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Jul 25, 2009

Mexico Grand Opening Recap

Watch Dallin A. Larsen’s grand opening video message.
Watch the grand opening highlights.
View the photo gallery.

MonaVie’s grand opening celebration in Mexico attracted nearly 1,500 distributors and guests at the event, while more than 8,500 joined the festivities online. MonaVie’s Executive Team provided Mexico’s growing distributor base with essential tips for building a successful MonaVie business.

One of the principles MonaVie is built on is a commitment to give to those in need. With that in mind, Founder, Chairman, and CEO Dallin A. Larsen decided to kick-off MonaVie Mexico the right way by announcing the MORE Project.

The MORE Project Comes to Mexico

Dallin announced MonaVie’s new involvement and commitment to disadvantaged children in Mexico. Fundación Mexico Unido has teamed up with MonaVie to help build schools, support underprivileged teens, and give back to children with disabilities all across Mexico. While the MORE Project in Brazil will remain as the company’s principal philanthropy project, contributions to the MORE Project made by Mexico distributors will automatically be funneled to the Fundación Mexico Unido.

The decision to bring the MORE Project to Mexico came during MonaVie’s prelaunch tours in March when Dallin looked up on the hillside near Mexico City and saw a village that matched conditions found in the slums of Brazil. Moved by the image and at his wife’s (Karree) suggestion, Dallin made a commitment to bring the MORE Project to Mexico.

Fundación Mexico Unido was founded by Fernando Lernandos Verdugo, who is well known in Mexico for his multiple charity organizations. After meeting Mother Teresa when he was 18-years-old, Fernando decided to dedicate his life to serving others. Dallin described Fernando as the perfect person to help MonaVie give back to the people of Mexico.

By the end of the conference, the audience contributed $105,588 MXN to help get MORE Mexico off to a great start.

Built on Solid Principles

With the MORE Project in Brazil and Mexico, MonaVie continues to show that it is a company built on solid principles. Those principles stem from a five-star business model that lies at the heart of MonaVie’s tremendous success. Dallin outlined each of these principles with Mexico distributors:

  1. The RIGHT Product
  2. The RIGHT Timing
  3. The RIGHT Management
  4. The RIGHT Compensation
  5. The RIGHT Cause

MonaVie Mexico General Manager Alfonso Todd is part of the right management team, and promised distributors that the MonaVie Mexico staff is always looking for ways to help maximize the MonaVie opportunity in Mexico.

Alfonso announced that two new brochures-World of Opportunity and MonaVie Bottle-will be available in Mexico before the end of July, along with Mexico’s version of the Total Wellness Journal, which contains valuable insights and pictures of Mexico field leaders.

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Mexico Office

About 100 guests gathered at the official opening of the MonaVie Mexico Office in Mexico City on Friday, July 10.

Marco Antonio Regil, a famous television personality in Mexico and a MonaVie distributor, introduced Dallin at a press conference for members of the Mexico media.

The new office will serve as the administrative headquarters for the MonaVie staff in Mexico as well as a place for distributors to pick up products and hold meetings.

Equipped with wireless computer capabilities, the office’s two meeting rooms can hold 40-70 people with a movable wall that will allow for a total capacity of 110 people. Distributors will also enjoy six different lounge areas and a MonaVie store.

Watch the MonaVie Mexico office ribbon cutting video.

MonaVie Set for International Growth

Having a local office in Mexico speaks to MonaVie’s commitment for international growth.

For five consecutive years, MonaVie has grown annually by nearly 200 percent. That amount of success and growth is unprecedented in the direct-selling industry, said Devin Thorpe, MonaVie’s chief financial officer.

Devin not only reassured distributors of MonaVie’s present success and financial stability, but he also reiterated MonaVie’s tremendous potential for future growth in Mexico and internationally.

With distributors connecting with people around the globe, the demand for MonaVie products continues to expand worldwide. MonaVie is moving forward with a strategic plan to open up new markets at the right time and in the right way.

“Despite our great accomplishments, success is not behind us; success in Mexico and internationally lies ahead of us.”

~Devin Thorpe, Chief Financial Officer

Transform Your Life

Special guest speaker Samuel Clavell, a best-selling author in Mexico, challenged the audience to change their mindset, become entrepreneurs of their own lives, and to use MonaVie as their resource.

Author of “How Do I Create My Own Cheese?” Clavell emphasized that in order to obtain success we must be willing to transform our lives. This is done by manufacturing change in our lives, and through a series of strategic steps:

  1. Create a Reason.You don’t have to know how to achieve your dreams; you just need a big enough reason to pursue your dreams.
  2. Dream Big. You are the architect of your future.
  3. Consistency and Persistence.
  4. Manage Objections and Solve Problems.
  5. Be Yourself.

Think Like a Champion

MonaVie Founder and Vice Chairman Henry Marsh captured the crowd’s attention with his ability to motivate and inspire.

Using stories from his days as a four-time U.S. Olympian, Henry encouraged distributors to learn from their mentors, to find strength among their weaknesses, and to most of all develop enough passion to make sacrifices and stay focused no matter the hurdles they have to jump over.

“Some people look at obstacles as something that will hold them back. I look at obstacles as an opportunity; if you can handle the obstacles in life well, you will win.”

~Henry Marsh, Founder and Vice Chairman

Distributors Recognized

Mexico’s first Diamond Executives, Grant Ferguson and María Carreón, received their pins at the grand opening, as did a number of Ruby and Emerald Executives.

Mexico’s promising leadership encouraged fellow distributors to remove doubts from their mind by believing in the product and MonaVie’s Executive Team and by continuing to help others through the MonaVie cause.

“To produce the type of hard work that leads to success, you need a vision; and, the vision comes from a belief in MonaVie,” Grant said.

Black Diamond Provides Advice

The day ended with Crowne Black Diamond Steve Merritt sharing his passion for MonaVie with those in attendance. He also left the audience with several business building tips:

• Enroll in AutoShip
• Stay patient with your team
• Sponsor two people as quickly as possible
• Don’t worry about knowing all the answers

“Average people can become great through MonaVie,” Steve said.

Watch Dallin A. Larsen’s grand opening video message.
Watch the grand opening highlights.
View the photo gallery.

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