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Nov 22, 2011

Cruise for Gold Qualifiers—Dan and Nancy Zeller

Congratulations to Dan and Nancy Zeller from Hobbs, New Mexico, 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 has been an amazing journey and a true confidence builder. My family is very proud of the goals I set for myself and achieved. With the help of some truly special people who always offer encouragement, our MonaVie team here in southeast New Mexico is a real inspiration.

"One of the best tools I will continue to use has been listening to conference calls on a weekly basis. The positive energy from those calls really encouraged me to write down my goals and the date I wanted to reach them. It is absolutely true that if you can see what you want to achieve and believe in it, nothing can stop you.

"Keeping our team by the fire and staying plugged in on our team Facebook page keeps us constantly engaged in answering any questions or receiving information on our weekly tasters. Our team has become family, and we hold group dinners to uplift and encourage each other's continued success. We also have team promotions to encourage people to go out and get their Cruise for Gold trip.

"I am most looking forward to spending time with my husband on our first cruise. The education and wonderful leadership MonaVie is providing for us will be amazing, and I can hardly wait to soak it up like a sponge. I pray for God to open my eyes and my heart to receiving all the inspiring information that will be presented to us."

Nov 22, 2011

Cruise for Gold Qualifiers—Donald and Marilee Matz

Congratulations to Donald and Marilee Matz from Landrum, South Carolina, 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 means we are halfway to being free. It also means we are being rewarded for the work we have completed. Learning more about this wonderful company is an exciting experience.

"What's helped us get to where we are today is continuing to meet new people and make new friends. We follow and duplicate our upline and attend most events and tasting parties. Being branded keeps the excitement up. Step up your pace, and increase your excitement. Do not allow negativity in your business. Carry juice with you. Listen to your prospects and your upline.

"Keep your team informed. Make sure they know how to access their Virtual Office. Advise them on the tools they need, including DVDs, CDs flip charts, posters, business cards, etc. Be there to support and encourage.

"We are looking forward to meeting great leaders who want us to succeed and to learning more techniques that will help us advance in rank. We can't wait to exchange ideas, learn from peers and leaders, and see how others are meeting their goals.

"We thank our upline (Diamonds Stan and Claudia Simpson and Rubies Alan and Pat Carron) for our success."

Nov 21, 2011

A More Meaningful Life: Firefighter Regains Fire Within After Debilitating Accident

Beginning March 10, 2011, life as Rob and Jennifer Hudnet knew it would never be the same.

A Baltimore Washington International Airport firefighter, Rob was involved in a disastrous accident at a loading dock. A freight of supplies came down on and crushed his right foot; and, though surgeons worked for hours to mitigate the damage, the gruesome mishap left Rob without his first three toes.

The injury forced Rob out of work—he had been working full time as a firefighter and as an ambulance driver—and landed him on workers' compensation, which restricts him from earning income outside of the money he receives from disability. The snowball kept rolling, as he was unable to achieve any standard of independence during a less-than-smooth recovery and rehabilitation. Rob's wife, Jennifer, would have to quit her part-time job at a doctor's office to take care of him and their daughter, who was 10 months old at the time.

"This is when everything really started to get hard and really get us depressed," Rob recalls. "We lost over half of our income, and we were facing the possibility of losing our house."

Off and Running
It was at a local car show that Rob and Jennifer were first introduced to MonaVie. The couple attended the event as a favor to a family friend, Greg Weller, who set up a tent at the show to promote MonaVie and the MORE Project. There, they met Bob Pirrello and received a MonaVie RVL 3-Day Sample Pack.

Combined with his extensive workout program through ongoing physical therapy, Rob lost more than six pounds during his MonaVie RVL trial run. He then got on the phone with Greg.

"What do I need to do to stay on this product," Rob asked.

Greg drove to Rob and Jennifer's place that night and brought a month's supply of MonaVie RVL. Greg enrolled the Hudnets and even paid for their first order, as he knew they had fallen on hard times.

