Mar 3, 2014
Is Bocelli on Your Bucket List?
What’s a bucket list? and who’s Andrea Bocelli? No, you did not just say that!
Okay, let’s take this one step at a time.
Oct 25, 2011
Black Diamond Kathleen Deggelman shares her insights regarding the power of the penny with her most recent article, How to Get Rich from a Penny and Earn Income for Life.
In this piece Kathleen charts the value of a single penny if it were to double it's value each day for 30 days. See chart below:
Kathleen then likens this to the MonaVie compensation plan and how she went from "zero to millionaire" in 23 short months.
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Aug 4, 2010
Black Diamond Calvin Becerra is at it again, this time answering your questions. In this video he answers a question sent in by Victor Cardi regarding Calvin's pitch when prospecting...Calvin's answer speaks so much about his approach and why he is experiencing the success he is.
Other featured videos from Calvin:
And for more about Calvin and how he rebuilt his business to Black Diamond after suffering a few setbacks, read his story "A-ha Moments and Achieving Success Again and Again."
Jul 29, 2010
Join Dallin, Karree and family in welcoming Steele Russell Carter to the world! Born last night (July 28th) at 11:50 pm and weighing in at 8 lbs, 8 oz, in Utah, Steele, along with mother Katie are doing well.
Here's a behind the scene's video of Dallin sharing the history of Steele's name with employees after Orrin and Laurie Woodward's Black Diamond day:
Feel free to leave a special note to Dallin, Karree, baby, mother and father...
Jul 28, 2010
The second winner in the Share Your Story, Chris Swanson, received two tickets to the Edmonton Honda Indy race with Tomas Scheckter. Read more from him...
I wanted to extend and share on how much MonaVie has helped me in my life and changed it for the better. It is not just the benefits from the product for sure. It is a rock solid product and has helped me feel better no question about it, but the benefits I have received are not for the most part because of the juice. I have been moved in places I never knew I had until I allowed myself to grow as a person and dig deep inside me on my purpose in life.
Having people believe in you is a weird feeling at first but afterwards it is really cool. No matter what ups and downs I have the people who basically care from their hearts was a overwhelming feeling for me. The Runzers have been amazing people to talk to and learn from. Duane and Kory Baker Henderson have showed me nothing but respect and help and picked me up when I went down and always encouraged me to keep going when I thought things were lost.
The Runzers gave me a case of EMV for my wedding, drove to my house and left me it all wrapped up on my doorstep. Keep in mind I am one person on their team of over 800 people and counting but they did something I will never forget, that small token from them is something I don’t get during the work day and has meant a lot to me. I have spent over 50 hours on a charter bus back in 2008 to go to Salt Lake City for a team event at that time and even when my confidence was not there and still wondering is this juice thing for real? But Duane and Kory told me I was going and found a way to go, after traveling across a half of province and through several states nonstop to get to this event I’m thinking all the way "what the heck am I doing?" but I was going to Utah for a juice event. Just thought if I do not go I would be missing something. Well after listening to a few people I got to thinking if these people can do this so can I. I did not know how I am going to but I just thought I’m going to find a way. The first speaker at the event was Dallin which caught me by surprise. He came out and I just froze up; he started to talk and I was hooked. His story how MonaVie just about did not make it, the potato fields and his parents, after what he shared I knew that this juice thing is the real deal and the integrity is solid.
Since then I have had some small success and some set backs but still in the game. I have watched several webcasts since and plugged into social media with Shante and learning from her. The Legacy team has been amazing and meeting Mark Crawford and several others has been awesome. During last year’s Indy I did get the quick chance to shake Dallin’s hand at the Edmonton City Airport where the MonaVie jet was. He and Henry were outside chatting and I just came across them, shook his hand and said hi but got all messed up with my words. I wanted to say thank you to him but could not talk. It was so cool to meet him after watching webcasts and hearing him in Salt Lake City. Chuck G. has been amazing in my journey and has responded to me on Facebook and has connected with me in ways I cannot express.
