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Dec 2, 2011

Cruise for Gold Qualifiers—Shawn and Jenn St. Amand

Congratulations to Shawn and Jenn St. Amand from Sherwood Park, Alberta, Canada, on qualifying for the Cruise for Gold trip. Here's what they had to say about qualifying for the cruise…

"It is a dream come true to be able to go to the Bahamas, and we are beyond excited. It is so rare for a company to reward its people these days, especially to this degree. It is an honor to be a part of a company that values its people the way MonaVie does.

"The MonaVie products and opportunity have really enriched our lives, both physically and financially. There is not a day that goes by where we don't tell someone about MonaVie. Taking actions daily is truly what enabled us to qualify for the cruise, but the most rewarding activity has been one-on-ones. It gives us an opportunity to get to know the needs of the person. Some people get in for the health benefits; others get in for the money. We know that no matter what their reason is for joining MonaVie, they can have both!

"MonaVie products sell themselves. We know that everyone needs this product; they just don't know it yet. We are here to introduce the product and open people's eyes to better health and possibly to an opportunity of a lifetime!

"When we heard about the Cruise for Gold promotion, we got excited and knew we had to get on that boat! I have to admit we definitely stepped up our game once the promotion was announced. We didn't necessarily change the way we did business; we just did more of it. You can't succeed without helping others succeed. Take your eyes off yourself, and focus on getting your friends up in rank.

"One of the most important things anyone can do to grow their business is to get their friends to the big events. We have been fortunate to see and meet most of the biggest and best of MonaVie through our travels to all the conferences and conventions. We've also been blessed to have had some of the biggest and best leaders in MonaVie come all the way to Alberta, and it is amazing what happens when people see them for themselves.

"Use your resources. Your upline is always there to help you. We are so fortunate to have a wonderful upline who lives 10 hours away and goes above and beyond to be here with our team to help us get it done! Our main focus now is to get as many of our friends on the boat as possible. We have committed to doing a tasting party or a one-on-one every night until the qualification period ends to help our friends achieve their goals. We don't want to go alone; we want our friends with us. The only thing better than going on a free cruise is going on a free cruise with your friends!

"We are looking forward to so many things on this trip. MonaVie always puts us in front of world-class individuals, so we are excited to get training from the best. We can't wait to meet all the cruise qualifiers and are looking forward to some fun in the sun! Alberta winters can get very cold, so it will be great to get away.

"Our MonaVie journey has had its ups and downs as one would expect with any business, and we are grateful for our amazing upline mentors, Al and Sherry Huva (Hawaiian Blue Diamonds), Joe and Colleen Wack (Blue Diamonds), and Dale and Karen St. Amand (Rubies). They have been a constant source of inspiration and support. We can only hope to do for our friends what they have done for us. MonaVie is one of a kind. We have the best products backed by science and protected by patents, the best management team, and the best opportunity. We are proud Gold distributors. We are happier, healthier, skinnier, and we are MonaVie!"

Nov 30, 2011

Cruise for Gold Qualifiers—Shawn Post and Melanie Smith

Congratulations to Shawn Post and Melanie Smith from London, Ontario, Canada, on qualifying for the Cruise for Gold trip! Here's what they had to say about qualifying for the cruise…

"This means so much to us, as we have been working diligently for two years. We really wanted this trip, so we doubled our efforts, got great advice from our upline, and promoted the incentives that MonaVie offers. The cruise will be a great way to connect with MonaVie teammates and learn from the wonderful teachers that the company provides. Oh yeah, did we mention the food, rest, and recreation? This is going to be a blast—our very first cruise ever and, even better, all free!

"We work on revenue-building activities daily, such as one-on-ones, group tastings, and building our list deeper. We educate ourselves and try to simplify the business. If you really want to grow, then set a goal and achieve it. Set another goal, and achieve that. Next thing you know, you are going on a cruise! Remember, the cruise is a tool for growth.

"We are making ourselves available 24/7 to those in our organization who want to go on the cruise. Please let us know so we can help you and your people! Book those one-on-ones from now until the end of the year, and we are there.

"Our journey to Gold Executive has been rich. We have gotten acquainted with amazing people who have created a sense of community throughout North America. The efforts that we have put forth have honed our life's purpose.

