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Nov 7, 2011

A More Meaningful Life: Maria Dyment Makes a RVLutionary Return to Her Glory Days

During the 1980s, Maria Dyment entered the world of competitive bodybuilding with significant regional success: Miss Fraser Valley 1981, 2nd Place Miss Okanogan 1985, 2nd Place Miss British Columbia 1986. When Maria qualified for the Canadian Championships in 1986, she faced a hard and career-altering reality.

"I was made aware that if I wanted to compete at the national level, I would most likely have to get on steroids," Maria says.

A strong believer in natural bodybuilding and unwilling to go down a path of moral compromise, it didn't take Maria very long to make a tough life decision. She retired from competitive bodybuilding in 1986.

Fast forward 25 years—and 60 pounds—into the future, Maria found herself yearning for the weight room and the stage of competition once again. Even during her retirement, her fascination with fitness and the way individuals can change their body composition through nutrition and exercise never died. And, when the Gold Executive lost 50 pounds on the MonaVie RVL program, it was like adding fuel to the flickering embers of a competitive fire within clinging to its last flares of life.

"I got the itch at 50 years old to compete again," Maria says. "I am very competitive and love to work hard, and I know that I can be a successful natural bodybuilder with MonaVie products."

Maria dropped the weight, hit the gym, and set a goal to qualify for the 2012 British Columbia Championships in Kelowna. In order to do that, she will first have to place in the top three in her division at the Sandra Wickham Fall Classic 2011 on November 12, 2011. With MonaVie RVL in her corner, Maria—or, "Mighty Maria," as Black Diamond Executive Jan Prpich calls her—has no doubts she will accomplish her goal.

"MonaVie RVL gets me through very tough training sessions and helps me recover from a grueling workout schedule and busy lifestyle," Maria says. "It gives me energy on a very strict eating plan, and MonaVie Active helps alleviate joint pain due to pushing and pulling hundreds of pounds per workout, six days a week."

Maria says one of the things she likes most about MonaVie RVL is the attention to quality that was given in the creation of the products.

"When you get to this stage in preparation," she says, "you can really feel the difference between good nutrition and great nutrition. I have tried just about everything out there and have found nothing close to how RVL makes me feel and look."

The Sandra Wickham Fall Classic is only the first step on Maria's road to championship glory—a road that she's determined to end at the World Natural Bodybuilding Championships. No matter what happens, Maria says her ultimate goal is to make MonaVie RVL a permanent lifestyle change. As she puts it, she wants to be walking around at 60 years of age with a 30-year-old body. That's how she chooses to reveal her best self.

Maria's Daily MonaVie RVL Routine
Delivering more nutrition per calorie than leading brands*, MonaVie RVL is a total health program packed with a diversity of macro-, micro-, and phytonutrients that give you everything you need to manage your weight in a healthy way.** In addition to drinking three to four liters of water per day, Maria's daily diet consists of the following:

Prior to morning workout
MonaVie RVL Shake
MonaVie RVL Dietary Supplement
MonaVie EMV (before and during workout)

Breakfast (following morning workout)
Oatmeal
Dry Curd Cottage Cheese
Egg White Pancake and Syrup
MonaVie Active
MonaVie Pulse
MonaVie (M)mūn
MonaVie RVL Snack Bar

Lunch
Egg White Veggie and Potatoes Omelette
MonaVie RVL Shake
MonaVie RVL Dietary Supplement
MonaVie Active
MonaVie Pulse
MonaVie (M)mūn

Afternoon Snack
1–3 MonaVie RVL Snack Bars
MonaVie RVL Dietary Supplement
Fruit

Dinner
Fish or chicken
Sautéed veggies
Rice or yams
MonaVie RVL Dietary Supplement

* Comparison based on U.S. products.
** When used as a complete system and combined with a sensible diet and regular exercise.

Nov 7, 2011

New Ruby Executive—Angela Bruer-Balouch

Congratulations to Angela Bruer-Balouch from Fargo, North Dakota, on achieving the rank of Ruby Executive. Here's what she had to say on reaching this impressive milestone…

"The journey to Ruby has been a blast! I am grateful for my entire team and upline leaders, Scott and Renita Brannan. I am so fortunate to be involved with a company that provides superior products and generous rewards for their distributors. With the fresh fruits and vegetables scarce in the North Dakota winters, I knew that MonaVie was a perfect solution for my family. And, I love that my family is living a more meaningful life every day and helping others do the same with!

