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Jan 23, 2012

Cruise for Gold Qualifiers—Frank and Helen Lee

Congratulations to Frank and Helen Lee from Alameda, California, on qualifying for the Cruise for Gold trip! Here’s what they had to say about qualifying for the cruise…

"My friend, Annie Chau, offered me a glass of MonaVie two years ago. I began to drink on a daily basis. I loved the taste and noticed a significant change in my health in less than three months. Annie became my sponsor.

"I introduced this super juice to my friends while vacationing in Hong Kong. They all like this wonderful product. Thanks to my sponsor and upline, Hawaii Blue Diamond Executive Mr. Mak, who gave me lots of positive support. My success truly comes from their help. Also, my wife Helen gives me lots of positive support.

"This year, we will carry on and work harder to get to the next level."

Jan 17, 2012

A More Meaningful Life: After 30 Years, Debbie Neeson Overcomes Agoraphobia, Obesity

Debbie Neeson doesn't remember exactly when or why it happened, but sometime during her late twenties and early thirties she began what would become a 30-year struggle with agoraphobia. For Debbie, the anxiety disorder that causes its sufferers to avoid situations where they fear they may be overcome by panic or helplessness affected every aspect of her life.

Grocery shopping had to be done seemingly by the timing of a stopwatch. If Debbie couldn't have the parking space closest to the supermarket's doors (in order to leave the store as quickly as possible), then she'd have to send her kids in to do the shopping. Just driving to the store required a herculean effort in itself, as Debbie feared something may happen on the drive; and, traveling by plane was out of the question. A night out at the movies was impossible to enjoy with Debbie sitting in the back row of the theater with car keys in hand ready to run. When her husband Mark, a Navy Reservist, would come home from sea, Debbie would purposely arrive late to pick him up just to avoid having to go inside the airport.

It wasn't just the mundane, everyday events either. Agoraphobia left its imprint on some of the most important occasions in the Neeson family's life. At a high school graduation, Debbie sat on the lawn on a hill next to the stadium's bleachers until her daughter's name was called. Then, she ran in to get a closer look before heading back to the lawn where she was closer to the exit and the car. At another daughter's graduation, she parked in a disabled parking spot and waited there until it was time to watch her child receive her diploma.

Throughout this agonizing, decades-long battle, Debbie navigated her way through a life that hurled commonplace challenges her way as well, including divorce and single motherhood before marrying Mark. Mark's job demanded that he spend two months at a time away from home working on oil tankers at sea; and, it kept him away on Navy Reserve assignments when not at sea, leaving Debbie to take sole care of their three girls.

It wasn't until two years ago through counseling that Debbie conquered her fear of taking medication to control her agoraphobia and restore some amount of normalcy to her life. But by then, the damage to her physical health had been done: high anxiety led to high blood pressure and high cholesterol levels, which in turn led to depression and a harmful relationship with food. All this inevitably resulted in demoralizing and destructive weight gain. At the age of 60, Debbie was more than 100 pounds overweight.

"Food was always a comfort, and I loved food," Debbie says. "I always told myself I didn't care about my weight and would just tune out when conversations turned to weight loss and diets. But, in reality, I was embarrassed and ashamed of myself."

The Courage to Begin
When Debbie's daughter, Ashley, introduced MonaVie to her parents, Debbie says something just "clicked." She and Mark enrolled as distributors on the spot, which is completely out of character for Debbie who is the kind of person who thoroughly investigates a situation before making any commitment. When the benefits of consuming MonaVie Pulse and MonaVie Active started to become apparent, she knew that her initial instincts were right.

Her moment of truth, both in MonaVie and in her life at that point, came when the company launched the MonaVie RVL Premier Weight Solution. Although Debbie hadn't been happy with her body for years, she wasn't so sure she had the courage or dedication to begin the process of revealing her best self just yet.

"My daughters, who were both overweight, were very excited," she recalls. "I wasn't. I didn't think I was ready to start a diet or weight-loss program. But, I knew that if I was going to be serious about doing the MonaVie business, I had to do it."

