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Feb 17, 2010

A Year of Miracles: Des Moines, IA

Two more stories from the recent Kansas City, Missouri city meeting.

Several individuals chartered a bus and traveled from Des Moines, Iowa, including JP Richarson and Angela Garrison. Here are their stories, their whys, their miracles:

What is your miracles for 2010?

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Feb 12, 2010

A Year of Miracles: Lily Anderson

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Lily Anderson was diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer in September 2009. On Wednesday, February 10, one day after spending time with Dallin and Karree at the Atlanta Georgia Tasting Meeting she and her mother, Jennifer, received news that her bone marrow test results are cancer free, news that Dallin and Karree shared with much excitement in their last post here on BlogMV.

At Dallin’s request, I contacted Jennifer last night to find out more details and put this little gals journey into the proper context. Here are some of the details shared:

Upon being diagnosed last September, 90 percent of Lily’s bone marrow was cancerous. That’s nine out of 10 cells. Jennifer said that since then Lily has undergone six rounds of chemo, which is the most they typically do for individuals with cancer for fear of damaging vital organs. Lily had already lost one kidney due to the multiple rounds of chemo and the risks were high. Furthermore, after round five, her bone marrow was still 25 percent cancerous and doctors told Jennifer and Lily that a sixth round would most likely NOT destroy all the cancerous cells and that they would look at other methods of treatment.

Which makes the most recent news all that more exciting...and amazing. Lily’s bone marrow is cancer free…words Jennifer has been repeating over and over again these last couple days.

The process is not over yet. Lily must now travel to St. Judes hospital and have a bone marrow transplant, then radiation and antibody treatments. Still, these next steps could not have happened before receiving word her bone marrow was cancer free.

This week is a week of celebration for Lily, Jennifer, family and friends. They are so touched by the MonaVie community that has rallied around them, which isn’t hard considering Lily’s fiery and infectious personality. They feel a renewed hope for 2010 and can’t wait to spend time at more MonaVie events, as well as, visit The MORE Project in Brazil, a trip they were planning to take before Lily was diagnosed last year.

Jennifer told me that Lily has a Facebook Fan page, located here and a Care Pages, located at *www.care.com/lilyanderson where they post updates and photos of her progress.

*You must create an account to view this page.

The latest post to her Facebook page reads, “Dear Stupid Cancer .....I just got my bone marrow test results.. NEGATIVE like in zero, ziltch, zip, nada, no mo, your out of here! So with that said please just give up already. Your not going to win this”

Lily and Jennifer, thank you for sharing a bit of your story. We love you! And you are proof that 2010 is indeed a year of miracles. Shine on!

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Update (February 26, 2010): Lily is now at St. Judes hospital in Memphis, TN. She is schedule to have a stem cell/bone marrow transplant and after will remain at St. Judes until the end of March and then return home first part of April. Due to demand, her mother, Jennifer, will place another order for the yellow Lily bracelets worn by Dallin and Karree. We'll share details when and where they are available. If you wish to send Lily cards or gifts she can recieve them at the following address:

Lily Anderson

535 Alabama Ave.

Memphis, TN 38105

Feb 11, 2010

Life on the Road with Dallin: Special Announcement

You have seen many of the video clips with Dallin and the amazing people and their stories he's encountered while on the road these last few days. In addition to today's video from his Atlanta, GA meeting, located on Facebook, where you met an amazing little girl named Lily, he'd like to share a quick message, with an extraordinary announcement regarding her progress:

Hi MonaVie,

Dallin and Karree here in Chicago, getting ready for meeting tonight. Go to www.monavieonthemove.com to see where we’re heading next and get your family and friends to these events. Last week’s meetings in Dallas and Houston both were jam packed. Atlanta and Kansas City this week have been spectacular. Got a big hug from Lily, who you’ve seen on MonaVie jet. She’s the beautiful little girl with cancer. Well, Debbie Kalb called me yesterday and Lily’s Mom had just informed her the doctors are now saying that Lily is cancer free! It’s a year of miracles. I’ve been saying it and believing it. I’m seeing and hearing the miracles on the road every meeting. What’s your miracle? Expect it and live for it!!!

