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Jan 10, 2012

Cruise for Gold Qualifiers—Eric and Amy Klein

Congratulations to Eric and Amy Klein from Frankfort, Illinois, on qualifying for the Cruise for Gold trip! Here's what they had to say about qualifying for the cruise…

"It means a lot to our family to qualify for Cruise for Gold, especially Amy. She has been doing so much to help us succeed with MonaVie, and I am so excited for her to get a break to enjoy herself.

"Qualifying for the trip is very simple, and you have heard it a hundred times: duplicate everything that is working for others. It is that simple. Plug into your upline. Do not do anything differently. This seems so obvious, but knowing and doing are two different things. Master the basics. As the old poker saying goes, 'five minutes to learn, but a lifetime to master.' Just keep plugging away by sharing the plan to everyone and never quitting.

"The last thing you need to succeed in MonaVie or anything is an indestructible personality. Successful people realize the game is never over until they win. Just keep playing until you win. Successful people truly believe they can have, be, or do anything they want. If you can do those few things, then you will come to realize the champion inside you. The only thing stopping you is you."

Jan 10, 2012

Cruise for Gold Qualifiers—Mike and Kelli Bonomo

Congratulations to Mike and Kelli Bonomo from Herscher, Illinois, on qualifying for the Cruise for Gold trip! Here's what they had to say about qualifying for the cruise…

"Mike and I started this business with one motive: we loved the product, and we didn't want to pay for it! The idea of starting another business was not at the top of our list. Mike works full time for the state of Illinois, and I was a hairdresser four days a week as well as running an in-home personal training and nutrition company. In addition, we are also promoters of an amateur fight organization called Fire Extreme Fighting that features amateur level MMA fighters. On average, we do 4–5 events a year.

"Greater than all of those obligations are the loves of our lives, our children, whom are involved in several extracurricular activities. Needless to say, the idea of even starting another 'project' was inconceivable. We just had 'no time' like everyone else on the planet! However, when we paid for our product within the first month of being involved, we decided that a few extra bucks in our pocket may help with gas and vacations. We hit the level of Silver in six weeks and knew that we could never turn back.

"Our children became just as involved in tasting parties as we were. They would pour the juice and even explain to potential consumers which juices were for what. It became a family project. So to us, qualifying for the Cruise for Gold trip means so much more than hitting the next level. It means proving to our children that with great sacrifice comes great reward, a lesson we will continue to instill into their lives.

"We have developed some lifelong relationships with some truly awesome and amazing people—our second family, our MonaVie team. Our upline Blue Diamond Jerry Dowd, Diamond Jeff Delany, and Ruby Stephanie McCormick have become the most motivational and inspiring people that God could have placed into our lives. They, along with our extraordinary downline of ambitious, likeminded, and goal-oriented people, give Mike and I the hope that we can continue to inspire each and every one of them that the sky is the limit. This can be done!

"We pray over our lives and our business. We ask God to be at the forefront of what is to come of MonaVie. We have learned to place our trust and our success in his will. We know that God's timing is the best timing, and nothing can compete with that! We know what we have in MonaVie, and we are determined to fulfill our dreams and those of our family. Our daily activities include not only staying plugged into a system, but a system of people. We are running with the runners. We have learned that the hard way, but we are helping our downline hit their goals. Mike and I are both very passionate about helping people. The hardest part of this business is people, and yet the easiest part of this business is people! If you can figure them out, that's half the battle. The struggle comes when you are trying to help the ones that don't want help.

"We listen to several motivational speakers including Rex Crain, Myles Monroe, and Joyce Meyer to name a few. Your personal growth will determine how well your business will grow. These are all things that we do on a daily basis, as well as staying plugged into every big event and conference call, and staying up to date on all the tips and nuggets that you can learn from anyone that is in this business.

