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GET INSPIRED NOT WEARY IN Doing Good BY CONNIE MOORE Little did I know just over two years ago how my first introduction to do-TERRA would change everything for me, my family, many friends, and a multitude of people I hadn't even come to know yet. I was working as the executive director of a nonprofit crisis pregnancy center in my hometown and knew it was about time to pass the torch to my successor. After 17 years of pouring into others during their times of desperation and need, I had long surpassed the typical burnout period for someone in my position. I attribute that longevity to knowing I was exactly where God had placed me and his laying on my heart a deep personal desire to help others in need. I was blessed to see so many lives changed while working there, including my own. When our dear friends Bob and Rindy Brooks came for a visit, they brought a Family Physician Kit as a gift. I knew nothing of do-TERRA or essential oils, but was immediately captivated by the aromas and intrigued about the potential health benefits. I soon found myself immersed in the do-TERRA experience, which for me has included over-the-top improvements to my health. As I began sharing my amazing experiences with others, people just naturally wanted to try the oils. My enrollments grew and small checks started coming in, but the most exciting thing for me was seeing what the oils were doing in the lives of others. I just couldn't stop sharing what I was learning and was thrilled each time I received another positive report from those I shared with. Having somewhat jokingly used the term "snake oils" a time or two, my husband, Richard, finally agreed to start taking the Lifelong Vitality supplements on a trial basis and soon it was clear the supplements were making a difference. The changes have been amazing for us. "Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up." Galatians 6:9 64 dōTERRA ESSENTIAL LEADERSHIP I JULY / AUGUST 2015 For a long time I never thought of this as a business. I liked the idea of getting small checks that was all about for me. I really enjoyed seeing the results of the oils and the differences they were making in people's lives. I enthusiastically shared oils just about everywhere I went and soon had built a frontline that was exactly that— a long, straight line. When I came to understand that I could be a part of meeting the needs of others at exponential rates, I knew I wanted that. I learned about setting business goals and building the necessary structure. Richard is now actively engaged in this journey with me, and we truly love the generosity of do-TERRA when it comes to helping others. We are excited to be a part of building better communities around the world and want to personally pour into others in bigger and better ways, as many others involved with do-TERRA are already doing. Now that I better understand the business end of things, I am excited about emphasizing team building and shepherding individuals to succeed. I have long been known as an encourager, and now I have the opportunity to continue training others on how to use essential oils to meet their needs and, for those who are considering the business aspect of do-TERRA, how to build teams, maintain enthusiasm, and provide the necessary support needed for success. Inspiring and encouraging others while ensuring they are properly equipped is another one of the exciting parts of this journey. Together, we are seeing dramatic changes in people's lives, and that makes all the hard work so worthwhile. We feel blessed to have received a gift of oils that led to life-changing benefits. We stand amazed at the opportunities we have had to help so many others find relief from their physical and emotional needs. To also be afforded opportunity to serve, equip, and shepherd others in their do-TERRA journey is both awesome and humbling. We expect even greater things as we continue walking exactly where we feel God is leading. S ultimately covered the cost of my oils, but that's not what it www.doterra.com 65