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Nov 9, 2011

What I “Need” for Christmas



Sponsor a Child with the MORE Project

Each year during the holidays, I look forward to when The MORE Project places its Christmas tree in the lobby of MonaVie Corporate. The ornaments on the tree consist of a picture of a child from Brazil with some basic information about who they are and what they would want or need for Christmas.

Last year I chose an ornament that featured a boy who appeared to be somewhere between the ages of my own two boys, hoping they would identify with him. Before placing the ornament on our own Christmas tree that night, I asked my kids to give him a name. They chose the name “Bartokamos,” and we spent the balance of the evening talking about how our relatively small contribution would provide Bartokamos with food, clothing, and a gift that holiday season.

Over the years, as we’ve continued this tradition, I’ve come to realize what I—and what my family—really need for Christmas…and that is an opportunity to serve others in a meaningful way. I can’t think of a more worthy cause than The MORE Project, so when I heard about their goal to sponsor 100 children by the end of the year (watch video), I wanted to share my experience with you.

If you are blessed with surplus this year—or even if you have to make a few sacrifices—I encourage you to sponsor a child through The MORE Project. I assure you there are many children just like Bartokamos who are counting on your generosity. For more information, click here.

If you’d like to share your experiences with The MORE Project Sponsor a Child program, or similar experience, leave a comment below.


Brian Gill

Sr. Director of Corporate Communications

Nov 7, 2011

Powerful People are Embracing People Power as Key to Economic Recovery

MonaVie firmly believes that community commerceSM is the key to creating new jobs and strengthening the world economy. That’s because MonaVie’s powerful business model utilizes the marketing power of people who are entrepreneurs, just like you.

Now, it appears that notable people are stepping forward and embracing this very notion. In a recent interview with a CBS Philadelphia affiliate TV station, CBS Evening News anchor Scott Pelley remarked about the surprising growth of the American economy during the 3rd quarter of 2011, more than doubling in rate from 1.2% to 2.5% over the previous two quarters:

"Washington had gridlocked over the deficit problem. Wall Street had panicked and what happened? The rest of the country just went out and grew the economy. So I am beginning to think that the center of the universe here in America is not in Washington or on Wall Street, but it's out there with everybody else..."



Steve Strauss, USA Today's small business expert, has also written strong words reinforcing the role of community commerce leaders in today's economy: "Only entrepreneurs can save the world. Why? Because entrepreneurs go where governments fear to tread...they actually care about making a difference."

As the No. 1 opportunity in community commerce, we want to help you, and every entrepreneur just like you, to better understand what a great opportunity MonaVie represents for people everywhere, as we all pursue "A More Meaningful Life."

Nov 4, 2011

The Amazing Power of Community Commerce℠

During the past eight months since I started working at MonaVie, I have been amazed—and I’m not easily amazed.

In my past, I had the good fortune to work on infomercials for cable television, and I’ve had the opportunity to work on product development for a few direct sales companies. As a result, I had a healthy respect for the power of direct sales and personal marketing. But it wasn’t until I began working at MonaVie and started seeing the personal impact that MonaVie’s Community Commerce business model has on people’s lives that I gained a true appreciation for the beauty and power of what we offer. What I’ve learned as I’ve watched successful distributors at work is that community commerce is all about building relationships within the communities to which you belong and then recommending the products that you believe in to the people with whom you interact. No one does this better or in a more genuine way than MonaVie distributors. During the past few months as I have traveled extensively to meet with distributors across the vast MonaVie network, I have seen how our remarkable products have brought hope and renewed health to hundreds of thousands of people. Equally as moving are the stories of how MonaVie’s business opportunity has saved homes, cars and families struggling to survive one of the worst economic downturns since the Great Depression.

As many of you have shared your incredible stories of success with me, I have felt humbled, honored and amazed to be part of a company that is changing the lives of people from every walk of life. And I have felt even more motivation to make sure that what we are doing to create MonaVie 2.0—our strategy to take our company to the next phase of success and significance—will offer everyone involved the opportunity to achieve an even more meaningful life.

If you’re not already planning to join us in Dallas on January 13–14, please mark your calendar and click here to register for this historic meeting. You won’t want to miss the opportunity to be in attendance where we are set to reveal a whole new MonaVie to the world.

In the meantime, if you need inspiration to remember why you do what you do, visit the MonaVie Media Center to view “100 Testimonials in 100 Days”—firsthand accounts of distributors’ stories that will move and motivate you.

After you take a look, let me know what you think by leaving a comment below. If you’re like me, I think you will be amazed.


Jeff Cohen
Chief Marketing Officer


Oct 31, 2011

Join the RVLution!

In January 2011, MonaVie officially launched RVL, and, a year later, it is the premier weight management program on the market today. Thousands have tried the product, hundreds of thousands of pounds have been lost and, based on the volume of success stories we have received and continue to receive, the feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. And, the need has never been greater!