See you along the road. MonaVie is becoming the best company FOR the world. It’s an honor to be associated with each and every one of you.

From Success to Significance,

Dallin and Karree

Feb 9, 2010

A Year of Miracles: Houston, Texas

We'll be bringing you more and more stories from the road with Dallin, as he travels to many city meetings throughout the United States. There are so many miracles happening in MonaVie and we want to hear them all! Here we are with John and Jaime in Houston, Texas. Listen to their story:

What is your miracle for 2010?

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Feb 8, 2010

American Exports

As an American in a shrinking world, I confess that I am not entirely proud of every single U.S. export.  While I love McDonald’s and eat my fair share of Quarter Pounders, I am not sure that McDonald’s represents America around the world the way I’d like to be viewed as I travel.

In contrast, America was founded on the principle that “all men are created equal.”  While we continue to refine—and expand—what this means in America, it is perhaps this principle that represents the greatest American export.

The principle that you and I deserve basic human rights and equal respect, regardless of our skin color, where we were born or where we worship was revolutionary in 1776 when America declared its independence.

MonaVie holds this principle as valid today in our business.  We welcome all, regardless of those things that make us different, to join MonaVie and receive the blessings of health and prosperity that come from living the MonaVie lifestyle.

We also celebrate the great successes of our distributors, especially those who have achieved the most.  Each such leader is an example of MonaVie’s great diversity, bringing unique personal perspectives and values.  We are proud of all that our leaders accomplish by sharing the juice and opportunity.

MonaVie is built on the great American value that all men are created equal.  Personally, I hope that one day, MonaVie will be viewed as the great American export, representing our commitment to share health and prosperity with every people of the world.

Sincerely,

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Devin Thorpe

Chief Financial Officer, MonaVie

Feb 4, 2010

A Year of Miracles: Message from John De Vries and Yone

It's been a whirlwind of a trip to the United States for Yone this last week and in that time she's realized one of her dreams. After wowing us all with her incredible voice at the Anaheim Regional, one audience member, Blue Diamond John De Vries, was so touched by her spirit and talent that he decided that he wanted to do something more...and much more was in his power. As a music producer he had contact with some of the best of the best in the music industry and within a day it was all set - Yone was going to fly to Los Angeles to record her first CD!

2010 certainly is the year of miracles in MonaVie.

Listen to John De Vries share more insights:

And just yesterday I had the pleasure of talking to Yone, and in retrospect I should have got an autograph! Here's a message from our superstar before she flies back to Brazil, with Katy Holt-Larsen and Marshall Snarr:

What's your miracle for 2010?

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Jan 28, 2010

A Year of Miracles: Take the Attitude of Gratitude Challenge!

Contrary to stereotypes of those who participate in social media, most do not sit in their mother’s basement in pajamas and communicate through a keyboard all day…though, let’s be honest, it does sound almost delightful. Just kidding. Maybe.

As distributors…check that…as human beings…you have a chance to build new relationships and enhance current ones through social media.

A study by MicroDialogue, found that 27.6 percent of social media users in the US say social networking has benefited their offline relationships and almost half (48.7 percent) reported they felt communication via the internet was more convenient than face-to-face discussions. Social media has also proven key for some web surfers in expanding their social lives, with 49 percent claiming to have forged new relationships from online interactions and 31.5 percent saying social media pushed them to try things they had wanted to do.

Let me preface the next bit with the words of Dallin and our VP of Marketing Wayne Moorehead, which are, social media does not, nor will it ever replace good marketing, a good business building system or those fruitful (LOL – see what I did there?) tasting parties.

Social media is meant to supplement those best practices and is a new medium to connect and build relationships, which we all know is the cornerstone of network marketing.

Remember Devin’s last blog post where he pretty much says that social media is relationship marketing and relationship marketing is just that…building relationships. And… shouting to the world on Facebook or Twitter “Try MonaVie now…it really works,” does not a relationship make. I know. I’m as shocked as you are. No really, you know this stuff. You know the people who spam you with the same type of sales pitches and why it isn’t working for them.

