The universe works in
mysterious ways

So, as it turns out things change and so do roles! 12 months ago, my partner, Gill embarked on a journey into the world of network marketing. I personally have always been sceptical of that ‘profession’, I know, I know, how very naive of me due to the current rate of affairs with social media taking the world by storm. But alas, I was still sceptical. I supported her decision and stood by her every step of the way. She met various people along the way and jumped from company to company, it doesn’t look good on any resumé. Recently her moods and anguish have started to get worse and stress levels have hit an all-time high, now normally I am able to calm her down but it seems to be getting harder and harder to do that anymore. constantly crying and saying how useless she feels. Now at this point, i must make it clear that she has suffered from depression most of her adult life, on and off medication sporadically.

“If you just work on stuff that you like and you’re passionate about, you don’t have to have a master plan with how things will play out.”

– Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook-

I myself suffer from it but I hate taking medicine so prefer to just deal with it my own way. I’ve always been left to my own devices so why would I know any different. Anyway, we are going off track here, as I say she suffers really bad some days I just want to run and hide under a rock. It wasn’t until I spoke to her mentor (who by the way is amazing, sorry Lesley but you are) about the company she was with. We discussed the best way to join and all the pricing options, then I put it to Gill. I thought she might have had another tantrum as I organised something behind her back, actually, her words have been “you backed me into a corner” during numerous arguments. But she didn’t Gill actually liked the idea because of the products and it is something she is passionate about. Essential oils. we joined dōTERRA within 2 weeks.

“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”

-Thomas Edison-

it was going well…..until her other business took a turn for the worse, Her ‘business partner’ gave it up along with the funding leaving Gill with upset customers and refunds (she would have to give back out of her own pocket). meanwhile, I was researching everything I could about Essential oils from their originality to recent day. I figured that the more we knew the better the chance we would stand at making this business a success. I have also taken the time to make this site as well, much to her annoyance (I may have neglected the chores a bit, I’m sorry Gill, love you xx) In the hopes to better ourselves. About a week ago or so we sat down to talk about what happens next and where do we go from here. Gill told me that she was going it alone on the other business she had found a way and another backer to get her started, I was happy that she had worked around the problem but in the back of mind all I was thinking was “what about the oils business?” we talked about it and came up with a plan, oh boy what a crazy one it was too.

“The Pessimist Sees Difficulty In Every Opportunity. The Optimist Sees Opportunity In Every Difficulty.”

-Winston Churchill-

We decided to run both businesses together! Gill with the clothing one and I, yes me, run the Essential oils business!!! oh boy, talk about stepping out of my comfort zone? I thought about it and it scared me what did I know about network marketing? what did I know about Essential oils? when would I have time to work that when I drive a bus every day? so many questions. I sat down and thought, maybe it was not so bad? after all with the amount of research I have done over the past month you would thought I had swallowed the holy grail of the oils world. so I guess it was the logical answer. I’m glad that she wanted to involve me, the Essential oils have helped with her mood swings, she’s calmer and more collected now. I even wear a diffuser necklace to work with an oil to help through my long hard days. My 7-year-old has been granted permission to wear a necklace to school with his oil to help ground and calm him down (even though he shows it off to his friends saying “smell this”) so in effect, he’s connecting too. and here in lies my first sentence way back at the beginning ‘as it turns out things change and so do roles!’ I’ve gone from being a sceptic to being the only male actively working the business in our team. Here’s to a bright future and one full of admiration and joy.