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Oct 17, 2011

A More Meaningful Life: Cody Weaver Drops Nearly Half His Weight on MonaVie RVL

On January 15, 2011, Cody Weaver from Fredericksburg, Ohio, began his MonaVie RVL journey. Now 127 pounds lighter, this college sophomore says his life will never be the same. Here's what else he had to say about his journey…

"It all began during the middle of my first year in college. At the time, I weighed 280 pounds, was very out of shape, and not healthy. I knew something had to change. My mom had always been worried about my health because severe heart problems run on her side of the family. I knew that there was only one way that my weight could go, and that was down. My Aunt Robin shared MonaVie RVL with my mom and me. I decided that I would give it a try.

"I followed the program faithfully and saw results! As I kept getting positive results, my determination and drive kept getting stronger. Before I started on RVL, I could not even run a full mile without stopping. In August 2010, I began running and training with my college's cross-country team. Today, I can run about eight miles straight.

"I'm starting to look and feel like an athlete as well. It has always been a dream of mine to be a healthy all-around athlete. I played baseball and golf in high school, but I was never able to play these sports to my full potential because I was overweight. I now feel much healthier and feel that I am a well-conditioned athlete. I also feel much stronger mentally.

"I now weigh 153 pounds, and I plan on maintaining this weight. I want to continue to get stronger and in better shape. I thank God for MonaVie RVL and all of the blessings and opportunities he has presented me with because without him none of this would be possible. My weight-loss journey has been a positive change, and my life will never be the same."

Oct 17, 2011

New Gold Executives—John and Christine Hill

Congratulations to John and Christine Hill from Manorville, New York, on achieving the rank of Gold Executive. Here's what they had to say on reaching this impressive milestone…

"Our journey has been absolutely amazing! God works in wonderful ways. John and I were given a bottle of MonaVie and a Success from Home magazine featuring MonaVie. Call it impulse or 'that little voice;' we knew this was right. We signed up, placed a bulk order, and embraced the opportunity. About one month in we had a light-bulb moment.

"Personally, I realized that I had been going through the motions working a job that I didn't love. This is so not me. I love people—my family, my friends, my God! I love life, and life is precious. Simply put, I realized I wanted more out of life and I would never again apologize or make excuses for that.

"In our traditional family business, running a full-time, successful restaurant is both challenging and rewarding but not what I felt we were destined for. If you allow yourself the chance to be in a room with positive, likeminded, beautiful, loving people, you will see what we are talking about. You will see what MonaVie and A More Meaningful Life are!

"MonaVie has offered our family more in many ways. What I love the most is that we are able to offer so many people (including some of our best friends) the opportunity for better health and wealth. My favorite quote from Maya Angelou is, 'I've learned that people will forget what you said; people will forget what you did; but, people will never forget how you made them feel.' Our goal is to go out and bless someone each and every day. And, we can do that in so many ways! For example, smile—that's an easy one!

"We love that we can enjoy the juice and build this business together as a family. We have shut the TV off after realizing how much time is wasted watching other people live their dreams. It is this time that we devote to helping our team. Now, the dreams are coming off the shelf!
"We love to instill in our three children and our team how important it is to give back. After losing my dad to pancreatic cancer in 1995, twice a year outings are held in his memory to raise money to fund research as well as aid families going through the same tragedy we experienced. The MORE Project allows us to give back to the families of Brazil. From tasting contributions to monthly AutoShip donations and teen expeditions to the country where acai grows, we will continue to make contributions into other people's lives a main priority.

"The personal development we have experienced has been profound. Gold Executive is a peak that we have reached. There will be valleys and many more peaks. Come with us; it's more fun to travel together! Our names are Christine and John Hill, and our life is about inspiring as many people worldwide as possible for improved health and wealth. We are MonaVie!"

Oct 17, 2011

New Gold Executives—Phil and Michele Caronna

Congratulations to Phil and Michele Caronna from West Springfield, Massachusetts, on achieving the rank of Gold Executive. Here's what they had to say on reaching this impressive milestone…

"We thank God that our friend called us. The funny thing is, I said, 'No, I am not interested in your product. I helped you out in the last thing you did. Good luck, and I hope it works out for you.' Two weeks later we received a call to come to a tasting party. That was the start of our road to Gold.

