A Director’s Opinion!

How big of an impact can MONATions have on your business? We asked the new 2016 Directors for their thoughts (see Part 1 here and Part 2 here).
Consider the experience of Lindsay Hilton. At the time of MONATions 2016, she was a new MP and had achieved Managing Market Partner in two months.
She used airline points and savings she and her husband were going to put toward a family holiday so she could go.
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“I knew there was something so special about this company that I had to figure out a way to get to MONATions in Florida in 2016!” said Lindsay Hilton, Associate Executive Director.
“I crossed my fingers and hoped that I made the right decision.” Lindsay did make the right decision: “The energy over the entire weekend was indescribable! The event’s energy consumed me in a way I didn’t expect. Even though I already loved the company, MONATions just solidified and multiplied it and by the time the event was over I knew I was unstoppable!”

A year later and Lindsay is so excited to be attending DRIVE in February. She’s also grateful that MONAT has given her the income so she doesn’t give a second thought about travelling to Houston.

“My advice to anyone wondering if they should go is this,” Lindsay continues. “It does not matter what rank you’re at, you need to be at MONATions! As much as you may love the company already and as much as you may have built relationships over Facebook, nothing will compare to the face-to-face, physical experience of attending DRIVE.
“It will take your business to a whole new level,” Lindsay emphasizes. “This is an investment in your future and an investment in your business. If you dream big then let nothing stand in your way. I know from experience that your future self will thank you for it!”

Lindsay Hilton,
Associate Executive Director

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In Attendees’ Words!

MONATions is an annual conference unlike any other. For some inexplicable reason, it touches people to the core. Whether it’s the networking and team building, motivation and inspiration, training and company updates, or surprises, theme party and more, it reaches into the soul of everyone who attends.
So say the Market Partners who achieved Director in 2016 when we asked about their MONATions experiences (read Part 1 here).
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“Something deep within happens when we attend events like MONATions,”
“After last year’s event, I planted my roots and that foundation was strong! This is vitally important. Having such a stalwart foundation creates waves and momentum to help you achieve your goals and dreams and give you a platform to build on! I have 21 team members in my downline attending with me this year and I am so excited! Also, an MP and I held a drawing this month for a MONATions ticket. I set goals on how to get entered into the drawing and it's not only getting my team entered but helping to grow their business. What can I say? MONATions really is the best!’

Jessica Schone,
Associate Director.

Other Directors have similar great things to say about MONATions and how it really helps their business grow more than they thought possible.
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“By attending MONATions and making sure those who wanted to build their business alongside me attended Monations made a huge impact on all of us,”
“When you are a part of MONATions you get to meet and align yourself with motivated people to learn from, which is a huge inspiration. I find attending MONATions helps me set my focus, dreams and intentions to even higher levels than before. It has helped me and my team move forward and lead an amazing group that is attracting focused, driven leaders and a many, many happy customers. I can’t wait to see how MONATions 2017 will ‘Drive’ us throughout the 2017!”

Amy Lazare,
Associate Executive Director.

Hear more from other Directors in our next MONATions blog!
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MONATions a Must Attend

A lot of work goes into MONATions United, our annual conference for Market Partners and extended MONAT family in the USA and Canada. Filled with networking, team building, motivation, inspiration, training, company updates, surprises, a fun theme party and more, it’s the event of the year.
On average, those who attend this kind of event can see a 20% increase in business compared to those who don’t. Our newest Directors certainly feel MONATions 2016 played a role in their success this year.
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“It’s a game changer!” said Serena Warkentine, Executive Director. “At the end of the day, it shows you what working as a MONAT partner is all about. While the financial gain is part of it, it’s also about yourself on a personal level. After attending MONATions, I feel stronger and more fearless!’
Plus, with all the warmth and caring on full display, Serena feels like now she has a second family.
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Nicole Leech, Associate Executive Director, felt that she was “awakened” at MONATions. She attended with two others, and their ranks were MMB and AMM, and now they are MMs and Directors, because their “business boomed afterward. We felt like we had a fire lit under us.”
For 2017, 40 people from Nicole’s team are registered. “I can’t wait to see the ripples of change that will occur in everyone after this event,” Nicole said. “Even if you haven't completely decided if MONAT is going to be the vehicle that changes your life, you need to come to MONATions to see for yourself. Trust me. I can hear myself saying ‘I told you so!’ already.”
Stay tuned for more Director feedback in our next MONATions blog!
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Wounded Warriors

Veterans and service members who have served our country deserve all of our gratitude. They fight for our freedom and work hard to keep peace. As you know, MONAT has chosen the Wounded Warrior Project as a way to express its utmost gratitude to these freedom fighters. Our More Than A Mist flash sale raised thousands of dollars to donate to two Wounded Warrior Project sites.
We called for nominations of two servicemen and/or servicewomen who would bestow the donation check on behalf of MONAT to the Wounded Warrior site closest to the winners’ home. We want to acknowledge everyone who involved themselves in this campaign.

