Friday, May 27, 2011

Comments for a better life by Sherry Braswell 5-27-2011

What do YOU want out of Life?

God has created YOU to “reach.”  He wants you to have goals, dreams…visions!  He wants you to always be striving for that next mountaintop.  And in order to get on that mountain you must start in the valley.  This is where all of the growth occurs.  You’re never gonna live on the mountaintop because once you arrive there will always be another mountain to climb, because God is always on the move!  He is not a passive God…he is an active God.  And He created YOU in Him image…to be active in your life…always reaching and striving.  God is so very wise because He knows that the time when you’re the most vulnerable in your life is NOT when you’re weak but when you’re strong.  Once you’re on that mountaintop and everything seems to be going your way you ease back into complacency and self reliance.  The real progress in your life is made in the valley when you’re going through the trials… when you’re being stretched & tested and must rely on God for your provision.  So if you’re in the valley right now be THANKFUL for this time because it is during this precious time that your faith grows and you are given the opportunity to develop an intimate relationship with God and understand His true love for you.

Joyce Meyer compares the birth of our dreams to pregnancy…the conception, birth & delivery of a baby.  Before a baby can be born he/she must be conceived.  It is the same with your dream.  You have to conceive your dream.  What is YOUR dream?  Have you prayed and asked God to show you His will for your life?   You should live your life as God made it…full of possibilities…not positivities.  He gives you the grace and ability to achieve your dreams but you must also do your part.  Once you conceive your vision you then go through “pregnancy” which is a difficult time of change.  This is where your perseverance and patience are tested.  Ecclesiastes 5:3 says “For a dream comes with much business and painful effort, and a fool’s voice with many words.”  In other words, it’s pretty easy to SAY you’re gonna do something but quite another to follow thorough and actually DO it.  In order for your dream to come to pass you must put forth some painful effort. A baby cannot be birthed without some pain just as your dream cannot be birthed without some pain and effort.  You will have to get out of your comfort zone and reach.  You’re gonna make mistakes through the process and that is okay…that is simply part of the process.  Don’t get impatient like Sarah and and try to birth things in your own time.  Your dream may not come to pass as quickly as you would like it to.  God’s timing is NOT your timing. You must trust that He knows best and his timing is the RIGHT time!

Pregnancy is a time of first expectation.  When a woman is pregnant we say she is “expecting.”  You must have this same EXPECTATION with your dream.  The woman KNOWS she will birth a baby in 9 months.  She also knows that the process will require some painful effort.  Your VISION goes through this same process.  This is why it is SO important to keep at attitude of EXPECTATION while you are waiting for your dream.  Do not let the thief steal your dream.  He will whisper in your ear that it is never going to happen and that you should give up.  This is a LIE!  Your expectation needs to be aggressive and you need to talk to God about it first thing in the morning!  WORDS are extremely important!  Your voice is extremely important!  God SAID “let there be light” & there was light! 
Approximately 10 times in the first few verses of Genesis God SAID something…he SAID!   He demonstrated for us from the very beginning of time the importance of our WORDS!  The power of life & death ly in the tongue!  It’s very important WHAT YOU SAY about yourself, others, your future and your expectations.  Get up in the am & TALK OUT LOUD!  Are you expecting favor?  Are you expecting good news?  Are you expecting people to want to join your business?  Are you expecting wisdom? OR are you a “wait and see” person?  Do you have a passive attitude?  While it may be true that you can’t control everything in your life by positive confession the more you agree with God the more likely you are to have it and the more you agree with the devil the more likely you are to have that.
Who are YOU in agreement with?
Psalms 27:13 says What would become of me had I not believed that I would see the Lord’s goodness in the land of the living?

What does it mean to WAIT on God?  Wait means to EXPECT GOD!  Are you expecting God to show up in your life today?  Are you expecting Him to change your finances?  Are you expecting to hear His voice?  Although you may be “waiting” physically for God you should be very active “spiritually.”  We tend to do the opposite…we do nothing spiritually and try to do everything physically to make something happen in our lives.  Kent & I have learned to approach our MonaVie business with “faith & expectation.”  MonaVie is simply a part of our everyday lives.  We share it everywhere we go during the day.  We are the messengers of hope and health…not THE message.  Some people receive today, some tomorrow, some never.  We know that He will bring the right people in our business if we continue to do our part, have faith and keep a positive, expectant attitude.
Today people live too much in the “flesh” and allow life to suck then up and steal their dreams and visions.  You gotta be & stay aggressive!  YES…even when you don’t FEEL like it!  Especially WHEN you don’t feel like it!  If you GET UP and get aggressive in spirit your flesh will catch up!