The reason social media has become a popular way to communicate is because we are all looking for transparency and openness. We don’t want to be sold. We want information quickly and we don’t want anything to feel staged or contrived. It’s about being real. Am I rambling? I’m rambling. Moving on…

Okay, so in keeping with Dallin’s theme for 2010, A Year of Miracles, our first initiative in making miracles – an Attitude of Gratitude Challenge!

Think of each individual you might have on your social networking sites or even acquaintances offline. The challenge is to thank or acknowledge 5-10 individuals every day for the next month. So simple!

You're probably already doing this, so just do it with purpose. It can be as simple as sending someone a direct message, writing on their FB wall, a tweet or email to ask them how they're doing, going to lunch. It can be someone from your upline, downline, etc. Just remember...don't sell.

I'm willing to bet the results will astonish you.

Who's going to take the challenge? Throughout the month feel free to post and let me know how the challenge is going!

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Jan 25, 2010

A Message from Dallin A. Larsen

Hi MonaVie,

Dallin here.  Got back to Florida late Saturday night from the Anaheim Regional.  If you haven’t had a chance to watch it, I encourage you to do so.  Within the next few days, each of the presentations will be available as stand-alone presentations.  Until then, you can go to www.monavieonthemove.com and scroll through the various presentations.  It was an amazing event with so many heartfelt presentations that it’s hard to pin point any one part that was my favorite. Certainly, the money raised for the kids in Haiti was emotional.  The final number will be shared with everyone this week some time but I believe it’s over $63,000.  Yonne, our 13 year old from Brazil who is part of the MORE Project, singing to the group and hearing her mom explain how the MORE Project has been a godsend to her family, was so moving.  And finally, what can I say about my niece, Sharlie, other than an angel was among us on Saturday.  Please, do your heart some good and watch Sharlie’s presentation.  She closed the day for us on Saturday.

We talked a lot about the “why” in MonaVie. What’s your why?  Why are you doing MonaVie?  You heard some of the folks on stage share their “why” for MonaVie.  What’s your why?  Maybe you can comment back to Shante and she can share with me some of your responses.  My why for MonaVie was first, to help feed our ten kids and support my family.  And, it was to make my parents proud of their son.  It’s grown from that initial “why” into something much larger.  Your “why” will also probably change along the way.  What I know for sure, however, is that you need to define your “why” so it will sustain you through the inevitable peaks and valleys of this business.

I love you guys!

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Jan 20, 2010

Letters to Dallin

MonaVie Founder and CEO Dallin A. Larsen receives hundreds of emails from distributors around the world on a daily basis. He was so inspired by the many letters flooding in after the 2010 Global Kickoff webcast he asked that we share a few snippets from a handful of letters between now and Anaheim here on BlogMV. Here are the first in the series Letters to Dallin:

2010 is going to be a phenomenal year and we are anticipating great miracles! Our God-given dream is to be a blessing and to help change lives. We refuse to stop hoping in God no matter what our circumstances look like currently. We are definitely being stretched and are excited to see what God has in store for us. We intend to overcome and become significant and can't wait to share our story to inspire others. Don and Sandi Troiano


We are so humbled and honored to part of your team in MonaVie and in life.  Our home was filled with 50+ people filled with the willingness to hope for a better year in 2010 for their families and friends.  You and the incredible team you assembled delivered in high style!  We heard back from distributors world wide; the most common thing we heard by far was, "HOW CAN WE GET THIS WEBCAST?!!!"  People everywhere wanted to watch it again and share it with their teams as well as new prospects.  Our local MonaVie family made this video for you. Jonathan and Danielle Brown


Thank you so much for your call yesterday, it meant so much to me that you would give of your time to do so. Having worked for 13 mortgage companies over the span of 20 years, I have yet to have a call from the CEO of any of them, so your call demonstrates the heart you have for us in the field and we appreciate it very much! Dallin, all our hopes and dreams are resting on this business and we are “all in” with MonaVie. Thank you for daring to step out and make a difference for us! Greg Gempler