Many of us participated in the selection process, which was extraordinarily difficult because of the overwhelming number of nominees’ moving stories. All deserve to be awarded the opportunity to give to Wounded Warriors on behalf of MONAT
First we’d like to announce the winners.
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IN THE US: Market Partner Donna Betts of Rockwall, Texas nominated her cousin, Corporal E-4 Bradley Ragsdale of the United States Marine Corp., Hot Springs, Arkansas. In 2005, he suffered a dislocated arm and burns across 25% of his body from a bombed vehicle…yet managed to pull another wounded Marine from the vehicle to safety.

After more explosions and crawling through enemy fire, Corporal Ragsdale directed medical help away from himself to the other marine. His actions saved both of their lives.
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IN CANADA: Associate Market Builder Karen Dickie of Shilo, MB nominated herself. Officer Karen Dickie of the Canadian Armed Forces has served over 16 years active duty as a Physician Assistant, traveling the world to treacherous places, including Afghanistan, to administer to the wounded and ailing.

She is married to Ryan Dickie, also on active duty serving 2 Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry.
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Monica Hobbs, Managing Market Mentor of Indianapolis, Indiana nominated her brother Senior Master Sargeant Bryan Greene, who has been in the Air Force for 20 years. He is so dedicated to serving his country that he has moved his wife and four children six times for the sake of duty. Currently he is stationed in Korea while his family resides in Illinois.
Jamie Leigh nominated her oldest brother Robert Hodge of the U.S. Army’s 82nd Airborne. He served two tours in Iraq as a 50cal shooter on a Humvee. During his deployment he was shot in the leg but that has not stopped him from being a stand-up man and protecting the family since their father’s death in 2000.
Tammy Fee, Market Mentor of Council Grove, Kansas nominated Kalia Purcey of the U.S.Army. A dream of hers since childhood, Kalia joined the Army first as an engineer stationed in Fort Stewart, GA, She eventually was deployed to Afghanistan in 2014 to shut down bases as part of pulling out of that country.

While there Kalia sustained an injury that left her disabled. Still, her love for serving her country has not wavered and she truly is grateful for the bonds all those in service hold for each other. Ironically, Kalia was an MP for MONAT for a short while prior to her disability! She is married to a retired Army Drill Sargeant and they have a two year old daughter.
Jewely Stephens, Senior Executive Director, Founding Partner with MONAT Global, nominated Angelina DiFiore, a disabled combat veteran of the 3rd Infantry Division, 2nd Brigade, HHC 2-3 Brigade Troops Battalion, Military Police platoon. Her deployment of 15 months comprised over 350 missions outside the FOB and in harm’s direct way.

She spent over 10,000 hours deployed in Iraq, participating in various missions. For example, one was vehicle road-picketing: Angelina worked every morning and evening for a month to ensure that Al Qaeda and other foreign enemies could not lay an Improvised Exploding Device (IED) or Explosively Formed Penetrator (EFP) to prevent U.S. or allied forces from safely travelling through frequented routes during normal travelling hours.

Angelina was one of the first women ever to be trained and sent on an Infantry mission in Operation Iraqi Freedom. She was trained by the Asymmetrical Warfare Group for a month and out of the seven women who began the training, Angeline was one of only two who successfully completed it. Today, suffering from PSTD, she lives in Washington state and educates the public on mental health issues.
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Joey Zebb, Independent MONAT Market Partner, nominated her husband, Cpl. Steven Stoesz. Steve joined the II Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry in 2006. In February of 2008 he deployed to Afghanistan.

During his deployment he was injured three times: May 25th by a suicide bomber, July 4th by a roadside bomb and again on August 7th by another roadside bomb. Sustaining injuries in each explosion, and excessive injuries in the last, he was sent home to receive medical care.

