The Best of the 2019 International Convention

Written in part by Angie Olivo with highlights from Unfranchise News (Partners)

“You can have everything in life that you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want” -Zig Ziglar

This is one of the main core values that my partners from Market America thrive on. I’ve been learning more about their opportunities in the recent months I’ve become an unfranchise owner. It was beautiful and magical experience for me and my team to be surrounded by a global community.

For us all to come together for a weekend of learning, goal setting, getting our entrepreneurial spirits motivated and being inspired by those who have extended amount of business experience. The comradery and the displays of teamwork were also amazing to witness .

From Aug. 8th –11th, a group of more than 20,000 entrepreneurial-minded people gathered for the Market America | SHOP.COM 2019 International Convention. They traveled from all over the world to Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, N.C., to learn about the UnFranchise® Business — and Market America’s Corporate leaders and top UnFranchise Owners (UFOs) did not disappoint. The enthusiastic crowd received a wealth of information (along with a dose of fun and inspiration) to motivate them to build their own businesses and achieve their dreams.

Loren Ridinger giving us her Girlboss magic!

Senior Executive Vice President Loren Ridinger welcomed the eager attendees and offered words of encouragement, reinforcing the philosophy that Market America has maintained for 27 years, that the company is built on product and powered by people, and that this is the best way to attain the time and financial freedom that we all dream of. 

After seeing the thousands of different cultures and diverse crowd shouting in happiness to be all in the same place at the same time, I truly understood what it really means to be part of an organization or company that embraces inclusion and diversity as their core values. It was amazing to see and feel all those positive people and innovative energy that surrounded the convention.

It was clear that we were all there for a common goal, which is to ultimately live your life on our own terms, be surrounded by influencers and learn from entrepreneurial leaders.

“Want to grow successfully, you have to increase your energy = Good Health & exercising”

Welcome to Market America’s 2019 International Convention | Loren Ridinger
  • Sharing your wants & vulnerability is courageous.
  • Don’t stop because you miss your way, keep going!
  • Know your WHY [want/why/what/when] Best goal model!
  • Action -Attitude-Atmosphere
  • [Change]- In order to build your dream you have to be willing to pay the price for it.
  • [clarity]-Put down a number!
  • Align with people that have similar goals and wants to see you grow.
  • Show your heart and be real!
  • Help people build generations of independence

Her speech was electric, full of female amazonian power and wisdom to all new entrepreneurs on the rise! It was a moment that me and my business partners felt to the core and couldn’t wait until we would get to pass down what we learned with our teams. And better yet, we all get to go to Miami in February 2020, and experience this all over again, even, better over Pina coladas, mojitos and the beach 🙂 Winter in February in Canada is one of the coldest months, so it’s a very encouraging business goal to look forward to don’t you think?   

Founder, Chairman and CEO JR Ridinger provided top tips on becoming a hopeless success, giving the crowd a true education on how to find the right people to help you build your business. He explained the phenomenon of imprinting and assured attendees: 

“You will end up with the right people if you do this process correctly.”

Business Building Part 1 | JR Ridinger
Founder, Chairman, and CEO JR Ridinger explains how the business is a process of developing relationships. JR highlights the phenomenon of imprinting and how it relates to the UnFranchise Business.

President and COO Marc Ashley showed his usual enthusiasm, rushing onto the stage to highlight the new products and developments that will continue to push the company forward in taking the shopping world by storm. 

“You’re going to think I’m a broken record because I always say these are the best products on the planet, and I truly believe it!” he said.

Other favorite speeches and moments were:

Power of Events | Joseph “Fat Joe” Cartagena

President of Urban & Latino Development Joseph “Fat Joe” Cartagena explored his childhood and how his humble beginnings led him to the man he became today.

Best moment!

It was amazing to have met him afterwards and spoke to him a little 🙂 His songs were what got me through my teenage struggles in high school, so it was the best feeling to have met him and shared this experience and moment with my partners and friends.

Another individual that surprised me with his energy, positivity and serious leadership vibes was Dritan Hodo. I’ll probably never forget his method of finding our “A’s” in a pack of Deck cards. Just keep going and don’t stop until you find your A’s. (Partners)

Power Profile | Dritan Hodo

National Supervising Coordinator Dritan Hodo thanked the entire coliseum for allowing him to speak today. Dritan said,

“This business is built on momentum. What is required for long-term success in Market America? You. You are the difference maker.”

As we are evolving, learning and understanding how this partnership works, you really get to see the perks of being in a community and company that always wants to see you grow and become the best version of yourself. They give you the tools, teach you and mentor you, until you and your team become your own organization and business partners. Truly grateful for my business partner and sponsor Shu Mei.

Me, Shu Mei and Her sister Tracy <3 -Motives section in the convention, 2019.

She’s always believed in me and encourage me to be the best version of myself. She’s a Mom entrepreneur and a true mentor leader. Especially on my worse days. Very thankful for you! <3

#MAIC2019 Announcement Highlights

New Products 

Take a look at some of the amazing new products that were launched at this year’s event. Find out more by clicking on the links below.

Coming Soon*

  • Motives®: Visionaire Eyeshadow Palette, Visionaire Lip and Cheek Palette
  • Lumière de Vie® Retinol Crème
  • Lumière de Vie Hommes: Firming Eye Serum, Ice Roller, Tiger’s Eye Roller
  • Isotonix® Astaxanthin
  • Shopping Annuity Brand Premium Green Tea
  • *Super IBV products possibly on the way: sponges, cotton balls, cortisone cream and instant noodles

Want even more information about what went down at #MAIC2019? Read the daily morning and afternoon session recaps on the UnFranchise Blog:

#MAIC2019 Full Recap, including all resources

Day 1 recaps: Morning | Afternoon 

Day 2 recaps: Morning | Afternoon 

Day 3 recaps: Morning | Afternoon 

Day 4 recap: All Day

Join Us in Miami for World Conference

Purchase your tickets now to the Market America | SHOP.COM 2020 World Conference! The Feb. 6–8 event at American Airlines Arena in Miami will continue the momentum and expand on the education and excitement that attendees experienced in Greensboro, and it truly is a must for every UnFranchise® Owner who is serious about building the ongoing income that comes with a successful UnFranchise Business. Click here to get your tickets — and we’ll see you in Miami!

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Angie Olivo