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Aug 3, 2011

80,000 Fans Strong and Beyond

Congratulations to YOU for helping MonaVie reach the 80,000 fans mark on Facebook - could not have done it without ya. Truly.

Here are the giveaways:

A MonaVie RVL bag full of fun swag.

A copy of Sergio Ponce's book We Can Do So Much MORE along with a MORE Project notebook and pen.

The Five Star Opportunity Flip Chart, shown on the MonaVie Mall.

Here's how you enter into the drawing:

1 entry point - Leave me a comment below, on Facebook and/or Tweet or reTweet this post.

3 entry points - Send me (shantes@monavie.com) your 200-word "I am MonaVie" story with a high-resolution photo.

That's a total of 6 entry points possible. Got it?

We'll close the drawing tomorrow, Thursday, August 4 at 12 midnight MST.

Way to go MonaVie friends and family! Our next mile marker is definitely 100,000 fans. Let's do it!

 

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Shante

MonaVie Chief Blogger

NOTE: This giveaway is officially close. Winners will be chosen and posted soon.

 

Jun 20, 2011

MonaVie in NYC for the Stevie Awards

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Last month we asked many of our MonaVie distributors and fans on our social media platforms to help vote for MonaVie RVL for the People’s Choice Stevie Awards® for Best New Product or Service of the Year for Health Products and Services. On Monday night, we will not only find out if MonaVie won the People’s Choice Award, but myself and Jeff Graham, President of North America Sales will also be present to find out if MonaVie takes home additional hardware!

MonaVie is nominated for a Stevie Award in the following categories:

  • MonaVie RVL™ - People’s Choice Best New Product or Service of the Year – Health Products and Services
  • MonaVieRVL.com – Best Website and Blog Category
  • MonaVie Contact Center – Customer Service Department of the Year

The Stevie Awards are one of the premier business awards to honor and recognize organizations and their positive contributions. MonaVie is grateful and honored to have been selected along with some of the nation’s leading businesses and organizations. We want to thank those of you who helped vote for MonaVie RVL and most of all we want to thank the many distributors and customers who have used and are using MonaVie RVL and have made it the success it is. We also want to recognize the MonaVie Call Center for their dedication to excellence.

Follow along here at BlogMV as we’ll have video and pictures after the award ceremonies and also stay tuned to the MonaVie Facebook page as well as MonaVie on Twitter for real-time updates.

  • Date: June 20
  • Time: 8 p.m. ET
  • Where: New York City
  • How you can listen: The Awards will be broadcast on radio by the Business TalkRadio Network. The 8:00 pm ET ceremony will be broadcast live. Checkout www.businesstalkradio.net for the station in the U.S. near you. You can also listen to the stream on their web site.

May 25, 2011

Winners of the MonaVie RVL Single Packs!

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As some of you may recall, last month we ran a caption contest on MonaVie Facebook where we received 546 comments. I think it took a month to go through them, and for that I apologize! But we didn't forget you and we've selected 25 winners and we're gonna throw in a MonaVie RVL shaker cup in with the single pack, because well...you need something to shake and drink!  Thanks to all who participated in our caption contest. If your name is mentioned below email your name and address to: giveaways@monavie.com

1.       Dani Morril -- “RVL single servings- eat right, travel lite!"

2.       Katie Kabella Penn -- “Grab it! Shake it! Drink it!"

3.      Jeanne Perugini Pascon--“Express RVL packs to reveal your best self on the go."

4.      Colleen Surrett-- ‎"Great Things Come in Small Packages" or "mini, but mighty" or "Convenient, comprehensive, cost effective"

