Name: Donna M. Lefferdo, R.N., C.M.T.
Background: Nursing, Massage Therapy
With Young Living: Since 2000
Why Young Living: The oils helped me when I needed them most
Success Formula: Working together as a team
Donna Lefferdo set a goal of becoming a Master Star by June 24, 2003, and a Premier by June 30. She said, “I wanted to walk across the stage at the Young Living Convention for the very first time, so I contacted my Young Living team and asked for their assistance. We shared ideas, thoughts, dreams and goals. My team provided valuable suggestions saw things I had not noticed, and supported me all the way. We had a plan. We all desired to achieve a new level before Convention. We worked together as a team and found creative ways to bring our dream to fruition.”
As she worked toward her goal, Donna noticed that she was not enrolling business builders. “Where are they?” she asked herself. “Why aren’t they coming my way? What am I doing wrong? My team was using Abundance and other various oils, but something seemed to be missing .”
Fortunately, Donna had the full support of her Young Living team. She said, “My upline, Martha Wertz, suggested that I listen to the ‘Ancient Oils of Scriptures’ audiotape again. As Gary was talking about the oil, Gathering, I felt as if a light bulb went off in my head. I realized that I needed Gathering to ‘gather my leaders.’ It resonated for me on a personal level, and I excitedly shared this thought with Martha.”
Donna continued, “Kathy Farmer suggested I use the new oil, JuvaCleanse. ‘Watch and see what happens,’ she said. ‘There have been amazing results with this oil.’ I was charged and ready! Our team had a new vision, and we were all on the same page. Abundance, JuvaCleanse and Gathering helped magnify our intentions, along with other personal favorites such as Magnify Your Purpose. We stayed focused, believing not only in ourselves, but in one another’s vision, supported one another, worked together, and prayed as a team for our highest good. Amazing and exciting things started happening to all of us. What we desired manifested before our eyes. We were filled with excitement as we watched the flow of events unfold each day.”
As a result, everyone involved not only met his or her personal goals, but three members of the team actually grew two levels during the month of June. Donna was amazed. She said, “I was truly amazed not only to double a level in one month, but to have helped develop three Young Living leaders as well. I accomplished my goals by my projected dates. I was a Master Star by June 24, and a Premier by June 30.
“This was a truly inspirational journey and an exciting experience for all of us,” Donna related. “I am very proud and fortunate to be involved with the Young Living Family. I am grateful for Gary and Mary’s vision, passion and commitment, as well as all the gifts of health that have been brought forth and continue to manifest for us to experience and share. Living with passion and being willing to do what it takes to the best of my ability has changed the course of my world. My advice is to love and serve as many people as possible. When your focus is on helping others, the rewards come back to you tenfold.”
Donna’s Essence of Leadership
A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others. He does not set out to be a leader, but becomes one by the quality of his actions and the integrity of his intent. In the end, leaders are much like eagles. They do not flock. You find them one at a time. –Author UnknownReprinted with permission of Young Living, Lehi, UT 84043