Esther is a great example in the Bible of a lady who maintained a good attitude and was rewarded for it.  She was a young Jewish girl that was taken to serve in the haram of the King.  This was NOT the plan she had for her life.  Her life had not turned out the way she thought it would turn out.  Do YOU feel like that?  If so…read the story of Esther and how she turned it all around with a good attitude.
You can’t say you trust God if everytime something goes wrong in your life you get a bad attitude. Because Esther maintained a good attitude she obtained the favor of God.  Esther 2:9 says
He speedily gave her the things of her purification & her portion of food and the 7 chosen maids to be given to her from the King’s palace and moved her & her maids to the best apartment in the haram.”
God is showing us that if we maintain a good attitude through our trials we’ll go through them a lot faster!  Would you like more speed in your life right now?  Then check your attitude.

When things don’t go your way remember that God has a plan and to keep a good attitude.  Something no one can ever take away from you is your GOOD ATTITUDE!  No matter where you are right now in your life if you have a good attitude God WILL give you favor!  He has spoke it and it is true!  You can count on it!  It’s simple…if you want your dreams to come to pass you can’t be like everyone else.  You are IN the world, but not OF the world.  When everyone else is moaning, groaning and complaining you must be THANKING GOD for his blessings.  You must be speaking EXPECTATION into your life.  This is THE difference between a happy, successful person and one who is not.  When you get negative while you’re waiting for your dream to come to pass you are DELAYING your dream!  You must remain positive and expectant!  You will see your dream come to pass!  It’s God’s promise!

Have a great day!  We love you!  We believe in you!

Have a great Memorial Day! 


Wednesday, May 25, 2011

5-25-2011 Weigh in and Quote of the Day

Good Morning to all; we are both moving in the right direction, and although yesterday was a bit of a hungry day for us both – we did move toward goal, Margaret is down ½ lb and I dropped by .6. Margaret is keep her total quite till she is back in the green and I am 3lbs from my new goal of 185. This is the most wonderful food you can give your body. Questions or to get a three day sample call us 803-468-6482.
Thanks Wilber and Margaret

"Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody else has thought."
— Jonathan Swift: Was an Anglo-Irish essayist, satirist, poet, and cleric

Friday, May 20, 2011

5-20-2011 Weigh in and Quote of the Day

Good Morning to all; two days and -2lbs for me – putting me within 4.6 of the new goal. Margaret has dropped 1.5; she is within 2 of her lowest and getting serious again. Her goal is -10 by this time in June. She is 35 from goal.

One bite at a time and one day at a time – school is getting ready to break for the summer-should be a good time to sow seeds for a great fall harvest. Going into the 7th yr (MonaVie as a business) and 2 Billion in sales (took apple 10 yrs to do this). In this time period MonaVie has paid out 1 Billion in commissions to the distributors, making a new millionaire every “Three (3) Weeks”. How is that for something to fight the recession? Do you know someone with a dream-we have a way to make it come true-takes work and dedication and we are here for both, let’s go do it.

Today’s quote is so appropriate!

"One hour per day of study will put you at the top of your field within three years. Within five years you'll be a national authority. In seven years, you can be one of the best people in the world at what you do."
— Earl Nightingale: Was a motivational author and speaker

Thanks, Wilber and Margaret

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

5-18-2011 Weigh In-Goals-Quote of the Day

Good Morning everyone;  Margaret is at set point-she has dropped a pound and half-putting her back to where she was a few days ago. Seems we both got off the track with our business move-point is that we have sort of been coasting-that’s good as we have not gone up or down-staying within striking distance so to speak. We have both set new goals – Margaret is looking to drop 10lbs in the next 30 days and I have realigned my goal to 184.  We have to have something to reach for as this is a journey and not a destination. When we reach where we think we are going we find that there is another horizon to view. Those of you that are on the journey with us remember to check in daily with your rvl web site and keep up with your goals. The real beauty of the RVL system is knowing that your body is getting all the nutrition that it needs to keep your health at the top.  Remember that we are 75% or more made of water-be sure to get 64oz a day-it does make a difference.

