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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!

Jan 16, 2012

Happy Martin Luther King, Jr., Day!

“Martin Luther King made it so everyone can play together.” —My 5-year-old

Last night I asked my five-year-old son what Martin Luther King, Jr., Day was all about, to see what his awareness level was. He replied, “Martin Luther King made it so everyone can play together.” Truly a “from the mouth of babes” moment.

Jan 3, 2012

If You Could Put Time in a Bottle


The Great Recession. Sure, it's taken its toll in dollars, but it has also put a big squeeze on our work schedules and personal time. 

A recent survey in USA TODAY found that 55% of Americans feel that, during the recession, their workloads have significantly or somewhat increased. 

A second USA TODAY survey posed the question, "Has the recession negatively affected your work-life balance?" 55% of respondents said, "Yes."

Truly, for many, time keeps slipping, slipping, slipping away, and the complete absence of personal time has become their mortal enemy.

We are convinced that the ability to set our own goals—and the ability to manage the time to pursue those goals—are two of the most powerful advantages of being a MonaVie distributor. So, as you talk to potential new MonaVie distributors, don't forget about one of our most valued commodities—time.  Let them know that, by joining MonaVie, they can, indeed, "put time in a bottle."

Whether you’re working with MonaVie on a part-time basis, as a full-time distributor, or are considering joining the MonaVie team to generate additional income, MonaVie is committed to helping you create A More Meaningful Life.

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.

Dec 20, 2011

MonaVie Distributor or Master Gardener? The Challenge


IF YOU CURSE THE RAIN AND THEN COMPLAIN WHEN THE SUN SHINES TOO HOT, YOU MAY BE MISSING OUT ON ONE OF LIFE’S GREATEST PRINCIPLES. CALL IT KARMA, THE LAW OF ATTRACTION, THE GOLDEN RULE, THE LAW OF THE HARVEST, OR ANY OF ITS OTHER MONIKERS. THIS AGE-OLD PRINCIPLE IS AGING LIKE A FINE WINE IN A WORLD OF INCREASING NEGATIVITY. PLANT THE SEED OF POSITIVE THINKING IN YOUR PROVERBIAL MONAVIE GARDEN AND SEE WHAT GROWS!
 
When properly cared for, a garden will produce fruits and vegetables that are beneficial to the body. As useful as a garden is, however, it would be a shame if its practicality ended at the dinner table. A garden’s greatest value may be found in analogy.
 
In the book, As a Man Thinketh, by James Allen, the author states:
“A man’s mind may be likened to a garden, which may be intelligently cultivated or allowed to run wild; but whether cultivated or neglected, it must, and will, bring forth. If no useful seeds are put into it, then an abundance of useless weed seeds will fall therein, and will continue to produce their kind."
 
Planting the Right Seeds
Have you ever approached a prospective distributor about the MonaVie opportunity, and he wasn’t receptive? After thanking him for his time, did you say to yourself, “I knew he wouldn’t be interested”? And all the while you’re wondering how distributors in your upline seem to win the interest of everyone they talk to.
 
What if you had the power to influence—for good—your interactions with potential distributors? The truth is that you do. The effort you put into programming your thoughts and attitude will be reflected in your interactions. 

The Seeds of Doubt and Fear (part 2 of 4)
Consider the classic example of two people (let’s call them Mike and John) who come in contact with a group of “troubled teens” on the street.

Mike is a former counselor for troubled teens and, based on previous experiences, knows that deep down these are good kids who, for one reason or another, don’t understand how to get the love and acceptance they want. Mike walks right up to the kids and starts kidding around with them, establishing immediate rapport. Before parting, he cautions them to stay out of trouble, and leaves with a smile. The scene played out just as he had anticipated it would.
 
John, on the other hand, has little experience with troubled teens. In fact, the only thing John knows about troubled teens is that they toilet papered his house last Halloween and bullied his son once after a high school football game. The pre-judgments taking place in John’s mind will be manifested in his interaction—or lack thereof—with the group. Likewise, sensing John’s fear and resentment, the troubled teens will inevitably react in such a way so as to produce the fruit of the seed John planted.
 
Your thoughts, preconceived notions, and expectations will all be mirrored by those with whom you come in contact. By thinking positively and expecting a favorable outcome, you can greatly increase your chances of having good interactions with prospective distributors each and every time.

