams.”

After reading this I realized I used my prayer time with God as more of a monologue, telling God about my day and really just complaining. But now, I draw circles. Literally, I draw circles around my biggest dreams. I don’t even know if dreams is the right word because that sounds like an improbable word, so I will use aspirations. I am telling God what I aspire to be, knowing that he has a way for me to get there.

One of these circles is all about dōTERRA. I am praying, reading, and writing in circles that by the end of 2017 I will be very close to having a sustaining income through dōTERRA. Today God showed his intentions for that prayer. Today I hit a new rank within dōTERRA, one step closer.

While I am very proud of myself and it is great to see hard work pay off and to give God glory, this post isn’t about the logistics and network structure of dōTERRA. This post serves as an intro to the outward steps I am making to match my inward feelings and goals. My passion is to share the love of God and the benefits of dōTERRA yes, but I am growing into myself (still at the ripe age of 22) and this is my outlet.

This is my journey, if you want to be a part of it via this blog, please be my guest! I hope this opens up new doors for me and everyone else involved in the process. Let’s enter into a dialogue about being  movers and a doers. At the end of the day, I just want to make this world a little better off–let’s shape what that looks like together.

Special thanks to my husband for supporting me in everything I do, and anyone else who has supported me thus far. All of my love is for you!