"When I was introduced to the MonaVie opportunity, I was a single mom of three young children, working full time in two cities, traveling 237 miles every other week, and finishing my bachelor's degree in management. My schedule was crazy, and the last thing I needed was another endeavor to be engaged in. After attending a tasting party, I left excited, anxious, and knowing that MonaVie was going to change my family's and many others' lives. No one is too busy to share the MonaVie opportunity. I accept no excuses.

"The key to my success is pretty simple: I have faith and believe in myself and the message I share every time I talk with someone about MonaVie. I am pleasantly persistent in my quest to share MonaVie. I am branded 99 percent of the time, and I work often with my team members who want my guidance. We have a tremendous leadership team in North Dakota, and when it comes to spreading the good news of a more meaningful life there is strength in numbers.

"When I first started MonaVie, I was sponsoring many people who lived outside my tri-state area. Once I started focusing on my own community, my business tripled! Building a MonaVie business works best when you build it in your own backyard.

"Other keys to my success include believing that God is calling me to serve a greater purpose, being myself, and using my passion as a purpose to continue sharing MonaVie. I continue to grow and sponsor new leaders. I keep the team excited, attend major functions, hold tasting parties, and always stay in tune with MonaVie on the Move!

"I am grateful for my MonaVie family. My time and energy is well spent by having fun with people who truly care about making a positive difference in the lives of others. I am so proud and excited to be MonaVie!"

Nov 7, 2011

New Gold Executive—Nancy Zeller

Congratulations to Nancy Zeller from Hobbs, New Mexico, on achieving the rank of Gold Executive. Here's what she had to say on reaching this impressive milestone…

"In July 2010, my upline Dana Tinley introduced me to MonaVie and I knew I had to try it. After drinking MonaVie Active for about three months, I noticed improved joint mobility in my shoulder and was able to start lifting weights again.

"My success in MonaVie didn't come right away. I wanted to share with others what it had done for me, but I was having trouble getting people to come to the tasters. I didn't show the confidence in myself to convince anybody that MonaVie is an amazing nutritional health beverage and that it is a great way to make some extra money.

"In June 2011, I attended a MonaVie event in Dallas. There, God really opened my eyes and my heart to believe that I could be successful if I just focus on one-on-ones. I gained so much confidence in myself, the juice, and the company that I became involved in the program at a steady pace.

"By branding myself and staying close to the fire that Chris and Dana Tinley instill in our team, I began to see success instantly. People that I've known for years have noticed a change in me. As nervous as it makes me, I love to give testimonies about God to anyone that will listen about what he has done for my health and confidence through MonaVie. My family has rallied around me too and is now involved in MonaVie by either drinking or doing the business because of my continued success.

"One thing that our group in West Texas and New Mexico is so good about that helped me achieve Gold is that we are constantly firing each other up. You can't be very successful if you don't follow the advice of your upline and make sure you use that advice to teach your downline. One CD we all encourage each other to listen to is Brig Hart's Distributor Orientation. Listening to it over and over helps you hear something you didn't catch the first time and allows you to grow as a distributor. Writing down my goals was another great tool I used to help me see the big picture.

"I can't thank the Tinleys enough for believing in me and our team and encouraging us to be blessings to others. I am so excited about achieving Gold and about becoming the person MonaVie has helped me become. The sky is the limit with MonaVie, and I can't wait to achieve my new goals. Everyone deserves this opportunity, and that is why I am all in. I am Nancy Zeller, and I am MonaVie!"

Nov 2, 2011

Cruise for Gold Qualifiers—Josh and Jorene Miller

Congratulations to Josh and Jorene Miller from Murrieta, California, on qualifying for the Cruise for Gold trip. Here's what they had to say about qualifying for the cruise…

"It is truly an honor to be awarded this trip by MonaVie! I am thankful to share this accomplishment with my wife who has supported me through the journey of building a life without limits for our family. From day one we have been all in, and each day we are grateful to share the product, the opportunity, and the journey with like-minded people. The fact that we can bring hope into people's lives is what we enjoy most about this business. The opportunity to be on this cruise with others is icing on the cake!

