I’VE ALWAYS LOVED HOW TRAVEL MAKES ME FEEL SO FREE

I’VE ALWAYS LOVED HOW TRAVEL MAKES ME FEEL SO FREE

Before my husband and I had kids, I’d always hoped I’d be able to travel as a family in the future. I saw how incredible it would be to see the world as a family. But I had no idea HOW we’d ever be able to do that.

We didn’t have an abundance of money or time.

The cost of flights, the restrictive 3 weeks holiday from work each year from our fulltime jobs. Being able to afford a mortgage AND continue to see the world.

I didn’t know anyone who was living that life and it seemed so IMPOSSIBLE.

The idea of lying on a beach making “beach money” or staying in hotels the whole time isn’t what gets me excited about travel (those things with kids aren’t that fun anyway 😉 ). But being able to see the world with my two girls, to see THEIR eyes light up at some many new experiences. That is what I love about the freedom we now have access to.

We’re 4 months into our adventure around the world together. One of my daughter’s learnt how to swim in Bali and how to say “thank you” in the local Bahasa language. As a family, we hiked in snow in the mountains of California and my girls experienced snow for the first time with us (and cozy hot chocolates afterwards next to our fireplace). In Mexico we learnt a bit of Spanish and the simplicity of slow days. And we still have more places to explore.

Sometimes the conversations we have still make me laugh in wonder.

How did we get here?

There wasn’t anything accidental or lucky about it. I knew that this was the kind of life that I wanted to create for my family and when I stumbled upon doTERRA as an Essential Oils business, I knew it was the perfect vehicle for me to create it.

The Essential Oils worked for us and they’re a part of our everyday life.

The business model felt like such a gift.

So I purchased my first essential oils from a woman I connected with online who was already nailing her life and doTERRA business. And I got to work.

If this hits your heart and gets you head-nodding a big YES.

If you’re ready for a NEW way.....

Let's chat, love.

aliceabba.com/book-a-call-with-alice

Breaking free from the traditional 9-5 career. The story.

When I was about 9 years old my Dad said to me "you’re going to need a rich man to marry because you want to do so many things in the world"

And I looked at him point blank and responded:

“But Dad, I'll marry for love. The money part I can do myself". (high five to the 9 year old me for predicting the future).

After years of traditional education I landed a corporate 9-5 job. It wasn’t particularly exciting but it had a few perks and the potential of working my butt off to someday (maybe) work my way up to my Manager’s job. After 3 years with that company I was made redundant suddenly one day but it was a total blessing in disguise. I didn’t want to be a in company with a career trajectory that involved working more and more hours in order to “get ahead”.

My next step was landing a career at lululemon athletica. This was a beautiful step away from the 9-5 and rigid corporate structures and into a company with a feeling of community, teamwork, lots of yoga and personal development. I was in a management role at lululemon athletica for 3 years before we found out we were expecting our first daughter (Quinn). After she was born, financially I needed to be back at work earlier than I wanted to be. My baby was only 6 and a half months old when I went back to work fulltime and had to leave her for the first time ever. I was heartbroken.

Only a year later I was expecting my second child. I knew I wanted my experience with my second daughter to be so different. I didn’t want to go back to work and leave my babies. I didn’t want to work a 40 hour week anymore and sacrifice time with my family.

Suddenly I was more open to NEW ways. New businesses. New income streams. So I didn’t have to go back to work.

I came across a leader online who was running an essential oil business online. I was so drawn to hearing more from her and her business for so many reasons….

More than just because of her amazing hair... 🙂

This woman had a glow about her. She epitomised someone living a happy and healthy life in every area. She spoke her truth powerfully.

I was drawn in.

I joined her team and knew that this was exactly what I had been looking for.

It took me 6 months to replace my maternity leave income.

Then my next goal was to reach my corporate income. That took me 12 months.

At only 15 months in, I was earning DOUBLE what I was earning in my corporate job.

I had no idea what I was doing when I started.

I had no network.

Or experience in this industry.

And yet, I’m here to show you that it IS possible.

I’ve never wanted to have a “conventional” career and the doTERRA business has made travel, family time, paying off debt and creating financial freedom ACCESSIBLE.

