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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 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!

Share it!

Shante

MonaVie Chief Blogger

Dec 2, 2010

"It’s On!" MonaVie CEO Dallin Larsen Responds to Senior VP Jeff Graham’s RVL-ing Photos

Many of you have been following the Dallin vs Jeff challenge, details are posted on www.monaviervl.com. But for more of the "behind the scenes" banter (aka trash talking), we hope you're following our social media channels.

Last week some of you may have seen Jeff Graham post some rather RVL-ing pictures to his Facebook page that elicited quite a response (they're even talking about it across the pond on MonaVie UK's Facebook page). We posted the same picture on MonaVie's Facebook and Twitter pages this week as well, and Jeff recently posted another picture (see below). Some of Jeff's friends and a few of our MonaVie fans were questioning the authenticity of said photos. Jeff's wife (and photographer) even chimed in. News of the controversial and RVL-ing pictures soon made it's way to Dallin. Here is his response:

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Dear MonaVie,

Seriously, do any of you really believe that’s Jeff Graham’s picture?  Come on my friends, it’s called Photoshop.  I know Jeff Graham.  Jeff Graham is a friend of mine.  That picture is certainly of Jeff Graham’s head but if you think that’s Jeff Graham’s six pack abs, I’ve got some property I’d like to sell you!  And I don’t think it’s Henry either.  Maybe Devin Thorpe, I don’t know.  I’ll find out when I fly into Utah who was behind this blatant attempt to intimidate me.

Jeff, I’m flying in to Utah in a week or so and I’ll have my own camera and we’ll take a little video and show them them your one pack abs.

I, on the other hand, continue focusing on my goal of getting to 169 pounds.

I’d certainly like to see the poll numbers on those who think Jeff Graham is going to win this contest versus those who think I’m going to come out victorious.  I do believe that Fox News has already projected me the winner.  CNN may be projecting Jeff.  Wouldn’t surprise me in the least.

It’s on!

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Oct 26, 2010

Beginning a More Meaningful Life with RVL!

Dear MonaVie Family,

When I was in the 9th grade, I wrestled at 98 pounds. When I graduated from High School in 1977, I weighed roughly 135 pounds. Since that time, my weight has continued going up each and every year it seems. At my peak, I weighed 220 pounds! Sometimes it’s not until you see a picture of yourself that you realize how much you’ve changed. I used to own weight loss franchises so I’ve been around weight loss programs for years and years; but, that still didn’t seem to help me. The older I’m getting, it just seems as though it’s harder for me to muster up the courage and energy to start another attempt at getting more fit.

My motivation for losing some weight (but more importantly, getting more healthy), is so that I can hopefully remain more active over the next 20-plus years in order to enjoy, with Karree, being involved in Boo and Dane’s youth. They are now 5 and 6 years old and I don’t want to be an old man when my two youngest reach teenage years. I need to be able to still frighten my girl’s boyfriends! :)

In September, we were all reminded how precious life is and how it can be taken from us at any moment. The week I returned from giving the eulogy at Darrell Utterbach’s funeral, I decided that it was time to take more personal time on improving my health and make it a higher priority.

I’ve tried doing this before and I generally get burned out after a few weeks, so I really need to be incredibly disciplined. As you all know, I travel a lot and I’ve made that an excuse for years and years as to why I just can’t get in very good shape. I’m not going to use that as an excuse anymore. I’ve now decided that at 51 years of age, I deserve to invest in myself and in my health instead of giving it away all the time.

With that, here are my goals, and I hope you’ll set some goals of your own:

Starting Weight: 198 pounds
Goal weight: 169 pounds.
(I haven’t weighed that little since I was probably 27 years old.)

I want to get on a scale on January 5, as we introduce RVL, and weigh in at 169 pounds. To do this, I’ll have to be disciplined through Halloween, Thanksgiving, and the Christmas holidays! This will be an enormously tough test for me, as I love to eat good food and I love chocolate. In addition to following my RVL program, my goal is to run or walk 20 miles each week.

