One of the topics that was discussed at the leaders meeting was the initiative to take TEAM Mona Vie to professionals such as doctors, therapists, dentists, and any other professional that we normally would assume untouchable when it comes to a network marketing opportunity.
It order to shed light on this topic I must take you back to our introduction to the TEAM and specifically Orrin Woodward. Colby and I were introduced to TEAM by Larry Van Buskirk a former CEO of a telecommunications company, and financial advisor. Both Colby and I had been previously introduced to network marketing business, and we both dismissed the industry because of the perceived non-professional, “bush league” pyramid sales reputation that the industry had earned. So going into this venture with Team we were leery of whether or not our friends, co-workers or neighbors would even entertain this concept. How could we both as fairly successful corporate guys (Colby as a top salesman for two Fortune 50 companies, and myself as a Senior Software Engineer for several major companies), how could we represent this as legitimate in our circles?
Larry assured us of the Team’s systematic approach to building, and through the course of time we became believers in the system and more importantly of it’s visionary leader Orrin Woodward. We attained some initial success, and we had an opportunity to spend a weekend with Orrin and this time removed any doubt of the professionalism, and vision of this organization. Being thinkers we sat for hours as Orrin told us of the history of the networking industry, and the good, bad and the ugly of many companies. I began to see even more clearly how TEAM would reshape the landscape of direct selling and offer a viable business to mainstream America.
Here what we learned…
- TEAM for the first time in history, began as a community building company. As opposed to building a direct selling organization, TEAM builds communities of people for mutual financial benefit. The company did not own us, and if any company wants access to our community they must put together a fair, balanced and lucrative compensation plan and we will give them a loyal community.
- TEAM provides specific education through audio recordings of current successful leaders sharing their wisdom on how to build communities. Those same leaders share the long term principles of success by recommending a book of the month, and finally we have specific no-hype training seminars that teach and recognize those leaders best implementing the system.
- Orrin has the vision of building the Wal-mart of the Internet by focusing on enormous communities all across the country that have the combined buying power to attract large corporations that provide volume discounts, and in turn more profit to share with the community. He fully understood that this would take time and work, but he had a plan that made sense.
- Team would bring a legitimacy to the networking industry by providing solid training, and motivation, and support without the side-door, slick tactics of some sleazy salesmen. We build communities of leaders, and leaders attract followers, and followers form a community that someone will bid for.
There was only one problem… The direct selling company that Team was associated with did not share our vision. Their business model did not perpetuate the fast growth needed to reach massive communities because they came with years of bad baggage and left many dead bodies in the wake of failed businesses. So TEAM made good on it’s promise to build loyal communities and stepped away from that company to become free agents. No one had ever done that and maintained the loyalty of the community until TEAM did it! As free agents the leaders went looking for the right company, right compensation, and right leadership, and they found Mona Vie. Now we have a company that appreciates the systematic, professionalism of our group, and Dallin Larsen the CEO of Mona Vie, stated that TEAM will lead the systematization of his company.
So why TEAM, why now? As professional community builders we are now able to take this opportunity mainstream without any apologies. The professions that we all know and respect will value an additional source of income that does not require long hours, and presents itself as world class in every way. Within the next few years Mona Vie fueled by TEAM will be a multi-billion dollar business, and those leaders that present it as such will be handsomely rewarded.
Today Team has over 60 plus open meetings every Tuesday night, 50 monthly seminars, and 6 major conventions in stadiums in the US, Canada, and Carribean. This consumer revolution is just getting started and do not be afraid to present this to eveyone you know.