MonaVie has helped with my dealings with people and confidence as a person. I was a really negative person for a long time. My health is better for sure and picking healthier options is regular practice when I shop. I am truly touched and blessed to be part of this company and as Dallin says we are just getting this thing started!
Now I hope this was not too long but so much has happened since 08 and I will get to the finish line.
Jul 28, 2010
We recently encouraged distributors to send in their story for a chance to win tickets to one of the MonaVie sponsored Canada Indy races, as well as, some behind the scenes walk thru with Tomas Scheckter. Thank you - thank you to all those who sent emails. We were overwhelmed with so many incredible insights and personal journeys and look forward to sharing more of the stories in the upcoming months. For now, here is the first winner, Dan Brooks, from Toronto, Ontario.
I first joined MonaVie way back when MonaVie was Monarch Health Sciences. I knew inside me that this new product was going to be sensational. I have been in network marketing companies for over 10 years and I found the complexity of selling a catalogue full of products overwhelming to most new distributors. My whole working life has been about simplifying systems and creating a result based approach. If something did not work in building machines then we would tear it apart and rebuild it so that it became more efficient and productive.
It was the simplicity of “one product, one focus” that attracted me. I could see and feel that this would be a hit to the vast majority who actually engaged in the process. So, with much anticipation for a new product that hadn’t even been bottled yet was exhilarating. Finally the product was released and once we tried it we realized this was even more than we expected.
What a treat it was to share a product and watch as people’s faces lit up when it tasted so good. “Well what will it do for me?”, was the common question most people asked.
There were challenges in the beginning with shipping times (14 days), and breakage and other little things (product freezing), but I remained strong and true to support this product because of people like Dallin Larson who always made sure challenges were corrected and the company just kept getting better and better (Correct and Continue).
I remember our first Business Opportunity meeting in Toronto in May of 2006. Dallin flew into our small meeting and spoke of his conviction to the process, the product and the company. I knew I was in the presence of a true leader who reflected my ideals in many ways. At lunch afterwards our small group got to ask questions from Dallin and each other about our expectations.
In the early days, I actually became a number one MonaVie recruiter one week, which just tickled me pink. How simple could this possibly be?
So then where am I now? And the answer is I am a Gold Executive within the structure and I continue to build. You see there are things we must all do to become monetarily successful. And, the challenges I have had to work through follow the philosophy of “to have more in life, you must become more.” And I have found to “have more in life, you must first feel you are worthy of having more.”
Therein I find is the challenge that most people face within themselves. The systems are in place, the leaders are in place, the product has always been in place and the success paths have already been laid out for us proving, “If one person can do it, then anyone can do it.” My journey has been one of becoming a leader; a leader who can guide people along the path. To me, building a house on shaky foundation is never something you want to do. Build it once, build it right is what my father used to tell me. So for me to talk of true monetary success to someone else I had to first become the person that could lead. And, a very valid point here is, just because you are not a Black Diamond yet, doesn’t mean you are not making money.
The systems are in place and now I am in place to become what I have dreamt about for years!
Jul 8, 2010
Valentina & Paul Meehan
Where are you from?
How were you introduced to MonaVie?
My wife’s friend bugged her relentlessly until she went and had a one-on-one with her upline Tracey Eggloff (Ruby at the time). She was turned on by the antioxidants and health benefits related.
What is your "why?"
To spend as much time with my two children Gregory, age five, and Anna, age three months. To not have to get up every morning and sit in traffic two hours in and two hours home. Building a legacy for our family and helping other families do the same.
What is your favorite moment with MonaVie?
Getting phone calls from people saying that the product has helped them or they are able to pay all of their bills and not just some of them. Going Diamond in the middle of a blizzard!
Share your best business building tip
There are no tricks to building a MonaVie business. The simplicity is what slows most people down. Share the product and opportunity and help your friends and family do the same thing. Here's where it gets hard... then keep doing it!
Where to from here? Goals, aspirations, plans...
