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NEW dōTERRA DIAMOND WORKING WITH INTROVERTS Debbie Krahn “It’s so humbling and motivating to have my whole family onboard. We really have a family business and we’re all involved.” STEVENSVILLE, MONTANA, USA Love how they need it. “I had to realize that everyone has a different personality and respect that. I had to learn to give love and communicate the way they need it. I learned to let them be who they are instead of trying to change them.” Truly Astounding D ebbie Krahn was working in really excited and started sharing them made dōTERRA different. So, Debbie a wellness shop as an office with everyone she knew. attended convention that fall. She says, manager when she was introduced to dōTERRA. One of her boss’s clients, Amber Sellers, came out from Utah and She immediately opened up her house to weekly classes every Tuesday night. “From that point on I knew I was going all in,” and she began actively looking for partners in the business. Help them grow as they are. “I’m outgoing and not afraid to talk to anyone, but when I look at some of my most faithful and successful builders, many of them are introverts. I had to learn to plant seeds for them and help them grow the way they want to grow.” After a year she replaced her income and quit her job to focus only on her business. After that, she went quickly taught a class. Their shop had essential Debbie simply showed a webinar oils, but Debbie was excited to learn and passed around the oils. She’d Her first goal was to make it to Silver through a difficult divorce and stayed at more about how to use them. She had a bad experience with network and replace her income. Though Platinum for almost three years. attended the class with her daughter, marketing before, but Amber told her she loved her job, she loved sharing purchased some oils, and knew within she just needed to meet the owners dōTERRA more and as she started to days that these were different. She got to discover how their vision really travel, having a job made things difficult. to Gold and Platinum. Then, she went It was Peggy Smith who kept encour­ Encourage, don’t push. “Introverts are quiet about gathering information they need, then they have to go home, think about it, and make a decision. You have to allow them that time and encourage them where they are. Don’t push them, but be available when they need you.” Learn from their strengths. “I’ve learned so much from the introverts I work with. They have been so valuable to me. We all need each other. It helps so much to surround yourself with people who have strengths that you don’t.” aging Debbie to go for Diamond for her team. Finally, she realized Peggy was right. She says, “This isn’t just about me. It’s about so many people on my team who desperately need the financial help. This can change families. I am Diamond so that they are Diamond.” After she made that deci­sion, Diamond started to happen. Debbie is grateful for many great leaders who have shown her that she had to work on herself before her business could grow. She says, “I’ve taken a lot longer than most to get to Diamond because I had work to do on myself and that’s OK. It’s a journey and we just have to enjoy it and be committed to learning “There is healing that’s going on in our family through this culture that we’re creating of living well and sharing with others.” and growing. Allow yourself to stretch and it will happen.” Because of dōTERRA, Debbie not only has a retirement plan but gets to do what she loves. She says, “To think of where I came from six to seven years ago and see where I am now is truly astounding. It’s amazing what dōTERRA has done for me and my family.” 54 dōTERRA ESSENTIAL LEADERSHIP I JULY / AUGUST 2016 *Results not typical. Average earnings are less. See dōTERRA Opportunity and Earnings Disclosure Summary on doterra.com. www.doterra.com 55