Tentatively, Debbie tested the RVL waters along with her husband and their daughters, who provided the support she needed to persist. She came to find out that the program had none of the features that she dreaded. There was no counting calories or keeping track of points. No pre-planning or preparing meals in advance. As Debbie puts it, "it was just so easy!"

A New Life. A New Routine. A New Debbie.
"I walk on the treadmill every day," Debbie says. "The treadmill is in our garage with a big-screen TV, so I can walk and watch. If I don't walk in the morning, I do it at lunch or in the evening—whenever I can work it in; but, I do it every day."

The words seem like they're coming out of another person's mouth. After years of relative immobility, Debbie can't believe how much she now loves to exercise. But, taking that first step on the treadmill took just as much courage as it did to make the decision to begin the RVL program in the first place.

"I started out walking at a snail's pace and only for 10 to 15 minutes," Debbie explains. "I was scared when starting out because of the phobia and panic attacks I had before. Gradually, I have built up to being able to walk for an hour every day at 4.4 miles per hour on a 6.0 incline."

And, of course, her diet has done a 180-degree turn for the better on the RVL program as outlined below. In addition, Debbie replaced her old stock of snacks. The candy bars and baked goods have given way to a perpetual supply of sliced bell peppers and raw broccoli in the fridge. Debbie noticed that she likes to snack when she's bored, and these tasty vegetables provide for much healthier mid-afternoon bites. Debbie also drinks half her body weight in ounces of water each day, as she finds that this really helps melt away the pounds. And, just exactly how many pounds has Debbie shed?

"I have lost 90 pounds on RVL and want to lose about 10 to 15 more," she says. "I never thought I could look like this or feel as good as I do now. I'm healthy!"

Debbie's Daily RVL Routine
7:30 a.m.
Get granddaughters ready for preschool

8:30 a.m.
RVL Shake

9 a.m.
Go to work, run errands, do housework

11 a.m.
RVL Snack Bar
2 RVL Dietary Supplements

1:30 p.m.
RVL Shake

4 p.m.
RVL Snack Bar
2 RVL Dietary Supplements

6:30–7 p.m.
Healthy meal

Set Me Free
For the first time in a long time, Debbie feels good. Transforming her body has changed her life in ways she never foresaw. She now enjoys playing with and chasing her two- and four-year-old granddaughters for longer stretches of time. On walks with her husband, Mark sometimes has to ask Debbie to slow down. Even the seemingly small things like no longer shopping for clothes in plus-size stores have boosted her self-esteem and self-confidence to previously unknown heights. With her new body, Debbie has ended the chapter of obesity in her past and begun to rewrite her future. She looks forward to traveling to places she's never been and helping others overcome their fears, reach their goals, and get healthy. It is her dream to help everyone feel as great as she does. That's one of the reasons why she decided to share her story now.

"I have always felt that by sharing our stories, struggles, and experiences, we can help each other with our challenges," Debbie says. "My weight loss has made me feel so good about myself; it has set me free."

Jan 17, 2012

New Diamond Executives—Ryan and Jolene Doktorczyk

Congratulations to Ryan and Jolene Doktorczyk from Murrieta, California, on achieving the rank of Diamond Executive. Here's what they had to say on reaching this impressive milestone…

"The most important component to our success in MonaVie and reaching the rank of Diamond Executive is, without a doubt, the help and support of our team—both upline and downline. Having a direct line of sponsorship that starts with new Diamond Executives Josh and Jorene Miller and continues to new Blue Diamonds Kenny and Stephanie Kuhnhofer and then to Blue Diamonds Byron and Karen Moles is what might be referred to in the sporting world as a 'Dream Team!' The fact that Byron's and Karen's sponsor is Blue Diamond Melissa Turner, and then above Melissa is all seven-figure earners and mentors in MonaVie makes our line of sponsorship second to no other, in our humble opinion, in the entire community commerce industry.

"What we love most about the MonaVie opportunity is that it is built completely around service to others. One of our favorite scripture verses is Mark 9:35, which says, 'Sitting down, Jesus called the Twelve and said, 'Anyone who wants to be first must be the very last, and the servant of all.' To become successful in MonaVie, the process almost forces you to grow and develop into a leader. And to us, leadership is simply the willingness to accept the responsibility of assisting others.

