We had a wonderful time in Orlando Florida at the Beyond Organic National Convention. Now I could go on and on about the new food soon to be shipped or the 15+ new foods coming out this year, but I would like to focus this blog on one photo.
This may look like any old picture, but read on. Many stories are in this picture. My story and my husband (Dr. Sean Matteo) started with a patient of ours handing us a book called the Maker’s Diet by Jordan Rubin, about 5 years ago. Last June we heard our Chiropractic Community rumbling with excitement about a Company called Beyond Organic. Hmm, I thought, "where do I know that name : Jordan Rubin?" Dr. Sean goes to our library and pulls out The Maker’s Diet. More research lead to us exploring Beyond Organic at the Founder’s Conference in July of 2011. With much excitement we found out that yes it is network marketing. What could be better? Receiving a "thank you" check at the end of the month for eating food that goes Beyond USDA Organic standards. So yes we signed up under a fellow Chiropractor. Well, to my surprise that person was not a good fit, so I hunted for an upline that was a good fit for us to move forward. Well I found a couple that was perfect. As we preceded through launch with this company in November, we found ourselves getting very excited to taste the food. At the same time we had neighbors move in two doors down from us. Our children played and had a good time and their mom and I started talking more. BUT not about Beyond Organic. Although we had so many things in common, I hesitated to talk. Why? Well I have learned a lot since Jan. 2012. Why? Because she home schools 5 children, and her husband, Dan Vivirito works 2 full time jobs. So why was I quiet? I think I prejudged them and thought "they don’t have the time or money for this". Well to my surprise one of her daughters saw the "Organic truck" come as my 3 children say, and she ran and told her mom. Wouldn’t you know it, Kristine was researching Beyond Organic in the summer of 2011, but had to put it on the back burner for other reasons.
So far what have we learned 1. A book lead us to do more research
2. We switched Groups and Sponsors
3. I assumed someone had no money or time before I asked.
4. And our two families make up 8 children.
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So now, our direct sponsor has 4 children. Three families 12 children and all of them went to the Beyond Organic Conference. Why don’t you see them? This picture was taken at Marriott World Convention Center, at a "Meet and Greet" from our top leaders, in their hotel room. Our family arrived in Disney on Sunday and Kristine, Dan and family arrived on Monday just a couple of hours before this picture. We, (the Matteo’s and Vivirito’s) were staying inside Disney World at a Disney Resort, and we drove over to the Marriott . There we met our sponsors Mike and Laura Melvin, who we had never met in person before, but felt we had known them forever. So we left all 12 children in one hotel room, ages from 18 months to 16 years old, so we could take a elevator ride to meet Marsha and Andy Inman and the rest of our team.
What else have learned?:
5. How is it possible that we never met these people before and yet we feel so comfortable? Social Media of course, that is how I found Mike and Laura.
6. All our families have such a strong passion for this company, that when we can’t find babysitters we just bring our children along!
The Best part, when we got back to the room, all the children were taking votes and comparing their favorite Beyond Organic Foods. Seriously, isn’t that amazing?! Children talking about food that goes Beyond Organic! They were talking about junk food they were having an open discussion about Organic Food! Don’t you wish first that you had this knowledge as a child. It isn’t because we’re doctors that my children can talk about good fats, bad fats, CLA, Omega’s, A1 or A2 Cows, recipes that they have learned for a life time, Whey, Organic Farming, Farmer’s Markets, and the list goes on and on. It’s because we are teaching them. Some parents might say, "I don’t care to know all that". Then WHO is going to teach your Children? Mom’s and Dad’s, this is your responsibility! Starting with the basics is what we teach in our home, and thanks to Beyond Organic we can do that. I can tell you their is not a school out there that can teach you what we have learned in the past few months. And I can truly say my children run to tell their friends what we are having for dinner. Children talk, and they have started their own knowledge bank in their heads, of the do’s and don’t's, of food. Also they are being exposed to network marketing at the highest level. They now understand the "extra’s" in our family expenses are coming from Beyond Organic "through a thank you check". There is Plenty of room for more families to join our Mission, to: Live, Learn, and Lead.
P.S. The gentleman on the end, well that’s Colt Mortan, after we got back to the room, he was sending pictures of our children to his wife, because he couldn’t believe how Awesome it was to have so many children in one small space!
Thank you, Signing off,