"In September of this year, I was fortunate enough to take some people on a MonaVie corporate tour. We heard about some of the new incentives rolling out, and I immediately knew this was going to be big. I came home refocused and got back to basics. We are indentifying folks through our PEAR report and getting them plugged into the events and the Getting and Staying Started corporate tools.

"Once we identify the folks who have a desire to build a business, we schedule their first tasting party and help them invite via three-way calls or one-on-ones. Our goal is to get them to Star as quickly as possible. When people get their MonaVie Visa cards, they seem to get their belief. We are identifying three to four legs that we can build depth in and get as many folks as we can on the trip. We are full throttle, treating this like a million-dollar business!

"You must decide that you want to do this business and why you want to. Once you find your motivation, it will become your inspiration. Put your head down, don't listen to the negative folks, focus on the success of others, and by default you will accomplish great things.

"We are looking forward to spending time in the sun, having fun, and building even more relationships. Thank you, MonaVie!"

Nov 1, 2011

Cruise for Gold Qualifiers—Andrew and Marina Pedroza

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.”

 

Nov 1, 2011

Cruise for Gold Qualifiers—Scott and Ana English, M.D.

Congratulations to Scott and Ana English, M.D. from Davie, Florida, 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 gives us a sense of accomplishment in reaching a goal we were determined to accomplish.

"We do something every day with the business. We show the opportunity to new prospects and make daily calls to people in our downline to help them qualify for the trip. We place a sense of urgency with all new and existing distributors to go Star and Star Maker. Our advice is to plug into your upline for support.

"We look forward to spending quality time with our leaders in MonaVie to help take our business to the next level and beyond."

Oct 31, 2011

Cruise for Gold Qualifiers—Kevin and Tara Fatland

Congratulations to Kevin and Tara Fatland from Frankfort, Illinois, on qualifying for the Cruise for Gold trip! Here's what they had to say about qualifying for the cruise…

"For us, this is a long-deserved vacation where we can leave the kids behind with the grandparents. We are looking forward to having fun and fulfillment in the sun while our house is under snow.

"Momentum is a feeling, and it's your job to keep feeling it. Feel good now, and let people have their own opinions. Speaking of feelings, you are more likely to act yourself into feeling than to feel yourself into action. If you don't 'feel like' calling a neighbor, call one. Then, you'll feel like it.

"When we contact people, we talk about their dreams and wants. Then, we focus and support those we've sponsored. Minimize the talking, and maximize the actions."

Oct 28, 2011

Cruise for Gold Qualifiers—Gary and Ann Kearney

Congratulations to Gary and Ann Kearney from Wickliffe, Kentucky, on qualifying for the Cruise for Gold trip! Here's what they had to say about qualifying for the cruise…

"A friend stopped by our home with a bottle of MonaVie Active. I immediately thought he was here to talk to me about a business, and I told him I was not interested. I had been through some serious health challenges, and he told me he wanted to talk to me about my health and how MonaVie could help. He gave me a bottle to try. I was so skeptical I put the bottle on a shelf in my office, and it set there for nine months. I was having so much joint pain one night, and my wife insisted that I try the juice. I felt the results!

"I called my friend and told him I would enroll so I could buy the product at cost. He drove six hours the next day to enroll me. Because of the results I felt, I got very passionate about this wonderful product and began to share it with everyone. By sharing the product with others and helping our team do the same, we reached the rank of Ruby Executive.

"We were praying for help to move to the next level, and our prayers were answered on a phone call we received from someone we did not know—Hawaiian Blue Diamonds Steve and Linda Kampouroglou. Steve flew from Florida to Paducah, Kentucky, and told us that we could move on in the business and they would help guide our team.

"Because of Steve and Linda, we qualified for the cruise and are working to help others on our team qualify as well. It will make the cruise even more special to have our team members with us! We are excited and looking forward to spending time with Steve and Linda, Brig and Lita, and all the great leaders in MonaVie!"

Oct 25, 2011

Cruise for Gold Qualifiers—Terry and Lynn Mudge

Congratulations to Terry and Lynn Mudge from London, Ontario, Canada, on qualifying for the Cruise for Gold trip. Here's what they had to say about qualifying for the cruise…

"We are so excited and thankful to be going on the cruise this January! After all, we live in Canada, eh. Our winters are very long, cold, and snowy.