"Add to that the value proposition—which in our eyes is higher quality, more cost-effective, and convenient products that every human body on earth needs every day—and MonaVie was just too powerful for us to ignore! From a business standpoint, MonaVie's Five-Star Opportunity and the chance for us to partner with a company that reached $1 billion in less than four years made the decision to join MonaVie a no-brainer for us.

"We got involved in MonaVie in June 2008 when our great friends and sponsors, Josh and Jorene Miller, reached out to us excited to share an opportunity. At that time, the sole source of income for our family was our real estate business, and as everyone now knows, the real estate industry was one of the first and hardest hit by the current recession. So needless to say, we were definitely looking.

"We had (and still have) big dreams, so we hit the ground running. We knew we had our hands on something that was going to be life changing for our family, and we reached out to everyone we knew to share it with them. We contacted nearly 60 people in our first week as distributors. That got the momentum started. And, from those initial contacts and the people they knew, and the people those people knew, and so on, we have been blessed with some of the most phenomenal business partners that we now have the privilege of calling friends.

"The greatest thing about MonaVie is that literally anyone can succeed to whatever extent they choose—the operative word being 'choose.' As with any other endeavor, you have to know what you want out of MonaVie. As we often say, you must have a 'why' that will make you cry. If your reason for building MonaVie is truly big enough (which usually means it is centered on blessing the lives of the people you care the most about), then there's a good chance you will be willing to develop some new skills, the most important of which is the ability to believe you can do this. Your beliefs will dictate your actions; and, in MonaVie success is 100 percent tied to your activity level.

"Our family was in serious financial straits when we joined MonaVie, but we were determined not to allow our current circumstances to dictate our future! If you can commit to yourself that your 'why' is bigger than any obstacle that you will encounter along the way, then you will find yourself well down the path to achieving all that you set out for when you embarked on your MonaVie journey."

Jan 16, 2012

MonaVie 2.0 (Dallas) Recap

Wow! How do you recap such a singular event in MonaVie’s short history? How do you chronicle the transition of MonaVie—one of the direct selling industry’s great success stories—from inception to “2.0”? We think this comment left by one of our distributors on the MonaVie Facebook page sums it up best:

“I never voiced it, but deep down I feared that MonaVie 2.0 might not live up to the hype or my lofty expectations. Wrong! It did, and then some! Thank you, MonaVie!” —Jim W.

And we would like to thank Jim and all of you who were able to make it to the event. To those who followed our live Facebook and Twitter feeds, thank you! And to those of you who are ready to get going with MonaVie 2.0, thank you!

TOP 5 FAVORITE MONAVIE 2.0 (DALLAS) MOMENTS

According to your (distributor) feedback on the MonaVie Facebook page, these are some of your most memorable moments from the MonaVie 2.0 Dallas event:

1.      Early morning RVLution workout with Mark Macdonald (RVL spokesperson), Renita Brannan (RVL Coach), and Jay Johnson (Dallas Cowboys trainer)

2.      The unification of MonaVie and distributor leaders with the introduction of MVP

3.      MORE Project Give (which raised $173,000) and new initiatives announced for Mexico, Thailand, and India

4.      Recognition, and seeing the Cruise for Gold winners on stage

5.      The exceptional speeches given by special guests Keith Ferrazzi and Mark Macdonald, as well as corporate speakers and distributor testimonials

MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENTS

MonaVie Nutritional Chemistry™ – Providing Personalized Nutritional Support through MonaVie Elements™

Headlining the innovations announced in Dallas was a new product platform called MonaVie Nutritional Chemistry™ that provides personalized, targeted product options to address an individual’s unique nutritional needs.

In tandem with the introduction of MonaVie Nutritional Chemistry comes the launch of MonaVie Elements™, a product line that facilitates customized nutrition. The five new Elements are:

·         Men’s Vitamins & Minerals

·         Women’s Vitamins & Minerals

·         Children’s Vitamins & Minerals

·         Brain Health

·         Glucose Support

Another important part of the MonaVie 2.0 product launch was the introduction of MonaVie MX juice. A new blend of MonaVie’s flagship health juice products, this 3-in-1 juice cocktail combines the health benefits of MonaVie Essential®, MonaVie Active® and MonaVie (M)mūn® into one powerful, mouthwatering  formula. Bursting with fruit flavonoids, this health and wellness drink offers a broader array of antioxidants than ever before with 19 fruits and 11 vegetables. Read more.

