2019 Winter Bogo- Day 1

DoTERRA just announced their Winter 2019 BOGO sale!!

If you’re new to BOGO every once in awhile DoTERRA will host a week where you can get 1 oil for the price of two. BOGO = Buy one get one.

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Today’s BOGO is if you buy Petitgrain you get Lavender for free! When you sign up for a whole sale account you c an get both of these oils for $25.00 (regularly $33.33).

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Derived from the bitter orange tree, Petitgrain oil has long been used in traditional health practices, for cleaning purposes, and for its various internal benefits.* Widely used in the perfume industry, Petitgrain oil offers a fresh, floral, and often herbaceous aroma that makes it unique and useful in a variety of settings. From promoting restful sleep to supporting healthy immune function, Petitgrain oil uses and benefits are certainly far reaching and effective.

Petitgrain Oil Uses and Benefits

  1. Perhaps one of the greatest benefits of Petitgrain oil is its ability to promote relaxing feelings. Due to its chemical makeup, Petitgrain essential oil can be helpful in creating a calm, relaxed environment to promote feelings of relaxation. Consider placing a few drops of Petitgrain on your pillows and bedding before going to bed in order to enjoy its aromatic benefits. You can also combine other relaxing oils like Lavender or Bergamot with Petitgrain on the bedding to promote a more relaxing atmosphere. 
     

  2. Petitgrain oil has long been known for its benefits to the body when taken internally. Taking Petitgrain internally can help benefit internal systems like the cardiovascular, nervous, digestive, and immune systems.* To enjoy the internal benefits of Petitgrain oil for the body’s systems, add one to two drops of the oil to water or other beverages.* Not only will this allow you to reap the internal benefits of the oil, but you’ll simultaneously get to enjoy the fresh taste that Petitgrain has to offer. 
     

  3. The relaxing properties of Petitgrain essential oil can also be beneficial for massage. When you want a relaxing foot massage, dilute a few drops of Petitgrain oil with doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil before rubbing the combination on the bottoms of the feet. As you breathe in the calming scent of Petitgrain oil and massage the feet, you’ll feel relaxed in no time. 
     

  4. While the internal use of Petitgrain oil can be helpful for promoting health of body systems, it can also help further promote relaxation and calm feelings.* Consider taking Petitgrain essential oil internally when you want to ease tense feelings, calm the nervous system, or promote a restful night’s sleep.* 
     

  5. Similar to other citrus essential oils, Petitgrain oil makes a great addition to hot beverages. If you enjoy drinking herbal tea or other hot drinks, consider adding a few drops of Petitgrain oil to help enhance the flavor. Not only will you enjoy the unique flavor of Petitgrain oil, but you’ll also benefit from the calming properties it provides.*
     

  6. To help reduce the appearance of skin imperfections, consider adding a couple drops of Petitgrain oil to Fractionated Coconut Oil and applying it to skin blemishes or imperfections. When using a new essential oil topically, it can be helpful to test a small dose of the oil on your skin to ensure that it doesn’t cause any skin sensitivity or irritation. Due to their potency, it is also important to dilute essential oils with a carrier oil before using them on the skin to help minimize skin irritation. 
     

  7. Want to create a calming atmosphere in your home, office, or classroom? Diffuse Petitgrain oil in the essential oil diffuser of your choice when you want to create a relaxing, calming environment. You can also combine Petitgrain with other calming oils like Bergamot, Lavender, or Eucalyptus to further promote relaxation. 
     

  8. Along with benefits for the systems of the body, Petitgrain oil may also provide antioxidant support when taken internally.* To enjoy the antioxidant benefits that Petitgrain oil has to offer, consider taking one to two drops in a doTERRA Veggie Cap for a dietary supplement.* 

Fun Fact: The name Petitgrain is a French word that translates to “little grains.” It was given this name because the fruit of the bitter orange tree is quite small for a citrus fruit—about the size of a cherry. 

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With a distinct aroma and countless applications, Lavender has been used for centuries. Anciently, the Romans and Egyptians would use Lavender as perfume and for bathing and cooking. Since that time, many have discovered the myriad benefits that Lavender holds—using Lavender oil topically for skin, internally to ease feelings of tension and promote restful sleep,* and more. The versatile properties of Lavender essential oil make it a doTERRA favorite, and a must-have oil to keep on hand at all times. 

Lavender Oil Uses and Benefits 
 

  1. Whether you are trying to soothe skin irritation or merely nourish delicate skin, there are many uses of Lavender essential oil for skin. The soothing properties of Lavender have made it a popular option for skincare products, at-home skincare DIYs, and simple topical application. Do you struggle with obnoxious razor bumps after shaving? Well, shaving might be essential, but irritating razor bumps are not. Provide relief to your skin with this Razor Relief Serum enhanced with Lavender essential oil and avoid the irritation that often comes post-shave. You can also cleanse and nourish your skin by making your own Lavender essential oil clay mask at home. Great for all skin types! 
     

  2. Do you have a pot of potpourri that has seen its day? Don’t throw it out! You can utilize the amazing aroma of Lavender essential oil by adding a few drops to a potpourri mixture that could use a little revitalization. 
     

  3. Are your hands constantly plagued with dry skin and unhealthy looking cuticles? Making a homemade cuticle cream with Lavender essential oil is a great way to bring the moisture and healthy look back into your nails. You can also use this cream on your hands, lips, or anywhere you have dry spots. Check out our DIY for homemade cuticle cream, featuring the wonderful soothing abilities of Lavender essential oil. 
     