"Our sponsors live 1,500 miles away, and they were flying up to share MonaVie with their friends and family. Because friends do what friends do, I went to the tasting. On my way out the door, Phil said, 'I am going with you so you don't buy anything.' At the tasting, it all made sense and Phil was the one to fill out the enrollment form. We met our upline Gold Joel Novoa and heard about how the product was helping his mom's health and the money he was making. The support we have received from Joel and Ginny Novoa has been incredible. They are great people and have become great friends.

"We plugged into a system and stayed in constant contact with our active upline. It is possible for anyone young or old to get good at pointing to CD's, good books, webcasts, and conference calls and succeed at sharing the MonaVie opportunity. One thing we learned really quickly was just how much growing we had to do. Our upline Susie Puyol has always said, 'MonaVie is a personal development system with a compensation plan attached.' This is so true! We also learned the value of plugging into all events.

"We knew right away we didn't want to continue paying for the product. We had a tasting seven days after getting started in MonaVie. We have been on AutoShip from the first month and haven't ever paid for the juice again. Within the first year, I was laid off after 19 years as a truck driver. It was the only thing I had done since getting out of school. Fortunately, MonaVie provided us the opportunity for me to become a stay-at-home mom.

"We have made lifelong friends with many people on our team. We also realized just how refreshing it can be hanging out with likeminded people. We just love to help people and are very attracted to positive, upbeat, giving, and caring people who want to lift each other up. Each person on our team has brought something different into our lives and helped to form who we are today. There have been challenges, struggles, accomplishments, and tears of joy shared with many. With the stellar lineup of Dallin, Brig, the Merritts, the Puyols, and the Novoas, we can't lose. Thanks to Terri, Susie B. Moja, and the Hoods who see the same vision as us, we will vacation around the world together.

"We know our friends, family, and coworkers. We know their strengths and what is important to them. We need to be talking to them about getting the things they want in life. If I could rewind, I would have many heart-to-heart talks with people closest to us about getting money as an issue out of the way. Les Brown says, 'You have to do the things today others won't do in order to have the things tomorrow that others won't have.' Don't be afraid to approach the people closest to you with the help of your active upline. First impressions last, and the opinions that your family and friends will form of MonaVie is all up to you. They are watching you. Each one of us is the face of MonaVie to those who know us.

"Knowing what you have, going after it, and not letting the naysayers deter you is so critically important. It took four beliefs for us to succeed: 1.) Belief that God brought this opportunity. 2.) Belief in the product. 3.) Belief in the company. 4.) And, most importantly, belief in ourselves that we could do this! If you have never done something like this before, listen to the CD's of other successful men and woman. Turn off the news, and fill your mind with good stuff. This will give you the edge over the regular-thinking people.

"We drink the juice as a family, and we build the business as a family. Our children have their own dream boards. When we hit a new pin, they are rewarded for their support. We want to show them that working for goals and dreams is so worthwhile. We are also teaching them about 'roots and wings, not loot and things.'

"Here in MonaVie, we build each other up. Out there in the work place, everyone tears each other apart. We know where we would rather spend our time, sowing seeds into others!"

Oct 17, 2011

Cruise for Gold Qualifiers—Chris and Melissa DeKeratry

Congratulations to Chris and Melissa DeKeratry from Pflugerville, Texas, on qualifying for the Cruise for Gold trip. Here's what they had to say about qualifying for the cruise…

"MonaVie is truly a family business and it's wonderful to be able to earn a trip like this for our family and see the reward for working hard and sharing this wonderful product and company with those we love.

"Our upline Hawaiian Blue Diamonds Dan and Maranda Williams have told us from the beginning of this journey that consistent, positive action every day is what it takes to become successful in this business. We have had our ups and downs like everyone, but we made a commitment to our friends, family, and, most importantly, to ourselves to see this through. The only difference is that the more we do it, the better we get at it.