MVP: Universal Training System Unifies, Supports Global Distributor Network

Another integral part of MonaVie’s transformation into MonaVie 2.0 is the launch of a new universal training and education system to guide distributor success, known as MVP (MonaVie Values People).

The MVP Start Kit is a must-have for serious business builders. The Starter Kit is a valuable set of brochures, booklets, CDs, and DVDs that provide step-by-step directions on how to start a successful MonaVie business. In the Starter Kit, you will find… Read more.

MonaVie 90-day Weight Loss RVLution!

RVL Spokesperson Mark Macdonald and RVL Coach Renita Brannan proved to be a dynamic duo at MonaVie 2.0 in Dallas. Their energy and excitement was truly contagious. It’s safe to say that everyone in attendance left with a goal to achieve better health in 2012 through the MonaVie RVLution.

Mark showed us that the RVLution isn’t just about weight loss. First, not everyone needs to lose weight. Some people simply want to maintain their current weight, increase their lean muscle mass, get fit, or eat healthier. He showed us how anyone can accomplish these goals through the three phases of the RVLution: weight loss, breakthrough, and lifestyle. Read more.

New .com Megasite: MonaVie 2.0 for Web 2.0 and Beyond

MonaVie’s new corporate megasite has been redesigned to provide simple navigation and easy access to important information on the products and business opportunity. Read more.

The MORE Project

One of the longest lines of the event occurred Saturday morning during the MORE Project Give. MonaVie’s big-hearted distributors patiently waited for their opportunity to give back. $173,000 was raised during MonaVie 2.0 for the purpose of providing a More Meaningful Life for children and families in Brazil. What a testament to your generosity! This came after the good news that the MORE Project will begin new MORE Project initiatives in Mexico, Thailand, and India.

MonaVie Three Sixty-Five (new quarterly magazine)

MonaVie Three Sixty-Five—a new, quarterly publication—is now available to view and download from the MonaVie Media Center portion of the new www.monavie.com website. Inside this edition: New product information; MVP training system; Q&A with MonaVie Founder Dallin A. Larsen and his wife, Karree; Mark Macdonald and the RVLution; The MORE Project; Distributor Recognition; and more. Read more.

Special Guest Speaker Keith Ferrazzi

In addition to detailing the importance of having a “people plan,” master networker and best-selling author Keith Ferrazzi captivated the Dallas audience with his insight into people and networking. He emphasized that what distinguishes highly successful people from everyone else is the way they use the power of relationships—so that everyone wins! He also cited that the most powerful people in the world have strong relationships with other people. The proper use of social media also received considerable mention during his presentation, saying that, “Those who leverage social media are experiencing greater success.” The good news for those of you who missed his speech is that Keith’s teachings and principles will soon be integrated in with the MVP materials.
 

DATES OF AVAILABILITY

What                                                  When Available                     Where

RVLution Sign-up                              Mon., 1/16                               www.monavie.com/rvlution

RVLution Kit                                     Mon., 1/16                               Virtual Office

MonaVie 365 (quarterly mag.)            Mon., 1/16                               MonaVie Media Center

MVP Starter Kit and Tools                 Mon., 1/23                               Virtual Office

New Products (US)                            Mon., 1/23                               Virtual Office

New Products (Canada)                     February                                  Virtual Office

New Virtual Office Design                Mon., 1/23                               Virtual Office

New Mobile Virtual Office App        Mon., 1/23                               Virtual Office (US/Canada)

MONAVIE POSITIONED TO MAKE HISTORY AGAIN DURING 2012

As it did at its founding in 2005, MonaVie is revolutionizing the health and wellness industry with the launch of MonaVie 2.0. At a time when the global economy continues to be volatile, and other companies are struggling to find their way, MonaVie is once again striking out from the crowd and redefining ways to consume nutritionals, ways to create a successful business, and ways to create abundance for people around the world.