If you are one in the family that is looking for an added $500 to a $1000 a month give me a call and let us work together to build a solid business for you and your family. Did you know that this amount of money would prevent 75% of all the bankruptcies in America today? Do you know someone you would like to help, has someone indicated they need to boost their income-you have the tool in your hands to help them. Let’s go do it together, 803-468-6482, we do want to help.

Margaret’s sister has joined the Family and makes this suggestion, vanilla shake-add smuckers sugar free strawberry jam to your shake-we are going to try this as she says it is fantastic, sounds great to me.

"Many can argue that reality is as it is, but my experience is that the opposite is exactly true, reality is ours for the making."
Asara Lovejoy: Human potential author and coach

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Raleigh Meeting 5-3-2011

Ok, was on the road last night and in the rain this morning and missed the weigh in-not sure if Margaret did or not. We had a fantastic learning experience last night and I have posted the notes that our Lovely Sherry Braswell made and forwarded. Take a moment or two and read through this- we have a huge tiger by the tail and it is going places. This is bigger than big folks-please don’t miss this train…

"Change your thoughts and you change your world."
— Norman Vincent Peale:
Was a minister and author of inspirational books

Wilber and Margaret Jeffcoat
MonaVie Dist. #2552824
Let’s walk the beaches of the world together

WOW!!!  What an INCREDIBLE night!  Words cannot express the energy that filled that room last night!  It was absolutely electrifying!  The words that were spoken last night pierced my soul like an arrow.  As I was sitting there listening to the nuggets of wisdom from our executive team it was like it was my very first meeting…as if I were hearing these words for the very first time. I want to share with you this am what I took from this very important night.

Annette Stover, our Diamond from Wilmington, opened the meeting with RVL weight loss results.
I was amazed by the story of Paul. His initial weight was 544 lbs.  The 1st week he lost 0 lbs, the 2nd week he lost 23
lbs and since our last meeting on April 12th he has lost 121 lbs!  Everyone stood up and excitedly applauded
and his face just beamed. It was wonderful to see this young man’s light up with pride as he told his heartfelt story. 
THIS is what it is all about, I thought…Changing people’s lives!
Annette explained The Cash Flow Quadrant, out of Robert Kiyosaki’s best selling book Business
of the 21st Century. This book has completely changed her life and the way she thinks.  “What you’ve seen
your whole life is what you think is reality, what you believe is real.”  A job will make you a living, but never a fortune.
Get this book…it will OPEN your eyes to a whole new world!

Scott Olsen, the very 1st distributor in MonaVie, then spoke. He was beyond AMAZING!  He has been in the network marketing industry for over 32 years!  He talked about having a belief system.  Do you believe in yourself?, he asked. “Do you believe in the possibilities of what can happen in your life?”  One of the greatest powers we possess is the power to choose.  Obstacles and adversities come into all of our lives.  HOW we choose to deal with them determines WHERE we turn up.  “MonaVie is the single greatest story and opportunity this world has ever seen”.  There are only 13 companies in 127 years that have EVER achieved 1 billion dollars…and MonaVie is the ONLY ONE that has EVER done it in 4 years!  We have created over 104 millionaires & paid out over 1 billion dollars in commissions! This company is giving YOU the opportunity to leave a legacy.  This company is far bigger than its founders…it will long outlive them.  And you’re NEVER to old to start, he said.  Jimmy Smith was 75 years old when he got into network marketing for the first time.  He is now a multimillionaire leaving a legacy for his great grandchildren.  Clara got involved when she was 55 years old. She is now 85 yrs old and & made millions leaving money for future generations.  MonaVie is no longer a startup…we are a worldwide global phenomenon!  Did you know that we will soon be opening in Russia, China & India?  We are currently in 18 countries and have accomplished that in 6 short years!  We have 3 new products coming out that we’ll be announcing in June at our Imagine Convention in Salt Lake City, Utah.  (hint: Skin Care might be one of them. Acai has amazing benefits for the protection & care of the skin).
Scott says that we spend so much time making a living that we don’t spend any time learning how to build a fortune.  Most of us were never taught that it was even possible.  We were taught to live in a box with restrictions and limitations because that is how our parents lived and were taught by their parents.  This business teaches you a new way to think.  It exposes you to people that have found their greatness and are willing to help you find yours.  You are exposed to people that are living their dreams and will inspire & help YOU to live yours.  Don’t worry about what others say or believe. People are negative because of their own self doubts and fears.  Your confidence scares them and challenges them to look at themselves.  Everything that has occurred in your life, good & bad, has prepared YOU for this moment...for this email I am sending you right now.  What will you choose to do with it?
All of our lives are intertwined.  You are here because someone touched you.  And there is someone out there waiting for YOU to touch them. 

