Recognition & Rewards

First Last

Jan 10, 2012

Cruise for Gold Qualifiers—MaryDawn and Sheldon Hatch

Congratulations to MaryDawn and Sheldon Hatch from Olivia, Minnesota, on qualifying for the Cruise for Gold trip! Here's what they had to say about qualifying for the cruise…

"Qualifying for the Cruise for Gold is such an exciting venture for my husband and me. I can't believe we really pulled it off! This is such a great opportunity to be around likeminded people and learn so much from other Cruise for Gold qualifiers as well as Jeff Graham.

"My friend from high school (and now sponsor) Leslie Faris was very excited about getting started with Monavie. She invited me to her house for a tasting party in Texas. I had heard of MonaVie in my small town in rural Minnesota because someone was selling it in a small coffee shop in the town where I live. My daughter Torrie, who is now a distributor, told me to buy a couple of bottles. She had heard it was really good for you. I did, and my whole family loved it. But when I went back for more, they were out. That was three years ago.

"One day last year, Leslie called and asked me, 'Do you know what Byron Moles does for a living?' Byron and I had gone to high school together as well, and we were now Facebook friends. Byron's status updates always sounded so fun with his travels and motivational updates. I told Leslie, 'I don't know what he is doing, but he certainly took the right path in life!' That is when Leslie told me about his success with MonaVie. So, I took Leslie up on her invite to Texas. I signed up as a distributor on October 16, 2011, and I have been on a whirlwind of fun ever since!

"I have never worked with such helpful and motivated people as Byron and Leslie. I am brand new to community commerce, and I was told by a fellow distributor that it takes a good, strong upline to have a good, strong downline. I believe that to be true! When I returned to Minnesota, I was no longer surrounded by the excitement that had been created in Texas. I was in a small town and needed to create my own excitement quickly because Byron had told me about the Cruise for Gold, and I was determined to be on it!

"I sat down and made two lists just as Todd Hartog had done. One was a list of people who I thought would be interested, and one was a list of people I was going to wave to from my Mercedes. I began listening to the conference calls and watched at least two Black Diamond documentaries a night. Byron, Leslie, and I text like crazy. I watched MonaVie University. I needed to learn as much as I could because I was alone here in the middle of small-town, rural Minnesota.

"I signed up four people in the first two weeks, and from there I told them that I would talk to anyone they wanted me too. All they had to do was set up the meeting place and time. I was offering a case of juice to anyone who had a tasting party. Leslie was offering to match the orders people made, and Byron would offer bottles/cases of juice depending on how much PV was purchased. This was an idea we had received from another couple who qualified for the cruise using techniques like these. It was crazy, fun, and it worked! I was having so much fun. Being a MonaVie distributor is the perfect job for me.

"My husband is now on board with me, and he sets me up with so many people to meet. Because he saw what MonaVie did for me, he started drinking it and feels so much better. I put a sign up in his shop that says 'ASK SHELDON WHY HE IS FEELING BETTER THAN HE HAS IN YEARS!' And, people do ask him constantly.

"I cannot wait to escape from the Minnesota winter and head to the Bahamas with my husband and all the others who share the MonaVie difference. My goal now is to help my downline get to Maui in September! Let's do it! I want to give special thanks to Byron, Leslie, and Shannon Rothmeier. They are a wonderful support system who contact me nearly every day to keep the excitement going strong. Every person who I have shared MonaVie with has his or her own wonderful story about how their lives have improved. I am passionate about MonaVie and love sharing the MORE Project. We are proud to say that we are MonaVie!"

Jan 10, 2012

Cruise for Gold Qualifiers—Matt and Shari McCants

Congratulations to Matt and Shari McCants from Urbandale, Iowa, on qualifying for the Cruise for Gold trip! Here's what they had to say about qualifying for the cruise…

"When a friend called me three and a half years ago and asked me to check out this product and opportunity, I never knew I would find my passion and purpose in life in a bottle of juice. My husband thought I was crazy. He did succumb quickly and tried the juice after about 60 days. Then, he said 'Get it paid for!' I said, 'You got it baby!'

"My upline hosted a small contest to see who could sponsor the most people before a big tasting. I won by sponsoring eight people in a week. Matt then got to spend some one-on-one time with Corbin Roush who answered 1,000 questions in 45 minutes. Matt jumped on board. Matt had been suggesting (telling) me that I needed a job once the kids started elementary school. That was not in the cards, as I do not want to be the two-income-never-at-home family. I want to put my kids on the bus in the morning and greet them after school. I want to be able to go to their extra activities. MonaVie has allowed me to do this!

"The reason we love MonaVie is twofold: First, we have met so many great friends and likeminded people that have allowed us to form great relationships. Second, we love that the products and business model is built around helping people with health and wellness physically, financially, and spiritually. This is what MonaVie is all about to us.

