WOW! That’s the only word that comes to mind looking back at MAWC 2018. The energy in the American Airlines Arena last week was incomparable – we can still feel the levels of excitement and anticipation! During an event, there’s so many on-stage presentations, breakout sessions, booths to visit on the concourse, etc that it can be a bit overwhelming to retain all the information. Don’t worry, we’ve been taking excellent notes for you and have everything you need as a refresher before hitting the ground running in your business. Read on for a full recap of the biggest event in our company’s history.
We launched some amazing new products at this event, which you can find out more about by clicking the links below.
Motives by Loren Ridinger: Motives Cosmetics just launched the much anticipated 2018 Spring/Summer Collection, the Motives Bloom Collection.
Lumiere de Vie: At MAWC 2018, Amber McLaughlin-Ridinger and Kim Ashley took the stage to share the newest addition to the Lumière De Vie line, the Moisture Intense Facial Masque.
“Last Laugh: Vision to Victory”
Executive Vice President Dennis Franks and Motivational Speaker and Author Vince Papale were next on stage to talk about their new book “Last Laugh: Vision To Victory.” Both Dennis and Vince were members of the Philadelphia Eagles. Vince was the subject of “Invincible,” which starred Mark Wahlberg as Vince Papale. The book is a motivational book that tells the story of Dennis and Vince’s friendship as well as sharing the lessons the two have learned over the years. It all comes down to the 7 V’s such as vitality, vigor, and victory. It’s known as the Victor’s Code. These will all lead to winning at life. Dennis and Vince talked about athletes who have had the “last laugh” and are in the only hall of fame that matter, the hall of fame of life. Being featured in the book, JR Ridinger came on stage to explain the parallels between business and sports. Dennis and Vince are both success stories that show how two underdogs that are not supposed to make it make it anyway and get the last laugh. Purchase the book exclusively on SHOP.COM and watch the full video HERE.
Market America | SHOP.COM: The Total Package
As always, President and COO Marc Ashley lit up the stage during his entrance with fireworks and flames. According to Marc, the most revolutionary things are coming to SHOP.COM. “Market America | SHOP.COM does not specialize in just one thing. We have everything. We are the total package!” Marc jumped right in to explain a question that continues to be asked explaining how SHOP.COM is different than other Cashback sites like Ebates. On Ebates, you can’t use your Cashback and you only get paid on their terms (quarterly). On SHOP.COM, you can receive and use your Cashback when you want it. You can also use your Cashback on our sites AND you get rewarded for using it.
During his presentation, Marc made many exciting announcements regarding SHOP.COM, BV, and IBV. For starters, there will be an increased Cashback display to show the improvement in Cashback and IBV numbers for many popular partner stores. Also, the new SHOP Travel Program has been revamped and enhanced for better deals and savings on trips and hotels. There is now a new SHOP.COM Warranty Program. UFOs can buy different plans and packages to provide protection for various purchases in your house. In fact, there is also a SHOP.COM Mobile Warranty program and a SHOP.COM Home Warranty Program to protect your phone and home from damage. You can earn Cashback and IBV on these purchases. SHOP.COM has partnered with ADT to help protect your homes. Coming soon, there will be a new SHOP.COM Pharmacy Discount program. It is SHOP.COM’s very first prescription drug store. UFOs will save up to 80% on all prescriptions, earning Cashback, IBV, and rewards on your purchases. Marc also covered updates with SHOP Local, even announcing that it will soon be an international program. Plus, Marc announced the new SHOP.COM MasterCard Gift Card which is now available on SHOP.COM!
Marc invited Loren to the stage to discuss the recent developments made with gaming and reselling products on Amazon and third parties. After months of hard work and countless hours, Loren and the compliance team to track down the sellers and take action. As of two days ago (at the event), there are only 2 sellers remaining on Amazon and 7 sellers on Ebay. “They are going to get wiped out, too!” Every market is currently sweeping these auction sites for illegal sellers and removing them by the day. It’s a global problem that is being handled. Customers are starting to come back to the business. Marc and Loren shared personal stories of how UFOs wrote letters to the corporate team, thanking them for their zero tolerance policy and sharing the good news about the return of customers.
