What It Takes To Win



This is Brett and Dawn Funk, Diamond leaders from Ohio. I met them in Kauai in May 2013, that’s where I took this photo after they told me their story. Bless yourself and your team by reading this.


It’s long, but I hope worth the read and helpful to anyone you have on your heart to share it with that might need to hear this right now:)
It’s been on my heart lately that people see my life of freedom today, working out with a trainer, traveling the world, moving into a new home so that our son can follow his dreams and don’t realize the WORK that went into building our business the first couple of years…
Gosh, where do I begin other than the beginning…
When I started AdvoCare in the fall of 2011 I had 3 jobs, full time public school teacher, part time graduate professor grading long English papers, and I baked cookies for about 5-6 hours EVERY SINGLE NIGHT and on the weekends until about 2 or 3 AM. I had four kids to get ready for school every morning after only having about 3-4 hours of sleep. I was the PTO President of my kid’s ENTIRE school district, not just one building and was coaching my daughter’s volleyball team. My husband who I never saw also worked full time and was a volunteer football coach and was already preparing for the upcoming wrestling season as the director. We were drowning in debt and depression but faked it with fake smiles. Bill collectors were calling daily, we were putting $5 bucks of gas in our cars and stealing money from our kid’s birthday cards to buy groceries. NO ONE KNEW with the exception of my sister and I suppose my parents. I didn’t want anyone to treat me differently because they felt sorry for me. I said YES to AdvoCare after 12 TIMES of SAYING NO and I started AdvoCare the VERY FIRST WEEK OF SCHOOL not only for my four kids but for me as well as a teacher…talk about an insane time of the year! At that point I had realized that there was NEVER going to be a perfect time to start and didn’t care, what I cared about was making $1000 a month so that I could some day gain back over 30 hours of my life and have time to give my kids a bath or read them a bedtime story or actually watch a movie with my husband, because the cookie business robbed me time away from my family every single night. I missed so many of my kids activities on the weekends because I was making cookies!! I never saw being a Diamond in AdvoCare, I saw $1000…that was going to change my life! So, I listened to Jason Miller and did everything he told me to do one of which was to SHOW UP at his house every Thursday night for his weekly mixer. I could write a flipping book with how hard it was for me to get there every week feeling like a single mom with cookie orders to make when I got home to boot…but I WENT EVERY SINGLE WEEK regardless of all the people who said they were coming and never did. My kids didn’t get a home cooked meal on those nights…they ate snacks from a gas station or hot dogs from Ty. I knew with how busy I was it was so important to keep track of what I was doing with AdvoCare which is why I made this dorky chart and started recording the names or descriptions of people that I talked to EVERY DAY! I forced myself to share with AT LEAST FIVE NEW PEOPLE EVERY DAY!! The No’s were coming in fast and furious and it was driving me nuts, so I figured if I shared with enough that eventually people would say YES and I wanted the YES’S sooner so I shared with more people to increase my chances faster and it worked!! I made a point to keep circling back around to those that ignored me and those that told me NO because I knew that maybe they were like me and just didn’t see it yet. I had to be there for them just like Jason was for me:) I never went to the gym, I gave up playing volleyball, I gave up watching 80’s movies late at night while making cookies and in between batches I would check on challengers, post something AdvoCare related on my Facebook page, follow up with a NO, and DREAM ABOUT what my life would look like when I got off of making cookies…THE TIME I WOULD HAVE…it seriously made me drool!! I dealt with AND STILL DEAL WITH people making fun of me for what I do, people talking behind my back, and people who just don’t understand what I do…BUT I DON’T CARE! I knew when I said YES that people were going to do that! I EXPECTED IT! Now, I won’t lie…I didn’t expect my family and close friends to, but I quickly realized that they were just worried for me…but you know what…they weren’t paying my bills and dealing with the REAL WORRY I had been dealing with for years so I persisted on anyways! I thought I was going to lose my mind keeping track of all of my challengers at times and yes, there were some that got left in the dust because my follow up was and still isn’t what I would like it to be. I had people get on products only to not finish and want their money back or say that they didn’t lose any weight or that the cleanse was making them constipated…I remember thinking…I have two Master’s Degrees and I’m dealing with people who can’t poop!!! But then, it also dawned on me that I had $150,000 in student loans that I had quit paying on! I started hosting mixers like crazy for people who were looking to grow their discount or team members who wanted to earn extra income and there were many NO SHOWS, or some that only had one of two people but I kept hosting them anyways! My marriage was still awful…I was building AdvoCare adding a FOURTH THING, while Brett got all the time and glory with our four kids and that KILLED ME and made me very bitter! But, I buried my marriage problems and continued in ROBOT MODE not allowing myself to feel so that I could do what needed to be done to build this business. Guys, this went on for a FULL YEAR juggling everything and eventually I found freedom and was able to come home but that didn’t mean I have been sitting around eating bon-bons…it has just meant that I have had MORE TIME TO HELP OTHERS and MORE TIME TO BE A MOM!! That’s what this is all about! I wish I could give you some magic formula here but the bottom line is it’s about HOW HARD YOU ARE WILLING TO FIGHT, HOW HARD YOU ARE WILLING TO WORK, HOW MANY PEOPLE YOU ARE WILLING TO TALK TO, HOW COACHABLE AND TEACHABLE YOU ARE, AND HOW MUCH YOUR PURPOSE FUELS YOU!!! I’m 3 years in now and yes we are Diamonds and yes, my husband is now my world as he was before the kids and stress and money took over but I STILL get NO’s, I STILL do mixers that hardly anyone comes to, I STILL have people who ignore me, I STILL have people who think I’m part of a pyramid scheme, I STILL have challengers who don’t get good results and have to deal with that, I STILL plug in every single week because I know I need the energy re-charge from the Champions in this business, I STILL GO to every single Success School because that’s what the successful people in AdvoCare do, I STILL get nervous talking in front of a large group of people, I STILL post something AdvoCare related on Facebook every day, I STILL share AdvoCare every single day, I STILL have people who make fun of me and judge me, I STILL have family members and friends who haven’t tried products, and there are STILL nights that my kids eat snacks from a gas station because we are running around like crazy, and I could go on and on, but IT HAS BEEN SO WORTH IT…I CAN’T even put into words what this company and the people in it have done for me and my family! SUCCESS IS NOT EASY, but it is so FLIPPIN WORTH IT! I am in total control of my life and every single breath I take and it feels AMAZING! I have SO MANY MORE CHOICES because of the income I earn and I have SO MANY OF THE RIGHT KIND OF FRIENDS thanks to AdvoCare!! For every friend I have lost, I have gained 100 more in AdvoCare!! I love you guys and I know this is a rambling and trust me there is so much more I could say, but hear my last words….DON’T EVER QUIT ON YOURSELF! FINISH WHAT YOU STARTED WHEN YOU SAID YES! ~ Dawn