  4. One aromatic benefit that Lavender oil is widely known for is its ability to promote a relaxing atmosphere that leads to a restful night’s sleep. The calming properties of the oil help create a serene environment that is optimal for resting well and staying asleep. Wondering how you can use Lavender essential oil aromatically to aid in relaxation for a better night’s sleep? Add a few drops of Lavender to your pillows or bedding so that you inhale the aroma as you are drifting off to sleep. You can also apply Lavender oil to the bottoms of your feet as a part of a relaxing bedtime ritual. 
     

  5. Sun exposure is good, but too much of it can cause irritated skin. Thankfully, Lavender oil holds many soothing properties that are perfect for calming occasional skin irritations. If you’ve spent a little too much time in the sun and find your skin irritated, reach for a bottle of Lavender essential oil. The next time you are dealing with discomfort from too much sun, try this after-sun soothing spray with Lavender essential oil. 
     

  6. In addition to its calming aromatic properties, Lavender essential oil can also help ease feelings of tension when used internally.* While internal use of Lavender is often used to promote restful sleep, it can also promote relaxation and feelings of ease during your waking hours.* Whether you diffuse Lavender oil, or take it internally, this oil can be used at the end of a long, taxing day. Its light, floral scent will make you feel at ease and peaceful emotionally.  It can also help you relax and drift into a peaceful sleep when taken internally.* 
     

  7. Whether you have kids, pets, or just a lot going on in your home, unwanted odors can sneak into nearly any room. Thankfully, the fresh, powdery, floral aroma of Lavender essential oil can get rid of musky, pungent smells that might be haunting your home. Combine Lavender oil with water in a spray bottle to create an instant solution for the unwanted smells that might be plaguing your home or belongings. Spray a light mist from your Lavender spray bottle into your car, linen closet, on your mattress, or any other areas that could use some freshening up.  
     

  8. Yes, Lavender is revered for its calming, soothing, and relaxing properties, but it is also widely used in cooking for its taste and fragrance. You can use Lavender oil when cooking to soften citrus flavors in lemon sauces for chicken or fish, marmalades, citrus salads, and more. Lavender oil will also add a flavorful twist to marinades, baked goods, and desserts. Take a look at this recipe for a Lavender-Blueberry Milkshake, and see just how delicious Lavender oil can be. 
     

  9. The ancient Romans and Egyptians often used Lavender oil aromatically for relaxation purposes, and you can too. All your worries will slip away as you sink into a relaxing Lavender oil bath. Add a few drops of Lavender to your bath water or bath soap to reap the benefits of this tranquil, light aroma. You can also apply Lavender to your temples and back of the neck to enjoy its relaxing aroma and help melt away feelings of stress or tension. Whether applied topically, or added to a luxurious bath, Lavender oil is the perfect solution for when you want to unwind at the end of a long day. 

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Can You Build a DoTERRA Business Without Parties

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The one reason most people are hesitant to join a network marketing company is they simply don’t like the way they are taught to market.

One word.

PARTIES.

I get it, you don’t want to ask friends and family to host parties for you so that you can widen your warm and cold markets. In the hopes that somebody at said parties will also want to host one or even better join your team.

I’m here to tell you that’s the OLD way of network marketing, We should all do a leap for joy that we’re blessed enough to live in a time where we no long have to cal 100 people that we know and ask them to host a party.

I’ve done that and it’s horrible and awkward. If you’re a network marketing leader that’s teaching that method please stop. With the evolution of technology and resources shouldn’t we also evolve the way we do things?

Welcome to the world of social media marketing! This is a life changer for anyone that wants to get into the network marketing industry as either a full time or on the side of the current business.

To answer the question can you build a DoTERRA business without hosting parties (or being flat out annoying).

The answer is YES you absolutely can. By using the power of social media you can make sales and build a team without ever leaving the comfort of your home. It’s just the time we live in. However if parties are your thing you can do those too.

Here are two ways you can start to build your DoTERRA business online.

  1. Start by posting regularly about the oils on your social media. Not sales photos but real post explaining your love for them, how to use, and how you’re adding them to your life.

2. Invite people to learn more. When it comes to social media you must tell people what to do next. Inviting others to ask questions or shop, or to even join is how you go about doing this and making it a true business.

With everything, though, it takes consistency and commitment.

To learn more about how you can add oils to your coaching business click the button below

She's The First

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Giving back is something I’ve done my whole life. At 16 I gave to an organization called Speed The Light that provided equipment and transportation to missionaries overseas. Giving back wasn’t something I had to consider, it was just the natural thing to do.

When I started Design Your Life I wanted to be able to give back in a large way, not just with the women I serve but globally. When I launched Female Coaching Society I decided that a portion of every membership would go to support an organization. When I found She’s The First I knew it was it.

She's the First fights gender inequality through education. We support girls who will be first in their families to graduate from high school & train students everywhere to be global leaders. 

I hope this is something that every member of Female Coaching Society can be proud of. Knowing that their membership not only supports them in learning everything they need to about becoming a coach but it also helps another young woman follow her dreams of getting an education when she otherwise wouldn’t be able to.

Each month a donation is made in honor of the women of Female Coaching Society. I am happy to introduce you all to the women that we are supporting.

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Female Coaching Society should be a decision you feel good about. If you’re ready to join the only membership side for female coaches click below to learn more

Episode 040: I was Shadow-banned on Instagram. How I coped

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I was shadow banned on Intagram. I know. Insert huge gasp here.

I had a small hunch it had happened when I would make a new post and it got zero engagement

In this episode I share with you what I did to get shadow banned and how I handled it.

If you’re like, Heather what the heck are you talking about or you aren’t sure exactly what shadowbanned means…

What is Instagram Shadowban?

Instagram Shadowban is when your hashtags become ‘un-discoverable’.
You can use your hashtags, but they only show up in the feed of your current followers.

What causes an Instagram Shadowban?

I talk about what I think happened to me on this episode but if you’re shadowbanned it could be for one or a few of these reasons.

