Congratulations to Andrew and Marina Pedroza from Corona, California, on qualifying for the Cruise for Gold trip. Here’s what they had to say about qualifying for the cruise…
“I was out doing some Christmas shopping with my mom when we ran into some old friends of hers, Conrad and Jill Padilla. We started casual conversation on how we were doing and what was new in our lives since we hadn’t seen them in a few years. They shared with us the wonderful opportunity that MonaVie has provided them and how blessed they have been through it all. I was of course curious, so I started asking some more questions.
“Just a few months prior to this divine appointment (I truly believe it was), my husband and I were blessed with our first baby, a beautiful girl named Audrina. I had the opportunity to be home with her for the first few months, but the reality hit that I was soon going to have to return to work. This hit me very hard! It felt like the umbilical cord was cut once again separating mommy from her baby. I became determined to do something different to have the chance to be home again with her soon.
“I was praying for God to bring something my way or show me something that could allow me to do so. When Conrad and Jill shared that MonaVie was able to provide them with more time freedom with family and their children, that was all I needed to hear!
“I came home excited about what I heard, and I told my husband that we were going to do this and that we had to this! It wasn’t about us anymore; we had to do it for our daughter. In the beginning, he was reluctant and said he would support me but that I was going to be the one doing it all. That quickly changed! We had the opportunity to meet and hear Brig Hart at a local event. It was at that point that we knew what God had brought us was exactly what we were looking for! We jumped in with both feet, committed ourselves to MonaVie, our upline, and our teams, and have not looked back since!
“There are many great things about MonaVie that we absolutely love. If we had to pick just one, it is definitely the people! What an amazing group of people to be surrounded by. We are all motivating, uplifting people who work together to achieve common goals for ourselves and our families. The products and the compensation plan are definitely a huge bonus!
“We just recently achieved the rank of Gold Executive, and we are beyond excited—not only about achieving this rank, but that we qualified for the Cruise for Gold! What an absolute honor it is to earn this trip just because we decided to go out there and share what MonaVie has done for us and our family! The excitement that this has brought to our team has been incredible. It definitely confirms that the decision we made on December 17, 2010, was the right decision!
“We could not be where we are today without God’s favor over our lives and business. We have tremendous appreciation for our upline and the mentors that they have been to us. Conrad and Jill Padilla and Chris and Laura Sonksen, thank you very much for the knowledge you have given us, the guidance you have shown us, and most of all the belief you have in us! We also could not have achieved what we have without the drive, determination, and dedication of our team. We would love nothing more than for you all to be on that trip with us, and we are committed to do whatever it takes to make that happen. We love you guys!
“This business truly is a simple business. I still work a full-time corporate job as does my husband, and we have a one-year-old to care for. The benefit in working this is the fact that it’s part time. We plan our tastings and activities around any free time we have—after work or on the weekends and typically after our baby goes to bed for the night so that we still make time for her.
“We run with the sense of urgency that is needed to get to our goals. We do more one-on-ones, make a lot more phone calls, and get those who have clicked off AutoShip back on. We also run a few incentives/promotions within our team. The only thing we did different to earn a spot on the Cruise for Gold trip was to run with more sense of urgency than we ever had before. We knew we only had a certain amount of time to hit our goal, and we made it!
“Remember to keep your goals achievable yet challenging. If everything were easy, we would all have it. You’ve got to challenge yourself, commit to activities daily, and run with that urgency. One quote I love that Brig Hart said was, ‘You can make all the resolutions you want, but if you don’t change your activities you’re not going to change the outcome.’ We proved to ourselves that it could be done if we wanted it bad enough.
“We most look forward to all the relationships that will be built on the cruise. To be surrounded by such positive, motivating, and determined people who all have similar goals in mind will be such a priceless experience for us. We are truly honored to have achieved this goal and can not wait to go out and continue sharing what MonaVie has done for our lives and others. Thank you, Dallin, Brig and Lita, Conrad and Jill, and all the other leaders who have touched our lives and blessed us with this opportunity to go out and change people’s lives.”