For this month’s Champions Spotlight we’re happy and excited to introduce you to AdvoCare® Distributors Maggie and Eugene Dawson.
Nearly 10 years ago, Maggie and Eugene Dawson discovered AdvoCare, but they had no idea how much that decision would impact their lives. After a tragic accident hit their family in 2017, the couple adopted their eight nieces and nephews. Their family of four grew to a family of 12 overnight. They say AdvoCare is helping them keep up with their children, while teaching them all how to live a healthy, active lifestyle.
Maggie and Eugene’s Favorites
Favorite Spark® flavor
Spark® Snowberry (Seasonal Availability)
Favorite AdvoCare® memory
Meeting the doctors that help formulate AdvoCare’s amazing supplements, and learning more about the products and how great they are for our family, friends and all of the people we get to bring into this amazing journey with us.
How did you discover AdvoCare®?
A friend introduced us to her sister-in-law who is a registered nurse, and both shared their stories of how AdvoCare products were great for them . At the time, I was a hairdresser and on my feet 12-15 hours a day living on caffeine and sugar. She gave us samples of Spark®. We never looked back! Ever since we have been drinking Spark and taking the products, and now our children have fallen in love with the GO MEs™ Multivitamin Gummies.
How have the products impacted you?
AdvoCare® became a daily lifestyle for us; I went from drinking two coffees a day to drinking my Spark® daily. Eugene went from having high-sugar energy drinks to drinking Spark before his workday. When Eugene took on more responsibilities at work for our growing family, he always had Spark with him to keep him going. Spark helps us feel our best and perform our best at our jobs, while also keeping up with our children. That’s a huge win!
Once you became an AdvoCare® Distributor, how did you get started sharing the products?
It’s tough to sell something you don’t believe in, but because we are strong believers in AdvoCare products it was natural to share them. I had a customer base of clients whose hair I had been doing for 14 years, so it was easy to introduce the products to them. I asked if they knew someone who wanted to lose weight sustainably or feel better, and then would share how AdvoCare products have made a huge difference in our family.
AdvoCare is something you just can’t keep to yourself! Once you’ve experienced overall wellness and have seen the endorsers who also take supplements, it’s hard not to share with family and friends. We want to help others improve their marathon performance, lose weight, gain energy or achieve small daily goals like we have.
Was there a moment when you realized AdvoCare® was more than just an energy product?
Once I met some of the leadership team from the Home Office and other Distributors, I knew AdvoCare was special. You are surrounded by a community of people who want to learn, the kind of people you meet and want to build relationships with. We’ve met people from all walks of life who lock arms to help others, expecting nothing in return. In my first year I really caught the vision.
How has AdvoCare® impacted your family?
We went from a family of four to a family of 12 in an instant. We didn’t know how big of a blessing AdvoCare would be until later. When we took in our nieces and nephews, it was a very dark and tragic situation. We needed a lot of strength and knew we had to stay focused on our wellness as well as our children’s. We wanted to ensure that we were taking the best care of them all. AdvoCare’s pillars of wellness taught us that if we ate well and exercised, we slept well, and that set us up for more success.
We became committed to teaching our kids how to live a healthy lifestyle. As they came into our household we were able to show them what it’s like to have healthy options, and they have learned what goes into your body reflects on the outside, too. As parents, if we’re eating well and being active, we can duplicate that with our children – they follow our example. We started mirroring a healthy lifestyle for them at a very young age, and it has made such a difference. We are creating champions in our home.
What is your favorite way to stay active as a family?
Playing sports, walking and hiking. We recently returned from Hawaii and completed four hikes together. To prepare, we would walk two miles every day as a family – from a four-year old to a 17-year old. When we got to Hawaii, we didn’t realize that we were in such good shape. It pays off to stay active! With the help of AdvoCare products, we have so much energy … we can’t imagine not being able to keep up with our children.
What motivates you?
It’s a joy to know that we can help others feel good and perform better. We have friends who come back, telling us how the products are making a huge difference in their lives. Testimonies make us want to continue helping others!
What advice would you give a new Distributor?
Embrace the journey, and love people where they are in life. Start with the products. Take the products consistently and get a regimen that works for you as an individual, and then share your results. Share your success and cater to the individual needs of others.
Any fun AdvoCare mixtures you enjoy?
Spark Mix: ½ scoop Spark® Mandarin Orange and ½ scoop Spark® Fruit Punch
Apple Cider Mix: Spark® Mandarin Orange with low-sugar apple cider and a sprinkle of cinnamon
AdvoGreens® Reds Powder and Spark® Fruit Punch