What is a Personal Protocol Appointment?
As a new dōTERRA member, you are entitled to a series of Personal Protocol Appointments (PPA’s) that occur every three months for the first year of your membership, and then as needed for the first year.
PPA’s are designed to help you start your dōTERRA journey with confidence.
One of the many ways I felt supported as a new essential oil user was through my own PPA. It was possibly the most important 45 minutes of my entire oil journey. While the idea of embarking on a whole new health regimen might seem a little intimidating, the PPA will help to create a daily routine with step by step actions for you to choose from.
During the session, we review the basic uses and information that you need to know about essential oils. Reinforcing the basic 3 ways to use essential oils and the resources you have is helpful for building confidence. Next, we focus on what makes dōTERRA different. Not only in terms of how they focus on holistic healing, but also the variety of ways supplements and products can support your body and mind based on your individual needs.
Using the kit you purchased, or individual items, we will create a daily protocol for you. You will have the opportunity to choose which areas of your personal health to focus on, and then we will discuss how you can support your family’s needs as well. Each health concern will be taken into consideration as we choose which oils to use, how to use them, where to apply them, how often to apply them, and what time of day to incorporate them into your routine.
dōTERRA is more than essential oils—your PPA will help you create a 3 month plan.
A plan without action steps is likely to fail. We know this from fad dieting and all of the products we purchased and never used. Our goal during your PPA will be to help you create action steps that will help you successfully achieve whatever health goals you set for yourself. As a certified health coach, I am qualified to help support you in a variety of ways.
dōTERRA has recognized that in today’s world, our food sources are not only highly processed, but they lack the essential nutrients that our ancestors food contained. Eating an orange today only provides you with a fraction of the vitamin C that oranges a hundred years ago could have. That information is startling, but it also helps us recognize that our bodies need supplementation to be at optimal health. This is where the nutrition line and supplements are essential to any health goal you might have.
Many supplements on the market make claims that we all want to believe are true: weight loss, better sleep, more energy. The truth is that some of them might work occasionally or temporarily, but until I began using Lifelong Vitality, I honestly couldn’t feel any differences with vitamins and supplements. The difference is that Lifelong Vitality (LLV) is a three part vitamin regimen that includes Microplex VMz (basic vitamins/minerals with added doses of essential complex), XeOmega (fish oils, DHA, and essential oils), and the one piece that changes everything: Alpha CrS. This complex completely changes the way our bodies metabolize supplements, detoxifies impurities, and functions as a source of essential energy.
Just recently, a line of nutritional protein powders, fiber, and greens were introduced to the dōTERRA lineup. When our bodies are deprived of the proper amounts of protein, fiber, and green fruits/vegetables, it’s no wonder our energy is low, our stress is high, and our digestive system is sluggish. Incorporating just one shake per day, in addition to the LLV and essential oil protocol, can completely change how your body functions. And all of these products can be purchased as vegan.
A three month plan is not enough without proper accountability and support.
I’m not naïve enough to believe that just because we sit down for 45 minutes and create a perfect plan means that you will follow through without any mishaps. The truth is that creating new habits is hard. One of the benefits of using your products is that you will feel the difference immediately, which helps you want to create the same effect over and over. However, there will still be days when you forget, you’re traveling, or simply fail to follow through.
One of the ways we will address this is through a weekly check-in. Once you have completed your PPA, you are automatically added to my accountability group. Basically, I will text you once a week and ask what questions you have, how many days you have followed through on your plan, and offer suggestions that will help you habit stack and find success. Once you have completed your first three months of successful habits and ordering, you graduate to the next level and receive a gift from me.
During our initial PPA, you are added to my support group where I post daily recipes, protocols, and education. You are also given access to my Members Only website, which has a wealth of resources and information. For those who are not on social media, everything I post in my support group is posted within the Member’s Only access.
How to Get the Most from Your Membership
One reason I chose dōTERRA over all other companies was their simple ordering process. I didn’t have to participate in any auto delivery. There was no required minimum or maximum annual ordering. Also, I wasn’t required to sell anything. Huge win in my mind. However, I also knew I could opt in to monthly ordering if I wanted to. I just wasn’t smart enough to want to at first.
After three months of consistently ordering over 100 pv (personal volume) each month, my mentor called me and told me that I had missed out on over 45 points in free product by not joining the Loyalty Rewards Program. What?! I was dumb stricken. So, we will discuss that in detail during your PPA, so that you are clear on the options you have.
Becoming a wholesale customer provides you with a 25% discount on all purchases for a year. It auto-renews for $25 and they send you a free Peppermint. During that year, you can choose to opt in to the Loyalty Rewards Program. The benefits include up to 30% back on top of the 25% discount you’re already getting. As you order 50 pv or more, you accumulate points. These points can be redeemed for free products and they can be hoarded until you’re ready to cash them in.
For example, I purchase 100 pv per month. I get 10% back (10 points) for my purchases, and all of my shipping back in points ($4-25 depending on your shipping preferences). Month 2, I see that my account has been credited with 14 points that I can now use or save up and accumulate. Simple! If there is a month I don’t want to order, I simply call customer service and stop my LRP order from processing. *You also lose your accrued points and percentage back at that point, so consider this warning.
After 3 months of LRP orders of 50pv or more, I move up to 15% back in points. Then, after 6 months, I get 20% back, and so on until I reach 30%. I have a video you can watch to get more info below.
How to Schedule a PPA
Simply text my customer service number and I’ll send a link to my calendar. You choose the date and time that works best for you, and we meet. You can have up to 2 per month for the first three months. Basically, that’s $870 in free health coaching. Beyond that, you have access to a variety of support groups that belong to our community. Each one has it’s own vibe and presents information in new and different ways.
What if I want to earn money?
I get this question a lot, so I’ll simply say, just ask. My program is simple and allows for full-time, part time, or flex time. Basically, anyone can do this business and earn a little extra to purchase more oils, help buy groceries, fun money, house payments, or even replace your income. I help dozens of women at all different levels and would love to have you join our partnership.
Your PPA is the most informative and personalized education you can receive. It’s not something to skip, it’s the driving force of your health goals. I’m passionate about helping women who feel the way they want to, rather than wishing they felt better. To schedule a PPA anytime, simply text “Personal Protocol Appointment” to (573) 668-2497 and start your journey.