"Do the basics. There's no magic bullet to being successful. Build a list, share the product and the opportunity with others, identify those who are looking, and don't get discouraged by those who aren't. It may not be their time. I think lots of people don't give themselves the opportunity to improve personally and professionally. This is a business and you should treat it as such. Continuing education is part of every industry, and MonaVie has so many opportunities to improve your skills. I'd encourage everyone who is serious about going on this cruise and growing their business to attend the events and learn from them. When I got back from the Imagine 2011 International Convention, I was inspired to get back to the basics and set daily, weekly, and monthly goals. We put new names on our list and went out there and made it happen.

"We are looking forward to this opportunity to spend quality time with our children and each other for free. This is something we could get used to. Diamond is our next stop, and Hawaii is waiting!"

Oct 17, 2011

Cruise for Gold Qualifiers—Randy and Kellie Keling

Congratulations to Randy and Kellie Keling from Wentzville, Missouri, on qualifying for the Cruise for Gold trip. Here's what they had to say about qualifying for the cruise . . .

"Qualifying for the cruise means we are helping others achieve their dreams as we achieve our own dreams. We see financial freedom both for ourselves and for others as we stay focused with MonaVie. We are very excited to learn from the best while on the cruise. We're especially excited to be able to come back home and share what we learn with all to help everyone win.

"We have been focusing on sharing MonaVie every day with people who are interested in better health. We keep in touch with our support team on a regular, almost daily, basis. And we keep our team motivated with a weekly conference call where everyone shares stories of their MonaVie journey. These activities help everyone stay focused and believe in themselves.

"Everyone has obstacles to push through in order to share the business with everyone, so your efforts are best spent focusing on people at your own level and above. Don't look for those who want handouts. Help them catch the vision of where MonaVie is headed and that everyone who puts in the effort can succeed."

Oct 17, 2011

Cruise for Gold Qualifier—Reggie Cook

Congratulations to Reggie Cook from Estill Springs, Tennessee, on qualifying for the Cruise for Gold trip. Here's what he had to say about qualifying for the cruise…

"Qualifying for the Gold Cruise is a stepping-stone to bigger things to come."

"My MonaVie journey began in March 2006 when I was introduced to the product by Brenda Prudhomme at a gas station. I started drinking the juice strictly for my health. When I learned of the business opportunity, I began to share it with others and my business started to grow. I am so excited for the new enthusiasm and excitement we have as a team, and the growth we are experiencing every week!

"This road has not always been easy. I have learned a lot of lessons along the way. I now begin my days asking the Lord for direction. That has made the biggest difference in my personal life, as well as in my business.

"Some of the things I am doing on a daily basis are keeping in contact with my upline, Brenda Prudhomme, and making contact with all active distributors who are wanting more than what they currently have. I am there to help anyone who is willing to get out of his or her comfort zone and do something different. Brenda has always told me to constantly be looking for people who are looking and move on from the ones who are not ready. It is all about timing.

"My advice to others would be to be teachable, be a good listener, and always be positive to your organization. Negativity can destroy a whole group. Help them get what they want, and you will succeed too.

"Don't ever be afraid to share this amazing product with others; you just may impact someone's life in ways you could never imagine. Brenda changed my life for the better when she shared a bottle with me. The constant encouragement, support, and belief in me from her have made me what I am in MonaVie today.

"I am looking forward to spending time with the incredible leaders from corporate as well as other successful MonaVie distributors. My name is Reggie Cook, and I am MonaVie!"

Oct 17, 2011

Cruise for Gold Qualifiers—Ronald and Angela Hoff

Congratulations to Ronald and Angela Hoff from Nampa, Idaho, on qualifying for the Cruise for Gold trip. Here's what they had to say about qualifying for the cruise . . .

"We are so very excited to have qualified for the Cruise! We've set some high goals that we want to achieve, and it may surprise some people to learn that these goals are about our distributors and not us. We dream of having our friends, who have decided to partner with us, make the rank of Diamond. We believe in network marketing and the MonaVie products. We also believe that with God all things are possible. Just knowing about MonaVie is a blessing that we want to share with others.

