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Jul 28, 2009

Scheckter Starts Strong, but Retires Early at Meijer Indy 300

Unable to practice the day before the Meijer Indy 300 due to rain, Tomas Scheckter didn't quite get the performance he needed from the MonaVie EMV car on race day. Scheckter started out in the 23rd position and gained positions early on, but had to come in on lap 37 to repair his rear roll bar. The handling of the car deteriorated further, so rather than risk damaging the car, the team decided to park it early. Scheckter retired after completing 59 laps of the 200-lap race.

"Unfortunately, we were unable to get out on track [the day before the race] because of the wet circuit," Scheckter said. "But it's the weather, and there is nothing you can do about it. It's great that the fans stuck it out for the autograph session."

Jul 27, 2009

MonaVie Organizational Call—Monday, September 14, 2009, 8 p.m. (MDT)

Due to the Labor Day (U.S.) holiday, MonaVie will postpone the next Organizational Call until Monday, September 14, 2009.

We invite you to participate in the call hosted by Founder, Chairman, and CEO Dallin A. Larsen on Monday, September 14, 8 p.m. (MDT). Dallin will be checking in from Maui, Hawaii, at this year's Diamond Destination.

The time has never been better than right now to be a part of the MonaVie family, and we hope you take this opportunity to be a part of the conversation.

Click here to learn how to participate in the MonaVie Organizational Call.

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.

Jul 25, 2009

Dr. Stephen T. Talcott Joins MonaVie Scientific Advisory Board

MonaVie is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Stephen T. Talcott to the MonaVie Scientific Advisory Board (MSAB).

Dr. Talcott is an Associate Professor of Food Chemistry in the Department of Nutrition and Food Science at Texas A&M University. Previously he was an Associate Professor of Food Chemistry at the University of Florida (Food Science and Human Nutrition Department). He received his PhD in Food Science and Technology from the University of Arkansas.

A leading expert on the acai berry, Dr. Talcott has been recognized for his significant contributions in expanding the understanding of the phytochemistry, stability, health benefits, and marketability of acai since 2002. He has published numerous articles on acai as well as over 55 peer-reviewed articles in top level food chemistry journals, over 50 technical abstracts, and six book chapters. Dr. Talcott also specializes in the stability and changes that take place in antioxidant compounds during post-harvest handling, food processing, and storage.

"I am impressed with the level of science and research that MonaVie puts behind its product portfolio and product development efforts," Dr. Talcott said. "This level of commitment to food and nutritional quality sets MonaVie apart, and I am happy to be a part of an organization that has these factors as part of its core values."

Read Dr. Talcott's complete bio.

Jul 24, 2009

Watch the Vancouver Regional Rebroadcast

More than 10,000 distributors and guests from around the world watched the live webcast of the Vancouver Regional Meeting on Saturday, August 29. If you missed all or part of the live webcast, you can watch the full rebroadcast until Wednesday, September 2.

Watch as Founder, Chairman, and CEO Dallin A. Larsen and other MonaVie leaders reveal the latest news and announcements in the world of MonaVie. Available in six languages.

Click here to watch the rebroadcast. (Includes dead times before the event and during the lunch break. Please use the video player to scroll directly to the action.)

Jul 23, 2009

Watch the "First Class to Fenway" Video

The six winning distributorships of the "First Class to Fenway" promotion received their grand prize trip aboard the MonaVie Jet to Boston, Massachusetts, where they watched the Boston Red Sox take on the New York Yankees at Fenway Park.

Congratulations once again to the winners!

Watch the video.
View photo gallery.

Jul 23, 2009

Scheckter Takes 8th Place at Chicagoland Speedway

Nearly a month removed from his last race, MonaVie driver Tomas Scheckter finished in eighth place at the PEAK Antifreeze and Motor Oil Indy 300 at Chicagoland Speedway on August 29, 2009.

Scheckter had a flawless start, moving from 14th to 12th position in the first lap. Driving a good, consistent race with near perfect pit stops, he earned the fastest lap of the race on lap 193 (218.3 mph).

"It was a great race for the MonaVie car," Scheckter said. "The MonaVie crew did a great job, so I just have to thank the team. It's great to be back and to have a really good performance [after having two races off]. Good job to everyone on the team."

Jul 22, 2009

MonaVie EMV Wakeboarding Video

Professional wakeboarder Cobe Mikacich and MonaVie's Vice President of Product Management Jeff Graham recently hit the waves with MonaVie EMV.

"[MonaVie EMV] is natural; it's good for you; but, it also keeps you out there and lets you have fun," Cobe says. "This new energy drink is perfect."

Go to MonaVie TV to watch the EMV Wakeboarding video.