It has been the vehicle.

If you’ve been called to start a NEW chapter.

If you’re open to a new WAY, I invite you to book a call with me.

Comment “Let’s talk!” or click here to book a call with me: aliceabba.com/book-a-call-with-alice

MY 20 HOUR WORK WEEK PLAN

One of the top questions I get at the moment is "how are you traveling at the moment?" AND "how are you balancing out work and Mum life while you travel?".

The answer: my 20 hour work week plan that grows my business even as we travel the world.

 

Here I'm sharing with you my planner for how I grow my business, travel and "Mum" each week. I don't love the word balance because for us the idea of balance constantly shifts in our family. However, this plan has definitely helped me to FOCUS in on what actually grows my business, as well as having set time for the things that fill me up too (family / reading / movie nights / coffee / exercise etc). Click the link below and I'll send my planner straight to your inbox (as well as a blank copy for you to create your own happy 20 hour work week).

 

What is now in existence in your life that felt out of reach pre-doTERRA?

This business is more than just a business.

These oils are more than just oils. 

Belonging, connection, friendships, belief, purpose, options, freedom....

these are some of the feelings and words the women in my Happy Collective tribe recently shared when I asked them this question: "Tell me something that is now in existence in your life that felt out of reach pre doTERRA success".

Here's some of the answers in their own words....

+ A vision . Possibility . Growth (Jayne, Sydney)

+ 1. Easy way to buy more natural products - it seems small, but the market is so fragmented and overcrowded that I never knew what to buy and therefore kept buying mainstream products full of shit
2. A glowing skin!!!!
3. The possibility of financial freedom, not in existence yet, but I can see that it's possible (Mathilde, Sydney)

+ Options. Now there are options. I have choices. Many in fact. I am no longer stuck in situations that I once saw no hope or love or adventure with, but could not see a way out. Doterra and these oils have shown me what is possible. They have shone a light down a dark alley and the light at the end is bright. If NOTHING else ever comes from doterra for me, if I never get to bloody executive and beyond then I am completely ok with that as these little bottles of oils are enough. (Denny, Melbourne)

+ For me it's having the balls to actual start something and don't be constantly paralyzed with fear to "try" something new. DoTerra so far has helped me push past all that and get out of my comfort zones and only positives have come out of it. New friends, rekindled friendships, showing people how to take better care of themselves and 1000 more things. It's giving me daily goals, and the chance to make big shit happen. (Charlotte, Burleigh Heads)

+ A beautiful baby boy, and baby girl on the way. My anxiety under control, personal growth I never thought possible, leadership skills I never knew I had, financial freedom (getting closer and closer), an all natural toolkit to use on my babies and a toxic free home. I could go on and on and on....😍♥️♥️😍 (Andrea, Canada)

+ Belief - that I can live the life I want and be fully abundant in all areas - including money!!!! oooooo and actually living it - my life today is how I want to live it and doterra is helping me take steps to live it more and more every day..... (Sarah, Newcastle)

+ For me....purpose beyond what I thought was possible, feeling what breaks my heart in the world and being able to go and do something to fix that with my time and income, earning half a year’s salary (my previous full time salary) in one single month, 6 months or more traveling and working with my fam (and funding that with my income and without any credit cards), having a plan to pay off our mortgage that’s realistic and much faster than the usual 25+ years, feeling free, finding my tribe (YOU) and all that stunning connection with a kind of sisterhood I haven’t really had before, my body working just as it should, constantly becoming more of ME and everything else that this growth journey has taught (and continues to teach) me. 💜 i could write an essay on this question really. But those are my short notes. X (Alice - that's me ;-) ) - currently traveling the world)

+ Being able to travel (and yes I get to visit Alice in Bali!) a little. (my mum! :-) Sunshine Coast)

+ Meeting and working with an incredible group of sassy, smart, caring, courageous, authentic and honest women. Having come from a Financial Services corporate background, I really struggled with the lack of support for women from other women! I love how incredibly generous and supportive our team is, our uplines and all the other leaders willing to share and teach others. Working towards an income that will eventually be in line with my corporate salary, and more whilst having the freedom to choose what I do and how. The incredible emotional benefits the oils have had for me and my family. Being genuinely happy with what I do every day! (Diala, Sydney) 

