Building in Unpaved Territory
Along the eastern coast of the United States, Shane and Rebecca Hintze have started a momentum of dōTERRA living that is highly contagious and attracts the attention of others everywhere they go. Each Sunday in church, members of their local congregation like to sit by the Hintze family because they love the smell of essential oils. There is no stopping the attention dōTERRA essential oils have brought to the Hintze family in Washington DC.
Between telecommunications, broadcast journalism, and family sciences both Shane and Rebecca Hintze have been busy making their mark on the world before dōTERRA entered their lives. Rebecca is a published author of two books, “It’s Time to Dance” and “Healing Your Family History,” which hit the racks as an international best seller in 2006. Shane on the other hand was influential in launching the world’s largest commercial satellite in 2009. In the midst of their exciting careers, they have made a point to set aside time for their four children, Ashlee, Nicholas, Katie, and Michael. When dōTERRA entered their lives, the last thing they were looking for was another business venture.
Rebecca’s love for essential oils stemmed from her ability to help people emotionally. As an advocate of self-help and family health, essential oils complimented her teachings perfectly. Although she never thought she would sell dōTERRA, she couldn’t hide her passion for the products! In the beginning she found herself signing people up without consciously realizing she was starting to build her business.
Rebecca found that building a dōTERRA business in unpaved territory can bring its own set of challenges. Living far from other dōTERRA consultants and the corporate office can feel isolating and frustrating at times. Consistence and persistence were necessary to enduring the tough moments Rebecca faced. She implemented a pattern her church meetings follow in deciding how often to run her dōTERRA meetings. She decided to hold them at the same place, on the same day, and at the same time every single week- no matter what.
Despite Rebecca’s positive attitude and consistent efforts, a troubling time came when everything just felt like too much. Her commitment to her family, published books, and dōTERRA seemed to be more than she could handle alone. At this same time, Shane began to really understand the larger purpose of dōTERRA. From his own powerful experience with essential oils, he knew that if others could experience just a couple drops, their lives would be changed forever. When he realized that dōTERRA truly is an opportunity to serve others, he knew he needed to jump in and support his wife in her efforts to grow their dōTERRA business. “When Shane jumped in a supported me, my whole world came together,” Rebecca said.
Shane has learned that there is no substitute for planning. They offer the advice to those who want to grow to think, “If we are going to grow, what needs to happen? Where will we be holding meetings? Where will we be traveling?” And then, they say, “Follow through with your plan no matter how hard it gets.” Shane and Rebecca attribute their growth from silver to diamond to their consistent planning.
Rebecca adds the importance of believing. “Believe in yourself and that you can do it. Believe you deserve it.” When you pair a heart full of conviction and belief with detailed plans, you will get there. “It is inevitable,” says Rebecca.
Shane: Lifelong Vitality – “This product has been a life changer, I am addicted. I never leave on a trip without it.”
Rebecca: Immortelle – “I love everything about it, even the name!”