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If You've Done It Once…



If you can make $9 here, you can make $900, and if $900, then $9000… and if $9,000, then $90,000, and so on…



Remember, you only have to really be on and great a handful of times and seasons here to really improve your LIFESTYLE and POSITIVELY IMPACT many others too…



If you've shown any retailing or recruiting prowess here – EVER – keep going, you've already proven you've got what it takes.



When your proven skill lands on a few champions over time, and then a few more over more time, your long term body of work will reward you well.





Matt Warren

AdvoCare Advisor Since 2004

Platinum Leadership

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F – follow

O – one

C – course

U – until

S – success


Follow one course until success…


Although we may need to be advancing a few projects, jobs, income streams at one time, WHAT'S GETTING YOUR JUICE?


When AdvoCare found Amber & me, we were engaged in other ventures outside our Plan A jobs…


Our Advisor order was in, but Advo was seen initially as no-lose, high upside, no brainer with 40% off and an additional stream of income… but we didn't have a decided heart right away…


Being "a jack of all trades and master of none" wasn't taking us anywhere meaningful…


So we had to trim the fat…


I put some opportunities "on the shelf" because I realized that to make AdvoCare work, it was gonna need MY JUICE…


We would need to WILL our business into existence, which would take intention and focus…


When I started to give Advo my juice, even on a part time basis, things began to move…


The way I felt good about this?  I knew that building AdvoCare would allow the time & money one day to pick up or pursue the other projects.


One doesn't stumble into sustained pin levels here…


As a full time income and time freedom were earned, a funny thing happened – the old projects, once put down, were somehow being lived out or completed (writing, investing in real estate) as a part of our AdvoCare journey… but those blessing were earned over time by FOCUSING and becoming really good at this vehicle…


Frankly, I was tired of unfinished dreams and being almost really good.  So building this business became somewhat of a personal challenge (still is)… 











Matt Warren

AdvoCare Advisor Since 2004

Platinum Distributor

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Wolfpack by the numbers period ending 10/21/14

Mission: Lead others to discover their potential in Health, Finances and Leadership.
Values: Nobody EVER gets left behind.
Creed (a statement of belief): Invictus. (Latin for unconquerable)

New Advisors: 136 (World Record – 498 set 5/06/14)
New Distributors:  1,017 (World Record – 2,338 set 5/06/14)
Sponsoring Leaders: Working Leaders –  782 (World Record – 1,451 set 5/06/14)

Beadle, April
Bryan, Cathy
Coole, Lori
Davis, Brianna
Franklin, Kessalyn
Grant, Scott
Green, Erin
Magnarini, Kelly
Perez, Antonio
Peterson, Kenley
Smith, Amanda
Squiers, Valerie
Thatcher, Shelby
Ulmer, Chelsea
Weiner, Jonathan
Will, Erin
Woolsey, Amber
Zeigler, Joshua