MonaVie Founder and CEO Dallin Larsen said the newly announced features of MonaVie 2.0 will provide a groundbreaking opportunity for millions of people around the world to improve their lives. “We invite everyone to join with us, as we position ourselves to make history once again during 2012.”

Jan 12, 2012

Cruise for Gold—150+ Qualifiers!

Congratulations to everyone who qualified for this exceptional trip!

If you haven't already, I strongly encourage you to read all of their stories by visiting the Cruise for Gold Qualifiers page at MonaVie Media Center. Find out what these new leaders in MonaVie did on a daily basis to grow their businesses and qualify themselves for Cruise for Gold. I think what you'll find is that you too have the ability and resources to achieve the same success in your own community and circle of influence. And, if you missed your opportunity this time, don't worry! I will be making a very important announcement in Dallas, Texas, at the MonaVie 2.0 Launch. You won't want to miss it!

Cheers!
Jeff Graham, President of North America Sales

Jan 12, 2012

Cruise for Gold Qualifiers—Mike and Shelley Robins

Congratulations to Mike and Shelley Robins from Reno, Nevada, on qualifying for the Cruise for Gold trip! Here’s what they had to say about qualifying for the cruise…

“We are so excited to experience new places and new things on this cruise. But, what we are most excited about is getting to enjoy it with those on our team who have worked so hard to be there. We are all excited to spend time with the leaders who will be educating us on how to be more successful in this business and in life.

“If you want to find success, you need to have all-out-massive action. Call, call, call! We do one-on-ones, three-way calls, and Skype. We also promoted the RVL specials big time and raised the excitement level in our conversations. Most of all, we acted with urgency, thought abundantly, and prayed constantly!

“We got together with the leaders of our team and looked at each person’s AutoShip. We took the best two weeks possible for each couple that would allow them to qualify for Gold. Then, on those particular weeks, we all got together and made calls, held meetings, and placed orders—whatever we could do to help that couple qualify for that week and the consecutive week. By doing that, we created six new Golds in five weeks.

“There were a lot of tears shed—first from pressure, then excitement—when we achieved the goal at the last moment. Don’t give up! We had four Golds qualify in the last 10 minutes before the deadline. This experience has been amazing! We have such a beautiful family of friends created by this MonaVie journey. I would pick each one of them to be in my life boat because I know how much they care. We are looking forward to being with our team that sacrificed so much for each other to be able to share this experience together.”

Jan 12, 2012

Cruise for Gold Qualifiers—Tanya and Dewey McCrary-Singh

Congratulations to Tanya and Dewey McCrary-Singh from Canmore, Alberta, Canada, on qualifying for the Cruise for Gold trip! Here’s what they had to say about qualifying for the cruise…

“Although Dewey was a total skeptic when I joined MonaVie, he always supported me in my business. Now, we are so excited to qualify for Cruise for Gold. Initially, we knew a few members of our team were very well positioned to go on the cruise, and we thought we’d focus on helping them. As the deadline got closer we said, ‘let’s go for it,’ and we knew what we had to do to make it happen; and, our team came through. With a 2- and 3-year-old only 14 months apart, life is busy. The cruise is going to be a great break for us, and the kids will have fun with their grandma while we’re away.

“It was pretty intense when we first embarked on attempting for the Cruise for Gold. Our fearless leader, Blue Diamond Joe Wack, formulated a week-by-week format to follow for the 12 weeks leading up to December 23. We worked as closely as we could with our team members who wanted to seriously try for the cruise to give them every opportunity to qualify.

“Thank goodness for our fabulous upline Sherry and Al Huva and Gina and Steve Merritt. They always seem to come and help just when we need it most. ‘Timing is everything.’ Sending Rex Crain and Matt and Kim Curtis in November, along with a little promo we ran, helped us get our team working, planning, and taking actions together. Everyone was working so well together, we kind of felt obligated to not only have our team members qualify for the cruise; we felt we had to be on the cruise, and a sudden urgency that we hadn’t experienced before took hold of us. Our good friends, Ven Cote, Dale St. Amand, and Hubert Lau (our sponsor), helped in a big way too. You’ve got to be willing to accept the help from the good people around you.

