MONAT joins the country in sorrow over the devastation from Hurricane Harvey. Many in the MONAT Family in Texas have been afflicted. Our hearts go out to those we know and all those we don’t know who are affected by this tragedy. But already we see that the crisis in Southeast Texas has united the country in support. Now is the time to serve in any way that you can.
As a company, MONAT will be supporting several efforts toward Hurricane Harvey relief. MONAT Global has made a donation of $10,000 to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund of Global Giving, the first and largest global crowdfunding community that connects nonprofits, donors, and companies with the tools, training, and one-on-one support needed to make the world a better place.
MONAT also is rallying its teams in the field to lend support as volunteers. We are encouraging everyone we can to help with donations, supplies and volunteerism.
Below are several articles with links that can tell you how to help in any way possible. Please, share the below information with everyone you know and encourage people to take action and donate their time. No matter how you help, you will be making a difference.
Share your Hurricane Harvey help efforts with us using #MONATGratitude so we can spread the word to motivate everyone to act NOW!
Please be careful, though. Unfortunately, scams have emerged that take advantage of this disaster. Please don’t be fooled. You can help – just use caution.
Thank you for stepping up to help out our fellow countrymen. Your efforts will be a reward in themselves.
No matter what length and texture your hair, there’s a style out there for you. But it can get overwhelming, especially because certain styles are best for specific seasons. To solve your hair dilemmas, here are some casual styles for different lengths of hair just for summer.
Very Long Hair: Leather Wrapped Braids
These leather wrapped fishtail braids mix tough with pretty. It’s a simple braid with a leather tie—easy enough! Coat your hair with REJUVABEADS™ Oil Intensive while still wet to repair split ends and keep them at bay so the ends of your braids look sleek.
Mid-Length Hair: Middle Part
A sleek hairstyle with a middle part is the perfect style for a party, a night on the town or any special occasion where you want to dress up a little…but not too much, which is what summer is all about! Use Blow Out Cream while styling to keep stranglers at bay.
Mid-length Hair: Choppy Nouveaux Shag
Make a slightly uneven part, blow dry at your roots for a little volume using Reshape Root Lifter and let the bottom half fall in choppy layers. A perfectly sophisticated BUT EASY summer look!
Chin-length Hair: Short Ponytail
Short hair can pull off a ponytail. Gather strands back into a band placed low. (Ponytails placed any higher on short hair look out of place.) Restyle Instant Sculpting Taffy will keep everything neatly in place.
Short African-American Hair: High Top
Short and au natural is the way to go. Keep it longish at the top so you can pick it out and have it short on the sides. Restore Leave-in Conditioner will keep the curls nicely hydrated. This is the hair for summer days!
Short Hair: Layered Lob
This is the perfect casual hair for summer. Let the layers start midway down for volume. Then tousle the hair all over your head using Tousled Texturizing Mist and let it air dry. You’re good to go!
See? That wasn’t so difficult, was it? Now take your summer style and enjoy the lazy days ahead!
Meet Samantha Kelly. Samantha is anything but your typical wife, mother or working woman. She’s an Executive Director with MONAT, a known leader in the social selling business. She’s a real star in the business and says she made a change to achieve success. Let’s hear her story!
What exactly did you change to achieve success?
I had a few "real jobs" and failed at them miserably. I didn’t like “following the rules” and being pinned to a time clock. As a result, I struggled financially for a while because I refused to give in to the employee life. I somehow knew if I pushed through the financially hard times, the right opportunity would appear. And that's exactly what happened with MONAT. I had been part of another company full-time for four years but realized it wasn’t my home and something bigger was in my future. That’s when I realized I needed to change to achieve success so I joined MONAT in October 2016.
What gratification does social selling give you?
In the beginning I loved making the money and knowing that I was providing for my family. But then I saw the big picture and what one can really do with this type of work. This is so much more than just a job. It’s given all of us who work at MONAT a platform to reach so many people and help them find their strong suit in life. When people realize if they change their mindset, they can change to achieve success and then anything is possible.
How have you become so successful?