1. Using Bots, Automated services and Buying Followers.

This is a big time no no. I’m not sure why anyone would want to buy followers. The chances of your bought fans buying from you is slim to none. I don’t know about you but I’m here to make money and spending money on followers that have no interest in me or my business is a waste. Instagram is very clear that they do not tolerate this kind of thing so buy at your own risk.

2. Using the same hashtags repeatedly

This is where I screwed up. I had no idea this was something you should not do. Using the same set of hashtags over and over will get you in IG jail quicker than you can say Ooopsies.

3. Broken Hashtags

If one hashtag in your set is broken it will throw them all off. If IG has decided to control the content of hashtags. If one tag gets over run with dirty post and un ethical photos then they will close the tag down. If you keep using they’ll put you in shadowban.

What I did to get out of Instagram Shadowban

I essence I did nothing. There really wasn’t anything that I could do. I watched countless YouTube videos that told me to:

not log in for 48 hours and it would reset…..DIDN’T WORK.

Email IG and tell them my engagement is down and it’s effecting my biz….I DON’T THINK THEY CARE.

Start a new account….UMMMM THIS IS NOT EVEN AN OPTION.

I decided to just let it ride out. From what I read it only last about 14 days and my fingers and toes were crossed this was the case. I decided to continue to post as usual and to focus on my current followers. I continued to go LIVE, post, and communicate with them as normal.

After 14 days things got back to normal !!!!

Episode 039: Attracting Happy and Enthusiastic Fans

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You’ll know you’ve made it when fans are clamoring for your latest product and tell all their friends how wonderful you are! This is the ultimate result of relationship marketing and worth all the time and effort it takes to reach this destination.

One key to remember is to never stop the process of building relationships. Like gears in a clock, you must find a way to consistently interact, show your authority, improve your reputation and take care of your happy fans. Keep these gears working to consistently grow your business for years to come.

Confused about How to Start Building Relationship?

Relationship marketing should be a win-win situation for both parties involved. You should gain visibility, authority, and happy fans, and your audience should be thrilled with the value that you deliver to them. If you want to get more in-depth into relationship marketing and the steps you need to make this tactic work for you, then you’ll want to check out my latest home study course, “Relationship Marketing: Connections, Client Loyalty and Cash.” It’s chock full of valuable information, including:

·         Building Strong Relationships and the Money Will Flow

·         Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone to Make Powerful Connections

·         Turning Clients into Raving Fans

·         Maximizing Your Cash Flow

 To get your hands on this course Join Female Coaching Society

 

The Art of the Upsell

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You’ve filled your funnel and you’re starting to see a steady stream of coaching clients on your calendar. Congrats! That’s a great start to building a rock-solid business you love.

But the work doesn’t end with that first sale. In fact, it’s just beginning.

Your next job is to continue to make offers (and sales) to your loyal customers. Remember, it’s much easier to sell to a current customer than to earn a new one, so don’t ignore those who have already expressed trust in you.

Step-by-Step Offers

For each of your products or services, there must be a “next logical step” for those who buy. If the point of entry into your customer’s list was an eBook, then perhaps the next step is a video guide. If she’s already purchased your video guide, a multi-week workshop might be next on the agenda. And if that multi-week workshop was a hit, private coaching is going to be her next need.

By thoughtfully including “next step” recommendations in your follow-up emails and even in your products themselves, you can easily move your clients further into your funnel with timely upsells.

Automate Your Follow-Ups

Of course, it can be tricky to manage all your products and services, so savvy coaches are careful to create an autoresponder series to follow every product purchase. You’ll want to include emails that encourage your buyer to consume the products she’s already purchased, plus tips to help her progress even further.

As she buys your next offer, make sure you make use of the automation tools available in your email software to remove her from the “sales” list and add her to the “buyers” list for that next product. When you manage this well, your clients will progress easily from one offer to the next.

Segment Your Lists

One thing to be cautious of is trying to force buyers to make too big of a leap. The woman who bought your $47 eBook is not likely to sign on for a $1997 coaching program—at least not yet.

By segmenting your mailing lists you can avoid making overly aggressive offers, and instead send your buyers exactly what they need, when they need it.

Upselling your buyers is the key to higher income with less work. Don’t be afraid to make offers, and remember, a happy buyer is primed to make another purchase. She’s counting on you to show her what’s next, so don’t make the mistake of thinking you’re bothering or annoying her by making offers. Do it thoughtfully, and she’ll actually thank you for it.

Does all of this sound like a heap of hard work? I know it can sound confusing but it really is actually very easy to put an upsell (and downsell for that matter) into place. If you need a little extra help be sure to jump into my funnles course!

 
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038: Three Tips for Building Relationships Offline

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With all the different social media platforms available today, it’s easy to focus your marketing time here because it’s generally less time consuming to engage from your computer than it is to attend real-life functions and talk to people in your community. However, if you depend solely on social media for your marketing, you’re missing a vast opportunity to market your business to locals right in your own backyard.

Your marketing goal should always be to build relationships with people you can help with your products or services. Even though you may be tempted, don’t push the hard sell on people you’ve just met. They don’t know you, so they likely won’t spend their hard-earned cash on your product. However, by interacting with them at networking events, in addition to engaging them on social media, you have built a foundation upon which to build a stronger relationship, which may ultimately lead to them buying from you.

How to Get Started Networking Offline

The idea of walking into a room without knowing a single soul can no doubt be daunting. But the alternative of not sharing your story and your mission to those who may be seeking this exact answer to their problems is equally troubling. No matter how you want to start networking in real life, put on your brave face and tackle your social fears head on.

