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Oz, the Great and Powerful

Years ago, I was sitting in a friend's livingroom watching a demonstration on fancy cookware.  The party was fun, the atmosphere was great, the food was fantastic (and so easy duplicate at home - with a few product purchases, of course), and I thought to myself - wow, this looks easy, I could totally do this.  By the end of the demonstration, she had me; hook, line, and sinker.  So, when she mentioned just how much money I could make selling these very same products, and the pictures and stories of 'those who had made it', not to mention those exciting incentive trips... and with just a small investment of $150.00, I couldn't wait to get out my credit card.

It wasn't long in that business that I realized something.  Those people who had made it big - those who had made so much money and were living so easily and freely - they were like the Great and Powerful Wizard of Oz.  Everyone knew of them, we all saw their pictures flashed across the screen when we logged into our offices.  What none of us knew, however, were the people themselves.  I was never put into contact with a successful representative.  There was never a phone call where I could interact with them directly.  And, even though one was in my direct organizations up line - she didn't know my name, let alone what I was trying to accomplish in the business.  Like the Great and Powerful Oz, they were figureheads - smiling faces that enticed people like me to join into the MLM craze, and you know what? It worked.  For a short period, I had dreams of grandeur, I was going to make it big like them...but after a few years, and lack of support from my upline...excitement faded, and I eventually left that company.

Several years later, a friend of mine introduced me to doTERRA.  I laughed at her, and relayed my experience with the cooking products.  I politely informed her that there was no way - ever - that she was going to get me to buy into the business.  I loved the products, and yes, I enrolled so I could use them in my home - but that was it - no way was I going to grow this business.  I was done searching for the Emerald City. 

But then my friend did something extraordinary.  She picked up her phone, dialed a number, and handed it to me.  On the other end of the line was a diamond leader in the company.  She was someone who had made it, and in a big way.  The fact that my friend could just dial her number, she answered, and had time to talk to me...that was huge.  The second part of that call that blew me away?  She knew me.  She knew my account. She was very aware of who I was, and was very willing to help me in any way I needed.

Sometimes being involved with an MLM is much like searching for the Great and Powerful Oz.  Some make it, many don't - and the biggest factor between the two is the commitment of their upline and enrollers to their team.  My presidential diamond knows me.  I have her number.  We are friends on Facebook.  If I have a question, she'll answer it.  If I need help, she's there.  Everyone on my team is.  Regardless of rank.  Everyone here is committed to your success - regardless of what that level of success desired is.

I am dedicated to helping my team succeed.  I am dedicated to building something with you, and for you - because we both benefit in the end.  

I'd love to have you join me.  

This article was published on 12.12.2015 by Tamara Hancock
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