"We really added in more one-on-ones. We realized that our success rate was definitely higher when we took the time to meet individually with people. This is absolutely something that we stepped up and will continue to do, as we believe that it has helped us build so many relationships. We have also started holding more frequent meetings at our home where we all get together to talk about new things, re-motivate one another, make phone calls, and really build relationships. These are the people that we are going to be going to Hawaii with, so we want to get to know them better!

"Persevere, work hard, stay motivated, and stay plugged in. You have to do something every day. Help your organization build depth because this becomes depth under you. If you want to be successful, you have to put others before yourself. 1 Peter 4:10 says that 'Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God's grace in its various forms.' We live these words through our business. You have to be willing to help those that God brings into your path with your gifts and talents; however, you also have to be willing to accept the help of those that want to do the same for you. If you work your business as a group of goal-oriented people out to make a difference in as many lives as you can, God will bless that. You have to be a blessing in someone's life in order for God to bless you.

"Mike and I will continue to help our downline reach levels and build their businesses. We will continue to do one-on-ones and tasting parties. We will continue having everyone over to our home for a distributor night where we may all work on phone calls or setting up dates for the weeks to come, motivating each other, staying plugged into each other, and keeping new distributors plugged in to get them off to the right start. We have been involved with MonaVie now about a year and eight months. We have made some mistakes, and we really feel like we are learning to teach those that are new not to make those same mistakes!"

Jan 10, 2012

Cruise for Gold Qualifiers—Murray and Sylvia Galbraith

Congratulations to Murray and Sylvia Galbraith from Temecula, California, on qualifying for the Cruise for Gold trip! Here's what they had to say about qualifying for the cruise…

"Reaching Gold level was very rewarding, and we couldn't have done it without a great team. And, to follow it up with qualifying for the cruise was one of those moments where you quietly jump up, fist pump, and yell at the top of a whisper so you don't wake anyone up just after 11 o'clock Friday night! It means that we can immerse ourselves in the MonaVie family for the whole time on the cruise with little else to do and build a greater belief of going to Diamond and beyond.

"We qualified by contacting people on our list consistently and moving on to the next one when it was obvious that the timing wasn't right for someone. We believe strongly that we have a solution and a vehicle when the time is right for them. Fitting MonaVie into the nooks and crannies of the day is something that anyone can do if they really want to. Having our upline Blue Diamond Byron Moles helping us continually through encouragement, finding solutions, and doing three-way calls made all the difference for us.

"We prayed to God for help that He would put the right people in front of us at the right time and place. We believed that if we were supposed to go on the cruise, the numbers would be there. Then, we just got more focused. Byron helped build the belief that we could get it done with very limited time left, so we kept the faith and pushed for it. Our goal is to put a minimum of five couples on the next cruise by focusing all our efforts in helping them build their teams to Gold and beyond."

Jan 10, 2012

Cruise for Gold Qualifiers—Jeremy and Mindy Everts

Congratulations to Jeremy and Mindy Everts from Farmington, Utah, on qualifying for the Cruise for Gold trip! Here's what they had to say about qualifying for the cruise…

"To qualify for the Cruise for Gold was a test to prove to ourselves and our team that we can accomplish what we set out to in this business if we work together.

"Some of our day-to-day activities include focusing on contacting those that we work with—prospects and team members—to make sure the right steps are being taken to achieve goals. Basically we were making sure to follow up with everyone involved at the time. We didn't really change the way we do business; we just focused on doing more of it and made a point to make things happen the way they should be happening all along.

"Get with your team and upline. Make a plan, and then work your plan. Tell yourself that you will do it and that it's going to happen no matter what. If you think that it's going to happen, then it's going to happen. You have to remain positive in all that you do, or the negative side will win and you will quit. And, that's the thing you can't do. Never quit!

"Reach down to those that are striving to build their businesses and help them build. If you help them, you are going to be helping yourself as well; so, why not help build someone else's dream so that you both can be happy!

"We are looking forward to two things: 1.) The opportunity to have the leadership training that we need to continue to help others build their businesses stronger, and 2.) The chance to soak in the rewards of being a part of a wonderful business that rewards you for working hard!"