“You need to believe you can do it. Imagine you’re already there. Then, take all the actions you possibly can, supporting your team’s efforts and at the same time remaining focused on your own stepping stones, milestones, and targets.

“In 2012, we’ve instituted ‘The Power of 2’ as our team’s theme. By helping everyone on our team go Star and everyone on their teams go Star, and by becoming consistent Star makers, we expect to have several of our team on the next cruise!

“It’s always been a dream to go to the Bahamas, but we’ve always traveled for more practical reasons (e.g., for business or to visit family). On this trip we get to do some business, learn from the best in this industry, and enjoy and get to know our MonaVie family a little better. We can’t wait!”

Jan 12, 2012

Cruise for Gold Qualifiers—Ryan and Jolene Doktorczyk

Congratulations to Ryan and Jolene Doktorczyk from Murrieta, California, 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 trip is both exciting and an incredible honor. Of course, we are excited to be treated to such an extravagant reward simply for building our MonaVie business, which we would be doing anyway. We are looking forward to the cruise both from the free vacation standpoint and even more so because we will be there with so many other phenomenal people from our MonaVie family!

“We took a look at our business and asked ourselves who we could focus on getting on the cruise with us. We took the time to help them map their own course to success, and we ran together toward the boat! We did as much sponsoring as we could, positioning the new people in depth where they would get the benefit of being in the midst of all the action, and where our leaders would be blessed from the added volume flowing up through their businesses.

“We called folks in our PEAR who had gone inactive and shared the MonaVie Perks program, which led some of them to reactivating. Also, we contacted folks who had some success in the past but let life get in the way and shared the Cruise for Gold. A free cruise is very motivating!

“Make the decision that you will be on the next trip. From there, identify a teammate or two, put the blinders on, and share MonaVie with the world. This business is all about focusing on others. Teach people to become Stars and Star makers. People are actively looking; it’s our job to spread the good news of hope and prosperity!

“In addition to spending time with MonaVie’s incredible leadership and getting certified on the MVP system, the thing we most look forward to is hanging out with so many of our team members! They have worked hard, and many of them have never had a ‘real’ vacation. The fact that it’s free makes it so much sweeter!”

Jan 12, 2012

Cruise for Gold Qualifiers—Eric and Teri Basa

Congratulations to Eric and Teri Basa from Carson City, Nevada, on qualifying for the Cruise for Gold trip! Here’s what they had to say about qualifying for the cruise…

“We got involved with MonaVie because our dear friend, Tom, asked us. We had been involved with this industry for many, many years and had absolutely no interest in the business side of it; but, because Tom is the most loyal friend anyone could ever have, we signed up on one case of MonaVie Active and no AutoShip. We believed we would finish the case of juice and that would be the end of it. Wow! We had no idea that this one case was the beginning of the most incredible journey and amazing friendships.

“For almost a year, we kept waiting for the computers to go down, for the site to quit working, for us not to get paid on time, and for the company to go under. That had been our experience in the past. We can’t begin to tell you the excitement we felt when we finally realized that the MonaVie leadership was strong and that they were forward thinking for our benefit and they cared what their distributors thought. Dallin and his team never cease to amaze us. We feel so blessed to have the honor of being part of this company.

“The team we have built with MonaVie has learned to work together as a team and utilize each other’s strengths. The friendships that have come out of this journey will last forever, and our children, Brandon and Erica, have also learned about hard work, teamwork, and sacrifice. The reason for our family’s success is an upline and leadership that continues to gain knowledge and progress towards the future. It’s also because of a downline that has been willing to unselfishly do whatever it takes to help each other accomplish their goals and dreams. We have learned that you not only lean on your upline, you can also learn from your team that is in the trenches with you. That daily activity has been our biggest blessing.

“When our family hit Gold, we learned a very valuable lesson. We had decided to share the products with everyone we knew just so we could get on this cruise. We believed that this wasn’t really the way we build the business, but it would get us on the cruise (silly us). What we really found out was that by sharing the product with people that were on our ‘chicken list,’ many didn’t know what we did and many didn’t know anything about MonaVie.