+ Oh Jesus. WHERE does one begin!? 
Purpose. Options. Love. Vulnerability. 
Not giving up a career in order to be a mum, and not giving up being a full time mum to have a career. I can’t even put words to the feels. It just gets me so good. But that’s it ☝🏽☝🏽☝🏽 .... briefly. (Brit, New Zealand)

+ Being toxin free in every aspect of our home, The ability to help our household out financially while still focusing on my first love (mummyhood), Having belonging and finding like-minded friends/colleagues - I've felt like I have been hiding who I truly am cause no one else is like me and as a foreigner I've struggled to make friends here in rural Australia <3 <3 <3 (Carlene, Bomaderry) 

+ Health, a toxic free life for my rascal, bravery, hope, new connections, the ability to care for and heal others, purpose and possibility for a happier future. (Virginia, Burleigh Heads)

+ I have a belief that I will be able to leave the 9-5 ish hamster wheel. This means
Options are really on the table (Leanne, Perth)

+ Courage to start something on my own. Possibility of financial freedom. Having purpose other than changing nappies and prepping snacks (this is very simplified but I know you gals know what I mean;). Vision. Freedom. Being empowered. OMG so much! and you know what else!? Not being scared of future. That's massive for me (Lu, Sydney)

+ Posibility - Belief - Confidence - Courage - Bravery - Tribe - Purpose - Experiences - Self Worth - Clarity - Travel 💗 (Karlie, Sydney)

+ Being part of a beautiful sisterhood. Being in control of helping my newly diagnosed ASD son and feeling empowered by that x (Amanda, Wales)

+ First of all, this picture depicts how I feel! BeforedoTERRA I was living with 2 autoimmune diseases. Feeling trapped not knowing how I would feel in the morning when I woke up. Having no control over my body was so upsetting to me. UNTIL, I found doTERRA in March. So happy the universe connected me to Andrea 💗Guys using and learning about doTERRA daily has given me control back over my body. I’m not saying the oils are curing me, but are truly supporting my symptoms. My new saying is this, I may have Lupus and MS. BUT I also have dōTERRA! My passion for these babies must be shared with everyone I talk to. I want everyone on my healing journey. I also love this tribe!! (Reesa, Canada)

+ SELF WORTH!! This is a huge one for me! Prior to network marketing I was that ‘typical’ selfless wife and mother who always put everyone first, would always go without and could honestly say I didn’t love myself! This journey has been that personal development course that my life needed. I KNOW that any success that comes my way, I have earned. I KNOW that I am strong, confident and committed! I KNOW that this journey is taking where I am meant to be going! I KNOW that I am enough. But more importantly, I KNOW that I am WORTHY of what this business can bring to both myself and my family! (Lauren, Sunshine Coast)

+ Creating a beautiful online village for my mama's. Giving them the tools they need for themselves and their families. Finding something that aligns so perfectly with my calling and my why and also strengthening my spiritual practice. So much gratitude and love for DoTERRA and the amazing leaders and women that I'm having the privilege of connecting with 🙏🏼❤️💫🌈 (Susy, Perth)

+ For me doTERRA has created more independence for me, and puts my health back in my control. I'm not where I want to be financially with this biz yet, but I know thepossibility is there...I just have to work for it. I'm becoming more open about sharing what's going on in my life, both positive and negative, and that'll bring me closer to the people who actually care about me (cutting out all the negativity). I've still got a lot of work to do, but with doTERRA by my side I feel more capable of achieving my health and life goals! (Oksana, Canada)

These beautiful words and experiences are just the tip of the iceberg. Wait until I post the comment highlights from the 4000 women (and a few guys) who are my essential oils customers. They've experienced the most incredible shifts with these oils and I'm continually blown away but the power of a single drop of oil. Stay tuned for the next chapter in this blog....

Now that you know a little more about my tribe and these incredible oils, I invite you to:

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Alice xox

Founder, The Happy Collective

Blue Diamond Leader, doTERRA