Jul 23, 2012
Cruise for Gold Qualifiers—Wayne and Stephanie Ulery
Congratulations to Wayne and Stephanie Ulery from Youngstown, Ohio, on qualifying for the Cruise for Gold trip! Here’s what they had to say about qualifying for the cruise…
“Stephanie and I started MonaVie in January 2008. A friend sent us two bottles after repeated attempts to sponsor us over the phone. I decided that I would drink the juice and be done with it. Two weeks later, I was hooked! We joined MonaVie and decided to take a stab at the business. Within 90 days, we made it to Gold. Stef and I were pinching each other and saying, ‘Are they really paying us this much money to do this?’
“In September 2008, I went to Utah for the unveiling of MonaVie Pulse. It was there that I received a voicemail from the company I was currently with basically saying I was fired. I immediately called Stef and told her the news. Both of us cried on the phone together, and then I pulled myself together and said, ‘Don’t worry, Stef. I’m going to come home, and we are going to work this MonaVie business to the top!’ I came home, and we went Ruby a month later and Emerald three months after that! Things were looking up, and we felt losing my job was the best thing that could happen to me. I could stay home now with Stef and the kids.
“At a recent conference, Randy Schroeder mentioned that many people build this business fast based on past successes, personality, and skills. I did just that in my first 14 months. Immediately after hitting Emerald, we began to experience a slow decline in our business. We didn’t realize just how much help people needed, and we didn’t know exactly how to help them. We didn’t know what we had our hands on, and it slipped out of them almost as fast as it was placed in them. I believed in the MonaVie products and business opportunity, but I needed to learn some hard lessons or quit. I’ve never been a quitter. I’m a winner and a finisher, and I made up my mind that we were going to finish what we started! I grabbed the back of my collar and shook myself in the mirror and said, ‘Get yourself together! Go out there and do it again! You’ve done it once; you can do it again and better this time!’
“In January 2012, MonaVie announced an opportunity for achieved Golds, Rubies, and Emeralds to qualify for the Cruise for Gold. We finished our qualification the second week of January and didn’t realize we were going on the cruise until February. We were so focused on our team and activities that we lost track of checking our back office. One of my dreams has always been to go on a cruise! In fact, when Stef and I got married, I wanted to take her on a cruise but didn’t have the money. We are closing in on Emerald and beyond and believe that if we can do it, you can do it. Don’t give up on your dreams! If you believe you can, you can. If you believe you can’t, you can’t. It’s your choice! See you on the ship!”