"The MonaVie business for us has been up and down over the past couple of years. Customers come and go, or as we say, 'Some will; some won't. Oh well, some will!' This past summer, my husband was put in a position to look for another a job after 17 years with a company. Shortly thereafter, I lost my father quite quickly to melanoma. This meant that we had to divert our focus from MonaVie and place it on my mom, my brothers, and the family farm.

"With all of these changes in short order, it seemed like life was out to get us. Once we had the opportunity to look back and assess the situation, we realized that God was with us all the while. Matt lost his job, but that just freed his time for the more important family obligations that we were confronted with. I had a MonaVie business that kept working without me. That is the beauty of this business. As summer faded, Matt started a new full-time job. Family obligations began to settle. Kids went back to school. And, we turned back to our MonaVie business. Some things happen according to God's plan, not ours. Our advice for anyone taking this journey is don't quit!

"When we heard of the Cruise for Gold, we began to focus on the business to again achieve the rank of Gold. I knew we had to do it. In the middle of all the summer chaos was our 10th anniversary, and we were not able to take a trip. This was the perfect answer: a MonaVie cruise paid for by our work together on a tight budget.

"In Iowa, we are all about team. Our upline and downline have our back, and they are the reason we achieved this rank. We have a very special team. We all work well together. We love the business opportunity of MonaVie. We love helping people find their dreams and achieving their goals. We are looking forward to meeting more people on the cruise and learning from the best in the industry. We are so excited about MonaVie 2.0. We are ready to take our business to the next level and achieve our dreams. We are Matt and Shari McCants, and we are MonaVie!"

Jan 3, 2012

Cruise for Gold Qualifiers—John and Erika Atkinson

Congratulations to John and Erika Atkinson from White Horse, Yukon, Canada, on qualifying for the Cruise for Gold trip! Here's what they had to say about qualifying for the cruise…

"My husband's electrical course instructor introduced him to MonaVie. One day, he came home sharing his excitement about a fantastic opportunity. I wasn't excited at the time, didn't even want to look at it. He had to ask me eight times before I gave in. We were short on money and time, and my health wasn't the greatest due to stress. I had been running a dog obedience school and an event decor business for many years; and, although I was passionate about my profession, self-employment wasn't getting us where we wanted to be.

"MonaVie had the answers for all of our challenges. When I realized what gift we had our hands on, I was onboard 100 percent and super exited! We never had any experience in this field, but it didn't matter. MonaVie did all the thinking, innovating, and systematizing for us. All we had to do was get on the MonaVie bus.

"People thought we were crazy for building this business in the Yukon, which is so isolated from the mainstream of things. But, Mark Crawford, our Black Diamond upline, showed up in Whitehorse several times to get us started and has supported us ever since. We knew in our hearts MonaVie was special in every way and that every person on the planet needs this product.

"In a few months of being on the product, my health improved. I found a new source of energy, vitality, and hope that we had to share with others. MonaVie is a very rewarding lifestyle for us. We love this company, the product, and the cause. Participating in this cruise is exciting because it's yet another gift from MonaVie and we get to associate with likeminded, inspiring people.

"Because we have an international opportunity, we can help family and friends in Hungary where MonaVie opened recently. Building the business allows us to travel back to my homeland and realize a longtime dream of helping people in less wealthy countries by bringing them hope, better health, and an exceptional opportunity."

Jan 3, 2012

Cruise for Gold Qualifiers—Darryl and Sheryl Burkhardt

Congratulations to Darryl and Sheryl Burkhardt from Boring, Oregon, on qualifying for the Cruise for Gold trip! Here's what they had to say about qualifying for the cruise…

"We were introduced to MonaVie by a friend, Keith Winsell. When he suggested I try a bottle, I didn't give it a second thought. I took it home and consumed it. It's kind of funny: I drank the bottle and remember telling my wife, 'well, that was tasty,' threw the empty bottle out, and went on as usual. Well, the next week it dawned on me that I had been recognizing positive effects. It was then that I called Keith and told him to get me some more.

"In six months, my wife and kids and I had fallen in love with the product. We were consuming three or more cases a month. Keith came back around and said we could get our juice for free. We thought that sounded great and asked how to do that. He said we simply had to tell our family and friends and they too would want the product. The rest, as they say, is history.

"We love the business and view it as an exit strategy from our traditional business. We have a great team and the best leadership in the business. We are so grateful to our sponsors, Keith and Jennifer Winsell. We know this cruise is going to be a game-changer for us and help elevate us to the next level. We give thanks to God for bringing MonaVie into our lives. We give thanks to MonaVie for providing us with such a great product and now the cruise. We thank our team. We love them all and look forward to helping as many of them as possible achieve their hopes and dreams."