The Seed of Choice (part 3 of 4)
Like a radio that offers new music with each turn of the dial, life, too, is ready and able to provide you with whatever it is you may be seeking—from the most virtuous virtue to the most visceral vice. The various frequencies on your FM/AM radio are ever-present over the airways, but it isn’t until you choose to tune into one of them that you will hear that station’s music and bring that influence—good or bad—into your life.

In life, your thoughts act as the tuner for your mind and, thus, determine what kind of mental music you listen to and are influenced by. Some popular mental music stations play music featuring negativity and co-starring self-pity. With so many options available, why spend time listening to the same old song? Commit now to wake up tomorrow with the attitude that today will be the best day of your life. Then mentally plan how your day will be successful and how you will respond to potential challenges. And don’t be surprised when you do have an extraordinary day or when people start coming into your life who share your same beliefs. After all, they’re listening to the same station you are.

Now that you know you can choose to dance to a different tune—even though you may have been listening to the same one for years—what kind of “mental music” will you select from this day forward? And will you be programming yourself for success?

The MonaVie Master Gardener Challenge (part 4 of 4)
The garden analogy proves to be fertile soil in giving birth to some of life’s most valuable lessons. Just as seeds in a garden need sun, water, and soil to thrive, so the seeds of successful and positive thought require nurturing in the form of discipline, practice, and—most importantly—belief. 
 
Take the MonaVie Master Gardener challenge: First, define why you are passionate about MonaVie. Then, get excited about sharing that passion with others and envision everyone you come into contact with embracing the opportunity. Finally, over the next week, contact at least 10 people with your new and improved mindset. The power of your positive thoughts will greatly enhance your interactions, and even if your prospect isn’t immediately receptive…you just may have planted a seed.

Let us know how this works for you by leaving a comment, and thanks for listening!

Dec 19, 2011

MonaVie Distributor or Master Gardener? The Seed of Choice (part 3 of 4)

Previously, we discussed the pesky seeds of fear and doubt and how, through positive thinking, you can greatly affect your desired outcome. This week, we discuss the seed of choice…

The Seed of Choice
Like a radio that offers new music with each turn of the dial, life, too, is ready and able to provide you with whatever it is you may be seeking—from the most virtuous virtue to the most visceral vice. The various frequencies on your FM/AM radio are ever-present over the airways, but it isn’t until you choose to tune into one of them that you will hear that station’s music and bring that influence—good or bad—into your life.

In life, your thoughts act as the tuner for your mind and, thus, determine what kind of mental music you listen to and are influenced by. Some popular mental music stations play music featuring negativity and co-starring self-pity. With so many options available, why spend time listening to the same old song? Commit now to wake up tomorrow with the attitude that today will be the best day of your life. Then mentally plan how your day will be successful and how you will respond to potential challenges. And don’t be surprised when you do have an extraordinary day or when people start coming into your life who share your same beliefs. After all, they’re listening to the same station you are.

Now that you know you can choose to dance to a different tune—even though you may have been listening to the same one for years—what kind of “mental music” will you select from this day forward? And will you be programming yourself for success?

Tune in Wednesday, December 21, for our final chapter in this four-part blog series: The MonaVie Master Gardener Challenge!

Dec 15, 2011

The Seeds of Fear and Doubt (part 2 of 4), MonaVie Distributor or Master Gardener?

Stop! Have you read part one of this four-part blog series? If not, you may want to do so now by clicking here.

Previously, we discussed the importance of planting the right mental seeds that will help lead to success. This week, we discuss the seeds of doubt and fear…
 
The Seeds of Doubt and Fear
Consider the classic example of two people (let’s call them Mike and John) who come in contact with a group of “troubled teens” on the street.

Mike is a former counselor for troubled teens and, based on previous experiences, knows that deep down these are good kids who, for one reason or another, don’t understand how to get the love and acceptance they want. Mike walks right up to the kids and starts kidding around with them, establishing immediate rapport. Before parting, he cautions them to stay out of trouble, and leaves with a smile. The scene played out just as he had anticipated it would.
 
John, on the other hand, has little experience with troubled teens. In fact, the only thing John knows about troubled teens is that they toilet papered his house last Halloween and bullied his son once after a high school football game. The pre-judgments taking place in John’s mind will be manifested in his interaction—or lack thereof—with the group. Likewise, sensing John’s fear and resentment, the troubled teens will inevitably react in such a way so as to produce the fruit of the seed John planted.
 