Henry Marsh was the last to speak.  Henry is our co-founder and our Vice-Chairman.  His background is riddled with experience, setbacks & success.   Henry begins by saying some very profound words we all need to meditate on…”You will never succeed in life until you’ve failed.”  You must have a setback to find your GREATNESS.  Most people won’t ever find it because they haven’t had enough setbacks.  They want to play it “safe” and just be comfortable.  Being comfortable is a dangerous place to be because it breeds mediocrity.  The people who do the greatest things in life are the ones faced with the greatest adversity.  Look at Greg Barton, the Olympic kayaker.  He was born with club feet.  Most people would have looked at that as a reason NOT to compete because he couldn’t swim.  Greg use it to his advantage, found strength in it & used it to achieve Olympic greatness in the sport of kayaking.  WOW!  Does that give you a whole new perspective on obstacles or what?!   Henry really made me see that we should be THANKING God for our challenges and setbacks.  Without our setbacks we have NO opportunity for greatness. Think about it my friends…we are on this earth a very short period of time.  Don’t you want your life to really mean something?  What do you want people to say about you when you are gone?  What do you want your story to be?  Do you long for something more out of your life?  Do you want to be more & achieve more?  YOU CAN!  God put a seed of greatness in all of us!

Henry spoke of MonaVie’s humble beginnings.  Like all great companies MonaVie was started by the vision of a few great men who got together in the summer of 2003.  Henry was a four time Olympic athlete and an attorney.  He realized early on the importance of life equity and time leveraging.  Henry help develop the famous company Franklin Covey known for their extensive time management systems used by companies all over the world.  He left Franklin Covey for his dream of starting his own company.  He then hooked up with Dallin Larsen in June 2003.  They formulated the idea of Monarch Health Sciences while sitting in the hot tub of Henry’s basement.  A year later the company evolved into a nutritional beverage company & was named MonaVie.   A short six years later they have gone from the basement to the pent house of business success!  They are a blessed and favored company because of the foundational principles of which they based their company.  
Think about it….how much do you think YOUR life can change in 6 short years?  Just as MonaVie is a company meant to do significant things in this world…SO ARE YOU!
There are a handful of companies larger than MonaVie…Avon and Mary Kay being two of them that have been around for decades.  NONE have achieved the success of MonaVie in such a short period of time!  MonaVie has set all of the records!  Our products are cutting edge and based on millions of dollars of research & science.  Our promise has never been to be 1st to market but to be BEST in market & we have delivered each & every time.  We have always stayed ahead of the curve.  Our chocolate bars are coming out next week. Our samples packs & 2 oz. shots will be available in June.  And we’ll be launching some revolutionary new things at Convention in June…MAJOR product categories!  MonaVie is here for the long haul.  98% of companies go under after the first two years.  We are completely debt free & financially rock solid!

Henry ended the meeting with his Concepts of Success.  Henry had one of the very best Olympic coaches of all time and taught him valuable lessons about achieving success.  As I listened to him speak I knew that people’s lives would be forever changed by what they heard this man speak and then apply in their lives. 
“What separates MEDIOCRE from GREAT”? he asked. What awakens the Olympian within YOU? 
Urgency Vs. Priorities is the key.  We tend to focus on our urgencies.  Urgent things demand your attention right now and could be a waste of time.  Most people are content with comfort…which is the breeding ground for mediocrity.
They are “too tired to move.”  They are too tired to move because they have NO PURPOSE…they have NO PASSION!  Have YOU settled for mediocrity?  If you don’t know what’s important in life you will get comfortable.  You must find out what drives you.  What is your passion?  What is your purpose?