"If you want to be successful in MonaVie, you must plug yourself into a duplicable system. You must be persistent and flexible, and love to party! We have weekly strategy sessions where we set aside time to plan and brainstorm on who needs help where. We like to take that time to communicate with our leaders about how we can help our newest team members go Star, Star 500, and Star 1000. We plan Tasting Parties and post them to our team schedule. Posting our schedule is important so that the newest distributors can plan their week.

"We also have great success in meeting one on one with our newest distributors' contacts. We are working with a group of 10 distributors and helping them reach Gold by December 23. We are looking forward to spending time with MonaVie Corporate, lying by the pool, and making life-long friendships."

Oct 13, 2011

A More Meaningful Life: Scott Rilett Is Unlearning Bad Habits from His Past to Change His Future

Once approaching 400 pounds, Star 1,000 Scott Rilett from Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada, is now close to weighing less than 200 pounds with the help of MonaVie RVL. Like many obese people, Scott's battle with weight started when he was a child.

"Being raised in a household where our main food staples were read meat, large portions of potatoes, and very small portions of basic vegetables like corn, carrots, and peas (all of which were smothered in butter), it was hard to learn how and what to eat," Scott says. "Not knowing any better, I continued to eat like this into my teens and early 20s."

Another factor that contributed to Scott's weight gain was his lack of physical activity. A shy kid, Scott mostly kept to myself and preferred to spend his time reading, writing, or playing video games. He admits that he rarely went outside to play with friends or ride bikes, and he wasn't into sports.

"As an overweight child, obviously you can see how I could be made fun of," Scott says. "After all, other children can be cruel. Not wanting to do things because I was overweight coupled with the jokes and tormenting from other kids, my weight continued to build. It became a never-ending cycle until it was out of control."

As he got older, Scott started to become more aware of his potentially deadly situation. His final wakeup call came when his father developed diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and had double bypass heart surgery—all due to issues with weight.

"I knew I needed to change my lifestyle or else I was going to end up just like him," Scott says.

Scott's first foray into weight loss was fad diets. He tried every diet out there—no carbs, all carbs, no protein, all protein. Whatever it was he tried, he could never seem to get any results. Then, he was introduced to MonaVie RVL.

"A longtime friend told me about MonaVie RVL," Scott remembers. "Having tried everything else out there, I was a bit skeptical. But, with a little (ok, more like a lot!) of persuasion, I decided to try it."

From the start, Scott was pleasantly surprised by the ease of use of MonaVie RVL. With previous programs, Scott would run out of steam after the program became too cumbersome. He found this to be the opposite case with MonaVie RVL.

"MonaVie RVL is one of the easiest products out there," Scott says. "A simple shake, a bar, and a supplement twice a day, and no huge prep work is necessary. I needed something easy and simple because I lose ambition if something becomes a chore. I also needed a product that was conducive to my 12-hour work shift but still packed a lot of punch. I found it with MonaVie RVL!"

Since he began his RVL program in March, Scott has lost 130 pounds. At his heaviest, he was close to 355 pounds. Now, he is down to 225. Along with the pounds, he's cut 14 inches from his waist and says he's gained tons of energy to be more active.

"My results speak for themselves, and it makes me happy and excited and pushes me to keep at it," he says. "The hardest part was having to give up 20 years of bad eating habits: breads, pop, and junk food, all of which I loved. But when I see RVL working, it just makes me want to keep going."

Not only has MonaVie helped Scott get his weight back under control, he says it's helping him to lead a more meaningful life because he can now do things he was never able to do before like play with his two nephews without feeling tired or winded. With his new body, he's also enjoying the little things that most people take for granted.

"I flew to Vancouver the other day," Scott says, "and something as simple as being able to fit into an airplane seat is nice. It's things like this that when I look back to how I used to be, it makes me happy that I've changed my life in such a dramatic way. Without MonaVie and the opportunities it has given me, I would still be stuck in the same bad rut I was in."

Scott's goal now is to spread the word about this life-changing opportunity and to help people with the same problems he's had.

"I want to show people that there is a product and a group of people out there that can help, will help, and do care about them," he says. "I've now learned how to eat properly. I have a personal trainer, and I'm becoming more active in sports. I'm unlearning everything from my past so I can change my future. My name is Scott Rilett, and I am MonaVie!"

