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NEW dōTERRA DIAMONDS An Unexpected Ride Ryan & Beth Phillips SANTA CLARITA, CALIFORNIA, USA O ne day, Beth Phillip’s accountant gave her some PastTense® to try. Beth was so shocked by how well it worked that she bought a bottle. She came home, excited to tell her husband all about it. She wanted him to come with her to a class, but his work schedule was so busy that it took them three months to attend. Luckily, they were well followed-up with, and finally attended a class and enrolled. Beth said she wasn’t interested in the business, but she agreed to work to pay for her oils. From there, Beth’s goals kept getting bigger. She earned enough to pay for a trip to New York for her family. Then she reached Silver. Then she set her sights on Diamond. For a while, she worked a full-time job and grew her dōTERRA business at the same time, but after a year she knew she couldn’t do both anymore. Her husband, Ryan, told her, “You only get to live once. Do what you love. You obviously love dōTERRA. You light up when you talk about it.” With that encouragement, she quit her job to focus only on dōTERRA. Wanting to keep building momentum, Beth has been working almost seven days a week for four years, never saying no to anyone or anything. Now, she’s trying to work on plugging people into systems and showing them how to find answers to their own questions. She hopes this will soon bring more balance to her life. She also hopes to be able to reach Blue Diamond and bring Ryan home from his job to work with her in the business. Beth says, “Ryan has always been very supportive. He helps me out so much at home and I’m so grateful. I couldn’t do this without him.” Their hope is to soon not be tied to home by a job so they can travel the country with their kids and support their growing teams everywhere they go. Beth says, “We’ve seen what a blessing this can be to people’s lives. We want to help our builders grow and reach their goals. We want them to find the level of success that brings joy to their families.” She knows everyone in dōTERRA loves to learn about essential oils, but the most important thing she’s learned is how to improve herself. She says, “It’s been a crazy, unexpected ride. I heard somewhere that you never want to see on your tombstone, ‘She had so much potential.’ What dōTERRA has done for me is make me get out there and do things I never thought I could do and become someone I never thought I could become.” PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT IS KEY “Our biggest obstacle most of the time is what we’re telling ourselves in our heads. We’re our worst critics and we hold ourselves back more than anything else does. We have to get out of our own way.” 64 dōTERRA ESSENTIAL LEADERSHIP I JULY / AUGUST 2016 Raise your leadership ability. Invest in and grow yourself. Take the time to learn the skills. “Personal development plays a bigger part in this business than I ever imagined. This isn’t a solo endeavor, so whatever you want to accomplish is restricted by your ability to lead others. In order to increase your effectiveness, you have to raise your leadership ability.” “If you’re looking to hit the higher ranks and go all the way, you have to invest in yourself and grow as a person. As you grow, your business grows. They’re totally intertwined. The only way you’re going to get better is by finding the spots where you’re weak and working on them.” “They don’t teach network marketing in school, so these are skills that have to be learned. Taking time to do that is going to have the biggest impact on your business. Your head knowledge doesn’t matter if you can’t lead a group of people.” “This is network marketing. You have to have a network, and the only way you’re going to do that is by actually getting out and being around people.” *Results not typical. Average earnings are less. See dōTERRA Opportunity and Earnings Disclosure Summary on doterra.com. www.doterra.com 65