Jan 3, 2012

Cruise for Gold Qualifier—Michele Yakashiro

Congratulations to Michele Yakashiro from New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada, on qualifying for the Cruise for Gold trip! Here's what she had to say about qualifying for the cruise…

"I joined MonaVie almost four years ago thanks to my mom, Mandy. My journey started when I had significant health issues in November of 2007. My wise mom offered me the juice knowing the importance of antioxidants, and I drank MonaVie like any good daughter would. MonaVie represented hope during that frightening time. I was unaware of the world-class business opportunity offered by MonaVie until I dropped in on a home presentation at my parents' home.

"During that presentation my mom's long-time friend, Jan Prpich, explained the business. Needless to say I was excited then, and I am even more excited now! Fast forward four years, and MonaVie has only added to (and never taken away from) the compensation plan. The Cruise for Gold proves this. The generosity that MonaVie shows its distributors amazes me!

"I've been blessed with a dynamic team of leaders who are continually developing themselves and others around them. I love, appreciate, and respect every one of them. I would not be where I am in the business or the person I am without you all! I also have an amazing upline mentor, Jan Prpich, who consistently pours her wisdom and love into our team. I thank God for them every day.

"Since MonaVie has been in my life for almost four years now, I've begun to compare my journey to my life as a varsity athlete. I started university excited to get onto the soccer field and make some noise. Similarly, with MonaVie I was eager to get my business going. At the age of 21 and within my first year in the business, I achieved the rank of Gold Executive. However, I soon realized that there were other players who had been in the game longer and who had developed the habits, characteristics, and skills that led to their continued success. During my first and second year of university, I spent a lot of time on the bench—a place no one wants to be. Inevitably, my ego took a hit.

"Similarly, I have been at Gold Executive for three years. During that time on the bench, I had two choices to make: throw in the towel or get to work. Some of you might be sitting on the bench in the game of MonaVie watching your teammates playing on the field, achieving goals, and advancing in rank. While you are happy for them, you need to get in the game! You need to be making the calls. You need to be supporting your team. You need to plan one-on-ones. You need to be following up. After I started doing the activities to increase my soccer skills, I became a starting player in my final years at university.

"The beauty of community commerce is that you have no choice but to develop yourself. Don't quit and sell yourself short of who you can become! My hope and prayer is that you make a decision in your business—whether it's to begin and maintain a certain activity, advance in rank, or donate to the MORE Project! I decided that the Cruise for Gold ship wasn't leaving without me, and I'm so thankful I followed through! Do not quit on yourself. You deserve the very best, and MonaVie is ready and willing to provide!"

Dec 20, 2011

Cruise for Gold Qualifiers—Rachel and Tom Alderson

Congratulations to Rachel and Tom Alderson from Dilworth, Minnesota, on qualifying for the Cruise for Gold trip! Here’s what they had to say about qualifying for the cruise…

“MonaVie has been a gift that I least expected, and it started a snowball effect of receiving and giving! The day I was introduced to MonaVie was one of the most stressful days of my career because I was ending a business relationship. As that business relationship was ending, Angela Bruer-Balouch came into my business offering me a new relationship—MonaVie. You know the saying, ‘when God closes a door, he opens another’? Well in this case, it was a garage door!

“MonaVie was a gift of health that my clients at my massage practice, Revive Professional Massage Therapy Clinic, were asking for. It was one that I was also looking for, for myself and my family. I was an overweight, drained, and busy mother of three beautiful little boys. I ordered my product and scheduled my personal tasting party. I invited all of my 13 staff members and nine of my best girlfriends. That night, I signed up six people; and, several more signed up in the coming days. Because of the gift of MonaVie, I was able to give amazing things to my friends and family, including weight loss, improved health, and increases in finances. To be a small part of the positive domino effect that is MonaVie has been such a blessing to me and my family.

“It was at a tasting party that I received the biggest gift of my life: I received a message offering me the opportunity to adopt a little girl. You see, my husband and I have had adoption in our hearts for years and had always thought this would be a method in which we would grow our family. But, many life circumstances made us think it would never happen; we truly felt that God had closed the door on adoption several months prior to this call. And, then another ‘garage door’ was opened. Our daughter Selah (which means to pause, reflect, and give thanks) is the epitome of a gift. We feel honored to be her parents. The gifts continue.

“We are grateful to MonaVie and the support of the people on our team. We are happy to share in giving of health and opportunity for wealth. But, we are mostly grateful that our four children now know two healthier parents. I have lost 23 pounds and Tom has lost 15 pounds using the MonaVie RVL system. We have more energy to pour into our children, and they are healthier as well. The gift of healthy children is exponential!

“Tom and I are beyond excited to be on the Cruise for Gold. We have not been on vacation since our honeymoon 13 years ago. An all-expense-paid tropical vacation for two busy parents is a big motivator! The gift of the cruise is awesome! The biggest thing I have learned since being on our MonaVie adventure is that a gift is treasure if you give it away. So, drink it and share it, and you will feel it!”

First Last