5.       Meaghan Sands --"RVL in the palm of your hand... Cause you never know where your dreams will take you! :-D"

6.       Worldley Frye IV-- "RVL Simplified!"

7.       Shelly Lowrance-Moore -- "if you have the will, we have the meal...it's RVL."

8.       Richard Fagan -- "RVL...Healthy Fast Food with less weighting"

9.       KJ Webb -- "Shake off the weight!"

10.    Ron Glanzer -- "RVL Singles: Take them with you and leave the weight behind."

11.    Deb Frank -- ‎"...and you thought being single was boring"

12.    Karla Merrels Lewis -- "Weight loss one serving at a time."

13.    Stacy Wiederman-Ciccone -- ‎"healthy bodies come in small packages"

14.    Jonathan Acevedo -- ‎"The Premier Weight Solution in your hands"

15.    Teresa Guthrie -- "RVL yourself on the go!"

16.    Sara Webster -- “Shake and Shed”

17.    Robyn Lee -- ‎"With H20 you got Health on the Go!"

18.    Rachel Duncan Russell -- ‎"RVL" the better you, even on the go.

19.    Tammy Lynn Hotch -- "grab it, drink it, loose it :)"

20.    Dave Bourque -- "Stop baking and start shaking."

21.    Lisa Cobb Ingersoll "RVL is so good, even the packaging is losing weight!"

22.    Pam Dinger Eppinette -- "Keep It Simple Sample"

23.   Austin B Christensen -- "Small package, Big Taste!"
OR
"Short on Calories, Big on Nutrition!"

24.    Sandra Noton -- ‎"MonaVie's Meals on Wheels"

25.    Sean Mader -- ‎"Monavie powder packs...packs a whole lot of nutrition."

 

 

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Mar 7, 2011

MonaVie Distributor Focus: Carol and Dale Funk from Hillsboro, Oregon

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Tell us about you and the photo above...
My husband, Dale is a respiratory therapist at a hospital. I am a cancer registrar at a different hospital. He works graveyard and I work days, so needless to say, we hardly see each other.

We both volunteer at our local Hillsboro shelter, taking pictures of the dogs and cats and posting them on a pet finder site to try to help them get adopted.

Both of our dogs are adopted from shelters. The red one is Samantha and she was 2 1/2 years old when we got her. She is part Australian cattle dog and part Stafford terrier. She was sick when we adopted her and she literally put her two paws around my neck and hugged me the whole way home. Our veterinarian later confirmed my suspicions, that her troubled breathing was due to pneumonia, present in both her lungs. We almost lost her, but the vet just kept trying. She was in the hospital and we would visit daily and tell her we loved her. Our vet fell in love with her too and would come in at night to check on her. She came home after three days and three months and three different antibiotics later she made a full recovery.

The other dog, Shadar, is a long-haired black German Shepherd, retriever and Border Collie mix. He came into the local shelter when he was 3-4 months old after his previous owners had moved, leaving him on their neighbor’s front porch. He decided he was coming home with me that day, so we did a meet and greet and he became part of our family right away. He is quite a momma's boy.

Both Samantha and Shadar love the beach, lake and park. The day this photo was taken they were pulling the kids at the park on a sled. We thought it would be fun to have them pull the RVL product too and promote health and wellbeing.

What is your “why”?
My husband and I love the Oregon beach and would love to have a vacation home facing the ocean. We would also like a place in the country that is solar powered and have lots of green houses. I love to cook with fresh herbs and vegetables and would love them year round. My husband and I both presently work at different hospitals, different shifts and rarely get time together; one of us is leaving as the other gets home from work. We have two grown boys in college. My dream would be to spend time with future grandkids any time I want. We also would love to travel.

What is your favorite moment with MonaVie?
The release of RVL. Prior to a hysterectomy at age 41 I never had a weight problem. However, since the surgery my weight has been a continuous struggle and at one point I highly considered going on an expensive program that zeroed in on hormone imbalance, but after a friend had spent over $2,000 in two months and still had not lost all the weight, I realized the program was simply too expensive. Diabetes runs in my family so getting and keeping the weight off was a must for my long-term health.

I started RVL on November 12, 2010. I have dropped two clothing sizes and 20 pounds and have 12 more pounds to go to reach my goal weight. My husband, who has also struggled with weight, has lost over 29 pounds now.

I also have to mention the EMV. I drive 40 miles to work on three different, very busy, congested freeways. I work four 10-hour days, getting up at 3:30 am, leaving the house between 4:30-4:45 am and starting work at 6 am. At the end of my day I leave work at 4:30 pm and get home between 6pm and 7pm, depending on traffic. I don't leave home without first drinking a can of EMV and then I will typically drink another one in the early afternoon.