The future is looking better everyday. Short term we are going Black Diamond by the end of 2010 and selling our Visa and Passport exepediting service. Valentina really wants a Motor Coach to travel the country with our kids. I JUST want a Lambo! The only thing long term at this moment is to keep doing rides to benefit the MORE Project and maybe inspire others to do the same.
Tell us more about The MORE Project ride
It all started the end of April 2009. Our Black Diamond Shelly Aristizabel had a brain aneurism while giving a presentation in a room full of doctors in Delaware. She could not have been in a better place; turns out she was only a couple of miles from a hospital that specializes in her condition. Also, one of the doctors at the tasting was a resident. While recovering her husband Ed took time to be very transparent with all of us and sent out countless emails detailing how if you ever had a dream you wanted to accomplish to get it done now. I always had a dream of doing long distance rides for charity. For 19 years I was a bicycle messenger in Washington, DC. On the weekends I would race with our local cycling club. Looking back I only rode for money or points.
That’s when it hit me! In the Momentum DVD Dallin Larsen says, “If you have been blessed, you better be a blessing.” I have been blessed in many ways by MonaVie. Monavie got me back on my bike and participating in my family life again in just a few months. Why not do a ride to benefit The MORE project and give others the same chance? I called Ed and said, “Ed I have a crazy idea. I want to ride from Washington, DC to R3Global Family reunion in Orlando, FL and raise money for The MORE Project. What do you think?” I think Ed’s answer was “Are you crazy? How many miles is that?”
I explained it was 900 miles and my dream and that I really wanted to do it. He told me that he would support me however he could. Together we decided that a website would be the best way to take donations and get the word out. I called one of my personally sponsored people, Tony DeCarlo, to ask for advice and a donation. Tony is a website designer and he offered his services instead of a donation. More Miles 4 More Kids was born.
I went on The MORE Project website and found an email to inquire about fundraisers and a few days later I got a call from Valerie Holt. We talked for a while and she had somebody setup a link so people could donate directly from my website. She also made a few calls and helped get me on the monthly motivational call to promote the ride in August 2009, as well as, a piece on The MonaVie Media Center. Donations did not go well at first and I got a little discouraged. Ed pointed out that even if I did not reach our goal, we would at least raise awareness for the cause and maybe inspire somebody else to get off the couch.
The ride went as planned and I made it to Orlando in 5½ days. I even got to go on stage with Katy & Sergio and tell a bit of my story. Dream accomplished.
A few months later I received a call from Valerie Holt. She told me that Linda Larsen had been talking to a couple from Canada who were inspired by the ride and wanted to do a ride also. She asked me to call them and offer my assistance. I spoke with Cristie-Lynn Bowman (husband Mike) and she was amazed that I called her. She had some very good questions and I could tell they had no idea what they were doing. She asked if I could meet them on the road and finish the ride with them. I told her I would be willing to ride the entire distance with them as I have ridden across the US several times. Before I got off the phone I asked the most important question, “Where do you guys live?”
The answer was Vancouver, BC. Admittedly, I had no idea where that was. I was thinking north of New York. Without thinking I said I’M IN! As soon as I got off the phone I Googled Vancouver and my jaw hit the floor. I have never met Cristie-Lynn and Mike in person we have only talked vie phone and email. We will meet for the first time at the International Convention in SLC. And the rest will be history!
To learn more about Paul, Cristie-Lynn and Mike’s ride to raise funds for The MORE Project, visit:
While they are covering all their own expenses, they are asking that anyone willing sponsor them for 1 cent per mile or whatever contribution feasible with a goal to raise $200,000. All proceeds go to The MORE Project.
Follow their ride with us as we bring you more details…they depart July 10th with the intent to cover 4,200 miles in 35 days!
Jul 6, 2010
Did you see Calvin Becerra's presentation from the stage at the 2010 International "Vision" Convention. Check it out during the second day morning session.
And also check out his latest business building video about "Social Media and Relationship Building."
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