Lail, Jason

Mee, Kaylin

Fight Club (3K PGV or higher)
1. Matt Cullen – 5976.1
2. Kari Boatner – 5755.3
3. Elizabeth Norris – 4772.4
4. Cristal Dongilli – 3928.15
5. Brent Goodroe – 3926.1
6. Samantha Sagot – 3807.2
7. Alexis Jetton – 3766.55
8. Dawn Aronoff – 3531.15
9. Chelsea Ulmer – 3467.85
10. Lynn Biddinger – 3322.15
11. Morgan Dowd – 3161
(Not including Reynolds, Schneider, Romanaskas, Bernal, Ferngren or Horsley Organizations)

2+ Front line Sponsoring Club
Vignolo, Brandon – 6
Norris, Elizabeth – 5
Cullen, Matt – 4
Jones, Lisa – 4
Kelly, Lindsay – 4
Spencer, Brittany – 4
Barnes, Patricia – 3
Church, Natalie – 3
Davis, Pam – 3
Hays, Breea – 3
Kelley, Katie – 3
Liphardt, Christine – 3
Morrison, Courtney – 3
Riat, Niki – 3
Ricker, Jenny – 3
Stokes, Christina – 3
Ulmer, Chelsea – 3
Auker, Monica – 2
Beadle, April – 2
Bednar, Lindsay – 2
Biddinger, Lynn – 2
Butler, Danielle – 2
Cekosh, Dana – 2
Consalvo, Christina – 2
Deenik, Taryn – 2
Delgado, Najia – 2
Drummond, Daniel – 2
Fuller, Caity – 2
Green, Monica – 2
Hall, Mary – 2
Harris, Nicole – 2
Klassen, Mary – 2
Menias, Demiana – 2
Merriam, Brian – 2
Nicholson, Tammy – 2
Parks, Jacob – 2
Phaturos, Tracee – 2
Rosenberg, Kary – 2
Rutter, James – 2
Sagot, Samantha – 2
Schroth, Alexandra – 2
Scott, Casie – 2
Smith, Amanda – 2
Smith, Brenda – 2
Van Vleet, Marcus – 2
Walsh, Raven – 2
Youngblut, Jenn – 2
(Not including Schneider, Romanaskas, Bernal, Ferngren or Horsley Organizations)

Top 50 Override (building a team of leaders and earning residual income)
Jason Horsley -Miramar, FL
Joyce & Robert Ferngren -Orlando, FL
Kayla & Rob Schneider -Aurora, CO
Meghan & Jason Herrera -Aurora, CO
Tori & Anthony Bernal -Winnsboro, TX
Jesse & Elizabeth A Reynolds -Jacksonville, FL
Chana & Joe Navarro -Little Elm, TX
Cj & Meleisa D Stockel -Hoschton, GA
Charisse & Clint Sneddeker -Frisco, TX
Danielle & Jonathan Butler -Oakwood, GA
Jason & Christine K Yusavage -Olyphant, PA
Michelle & Robert Romanaskas -Scranton, PA
Leda Perez-Castillo -Ocala, FL
Cari & Brian Schlauch -Helena, MT
Charlie & Theresa Norman -Valrico, FL
Todd & Hollie Vokal -Hoschton, GA
Brandon & Kathy Eiff -Montgomery, AL
Sandy Moss -Creede, CO
Sarah & Cody Davidson -Midland, TX
Braunwaun & Travis R. Burkholder -Midland, TX
Samantha Sagot -Port Orange, FL
Sarah Hammond -Fort Collins, CO
Yadira & Art J. Schulz -Apopka, FL
Alexis Jetton -Edgewater, FL
Anthony & Gina Boyer -Kissimmee, FL
Lisa & David Sentner -Pittsburgh, PA
Talia Walsh -Scranton, PA
Kitt & Karen Hildreth -Longwood, FL
Luis Rodriguez -Winter Garden, FL
Sara Calicott -Little Rock, AR
Lori Gandolfo -High Point, NC
David Claytor -Saint Cloud, FL
Niki & Justin Riat -Evansville, IN
Anastashia Lovell -Littleton, CO
Jennifer Fuller -Port Orange, FL
James & Dody Sorrells -Braselton, GA
Shawna & Nathaniel Lemmon -Edgewater, FL
Matthew & Patricia Constantino -Farmington, NY
Chris & Susan Davenport -Little Rock, AR
Rebekah & Nathan Dunning -Cincinnati, OH
Joy Marinas -Waynesville, NC
Heidi & Dennis Fleming -Port Orange, FL
Maria & Jeremy Ruby -Eynon, PA
James & Mariah Rutter -Montgomery, AL
Jennifer & Brian Gauntner -Pittsburgh, PA
Holly & Mike Evans -Midland, TX
Krysta & Zach Huckabee -Lampasas, TX
Jorge & Ana Zorrilla -Orlando, FL
Emily & Kyle Eisenach -Little Rock, AR
Michael & Kyleigh Thornton -Davenport, FL

(You would have had to earn at least $1400 in Override to make the top 50)

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