1. Join a Relevant Business Networking Group

Very often there are dozens of business networking groups and chambers of commerce spread across the country in every locale, so you really can pick and choose which group is best for you. Yes, you want to reap a reward for being a part of the group, but your acceptance into any business group will depend on what you can contribute. After all, it’s all about building relationships. Some groups are more formal and have standard meeting rules, while others may be much more casual and usually smaller in scale. Ask to visit a meeting or two before submitting an application and never be afraid to ask questions about the other members or when the group was formed.

2. Hold Live Workshops

What better way to showcase your authority and expertise than to speak to your local community! Turn an online webinar into a live presentation or create a presentation customized to your community’s needs. Contact your local library, business association or community college with your ideas and very often if the presentation is unique and relevant to the community, you will get a booking.

Even if live events are not your forte, choose a topic you are passionate about and that you could speak about for hours. Your passion will carry through and you’ll be less likely to be nervous or get tongue-tied. Make sure to collect business cards or to have attendees sign in so you can connect with them on social media and continue the relationship building.

3. Volunteer in the Community

Look for groups or charities that are relevant to your experience, but don’t go in thinking you need to change everything. Building relationships should be a positive experience, so offer your guidance and input when asked. Otherwise, enjoy conversing with other volunteers, board members, and administrative personnel, all of whom hold the possibility of referring you to their family, friends, or other networking contacts.

Still Stumped on How to Build Relationships?

I’ve thrown a lot of information at you, and if you still feel like these relationship marketing tips are as thick as mud, I invite you to check out my newest home study course, “Relationship Marketing: Connections, Client Loyalty and Cash”. In four modules, you’ll learn the secrets to creating relationships, how to step out of your comfort zone, how to turn clients into raving fans, and how to manage your cash flow. You can tackle the course at your own pace and I’ve also included Action Plans so you can plan and implement action steps at the end of each lesson.

Get this course and more when you join Female Coaching Society!

The DoTERRA Experiment: I Hit Elite

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I Hit a huge milestone this week in my DoTERRA business.

I hit the rank of Elite. This is one of the first ranks before stepping into leadership. I am so excited and proud of myself. I actually thought it would be a lot harder to do this or at the very least would take a lot longer. I think that’s because I’m running this network marketing thing way differently.

If you’ve been reading along I’m doing what I call “The DoTERRA Experiment.” I’m growing this business along side of my coaching business and without asking friends or family to join me. That means I’m only using social media to grow. I’m also not doing any home parties….Not unless I’m asked.

I honestly thought it would take a lot longer for me to rank than it did. I mean I am doing this completely different after all. One thing to note is that I already have a following built up on Instagram and Facebook and just like I have with my coaching business I’ve niched my DoTERRA business as well. meaning I’m only marketing or speaking to other coaches when I talk about the business and the products.

Basically I’m running the network marketing side the same way I run my coaching business. To be honest I love these products so much that I’m not looking at this as I’m selling. I’m simply sharing. That means consistency is key.

My next goal is to hit silver by spring and help 3 coaches make it to Elite.

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Does Your Brand Live Up to Expectations?

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When we talk about branding in a business sense, the first thing people think of are logos and color palettes. While these are important elements to a company’s brand – think Coca Cola or McDonald’s – branding is more about how you set up your company to stand out from the crowd. Branding incorporates your company’s message and mission, and when all these things line up correctly, you become memorable to your audience and solidify the foundation for a strong relationship.

For those in the coaching business, creating a personal brand is very important because that is part of what sells your products and coaching packages to your audience. YOU are the face of your brand. Does how you portray yourself online match up with the real-life you? Here are four ways to develop your personal brand to connect with more people:

1. Identify what you do, your goals, and your objectives.

You’re not just a coach. You’re a business coach, a health coach, a life coach, a marriage coach. Add any adjective you want before the word “coach” that identifies YOU and don’t be afraid to tell people. Wear that title proudly and soon your tribe will associate your name with your chosen title. Your goals and objectives will form your mission, which in turn tells you who your target market is. If your mission and your market don’t match, you need to do more research.

2. Determine your brand attributes.

What perception do you want your brand to portray? What image should appear in people’s minds when they hear your name? Do these adjectives match up with your objectives, logo, color palettes, and overall online image?

3. Create a consistent online presence with your website, blog, and social media platforms.

Yes, color palettes, headshots, and logos are important and definitely play an important role in your online presence. Clear communication with your web designer and social media manager will go a long way to guarantee that your personal brand identity is consistent across all these platforms, and that your online image matches your offline image 100%.

4. Bring your brand to life by using videos.

People want to know, like, and trust you. What better or quicker way to do that than to use video to reach the masses? Video brings you into their homes and allows you to share the provocative thoughts and daily tips and encouragement they are seeking. Video is proof positive that you are a real person, and they will know fairly early on if your personality/brand jives with their own. Videos should also incorporate some of your online elements so viewers will recognize your logo or color scheme when they visit your website or view a different video.

What Does Branding Have to Do with Networking?

Quite simply, if your online persona is quite different from your offline image, expect to have an awkward moment (or two). Even if your interaction is completely online, if you conduct yourself differently than you show in your videos, you’ll invite more unwanted questions and cause your prospects to be hesitant around you, wondering if you’re “faking it till you make it” or not being authentic. In either situation, your audience won’t trust you, they may not give you a second chance to prove yourself, and may start telling people what a fake you are via social media.

Business relationships should be built on honesty and integrity, and all of your branding elements should be in line. When people trust you are who you say you are, they will begin to trust you and a relationship has begun.

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How to get the Power of 3 in DoTERRA

When running a DoTERRA business the Power of 3 is key to setting yourself up for success.

Power of 3 should be what you focus on first when you’re starting out. It’s built on two main elements: structure and the Loyalty Rewards Program. This helps new builders focus on structure from the beginning, which sets them up for rank advancements in the future. Retention is an important part of doTERRA’s compensation plan: it’s what helps you build a significant residual income and that’s the focus of the Loyalty Rewards program (LRP).