"Jen and I just sat there in shock because we didn't really know Greg that well at the time,"
Rob says. "We had only met him a few times through my dad. But, because of his generosity we were off and running."

Taking a Chance
The generosity of family and friends has been a common theme throughout this journey for Rob and Jennifer. With the help of charitable loved ones, they were able to make their house payment when they were the most down on their luck. And, when their first AutoShip payment came due, they weren't sure they could make it. It was around that time that Bob and his wife, Stacey, called to ask if there was anything they could do to help the Hudnets.

"I told them that I love the product," Rob says. "I just needed to be able to build the business so I could stay on the product."

The Pirrellos thought about it and came up with a rather creative way to help Rob and Jen remain on AutoShip. On their weekly conference call with their team, Bob and Stacey offered one hundred dollars to the first 10 distributorships who enrolled two new people on AutoShip. Rob and Jen held a tasting party that same week and enrolled Rob's dad. During a one-on-one with their neighbor, they enrolled their second person of the week.

The prize money helped Rob and Jennifer gather enough earnings to remain active on AutoShip. And, the chance that the Pirrellos took on the Hudnets has proven to pay off, as Rob and Jennifer are now Star 500s who hold tasting parties every week with the support of their upline. Their goal is to become Bronze Executives by the end of November.

"We have many goals to hit in this company," Rob says, "and we're so excited to reach them."

When Rob started his MonaVie RVL program, he weighed 224 pounds, was out of work, enduring grueling rehabilitation, and falling deeper into a devastating depression. Today, he is 27 pounds lighter and has come a long way since discovering he would have to relearn how to manage his everyday life as he lay in the Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore.

"MonaVie has changed my life and given us something to look forward to as a family," Rob says. "The best part of my program is that it's a strength-building program with the goal of getting me back to work. I'm not at the final weight I want to be at, but I am at a point where I am no longer depressed and can see the light at the end of the tunnel."

Nov 21, 2011

Update: Maria Dyment Places 2nd at Sandra Wickham Fall Classic 2011

On November 7, Maria Dyment told us about her RVLutionary transformation and her goal to place in the top three at the Sandra Wickham Fall Classic 2011. We are very pleased to report that Maria represented MonaVie exceptionally by winning two second-place trophies in the lightweight and grand master categories, as well as earning overall best poser honors. The victories mean that Maria has also achieved another of her goals—qualifying for the 2012 British Columbia Championships!

"With 106 friends, family, and business associates in attendance, MonaVie left quite a footprint and definitely had a victorious weekend at the Sandra Wickham Fall Classic," Maria says. "Now, I'm off to the gym to prepare for the British Columbia Championships!"

Congratulations, Maria!

Nov 16, 2011

Lose for MORE Group Challenge Winners Awarded $10,000!

The results are in, and the winner of the Lose for MORE Group Challenge is…

Team We Are MonaVie and We Are Losing For More!

Gold Executive Stephanie Cook 27 lbs lost
“My future gets brighter every single day that passes, and I owe it all to MonaVie.”

Gold Executive Ron Howard 29 lbs lost
“MonaVie RVL has helped me realize that I do not need to stay on the unhealthy path that I was on.”

Distributor Robert McGuire 35 lbs lost
“Losing as much as I have with MonaVie RVL has given me the motivation to lose more.”

Click here to watch a video message from Jeff Graham.

Beating out 200 other teams with a total combined weight loss of 91 pounds over a 12-week period, Team We Are MonaVie and We Are Losing For More wins the following grand prizes:

  • US$10,000
  • A home tasting party with Founder and Vice Chairman Henry Marsh

In addition, MonaVie will match each team member’s donation to the MORE Project dollar-for-dollar for every pound they lost during the challenge.

Congratulation, Stephanie, Robert, and Ron!

And, to the rest of the MonaVie family, if you think this is amazing, just wait until you see what we’ve got in store for January 2012. The RVLution is coming! Are you ready?

