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Achieving Your Dreams NEW dōTERRA DIAMONDS Michelle McVaney & Christina Peters PARKERSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA, USA HOPE FOR FREEDOM M ichelle McVaney was looking for answers to some health problems she'd been having. She explains, “I had been going to doctors for two years. They couldn't figure out what was wrong with me, so I started doing some research and going to a natural doctor who got me started on the path to wellness. At that time, I also started researching essential oils.” From there, Michelle started looking at different essential oils companies and decided to use dōTERRA because of the Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade standard. Once she started using the oils, people around her noticed a difference and wanted the oils too. Her sister, Christina Peters, quickly decided to jump onboard. Michelle says, “We had no intention of having a business; it fell in our laps. It just took off, and I told Christina, ‘I think we have a business.’” Michelle and Christina both felt that dōTERRA was different and wanted to build to Diamond to achieve financial freedom from debt incurred by a previous business. Christina says, “One of the things that sets dōTERRA apart is the fact that everybody can use oils—all the way from newborns to senior adults. There is no end to the people we can reach.” They have created success on their team through continually setting up classes with hostesses. Christina explains, “We have 54 dōTERRA ESSENTIAL LEADERSHIP I JULY / AUGUST 2015 people volunteer to host a class in their home and then they invite people to come to the classes. We’ve never really had problems with people getting their friends and family to come because we share oils with the hostess so they can have an oil experience and be really excited about dōTERRA. That excitement just carries over when they invite people to come.” They then teach their team the same strategies for setting up classes. Michelle says, “We try to keep everything as duplicable as possible, and that’s why our team is growing and thriving. Every time we do something we ask ourselves ‘Are people on our team going to be able to do this?’” Even as they work toward financial freedom, Michelle and Christina say they have seen other ways that dōTERRA has changed their lives. Christina says, “dōTERRA has allowed me the opportunity to be able to stay at home with my children and also have the hope that we are going to become financially free.” Michelle adds, “For me, the big thing was my health. I was a huge mess with no hope because the doctors couldn’t figure out what was wrong with me. Now, I’m completely healthy and I’m about to retire from my teaching job to do dōTERRA fulltime. That’s a huge change for me, to be able to do something where I’m my own boss.” Set smart goals. “We’re very passionate about setting goals. We make sure we set smart goals that are lofty, but achievable.” –Michelle Focus on doing what it takes. “We are driven to achieve our goals. We sometimes think we won’t make it, but we do whatever it takes. Sometimes that requires doing 15 more classes on top of what we’ve already done or staying up all night trying to figure out ideas for what we’re going to do next—but we do it.” –Michelle and Christina Believe you can. “One of our uplines shared something with us about ‘bending reality.’ This is when something seems impossible, but you can do it if you absolutely believe that you can, because you will find a way. Once we decide that we’re going to do something, we figure out how we’re going to make it happen.” –Christina “For us, dōTERRA was the perfect opportunity because we were already passionate about sharing natural health care alternatives with people.” –Christina “We have an army of people on our team that are out sharing and helping others. It’s an awesome thing to think about, because you just see that God’s hand is at work in this whole company.” –Michelle www.doterra.com 55