I have read 2 great articles this week which not only really resonated with me but I feel like everyone should read them. So I thought I would do a blog about my experience and a chance to share these 2 other articles.
The first article I read this week has to do with millennials and the side hustles ( you can read it here) Pretty much there are a lot of reasons why people have side jobs and it is not all about extra money but that is a top reason. In today's world getting by is not easy and jobs are not easy to get and don't always pay enough. A lot of families even need more then 2 incomes and everything just keeps getting more expensive. The next article I read which is my number 1 for everyone to read is The Brutal Truth About Those Pyramid Schemes. This one explains more eloquently then I can that pyramid schemes are illegal and MLMs (multi level marketing) IS NOT A PYRAMID SCHEME!! It is structured like every other business on the planet so if you think a MLM is a pyramid scheme then you think every business is and in that fact we are all up shits creek. A MLM just choose to use people to sell items like other sales people vs a business using traditional marketing via newspaper, tv ads, giving money for better store shelf view... After you do your homework by reading the 2 articles I want to know why would you not support your friend, co-worker, lady down the street and help them pay their bills then giving your money to a CEO of a large company so they can have their 3rd vacation home? FYI the prices on most MLM companies are not more then what you get in a store, I was checking that today and I was looking at cereal containers and I noticed they are about the same price for a decent one as you would pay for one from Tupperware. Except Tupperware is good for life, you get someone to help you with your needs and you are maybe helping a parent pay for their child's dance class again vs CEO needs a new Porsche.
Now for my story.. After my first son was born I could not go back to work, yep lost my job. I was okay with it since he was so little and I felt he was not ready to go to daycare. Everything always happens for a reason. My second little guy comes a long and yep it is not easy living on one income, actually it is really hard but we make sacrifices, unlike most of my husbands co-workers no far off fancy family vacations a few times a year, I price match, looks for sales and deals all the time... We make due. Skip forward a few years and we have 2 special needs children. With the amount of doctor and therapy appointments that are needed there is no way any traditional job would allow me to have the time off to tend to their needs. Even just finding a babysitter so we could maybe a few time a year have a date night and I don't know see a movie has been about impossible. No crying or whining here I'm so happy to be home, I love it, this is the best job in the world but we could use some extra money. I had a part time job working from home for someone, it was great, she was lovely to work for but still I could not always be there when she needed me as sometimes she needed me to do things quickly and last minute. Just over a year ago I was introduced to DoTerra. A friend of mine who tried for 2 years to tell me about their wonderful high quality essential oils and how they could help my family. I was busy and not ready to really listen or try them having had poor experience with cheap, low quality and synthetic oils. One night having not slept for over 18month since my little guy was born ( bad sleeper to but it lightly) She gave me some oils to try.. (here is that story) These oils changed my life and the life of my kids. We are much healthier and continue to do so just by using DoTerra essential oils and some of their other products. Then I found out about their business side which I fell into innocently enough since I pretty much could not stop talking about the oils and their fabulous benefits. I started out as a sharer which quickly escalated into building which is really doing the business. Not long after I was able to give notice to my other part time job as I could not give her anymore the time she needed and my budding business surpassed the income I was making I was making before. Now I look after my boys and when hubby is home I book classes and teach people how to use high quality essential oils on my own time. I love it, I get a break from the kids, doctors and therapists and get to talk to adults. I must say I have met some of the most wonderful people since I started doing this business. I am making a pipeline which no only will look after my family now but my kids when they are older as well. The freedom of time is a blessing for our family as I'm sure the same for many of you. Having also looked at many other MLM companies and their pay structure I am more then happy with that fact alone. DoTerra has I think so far from my research the best compensation plan out there. On top of that and one of the reasons I find I can really stand behind this company is not their 3rd party testing, all the research they are doing on essential oils with some of the top research companies in the US and around the world or their standers for the oils themselves but their humanitarian efforts is to me what really sets them apart and it what speaks to my heart. I won't go on and on about it but just to name a few co-impact sourcing, healing hands foundation, in partnership with Days for Girls, Mentors International Mirco Lending, CHOICE Humanitarian Development... If you ever want more information about anything they do or what I do please feel free to reach out to me anytime.
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*** make sure to only use pure essential oils, the higher the quality the better. Once you get into higher quality oils not only do they help more with the cleaning but they also have side benefits on a therapeutic level. Make sure you 100% trust the company you are purchasing from and not just relying on what you see on the labels. If you have any questions or need any help please again feel free to reach out to me.