Your thoughts, preconceived notions, and expectations will all be mirrored by those with whom you come in contact. By thinking positively and expecting a favorable outcome, you can greatly increase your chances of having good interactions with prospective distributors each and every time.

Have you found this to be true in your life? Leave us a comment below.

Tune in Monday, December 19, as we discuss the seed of “choice,” in part three of this four-part series.

Dec 13, 2011

MonaVie Distributor or Master Gardener? (part 1 of 4)

IF YOU CURSE THE RAIN AND THEN COMPLAIN WHEN THE SUN SHINES TOO HOT, YOU MAY BE MISSING OUT ON ONE OF LIFE’S GREATEST PRINCIPLES. CALL IT KARMA, THE LAW OF ATTRACTION, THE GOLDEN RULE, THE LAW OF THE HARVEST, OR ANY OF ITS OTHER MONIKERS. THIS TIMELESS PRINCIPLE IS AGING LIKE A FINE WINE IN A WORLD OF INCREASING NEGATIVITY. PLANT THE SEED OF POSITIVE THINKING IN YOUR PROVERBIAL MONAVIE GARDEN AND SEE WHAT GROWS!

When properly cared for, a garden will produce fruits and vegetables that are beneficial to the body. As useful as a garden is, however, it would be a shame if its practicality ended at the dinner table. A garden’s greatest value may be found in analogy.

In the book, As a Man Thinketh, by James Allen, the author states:

“A man’s mind may be likened to a garden, which may be intelligently cultivated or allowed to run wild; but whether cultivated or neglected, it must, and will, bring forth. If no useful seeds are put into it, then an abundance of useless weed seeds will fall therein, and will continue to produce their kind."

Planting the Right Seeds
Have you ever approached a prospective distributor about the MonaVie opportunity, and he wasn’t receptive? After thanking him for his time, did you say to yourself, “I knew he wouldn’t be interested”? And all the while you’re wondering how distributors in your upline seem to win the interest of everyone they talk to.

What if you had the power to influence—for good—your interactions with potential distributors? The truth is that you do. The effort you put into programming your thoughts and attitude will be reflected in your interactions.

Tune in Friday, December 16, as we discuss the seeds of "fear and doubt," in part two of this four-part series.

Until then, share with us your thoughts on “Planting the Right Seeds.”

Dec 7, 2011

Your Starving Cells and How to Feed Them

Join the RVLution and lose weight with MonaVie RVL
You: (stomach growling)
Your friend: Was that your stomach growling?
You: Yeah, I’m so hungry. It must be time for dinner.
Your friend: It’s only 3:30 p.m.!

Has this ever happened to you? You had a big lunch, but only a few hours later you were hungry again. When you feel hungry, two factors are at play: volume (the amount of food you ate) and nutrition (the nutrient quality of the food you ate).

Volume. When you eat a meal, you become “full” by filling the space in your stomach with food. This feeling gives you the sensation of being full and satisfied. Nutrition. When your cells receive the proper nutrition they require to function at an optimal level, you will feel satisfied, and not hungry. The nutrients your cells need to carry out their basic and essential functions include vitamins, minerals, protein, phytonutrients, and antioxidants, among others.

So how do you explain the phenomenon that occurs when you feel hungry just hours after eating a large—but nutritionally void—meal? The answer is simple: volume has given you the sensation of being full (temporarily), but the lack of nutrition in the meal has left your cells screaming in protest for something they can use to do their jobs.

When it comes to proper nutrition and managing your weight, every calorie counts; however, all calories are not created equal.

Now, here’s the good news: MonaVie RVL Nutrition Shake Mix utilizes “smart” calories. These nutrient dense calories provide a high return on your caloric intake so you stock up on nutrients, not calories. In fact, just one serving of MonaVie RVL Shake Mix delivers a wider array of nutrients than a typical meal—in half the calories.

This is pure cell food! Your mitochondria will be so excited with the new load of fuel they’ve received, you’ll feel the results immediately. Having received the nutrition they need to function properly, your cells won’t be ringing the dinner bell prematurely. Could this be the dieter’s best friend?

Next time you feel hungry before you think you should be, evaluate the nutritional content of your last meal and give your system a boost with MonaVie RVL—a veritable oasis of nutrition for your thirsting cells.

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