Success in life is about consistency and placing urgency on your priorities.  He drew a 4 quadrant diagram on a white board and explained that we spend most of our life in quadrant 3 which is the quadrant of mediocrity.
 Have you gone through your being day very busy but feeling at the end of the day like you have accomplished nothing?  This is because we waste our time in a reactive mode.  The secret of life & its abundance is in quadrant 3 which is God, our health, family & financial planning.  These are things that are important but aren’t demanding our attention right now so we let them slide.  These are things that are in the future that we need to act on today. When we don’t spend time in quadrant 2 we end up in Quadrant 1 which is in Crisis and Deadlines.  For example, when we don’t plan today for our retirement today we end up in crisis later in our elder years.   Quadrant 4 is Waste.  Anytime you find yourself doing anything in excess you are in waste mode.  Our goal is to shift from quadrant 2 to quadrant 3.  The secret to making this shift is finding your PASSION.   Henry defined Passion as the will and desire to sacrifice what you want now in pursuit of a dream or goal you want more. 
What do you want to be known for?
What do you want in life?
A year from today what will you be glad you decided to do?
A year from now are you gonna be glad you ate the right things?  Spent time with your children?

MonaVie is not the “it” in your life…it is the VEHICLE that creates the “it” in your life.  So many people have set artificial limits on their lives because society has told them they couldn’t co it.  Don’t let someone define your future.
God gave you ONE life & one life only!  Make it count!  Live it with passion!  Don’t compromise!  You need something BIG enough in your life that shakes you up & moves you out of that comfort zone of mediocrity you are in!

How do you place Urgency on your Priorities?
First ask yourself…how good do you want to be?  It all comes down to how much you’re willing to sacrifice and how consistent you’re willing to be.  Success is GUARANTEED if you’re consistent!  I heard Pastor Creflo Dollar say the
very same thing this am.  He said that there is a big difference between “faith” and “trust.”  Faith is confidence.  Trust is commitment.  Faith can waiver.  Trust never waivers.  It keeps going when faith does not.  Let’s face it…we’re all human and because of that our faith will be shaken at times because of obstacles and circumstances.  That’s okay because that’s when our trust (commitment) kicks in.  You must decide upfront that you are committed and will persevere even when you don’t have the faith (confidence) that things are working out as planned.  You must decide that you will finish the race no matter how long it takes and no matter how hard the road gets.  That is the kind of perseverance this great country of ours was built on. 

What is the most important Activity to do in MonaVie?
TALK TO SOMEONE.  It’s not complicated.  Just share the product and opportunity with people wherever you go.
Make it urgent that you talk to someone today.  Make the commitment to make a difference each day by sharing MonaVie with someone.  And listen to your self talks.  Don’t prejudge. Live your life in the “can do”. Don’t sign up any negative people into your business.  They hold you back.  

He ended the meeting with telling us how important it was to be at The Imagine Convention in Salt Lake City, June 9-11th.  The single best way to grow your business is to attend this convention!  World renowned Paul Pilzer will be there.  We will announce our 3 new products there!  To understand how HUGE this company is and the opportunity God has placed before you…YOU MUST BE AT THIS EVENT!  It will change you from the inside out!  You will be exposed to people you would otherwise never meet!  This is the MOST IMPORTANT MONAVIE EVENT OF THE YEAR!  Make your excuse your reason to go!  Invest in your future & BE THERE with us!  Go to to register.  Early registration has been extended for one week.

For those of you who weren’t there I hope I captured some highlights of the meeting for you.  For those of you who attended THANK YOU for joining us in a history making night!  This is THE event that will catapult us to that next level!  We are indeed part of something BIGGER than each of us & it is a blessing to be part of it!

The reason I take the time to capture highlights of these great meetings is because I know for some of you hearing these words it’s all about TIMING.  I know that someone out there will read these words, the time will be right to receive them & a light bulb will come on for you.  My hope is that you realize that God has planted seeds of greatness  in YOU and it now time for you to water them & fulfill the destiny He has waiting for you!  WE BELIEVE IN YOU!!!   Many years ago someone believed in me & that is the reason I am here today sharing this great message with you.
We are all connected.  All of our lives are intertwined.  Once we are touched we must touch others!

We love you!  Have a great day!