The Power of Example

*This article was featured in the 22nd Edition of dōTERRA Essential Leadership Magazine*

“I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.” –Leonardo da Vinci

The Need for Inspiration

Inspiration is something we, as a whole, do not lack in doTERRA. Every day we find new ways to push past our own resistance to move forward in our businesses and do the things that need to be done. The challenge instead lies in how we continue to inspire others and teach our teams to do the same. Perhaps more importantly, how do we continue to inspire ourselves, especially on those days when our get-up-and-go is looking more like a give-up-and-sleep?

To get to the bottom of what inspires you, ask yourself: What do you tell yourself when you have those less-than-awesome moments? Who do you call for help? Why do they inspire you? How do they help you find your light again? Is there somewhere specific you go when you feel like this? Breaking down your inspiration into smaller pieces can help you identify what qualities you desire or feel you are lacking personally. Maybe you reach out to a fellow leader that has always inspired you because they know just what to say to help you find your way back to yourself. Or maybe it’s a family member that gives you that little bit of tough love to reignite that flame inside.

I find inspiration in my husband, Brien, a service connected disabled Army veteran, and our four-year-old son, Daen, every day. If not for them, I wouldn’t push myself as hard as I do. doTERRA itself has also been incredibly inspiring for me. The Free to Give program is giving my family even more tools that we need to live the life we desire, so that we can share even more of that abundance with others. We all have inspirational moments like this that build up to an arsenal we can utilize to help inspire our team.