Oct 11, 2011

Cruise for Gold Qualifiers—Chris and Dana Tinley

Congratulations to Chris and Dana Tinley from Hobbs, New Mexico, on qualifying for the Cruise for Gold trip!

Oct 11, 2011

Cruise for Gold Qualifiers—Scott and Kathy Kinney

Congratulations to Scott and Kathy Kinney from Ukiah, California, on qualifying for the Cruise for Gold trip. Here's what they had to say about qualifying for the cruise…

"Going on this cruise is special for us because we never had a honeymoon! We look forward to meeting the corporate team and the guest speakers and those that have paved the way for us. We plan on bringing as many of our team as possible because without them we would not have been able to reach this goal.

"We have had an amazing journey over the past nine months, culminating in achieving the rank of Gold Executive. Scott has had the MonaVie opportunity presented to him many times over the past four years, including by our current upline Blue Diamonds Jimmy and Catherine Reese and Golds Derek and Tammy Scott. He had even been approached three years ago while attending animal chiropractic school in Kansas. An instructor gave Scott a bottle, which made it back to California and sat on our kitchen counter for over a year unopened until one day it was knocked over and broken. We are prime examples that 'no' doesn't mean 'not ever;' it just means 'not now.' And, never give someone an unopened bottle of juice without drinking it with them!

"The MonaVie opportunity presented itself again in December 2010 when Kathy ran into Derek Scott at the grocery store. I had noticed he had lost weight and asked him about it. He told me that it was a new product from MonaVie called MonaVie RVL. Now, I was interested! I spoke with Derek in that parking lot on a rainy Sunday night for 20 minutes. He explained that he and Tammy had just come back from Utah and that they were going to be ambassadors for the product. I did my research for a couple of weeks trying to find something bad about the company and couldn't find a thing!

"On Christmas Eve, Derek and Tammy blessed us with a bottle of MonaVie Active. A few days later, I was at a tasting party and was interested in becoming a distributor; but, Scott wasn't on board yet. That night, Scott listened to a few CDs, including Brig Hart—New Distributor Orientation. He listened to the CDs several times over the weekend and got fired up! We officially became distributors on December 31, 2010, on a three-case AutoShip. Scott decided to integrate MonaVie into his chiropractic practice, and he still does today.

"We achieved the rank of Silver in three and a half months but failed miserably at getting guests to tasting parties; however, we had good success with one-on-ones. We were stagnant at Silver for two months, but Scott continued to sow seeds. At the end of July, Scott decided to get really serious about the business. Kathy started to work with a life coach, Lance Yeley, who is a pastor and a MonaVie distributor. She started having some major breakthroughs, and our business began to take off. We had people contacting us saying they wanted in—people we had talked to 4–6 months earlier! I think they had been watching and waiting to see if we were serious.

"We saw our team grow by 20 people in the five weeks leading up to the Cruise for Gold qualification. As exciting as it was to achieve Gold, we had been blessed earlier that week when two couples we enrolled in August each told us how grateful they were to us for introducing them to the company. The juice has helped them tremendously, and they were so excited about their results. That is why we do what we do; getting paid for it is just a bonus.

"The part that impressed us the most about MonaVie, other than the product, is the support that we have received from our leaders and fellow distributors. That is a huge point we emphasize with our prospects. Mick and Vick Karshner, Jimmy and Catherine Reese, and Derek and Tammy Scott have always been there for us. We are now teaching the same thing to our new distributors that they taught us: keep it simple; grow your business two by two; focus on Star and Star Maker. Reaching Gold is a bi-product of the work we do and the people we help. We have definitely been blessed by MonaVie and our awesome support team. We follow the system our leaders have set up, remain teachable, and keep it simple.

"Thank you, MonaVie, for all you have done. You are an amazing company with awesome products. Thank you to our leaders for never giving up on us, and to our team for all of your hard work and for believing in us. We have definitely been blessed, and we hope to continue to bless many others in the years to come. We are Scott and Kathy Kinney, and we are MonaVie!"

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