"The relentless consistency that Melanie gives helps me say, 'let's do this' when I am feeling lazy or less than inspired. Our success stems from Melanie's efforts to take the business to the next level. We go to events, promote locally and globally. We listen to the leaders of this second-to-none business called MonaVie. We use the tools and take the advice of our direct upline. We build our business day to day.

"The upline support from Jan, Gary and Harp, Patty and Mike, Judy and Darrin, Dean and Tanya, and Tammy and Phil is what makes MonaVie so amazing. We help each other get healthy and build the business together. We benefit from each other. MonaVie's heart is in the right place (the MORE Project). Its mindset is in the right place (quality products with a built-in business opportunity). And, MonaVie understands the importance of the individuals who promote the product, and they compensate accordingly.

"Put your gloves on, get in the ring, and pace yourself. Fight one round at a time; don't always go for the knockout! Go the distance, finish the fight, and raise your gloves in victory."

Nov 30, 2011

Cruise for Gold Qualifiers—Aaron and Cathy Baaske

Congratulations to Aaron and Cathy Baaske from Amherst, Ohio, on qualifying for the Cruise for Gold trip! Here's what they had to say about qualifying for the cruise…

"It was so important for Cathy and me to qualify for the Cruise for Gold trip. We have never won a trip like this before, and to do it together as a couple is so exciting. We are looking forward to being together in the Caribbean in January and cannot wait to be trained in the new MonaVie 2.0 system. We are so thrilled to be on this ride with our friends and are so blessed to have leaders like Carl and Cathie Firestone, Don and Sandi Mahrer, Steve and Gina Merritt, and Brig and Lita Hart. The way they pour themselves into us and mentor us is so great because we have a chance to learn from the best!

"The day-to-day activities we do include making 5–10 calls a day, doing one-on-ones, and scheduling tasting parties with our team. Also, we like to learn about the dreams of our team members and then help develop a plan of action that will allow them to achieve them. We are far from perfect, but when we are shooting for something like the Cruise for Gold we simply put our heads down and quadruple our activity. There were days when I was on the phone from early morning until late evening, not taking a break, just to make sure we hit our goal. Also, our upline Carl Firestone was a constant companion and help by staying in contact with me and monitoring the activity to make sure everything was being done that could be done to help us hit our goal.

"Get with your top people and help them with their lists. Know their 'why,' and then help them build a list. Everyone should have a list of at least 50–100 people because anyone that has a cell phone probably has that many or more in their phone's contact list. Help your people expand that list to 200+ people. Then, help them contact and invite those people. Start by helping them get their first two people in 48 hours, and teach everyone to do the same.

"We are helping others in our group who want to go on the cruise by assisting them with calls and meeting with them and their prospects. This business is about personal development and training leaders. Once you learn how to be a leader, help others do the same. Replication! We are looking forward to having time together and being in the warm sun of the Caribbean!"

Nov 28, 2011

A More Meaningful Life: Kyle Kilman Loses 264 Pounds and Counting on MonaVie RVL!

An injury at the workplace resulted in the removal of Kyle Kilman's right fibula, and a consequent post-op infection led to him developing lymphedema in both thighs. Over the ensuing months, Kyle more than doubled in weight and suffered a bout with depression. Then, a friend introduced him to MonaVie RVL. Here's what Kyle had to say about his journey…

"At the time of my injury, I was 260 pounds. The complications of my surgeries made me home- and wheelchair-bound, and nothing I was used to doing was any longer possible. Everything I had passion for in life was no longer possible. It's sad to say but I was just waiting to die.

"When I got my hands on MonaVie RVL, I followed the program with exactness. To my surprise, I have had amazing results! I find the shakes and snacks bars to be very enjoyable and great tasting. I am losing weight, and I'm able to keep it off. I currently weigh 302 pounds and getting closer and closer to my goal weight of 248 pounds.

"The MonaVie RVL program has not been difficult at all. You will hit some plateaus, but don't get discouraged. Just stick to the program and you will soon find great success. When I wake up in the morning, I have a cup of coffee, a bottle of water, four ounces of MonaVie Active, a MonaVie RVL Dietary Supplement, and then a delicious MonaVie RVL shake.

"At noon, I have half a snack bar, a bottle of water, another supplement, and another RVL shake. Throughout the afternoon, I drink at least six bottles of water, four ounces of MonaVie Active, and the other half of my snack bar. For dinner, I have a healthy meal with four ounces of MonaVie Active and more water. Since May 1, 2011, I have lost 264 pounds!

