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Jan 3, 2012

Cruise for Gold Qualifier—Michele Yakashiro

Congratulations to Michele Yakashiro from New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada, on qualifying for the Cruise for Gold trip! Here's what she had to say about qualifying for the cruise…

"I joined MonaVie almost four years ago thanks to my mom, Mandy. My journey started when I had significant health issues in November of 2007. My wise mom offered me the juice knowing the importance of antioxidants, and I drank MonaVie like any good daughter would. MonaVie represented hope during that frightening time. I was unaware of the world-class business opportunity offered by MonaVie until I dropped in on a home presentation at my parents' home.

"During that presentation my mom's long-time friend, Jan Prpich, explained the business. Needless to say I was excited then, and I am even more excited now! Fast forward four years, and MonaVie has only added to (and never taken away from) the compensation plan. The Cruise for Gold proves this. The generosity that MonaVie shows its distributors amazes me!

"I've been blessed with a dynamic team of leaders who are continually developing themselves and others around them. I love, appreciate, and respect every one of them. I would not be where I am in the business or the person I am without you all! I also have an amazing upline mentor, Jan Prpich, who consistently pours her wisdom and love into our team. I thank God for them every day.

"Since MonaVie has been in my life for almost four years now, I've begun to compare my journey to my life as a varsity athlete. I started university excited to get onto the soccer field and make some noise. Similarly, with MonaVie I was eager to get my business going. At the age of 21 and within my first year in the business, I achieved the rank of Gold Executive. However, I soon realized that there were other players who had been in the game longer and who had developed the habits, characteristics, and skills that led to their continued success. During my first and second year of university, I spent a lot of time on the bench—a place no one wants to be. Inevitably, my ego took a hit.

"Similarly, I have been at Gold Executive for three years. During that time on the bench, I had two choices to make: throw in the towel or get to work. Some of you might be sitting on the bench in the game of MonaVie watching your teammates playing on the field, achieving goals, and advancing in rank. While you are happy for them, you need to get in the game! You need to be making the calls. You need to be supporting your team. You need to plan one-on-ones. You need to be following up. After I started doing the activities to increase my soccer skills, I became a starting player in my final years at university.

"The beauty of community commerce is that you have no choice but to develop yourself. Don't quit and sell yourself short of who you can become! My hope and prayer is that you make a decision in your business—whether it's to begin and maintain a certain activity, advance in rank, or donate to the MORE Project! I decided that the Cruise for Gold ship wasn't leaving without me, and I'm so thankful I followed through! Do not quit on yourself. You deserve the very best, and MonaVie is ready and willing to provide!"

Dec 28, 2011

In Loving Memory of Ms. Ruth, Beloved MonaVie Distributor

On Christmas Day, MonaVie lost a dear distributor, Ms. Ruth from Addison, Michigan. At 99 years of age, Ms. Ruth was perhaps one of the most elderly MonaVie distributors in the world. But, age did not keep her from living and enjoying life to its fullest potential. The MonaVie Executive Team and corporate staff expresses our gratitude to Ms. Ruth for being a vibrant example of what it means to live A More Meaningful Life. We also offer our sincere condolences to her family and friends.

Below is a warm tribute from Gold Executive Ann Morton on what Ms. Ruth meant to her and to MonaVie…

"Ms. Ruth enrolled in MonaVie in January 2010 and immediately received great results with MonaVie Pulse. She joined her daughter for a conference in Atlanta, Georgia, that March. While at that conference, she fell in love with the people and company and immediately registered for another MonaVie event scheduled for the following August. She said then that she was going to build this business.

"At that meeting, we celebrated her 98th birthday on August 20, 2010. She immediately became an inspiration to many MonaVie distributors. People would stop us constantly to get a picture with her. She out-walked many, and I remember having to force her to stop and rest for some of the long walks from the room to the convention center.

"She lived in Addison, Michigan, (population 500) but came to Greenville, South Carolina, five months out of the year to stay warm and be with her daughter. Ms. Ruth reached the rank of Star 1,000 in a very small town, while living alone, with no computer, and without driving; she loved people and believed in the product! She was passionate about MonaVie and loved Dallin and Brig.

"She will surely be missed by our team, and I will miss her tremendously for the great zest for life she always brought when she entered any room."

Dec 23, 2011

130 Distributors Qualify for Trip to the Bahamas!

When we put the Cruise for Gold Promotion together, we set out to reward blossoming leaders for the hard work they put in day in and day out. We couldn’t have anticipated the many forms the rewards that would follow would take. For example, the promotion gave a mother the opportunity to stay home with her child, and it gave a father the chance to give more to his own son and help other fathers do the same. It brought a family closer together through the most unlikely of sources—a business opportunity. It even allowed a family to adopt a beautiful daughter into their home.