Part of living a more meaningful life is having a healthy mind and body to experience life so richly. I know that if I can do it, you can too! Let’s make MonaVie the healthiest AND best company FOR the world! I’m doing this as a gift to my wife, to myself, and to my kids. Hopefully, that will be enough motivation to keep me going and turn away from the Snickers at Halloween. No problem, I’ll just reach for another MonaVie Chocolate Bar! Seriously, they’re insanely good.

Let’s all get healthy together!

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Dallin A. Larsen,
Founder, Chairman, and CEO, MonaVie

PS. To follow Dallin and Jeff's progress click here.

Oct 20, 2010

A RVL-ing Interview with MonaVie's Jeff Graham and Bernie Landes

MonaVie Senior VP Jeff Graham sits down with Bernie Landes to discuss the science behind MonaVie's newest product! Let us know what you think and if you're excited?

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Social Media Promotions Manager

Oct 18, 2010

Tulsa Distribution Center: Filling More Than Orders

Sent in by Pam Jenkins, who had not one but two examples of the dedicated and kind staff working our Tulsa Distribution Center.

In her words:

I called Courtland one evening, and on his day off no less, because a distributor on our team was trying to make her way through all of the construction and it would be past 6:00 when she arrived. Courtand said to tell her to keep going and he would make a call and make sure someone was at the distribution center. Then he said, “No, just tell her someone will be there, if I have to go in myself.” That was so nice and Billie rewarded them all with a cheesecake that she had made at the bakery that she works.

My second story happened last summer. My business partner, Brett Gould, wanted to fly his grandkids in for a couple of weeks, but without one of their parents coming with them, he didn't know how he could care for them since he also owns his own plumbing business. Brett usually only gets to see the kids once a year because they live in Spokane, WA so we put our heads together and me and my husband, Randy, said that they could stay at our house. The two-week journey turned in to a 6-week stay and later Brett’s grandkids were joined by my two grandkids making for one full, and active, house.

One day, I went to pick up an order at the Tulsa Distribution Center and they all asked where I had been.  Alex said, “Hey, I wouldn't mind giving you a break on my day off. Here is my number, text me on Monday and we will make plans for Tuesday.”

What a relief as I definitely needed the break. True to his words, Alex loaded up six kids in the car and headed to the movies, followed by ice cream at Baskin Robbins.

Just another example of MonaVie friends and family going above and beyond to help others. Thank you Courtland and Alex for your dedication, and of course to Pam and her husband Randy for opening their home and then passing the goodness to me here at MonaVie HQ so I can share it with the rest of you!

Share it!

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Shante
MonaVie Chief Blogger

Oct 8, 2010

MonaVie Star 1000 on CBC Battle of the Blades

November 17, 2010 UPDATE: Todd and skating partner Isabelle made it to the final show, which airs Sunday, November 21 at 8 pm EST on CBC. If you have access, be sure to tune in, cast your vote and help this MonaVie-er take home the gold! Voting details here.

His name is Todd Warriner and as a retired NHL player, sporting both the Toronto Maple Leafs and Vancouver Canucks jersey during his 10-season career, what a better way to raise money for The Heart and Stroke Foundation than to battle it out on the CBC show Battle of the Blades.

He is also an Olympic silver medalist and a MonaVie Star 1000 according to Ruby Executive Kyle Mitchell who sent in the following:

It would mean so much to Todd and our MonaVie team if we could get everyone in MonaVie Canada behind him and help him try and win the show.

Read more about Todd on the CBC site here. He successfully made it to week two, but his fate moving forward is in the hands of his viewing audience. The next episode airs this Sunday, October 10, 8 p.m. EST.

If you can, give him your vote during or after the show on Sunday and help him through to the finals!

Keep sharing it!