After recovering from multiple operations, Cpl. Steven Stoesz suffers chronic pain and symptoms of traumatic brain injuries. Yet he is a fighter and devoted to his wife and children. He has not given up on life, making him a true hero.

MONATions United 2016: WOW!

Wow!

A simple word to summarize our incredible MONATions United 2016 event—our first annual convention.


For so many different reasons—the energy, the new products, the new tools, the palpable sense of a very bright future—MONATions United will be an event to remember for years to come. All who attended can say, “I was at the first-ever MONAT Global convention!”


As the new (as of last week) Director of Communications, I was thrilled to be a part of it. I couldn’t think of a better way to get started. The chance to speak with many Market Partners and sense your commitment and excitement for what we are doing was the perfect introduction to MONAT. It’s great to be a part of this company (family seems like a better word), and many thanks for your welcome!


Having been to numerous events like MONATions United in the last 16 years, I can say without hesitation that this event was second to none. This is what a vibrant, strong, inspired company looks and feels like.


So now what?

After an amazing event like MONATions United, it can seem anticlimactic to go back to the “daily routine.” Just take the excitement you felt from the event and share what you learned—and felt—with those on your team who couldn’t be there. Share the big news about MONAT Black, S3 by MONAT, Tousled, and the new tools.


These are all reasons to talk to people. And remember what Luis Urdaneta, our chairman, said in his opening remarks: “When you speak from your heart, when you speak with passion, people will listen.”


Let’s all be unstoppable as we move forward with MONAT!

Jason Russell



I Earned Cabo

It was an unforgettable, all-expense-paid trip to paradise!

 MONAT Global rewards top Market Partners with special incentive trips and our most recent one is definitely unforgettable.

You may have read about our Fall incentive trip already or seen some of the amazing photos. Now we want to give you a closer look at all the fun-in-the-sun, business training and bonding that happens when we celebrate each other’s success.

For five days and six nights, our guests indulged in paradise at the world-renowned Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos.

They enjoyed everything paradise has to offer. There were lots of excursions including deep-sea fishing, a day at the spa and a city tour of Cabo. We ended the trip with a farewell dinner under the moon just near the beach, where we had a fun celebration that included a rockin’ live band, dancing and mariachis—a trip to Mexico isn’t complete without mariachis!

We hope our Market Partners enjoyed the delicious dining, the speeches from our leaders – and most importantly – the bonding time spent with other fellow Market Partners. This wasn’t an ordinary trip to Mexico – and you’ll see why in the clip below.

 

Watch the recap video below, and remember: you TOO can join in on all the fun we’re having…. but first, you have to sign up as a Market Partner! Learn about the MONAT opportunity by clicking:

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Inaugural Leadership Summit Recap

MONAT Global took Leadership Recognition to a New Level at the Inaugural Leadership Summit.

Being a MONAT Founder has its perks! We’re only halfway through the month but so far it’s been a September to Remember.

The Inaugural Leadership Summit at the Hilton Bonnet Creek in Orlando, Florida, was an educational trip that combined both leadership training and fun events for our founders. MONAT leaders experienced everything first class; from airport pick ups, to being greeted by their Regional Sales Manager and President Stuart MacMillan upon arrival, the elite group of founders were treated like the shining stars they truly are.

During this four-day event, we treated our leaders to delicious dining, special surprises, daily gifts, world-class training and a closing/recognition cocktail party – complete with a live band, bubbly, flowers, trophies, bonus checks and more. Few will forget this first class treatment and world-class service from MONAT. An at-a-glance weekend recap, below.

Our founders enjoyed/received:

  • An all-expense paid trip that included airfare, luxurious ground transfers, and a hotel stay (complete with complimentary room service) at the Hilton Bonnet Creek in Orlando, Florida
  • Private dinners at various elegant venues throughout the city
  • A private patio firework show atop the Contemporary Resort following a five-course rooftop dinner
  • MONAT business training
  • Valuable leadership training
  • The Disney Institute “A look behind the Magic” experience, which included a private tunnel tour directly underneath Disney’s Magic Kingdom
  • New product announcements, making them the first group to know about MONAT’s new products and treatment systems
  • A complimentary product pouch with MONAT’s two new styling products, Restyle Instant Sculpting Taffy and Refinish Control Hairspray
  • Corporate announcements, including MONAT’s new recognition advancement pin program, and MONATions United 2016, our very first annual convention
  • A recognition celebration that included a live band, flowers, trophies pins, certificates, and announcements regarding the Cabo trip earners.

