The 5 C's
I shared these words with my fellow doTERRA business builders but I think it relates to every aspect of life so am sharing it here too.
Committed - Capable - Community - Communicative - Collaborative
I've had this on my heart for a little while now but it took reading a book on good horsemanship (specifically a section on the relationship between person and horse) for me to get it OUT. I think it relates beautifully to a doTERRA business
You need to give to your business before you can ask for something back, and that process starts with you - how you think, how you act, the questions you ask yourself and how you show up in your business. Giving to your business starts when you are ready to ask yourself a few questions.*
Am I committed? Will you show up every single day, delivering your energy and focus to your community by sharing how incredible these oils are? By pushing through your fear of rejection and failure to invite people to learn more about a tool that can transform the health and wellbeing of their family. Will you show up when it isn't convenient? When it feels hard? Will you continue to invite, inspire, educate and support even when you receive five 'no's' in a row or when nobody comments or engages in your content?
And equally important, are you 200% committed to doing the personal development that is required to lead a community of people to better health? To lift up the hood of your inner workings and evaluate long held personality traits and behaviours that are holding you back from reaching your potential.
Am I capable? Do you have the skills required to run a business? Are you organised? Can you confidently talk to strangers about oils and how to use them? Do you have sales experience? Are you using your oils in every facet of your life so that you can draw on your own personal experiences when educating others - this is powerful. If you are lacking in some of these areas, are you committed to up-skilling?
Am I community focused? The doTERRA culture is one that is built on service. Are your actions rooted in service? How and what can you do to embody this culture? How do you serve your doTERRA community? How do you serve your wider community? It's very difficult to pour from an empty cup so service starts with each of us. How are we serving and nourishing ourselves each day in order to be able to fully give to those around us.
Am I communicative? Do you ask for help? Your upline and downline are not mind readers nor is your business their responsibility. Each of us are the captains of our doTERRA ship and it is up to us to recognise areas we need support in. My mum always said to us as kids "you don't ask, you don't get". Every single doTERRA leader I have ever approached for support has been incredibly generous with their time because all of them love helping other women rise which brings me to my next point.
Am I collaborative? Now I totally get that some people work better alone but the beautiful thing about the doTERRA model is that communities FIRE when people work together, towards a common goal. The connection with other women all united in lifting others up, determined to make a difference in the lives of others is like nothing I have ever experienced. Be open to working with others. Be a GIVER. Give your community your focus, energy and time. Love on your downline, cross line and upline. Do all of this not to receive anything in return but to experience the joy of helping someone else and then watch what happens. This has been the greatest lesson my business has gifted me.
These 5 traits, their presence or lack of presence can have a massive impact in the growth and stability of your business. If you are missing a few of these vital ingredients your business will give you very little in return and when that happens, it is easy to look to the external and find one hundred other reasons why you are stuck.
When this happens, and it will because it happens to everyone (myself included, multiple times and will keep on happening!) it is important to make a massive effort to get out of your own way, push your shit to one side and go back to service. How can you better serve your community? Every single home needs access to essential oils. We have so much work to do. The greatest gift you can give to those around you is to start shouting from the rooftops how bloody amazing these oils are.
Use your oils, lead the way, speak from the heart and when you stumble, pick yourself up and start it all over again. Be committed, be consistent, serve your community and be open to the gifts that those things will ultimately give you.
*Through The Eyes of The Horse Book, by Carlos Tabernaberri
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