Name: Joylee Armeje
Company: Wellness Advocate, doTERRA Essential Oils
Tell us about your business and why you started it
I am in the biz of educating people about the uses and benefits of essential oils, and teaching the natural lifestyle through the use of essential oils. I fell in love with essential oils when I attended an introductory class in Makati in 2019. Until now, I’m using oils for my family’s health and wellness.
Who is your target audience?
My goal is to educate young moms like me to love the oils and take advantage of its various benefits for their families as well.
What 3 professional accomplishments are you most proud of?
1) Going outside of my comfort zone by joining professional networking groups such as Business Networking International (BNI), Connected Women, etc.
2) Receiving specialist certification for taking the essential oil chemistry and other courses
3) Reaching the rank of Premier in doTERRA.
What makes your business story unique?
Every biz story is unique in that each of us has to invest something valuable to grow it until we earn from it. In my case, I am still working as a full-time digital marketer while exclusively breastfeeding my youngest and homeschooling my eldest son.
I entered the world of network marketing through doTerra because I am confident that what I invest now, in terms of time, hard work, and money, will eventually come back to me in the form of time and financial freedom.
How did you know when you had the right idea?
Once I fell in love with the oils, and got more and more positive experiences that they work, I researched the compensation plan and compared it with other companies. I studied the business platform hard before diving too deep. I tested the waters by enrolling a few people and when I saw that the return was good, I worked some more. I think my approach to all this was “learning by doing”. I learned new things as I go, and as I go, I felt more and more that this could really work, and if I worked hard enough, this could be our path to self-reliance.
What are some of the mistakes you wished you could’ve avoided?
I have 3 in mind! 1) Many people now stay as far away from network marketing as possible. Once they hear that a company I’m representing is an MLM, they walk away. I was offended by this reaction in the past. Realizing it now, I wish I have shifted my energy to something healthier for me mentally and emotionally, and not dwell too much on those objections.
2) Having a scarcity mentality vs. having an abundant mentality. I wish I could have spent more time attracting people vs chasing people in my early days. Chasing people is hard, stressful, and unhealthy. Attracting people comes natural if you love what you do, and you always remember your WHY in whatever you do.
3) Having a fixed mindset vs. having a growth mindset. I started off with having a fixed mindset, always telling myself that I’m not good at sales, and that I am not a marketer. It limited me SO MUCH and I just realized I wasted so much time belittling myself and what I can do. Having a Growth mindset stretched me to achieve things and create possibilities I have never imagined having.
What are the things that help you stay organized throughout the day and get time for everyone and everything?
I started having my morning routine and it has helped me to stay on top of my tasks so much. Every morning as I wake up, I allot 1 hour for doing the following tasks:
-planning out my day in my planner.
-writing in my gratitude journal
-meditating for 10 mins
-reading 10 pages of a personal development book
After doing this, it feels like I have the time and energy for everyone and everything in a day. When I don’t do this, I always fall short of my schedule.
To what do you attribute your success?
Having a supportive husband is a big deal! I certainly can’t do this all on my own. My husband’s not one for being in the spotlight, but he’s the best backstage team player one could ever have. And when there are days when I just can’t do anything, I know I can curl up to him and he’ll be ready to take the reigns.
Can you recollect any funny kid-work balancing stories?
One time my 8yo son was sooo energetic and wanted to play, I asked him to use his energy by recording a video on essential oils. I asked him to do an introductory class for me. I told him I’ll use that video for my facebook and YT. When I watched the video, I was shocked to see him say all the things exactly as how I say them during my classes! It was spot on! I asked him how he learned all of that. He said he listened to me and wanted to be like me so he remembered! I think I cried!
Any recommendations to Moms who dream about being entrepreneurs, but just can’t get started.
I always remember this quote by Dennis Waitley: “There are 2 primary choices in life, accept conditions as they exist, or take responsibility for changing them.”
Being in tight or uncomfortable positions in life should never be an excuse for us to stand up and take responsibility for changing its course. It’s not gonna be easy for sure, but as you keep working and believing, it will surely pay off in the end.