Wherever you are in your business, you can set yourself and your team up for success by keeping your leadership role of CEO in mind while trying to build your team. We have found that if you will take on the role of CEO of your doTERRA® team you will create what you want out of the business. Just as a CEO can tank a company by not understanding their duties, a doTERRA leader’s choices can create unnecessary problems when they don’t understand their role.
The doTERRA Business Setup
Your enroller, upline team, and doTERRA corporate are like your Board of Directors. Receive counsel and honor policies from them—their valuable insights can help you create greater success. But keep in mind that while they make the decisions that affect the big picture, the day-to-day tasks of your business rely on your personal experience and expertise.
Your downline should have key leaders that function similarly to upper-level management. Once you have found these leaders, remember that they are also building their own teams; trust them to manage their own team in your organization. Treat them well by providing support and mentoring for their success.
In doTERRA, the unique organizational structure makes it so you will fill multiple roles apart from being the CEO of your organization. (e.g. upper-level management in your enroller’s team, team member in your upline’s organization, one of the Board of Directors for your key leaders and their teams.) Each role is an exciting opportunity that allows everyone to support and be supported in his or her building efforts in ways to bring maximum success.
But, when it comes to your personal doTERRA business, be courageous enough to blaze your own trail as the final decision maker. Harmonize your own style and gifts with your building efforts. Even in the beginning, your decision to act as the leader will create a solid foundation for success.
Bonus Tip: For more ideas about leadership, Natalie recommends reading Multipliers by Liz Wiseman and Greg McKeown and Essentialism by Greg McKeown