Understanding why we do anything, I believe needs us to return to the sauce, meaning returning to the time when we were passionate about what we were about to start. I can remember starting my first real job and even though it was a long time ago, my why was simple. I wanted to get enough money to go out with my friends and be able to afford to take my girlfriend on a date which entailed more than sitting in the park.
However, this was not a job with passion, it was a means to an end and at the time I was happy with that as most of use are. My first passion was music. I purchased my first guitar when I was 15 years old and when I was about 16 a friend of a friend asked me to join their band as a bass player. I loved it!!! We played local gigs and even backed a few headliners at the local university. The buzz on stage was electric and the relationship we built still exist today.
Simpler times meant simpler whys
However, business or higher aspirations requires more than short term goals of hanging out with friends, chatting up girls after a gig and playing in bands even if the music inspired me to be more than I was. Since then I have become a passionate advocate of network marketing and MLM so the importance of why I do what I do has been vital to my success.
Why choose Doterra!
In reality, the key to everything we do, if we acknowledge one of Simon Sinek’s Start with why quotes, “People don’t buy WHAT you do, they buy WHY you do it”. So I asked myself of why choose Doterra as a vehicle for to success?
Classically, I started from the old school notion of money and for those of you who have been on this journey before regardless if it have been running your own business or a network marketing business, money is not enough to give you the passion to succeed.
So, Why Doterra? A good question. I simply felt that Doterra was a good, safe and reliable company that would do the right thing if needed. I believed that I could trust the products and felt happy being apart of what they stood for. Also, I could see an impressive loyalty among customers which told my gut that there was something I needed to be apart of. As you can see joining Doterra for me was about a feeling, which is something that really can’t be put in words. The consequence is that it involves building personal relationships with people that see your values and beliefs in synergy with theirs because they believe what you do and most importantly they believe why you do it.
Don’t get me wrong, I done my research and saw Doterra as a highly innovative product and company taking a leap into the unknown, however I also saw Doterra and their product line trending on Google. They were out ranking other wellness, alternative health and weight loss products and companies by a massive amount, which sparked my interest.
Understanding why others wanted to be apart of Doterra was a revelation for me, I was normally involved with businesses where the what and how was more important than the why. Doterra on the other hand sees the why as a key part of their business plan and essential to developing, influencing and growing the Doterra brand. In addition, Doterra wellness advocates and customers are passionate about why they believed in Doterra and the products and why they want to be apart of this global movement.
So, when I hear someone says “I want to join Doterra” I believe they have already reflected on why Doterra fits with their values and beliefs rather than going in depth about the products, earnings and business plan. Even the acceptance that Doterra essential oils are the best quality available online is not as important as our personal values and a desire to be apart of something that reflects who we are and what we believe in.
So, why would a geek like me want to join Doterra?
I passionately believe that there is another way of running a network marketing business and because Doterra also fitted my personal values I saw an opportunity to help myself while helping other to go beyond the old school method of running their Doterra business.
In addition, the idea that I could run my Doterra business from anywhere in the world via an internet connection became a powerful incentive. The thought that I could be in Spain or Bali or New York and still be connected to my business was so exciting to me. For the first time, I could see a real possibility of a totally unrestricted lifestyle that could span the world. This really did feel like rock and roll had arrived in network marketing.
Yes, I could see that the party plan / class method of sharing Doterra was working impressively well, and true not everyone wants to live the gypsy traveller lifestyle, however, I knew that this was not who I am.
Who is Steven Jackson as a Doterra Wellness Advocate?
I am a geek who sees the virtual world of the internet as an extension of the physical world and considering we interact with it on a daily basis it seemed logical that there would be others with the same mindset as myself.
The people who hold Doterra’s values and beliefs come from all walks of life and have their own ways of wanting to develop their Doterra business. However, the one characteristic that the Doterra wellness advocate that predominately works online has in common is that they feel that excitement when someone new joins their team from the work they have been doing via their blog / landing page / social media or even podcast marketing methods.
So, since then my why for sharing Doterra has gone through an evaluation of wanting to help others to do the same as myself. Not just to build a blog and then hope for the best, but really understand the power of their laptop / Mac / PC and how to advance their business online as well as in person while still being committed to their values and beliefs.
How to be a Doterra wellness advocate?
Everyone that joins Doterra wants to know how to be a Doterra wellness advocate and become successful. This is something we begin to ask ourselves when we become a Doterra wellness advocate or in fact any network marketing business:
How do I make money?
How do I share the products?
How do I get people interested in joining my Doterra business?
How do I explain how my business works?
These are good honest questions that should be answered in your business, but the truth is there is more than one way to running a Doterra business. During a recent podcast we discussed how people run their Doterra businesses and not surprisingly there was four very distinctly different ways of being a Doterra Wellness Advocate.
There was the mother of three young children who shared Doterra in 15 minute power slots in a local cafe with a laptop and phone
There was a middle aged professional who structured her business with a strict daily routine of reaching out to people through social media platforms
There was the ten coins in a jar man who everyday commits to speaking to ten prospects by phone while marking off the calls by putting coins into jar
And me, who is passionately running a business online and sharing the values of myself and Doterra through my blog and social media platforms
These Wellness Advocates all have one thing in common:
They are successful, they share similar values and they are sharing their why. There is no right or wrong way to run a business with Doterra, but learning how to run your business still takes second place to why you run a Doterra business.
So, we make connections and share our why
What do Doterra wellness advocate do?
I think this is the easiest and most simple part to explain, because we all know what we should be doing, so, the only thing stopping us is procrastination. If we do it or not is another question, but becoming a Doterra Wellness Advocate means sharing Doterra products, sharing Doterra’s values and beliefs and finally sharing the Doterra business opportunity.
However, that is not the end of the story, because working to help people to succeed means building relationships of trust, honesty and leadership, which in my experience endure for a lifetime.
What does it take to be a successful Doterra Wellness Advocate?
It is simply about being the right fit and sharing the values and beliefs that Doterra and its members aspire to. This may seem an odd thing to say, but, there is a mindset and qualities that are needed to become a leader and successful in Doterra. I dosen’t matter how you want to run your business, because these underlying traits are in every successful Doterra wellness advocate and network marketer:
They start work everyday and do what needs to be done
They are Self-Starters that do not need someone telling them what to do everyday
They understand their why and have a belief in what they are doing and the products and opportunity they represent
They are always learning something new to develop their business
They always take responsibility for their own successes or failures
They always invest time and money in their business
They are serious dreamers who aim high
They are leaders
What we do in Doterra is just a scratch on why we do it, because to endure the ups and downs of this business is going to need more than how and what we do in Doterra, it will need the passion, the feelings and the desire to succeed which comes from our why.