Leadership Magazines Leadership Magazine Issue 10 - Page 96

ND R R O dōTE Jon & Kendra Bodine S NEW NEW dōTERRA DIAMONDS A DIA M Mesa, Arizona, USA Turn it Around “Everything around you that you call life was made up by people who are no smarter than you.” –Steve Jobs K endra Bodine has been using essential oils for about 15 years, but when she found dōTERRA she was impressed by the quality and immediately enrolled with a $500 kit. Kendra and her husband, Jon, remained only users. Their interest in the business opportunity was piqued one day when they were driving up to Yellowstone and stopped at the dōTERRA corporate office in Utah. They ended up meeting with Dave Stirling and Greg Cook for two and half hours. At this meeting, Jon repeatedly asked the executives why dōTERRA had to be a multilevel marketing company. He had been approached aggressively so many times about joining other multilevel companies that he had been completely turned off by them. Dave told him, “We had to do it this way because we needed to get these products into people’s homes. If I have it on a shelf in a store, they’re not going to know what to do with it.” By the end of the meeting, both Jon and Kendra were confident in the integrity of the dōTERRA executives, and the meeting planted the seed that led them to eventually growing their business. Today, they are happy to be able to work together doing something they enjoy. Kendra has found her niche in the business as the oils expert. She is able to naturally connect with people on a one-on-one basis. Joh is the expert on the business and compensation plan. They’ve noticed that the dynamic of working together takes some adjusting, 96 dōTERRA ESSENTIAL LEADERSHIP I FALL 2014