"As I mentioned before, at my highest weight and depression I could no longer pursue my passions in life. Now, I am able to walk again and go fishing in Alaska. This fall, I went elk hunting and was able to walk more in eight days than I have in a very long time. MonaVie RVL has given me a purpose to live and the ability to enjoy my life again.

"I encourage others who are battling with their weight to never, never give up. If I can change even one person's life, I would consider that a success. Remember, MonaVie RVL is not a diet. Diets do not work. MonaVie RVL is a life-changing program, and it works! If anyone out there needs encouragement or has questions, I will try and make myself available."

Nov 28, 2011

A More Meaningful Life: Kirstin Sheppard Finds Freedom and Passion with MonaVie RVL

Only 22 years old, Kirstin Sheppard has struggled with her weight her entire life. She's tried dropping the extra pounds in a variety of ways since junior high school, but nothing has worked…until now! Here's what Kirstin had to say about her journey…

"There are many reasons for my weight issues. Family stress has been one of the major contributors. My parents divorced when I was very young, and it was definitely hard on me to constantly go back and forth between houses. I would turn to food for every emotion, especially when I was stressed, upset, or even bored. Food became my constant comfort and friend.

"Being morbidly obese has been extremely difficult. It's something no young person should ever have to deal with. It crushes you. When I needed to fly to visit family, I had to ask for a seatbelt extender because the normal seatbelt wouldn't reach across my belly! It was humiliating and heart breaking. It's also a horrible feeling to go shopping with friends and have to go to a different store because I'm a lot bigger. I would watch them try on clothes and feel like crying every time they tried on something that I would love to wear but couldn't because of my size.

"One of the most embarrassing moments of my life was when I went to a local fair with all of my friends. They wanted to go on a ride, and I was too big to fit in the seat. The ride operator tried three times to get the harness to close over me, but it wouldn't. It was so embarrassing when I had to walk off the ride while everyone was watching and laughing. Taking pictures is another nightmare. I've never liked the way my body looked, so I would always take the picture myself because I could angle the camera to make myself look better.

"MonaVie RVL is giving me the life that I've never had! I feel like it's a huge blessing from God. He put me in the right place at the right time to meet my sponsor and open me up to this amazing opportunity. It's truly been life changing.

"MonaVie RVL fits into my lifestyle so well. I follow the program as laid out by MonaVie. I have a shake in the morning, and I have my snack bar and supplement two and a half hours later. At lunch, I have my second shake and another snack bar and supplement two and a half hours later. Three hours after that, I have dinner, which usually consists of a salad or chicken and veggies.

"Now I've kicked it up a notch by adding a lot more water and exercise to my program, and I'm seeing even better results! I exercise one hour in the morning and one hour after dinner. I thought it would be difficult not being able to eat the things I wanted when I wanted; however, I don't have those cravings with MonaVie RVL. I've discovered through this process that I would rather eat healthier and live a longer, happier life.

"I began RVL on August 1, 2011, and I've already lost 34 pounds! That is the most weight I have ever slimmed down in my life! MonaVie RVL is a simple and easy program to follow. It's a no-brainer! I feel confident throughout the day because I know what I'm going to eat, and it's very healthy and nutritious.

"My goal is to lose another 156 pounds. With MonaVie RVL, that doesn't seem so far away! I have a whole bucket list of things that I want to do when I get to my goal weight, including skydiving, going on a cruise, and going on every rollercoaster (well, most of them) in California. I am also going to go on a shopping spree and buy a whole new wardrobe. By the 2012 Convention of the Americas in St. Louis, you will see an all-new Kirstin, and I can't wait!

"MonaVie has truly given me a more meaningful life in so many ways. I had a good life before because of God, and I believe that God has led me to this wonderful company. I believe I will finally be able to live to my fullest potential, physically and financially, because of MonaVie. I currently have to work two jobs, and it still isn't enough for me to become self-sufficient. Because of MonaVie, I now have the keys to my financial freedom.

"My goal is to become a Royal Black Diamond and above! I want to travel all over the world to help as many people as I can; this is my passion! Thank you, MonaVie, for giving me this chance to save, to change, and to live a more meaningful life!"