Jan 10, 2012

Cruise for Gold Qualifiers—Gary and Laura Giese

Congratulations to Gary and Laura Giese from Prince George, British Columbia, Canada, on qualifying for the Cruise for Gold trip! Here's what they had to say about qualifying for the cruise…

"A longtime, trusted friend introduced this to us as a business opportunity. We got involved mostly because of the product in the beginning and came to see the business potential more recently. The product is second to none in our opinion. The business opportunity is the right thing at the right time with the right people. It is the greatest opportunity that most of us will see in our lifetime! It will get to $20 billion and beyond!

"We were able to find success by following our upline Black Diamonds Mark and Tami Crawford and by staying focused and consistent. The Cruise for Gold is an awesome reward for generating an income in our own business. It allows for stories to be told, to let others know that this is working! It also means sun in February! (We don't get that in Northern British Columbia.)

"Our advice is to make a list, contact the prospects, share the opportunity, and follow through with them. Get them started by helping them go Star, and help everyone duplicate this process. Follow your active upline's advice even if you don't understand why.

"We are looking forward to fun, sun, and getting some certification for MVP! Oh yeah, and the food! Thank you, MonaVie!"

Jan 10, 2012

Cruise for Gold Qualifier—Leandro Castellanos

Congratulations to Leandro Castellanos from New York, New York, on qualifying for the Cruise for Gold trip! Here's what he had to say about qualifying for the cruise…

"I was introduced to MonaVie by a childhood friend and MonaVie Ruby Executive Marco Espinal. I started my career with MonaVie having no prior experience in community commerce, just the motivation to aspire for a better lifestyle. Once Marco and I discussed my business plan, I knew this was the right move for me. I love to help people, and that's what this business is: it's about building and moving forward with people who share your same vision.

"I work as a security technician in the downtown NYC area. I love my job, but my real passion is coaching little league baseball. I've been coaching with my father and brothers for the last eight years. MonaVie has helped me sponsor two of the teams in my league, and I have plans to sponsor more. MonaVie has jumpstarted my true passion again.

"My journey to Gold Executive has been a life changer. I have met people I never would've met before and have surrounded myself with positive, likeminded people that want a more meaningful life. I am grateful for my MonaVie family; I couldn't have done it without them. I look forward to sharing more experiences on the upcoming trips with the rest of my team!"

Jan 10, 2012

Cruise for Gold Qualifiers—MaryDawn and Sheldon Hatch

Congratulations to MaryDawn and Sheldon Hatch from Olivia, Minnesota, on qualifying for the Cruise for Gold trip! Here's what they had to say about qualifying for the cruise…

"Qualifying for the Cruise for Gold is such an exciting venture for my husband and me. I can't believe we really pulled it off! This is such a great opportunity to be around likeminded people and learn so much from other Cruise for Gold qualifiers as well as Jeff Graham.

"My friend from high school (and now sponsor) Leslie Faris was very excited about getting started with Monavie. She invited me to her house for a tasting party in Texas. I had heard of MonaVie in my small town in rural Minnesota because someone was selling it in a small coffee shop in the town where I live. My daughter Torrie, who is now a distributor, told me to buy a couple of bottles. She had heard it was really good for you. I did, and my whole family loved it. But when I went back for more, they were out. That was three years ago.

"One day last year, Leslie called and asked me, 'Do you know what Byron Moles does for a living?' Byron and I had gone to high school together as well, and we were now Facebook friends. Byron's status updates always sounded so fun with his travels and motivational updates. I told Leslie, 'I don't know what he is doing, but he certainly took the right path in life!' That is when Leslie told me about his success with MonaVie. So, I took Leslie up on her invite to Texas. I signed up as a distributor on October 16, 2011, and I have been on a whirlwind of fun ever since!

