This weekend I hosted my first of essential oil classes. A sweet lady named Steffanie England came to my home last night and today to share her knowledge of essential oils, and boy, did she know her stuff. I learned a few things through this experience that I thought I'd share. Some are life lessons, and some are business-related.
First. The best way to invite anyone to anything is by word of mouth. And now that the classes are over, I have since watched a video that explains that I did it all wrong. There are much more effective ways to invite someone than by saying, "I don't know if you're interested..." and "No pressure, but... you're invited..." Yeah, that's a lousy way to invite anyone to anything! It shows a lack of confidence, a lack of belief in the product, and a lack of conviction. If I were on that old show with the Whammys, I'd get three right off.
Second. I really value honesty. Hopefully by this experience I will be more honest when people invite me to things. If I say I'll show up, I'll do everything I can to be there. And if I'm not more than half-way interested, I'll just say so, rather than coming up with excuses, or looking for other things to do as a way out. That's kind of lame, and more insulting that just saying, "I'm not interested."
Third. These oils are much hotter stuff than I imagined when I enrolled as a distributor. The instructor shared all sorts of stories, and we joked about how sensational they sounded. But then some of my friends who attended tried some while present, and they shared remarkable results. My sister-in-law tried Deep Blue on her neck/headache which had been hurting all day. She joked that she didn't know if it was in her head, but within "12 seconds" it was gone. No joke. We also heard a story about Melissa oil, and how it pulled a woman out of her depressed state which she had been in for many, many years. Hearing this, my sister tried a drop of it in her mouth, and said she felt like it had an "awakening" effect. She had felt like she was in a fog for the past several days, and just one drop under her tongue allowed her to feel alert, present, and more alive than she had in some time. That's some serious stuff.
Forth. I have a lot to learn. I have my own issues, insecurities, and impediments to being a good, or even half-decent sales-person. I don't enjoy sales, but that doesn't mean that the product isn't worth sharing. Years ago I was disenchanted with network marketing companies, but this one seems to be different. I'm still learning all the facets why, but the product is proving to be much more useful than kitchen gadgets and plasticware. If you don't have good health, it's hard to enjoy anything else. And these products are making a big impression on health care.
Fifth, husbands sure can pull through for you. And sisters. And in-laws. And friends. I want to thank those who made Steffanie's drive worth her while. I hope to be that kind of friend/sister/wife/relative for my world of family/friends.
Sixth, I learned that doTERRA pays people to travel and teach about these oils. So this post comes an invite to my friends and readers all over the world. Sweet Steffanie England, and her husband, Shane, are able to travel anywhere–including overseas–to teach anyone willing to host a class to be educated about these oils. It is free of charge to the host/hostess(es). That's pretty phenomenal. I hope some of you take the company up on that offer, as it is a truly remarkable one. All you'd have to do is contact me (via the contact me page info) and I can send you more information. Steff's traveling to Utah, Texas, New York, Pennsylvania and the Virginia area in the next month alone. If you know of anyone who's like to learn about natural ways of healing common and uncommon ailments, I recommend giving her at least a listening ear to learn more!
Seventh, opposition often precedes successful things. When the world falls apart while you're trying to do something good and worthwhile, that often indicates that what you're doing, is, in fact, good and worthwhile. Don't give up.
That is all! I hope you enjoyed this list of seven wacky things!