 

Shante

MonaVie Chief Blogger

Aug 26, 2010

Home Tasting Party with Jeff Graham in Anderson, Indianapolis

Jeff Graham joined Carey and Karen McLaughlin at their home tasting party in Anderson, Indianapolis last night, packing the room with energy and opportunity.

Aug 10, 2010

MonaVie Distributor Focus: Sam and Lisa Milad from Port Coquitlam, British Columbia

Names

Sam & Lisa Milad

Where are you from?

Port Coquitlam, British Columbia

How were you introduced to MonaVie?

We were introduced to Monavie about a year ago when Ruby Executives, Tammy Rail and Andrew Parker and Blue Diamond Executives, Judy and Darren Deschamps enrolled their children in our private Montessori Elementary School.

Our family had just returned from a trip to Hawaii where both my husband and I were so tired that we were not able to enjoy it the way we would have liked to.  I said to him, something needs to change because we can’t keep this pace for the rest of our lives.

Little did we know that the answer to our prayers was waiting for us upon our arrival home.  I received a message at school that Tammy and Judy wanted to meet with me.  They presented a flip chart, gave me a bottle of juice to try, and Judy shared with me that she was making an average income, at that time, of $5000 per week!  I signed up that day and went home to share it with my family.

I had never engaged in the business side of a network marketing company before.  But when I went home, the next morning I read the success magazine and was thoroughly impressed with Dallin Larsen’s vision, with his integrity, with his and Karie’s heart for the children and families in Brazil and with all the other testimonials that I had read.  MonaVie’s vision was very much in line with our goals for our children and family and I was deeply moved and I shared those feelings with Sam and we decided that we would like to join the MonaVie family.

Milad Family

What is your "why?"

By: The Milad Kids

We like to be together as a family, so our first why is we want to retire our dad so that he can spend more time with us.  He is a lot of fun but he has a lot of work to do so we don’t get to spend as much time with him as we would like to.

Our second goal is our school.  Our family owns a private school called “Children of Integrity Montessori Academy.”  It is a very fun school to learn at and the teachers are really nice but it costs a lot of money to run.  My mom and Miss Anita, our Principal, prayed for a miracle, and this year two parents introduced them to MonaVie.

Our third goal is to help out the people in need. One day we want to go to Brazil. Dad has been there a few times and talks about how wonderful Brazil is. We think it would be fun and we would like to meet the children there!  We also want to try the acai berry!  Two other places that we want to go to help children in need are Malaysia and Egypt because that is where our grandparents come from.

What is your favorite moment with MonaVie?

The MonaVie’s International Vision Convention.

Austin, Alexa, Anthony, Andre

Share your best business building tip

“Do everything in wisdom and in order.”

Create order in your home:  Money will mean nothing if in the end your family falls apart. Figure out what that means for your family and put it into place. Find a balance that is right for your family.  Then go to work at building your business.

Involve your children (since for many of us they are part of our “WHY”).  They can be amazing prospectors.  Who wouldn’t be intrigued if a five year old told you that you should be drinking some healthy purple juice because it is good for you!   Educate them with the product and opportunity and see what happens!

Develop relationships of trust.  This is relational marketing.  It is not how fast you finish the race, just make sure you commit to finishing.

Plug into events.  Attend as many events, tastings, trainings as possible.  If you are in an area that does not have them, create them.

Where to from here? Goals, aspirations, plans...

After we retire the “dad” of our home, and our school is able to flourish financially on its own, we want to reach out to schools and children in developing countries and help support them in any way we can.  We are blessed with amazing teachers and families in our school who would love to have the opportunity to do the same.

Spend time together and travel the world with our family looking for opportunities to serve and use the talents and gifts we have been given.  The children would really like to visit Brazil, Malaysia and Egypt.

We have each other and we have sufficient for our needs.  MonaVie is going to allow us to reach outside of our little world and do our part in making this a better place for others.

Aug 4, 2010

Calvin Becerra: It's Not a Pitch

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:

Social Media and Relationship Building

Be a Prolific Recruiter

Achieving Success Again and Again

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."

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