"Congratulations to everyone who qualified for this exceptional trip! If you haven't already, I strongly encourage you to go 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

Dec 20, 2011

New Blue Diamond Executives—Kenny and Stephanie Kuhnhofer

Congratulations to Kenny and Stephanie Kuhnhofer from Ventura, California, on achieving the rank of Blue Diamond Executive. Here’s what they had to say on reaching this impressive milestone…

“We got involved in MonaVie in May 2008 during a time that Stephanie and I were experiencing some of the worst financial times of our marriage. Our construction company was at an all-time low, and we needed a Plan B. We never would have dreamed it would come in the form of a bottle.

“Our business partner, Blue Diamond Byron Moles, had been talking to me about this company for about six months. One evening my brother-in-law, Diamond Al Sanchez, came to my home and asked me if I knew anything about MonaVie. Our interest was piqued. The next day Byron picked me up and introduced me to a couple of guys named Rob Alwin and Todd Hartog. That was the beginning.

“When we said ‘yes,’ we didn’t mean ‘we’re going to try this,’ or ‘we’ll give it six months and see.’ There was enough evidence to understand that the product, management team, and compensation plan are solid. As business owners, Stephanie and I knew it was up to us to roll up our sleeves and go to work. Still running our construction business, we worked MonaVie when we could. The most important reason for our success has been the consistent 10 to 15 hours a week we put into our MonaVie business.

“All we understood at the beginning was the product worked, it tasted great, and people from all walks of life were making money. The rest was a learn-as-you-go deal. Ninety percent of this business is being true to your word and building tight relationships with your leaders. Stephanie and I have not set any speed records or done anything unusually great. We just went to work and stayed consistent like any business owner would. On December 9, 2011, we finished our final week of Blue Diamond thanks to our amazing team. Looking back now, we were led to MonaVie because of a bad situation. The relationships, experiences, and personal development have been priceless. God had a plan for us.”

 

Dec 20, 2011

Cruise for Gold Qualifiers—Rachel and Tom Alderson

Congratulations to Rachel and Tom Alderson from Dilworth, Minnesota, on qualifying for the Cruise for Gold trip! Here’s what they had to say about qualifying for the cruise…

“MonaVie has been a gift that I least expected, and it started a snowball effect of receiving and giving! The day I was introduced to MonaVie was one of the most stressful days of my career because I was ending a business relationship. As that business relationship was ending, Angela Bruer-Balouch came into my business offering me a new relationship—MonaVie. You know the saying, ‘when God closes a door, he opens another’? Well in this case, it was a garage door!

“MonaVie was a gift of health that my clients at my massage practice, Revive Professional Massage Therapy Clinic, were asking for. It was one that I was also looking for, for myself and my family. I was an overweight, drained, and busy mother of three beautiful little boys. I ordered my product and scheduled my personal tasting party. I invited all of my 13 staff members and nine of my best girlfriends. That night, I signed up six people; and, several more signed up in the coming days. Because of the gift of MonaVie, I was able to give amazing things to my friends and family, including weight loss, improved health, and increases in finances. To be a small part of the positive domino effect that is MonaVie has been such a blessing to me and my family.

“It was at a tasting party that I received the biggest gift of my life: I received a message offering me the opportunity to adopt a little girl. You see, my husband and I have had adoption in our hearts for years and had always thought this would be a method in which we would grow our family. But, many life circumstances made us think it would never happen; we truly felt that God had closed the door on adoption several months prior to this call. And, then another ‘garage door’ was opened. Our daughter Selah (which means to pause, reflect, and give thanks) is the epitome of a gift. We feel honored to be her parents. The gifts continue.

“We are grateful to MonaVie and the support of the people on our team. We are happy to share in giving of health and opportunity for wealth. But, we are mostly grateful that our four children now know two healthier parents. I have lost 23 pounds and Tom has lost 15 pounds using the MonaVie RVL system. We have more energy to pour into our children, and they are healthier as well. The gift of healthy children is exponential!

“Tom and I are beyond excited to be on the Cruise for Gold. We have not been on vacation since our honeymoon 13 years ago. An all-expense-paid tropical vacation for two busy parents is a big motivator! The gift of the cruise is awesome! The biggest thing I have learned since being on our MonaVie adventure is that a gift is treasure if you give it away. So, drink it and share it, and you will feel it!”