"I have never worked with such helpful and motivated people as Byron and Leslie. I am brand new to community commerce, and I was told by a fellow distributor that it takes a good, strong upline to have a good, strong downline. I believe that to be true! When I returned to Minnesota, I was no longer surrounded by the excitement that had been created in Texas. I was in a small town and needed to create my own excitement quickly because Byron had told me about the Cruise for Gold, and I was determined to be on it!

"I sat down and made two lists just as Todd Hartog had done. One was a list of people who I thought would be interested, and one was a list of people I was going to wave to from my Mercedes. I began listening to the conference calls and watched at least two Black Diamond documentaries a night. Byron, Leslie, and I text like crazy. I watched MonaVie University. I needed to learn as much as I could because I was alone here in the middle of small-town, rural Minnesota.

"I signed up four people in the first two weeks, and from there I told them that I would talk to anyone they wanted me too. All they had to do was set up the meeting place and time. I was offering a case of juice to anyone who had a tasting party. Leslie was offering to match the orders people made, and Byron would offer bottles/cases of juice depending on how much PV was purchased. This was an idea we had received from another couple who qualified for the cruise using techniques like these. It was crazy, fun, and it worked! I was having so much fun. Being a MonaVie distributor is the perfect job for me.

"My husband is now on board with me, and he sets me up with so many people to meet. Because he saw what MonaVie did for me, he started drinking it and feels so much better. I put a sign up in his shop that says 'ASK SHELDON WHY HE IS FEELING BETTER THAN HE HAS IN YEARS!' And, people do ask him constantly.

"I cannot wait to escape from the Minnesota winter and head to the Bahamas with my husband and all the others who share the MonaVie difference. My goal now is to help my downline get to Maui in September! Let's do it! I want to give special thanks to Byron, Leslie, and Shannon Rothmeier. They are a wonderful support system who contact me nearly every day to keep the excitement going strong. Every person who I have shared MonaVie with has his or her own wonderful story about how their lives have improved. I am passionate about MonaVie and love sharing the MORE Project. We are proud to say that we are MonaVie!"

Jan 10, 2012

Cruise for Gold Qualifiers—Matt and Shari McCants

Congratulations to Matt and Shari McCants from Urbandale, Iowa, on qualifying for the Cruise for Gold trip! Here's what they had to say about qualifying for the cruise…

"When a friend called me three and a half years ago and asked me to check out this product and opportunity, I never knew I would find my passion and purpose in life in a bottle of juice. My husband thought I was crazy. He did succumb quickly and tried the juice after about 60 days. Then, he said 'Get it paid for!' I said, 'You got it baby!'

"My upline hosted a small contest to see who could sponsor the most people before a big tasting. I won by sponsoring eight people in a week. Matt then got to spend some one-on-one time with Corbin Roush who answered 1,000 questions in 45 minutes. Matt jumped on board. Matt had been suggesting (telling) me that I needed a job once the kids started elementary school. That was not in the cards, as I do not want to be the two-income-never-at-home family. I want to put my kids on the bus in the morning and greet them after school. I want to be able to go to their extra activities. MonaVie has allowed me to do this!

"The reason we love MonaVie is twofold: First, we have met so many great friends and likeminded people that have allowed us to form great relationships. Second, we love that the products and business model is built around helping people with health and wellness physically, financially, and spiritually. This is what MonaVie is all about to us.

"The MonaVie business for us has been up and down over the past couple of years. Customers come and go, or as we say, 'Some will; some won't. Oh well, some will!' This past summer, my husband was put in a position to look for another a job after 17 years with a company. Shortly thereafter, I lost my father quite quickly to melanoma. This meant that we had to divert our focus from MonaVie and place it on my mom, my brothers, and the family farm.

"With all of these changes in short order, it seemed like life was out to get us. Once we had the opportunity to look back and assess the situation, we realized that God was with us all the while. Matt lost his job, but that just freed his time for the more important family obligations that we were confronted with. I had a MonaVie business that kept working without me. That is the beauty of this business. As summer faded, Matt started a new full-time job. Family obligations began to settle. Kids went back to school. And, we turned back to our MonaVie business. Some things happen according to God's plan, not ours. Our advice for anyone taking this journey is don't quit!

