The Rumbling “Down Under” has Turned into a Roar!

Posted on: December 13, 2010

Susan and I arrived at 6:05 a.m. in Sydney with great anticipation for the meet and greets with our new Australian Affiliates.  This was a very important part of our pre-launch activity in Australia. Our hope and excitement were high! 

The day of our first meeting in Sydney greeted us with dark stormy clouds dropping buckets of rain….in the afternoon I stood at the window of our hotel watching the snarling traffic come to nearly a dead stop because of the rain.  My heart skipped a beat or two throughout the day as there seemed no letup.  What would this do to our turnout?   I knew people had to drive a considerable distance to get there.  Ten minutes before the event started, Todd called me and suggested that Susan and I not come down to the dinner meeting until later, as few people had arrived.  How heart-wrenching that call was.  But as the dinner progressed, they kept filing in until the room was jam-packed. They had braved the storm and snarling traffic for this opportunity. We served more dinners than we had reservations!  

The attendees were fully engaged when I spoke; they are greatly anticipating our launch announcements and they wanted to know about the products…oh, how we wished we could have told them all the benefits but we still have not received our TGA listing registrations so that was not possible. They shared their stories of how people were having wellness experiences from Nopalea. 

 When we finished the group picture it was about 10:30 p.m. and we thought they would go home.  But instead, it was an unleashing of excited Affiliates doing book signings and individual pictures for the next hour.  At 11:30 p.m., Susan and I left for our room but they stayed until after midnight with Todd.  Well, that intensity was also present in Melbourne and Brisbane, where we met excited new Affiliates and new leadership. Pictured here is the Brisbane group.  We heard so many wonderful reports and met many great people who want to be with a company like TriVita, whose mission is to help people experience wellness and create wealth for their life purposes.  They expressed their appreciation with gifts and well-wishes.  Some months ago I wrote about the rumble “down under.”  Well, it is for real – and is turning into a roar! 

One gentleman that Terry Newsome recommended I meet with privately wanted to know how TriVita was different than other companies. I opened a bottle of Nopalea and offered him a toast to his life purpose fulfillment.  When he tasted the product, he had this explosive remark with an ear-to-ear smile: “That is incredibly delicious.  I can’t believe it can be that good!”   I shared with him our mission and vision and encouraged him to do his due diligence while not making any hasty decisions about TriVita, as he already is successful in another business.  The next day he met with Todd, advising him that he was putting his business up for sale and coming to TriVita immediately; this was the company he had always been looking for.  I heard that expression more than once – and in every city we visited. 

Due to our 12 days in Australia, Susan is late doing her Christmas shopping and preparations for her favorite season, but she loved every minute being in Australia and meeting the excited Affiliates.  She had a twinkle in her eye this morning as we know TriVita Australia is going to enjoy great success.   We met many new friends and leaders to help us with our mission. 

What a wonderful wellness journey we are on – and inviting others to go with us!!! 

May each of you be filled with joy and peace this holiday season. 


6 Responses to "The Rumbling “Down Under” has Turned into a Roar!"

I joined just last May. I am so happy I did. Now, I’m looking forward to building a team from Australia too.

I am thrilled to be with TriVita, and you and Susan are such a blessing to us. Keeping you two in my prayers.

Hi Michael and Susan,

I get excited sitting here thinking about the level of excitement in Australia. It causes me to smile or more accurately, grin every time I think about how your mission is growing by leaps and bounds. I am so honored to be a part of it. I’ve been sidelined for awhile, but I hope to be back in full swing very soon. I can’t wait to help take wellness to the world.

TriVita is an absolutely awesome company in every respect. I am thrilled to be a part of it.

Nancy Finlon

It is wonderful to hear this report. I would have loved to have been there. Christmas will happen anyway Susan! So glad you were able to accompany Michael to AU. God’s richest blessing to you both. I look forward to a wonderful year with TriVita.


Michael & Susan,

Michael, I admire your energy and commitment to taking TriVita around the world. Susan, I admire your commitment to your husband as he started his new journey with TriVita. People talk, but you both walk the walk. I appreciate you both and the whole TriVita Team.
You’re a great example to follow. Keep it up.
Super Dave – Toronto

Hi Michael, Thanks so much to you and Susan for traveling to Australia. What a great blog post and photo. We are hearing and seeing a lot of excitement on our team with new Australian Affiliates who are ready to help take wellness to the world!

Mike and Carisa Riedmiller

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