Here’s why:

  • Obesity skyrocketing in the U.S. – 1 in 3 adults in the United States is considered obese.In 2000, no state had an obesity prevalence rate of 30% or more, and, in 2011, 12 states have eclipsed 30%.
  • Diabetes on the rise – In 1995, only four states had a diabetes rate higher than 6%. Today, 43 states have a diabetes rate over 7%.
  • Childhood obesity – And, it’s not just adults…globally over 42 million children under the age of five are overweight, and chances of these children becoming obese as adults is extremely high.

With so much in the world that we can’t control these days, one thing that we control—even with the looming holiday season — is our weight. MonaVie has made this easier than ever with a simple 1-2-3 system that manages weight in a healthy way.  Featuring a delicious shake mix, crave-worthy snack bar and all-natural, metabolism boosting supplement, this premier weight solution has everything you need to reach your ideal weight. The proof is in the success stories, the dramatic before and after pictures and the healthier lifestyles people are living, as they use and share RVL. To provide even more incentive for people to get healthier in the new year, MonaVie is launching the MonaVie RVLution in January 2012, which promises to be the biggest promotion in the history of our industry! Over the next few weeks, we will provide details on this monumental promotion.  However, one thing I can tell you now is that MonaVie is up to the challenge! We will be giving away $1 million in prizes…that’s right $1 million in prizes to those who join and participate in the coming RVLution!

Plan now to have a healthier, more meaningful life in 2012. Join the RVLution!

Let me know if you’ll be joining us, and leave a comment below!

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Oct 26, 2011

Restoring Hope in the Land of Smiles

A letter from Randy Larsen:

The spirit of giving is synonymous with MonaVie, and never was this more evident than when a group of distributors came together in response to the epic flooding that has impacted millions of people in Thailand.

While many anxiously await the full launch of MonaVie Thailand, we couldn’t be more thrilled as a group of 15–20 Thailand distributors, with compassionate hearts, banded together to organize and provide relief to hundreds of people afflicted by the worst flooding in Thailand in more than 80 years. These distributors perfectly exhibited the beauty of the MonaVie family and The MORE Project as they proactively went forth to give back to those in their local communities. They understood the tragedy firsthand and wanted to do MORE to make a difference—and they did just that.

I am proud to say that these gracious Thailand distributors, along with The MORE Project, raised more than 200,000 baht (THB) to provide food, sanitary items, and other relief supplies to nearly 1,000 families in the Uthaithani province of Thailand—the worst hit area of Thailand that has been underwater for a month. Families in this province have lost their homes and are now living in scattered shelters throughout the area.

Click here to view images and videos of this event.

Weeks earlier, MonaVie Thailand distributors visited the Taluk Village in the Chainat province and donated enough food and clean water to sustain members of 385 households for an entire week. MonaVie distributors passed out the food to each of these families. It was an incredible, emotional event as these families showered the distributors with gratitude for their help and sacrifice.

But it’s never a sacrifice to give. I have always believed what you give is returned, and we have already gained a greater love in our hearts for the Thailand people. As David Phelps (Regional President of Southeast Asia), Peter Willden (Vice President of Southeast Asia), MORE Project Executive Director Katy Holt-Larsen, and I stood alongside Thailand distributors to hand out these supplies, you could see in each person’s eyes and smiles their tremendous gratitude and an instant bond of friendship was created. That’s what this company is all about—coming to the rescue of those individuals and families who need a little hope and happiness added back into their lives.

Today, many distributors throughout Thailand are still coming together to raise money and to do what they can to help those who have been impacted by these horrible floods. Thank you for all your efforts and we will continue to do what we can to provide relief in each community throughout Thailand.

Thailand is known as the Land of Smiles, and through the combined efforts of our MonaVie family worldwide we are bringing smiles back to the faces of so many.



Randy Larsen

Founder, Vice Chairman, and Asia Pacific President



Oct 25, 2011

Behold, the Power of the Penny

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.

Read the article here. Be sure to leave Kathleen a comment below or on her site


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MonaVie Chief Blogger

Oct 24, 2011

Never Worry About Layoffs Again

If you’re a part of the 22 percent who are worried about being laid off, now is a good time to:

A.     Find a new job

B.     Move in with your relatives

C.     Create a residual income stream can help you with option A; perhaps can help you with option B…

MonaVie can help you with option C! Through the use of community commerce, aka direct selling, you will be given the system and tools to build a residual income in those non-working hours.

Many are saying goodbye to their 9-5 work (horse) jobs and embracing the only scalable model to address the global concerns related to unemployment and underemployment – community commerce.

Still worried about being laid off? Learn more at the upcoming MonaVie 2.0 event, held January 13-14 in Dallas, Texas.


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Oct 20, 2011

MonaVie Community Commerce℠: A Powerful Business Opportunity

When you think about it, the most powerful marketing that exists is when someone you know and trust recommends a good product to you. You’re much more likely to act on a personal recommendation than just about anything else.