Dec 20, 2011

New Blue Diamond Executives—Kenny and Stephanie Kuhnhofer

Congratulations to Kenny and Stephanie Kuhnhofer from Ventura, California, on achieving the rank of Blue Diamond Executive. Here’s what they had to say on reaching this impressive milestone…

“We got involved in MonaVie in May 2008 during a time that Stephanie and I were experiencing some of the worst financial times of our marriage. Our construction company was at an all-time low, and we needed a Plan B. We never would have dreamed it would come in the form of a bottle.

“Our business partner, Blue Diamond Byron Moles, had been talking to me about this company for about six months. One evening my brother-in-law, Diamond Al Sanchez, came to my home and asked me if I knew anything about MonaVie. Our interest was piqued. The next day Byron picked me up and introduced me to a couple of guys named Rob Alwin and Todd Hartog. That was the beginning.

“When we said ‘yes,’ we didn’t mean ‘we’re going to try this,’ or ‘we’ll give it six months and see.’ There was enough evidence to understand that the product, management team, and compensation plan are solid. As business owners, Stephanie and I knew it was up to us to roll up our sleeves and go to work. Still running our construction business, we worked MonaVie when we could. The most important reason for our success has been the consistent 10 to 15 hours a week we put into our MonaVie business.

“All we understood at the beginning was the product worked, it tasted great, and people from all walks of life were making money. The rest was a learn-as-you-go deal. Ninety percent of this business is being true to your word and building tight relationships with your leaders. Stephanie and I have not set any speed records or done anything unusually great. We just went to work and stayed consistent like any business owner would. On December 9, 2011, we finished our final week of Blue Diamond thanks to our amazing team. Looking back now, we were led to MonaVie because of a bad situation. The relationships, experiences, and personal development have been priceless. God had a plan for us.”

Dec 19, 2011

Cruise for Gold Qualifiers—Denton and Tina Hackney

Congratulations to Denton and Tina Hackney from Strathroy, Ontario, Canada, on qualifying for the Cruise for Gold trip! Here's what they had to say about qualifying for the cruise…

"Our lives have been forever changed since being introduced to MonaVie a year and a half ago. I have always been into my health and wanted to make sure my family was getting the nutrition they needed. My husband has always been an entrepreneur, taking on jobs in addition to his full-time job for extra money. MonaVie is the answer to what we've been looking for; it's the complete package!

"We now have something we can both be passionate about. We love nothing more than helping others achieve their dreams and goals, as well as our own. Our journey to Gold has been an adventure! Not only did we achieve Gold but we also earned a cruise, one of many free trips MonaVie has to offer. We are truly blessed to be a part of an amazing company where everyone is so positive and striving for the same goal.

"We have the most supportive team anyone could ever ask for. We would like to thank Mike and Kelly-Sue McCormick for introducing us to the MonaVie opportunity. Jan Prpich, our Black Diamond upline, has been a true inspiration. Words cannot explain how thankful we are to know such an amazing woman. Also, if it weren't for MonaVie we would have never been introduced to our best friends, Dave and Jen Green. They are great leaders, and we are very thankful to have them on our team.

"Here's to keeping it simple!"

Dec 15, 2011

Cruise for Gold Qualifier—Ken Hargrove

Congratulations to Ken Hargrove from Austin, Texas, on qualifying for the Cruise for Gold trip! Here's what he had to say about qualifying for the cruise…

"When I experienced the health benefits of MonaVie Active for myself, I was not only hooked but excited to share the products with others. MonaVie creates state-of-the-art products that do what they are intended to do, which allows distributors to share with confidence.

"I am just one person in a very well organized and incredible system. My sponsors, Doug and Pattie McGuinn, are just amazing; and, my team is the fastest-growing team in Texas. They are leaders who have come to realize that leaders are readers, and it is paying huge dividends.

"I believe that I will have a worldwide organization that will bless people financially and, more importantly, spiritually and nutritionally. This organization will give me the opportunity to travel all over the world and develop deep and long-lasting friendships. Going on the cruise is just an example. It has been 24 years since my last cruise, and I doubt that I would be taking a cruise in the near future if it were not for this opportunity.

"Do something every day and zero in on your goal. Counsel daily, read daily, help your downline rank advance, attend all functions, and work. There is no secret to it. I qualified for the cruise by increasing my daily activity and focusing on bringing in quality distributors.

"The most important thing a distributor can do for his or her business is to realize you fail your way to success. This business is about working as smart as you can, which means following the proven system and continually asking yourself, 'If I had to do it all over again, what would I do differently?' Sometimes it's nothing; for me, it's, 'Ah…won't do that again!' or 'Should have done that and will do that next time.' It also means understanding the nature of planting seeds and the process that the seeds go through.