Simply put this is where you get 3 people under you that want to be Wellness advocates. This is actually a lot easier than you might think. I’ve been able to do it without asking friends or family to join me and for someone that doesn’t like selling anything except for coaching packages that’s really saying something.

It does however take some time. Even more time if you don’t already have a following or network built up. Here’s how you go about getting your power of 3 quickly and easily.

  1. Lead with the Oils.

Being a DoTERRA Wellness Advocate means that you’re 100% about the oils. You shouldn’t lead with the business be instead lead by example of what they’re doing for your life. If you haven’t yet received an income from DoTERRA talk about what the business will do for you and how you plan on helping the people that join your team.

2. Be consistent

Just with anything online you have to be consistent to really see any effort to your hard work. Show up daily and talk about the oils, how you’re using them, along with other aspects to your brand. And yes by joining DoTERRA you have an opportunity to create a brand and really hit the ground running with this.

3. Invite

Talk about all of these things, sharing the oils is great but you have to tell people what you want them to do next. Invite them to learn more. Invite them to partner with you or to get a wholesale discount at the very least. It might seem odd but that’s the physiological part of running a business, especially online. People have to be told what action to take. Every single post needs to have a call to action.

Hopefully this post has inspired you to get busy with sharing the oils, adding this stream of income to your business, or simply trying the oils out for yourself.

Let’s get to the real juicy stuff at what the power of 3 means financially.

To earn the first $50 bonus, you and three people on your frontline must have a monthly total of 100 PV from LRP orders, and your team volume (which is you and those on your frontline) must be 600 PV or more. Team Volume does not have to just come from LRP orders.

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Why I'm choosing to love myself more

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Design Your Life is all about self love. No lie. It’s one of the reasons I started this business in the first place and gave it the name that I did.

I’ve come to realize that as a business owner, influencer, and leader I’ve GOT to lead by example. With the new addition of DoTERRA to my growing business that means even more now.

I am a creature of habit. If I’m not on a routine I feel off kilter. The past few weeks I’ve been so far off routine that it makes work and life difficult. Top that with unhealthy eating and sleep patterns and boy it can mess things up real quick. I’ve also been spending my personal time nurturing a new relationship.

That’s where loving yourself comes in.

Sometimes I’m so quick to show up and do things for others that I forget about myself and the things I need. Like rest, exercise, meal prep, vitamins/oils.

Being a business owner, and especially a business owner where others rely on me taking care of myself and well being is highly important. I’m not able to show up fully if I don’t feel my fullest. As a coach the same goes for you.

Here are some ways that I’m choosing to love myself more.

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What could you add to this list to make it your own? How could the use of oils or meditation benefit your life? Let me know in the comments, I’d love to hear!

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Your Automated Sales Force

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Ever wish you could hire a team of savvy sales people to stay in touch with your prospective clients and encourage them to buy?

When you put a few simple systems in place, you can easily replace an expensive sales force with automated tools that allow you to keep your products and services in front of potential clients. You’ll not only make more money, but you’ll do it completely hands free. All that’s required is a little forethought.

Your first must-have tool?

An autoresponder.

Simply put, an autoresponder is a series of emails that go out on a pre-determined schedule. They’re written to engage your audience and pull readers further into your funnel.

Typically, an autoresponder series will have at least seven emails in it, and is used as a lead generating tool. You offer an opt-in on your website with (for example) “weekly tips to stay productive during the dog days of summer” or “daily motivation for busy mompreneurs.” When your reader fills out the form, she’s automatically added to your autoresponder list, and you have her attention with every email.

The key though, is to write your series with specific calls to action. It’s not enough to just give her tips for being more productive. You have to also give her the opportunity to buy your products or services.

Done right, your autoresponder can help keep the cash flowing, even when business is down.

The fastest way to get your autoresponder up and running is to use a tried and true email provider such as AWeber. It’s simple to set up, and extremely affordable. Plus, you’ll find many VAs who are experienced with it and can help you out if you get stuck.

For the content, look back over your most popular blog posts and products. Posts can be repurposed to provide valuable content to your subscribers, with a natural upsell to matching products or services.

In addition, think about the questions you’re most frequently asked, what conversations pop up again and again, and what your social connections and competitors are discussing. These nuggets are the building blocks of a compelling autoresponder series that your readers will not only look for, but actually read. And if they’re reading, they will eventually buy.

As they move through your series, you want to keep in mind that subsequent offers should be more and more valuable, with the occasional low-priced offer thrown in.

In fact, if you’re using a more sophisticated system such as Infusionsoft or AWeber with the AW Pro Tools add-on, you can easily move people between autoresponders based on the actions they take. That means they’ll see exactly the offers they want and need, and nothing else. It can make selling via email super productive, and best of all, completely automated.

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You can take your autoresponder to the next level by implementing a funnel.

A funnel is a series of emails that are written and sent in a certain way that results in clients. I created the funnels course to teach two types of funnels. A basic funnel for more discovery calls and a sales funnel that can get you immediate cash.

Episode 036: I joined an MLM!!! & I'm Actually Making Money

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Yes, I did it. I joined a New Work Marketing Company.

I have been on the search for a company I could add to Design Your Life. I tried Monat first. and while I absolutley love their product….goodbye hair extensions. It didn’t fit well into Design Your Life. I almost felt forced. I then tried Maskcara. Again I love the products but I didn’t like the business model very much and that’s a highly important thing when you partner with someone.

In this episode I’m sharing exactly why I joined DoTERRA and what it means for my tribe (AKA YIU!)

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My Favorite Skincare

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The past few months I have been using a new skincare line. I’m always trying new things on my face. Lets be honest I want the fountain of youth. Thankfully I’ve always taken great care of my skin. My mom taught me at an early age to never to the bed with makeup on and to always wear sunglasses when you’re out so you don’t squint.