This isn’t a new phenomenon. Long before the advent of slick radio, TV or Internet advertising campaigns that bombard us daily to buy certain products or services, word of mouth—the original social network—was king. And the place from which you gleaned your most important recommendations was from people you knew in the communities where you lived, worked and played.

It’s no different in 2011 except that the definition of community has expanded. Today, we still belong to traditional communities, such as neighborhoods and schools, but because of rapid technological advances, communities also include social networks, such as Facebook and Twitter. Regardless of the community, however, there’s a good chance that business or commerce will occur as a result of relationships you have developed in the various communities to which you belong.

At MonaVie, we’ve developed a business model that we call Community Commerce to capitalize on this age-old reality by parlaying personal marketing into a business opportunity that makes sense. As long as we are on this earth, we will consume products. MonaVie Community Commerce offers you the opportunity to consume quality products and to make residual income as you recommend these same products to others with whom you interact within the communities where you belong.

The power of Community Commerce is seen in the phenomenal success that MonaVie has experienced in the seven years since it was founded. Based on relationship building that has occurred through all kinds of communities where MonaVie distributors interact, our company was recognized as the No. 1 fastest growing company in the Inc. 500 Food & Beverage category in only our fifth year of existence.

What’s behind the phenomenal success of MonaVie Community Commerce? MonaVie is committed to producing premium nutritional products made from the rarest ingredients on earth that offer solutions to the most pressing health issues facing people today. Couple these amazing products with an extremely innovative and dynamic compensation plan, and it’s no wonder MonaVie is creating health, wealth and happiness all over the world. With 10 ways to earn income and 50% of the sales volume paid out in distributor commissions, MonaVie Community Commerce is a powerfully rewarding and sustainable business opportunity.

The beauty of the MonaVie Community Commerce business model is that it works wherever you are and whatever your circumstances. Successful MonaVie distributors are professionals, such as doctors, lawyers and educators. They’re stay-at-home moms who are supplementing or replacing lost income. Some have never had the opportunity for an education, but have the smarts and tenacity to create a successful business. Others live in Third World countries and are finding that MonaVie is the best microenterprise opportunity they’ve ever seen.

MonaVie Community Commerce creates the kind of opportunity and success that 1 billion people around the world who are unemployed or underemployed are currently seeking. When you purchase and consume MonaVie products, your health and well-being benefit. When you take it a step further and recommend these same products to others in the communities to which you belong, you can create a residual income that has the potential to outlive you.

I encourage you to please share this message of hope with your friends and associates.


Jeff Cohen
Chief Marketing Officer

Oct 18, 2011

More Vacation or More Budget? Get Both With MonaVie!

What if you could do both?

Community commerce, aka direct selling, offers budding entrepreneurs a way to create residual income, as well as enjoy rewards, including incentive trips around the world. How do you feel about an all-expenses-paid trip to Hawaii and/or a 5-day Bahamas Cruise?

MonaVie is leading the way, with the mission of extending the Company’s unique brand and message of community commerce around the globe.


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Oct 14, 2011

MonaVie and The Perfect Storm

MonaVie Chief Marketing Officer Jeff Cohen spoke to The New York Times article on declining incomes and escalation in unemployment in his post, MonaVie Provides Answer to Economic Downturn. In this piece he referenced the combination of MonaVie’s exceptional products and innovative and dynamic compensation plan as the right opportunity at the right time.

Renowned economist and MonaVie Imagine convention keynote, Paul Zane Pilzer, would agree, stating further that wellness and direct selling create a perfect storm of unprecedented economic opportunity. A statement he expands on in his article, appropriately titled, The Perfect Storm of Opportunity.

In said article he reports that between 2000 and 2005, wellness grew from a $200 billion industry to $400 billion and on it's way to being the next trillion dollar industry has had a dramatic impact on the democratization of American wealth, simply by linking the need for wellness products with the network marketing, home-based entrepreneurial business model.

The fortunes to be made today and in the years ahead will be made by those who are involved in teaching people about new products and services that they either didn’t know existed or didn’t know were now affordable. That is, intellectual distribution, as opposed to physical distribution, is where the greatest fortunes are being made today and will continue to be made...

MonaVie is certainly providing all of the above by offering premium products, entrepreneurial opportunity (minus the overhead), in a highly scalable business model, that addresses unemployment, as well as underemployment with this thing called residual income.

The result? A steady increase in ordinary working-class people who are making their way into the new millionaire’s club, as well as an overall increase in individual income and net worth.

In addition, MonaVie is having a positive impact on quality of life because it’s no longer an option to simply make an income if you must sacrifice lifestyle, family and well being in order to do so.

In summary, we’re getting healthy, enjoying a balance of work and family and creating unprecedented wealth while at it. It’s hard to feel bad about any of I right or am I right?

Download and read Paul Zane Pilzer’s article here and then be sure to leave your thoughts below!


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