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person to spend way more time on their strengths. If they’re to understand everything before they move forward, it can able to focus their time on their strengths because they’ve got sometimes hinder them from having the best education. You support and structure around their weaknesses, they’re going have to just get started. to be able to be all the more productive and successful. Paul: You have to go and make it happen. I say this all the What were your biggest challenges as you were reaching for Presidential Diamond? Betsy: I think it’s easy at this level to start to get complicated with things. It’s important to keep it simple. I had to scale myself back a few times. Things always need to be duplicable. When you become Blue or Presidential Diamond, you need to give yourself permission to take a break. If the life you are projecting to your team is that of a run-down, overworked, and tired individual, that’s not going to make it appealing for people to time to the rugby teams I coach: “If you’re going to make a mistake, make it going 100 percent forward.” You can always recover with momentum, but if you’re not making something happen and you make a mistake, it’s going to hinder your growth. You can’t make excuses. You can’t be worried about what you don’t have. You have to take what you do have, move forward, and make it happen. What difference has dōTERRA made in your life? Betsy: We both come from small, humble beginnings. I was try to reach that rank. The challenge is to find out how you born in one of the poorest counties in the state of Ohio and can enjoy your work and have boundaries so you can enjoy lived in a trailer. Paul was born in Beirut, Lebanon, and lived your rest as well. You may have a crazy schedule at this stage, there until he was adopted by South African missionaries but we need to find a way to live that schedule well so we’re when he was eight years old. He spent his childhood in a teaching our team that it’s worth it to be at this level. There war-torn country; his house was blown up while he was in it. should be motivation to get to this level, because that means We met while I was teaching English and he was visiting his the people on your team have reached a higher level as well. parents in Lebanon. When we found dōTERRA, our home was in foreclosure and we were in a massive amount of debt. What advice would you give to a new business builder? We’ve learned to take all the things that have happened in our Betsy: Just get started. The best thing you can do with lives and be grateful for how they’ve shaped us. Our eyes have dōTERRA is to learn as you go. Don’t wait until you know been opened to difficulty in other people’s lives and how we everything, because your education is waiting for you in the can be a solution for them and not just bystanders. We know next class you’re about to teach. Sometimes it takes teaching that people can overcome difficulties. We know that people a class or sharing with someone to fully grasp and understand can become better people through challenges. I think we’ve the opportunity that is before you. I think if people are waiting proved through our lives that anyone can be successful. Give Back The Blessing: “I think people have the assumption that the blessing of being this rank is all in the money. It’s more the growth you receive as a person and the time and financial freedom to be able to give of yourself to something you really believe in. That’s why we created giveoils.org.” The Dream: “I’ve always traveled and done work overseas helping people, and I get to do that more now than I ever thought I would be able to. It’s amazing how many times a year we’re able to go overseas and work with the people we love. We’re blessed to be a blessing.” Learn more at giveoils.org. The Cause: “We kept coming across the need for oils in other countries. We had no way on our own to give all of our own oils all of the time, so we had the idea to bring other people into that through giveoils.org. Now, we’re able to give so much more than we would have ever been able to on our own.” The Motivation: “The heart of why we even wanted to be at this level is to have the ability to influence and make a positive difference in the world. I think we have more to offer the world now than we ever did before because of the refinement process we’ve been able to experience.” www.doterra.com 5