Jul 22, 2009

MonaVie EMV Reaches Summit of Mt. Rainier

MonaVie distributor Robert Dickie and his friend Bob Cassidy recently scaled Mt. Rainier and placed a can of MonaVie EMV on its summit. Read about their journey in Robert Dickie's own words.

"Bob Cassidy and I planned this trip in January 2009 after reading Together on Top of the World by Phil and Susan Ershler, the first couple to climb the seven summits (the highest peaks on all seven continents). Bob and I became inspired to achieve that same goal by 2012 and to do it for a good cause. Climbing Mt. Rainier was a training expedition to prepare us to achieve our goal.

"We work extensively with the American Autism Association (ASA) in Washington, D.C., raising money and helping chapters around the country. Barbara Newhouse, ASA's COO, was extremely excited to build a national fundraising campaign around this endeavor. Our goal is to raise over one million dollars for ASA.

"I got the idea of taking a can of MonaVie EMV to the summit of Mt. Rainier because I knew it would be a first. I plan to take a can of MonaVie EMV to each of the seven summits. I see MonaVie EMV as the premier energy drink on the market, so it seems fitting that it should be the first energy drink on the summit of Mt. Rainier.

"The journey to the top was a long one that started with months of training. My guides thought I was crazy carrying a can of MonaVie EMV to the top because the idea is to keep your pack as light as possible. It was worth it though. The sense of accomplishment from pushing my body to its limits is more than I can put into words. I felt exhilarated that after months of training I achieved my objective. You learn so much about yourself and life through climbing. You can't quit. You have to stay focused on the next step, and you can't look up to the summit because that will get you in trouble. When we looked down into the valley, it was amazing to see how far we came by focusing on one small step at a time.

"I am inspired by the philanthropic endeavors of Dallin Larsen and the entire MonaVie staff regarding the MORE Project, and I share MonaVie's true commitment to making a difference in the world. I have found that this is not an attitude shared by the Founders alone, but this attitude seems to permeate every aspect of business in MonaVie.

"In 2010, Bob and I will climb Mt. Kilimanjaro and Mt. Elbrus, the highest peaks in Africa and Europe. MonaVie EMV will be there!"

Jul 21, 2009

MonaVie's Newest Blue Diamonds—Dr. Rashid and Debbie Buttar

Congratulations to Dr. Rashid and Debbie Buttar from Huntersville, North Carolina, on achieving the rank of Blue Diamond Executive. Here's what they had to say on reaching this impressive milestone...

"When I was approached by a man promoting a fruit juice in what looked like a wine bottle, I had no interest in what he was telling me; however, the word 'açai' caught my attention because I had a contract to purchase a white dwarf acai plantation just outside of Rio de Janeiro. I didn't realize at the time that the man (Robert Lemus) 'pitching' me the juice would become one of my closest friends.

"It took Robert a month to convince me to join MonaVie. When I did make the decision to join, it was more than an intellectual or financial decision; I believe my decision was made with direction from above. MonaVie products are truly fantastic. Recently, I was asked which three healthy products I would take with me if I had to leave Earth. I answered with the three things I use on a daily basis, including MonaVie.

"I was in MonaVie for nearly a year-and-a-half before I realized that I was conducting my business the wrong way. I had signed up over 100 people, but there is a huge difference between signing people up and sponsoring them. I fully realized this when I spent some time with MonaVie leaders at corporate-sponsored events. I hope that those reading this will learn from my mistake and understand the difference between sponsoring and merely signing up.

"Brig Hart told us in Japan that people don't care what you know; they want to know that you care. This simple statement had a profound impact on me, and I encourage everyone to remember it. I realized that I had grown my own medical practice by living this principle. My staff and I maintained 110 percent focus on showing our patients that we truly care. We didn't let anyone or anything distract us from that goal, which led to our success.

"I've experienced one unanticipated, yet phenomenal, benefit since joining MonaVie. I've heard others who've excelled in MonaVie mention this as well: The relationships I've developed through MonaVie are absolutely the best friendships I could have ever imagined developing.

"Tim Wilson and Brig and Lita Hart have been unselfish in providing guidance and accessibility. Randy Evans, Scott Falany, and especially Robert and Dawn Lemus and Steve and Linda Kampouroglou exemplify what it means to be extraordinary and tireless leaders. I feel I've well exceeded my allotment of what my daughter would call BFFs (best friends forever). Of course, I could never forget the incredible people that make up my own team, from my wonderful wife Debbie and my great staff to the rest of our hardworking and tireless team of distributors.

"My advice is simple: Believe, take action, and never quit. Always choose to remain happy and grateful because it will keep you in the right state of resonance to attract what you want. This is the magic formula for success in anything you do in life. Most people don't believe or take action; and, if they do, they quit easily. If you just believe, take action, and never quit, you'll be in the top five percent of people in the world. You will achieve all your dreams and more. Be well, and stay healthy!"

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