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NEW dōTERRA DIAMONDS Hagan & Dena Jordan It’s Going to Happen SUWANEE, GEORGIA, USA W ith a background as a nutrition coach, Dena Jordan was already interested in healthy living. When her friend introduced her to essential oils from a different brand, Dena decided she wanted to do her research first. She found Carmen Johns through a comment on a blog post about an essential oil DIY recipe. Carmen ended up sending Dena some dōTERRA samples for her to try. As Dena continued her research, she knew that she had to go with dōTERRA. She says, “I could just sense that I could trust them. I loved what I saw, read, and heard about the heart of the company and the integrity of the leaders.” Six to eight weeks after first contacting her, Dena called Carmen and enrolled. About a month later, Carmen asked if Dena would be willing to host another leader’s class in her home. Dena agreed and had a couple friends enroll from that class, but for a long time still didn’t think of herself as doing the business. She O P E N Don’t be embarrassed. “In the beginning, I was embarrassed to tell people I was doing a network marketing business. I was really self-conscious about it and quick to say, ‘I’m not doing this for the money. I just want to help people.’” 50 dōTERRA ESSENTIAL LEADERSHIP I JULY / AUGUST 2016 U P gave so many oils away, her husband, Hagan, said she should look into at least earning enough to cover her expenses. She says, “To me, it was a ministry. I just wanted to give people these oils because they helped us so much.” It wasn’t until Carmen told her she was close to hitting Gold that it occurred to Dena that she should start taking the business seriously. Hagan has a very demanding job that requires a lot of hours and travel. Meanwhile, Dena has had four kids in the last six years. While building the business over the last two years, Dena has learned that not only can anyone be successful in dōTERRA, but it’s a culture that makes it easy to include your children. She can schedule classes in her home for after “With dōTERRA, I can help other people and help my family financially while doing something I love. Why not?” A B O U T It’s not a bad word. “Then I read some personal development books and that turned things around in my mind. I got a better understanding of the fact that network marketing is not a bad word, especially when we have a company like dōTERRA.” T H E her kids have gone to bed, or even have her kids tell the class about their favorite oil and show how easy it is to use the oils on your children. Dena says, “We all have to do what we can with the time that we have. Sometimes I want to do more and wish I had more time, but I have to remind myself that this is a busy season in my life. This business might grow faster for some than others, but I really believe that if you stick with it, it’s going to happen.” Today, Dena looks forward to giving Hagan the freedom to do what he wants to do with his career, and she is grateful for the opportunity to use her gifts to help others. She says, “Oftentimes, as a stay-at-home mom with four little kids, I feel like I’m stuck in my own little world of diapers and feedings. Raising my children will always be my priority, but it’s a powerful thing to be able to touc )ͽ͗é͔ѡ)ѡ͔̻t()<@@