Of course I couldn’t wait to get my hands on one of Doterra’s Skincare lines. I started with with the essentials collection.

  1. Doterra Facial Cleanser

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This cleanser has Melaleuca (tee tree oil) which is already great for skin and Peppermint. It’s creamy and silky and divine. hese oils are known for their ability to purify and tone skin and support a healthy complexion. Natural cleansers of Yucca Root Extract and Soapbark Extract gently wash away impurities leaving skin looking clean, fresh, and smooth.

Ingredients

Water (Aqua), Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Stearic Acid, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Cetearyl Alcohol, Quillaja saponaria (Soapbark) Bark Extract, Yucca filamentosa (Yucca) Root Extract, Melaleuca alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Mentha piperita(Peppermint) Oil, Macadamia ternifolia (Macadamia) Seed Oil, Xanthan Gum, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Phytate, Dehydroacetic Acid, Sodium PCA , Tocopherol, Citric Acid, Potassium Hydroxide, Ethylhexylglycerin, Benzyl Alcohol

2. Pour Reducing Toner

I tend to like toners that tingle a little. Something about that makes me feel like it’s working. This toner doesn’t do that but it still feels great on your skin. Formulated to visibly reduce the appearance of pores, doTERRA Pore Reducing Toner contains CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® essential oils of Lavender, Ylang Ylang, and German Chamomile to calm sensitive skin while innovative fruit and plant extracts tone and balance the skin, increase hydration, and visibly reduce the appearance of pores to support a healthy-looking complexion.

Primary Benefits

  • Aloe, watermelon, and apple extracts tone and balance the skin

  • Rich in oligosaccharides, Lentil Extracts increase skin hydration, reduce the appearance of oily skin, tone the skin, and visibly reduce the appearance of pores

  • Witch Hazel is a natural astringent that helps remove excess oil from the skin and reduces the appearance of pores

Ingredients

Water (Aqua), Aloe barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Glycerin, Pentylene Glycol, Caprylyl/Capryl Glucoside, Hamamelis virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Lavandula angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Chamomilla recutita (German Chamomile) Flower Oil, Cananga odorata (Ylang Ylang) Flower Oil, Citrullus lanatus(Watermelon) Fruit Extract, Pyrus malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Lens esculenta (Lentil) Seed Extract, Lens esculenta (Lentil) Fruit Extract, Polyglyceryl-5 Oleate, Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Sodium Phytate, Sodium Lactate, Sodium PCA, Ethylhexylglycerin, Citric Acid, Glyceryl Caprylate, Hydroxyacetophenone, Chlorphenesin, Sodium Hydroxide


3. Tightening Serum

The Holy Grail. This stuff is the bomb. Frankincense, Hawaiian Sandalwood, and Myrrh, doTERRA Tightening Serum is scientifically formulated to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and promote skin hydration. Natural extracts and gums combine with powerful anti-aging ingredients for firmer, younger-looking skin.

Primary Benefits

  • Contains rhizobian and acacia gum which provides “lifting” benefits

  • Beech Tree Bud Extract tightens and smooths the appearance of skin

  • Perfluorodecalin rejuvenates skin as it helps improve skin renewal and elasticity

  • Betaine is a nature mimetic humectant that helps protect skin cells against dehydration

Ingredients

Water (Aqua), Perfluorodecalin, Glycerin, Pentylene Glycol, Betaine, Acacia senegal Gum, Polyglyceryl-6 Distearate, Jojoba Esters, Boswellia carterii(Frankincense) Oil, Santalum paniculatum (Hawaiian Sandalwood) Wood Oil, Commiphora myrrha (Myrrh) Oil, Fagus sylvatica (European Beech) Bud Extract, Hydrolyzed Rhizobian Gum, Allantoin, Sclerotium Gum, Xanthan Gum, Carbomer, Polyglyceryl-3 Beeswax, Cetyl Alcohol, Behenyl Alcohol, Sodium Phytate, Sodium PCA, Sodium Benzoate, Chlorphenesin, Sodium Hydroxide


4. Anti-Aging Eye Cream

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I’m getting in the habit of using eye creme now. This is 33. I love the roller ball on this. It’s very cool and all you need is one pump for both eyes. oils of Frankincense, Ylang Ylang, and Blue Tansy to target the signs of aging around the delicate eye area, helping to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles over time. This innovative formula moisturizes, decreases the appearance of dark circles, and improves skin firmness and tone. Bakuchiol is a plant-based ingredient that helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and protects skin from future signs of aging. The unique steel rollerball applicator cools and soothes under-eye skin helping reduce the appearance of puffiness and dark circles while gently applying cream to targeted areas.

Primary Benefits

  • Meadowfoam seed oil provides deep moisture

  • Biopolymers made from Pullulan and Red Algae Extract provide a noticeable tightening and lifting effect from the first use

  • Bakuchiol helps tone and tighten the skin, which helps improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and helps prevent future signs of aging

Ingredients

Water (Aqua), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Limnanthes alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Dimethicone, Cetyl Palmitate, Cetyl Alcohol, Butyrospermum parkii (Shea) Butter, Behenyl Alcohol, Polyglyceryl-6 Stearate, Pentylene Glycol, Glyceryl Stearate, Glycerin, Aloe barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Boswellia carterii (Frankincense) Oil, Cananga odorata (Ylang Ylang) Flower Oil, Tanacetum annuum (Blue Tansy) Flower Oil, Porphyridium cruentum (Red Algae) Extract, Bakuchiol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Stearic Acid, Sodium Lauroyl Glutamate, Polyglyceryl-6 Behenate, Carbomer, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Beeswax (Cera Alba), Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, Pullulan, Silica Silylate, Silica, Sodium Hydroxide, Citric Acid, Hydroxyacetophenone

5. Invigorating Scrub

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I use this in mornings. It smells amazing and will wake you up. Grapefruit and Peppermint CPTG® essential oils make exfoliating a refreshing aromatic experience while jojoba esters polish your skin. Botanicals of Mandarin Orange Extract, Jasmine Extract, and Greater Burdock Extract tone, smooth, and hydrate skin.