 

This exclusive event was a tremendous success and our MONAT founders left with newfound knowledge for them to grow as leaders and to empower their team with the tools to succeed. Together, we’re UNSTOPPABLE.

 

We can’t wait for the next one. See you in CABO!

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MORE THAN 160 MARKET PARTNERS JOINED US FOR TRAINING.

During the RoadShows in 2014, each location challenged the next to have more Market Partners attend training, and Celebrate MONAT. The turn-out in Norman, Oklahoma will be hard to beat!

PowerUP lived up to its name, and the evening was truly a celebration. Don’t just take our word for it.

“I can’t believe how truly blessed we all are to be a part of this wonderful company.”

– Amy Campos, Market Mentor, Illinois

 

“Wonderful training … amazing inspiration and truly truly a wonderful experience … I love being a part of this company and the journey. Thank you for coming to Oklahoma.”

– Jamie Cormany, Market Partner, Oklahoma

 

“Most amazing training yet! What a power-packed event! Still flying high from everything we have learned and this AMAZING team here in OKC!”

– Ann Fisher, Managing Market Mentor, Oklahoma

 

Keep your eyes on our event page, and look for your opportunity to Meet MONAT in 2015.
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Nashville was music to our ears

On November 18, 2014 we hosted an incredible event at Sambuca in Nashville, TN. With over 300 people in attendance, including Market Partners from Coast to Coast, we displayed just how healthy and beautiful hair can be with MONAT.

The audience was paying close attention to some of Nashville’s best stylists as they demonstrated how simple hair dos can be to create when your hair is longer, fuller, stronger and younger-looking than ever before.

They were then treated to the inspiring presence of Rita Davenport who shared some of the secrets to being successful in a social selling business.

As a seminar leader, award winning keynote speaker, humorist and author, Rita is an internationally recognized expert in the principles of success, secrets of network marketing, time management methods, goal setting techniques, creative thinking, and building self-esteem and confidence.

Her careers range from social work and teaching to broadcasting and writing. She has been featured in People magazine, the Wall Street Journal, and countless other business magazines. She produced and hosted her own award-winning television show in Phoenix, Arizona for 15 years and was viewed in over 32 million homes on her cable television show “Success Strategies”.

She has appeared on over 200 radio and television shows, including ABC’s Good Morning America, NBC’s Today Show, Regis Philbin’s Show andThe Sally Jesse Raphael Show. She has shared the speakers’ platform with such notables as Dr. John Maxwell, Jack Canfield, Ross Scheffer, Connie Podesto, Laura Bush, Sarah Palin, Rush Limbaugh, Erik Weihenmayer, Erma Bombeck, Art Linkletter, Og Mandino, Dr. Joyce Brothers, Tom Hopkins, Zig Ziglar, Les Brown and Mark Victor Hansen.

Even more memorable for the Market Partners, was the training held on Wednesday, November 19. Almost 90 Market Partners spent the day learning how to share the opportunity, share the products, and develop the proper business building behaviors that will propel them to success.

 

    

   
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My Oh Miami

My Oh Miami Escapade!

We invite you to come to Miami in February to celebrate your success! The top 30 Market Partners in qualifying points will earn an unforgettable Escapade to Miami to meet the Urdaneta Family and the Executive Team at the home office. Then, be swept away for an unforgettable cruise experience – spending 4 power-packed days and 3 fun-filled nights with your new MONAT family onboard a beautiful cruise liner sailing away to paradise. Bon Voyage!

Qualification Period:
AUGUST 15 TO DECEMBER 31, 2014

Accumulate points for doing basic activities of the business that will help you
advance to Founder.

POINTS / ACTIVITY:
[1] Retail Customer
[2] VIP Customer
[2] Market Partner Kit
[4] $299 Product Pack
[5] 3 and 1
[5] $1,000 PV
[5] Rank Advancement
[8] $2,500 PV
[10] 3 and 3
[10] $6,500 GV

A MINIMUM OF 200 POINTS REQUIRED TO EARN THE TRIP.

Enjoy special recognition, make new MONAT friends, receive exclusive Future Founder’s training,and much much more!