Nov 28, 2011

New Gold Executive—Nicole Lindseth

Congratulations to Nicole Lindseth from Bismarck, North Dakota, on achieving the rank of Gold Executive. Here's what she had to say on reaching this impressive milestone…

"My MonaVie journey to Gold has been wonderful. I have met so many amazing people along the way. It's been such a blessing. Being a fitness instructor, I get a high off of helping people lose weight and achieve their goals. With MonaVie RVL, it's been amazing to see the pounds just melt off of people. It is such an awesome feeling to help people reach their goals and obtain good health.

"I am very grateful for my amazing upline, Steph and Jesse Clooten and Scott and Renita Brannan. It is so great to surround yourself with positive, encouraging people. My team has been wonderful! I couldn't have done it without them.

"I love the amazing nutrition in all the products. It makes it easy to get great nutrition. I know the products work. I have seen them help improve people's health time and time again.

"When I was first introduced to MonaVie, I wasn't interested in the business opportunity. I was just interested in the health aspect of it. Working full time as a graphic designer, part time as a fitness instructor, and part time as a photographer, I felt I didn't have time for anything else. I am sure glad that I made time for it! If it is important to you, you find a way to work it into your schedule. No excuses! The business opportunity is amazing. It has got me dreaming again. The sky is the limit! Dream big, my friends!"

Nov 28, 2011

A More Meaningful Life: Kyle Kilman Loses 264 Pounds and Counting on MonaVie RVL!

An injury at the workplace resulted in the removal of Kyle Kilman's right fibula, and a consequent post-op infection led to him developing lymphedema in both thighs. Over the ensuing months, Kyle more than doubled in weight and suffered a bout with depression. Then, a friend introduced him to MonaVie RVL. Here's what Kyle had to say about his journey…

"At the time of my injury, I was 260 pounds. The complications of my surgeries made me home- and wheelchair-bound, and nothing I was used to doing was any longer possible. Everything I had passion for in life was no longer possible. It's sad to say but I was just waiting to die.

"When I got my hands on MonaVie RVL, I followed the program with exactness. To my surprise, I have had amazing results! I find the shakes and snacks bars to be very enjoyable and great tasting. I am losing weight, and I'm able to keep it off. I currently weigh 302 pounds and getting closer and closer to my goal weight of 248 pounds.

"The MonaVie RVL program has not been difficult at all. You will hit some plateaus, but don't get discouraged. Just stick to the program and you will soon find great success. When I wake up in the morning, I have a cup of coffee, a bottle of water, four ounces of MonaVie Active, a MonaVie RVL Dietary Supplement, and then a delicious MonaVie RVL shake.

"At noon, I have half a snack bar, a bottle of water, another supplement, and another RVL shake. Throughout the afternoon, I drink at least six bottles of water, four ounces of MonaVie Active, and the other half of my snack bar. For dinner, I have a healthy meal with four ounces of MonaVie Active and more water. Since May 1, 2011, I have lost 264 pounds!

"As I mentioned before, at my highest weight and depression I could no longer pursue my passions in life. Now, I am able to walk again and go fishing in Alaska. This fall, I went elk hunting and was able to walk more in eight days than I have in a very long time. MonaVie RVL has given me a purpose to live and the ability to enjoy my life again.

"I encourage others who are battling with their weight to never, never give up. If I can change even one person's life, I would consider that a success. Remember, MonaVie RVL is not a diet. Diets do not work. MonaVie RVL is a life-changing program, and it works! If anyone out there needs encouragement or has questions, I will try and make myself available."

Nov 28, 2011

A More Meaningful Life: Kirstin Sheppard Finds Freedom and Passion with MonaVie RVL

Only 22 years old, Kirstin Sheppard has struggled with her weight her entire life. She's tried dropping the extra pounds in a variety of ways since junior high school, but nothing has worked…until now! Here's what Kirstin had to say about her journey…

"There are many reasons for my weight issues. Family stress has been one of the major contributors. My parents divorced when I was very young, and it was definitely hard on me to constantly go back and forth between houses. I would turn to food for every emotion, especially when I was stressed, upset, or even bored. Food became my constant comfort and friend.

"Being morbidly obese has been extremely difficult. It's something no young person should ever have to deal with. It crushes you. When I needed to fly to visit family, I had to ask for a seatbelt extender because the normal seatbelt wouldn't reach across my belly! It was humiliating and heart breaking. It's also a horrible feeling to go shopping with friends and have to go to a different store because I'm a lot bigger. I would watch them try on clothes and feel like crying every time they tried on something that I would love to wear but couldn't because of my size.