Primary Benefits

  • Gentle exfoliating action comes from biodegradable Jojoba esters known for their moisturizing properties

  • Greater Burdock Extract helps purify and tone skin

  • Botanical and fruit extracts enhance the aromatic experience

Ingredients

Water (Aqua), Glycerin, Jojoba Esters, Sodium Lauroamphoacetate, Xanthan Gum, Caprylyl/Capryl Glucoside, Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate, Jasminum officinale (Jasmine) Flower/ Leaf Extract, Citrus nobilis(Mandarin Orange) Fruit Extract, Arctium lappa Root Extract, Mentha piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Citrus paradisi (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Sodium Phytate, Glyceryl Caprylate, Acrylates Copolymer, Glycol Stearate, Acrylates/ C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Polyglyceryl-5 Oleate, Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Hydroxide, Citric Acid, Dehydroacetic Acid, Chlorphenesin, Benzyl Alcohol


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Three Tips to Building Successful Business Relationships

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If you’re the CEO of your business, you already encounter numerous relationships on a daily basis: with your business vendors or partners; with your employees; with your customers; with your prospective customers; and with your local community. In fact, it’s nearly impossible to run any kind of profitable business without forming a variety of relationships.

1. Always Be Authentic

Have you heard the phrase, “Fake it till you make it”? Some believe that you need to replicate a certain style or mindset before you actually reach that level of success, but can you do that and still show your authentic self?

People want to connect with you. They want to know what your life is like. They want and need to relate to you on a personal level so that you become more real to them. If you are authentic with your image and what you post, they in turn will give you their trust and, likely their money.

If you fake it too much or are caught in a lie on social media, your image can come crashing down. Instead of being a likeable coach, you’ll have a reputation as being a fake or not walking the walk. If you want to be trustworthy, earn that trust by building your relationships based on integrity and honesty.

2. Listen Carefully

When building these relationships, remember that you are not the center of the universe. Even though you ultimately want people to purchase from you, new prospects will be leery of you until they get to know you. So preparing a sales pitch for any kind of networking event is a fruitless effort that will likely make people run from you.

Instead, show an interest in THEIR business or THEIR life. Once you ask one question, people naturally want to keep talking, especially if they are passionate about their industry and mission. Listen to them speak, tuck away interesting nuggets for a later time, and remember to send a follow up email the next business day, simply commenting how nice it was to meet them. At the next event, make a point of acknowledging them and start a new conversation.

This also applies to coaches who create products. Listen to what your audience wants and needs. What are they struggling with right now and how can you help them? Listening is a very important skill when it comes to business relationships as well as creating loyal customers.

3. Share, Share, Share

Be careful…this does NOT mean to share too much information of a personal sort. This simply means keep sharing your knowledge, resources, free articles, and ebook chapters; anything that will be of value to your audience. By sharing information, you are building yourself up as an authority in that area of expertise and also showing what a kind and generous person you are. This evokes good emotions of happiness and kindness which, hopefully, meld with your online image and will endear you to many more prospects.

Get the Action Steps You Need to Build Great Relationships

I believe in relationship marketing SO much that I’ve created an in-depth course titled, “Relationship Marketing: Connections, Client Loyalty and Cash”. This home-study course includes everything you need to conquer your fears and start building meaningful relationships with prospective buyers and clients. There’s no fluff; just real, authentic tips and information that will benefit your business once you implement them. Here’s the link for more information:

Get Access to the course when you join Female Coaching Society

How Often Does Your Audience REALLY Want to Hear from You?

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When it comes to relationship marketing and building solid business relationships with your audience, a certain amount of interaction is vitally important. But is there such a thing as TOO much interaction?

Let’s compare three different scenarios and audiences.

Almost everyone has a long lost cousin, friend, or acquaintance who you only hear from once a year in the form of a holiday card. Sure, it’s nice that they reached out, but communicating just once a year doesn’t give you a chance to stay up to date with their family news.

Then you have your college roommate, who lives out of state but you only hear from him/her when there’s drama in their life or they need to vent about something. These are the people who are in touch more frequently than your cousin, but only when they need something – not because they have an interest in what is happening in your life.

And lastly, you have the mother who dropped off her 18-year-old daughter at college for the first time and who texts and/or calls every day, just to check on how things are going. Did she get to class on time? How’s the food at the dining hall? Do you like your roommates? What do you mean your books cost $800? Do you want us to come visit for Parents’ Weekend?

Each of these real-life scenarios can translate to a business situation.

Small business owners or solopreneurs who don’t create and/or use their email list to communicate with their past customers more than once a year won’t create name recognition among their customers.  They run the high risk of getting their emails deleted or marked as spam. One possible exception: seasonal businesses.

Business owners who only use their social media accounts or email accounts to promote their products and sales are only interested in making money from their audience. They don’t necessarily care about what their followers need at that moment in time. One possible exception: big box stores who offer coupons and other discounts.

Internet marketers and big box stores or companies who email every single day run the risk of annoying their audience and causing people to unsubscribe from their lists. One possible exception: business owners who follow leaders in their industry or who look forward to daily tips and/or affirmations from these leaders.

The bottom line is: you must know your market to know how often you should interact with them to build a solid relationship. There are always exceptions to every rule, and even within the same industries different businesses will experience different responses to their communications tactics. Research your market, understand their pain points, and create a solution for them.