Share your best business building tip
At this point we are sharing our story. We first got in for the products but we are starting to get our group to meet weekly, so we can help each other grow because we all want to not have traditional jobs anymore.

Where to from here? Goals, aspirations, plans...
Our goal at this point is to build to Royal Black Diamond. In any case, we are definitely hooked on all the products. Short-term goal is to make enough money to pay for more MonaVie products!

One of my husband's dreams is to build our MonaVie business big enough to be able to purchase a lot of acreage in the country and open up a big animal rescue with trainers and offer rehabilitation services for dogs.

Jan 20, 2011

Win and Provide a Home for a MonaVie RVL Shaker

It's been an exciting beginning to the New Year and guess what? It only gets better! Here at MonaVie we like to "shake" things up a bit, just as we're doing right now in the weight management industry with RVL.

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MonaVie receptionist Cristina wanted to take them home too!

Speaking of which, we want to give all of YOU the chance to "shake" things up as well. We have two MonaVie RVL Shakers that desperately need to find a good home and will provide years of RVL shake-goodness!

To enter to win a MonaVie Shaker leave a comment here on BlogMV, on Facebook or (re)tweet us on Twitter by 5:00 PM PST tomorrow (January 21st) and you’ll be entered to win. Two winners will be selected.

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Specifically, we here at MonaVie HQ want to know how YOU will be able to provide a good home for the shaker? Is there anything you add to your RVL shake?  Will you be committed to drinking and using your RVL shaker? Will your RVL Shaker help you or others lose weight or simply collect dust in your cupboard next to your favorite 32 oz insulated mug? We want to know!

Jan 14, 2011

Resolution Success Means Getting Out of Your Own Way

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"It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves."

-Edmund Hillary

Ah…a new year. A fresh start. At the very least a new Dilbert calendar. Once again, tis the season for New Year’s resolutions. The annual goal setting, personal inventory reflection season is upon us!

And as we reflect on the past year and look forward to this year, most of us have something we want to accomplish, something we want to do. I’ve done it many times, and then get to the end of the year (OK more like the end of February....sometimes January) and wonder, what happened? Where did I go wrong?

Almost every time the answer is MYSELF!

I wasn’t committed enough, I made excuses, I rationalized my decisions, and I sabotaged my own success.

Is your goal to lose weight? (I think we have a program for that!) Learn another language? Are your goals financial or spiritual or even service oriented? Maybe your goal is to find a way to have a family vacation? Well, here are words of advice and a few links to help you on your way.

  • Have a locker room pep and chalk talk with yourself. You’ve seen the sports movies where the coach comes in and delivers the inspirational speech to pump up the team, or words of inspiration are given before a battle. I'm not talking self affirmations with Stuart Smalley, but more like the Rocky Balboa type of pep talk (eat some raw eggs if necessary). Don't forget to take a moment to get in the proper mindset to not only set a goal, but to tell yourself how you will accomplish your goal. Find a quiet place where there are no distractions and start writing down your goals, dreams, plans for the year and how you will get there. When finished, print it out and post it wherever you need it...work, the car, the refrigerator, etc.

  • KISS – not the band, the principle. Keep things simple. If evenings are usually busy with family time, then get up 30 minutes earlier in the morning to exercise (see how simple that was?). “Oh…but I’m not a morning person...”  (insert whining sounds and see the next bullet) Be specific with your goals and how you will accomplish them. Be realistic. If you have 20 goals for the year and you've never really accomplished one...maybe you should start off with three (OK...maybe 1 for me!). Remember...baby steps!

  • Avoid the excuses and obstacles. Excuses are those things that prevent you from accomplishing your goals. Excuses lead to rationalization and before you know it you’re eating bon-bons on the couch watching Seinfeld re-runs and Shark vacuum infomercials at 2 a.m. (Have you seen the new steam one?). Popular excuses include:
  • It costs too much…

    I don’t have time…

    I’m too tired…

    The dog ate my homework...