"Reach out and meet people at their needs. They have to want it more than their upline wants it for them; but, they have to know that you're willing to do whatever it takes to lock arms and win.

"On the cruise, I'm looking forward to getting some rest, sun (in January!), food, and the opportunity to learn from the best leadership in the industry!"

Dec 14, 2011

A More Meaningful Life: Jodi van den Hoogenhoff Honors Family's Memory through Healthy Living

"Life is an experience. We only have one shot at it, and anything is possible."

These are the words of MonaVie distributor Jodi van den Hoogenhoff. If anyone understands the precious value of fleeting life, it's Jodi. Nearly two decades ago, she lost her sister (and best friend) to breast cancer a mere 15 months following her diagnosis. Ten years later, breast cancer claimed her mother's life as well. In August 2011, her father passed away after a bout with throat cancer; and, three weeks later, another of Jodi's sisters succumbed to her battle with diabetes. Four weeks after laying her sister to rest, Jodi's last remaining sister was diagnosed with fourth-stage ovarian and stomach cancer.

When her first sister died at the young age of 32, Jodi decided to make a change in her life. Passionate about being active and healthy since she was a young girl, Jodi grew up playing basketball, softball, running track, and cheerleading. In high school, she would have to abandon her active lifestyle for the workforce. She held several jobs working at fast food restaurants while going to school, which gave her little or no time to continue her passion of staying physically fit. When she was 19 years old, she had her first child and became a stay-at-home mom.

"I found myself living life like most people do—having no energy, gaining weight, and just not feeling good," Jodi says.

When the time was right, Jodi went back to work. A friend suggested that she work at an all-women's health club, and it was there that Jodi regained her enthusiasm for fitness.

"I ended up managing those clubs for many years," she says. "I changed my eating habits and lifestyle and never looked back. I started working out five to six days a week, stopped eating red meat, and ate a lot of greens."

As her love for the gym grew, so did her knowledge of living healthily. She became moved to start making a difference in the lives of women as well.

"My determination to not get sick has allowed me to find solutions to fight those issues for me and others," Jodi says. "I want to help others reach their goals and educate them on how to make healthy changes. My goal is to inspire people to improve through nutrition and exercise."

Her motivation, commitment, and belief have driven her to where she is today, which is a physical specimen to behold by any standard. Even at her current physique, Jodi remains on the lookout for ways to bring even greater nutrition into her life. Enter MonaVie RVL.

MonaVie RVL had been in Jodi's pantry for months before she decided to give it a try. Her husband had been enjoying the products, but Jodi was reluctant since she had never incorporated a meal replacement or dietary supplements into her regimen. She figured that her protein shakes, daily exercise, and healthy eating habits were getting the job done well enough. That view would soon change.

"When I saw the incredible weight loss my friend experienced with RVL, my eyes were wide open," Jodi says. "I wanted to lose an extra five pounds in my waist and hips. Being a woman in my 40s, it seemed a bit more difficult to lose that last bit of weight. I decided to try RVL, and every bit of excess lumps, bumps, and fat in my waist area was completely gone. I never changed my exercise routine; the results were strictly from RVL!"

Jodi says now she is in love with the product and consumes the shakes, dietary supplements, and snack bars every day. The excitement it's brought to her business is an added bonus, as she believes MonaVie RVL will help build her organization while blessing the lives of those who use the product. As for her own life, Jodi says the journey to here has taught her so much and has brought about an enormous amount of personal growth.

"The spiritual and emotional journey I have experienced has been incredible," Jodi says. "I've realized that doubting yourself and having no confidence can be gone forever through commitment and belief, and I will not waste another minute doubting myself. I will continue to live my life doing what I am so passionate about."

After all, life is an experience that we only have one shot at.

Jodi's MonaVie RVL Routine
Jodi says she feels leaner, tighter, and healthier on MonaVie RVL. She loves that it's quick and easy and that she doesn't have to worry about what healthy lunch she'll have on a given day; but, most importantly, it keeps her satisfied and gets results. And, that's why she'll continue sharing it with others. In addition to drinking at least one gallon of water a day, here's what Jodi's daily routine looks like:

7 a.m.
4 ounces of MonaVie (M)mūn
Bowl of granola cereal with a scoop of protein, mixed with water

8:30 a.m.
30 minutes of cardio at the gym
1–1½ hours of weight training
10 minutes of abs

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

1:30 p.m.
RVL Shake
30 minutes of cardio at home

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

5:30 p.m.
Bowl of steamed asparagus
Small handful of raw almonds

7 p.m.
5-ounce chicken breast
Handful of steamed asparagus

Dec 12, 2011

A More Meaningful Life: Jodi van den Hoogenhoff Honors Family's Memory through Healthy Living

"Life is an experience. We only have one shot at it, and anything is possible."