"I was first introduced to MonaVie by my instructor Melody Gilmore at my local health club in March 2009. She was all excited and invited me to a tasting party. I said I would go, but I didn't. I said no six times. I even stopped going to her classes because it seemed like she was stalking me—the crazy juice lady. Thank you for not giving up on me, Mel!

"On April 3, 2009, I was invited to a hotel meeting to meet a man named Rob Alwin. I watched an amazing MonaVie video, listened to Rob's story, and got fired up! I became a distributor that night and ordered six cases of MonaVie Active because they said it was the best for joint health. Within four days, I became a Star! I sponsored my dad on my left and my friend, Ryan, on my right.

"The way I built my business is I shut the Time Villain off (TV). Also, I never leave home without my juice. Every week, I set a goal to do at least two one-on-ones in the comfort of someone's home and then invite them to a tasting party. I never leave a tasting party without booking another tasting.

"My goal is to help as many people become Stars—and make Stars—as possible. I keep in touch with my downline on a daily basis making at least 10 calls per day. We are always firing up and inspiring each other with information and stories. We are so thankful for our upline leaders Mike and Kelly-Sue McCormick, Al and Sherry Huva, and Steve and Gina Merritt. We appreciate all your wisdom!

"We are always teaching and training the new people on the Virtual Office by showing them where to get information for their questions. I'm not much into reading, so I listen to CDs on a daily basis whether it's in my truck or in my home. We promote all MonaVie events. We can't wait to hear about all the new and exciting things to come for all of us at the MonaVie 2.0 event this January in Dallas. Events like those are non-negotiable. Those that show up go up!

"We are looking forward to seeing all your smiling faces and hearing your stories on the cruise!"

Oct 25, 2011

Cruise for Gold Qualifiers—Ed and Steph Cook

Congratulations to Ed and Steph Cook from Reno, Nevada, on qualifying for the Cruise for Gold trip. Here's what they had to say about qualifying for the cruise…

"We hit the level of Gold Executive a short three months after taking on the business in the fall of 2010. But, at that time we didn't quite understand that MonaVie is all about helping the folks that trusted you enough to sign up to find their two people in order to start being successful.

"A wise Black Diamond, Charlie Kalb, shared with us that we had about 90 days to get our folks making money or else they would click off. I still remember the hollow feeling as that statement echoed in my head. Unfortunately, this warning came to fruition as, one by one, people found excuses to not do the business and eventually rationalized giving up the very thing that was helping them feel better. Even after this happened, we never gave up on the business, vowed to correct our previous mistakes, and waited for our turn at bat again.

"We knew that this fall would be our time to shine and, sure enough, it was like the perfect storm of amazing occurrences that got us to this point. When the Cruise for Gold promotion was announced, Steph and I pictured ourselves on that ship with our team and with the rest of our MonaVie friends and family. To reinforce this, I printed a handful of the promotional graphics and put them in strategic places all over our home and constantly pictured us with our feet propped up sitting on lounge chairs overlooking the sea. We only concentrated on doing activities to help our team and made some new friends along the way. By serving others, we were blessed with the rewards of our labor!

"Earning a spot on the Cruise for Gold was not something that we did alone; it was a complete team win! We would like to thank everyone who had a hand in this exciting milestone. It began with the Team Building BBQ that our Black Diamond uplines, Mick and Vick Karshner, held to kick off the season right. We also could not have done this without our sponsors, Mike and Shelley ‘Ruby' Robins, who were unwaveringly committed to us—even when we told them we were not interested in doing the business for over two years! ‘No' truly means ‘not right now.' Never, ever give up on someone because when their time is right, they will see the value.

"Most of all, a million thanks to our downline team, including Ron and Kathleen Howard who are Bronzes and soon-to-be Golds. You stepped it up a notch just when we needed it the most and hit a grand slam! Now it is our turn to get you on the cruise, and we promise not to rest until you are all there with us!

"Trust us: it works! Picture yourself on the Cruise for Gold. Ask for abundance, and follow in the footsteps of the leaders who have already made it. Steph and I can't wait to see all of you in January 2012 on the cruise. Meet us on the Promenade Deck at sunset, pull up a lounge chair, and join us to watch the waves go by!"

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