Sarah Matheson

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My name is Sarah Matheson. I can proudly say I reached Market Mentor in June 2016. I am a busy mother of three. My first son is nine, my second son is six, and my daughter is three. My boys play hockey and my daughter will be going into more structured activities as she grows older. I am a teacher from Ohio, and all of my family lives there. My husband and I live in Nova Scotia. He is from Canada. After having three children, I was realizing that life is very expensive.

Before MONAT, I was wondering how I was going to be able to pay for my children's university education, their extra-curricular activities, vacations, trips back and forth to Ohio, and everyday life expenses, even though my husband and I were working full time. It just didn't seem fair that we were working so hard and couldn't seem to get ahead.
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I turned 40 in March 2015, and I finally had come to terms that my hair just wasn't going to bounce back to what I wanted it to look like with the current hair care products and regimen that I was using at the time. My hair was dry, full of static, appeared to stop growing, and was breaking. I had to face the facts, I was aging and so was my hair.
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In November 2015, I joined as a MONAT Market Partner with one of my best friends, Amy Murphy, because I trusted her. I hadn't even sampled the product. I just signed up as a Market Partner because I trusted her judgement along with the 30% discount. I knew she wouldn't stand behind a company and its products unless she believed in it. I also knew it was a great financial opportunity.

I fell in love with MONAT after my first sample. I then purchased all of the products over time and haven't used anything else since.

Like I stated before, I am a teacher. It occurred to me that as a Market Partner, I could take charge of the opportunity that MONAT could provide for me, by promoting my business as a Market Partner and teaching fellow Market Partners. I was finding it so easy because I was teaching them and fellow customers about something that I believed and loved! I was product of the product because I had tried all of them.
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I started working my MONAT business in April 2016. I purchased products for beauty baskets, had coffee dates with potentials, and had shampoo parties. My team grew and I was able to answer questions from my team members. I was teaching!

Over time, my team grew and I was gaining a higher sense of self-confidence, self-worth, and financial independence. I can see getting ahead financially with this company and being able to afford my dreams. Throughout this journey, I have to say that I am so thankful to my team members, friends, and family who have supported me throughout my journey with MONAT. I look forward to seeing what my future holds with the company.

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Aleah Powell

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My name is Aleah Powell, and I’m from Rockwall, Texas. As many southern women say, “The higher the hair, the closer to God.” With that being said, I have processed, blow dried, and overused heat on my hair since I was a teenager!

I was always blessed with strong, long hair until having my three girls and a surgical procedure. Soon my hair was falling out like crazy and seriously breaking. I decided to try hair extensions. Let's just say that was a disaster for my hair. By this time I'm trying every product advertised for growth, strength and healthy hair. Like many people I had no results and was frustrated!
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When my friend Lisa Goucher asked me to sign up as a MONAT Market Partner, I was ALL IN only because I wanted to try the product! Even with my first wash I could really feel a difference and now my hair is unbelievably healthy!

I guess you can say I'm not the usual suspect to take on the opportunity because I stay at home with my three girls, and my husband makes us a good living, but essentially all I started doing is showing my before and after pics of my thinning areas. My Facebook friends were blown away because they could see it was me and I will tell you I followed up on every comment and the majority of those friends now use MONAT!

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It is important to share your testimony and bless others with this amazing product! I am able to use the money I'm making to save for special things my family would not normally buy. It's been a wonderful journey that I know will continue into bigger and better things—not only for my family but many others!

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Toni Losada

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Last year, after being away from my profession as a high school math teacher for five years to care for my two beautiful children, I toyed with the idea of going back to work full time. Little did I know that life was getting ready to throw me a curveball!

I was diagnosed with breast cancer in September, just three months after my mother had been diagnosed with the same ailment. Let’s just say this experience changed my life and going back to work was the last thing on my mind. My family and friends were my constant and unbelievable support. They got me through the rough times and I came out tougher, stronger and much more knowledgeable than I ever was before. From nutrition to cosmetics, I began to closely question every single product that came in contact with me and my family. And that is where MONAT fell into my lap.

