Oates Big Business Announcement
March 24, 2017
Nathan and I are super excited to share our hearts with you today and about a new adventure in the Oates’ house. As you know, we love wellness and helping people find the “pieces” of their healthy lifestyle puzzle.
For the last 7 years, we have been intensely invested in a specific nutritional company as one of those pieces and have been using and sharing their products for the last 16 years. During those years our desire has been to do everything we do with excellence, intentionality, professionalism, integrity, and purpose – with the hopes that we can better our own family and the lives of 1000s of others that we’ve been blessed to interact with. That desire lead to us pouring our hearts, souls, and countless hours/years into helping support customers and our business team, while also partnering with the company to make the field and customer experience the best possible one for us all.
But the unexpected recently happened to us. We found another “piece” of our own health and wellness journey that turned into so much more than we ever imagined. Much like reading a good book and turning the page and realizing you completed it, we turned the pages of our last chapter at our former company about 6 months ago.
On Sept 6, 2016 we officially resigned from our former company and left our business to transition into a new chapter of our wellness and business journey. We look back on the last 7 years with nothing but gratitude and love for all of our friends there, and for you as our loyal customer, but we are beyond excited at what the future holds for us in our new company. We could not be more thrilled to have partnered with doTERRA and to be experiencing the life-changing benefits of essential oils as a piece or our healthy lifestyle puzzle.
What we were doing up until now was excellent, but we feel like our health and life has just gone to a whole new level from discovering these little gems. I honestly feel like we are so late to the “oil party” but you know what they say…”better late than never”!
If you know me at all, you know I’ve always been fascinated with learning how the body works and how things from nature can support our bodies to do what they were designed to do. In light of that, I don’t know why it took me so long to explore the health benefits of essential oils but Nathan and I have been absolutely blown away and fascinated by what we’ve learned and experienced in such a short time. It’s a classic situation where, “you don’t know what you don’t know.” And the reality is, sometimes I think we are afraid of what we don’t know. It’s easy to dismiss or downplay things that we simply don’t understand. That lack of understanding can squash our curiosity…until needs arise that cause us to have to explore other, even better, options.
I have always wanted to position myself as a “Life-Long Learner” and if there is something this side of heaven that I’m missing, I want to be humble enough to admit it and embrace it. Because of what we saw in the quality and efficacy of doTERRA’s products, as well as a billion dollar company run with excellence, solid leadership, and high integrity, Nathan and I took a massive leap of faith and left everything to get behind the mission and heart of what we believe will powerfully change our country’s health…and for some, their financial situation.
Out of honor to our former company we have waited over 6 months to say anything, but we feel that may have been a disservice to you as our friends and customers because it has caused some confusion. For reasons unbeknownst to us, our name is still listed on our former account as your Business Leader and Distributor to contact even after more than 6 months of formally resigning our business and having no access to this account. Our expressed desire was that you would be well-cared for and that our business would transfer up to Nathan’s parents, Susan and Willie Oates, who have been in the company for over 25 years. As we await this formal transition, they are still ready, willing, and thrilled to support you in any way that they can in answering questions or supporting you with your monthly orders. They bring so much leadership, product knowledge, wisdom, longevity, and stability and you will absolutely love working with them.
We are beyond grateful for all our former company and the people meant to us. And we are grateful to you for allowing us to be a part of your health journey. As we move forward in what feels like accelerated growth in our own journey, we would love to come alongside of you and help you reach your goals where there may still be gaps for you and to show you the amazing things we are learning and experiencing.
Although the pages have turned on a new chapter for us, we haven’t gone anywhere. Transitions and season changes are a part of all of our lives. This new chapter has us more energized than ever, partnered together as a husband-wife team in this new doTERRA business that has already done more in 6 months than we did in 7 years. This powerful and explosive growth has proven to us that people like you have a hunger and desire to find easy-to-use solutions that are natural, effective, and safe for yourself and family and like us, are eager to learn about essential oils. But it has also shown us that people want to dream again and are looking for the right vehicle to take them there.
We were willing to risk it all and completely start over because we found that right vehicle for us and we are thrilled to be partnered with amazing people with Kingdom dreams and a phenomenal company with quality products and explosive growth. We can’t wait to share with you more about what happened in our first month in our new business. We had to work super hard to replace our income that we’d just walked away from, and sadly and very unexpectedly, we were not even paid for our last month of work at our former company. As scary as this was, we chose not to let it defeat us, but used it to push harder. We are blown away at what can happen in such a short time when you’re mentored by people who have no limits, have specific business strategies, and have systems for how to accomplish your goals.
We would love to partner with you to help you put this “piece” into your healthy lifestyle puzzle so that it becomes a more complete picture. Also, having built from the ground up two home businesses very successfully, we know what it takes to win. If you want to explore if this could be a fit for you, we would love to have a conversation about your bigger dreams and vision.
To learn more about what essential oils are and how to use them or to ask questions, head over to our Facebook page and join the conversation. To see more of the story of our first month unfold, stay tuned. But you can start here and watch this video.
Nathan & Jenni Oates
**Update: We hit Diamond in our first 30 days in doTERRA and Blue Diamond in our first 7 months. We are BEYOND grateful for this amazing company and all it’s meant to our family and 1000s of others that we’ve already been able to impact.