To close out his incredible presentation on Day 2, Marc announced that Market America won the Torch Award in 2013 and now, we won the 2018 Torch Award. We are the only company ever to win this award twice! See Marc’s full presentation here: Part 1 & Part 2
New Birth, New You, New Value
Loren Ridinger’s presentation is always a crowd favorite. “Women, this is your year. Let this be the day that a new you is born. Nothing is going to get in my way.” Loren stressed that despite her being Senior Executive Vice President of a company celebrating 25 years of success, she never lost sight of what it takes to get to the top. You have to determine your why and you have to get out of your comfort zone. Loren said we want to take steps forward but we end up pulling back. Why are we so afraid to take a risk? You can do this!
Loren shared the story of her physical problem this past October. It’s mind over matter. “If you stay in your head, you’re dead.” You have to use your mind. There are no guarantees in life so go out and do it. What are you waiting for? You have to keep going until you get done because that’s the only way you can make progress.
You have to find people that will support you, not keep you down. You have to work hard on the outside, but you have to work harder on the inside. Loren encouraged the crowd to stand up and talk with each other in order to show how great it feels to be confident in yourself. “There is no secret to success. You just have to practice.” This is YOUR year. Loren spotlighted Bobby Cannata and how he has never given up the past year in his battle with cancer. Bobby is thriving and is an inspiration to all.
View Loren’s inspirational presentation HERE.
JR Ridinger’s Epic Close
JR never fails to WOW the crowd of entrepreneurs with his closing presentation, it’s always a highlight of the entire weekend. At MAWC 2018, JR’s closing presentation went to a whole new level with his powerful, thought-provoking visuals to drive his point across. JR began his presentation with a simple question, “why are you here? If you came with an intention to lead to doing something different, you’re at the right place at the right time.” JR told the story of Leroy and the red bike and how you can’t wish for things to happen. We have to make them happen.
JR’s presentation was all about the brain and reprogramming it. You need to use creative brain power and visualization to set off that billionth of a volt, creating a magic moment that can lead you to become a director! Everyone’s brain can be programmed to succeed in Market America. It just needs to be fed the right information. In a visual example, JR had a giant brain onstage to show how it can be programmed. “Anything the mind of a man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” Visualization is real. If you can see a result happening, it can and will happen. All things are possible in this business if you believe. Listening to audios can definitely help program one’s brain. Read your goal statements can also program your brain. It’s magic! “Who are you? You get to decide who you are!” When your brain gets programmed, a lightbulb will go off. Then, it’s impossible not to succeed. The brain also has a magnet. It attracts light and it attracts ideas that you want. You have to think positive in order to attract positive ideas. Everything you do, see, hear, smell, and touch programs your brain. You have to experience things in order to program it.
At the end of his presentation, JR shared that he took Loren to the graveyard when she was 18 to show her that everybody dies, but not everybody lives. JR then simulated a “fake death” where JR’s friends and family came to his side to say their goodbyes. He was then buried. You don’t want to die with regrets. You have to make the most out of it! “How many of your dreams will die with you?” POWERFUL! If you missed it, watch the full presentation HERE.
Are you looking for more detailed information about each stage presentation and what you missed at MAWC? Read our daily morning and afternoon session recaps:
Video Resources: Check out all the new video resources to use in your business that debuted on stage at MAWC 2018 HERE.
MAWC 2018 Playlist: Click HERE to check out all of the stage presentations on our YouTube Channel.
We had a great time at World Conference and strongly encourage you to purchase your tickets to the 2018 Market America International Convention in August if you haven’t already! You don’t want to miss MAIC 2018, we promise to come back with more products, even more advancements, and more business building lessons from our executive team! We’ll see you in Greensboro!