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As I started discovering healthier food options, I found it much more difficult to come across healthier beauty care products. I tried several different organic shampoos that left my hair feeling sticky and gross and then one day—voila!—one of my friends sent me a MONAT sample and I fell in love! I bothered her about all the ingredients, I looked up every single one to make sure they were safe and once I was satisfied with my findings, I decided to sign up to be a Market Partner.

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I made it a mission to help my friends, family—anyone I could talk to—chose healthier options. To me, working for MONAT doesn’t seem like a job at all. I truly feel like MONAT cares about their ingredients, which in turn means they care about the well-being of their customers. It is easy for me to recommend MONAT products to the people I care about because it brings me joy to know that I am helping people get rid of toxic chemicals that can eventually cause chronic diseases, like breast cancer.

MONAT has given my family the gift of me being able to stay at home with my children, while providing us with an additional source of income. As an added bonus, I am helping people find amazing haircare products that they can feel good about using. For this, I am forever grateful.

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Mendy Wakefield

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Because of MONAT, I have a business that will eventually allow me to come home and be the stay-at-home momma that I’ve always dreamed of being. I have been a working mom all of my kids’ lives and feel like I’ve missed so much. My oldest two are 23 and live four hours from home, so until MONAT our trips were very spaced out. And then the grandbaby came and I definitely wanted to be making that four hour trip a whole lot more than I was able to before.

We also have a 12-year-old daughter and at the end of her 5th grade year she asked me if there would ever be a time that I’d be able to stay at home with her when she wasn’t in school. Talk about tug at your heart strings! We had some debt to pay off and I knew until that debt was gone, I needed to stay at work. You should also know that I really, really like my job and it’s been a huge blessing to our family.
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So, I began praying for a different road to travel. The Lord knew my heart. He knew I wanted to be at home with my last baby, wanted to see this new grandbaby as much as I could and He also knew that I wanted to be able to travel to visit family in Georgia because being an aunt in Oklahoma with sisters and nieces in Georgia is HARD!
Almost every time I opened Facebook, this naturally based, age preventive hair care that was doing amazing things for hair was toward the top of my newsfeed. A friend of mine in Houston had jumped in an she was so excited about the opportunity that I knew in my gut this was the road God was laying in front of me.
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Not only have we begun paying off our debt, we were able to play more and travel more. My daughter and I were able to fly in and surprised my sister in Georgia at her baby shower. Had I not made the money that I had made with MONAT, that would have been an impossible expense at the time.

I’ve attended MONAT’s annual conference in Florida and their spring conference in Dallas, and was able to meet these online friends in 3D! With some of those, it was like we knew each other forever. That has been the most rewarding part of this experience for me—the relationships built.

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Even though life now still looks the same on the outside (because I still have not quit my daytime job BUT ONLY because the oilfield is still so unstable), it is so different on the inside. My self-confidence is gaining daily, we’ve made a huge dent in our debt and, hey, I’ve got some of the healthiest, shiniest hair I’ve ever had in my life!

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Lori Lindholm

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God placed MONAT in my life, just when He knew that I needed it! I have been blessed by having a husband who takes great care of our family, and I have been able to be a stay-at-home mom, for the past 20 years, home schooling our two daughters for 12 of those years.

I absolutely love spending time with my girls, and last summer it hit me, that Ashley and Lexi are both going to be graduating this year, one from high school, and one from college, and my life was about to change in a BIG way! I thought, “What on earth am I going to do?” I knew that I had to keep myself busy, or I would be an emotional mess!
As I began praying, seeking God's leading and guidance, asking Him what He had next for me, He showed me through a family friend. You see, God knows who, and what, it will take for each of us, when He's trying to get our attention. God knew that I would listen to Francie! After trying MONAT once, I was hooked! I told Francie to "sign me up!"
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I started sharing MONAT with friends and people whom God placed in my path, and before I knew it, I had this wonderful team! Together, we are helping other ladies, whether it's with hair issues, or financial issues, or for ladies like myself, who need a little something more in life.

