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!"