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Mar 14, 2012

Joint Flexibility for a More Active Lifestyle

For many people in the nutrition industry, the simple mention of the term “joint health” conjures up images of the “tried and true” dietary supplement, glucosamine. Numerous research studies show the ability of glucosamine supplements to help rebuild and repair joint cartilage to keep joints healthy and flexible. If you’re a consumer of MonaVie Active juice or MonaVie MX juice, then you’re already familiar with the plant-derived form of glucosamine (not from shellfish, like most glucosamine supplements) that MonaVie uses in both products.

What you might not be familiar with, however, is that having a healthy “joint” is a lot more than just healthy cartilage. Joints are actually complex systems involving bones, ligaments, tendons, and blood vessels—and all of these structures need to be maintained in a state of healthy turnover (balance between buildup/breakdown) if we want to stay mobile and flexible as we age.

Mar 12, 2012

Stronger Economy. Stronger MonaVie Opportunity.

We have good news and even better news as we approach the end of the first quarter of 2012. The good news: According to a fresh Associated Press survey of leading economic experts, the U.S. economy is improving faster than anticipated. And because of this apparent acceleration in our economic recovery, projections moving forward are reflecting this increased speed. It is now projected that the unemployment rate will fall from its current 8.3% to 8% by Election Day—that’s down from a last December–projected 8.4%. Better yet, by late 2013 the jobless rate is now projected to be at 7.4%, well below the previous estimate of 7.8%. According to USA Today, accompanying these optimistic, new projections are surges in industrial output during both December 2011 and January 2012, leading to a new and higher calculated growth rate of 2.5% this year.

Mar 7, 2012

Proper Nutrition and Hydration Key to Optimal Body Function

Hi, this is Shawn Talbott, the new VP of Research & Development here at MonaVie.

In my first MonaVie blog post, I wanted to share some of my comments that appear in this month’s issue of Women’s Health magazine (March 2012). In the article, A Better Body? No Sweat! I comment about the importance of adequate water intake to avoid dehydration. Why? Because being dehydrated can substantially slow your metabolic rate and may impact your ability to burn as many calories as possible.

Feb 22, 2012

Rules: In the Game of Basketball and the Game of Life

Without knowing the rules to the game, would you really be playing basketball if someone told you simply to: “put the ball through the hoop”?

In basketball—and in life—rules not only provide the structure necessary for a fair and equitable playing field, but they can also give each participant his or her best chance to succeed and have fun.

The same is true for the MVP distributor training system. MonaVie has developed a Code of Ethics that outlines the “unspoken” rules of the game and creates a culture of mutual respect that will bolster your business and enhance the opportunity for all.  

Feb 13, 2012

Forget Networking. How to Be a Connector!

After hearing master networker Keith Ferrazzi speak at MonaVie 2.0 in Dallas, I began reading his book Never Eat Alone. And since then, I’ve given a lot of thought to the topic of networking and building relationships.

So, when I came across this article by Alina Tugend on Entrepreneur.com entitled, Forget Networking. How to Be a Connector, I just had to share. See if you know someone that fits this description of a “connector,” as described in the article...

Feb 8, 2012

New MonaVie Websites Make Doing Business Easier

As part of MonaVie 2.0, both the www.monavie.com (main corporate site) and www.mymonavie.com (distributor) websites have been revamped.

Jan 18, 2012

Ditch the Diet…Join the RVLution! (An Almost “Peanuts” Worthy–Cartoon)

I love this little cartoon, but feel you should hear the rest of the story. So, I’ve taken the liberty of extending the narrative in this “almost Peanuts–worthy” cartoon.

Lucy: Don’t step on it…It makes you cry.
Sally: But I want to go on another yo-yo diet.
Lucy: You should ditch the diet, and join the MonaVie RVLution. You need to become a RVLutionary!
Sally: I need to become a what?
Lucy: A “RVLutionary.” It means that you are joining the MonaVie RVLution.
Sally: And what does that mean?
Lucy: It’s a 90-day challenge with MonaVie and Mark Macdonald to help you achieve your health-related goals—losing weight, getting fit, increasing metabolism, building lean muscle mass.
Sally: Who is Mark Macdonald?
Lucy: He is the NY Times bestselling author of Body Confidence, as well as the MonaVie RVL spokesperson.
Sally: So, he can help me diet?
Lucy: Not a diet. He wants you to look and feel your best. He’s got this whole comprehensive program!
Sally: Where can I learn more?
Lucy: You can learn more and sign up for the RVLution at www.monavie.com/rvlution.
Sally: Count me in!

Dec 27, 2011

Top 5 Founder Favorites of 2011—Year in Review

Yes, we, too, love a good year in review.

Here’s a look at our MonaVie Founders’ top 5 favorite memories of 2011…

Dallin A. Larsen, MonaVie Founder, Chairman, and CEO
1.    Selling the first case of MonaVie juice for $5,000 at the very first MonaVie meeting in January of 2005. This money was given to the Red Cross to help victims of a recent tsunami in Indonesia and Thailand. We started MonaVie by inviting all to give back and serve others. It’s a principle we’ve maintained.
2.    The countless letters I’ve received from distributors around the world sharing with me how their lives have been blessed physically and financially through MonaVie.
3.    The car ride in Seoul, Korea, with B.Y. Na, our General Manager, when he turned to me and said, “Dallin, what I love the most about MonaVie is that it’s offering people in Korea a way to live a More Meaningful Life.” I went back to the hotel and thought about this statement. As a result, we changed our slogan from “Drink it, Feel it, Share it” to “MonaVie – Helping People Live a More Meaningful Life.” A few months later, my good friend, B.Y. Na left this earth as he passed away due to complications from cancer. But his legacy will live on.
4.    My daughter, Boo (age 5, at the time), mimicking me at a meeting in Florida. I took her with me and as I’m giving the meeting, people start laughing. I wasn’t sure why and then I notice that my daughter is standing next to me mimicking my hand movements and my mannerisms. She’s a sweetheart.
5.    The day I got word from our accounting department that with that week’s commission payments, we had just exceeded $1 billion in commissions paid to our distributors. It warmed my heart knowing that we were indeed blessing many people around the world.

