Oct 20, 2010
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!
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!
MonaVie Chief Blogger
Oct 5, 2010
Stephanie Walker of the Baltimore Burn Women's Football Team
Sent in by distributor Cathy Johnson:
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Everyone knows that athletes do what is best for their bodies and one of the newest members to our MonaVie family is Stephanie Walker, running back and corner for the Baltimore Burn Women's Tackle Football Team. Stephanie loves her MonaVie Active and the energy drink, EMV.
If you dream it...YOU can achieve it.
Thank you for sharing Cathy!
MonaVie Chief Blogger
Sep 23, 2010
Cooler Talk: Giveaway #1
Well, who knew when I left it to you (please tell me you read that out loud!) that I'd lit a firestorm of ideas as to how to solve my dilemma. That dilemma being, how to give away three MonaVie-zied coolers to a few lucky distributors.
Aren't they pretty, er, I mean cool?
So, based on your great feedback, I've decided to do three different giveaways. The first cooler will go to a randomly selected commenter from the two previous posts on Facebook and Twitter regarding said coolers.
Using the site Random.org I simply plugged the total number of commenters into the tool and it spit out a number.
Please give a big hand to James Fluker from Houston, Texas who said, "Send it to Texas. We can sure use it to keep EMV cold in the heat we have."
James, please email me at email@example.com to claim your cooler.
Next: We have two more coolers to giveaway and a great number of suggested ideas as to how to do that. I won't tell you when or how the next cooler will be given away but I will tell you it'll come with some added "surprise."
Keep sharing it!
MonaVie Chief Blogger
Sep 13, 2010
Diamond Destination 2010: Message from Dallin and Karree
It appears those who qualified and attended the Diamond Destination are taking in the very best of Maui, Hawaii and the Grand Wailea Resort, Hotel and Spa, all the while enjoying some much deserved down time, fun in the sun and quality MonaVie family togetherness. Here's a brief message from Dallin and Karree, along with their two youngest children.
Oh and they have a moment of silence for those who could not be there...of course they kid, but perhaps the best recourse is to make sure you're there next year!
Oh and for more photos by CFO Devin Thorpe, visit his Facebook page, where he's posted albums from the first four days.
Sep 7, 2010
NA Organization Call “Tip from the Hip”
For more information from the September North America Organizational call with Senior Vice President Jeff Graham and Director of North America Cade Napierski, including International Distributor Ambassador Randy Schroeder's tips on how to grow a business, visit the MonaVie Media Center and click on the "Replay" option.
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
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.
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.
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.