After watching the web cast last night, I felt like signing up again! I always love and enjoy hearing you speak. Everything from the awesome introduction, all the incentives, bonuses, M(mune) Randy S, to the blogging and most of all what we are all doing for the kids and families with The MORE Project. I truly believe MonaVie is so blessed because of what we do for the kids of Brazil and all around the world everyday! Dallin, I can't thank you and the rest of the executive team enough for putting together this wonderful product and opportunity for the world to live a better life by helping others.  I appreciate you Dallin! I love MonaVie. Daniel Cantero


The juice has had a profound effect on my personal health and we are now building the business.  I now have passion back in my life. I feel that the opportunity we have in front of us is way beyond selling juice.  We have the opportunity to change the world. Craig Williams


I just want to say that your webcast last night was life changing. I feel so lucky and blessed to be part of the Monavie family. Real quick I want to
share a story from last night. After the webcast I was getting text messages like crazy from my team members. One in particular that I want to share with you. Word for word this is what it said.

"OMG, are you watching? This company has become so much more to me!"

If that doesn't sum up the night I don't know what does. Tim Schmidt


My wife and I are very proud to be a part of the MonaVie team. Regardless of how small or large our part, we are proud to stand with you to make a difference in this world...the message [on the webcast] was fantastic and your vision is crystal clear...Onward and upward 2010, the year of miracles!!!! See you at the top, Kent and Krista Elmore


This company is like no other and I am so grateful to be a part of it. I want to personally thank you for what you have done to make this a company that genuinely cares about its distributors. We are all so very blessed. I'm excited for 2010 and what we are all going to do as a team for our families, for MonaVie, for the world. We really can change the world one person at a time. Molly LaPorta


The new incentive plans are great, I love what you do for the distributors. I look forward to seeing you in Orlando. BTW, I sponsored 121 distributors and it seems like I am on the 10 year plan to Black Diamond, but I am never going to quit until I find a couple Diamonds in my patch...Marcy Gordon Negri


I was so moved by hearing more information about the MORE Project I simply fell to my knees and prayed to God that he lead me to something bigger and better than what I am doing now, which is nothing , to help others. I have so much to give...I just want to say thank you for igniting the spark in my heart and to ask for whatever assistance you may be able to lead me to that will help me get a jump start on the path to success with Mona Vie...Sincerely, Tim Stunda


I too dreamed the same dream you did as a kid.  In the plains of Texas as a farm boy and rancher, raised with the same values that you have shared…I sit today living out those dreams.  I thank MonaVie for changing my life. I just reached Bronze Executive but am a Diamond waiting to happen…Many Blessings, Scott Dryden


You have to know that the reason I joined MonaVie, over and above the product, was that I saw men of character walking out "market place ministry"…I have heard it preached for years but have never seen it in action…thank you for giving the believer a home to make a difference in the business world...Blessings on you, Mark Piers


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Jan 12, 2010

2010 Global Kickoff Webcast Goes Straight to DVD!

Due to the overwhelming feedback and requests we’ve received primarily via Twitter, Facebook and here on BlogMV, I am beyond thrilled to report that the powers that be have decided to make the 2010 Global Kickoff Webcast available in DVD format! Whoohoo! Hollar!

The DVD versions will be available in the VO within the next two weeks for a minimal cost and all proceeds will go to the MORE Project. Shout out to Dave Male (from Facebook) for sending in that suggestion!

All, I’m so proud and deeply impressed (apparently I love my adjectives today) with the community we are building through our social media platforms. The webcast was a success because of you! It was a crazy success and at times total chaos but I can only think of how positive the vibes were and how you supported each other and helped each other troubleshoot. At one point my viewer went into buffer mode and for the next five minutes you helped me stay informed by tweeting me play-by-plays of the webcast. Loved it!

Hopefully you’ll feel the goodness or at least understand that your voices are heard! The DVD version of the webcast is proof positive.

I’ll share more details as I get them regarding price, exact date of availability – you know, all the good stuff. Until next time…

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