Nov 14, 2011

Cruise for Gold Qualifiers—Pat and Alan Carron

Congratulations to Pat and Alan Carron from Tryon, North Carolina, on qualifying for the Cruise for Gold trip! Here's what they had to say about qualifying for the cruise…

"When we heard MonaVie was offering a free cruise, we looked at our teammates to see who we could help reach that goal for we learned early on that when you are helping someone else, you are actually helping yourself!

"We know it was a 'God-thing,' the way we were introduced to our wonderful MonaVie products back in January 2008. When Pat was invited to a tasting party, she decided to go after she was assured it wasn't a wine-tasting party but that it was a product derived from rare and nutritious fruits and was very beneficial to our health. For all her three score and 10 years (and more), Pat's been a vegetarian and has never even tasted meat of any kind. She was taught from her childhood that natural is usually the best way to go. So, she went to that first tasting, heard several amazing personal testimonies, and the rest is history!

"Our lives have both been totally transformed! We feel like we're 50 again! Are we excited about MonaVie? You betcha we are! We drink Pulse, (M)mūn, and Active every day and would hate to ever be without them. Plus, we both drink RVL shakes almost every day. Pat has lost over 25 pounds on the MonaVie RVL program. The fun part is we both still look forward to those delicious shakes!

"We teamed up with our upline Golds Claudia and Stan Simpson when we first engaged in the business. Wherever they were doing a tasting, we were there with our new distributors and friends. When we learned they were about to reach Ruby in the summer of 2008, we ran with them. And, when they skipped right over Ruby and ended up as Emeralds, we found ourselves as new Golds!

"A year later when we found out on a Saturday night that they had hit Diamond for the first time, we called and asked how many times they needed to hit that level to be a qualified Diamond. Their answer was two more times, and we said, 'Don't worry about your points because Pat's gonna get on the phone and call everyone she knows to help you with that.' Claudia called on Thursday night of their second qualifying week and said, 'You know what? If we hit Diamond again this week, we are pretty sure you two will hit Ruby!' And that, we all did!

"Praise be to God who gives to His children abundantly, more than we could ever hope or ask for! We've had some ups and downs along the way, as we've personally sponsored over 160 distributors and several preferred customers. We feel that we are offering folks a blessing when we take our precious time to share MonaVie with them, so we use the three-foot rule: if someone gets within three feet of Pat, she can usually figure out some way to get acquainted and get their email and phone number so she can call them later to invite them to a tasting party, a one-on-one, or just share the good news about MonaVie over the phone.

"We tell our teammates not to worry about getting a 'no,' as it may just mean they got up on the wrong side of the bed, had a bad hair day, or the timing just isn't right. Always try to leave the door open by asking their permission to check back with them a little later to let them know how it's going for you. I also like what Bo Van Pelt shared with us at a Charlotte meeting a while back. He tells people that he realizes it may or may not be for them but would like for them to just come to one tasting party so they can make an educated decision. That kind of puts them at ease when they hear him say he knows it might or might not be for them. Thanks, Bo! That little nugget has helped us a bunch!

"One of our Golds, Marilee and Don Matz, also took up the Cruise for Gold challenge with us, and we all qualified together. We are hoping that several more of our teammates will be able to make it too, as we have pledged to do all we can to help them. It's always achieved by team effort, not by picking yourself up by your own bootstraps. We are looking forward to meeting other Cruise for Golders, getting better acquainted with our awesome corporate team, and receiving the training on how we can 'get-er-done,' as one of our favorites, Matt Curtis, so often says!"

Nov 14, 2011

Cruise for Gold Qualifiers—Jason and Kara Lehr

Congratulations to Jason and Kara Lehr from De Winton, Alberta, Canada, on qualifying for the Cruise for Gold trip! Here's what they had to say about qualifying for the cruise…

"We are excited about recently going Gold. It seemed easier than we thought it would be once we were committed. The products made such a difference in our own lives, and it's easy for others to notice the changes and feed off of it.