"When we heard of the Cruise for Gold, we began to focus on the business to again achieve the rank of Gold. I knew we had to do it. In the middle of all the summer chaos was our 10th anniversary, and we were not able to take a trip. This was the perfect answer: a MonaVie cruise paid for by our work together on a tight budget.

"In Iowa, we are all about team. Our upline and downline have our back, and they are the reason we achieved this rank. We have a very special team. We all work well together. We love the business opportunity of MonaVie. We love helping people find their dreams and achieving their goals. We are looking forward to meeting more people on the cruise and learning from the best in the industry. We are so excited about MonaVie 2.0. We are ready to take our business to the next level and achieve our dreams. We are Matt and Shari McCants, and we are MonaVie!"

Jan 3, 2012

Cruise for Gold Qualifiers—John and Erika Atkinson

Congratulations to John and Erika Atkinson from White Horse, Yukon, Canada, on qualifying for the Cruise for Gold trip! Here's what they had to say about qualifying for the cruise…

"My husband's electrical course instructor introduced him to MonaVie. One day, he came home sharing his excitement about a fantastic opportunity. I wasn't excited at the time, didn't even want to look at it. He had to ask me eight times before I gave in. We were short on money and time, and my health wasn't the greatest due to stress. I had been running a dog obedience school and an event decor business for many years; and, although I was passionate about my profession, self-employment wasn't getting us where we wanted to be.

"MonaVie had the answers for all of our challenges. When I realized what gift we had our hands on, I was onboard 100 percent and super exited! We never had any experience in this field, but it didn't matter. MonaVie did all the thinking, innovating, and systematizing for us. All we had to do was get on the MonaVie bus.

"People thought we were crazy for building this business in the Yukon, which is so isolated from the mainstream of things. But, Mark Crawford, our Black Diamond upline, showed up in Whitehorse several times to get us started and has supported us ever since. We knew in our hearts MonaVie was special in every way and that every person on the planet needs this product.

"In a few months of being on the product, my health improved. I found a new source of energy, vitality, and hope that we had to share with others. MonaVie is a very rewarding lifestyle for us. We love this company, the product, and the cause. Participating in this cruise is exciting because it's yet another gift from MonaVie and we get to associate with likeminded, inspiring people.

"Because we have an international opportunity, we can help family and friends in Hungary where MonaVie opened recently. Building the business allows us to travel back to my homeland and realize a longtime dream of helping people in less wealthy countries by bringing them hope, better health, and an exceptional opportunity."

Jan 3, 2012

Cruise for Gold Qualifiers—Darryl and Sheryl Burkhardt

Congratulations to Darryl and Sheryl Burkhardt from Boring, Oregon, on qualifying for the Cruise for Gold trip! Here's what they had to say about qualifying for the cruise…

"We were introduced to MonaVie by a friend, Keith Winsell. When he suggested I try a bottle, I didn't give it a second thought. I took it home and consumed it. It's kind of funny: I drank the bottle and remember telling my wife, 'well, that was tasty,' threw the empty bottle out, and went on as usual. Well, the next week it dawned on me that I had been recognizing positive effects. It was then that I called Keith and told him to get me some more.

"In six months, my wife and kids and I had fallen in love with the product. We were consuming three or more cases a month. Keith came back around and said we could get our juice for free. We thought that sounded great and asked how to do that. He said we simply had to tell our family and friends and they too would want the product. The rest, as they say, is history.

"We love the business and view it as an exit strategy from our traditional business. We have a great team and the best leadership in the business. We are so grateful to our sponsors, Keith and Jennifer Winsell. We know this cruise is going to be a game-changer for us and help elevate us to the next level. We give thanks to God for bringing MonaVie into our lives. We give thanks to MonaVie for providing us with such a great product and now the cruise. We thank our team. We love them all and look forward to helping as many of them as possible achieve their hopes and dreams."

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