I don't even feel like this is work! It's merely talking and sharing with others about MONAT's fabulous products and opportunity—to be a part of something so incredible!

Because of MONAT, I am able to contribute financially to our family, we have extra money to enjoy family vacations, I can visit my daughter when she studies abroad, and I don't feel guilty going on shopping sprees with my daughter's. I can help the less fortunate in a larger capacity now.

I love the freedom of being available to my family. I can be flexible with my schedule. Whenever my daughter's want to meet for Starbucks, or a girl's day, or when my husband decides to take the day off, just to spend it with me, I can do it, my job allows both the freedom and finances to do so!

I am so grateful to the Urdanetta family for sharing this wonderful company, opportunity, and amazing products with me, and so many others! My purpose for the past 20 years has been taking care of my family. Now that they don't need me as much, I needed to find a purpose again, and I have because of MONAT! I now know that I am going to be alright when my daughters are pursuing their dreams, and ambitions, because I now too, have new dreams and ambitions. One chapter in my life is coming to a close, and a new chapter is beginning!

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Tina Hammeren

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Devastation comes in many forms. For us, the first "unthinkable" happened October 18, 2013. I will never forget this day as long as I live. I remember vividly waking up, unable to speak, unable to open my eyes to my mom holding my hand, crying. Nurses explaining to her that I had meningitis and my brain was swelling. I could hear her but I couldn't respond. I thought to myself, "Please lord, I can't die right now. My sweet baby girls need me."

After that day, I vowed to stop working so much and be home with my babies but then reality sunk in. Five weeks off work and medical bills up to our eyeballs. I felt my only choice was to work as hard as I could to get out of this mess.
Clearly, God was not satisfied with the fact that I had so obviously ignored his first message to change my life. Less than 6 months later, I suffered a massive leg injury. Adding to the already unthinkable amount of medical bills, we kept pushing through, barely staying afloat.
All of our dreams and goals went out the window. How can you live life when you spend each day just trying to survive it?
In July of 2015, we welcomed our sweet baby boy into this world, four weeks early. As I sat holding my precious son in NICU, I prayed for an answer. I prayed for some way, any way to fix this mess. What was the answer? How could this happen? WHY did all of this happen to us?
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In September of 2015, MONAT found me. It landed in my lap and said HERE, here is your answer...and so, I closed my eyes and jumped in.
Tonight, as I sit here holding my sleeping baby, I can breathe. For the first time in five years, I know things are going to be OK. Last month we paid off our medical debt. Five years, three premature babies, meningitis and a broken leg; done. All thanks to MONAT.
To say MONAT has changed my life is an understatement. MONAT has brought back hope. MONAT has brought back dreams and, most importantly, it has brought back joy to our family.
MONAT is so much more than a shampoo company. I want to SHOUT it from the roof tops. I want everyone to experience the way I felt when I paid off that last bill. FREEDOM. I want everyone to feel free. I want everyone to feel joy and I want everyone to be able to cry happy tears as they achieve whatever their dreams may be.
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My WHY, my driving force—my purpose for living—is my three beautiful children. For me, the dream is to never miss another milestone in my children's lives because I HAVE to go to work; to take my family on vacation; and spend as much time as possible making memories. To be able to repay the favors that all the wonderful people in our family, our community, and our church selflessly gave to us in our hard times. To never, ever take another moment for granted and to live a joyous life without the worry of bills in the way. Every single day those dreams are closer for my family because of MONAT, and for that I am forever thankful for this incredible company and for the opportunity it has created.

What is your dream? And more importantly, what are you willing to do to achieve it?

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Amie Orr

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My name is Amie Orr. I have a degree in Biology and Chemistry, and I have been fascinated with nature since I was a child. My dad instilled and nurtured this love of nature from birth and I passed this love to my high school students.