"One of the most embarrassing moments of my life was when I went to a local fair with all of my friends. They wanted to go on a ride, and I was too big to fit in the seat. The ride operator tried three times to get the harness to close over me, but it wouldn't. It was so embarrassing when I had to walk off the ride while everyone was watching and laughing. Taking pictures is another nightmare. I've never liked the way my body looked, so I would always take the picture myself because I could angle the camera to make myself look better.

"MonaVie RVL is giving me the life that I've never had! I feel like it's a huge blessing from God. He put me in the right place at the right time to meet my sponsor and open me up to this amazing opportunity. It's truly been life changing.

"MonaVie RVL fits into my lifestyle so well. I follow the program as laid out by MonaVie. I have a shake in the morning, and I have my snack bar and supplement two and a half hours later. At lunch, I have my second shake and another snack bar and supplement two and a half hours later. Three hours after that, I have dinner, which usually consists of a salad or chicken and veggies.

"Now I've kicked it up a notch by adding a lot more water and exercise to my program, and I'm seeing even better results! I exercise one hour in the morning and one hour after dinner. I thought it would be difficult not being able to eat the things I wanted when I wanted; however, I don't have those cravings with MonaVie RVL. I've discovered through this process that I would rather eat healthier and live a longer, happier life.

"I began RVL on August 1, 2011, and I've already lost 34 pounds! That is the most weight I have ever slimmed down in my life! MonaVie RVL is a simple and easy program to follow. It's a no-brainer! I feel confident throughout the day because I know what I'm going to eat, and it's very healthy and nutritious.

"My goal is to lose another 156 pounds. With MonaVie RVL, that doesn't seem so far away! I have a whole bucket list of things that I want to do when I get to my goal weight, including skydiving, going on a cruise, and going on every rollercoaster (well, most of them) in California. I am also going to go on a shopping spree and buy a whole new wardrobe. By the 2012 Convention of the Americas in St. Louis, you will see an all-new Kirstin, and I can't wait!

"MonaVie has truly given me a more meaningful life in so many ways. I had a good life before because of God, and I believe that God has led me to this wonderful company. I believe I will finally be able to live to my fullest potential, physically and financially, because of MonaVie. I currently have to work two jobs, and it still isn't enough for me to become self-sufficient. Because of MonaVie, I now have the keys to my financial freedom.

"My goal is to become a Royal Black Diamond and above! I want to travel all over the world to help as many people as I can; this is my passion! Thank you, MonaVie, for giving me this chance to save, to change, and to live a more meaningful life!"

Nov 28, 2011

Good Morning America Features Touching Story of MonaVie Distributor Sean LaVau and Father David

On the Friday (November 25, 2011) edition of ABC's Good Morning America, MonaVie distributor Sean LaVau was featured along with his father, David, and the entire family, as they told their incredible story of survival and devotion.

View the Good Morning America segment.

"David Lavau was driving down a desolate stretch of narrow California mountain road when he saw two bright lights coming towards him and he swerved." Read more.

Nov 28, 2011

Cruise for Gold Qualifiers—Tammy and Phil Poulin

Congratulations to Tammy and Phil Poulin from London, Ontario, Canada, on qualifying for the Cruise for Gold trip! Here's what they had to say about qualifying for the cruise…

"Phil and I were introduced to MonaVie almost three years ago by my sister and her husband, Tanya and Dean Pekeski. We had great results from drinking MonaVie Active but never thought to pursue the business opportunity. Four months after feeling the benefits, we started to share it with friends and family.

"Words can't explain what we have experienced in this journey of relational marketing. We have experienced such personal growth and have also seen this in our team. You can't put a price on sharing products that are changing people's health and finances.

"Phil, who owns a traditional business, sees the simplicity in MonaVie of having no overhead, no staff, no inventory, and no headaches! It has been an incredible journey so far. Not only have we reconnected with our longtime friends, we have met some incredible new friends that we will have for a lifetime.

"We will continuously change lives, one person at a time! Dallin Larsen is right: MonaVie is the best company for the world! There is no greater feeling than being able to go on a cruise with your friends and family. Thank you, MonaVie, for this amazing opportunity! Bon voyage!"

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