    The Shark vacuum infomercial was on...(this is a terrible excuse btw)

    When we use excuses, we are really saying we don’t care!

  • Make your goals a priority. Where we spend our time is where our priorities lie. When other obstacles or items come your way are your goals going to take a backseat? Are you going to sacrifice your goals for Bunco night with the ladies or golfing with the boys? Uh…No! (unless the golf course is Pebble Beach, or Augusta National--then you have no choice) You can still go out and have fun, just make sure your priorities and goals come first and know that you saying "Yes" to everything is a big No-No!  Here’s a great article on learning to say NO!  (Heck…even Nancy Reagan would be proud!)

  • Find goal support. If you are trying to quit smoking or drinking, hanging out with pals at the local pub probably isn’t the greatest idea. If you are trying to lose weight, going out to eat everyday with your friends, also not the most intelligent activity. If you are serious about your goal-- your friends, spouse, family not only deserve to know about it, but can be a great benefit to you and some may want to join you! In fact you should ask them to join you!  (BTW, the RVL website has a great way of inviting others to join you!)

  • Abundant sources of information, inspiration and advice. No matter where you look these days there’s an over abundance of advice and information. From motivational books, to blogs, podcasts, websites, videos, programs, etc. In fact, there are some fabulous MonaVie leaders who are quite inspiring on their own! Here are a few other links that I thought were good reads to help you with your personal and business goals.

New Year’s Resolutions for Innovative Teams

3 Tips to Help You Stick to your 2011 New Year’s  Resolutions

5 Goal Setting Tips for the New Year

Leave a comment below and tell us your goals for the upcoming year and some of the tips that have helped you!

Jan 7, 2011

MonaVie RVL Giveaway Winners

The moment of truth you've all been waiting for has come, as we announce the winners of the MonaVie RVL-giveaway!

(cue drumroll)

The winner of the autographed RVL Shake Mix is Stacie Johnson from Facebook. We liked her comment so much we thought we'd share it!

Stacie Johnson : Just began the RVL last week, lost 4 lbs in 3 days. Wasnt expecting to be able to purchase it at this time as it really is not in the budget. My hubby surprised me with a tub around Christmas. I know if this works for me, all the people watching our business will jump in. And anyone who knows how much weight I have to lose, will be amazed!! I like the RVL program and the best thing is the site that helps you choose meals, counts your calories for you, builds your grocery list for you, tracks your progress, gives you other options and helps you with accountability…WHAT more can you ask for? How can you fail?…except you giving up!

Well said Stacie and congrats!

The winner of the RVL Swag Bag goes to Craig Beder (@27craig) from Twitter for retweeting our giveaway. Thanks Craig, you'll be receiving some excellent RVL swag!

Stacie and Craig please send your mailing addresses to shantes@monavie.com or michael.jensen@monavie.com and we'll make sure it gets mailed out next week after the big Orlando extravaganza!

Thank you to all who commented and who have made the RVL Launch a success. Stay tuned on our Facebook, Twitter and BlogMV for more information and more giveaways!!

Jan 4, 2011

Just One (or Two) More RVL-ing Giveaways Before the Official Launch!

Remember this video with MonaVie Senior Vice President Jeff Graham, posted right before the holidays?

During his message, Jeff pulled out two of the first newly packaged RVL tubs, one of which he handed to me after we shot the video. And you know what that mean – giveaway time!

Between now and the official launch of RVL tomorrow, leave a comment here on BlogMV, on Facebook or (re)tweet us on Twitter and you’ll be entered to win the newly packaged and first off the line RVL Nutrition Shake Mix. I’ll even go one step further and have all our executives sign the tub to make it that much more official. I’m always thinking about my peeps. Peeps being YOU!

And maybe we need a second prize…okay, I happen to have one more RVL gift bag, full of all sorts of fun stuff.

So, feel free to comment on your RVL-ing 2011 goals and resolutions, your excitement over the product line, RVL website, the January 5 launch, January 8 Orlando kick off event, the Dallin vs Jeff Challenge or whatever else you feel inspired or RVL-ing!

It is nearly go time so I want to hear some excitement!

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Shante

MonaVie Chief Blogger

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