I have been a Director of a youth program for four years. My mission is to empower parents and students with the knowledge and skills necessary to graduate with a post-secondary education and to transform their lives. Despite my love for my job, I have $50,000 in school loan debt alone. I had to borrow money for everything and rarely got to take vacations.
I have Oklahoma teacher’s retirement, but I am on the 90 plan which means my years of service and age would have to equate to 90. That would put my current retirement age at 68; and before MONAT I had resigned myself to the fact that retirement was not going to be fun, because I would be too old to enjoy life and not have the financial stability to do so, either.
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A good friend of mine called me to tell me about MONAT. She really just approached me with the products and not the opportunity. I signed up for the discount because my hair was in such horrible shape from being outside in the sun, coloring, and normal aging of the hair. After a few uses I realized what an amazing and unique product MONAT was. I sat down at my computer and listened to all the videos and read all the information about MONAT. I was fascinated by the nature and the science that has gone into the formulation of these products. I immediately realized the business potential and saw this as a way to supplement my retirement, take more vacations, and achieve financial freedom.
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Since joining MONAT seven months ago, I have been able to pay cash for many items, take several vacations, and help others realize dreams do come true! I plan on having all my student loans paid off in two years with MONAT. I wake up every day excited about the realization of dreams for myself and for my team, and the possibilities of seeing those through to fruition.

I have learned how to be a transformative leader, which has helped me build a MONAT team as well as be a leader and role model for my high school students.

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Barbara Aniszewski

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Icame to America in 1980 from Poland with a dream to provide for my family what I never had growing up. As a salon owner, when I was introduced to MONAT, I fell in love with the quality, clean-ness, and results of the products. I was welcomed by my upline leader and now great friend Phyllis Marlene Benstein into a loving, caring, supportive team and larger MONAT family.

Additionally, I love that I can offer my clients toxin-free, safer alternatives to their hair care products. Shortly after joining, I gathered up all my other products and got rid of them so I could be exclusively MONAT. For the first time since opening my salon, I was getting calls from my clients asking, "What did you use on my hair yesterday? I love it!"
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This is the first brand that pays me to sell their products, and my clients can only get them from me, not other big box stores. I'm a sole provider for my family and had the fear that if something happened to me, and I couldn't work or provide for them. I'm so proud to be building an enormous Polish team, now over 600 strong, and some don't even speak much or any English. Thank you to my main amazing leader, Joanna Bartosik!
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With all of this, I'm building my business, my savings and security, and my dreams for a fun future. I look forward to one day coming full circle and opening Poland for MONAT.

Thank you to the Urdanetas and my entire MONAT family!

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Melinda Ritter

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The story I share is not an easy one for me, but finish reading for my happy beginning to my new ending. What I am about to tell you is painful but leads to beauty in the making.

I was in a dark place in my life five years ago after losing my husband and the father to my only child and son, Tripp, who was just two at the time. To fully recover from this tragedy I had to completely rebuild my life from losing almost everything and starting over from scratch.
I had a professional career in nursing, but knew God wanted me to do more and be more, but at the same time I knew God wanted me home with my Tripp. So after two years of rebuilding my life I met my fiancé, Nathan Rother. We quickly began building and growing our family and God delivered us Kyson, who is now three. So God delivered me from the darkness as promised and gave Tripp and me Nathan and Kyson, and we were happy but struggling. After being a stay-at-home mom for two years, I was feeling a lot of pressure and stress to make ends meet. While I was grateful to be home with our boys, I trusted God in his promise and in my heart’s desire to do more and be more. I still had this yearning for something MORE. That’s when MONAT found me.
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MONAT at first was a simple shampoo business, but after seeing the full potential in myself and in this wonderful generous company, I knew God gave me something special, a gift of an “At-home Profession, with MONAT!” I could once again contribute to our family’s income while fulfilling my priority as a woman of God, fiancé, and mother of two first.
I loved myself even more for finding my place and purpose in a profession where I could grow, learn, and master, and that I loved from the start. MONAT has enabled me to feel confident in myself again and have a drive to LIVE life again. I have grown to be a better person in every aspect of my personal and professional life. I have discovered talents I never knew I had and sharpened skills I have already possessed and I can now talk to people in a language they relate to.
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Because of MONAT, we are finally paying off debt that, before, we never knew how we were going to pay. We have enjoyed vacations and the simple pleasures in life, living and enjoying each other. I not only gained an “At-home Profession,” I gained my life back, but even better than that I am building friendships and relationships, strong ones too. These relationships will last a lifetime. Together, we are helping others achieve great things and showing others it doesn’t matter where you come from, or what you have been through, or how many people you know, you too can achieve great things and make your hearts’ desire and dreams come true.
I truly believe that, with MONAT, I am able to help everyday families create more income, buy time back in their lives, and have a Plan B with a sense of security in their lives. To me, that is a purpose-driven profession that I thank God for every day.
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Amy Campos

