YOUR NAME: Beth Grossmann
YOUR COMPANY’S NAME: Essentially Beth (doTERRA Executive Wellness Advocate
WHAT DO YOU DO AT YOUR COMPANY? I help women of every age, color, shape, and size learn that they are strong, beautiful, and capable of amazing things! I do that by leading others into business ownership in an established structure and teach them how to grow their business based on THEIR goals so they can work as much or as little as they choose.
WHEN DID YOU START YOUR COMPANY AND WHAT MADE YOU MAKE THE LEAP INTO BUSINESS OWNERSHIP? I joined doTERRA in November 2017 and had three promotions in as many month. I’m super passionate about health and wellness and this was a natural fit.
HOW DID YOU GET YOUR FIRST CUSTOMER? Simply by talking about the products. I LOVE them and use them daily and that passion pours out of me naturally.
WHO IS THE RIGHT PERSON TO BOOK YOUR SERVICES OR BUY YOUR PRODUCTS? You’re a great fit for my services if you want to live a more natural life. I have completely replaced all OTC products, toxic home fragrance, and cleaning supplies and I make my own (it’s super easy, I swear).
WHAT DOES OWNING YOUR OWN BUSINESS ALLOW YOU TO DO? Owning my own business allows me FREEDOM: the freedom to work in leggings and a messy bun, the freedom to work from 5am to midnight on days that I feel super productive and the freedom to sleep til 8am if my body really needs that, the freedom to snuggle my goddaughter if she needs to stay home sick from school or to take her to the zoo if she has off, the freedom to drop everything and go see my grandparents without having to check in with a boss first, the freedom to work with people I really enjoy because I can pick my own team. Freedom.
WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR BIGGEST ACHIEVEMENT SO FAR? Growing my business to the point where I was able to leave traditional employment behind and work from home.
WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR BIGGEST CHALLENGE SO FAR? Real talk: believing in myself. Being an entrepreneur is straight up scary. I have these moments where I feel like I’m on the top of a mountain, I’m standing in the sun with my arms outstretched and I can feel the warmth on my face and I KNOW I’m in the right place and then I look down and see all the rocky paths that got me here and I remember that getting up the mountain wasn’t a straight upward journey, sometimes you have to go down to get up, I remember the times where I tripped and then I start to feel the soreness in my legs and I see that the ground around me isn’t quite steady and I start to freak out a little when I remember that at the bottom of the mountain the ground was solid. But solid was boring, solid was flat and not going anywhere. And then, just as I start to feel the sun again and remember that this is all good, I turn around and realize that where I’m standing isn’t the top at all, it’s just a scenic overlook and I’ve still got quite a bit of mountain to climb but now I’m excited for the rest of the hike.
WHEN YOU LOOK AT YOUR BUSINESS IN 5 YEARS, WHERE DO YOU HOPE IT WILL BE? I want it to be self-sustaining and sustaining me and my family.
FINALLY, WHAT ADVICE DO YOU HAVE FOR OTHER ENTREPRENEURS? WHAT IS ONE LESSON YOU’VE LEARNED SO FAR ALONG THE WAY? It’s okay to be scared, fear helps you to hustle and succeed as long as you don’t allow it to paralyze you.
HOW DO YOU DEFINE SUCCESS? Success for me comes back to everything I said about freedom. Success is being able to live on my own terms so it is something that is constantly achieved but also a moving target as my life shifts and changes.
Date: January 30, 2017