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NEW dōTERRA DIAMOND “My leaders are amazing. They are total rock stars and I wouldn’t be where I am today without them.” Mary Lagasse KIHEI, HAWAII, USA M MORE THAN OILS ary Lagasse used essential oils as a massage therapist and yoga instructor, but never understood the full extent of their benefits. She was just coming back into working after the birth of her son when she saw Brianne Hovey’s ad on Craigslist for a spa rep. The idea was Mary would be an independent contractor for Brianne and promote dōTERRA to spas in Hawaii. But, as Mary started training for this position and learning more about dōTERRA, she told Brianne that she wanted to get in on the business opportunity. As a single mother, it was important to Mary that she be able to provide for her son no matter what, and she saw that dōTERRA could give her that through residual income. She had to scrape money together to afford her LRP the first few months, but she knew it would be worth it. She says, “I had to sacrifice at first, but I knew it would get me so much more later.” Her growth in the business, like many others, has been an up-and-down journey that took a little bit longer than she thought, but she never gave up. At first, she focused too much on recruiting spas and now tells her team to find builders before approaching large businesses. Despite these challenges, Mary reached Silver in six months, then was motivated to reach Gold in order to be an AromaTouch® instructor. She quit her job as a massage therapist, did Diamond club, and skipped over Platinum to Diamond. She says, “I dedicated 100 percent of my time to dōTERRA. I had to make an income as a single mom, so I pushed through it and made i t work.” After hitting Diamond the first time, Mary’s fourth leg dropped out and she struggled to get back up again. But, whatever her rank, her dōTERRA income has been a source of security for her no matter what has happened in her life. She has been able to take time off to care for her aging parents and she is always able to be there for her son. She says, “I feel very fortunate that I have dōTERRA. If I had a regular job, I could never have taken that time off and still paid my bills.” Since coming back from her time off, she has been able to build her business to a more solid Diamond and plans to grow to Blue Diamond soon. She’s excited to continue growing her business so she can give back to the community and set an example for her son. She says, “I want him to see how he can help other people in the world. I want to be a great mentor and inspiration for him to show him that he can do whatever he wants in life.” Mary knows that she could never be where she is without dōTERRA. “I feel super strongly that dōTERRA is so much more than an essential oil company. If people get involved in this business, it’s going to change their lives. It did mine.” I NCO R POR ATI N G YOUR CHILDREN INTO YOUR BUSI N E SS Make it work. “A lot of people say they have time constraints, but you can make this work with your lifestyle. If you have kids, incorporate them into what you’re doing.” Get creative. “In the beginning I knew I had to make this work with a kid and make him a part of my dōTERRA life. I couldn’t have gone as far as I have if I had not been so creative in this.” Take them to classes. “I take him to classes a lot. I do mommy groups where I have everyone bring their kids and they play together while we learn about essential oils.” Let them help. “My son is my little helper and he’ll help me put gift bags together for events or put labels and caps on oil bottles. He’s at an age where he can do that.” Set an example. “dōTERRA gives me the time freedom where I can plan it around my schedule. I feel like it’s a good way to show my son that there’s a different lifestyle besides a 9–5 job.” “dōTERRA is not just an essential oils company. They’re giving back to people and they have a bigger view on life.” 56 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 57