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Because of MONAT, I have been able to retire from a 25-year court reporting career. I am extremely happy with my life, and I am filled with gratitude. I have the most amazing people in my life. I have learned to dream again, and I am able to follow my passion of helping others.

I owned my own court reporting firm for 25 years and worked most nights and weekends in my home office…okay, my bedroom…while my family enjoyed movies, games, went out to dinner—all the fun stuff that we should have been doing together.
I figured it was okay because they were hanging out with Dad. Well, I missed a lot of family time with them. A LOT. People would ask me, “Have you seen this movie or that movie?” My husband and boys would always answer yes. My answer was always no. It broke my heart and didn’t exactly make me feel like Mom of the Year.
While I knew that I was working so hard for my family, it was also a very depressing way to live. I needed to find a better way to make a good income while also having time freedom.
In early 2014, network marketing found me. I quickly realized that this profession was going to be my future. I realized that it could provide a lucrative income, all by helping others. However, the company I had partnered with was not the right fit for me. I was looking for something more, something different.
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One night in the fall of 2014, I prayed a very specific prayer. I prayed to God for “a new opportunity in network marketing.” The next morning, while still in bed, I saw a post on Facebook about MONAT. There was zero doubt in my mind that this was a sign for me from God and from my Grandma Robinson. (She raised six children on her own as a director with Avon, and I just know that she’s behind this journey ☺).

I emailed MONAT and received some information. I quickly learned about the company and products. I got my hands on some samples and—Oh Em Gee—there really are no words to describe that first shampoo. It was magical! Seriously.

Picture a woman with very unruly, coarse, kinky hair but who loves silky, smooth hair, and it took her two hours to do her hair. Well, that first magical wash…30 minutes to do her hair. 30 minutes. Sign her UP!

On to sharing MONAT. What really made this experience different was that it was so simple. People loved this “hair crack.” People wanted MONAT. People wanted to be a part of MONAT. We were helping people with ANY hair concern they had. We were helping people regain their confidence. We were helping people gain financial and time freedom.

Within two months of joining MONAT, and with the help of my awesome upline mentor/friend, Toni Vanschoyck, I had earned the first of many trips. Every day I was making new lifelong friends. Even the Urdanetas, the family behind MONAT, became friends. They are the most loving, genuine people you can imagine, and they truly want what is best for us working in the field.

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On New Year’s Eve 2014, I hit the rank of Market Mentor. I was in the family room with my family working MONAT, watching the New Year’s Eve ball drop, when, with the help of one amazing team, I became the ninth founder of MONAT. I will never, ever forget that moment!

And at this point, three months in, I had exceeded my court reporting income and was starting to let that go. I was one happy girl, let me tell you.

So what does my life look like now? I am still one happy girl. Happier. I have paid off all of my credit cards. This summer will be the first summer where I can truly enjoy every single minute with my boys, and they are now 10 and 15. This winter my family is taking our first cruise together. We are also looking at new houses, which seems like a complete dream. I’m actually considering taking all the laundry off of my desk and donating it. All I need is WiFi and my iPhone. I can work from wherever I am, wherever the day takes me. Life is good ☺

This truly is a better way. Thank you MONAT.

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