Henry Marsh, MonaVie Founder and Vice Chairman
1.    Serving dinner to tsunami victims in Sendai, Japan, and feeling of their gratitude.
2.    Attending the Superbowl with MonaVie Black Diamonds, and watching Gina Merritt, Lita Hart, and Holly Roush rush on stage to see the Black Eyed Peas.
3.    Riding ATVs on the beaches of Cabo at the Black Diamond Destination.
4.    Raising $1.5 million plus at the MORE Project Gala at Convention 2011.
5.    Seeing the positive effects that MonaVie products have on people’s lives, such as the Balusek family and Petey Dandini with MonaVie RVL.

Randy Larsen, MonaVie President of Asia Pacific, Founder and Vice Chairman
1.    Taking 350 orphans to the Zoo in Korat, Thailand, with Shah Kahn, my friend the monk, and other distributors.
2.    Visiting the flood victims of Thailand, along with many MonaVie distributors, and assisting those victims with food and supplies.
3.    My first visit to India, and meeting the India staff and visiting some charities with Katie and Raj and team.
4.    MORE Project dinner and program at Convention when I saw the true hearts of so many generous distributors give.
5.    Convention: hearing and seeing so many incredible life stories and feeling the special spirit at that event.

What were your favorite MonaVie memories of 2011? Leave us a comment.

Nov 23, 2011

MonaVie Nears 100,000 Facebook Fans: Thank You!

In the very near future, MonaVie will eclipse 100,000 Fans on Facebook. And we have you to thank for getting us to this most significant milestone. Better yet, we believe that this is only the beginning of a beautiful friendship between us on Facebook.

There’s a lot of research about why people commit to “liking” a Facebook page. All studies point to one top factor: Fans get something in return—whether it’s real-time updates and information, special promotions, or anything in between.

Michael Crom, vice president of Dale Carnegie Training, wrote an article in USA Today that contains some great tips about how a company can increase and improve engagement with its Fans. The same rules apply to you and your own individual Facebook page, especially as it pertains to your MonaVie business. Here are the highlights:

  • Don’t just post and dash.
    • Listen and respond to feedback from your posts.
    • Thank people for responding. They’ll want to contribute more, and these added responses will help your site become more visible in Google search results.
  • Be positive and productive.
    • Avoid the “3 Deadly Cs” of Facebook posting: Criticizing, Condemning and Complaining.
  • Don’t just rote promote, create a real community!
    • Make your Facebook friends an integral part of what you do. Build an environment where they can not only react to you—but also interact with one another.

As of this writing, MonaVie has 98,204 Facebook Fans. You’ve gotten us this far, so we’re asking you to help us reach 100,000 by sharing our page with your friends!

And what will we do for you in return? We promise to provide you and yours with real-time information and updates so that you can continue your ongoing conversation with MonaVie—whenever it’s convenient for you.

Nov 10, 2011

How Are You Creating Experiences?

 

 

Not all experiences are created equal. The majority of experiences we have in the course of a week or month are soon forgotten and do little to change the course of our lives. But when you think about it, the experiences that have had the power to touch, change or move you, and remain forever etched in your mind, have a common thread. Usually, it’s because someone you love, trust or admire shares something with you that has personally affected them or motivated them to change their life.

The Importance of Creating an Experience

Isn’t that the reason that the Community CommerceSM business model is so powerful? As discussed in a recent blog, this model is successful because it’s based on building relationships within the communities to which we belong and then creating experiences within those relationships that move people to seek a more meaningful life. Many of today’s business leaders are just now beginning to discover what many MonaVie distributors already know—it’s about the experience!

When Southwest Airlines goes out of its way to please a customer, they know that by providing one customer a great experience, that customer has the potential to become a brand ambassador and share experiences that can shape the opinions of others. This is why they have a dedicated team of representatives listening on social media channels, handling complaints, informing their communities about inclement weather and offering discounts on flights. The team’s goal is to create memorable experiences that result in loyalty and repeat business. It’s all about the customer experience.

Successful distributors know that they must do much more than merely contact someone. New customers and distributors are created when individuals have positive, personal experiences at a friend’s tasting party or at a MonaVie-sponsored event. Our whole goal for corporate events like MonaVie 2.0, I Am MonaVie Tour or MonaVie Convention, is to create a memorable experience that moves attendees to action and ultimately to make changes that will improve the quality of their life.

How Are You Creating Experiences?

With the advent of social media channels, communication has never been so convenient. You can text, post on Facebook, tweet on Twitter, email and maybe even make an actual call on the phone! But is convenience somehow replacing experiences? When you reach out to those you want to share MonaVie with, how are you creating experiences?

I want to know!

Share with me the best ways you have shared MonaVie with others by leaving a comment below.

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