That's a loaded question! There are a lot of pieces to the puzzle of success but deep down it’s a desire for change so bad that nothing can set you back or stop you. I have been through some scary times with my health, at one point even beating death. So for me, nothing...and I mean nothing…can stop me from reaching my goals. I’ve learned not to let the small things get in the way and to appreciate every failure as a learning experience. I also learned a lot from a wonderful book called The Magic of Thinking Big by David J. Schwartz. It’s extremely motivational for all areas of life. I always recommend it to my team!
What’s your advice for others who want to succeed at what they do?
I think you have to learn to retrain your brain for success. Failing, quitting, giving up…none of those phrases are on my radar. Our dreams are too big to leave any space in our heads for fear and doubt. Our brains are a powerful thing. You have to make a conscious decision to take control of it and give it what YOU want it to put out. Your brain is hungry; make sure you feed it with the right foods. And that means to take your desire, your passion and change to achieve success. For me, that change was MONAT.
Thank you, Samantha, for sharing your experience with us. She asked us to end our interview with another one of her favorite quotes:
If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking.
New Year's Day is the first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar. Civilizations around the world have been celebrating the start of each New Year for at least four millennia. Today, most New Year’s festivities begin on New Year’s Eve and continue into the early hours of New Year’s Day. Common traditions include attending parties, eating special New Year’s foods, making resolutions for the New Year and watching fireworks displays.
In fact, each year millions of people around the world watch the iconic New York City tradition, the dropping of a giant ball in New York City’s Times Square at the stroke of midnight. This has occurred almost every year since 1907. Over time, the ball has expanded from a 700-pound iron-and-wooden orb to a brightly patterned and lighted sphere 12 feet in diameter and weighing nearly 12,000 pounds.
But New Year’s is a time of reflection too. We at MONAT believe more in New Year’s intentions than in resolutions, which often are uninspiring, difficult to keep and typically peter out after a few months. Ask anyone who belongs to a gym; the gym packed in January with people full of determination to lose weight and get toned. By March, the gyms have emptied out.
Our philosophy is that intention differs in both spirit and practicality. Intentions set the tone and perspective for the New Year. This means rather than make a resolution to exercise and eat healthy, you would set a goal of listening to your body and making healthier choices. This is easier to adhere to and can be drawn upon to guide your decisions at any time.
New Year’s also is a time that the MONAT family surveys the past year and uses it to ask, “What do we intend to achieve this coming year?” We dig deep and affirm that we’re truly invested in fully living life. Having a goal puts a powerful force into play on a universal, conscious and subconscious level. These goals or intentions give our lives direction and help us think big.
As part of the MONAT family,
we invite you to ask along with us the following intentions:
- What would you like to have happen in your life this year?
- What would you like to do, to accomplish?
- What good would you like to attract into your life?
- What particular areas of growth would you like to have happen to you?
- What blocks, or character defects, would you like to have removed?
- What would you like to attain?
- Where would you like to go?
- What would you like to have happen in friendship and love?
- What would you like to have happen in your family life?
What problems would you like to see solved?
- What decisions would you like to make?
- What would you like to happen in your career?
What you think about and dream about are your own personal intentions. But we invite you to share some intentions with us…to help others, to be grateful for what we have and to strive to do the very best we can do at any given moment. This New Year, the next chapter in our book of life is about to be written. Let’s write it together!
Molly loves her MONAT! After seeing the results the products have had on her hair, who wouldn’t? In her own words:
To begin transforming your hair like Molly, follow these simple tips**:
- Wash and condition with Renew Shampoo and Restore Leave-In Conditioner.
- Place a quarter-size amount of Restyle Instant Sculpting Taffy in the palm of your hand; add several drops of REJUVENIQE™ Oil Intensive. Use more or less product depending on the length of your hair.
- Rub hands together and apply evenly throughout hair, scrunching with your hands.
- Seal your natural look with Refinish Control Hairspray.
- Once a week, apply Replenish Masque all over hair from roots to ends, leave in for 20 minutes, and rinse out thoroughly.
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