New! Relationship Marketing Workshop

I’m so excited to share my newest training titled, “Five Easy Ways to Build Relationship (Even if You’re New)”! In the training I cover how to be social with your audience, what to share with them, and how to listen to the needs of your audience. But that’s just the start! We’ll also discuss authenticity, how to create a flattering image, how to set aside your fears, and how to live your brand every day. It’s chock full of information, plus we’ll have time for a Q&A at the end.

You can watch it now in side the Female Coaching Society Facebook group

Episode 035: 5 Ways to Build Relationships & Grow Your Business (Even if you're just starting out)

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In this episode of Design Your Life Podcast We’re chatting all things relationship marketing.

Business owners everywhere incorporate marketing tactics every week and every month to tell the world about their mission and their products or services. Without marketing and without millions of dollars in your advertising budget, not a single soul would know you have a business, never mind want to make a purchase with you.

Why? Because people purchase from those who they know, like, and trust. They want to know that you’re a real person with real feelings instead of someone who only cares about the almighty dollar. They want to know you’re not a scam artist who will steal their last dollar without providing a product. They want to hear recommendations from others who have purchased before them to be sure your product delivered what it promised.

People with purchase power want a relationship with you before they buy.

Relationship-based marketing gives you:

1. Visibility

In order to have a relationship with a single person or large audience, you need to interact with them.  Get to know THEIR likes and dislikes, know what problems they are experiencing, and think about how you can help them solve their problem. In order to learn this information, you’ll be forced to be consistent with your interaction, whether on social media or in real life, naturally giving you more visibility.

2. Authority

Do you share your knowledge with your audience, or do you save that only for paying customers? Sharing your knowledge, practical experience, and even case studies for free will position you as a knowledgeable authority figure and an expert in their field who cares about helping others. Platforms such as social media, podcasts, YouTube videos, or writing an ebook or short reports are all ways to both increase your authority rank and your visibility.

3. A stellar reputation

Can you see how Visibility and Authority build on each other and lead to a Stellar Reputation? As you interact with people and become an authority figure, your audience will naturally form an opinion about you. If you over-deliver with your products or your signature programs, your reputation will continue to shine. Overall, a stellar reputation will shorten the length of time it takes you to earn the trust of your audience or new followers.

Ready to bring it all together? Download the coaching biz roadmap!

The Power of Oils & The Top 5 Oils You Need Right Now

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Oils have been around for centuries. Lately it seems like they’re really making their way into the world. I think this has something to do with the fact that we’re all a little more self aware and we want to do what’s best for our bodies and soul.

to get you started, here are the top 5 oils you need in your life right now.

Lavender:

I use this oil every night. As soon as I smell it I get I know it’s bedtime. To get the full effect of Lavender, rub on the bottoms of your feet, down your spine or diffuse it.

Peppermint:

You’ll hear me talk about this one a lot. It’s a great mood booster. Put a drop on the roof of your mouth and you’re instantly awake. Rub on your temples and back of neck to get rid of headaches.

Frankincense:

This is the king of oils. It’s also called the oil of truth. It has amazing anti inflammatory benefits. Rub on the back of your neck for instant peace and relaxation. Meditating with frankincense has been known to transcend you during your spiritual practice.

Lemon:

Upon waking you’re supposed to drink a glass of warm lemon water to help detoxify the body after sleeping.It can purify the air and surfaces, promote a positive mood and support healthy respiratory function.

Onguard:

Must HAVE!!!! As an entrepreneur I’m not about getting sick but I do have a tendency to get strep alot. This oil has saved my life. Its a blend of Wild Orange Peel, Clove Bud, Cinnamon Leaf, Cinnamon Bark, Eucalyptus Leaf, and Rosemary Leaf/Flower essential oils. This stuff is potent so only use 1 drop in water or diffuse as normal

To learn more about essential oils for your day to day or how to incorporate oils for financial freedom click below to learn more.

Coaching Business Makeovers: It's Time for a Change

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When is the last time you changed the theme on your website? Changed your headshots? Rewrote your “About” page?

If the answer to any of those is more than a year ago, listen up, because big coaching paychecks require more than a fancy sales page and an email pitch. If you want to attract high-end clients, you have to look and act the part.

Headshots Done Right

We all looked better ten years ago, but that’s no excuse for using old, outdated or—heaven forbid—amateur headshots.

When you’re selling coaching programs that range into the five figures, looking professional is critical, and that starts with great headshots. Hire a photographer who specializes in portraits for speakers and coaches. Expect to spend a few hundred dollars for a selection of high-resolution images you can use in all your marketing materials, including on your website.

Get Your Website Redone

Speaking of websites, if you’re still using the same theme you designed yourself, it’s time for a new look. While you can say that potential clients should not judge you by the way your site looks, they will. A clean, modern website will work wonders to improve your credibility and start attracting the right clients.

While you’re at it, take some time to solicit new testimonials. Don’t just load them all up on a single page though. Take the best ones and add them to your sales page, put them in your email newsletters, and include them in your lead-gen materials as well.

Don’t forget your “About” page, either. This one is hard for most people, so it’s a good idea to have someone else write this, or at least have a writer revise the one you wrote. Remember to include your most recent accomplishments, any awards or accolades, your speaking engagements, and anything else that lets people know you’ve got what it takes to help them grow. Include a few personal details as well, so readers will feel as if they know you just little better for having read it.

Lastly, remember to update your social media profiles as well. LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and others have a long reach, so you want to ensure that no matter where potential clients find you, the information is consistent and professional.

Getting new headshots and making over your website might feel like a waste of time, but the truth is, people do judge a book by its cover, and you often only have a second or two to make an impression. Make sure it’s the best one you can make.

For more tips on how you can grow your coaching business click the image below to watch the masterclass below