"Jason and I are no strangers to patience and hard work. We both grew up in families that taught us hard work and patience are the foundation for success. This has proven true on so many levels in our life together. Knowing that there are trials of earning a happy life only adds to the greatness of achieving your goals. For without faith and hard work, nothing we achieve could ever feel so great.

"At the 'I Am MonaVie' Tour meeting in Edmonton, I was impressed with Henry Marsh's presentation on passion and mediocrity. I realized then how much of my life has been compromised by just settling. Somewhere among all my failed attempts at entrepreneurship I lost my drive to succeed in anything. I settled for mediocrity, and I wasn't very happy about that.

"Jason discovered MonaVie while our three children and I were defrosting in Los Angeles visiting with my family. He called me one day and told me that he started drinking this juice called MonaVie Active to help with his knee. By the time I came home, his knee was nearly 100 percent, he had lost nearly 20 pounds on MonaVie RVL, and he was selling cases of MonaVie Active and MonaVie (M)mūn to his friends and patients. Within six weeks, we made it to Bronze. A few weeks after that, we were Gold Executives and are going on an all-expense-paid cruise to the Bahamas!

"The best part of this quick but powerful journey is how we have finally found something that we both are truly passionate about. This is something that our entire family can be involved in. My daughters are in competitive soccer and they provide ample opportunities to help the young and growing athlete population with their aches and pains. Parents of athletes are always looking for ways to help their kids be the best they can be. Between EMV drinks before games, RVL for breakfast, and Active and (M)mūn to keep them healthy, we've found a great market that really helps our friends and aids in our goal to be financially independent.

"We absolutely love the MonaVie methodology and the products. We've never met anyone who couldn't benefit from at least one of MonaVie's products. It sells itself. We are merely a vehicle for the introduction. So, in addition to promoting our favorite clothing stores, hair salons, and restaurants—with no compensation from those businesses—we simply choose to share our MonaVie experience with our friends.

"We encourage all to share the opportunity with everyone. Sometimes it takes time for others to rethink the opportunity and warm up to the invitation. I've had friends who originally weren't interested in getting involved come back to me later once they had time to think about it.

"Follow the advice of those that have gone before you. Sometimes simpler is better. The products really do sell themselves. Just be there, and be the one to give the opportunity to others. With all the recognition MonaVie is getting with their products and incentives for distributors, people are going to want to know more. Why not let it be you who shares that with them?"

Nov 14, 2011

Cruise for Gold Qualifiers—Thomas and Jeanette Smylie

Congratulations to Thomas and Jeanette Smylie from Santa Rosa, California, on qualifying for the Cruise for Gold trip! Here's what they had to say about qualifying for the cruise…

"Qualifying for this trip is just more proof that we are with the right company. Before we got into MonaVie, I only dreamed of a Caribbean cruise. I never thought I would actually be on one, let alone going on one for free!

"Our goal is to talk to at least two people a day about MonaVie. Tom and I team up and use our strengths to do this business. He likes talking in front of people at tasting parties. I like to build relationships with people and build in depth. We do something MonaVie every day. We do it as we live our lives. We didn't get into MonaVie; MonaVie got into us.

"MonaVie has made it so much simpler to achieve the ranks with 1, 2, Free! and Cruise for Gold. We feel people want something to be excited about. They want what we have, so we show them how to get it. Sponsor new people by telling them what you're doing. You have to believe it's obtainable. Help your team qualify, and you will qualify.

"We will do whatever it takes to help our friends qualify for the trip. It will be more fun if our friends are with us. We stay in touch with our team and are doing lots of one-on-ones, tasting parties, and phone calls to help the team grow.

"The leadership and integrity of the company is what we love about MonaVie. The corporate team is phenomenal, always on top of the trends and looking out for the distributors' best interests. I don't know of any other company that gives so many achievable incentives. Everything MonaVie does is first class. There is no other company I would want to be with, and our team feels the same. We can't wait to see what corporate has in store for us. Socializing and making new friends from all over is so exciting. We're also really excited about leaving the chilly winter weather for the warm sunshine.