These are the words of MonaVie distributor Jodi van den Hoogenhoff. If anyone understands the precious value of fleeting life, it's Jodi. Nearly two decades ago, she lost her sister (and best friend) to breast cancer a mere 15 months following her diagnosis. Ten years later, breast cancer claimed her mother's life as well. In August 2011, her father passed away after a bout with throat cancer; and, three weeks later, another of Jodi's sisters succumbed to her battle with diabetes. Four weeks after laying her sister to rest, Jodi's last remaining sister was diagnosed with fourth-stage ovarian and stomach cancer.

When her first sister died at the young age of 32, Jodi decided to make a change in her life. Passionate about being active and healthy since she was a young girl, Jodi grew up playing basketball, softball, running track, and cheerleading. In high school, she would have to abandon her active lifestyle for the workforce. She held several jobs working at fast food restaurants while going to school, which gave her little or no time to continue her passion of staying physically fit. When she was 19 years old, she had her first child and became a stay-at-home mom.

"I found myself living life like most people do—having no energy, gaining weight, and just not feeling good," Jodi says.

When the time was right, Jodi went back to work. A friend suggested that she work at an all-women's health club, and it was there that Jodi regained her enthusiasm for fitness.

"I ended up managing those clubs for many years," she says. "I changed my eating habits and lifestyle and never looked back. I started working out five to six days a week, stopped eating red meat, and ate a lot of greens."

As her love for the gym grew, so did her knowledge of living healthily. She became moved to start making a difference in the lives of women as well.

"My determination to not get sick has allowed me to find solutions to fight those issues for me and others," Jodi says. "I want to help others reach their goals and educate them on how to make healthy changes. My goal is to inspire people to improve through nutrition and exercise."

Her motivation, commitment, and belief have driven her to where she is today, which is a physical specimen to behold by any standard. Even at her current physique, Jodi remains on the lookout for ways to bring even greater nutrition into her life. Enter MonaVie RVL.

MonaVie RVL had been in Jodi's pantry for months before she decided to give it a try. Her husband had been enjoying the products, but Jodi was reluctant since she had never incorporated a meal replacement or dietary supplements into her regimen. She figured that her protein shakes, daily exercise, and healthy eating habits were getting the job done well enough. That view would soon change.

"When I saw the incredible weight loss my friend experienced with RVL, my eyes were wide open," Jodi says. "I wanted to lose an extra five pounds in my waist and hips. Being a woman in my 40s, it seemed a bit more difficult to lose that last bit of weight. I decided to try RVL, and every bit of excess lumps, bumps, and fat in my waist area was completely gone. I never changed my exercise routine; the results were strictly from RVL!"

Jodi says now she is in love with the product and consumes the shakes, dietary supplements, and snack bars every day. The excitement it's brought to her business is an added bonus, as she believes MonaVie RVL will help build her organization while blessing the lives of those who use the product. As for her own life, Jodi says the journey to here has taught her so much and has brought about an enormous amount of personal growth.

"The spiritual and emotional journey I have experienced has been incredible," Jodi says. "I've realized that doubting yourself and having no confidence can be gone forever through commitment and belief, and I will not waste another minute doubting myself. I will continue to live my life doing what I am so passionate about."

After all, life is an experience that we only have one shot at.

Jodi's MonaVie RVL Routine
Jodi says she feels leaner, tighter, and healthier on MonaVie RVL. She loves that it's quick and easy and that she doesn't have to worry about what healthy lunch she'll have on a given day; but, most importantly, it keeps her satisfied and gets results. And, that's why she'll continue sharing it with others. In addition to drinking at least one gallon of water a day, here's what Jodi's daily routine looks like:

7 a.m.
4 ounces of MonaVie (M)mūn
Bowl of granola cereal with a scoop of protein, mixed with water

8:30 a.m.
30 minutes of cardio at the gym
1–1½ hours of weight training
10 minutes of abs

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

1:30 p.m.
RVL Shake
30 minutes of cardio at home

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

5:30 p.m.
Bowl of steamed asparagus
Small handful of raw almonds

7 p.m.
5-ounce chicken breast
Handful of steamed asparagus

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