“After they purchased to help us, they loved the product and we now have friends and new friends who want to be sponsored and build their own businesses, or who want to become customers and receive MonaVie on a monthly basis. What started as a goal ended with learning that this is the correct way to build our business. All the things we have been learning since we started with MonaVie (make a list, contact, set a date, etc.) were exactly what we did to make it to Gold and get on this cruise. Now, it is so much easier to share because we aren’t scared to talk to people anymore.

“Going on this cruise is going to be such a blessing because we are going to get to spend time with our dear, dear friends (all seven couples) who made it with us. It has also been a great lesson for our children because they see that the reward equals the sacrifice. What a blessing!”

Jan 12, 2012

Cruise for Gold Qualifiers—Kathleen and Ron Howard

Congratulations to Kathleen and Ron Howard from Reno, Nevada, on qualifying for the Cruise for Gold trip! Here’s what they had to say about qualifying for the cruise…

“I turned down the opportunity from family and friends in 2008, 2009, and 2010 before my path crossed with a MonaVie distributor who was wearing a MonaVie-branded shirt—a complete stranger! I told him that my mom drinks MonaVie and has tried to get me to drink it. He told me his story, and I really connected with him. He gave me his business card and told me to check out his website. He told me to get MonaVie Active from my mom and start on it right away. He explained in detail what I needed to do: two ounces in the morning, two ounces in the evening, and don’t miss one day. I did exactly what he said, and within 3–4 weeks I was feeling better overall. I knew I was on the right path!

“I started looking at more of the products that MonaVie offered. MonaVie gave me my life back! I began walking with my husband 1–2 miles a day. In December 2010, I began drinking one MonaVie RVL shake for breakfast, one shake for dinner, and eating a well-balanced lunch. I ate the RVL snack bars and took the RVL dietary supplements between meals. I went from 245 pounds to 190 pounds. I have so much more energy. My life has truly been changed!

“In June 2011, my husband and I went to Convention in Salt Lake City, Utah. At the time, Ron was not 100 percent on board with the MonaVie business. While driving back to Reno from Salt Lake City, he said that he would be more active in the business and would try the MonaVie RVL program. This is his story:

“My name is Ron Howard. I have always felt that I was overweight. I was always the fat kid at school. Feeling like you are the fat kid does not give you a very good feeling. You are always self-conscious. Now at 50 years old, I no longer feel that I am the fat kid. I feel that I will be able to enjoy my life with my wife and son for a very long time.

“MonaVie RVL has helped me realize that I do not need to keep on the path that I was on. I am sure that if I kept on the path that I was on, I would have been shortening my life. For those who know me, my wife and son are most important in my life. I want to be around (not fat round) for them. I have so much more energy now than I have had in a long time. I have even started playing wallyball twice a week with a group of new friends. Yes, new friends. The weight loss has allowed me to meet new friends that I would not have met without the weight loss because I would not have been playing the new sport. So, not only have I been gaining better health, I am gaining a new world of friends, activities, and personal growth.

“I started the program at 241 pounds, and I am now down to 210 pounds. For those who have not carried an extra 31 pounds with them for a long time, it wears and tears you down. Try picking up a 25-pound bag of flour at the store and carrying it around with you while you shop. That was what I was carrying with me all the time. Your body begins to get very tired of carrying that extra weight and lets you know it. Sometimes your body tells you in ways that you don’t recognize, and other times it’s like a cold, hard slap in the face. I am tired of both delivery methods and prefer to be healthy. I will not stop telling people about MonaVie and RVL. Thank you, MonaVie.

“If anyone you know is overweight, please share this story and MonaVie RVL with them immediately. You may save their life! It may be your daughter or a complete stranger. Think about it as a random act of kindness—something we should all be doing more of!

“We would like to thank MonaVie, Kathleen’s mother Linda, her friends Karen and Paul, upline Shelly and Mike, Ed and Stephanie, stranger Kevin (not a stranger anymore!), friend Dave and his wife Cindy, and all the wonderful MonaVie family. You are all a part of changing our life forever! We are Kathleen and Ron Howard, and we are MonaVie!”

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