"The team is our backbone and support. Without them, none of this would be possible. We have created lifelong friendships and have committed to never quit until every last person has achieved their goals. We work very closely to teach others how to do what we have done. Special thanks to our upline Black Diamond Mick and Vick Karshner and Blue Diamond Adam Nichols. Great leaders and friends! MonaVie is for everybody regardless of background. If you have big dreams and you're willing to reach for them, MonaVie is an excellent vehicle to help you achieve them."

Nov 14, 2011

Cruise for Gold Qualifiers—Sophie and Michael Bokinskie

Congratulations to Sophie and Michael Bokinskie from Bismarck, North Dakota, on qualifying for the Cruise for Gold trip! Here's what they had to say about qualifying for the cruise…

"Qualifying for the trip means a lot to our family. It was timed perfectly for us to get out of North Dakota for the cold winter and our six-year wedding anniversary! We are very excited and grateful!

"When we heard about this opportunity for the cruise, we were excited and went for it! We found some distributors who were as excited as us in surrounding towns and did several tasting parties in those towns. The key for us was going back to those places again and again. Never stopping after one party, we kept going and continue to do so, creating so much fire it can keep growing. Along with doing parties, we are constantly making phone calls to our team and their teams. Daily disciplines build character! We try to stay disciplined and make a minimum of 10 calls daily.

"What helped us be successful is getting people to the big events. Bob Robinson came to Bismarck, North Dakota, and we packed it out! Also, our amazing upline Renita and Scott Brannan were a huge help and blessing!

"Become more passionate and believe! I can always tell the difference between someone who is genuinely fired up and someone who is faking it. Call everyone in your organization and inform them of the MonaVie Perks program. We did and reactivated several people!

"We are looking forward to being on the cruise and surrounding ourselves with likeminded individuals! We are so blessed and thankful for the MonaVie opportunity!"

Nov 14, 2011

Cruise for Gold Qualifiers—George and Samantha Grijalva

Congratulations to George and Samantha Grijalva from Camas, Washington, on qualifying for the Cruise for Gold trip! Here's what they had to say about qualifying for the cruise…

"When we heard about the Cruise for Gold, we knew that God willing there was no way that ship was going to set sail without us and others on our team. We were determined to make it happen! When we actually qualified, we were jump-up-and-down excited.

"Although spending time in the Bahamas will be great and like our sponsors Andre and Penny Walton say, 'There's nothing like getting treatment by MonaVie,' neither of those were the reasons we wanted to go. Looking long-term, we know that what will be most valuable is the time we will get to spend being trained by the corporate leaders of MonaVie. We can't even imagine what we will bring back in terms of experience, lifelong memories, new friends, training, and a whole new level of conviction. And, I guess if we have to spend a day or two on the beach, we won't complain.

"We tell everyone on our team that it's not too late to qualify for this trip. Whether they're a new distributor or they've been around for a while, anyone can still qualify. Momentum happens fast when you put action behind your desire. As leaders, we are doing our best to lead by example. We believe in our team, and we are passionate about helping them succeed.

"We recently read a book called Go For NO!, which gave us a new and fresh perspective to never get discouraged. To succeed big, you have to fail big and often. It doesn't matter how many times you hear 'no,' there is a 'yes' around the corner. We are living proof that 'no' just means 'not yet' because we told our sponsors 'no' for three and a half years. We are so glad we didn't miss out on this incredible adventure called MonaVie and so grateful that God finally opened up our eyes to see the big picture. We almost missed the boat…literally!

"MonaVie is such a generous company to provide us with trips and incentives that make it even more rewarding to reach your goals. We know this is just the first of many more trips to come for us. We're so excited that we get to build a team of friends to travel the world with and help them make their dreams come true. Does it get any better than that? With MonaVie, it actually does because somehow they find a way to keep making the best even better!"

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