Don’t Blink Catching up with Jeremy Fouts As we head into the holidays I would be remiss if I didn’t thank all of you near and far for your continued support in our mission to ‘love, serve and care’. We have had an interesting year for sure, but I hope that we all look back on 2020 with a sense of optimism; as a time when we were able to reconnect with our roots, slow down and assess our situations, and take the time to look inside and see your own inner power and strength. Jeremy and Candice adage for 2020 & 2021 We have a new year coming up and even though it’s just another day on the calendar it can represent a turning of the page in a chapter or some kind of watermark in your life. No matter the highs or lows you may experience, every day is a chance for a new beginning and a time for growth and change. Hopefully, when you look back at 2020 you will recognize the opportunity that came your way to sharpen your edge…even if it was just a new mindset, 2020 will be a mile marker for you to acknowledge and understand down the road. Use this new advantage to launch yourself into 2021 with a sense of wonder and desire about what you do to serve others in this life and in turn, how that might help you along your way. Let 2021 be your year; your year to serve, your year to care, your year to love. Reconnect those lines in your life that can give you purpose, as you forge new pathways in your future. Jeremy Fouts’ holiday tips and glimpse into 2021 The holidays will give us a chance to reflect and review—along with counting blessings: I am always grateful to all those that I get to serve in CorVive; along with my faith and family, you go a long way in my book and I love the vision we are writing together. As I look back on my life I see a lot of memories that have been made and reflect with astonishment at how quickly it all seems to happen. Time has a way of moving so fast, it blurs the lines that highlight different milestones along the way. I will say that wisdom comes with time, not in a boasting way, but in a way that allows me to see a clearer path for my future. And I hope to experience every day in a very positive way and encourage everyone to do the same. All that said, don’t blink, if you look away for a minute life will pass you by. Be an active participant in your life, take action for yourself and your loved ones, and be present for them. Life only goes one direction; make the best of all of it. There’s no time to focus on anger, passed chances, personal grudges, any negativity that takes away from [...]
Sometimes during the holidays, there is a balancing act between remembering what the true spirit of Christmas is all about, contrasted by the desire to receive gifts. This has been a tricky year, as we have held sturdy through a variety of unique events that have created some real obstacles for living our lives the way we have been used to. For many, this time of year would represent receiving new clothes, bikes, the latest in technology, and the whole gamut of retail therapy. Given that this year created challenges of all shapes and sizes CorVive decided to take a less traditional route to this festive time of year. Rather than focusing on receiving, the CorVive founders and leadership decided to focus on the essentials of CorVive and decided to live the mission of love, serve, and care. As the season continues, the CorVive group has already gladly lent a much-needed helping hand to many families across the nation…families that were experiencing exceptional hardship. The range of needs that exist throughout communities is continuous, if there was a direct need that CorVive could help, we wanted to do just that…help. There were many chances for CorVive to be of service, but things like household appliances and goods or sometimes even basic needs, like winter clothes were needed. The holidays hold a special magic in the form of gratitude. This magic emotion can cure a lot of despondency and stress. When we count more of what we have and less of what we don’t have, our hearts immediately grow an inch. Our greatest dream as we continue to love, serve and care is to make CorVive a company that has resources that are far-reaching, so that we can always be on the ground finding opportunities to express love, serve, and care. The CorVive founders and leaders will always be grateful for the opportunity to be of service to those in need and are always looking for ways to help. So we thank you CorVive for sharing the message to others to love, serve, and care this holiday season. CorVive wishes you all a Merry Christmas and will continue to look for opportunities to be of service whenever possible. Happy Holidays CorVive family, we love and appreciate you all.
Late in the spring, sometime in the last four decades, a beautiful woman from Spiro, OK, and her loving husband welcomed an inspirational soul into the world. He was unlike any other; he always pushed the limits to do more, if that meant extra drills after football practice, he was there. If that meant hitting the skin off of one more baseball, he was there. No matter the championship to be at or the competition that lies in wait the next day, Jeremy Fouts was up and ready to contribute to his household duties before he headed to the athletic competition for the day. These competitions kept Fouts in tip-top shape physically and helped to keep a formidable competitor mentally. He had just the right drive mixed with talent and hard work to create success; if you were to ask anyone who has ever interacted with him, unanimously you would soon discover his true secret power(s) is humility. There is never anyone along Jeremy’s path in need that he wouldn’t be the first to help in any way he could; he quite literally would give you the shirt off his back. And even though he is going to get to the bottom of who provided the information in this blog, it's worth the risk so that everyone can know how truly remarkable of a person Jeremy is and continues to be. Money hasn’t changed him, arenas chanting his name in unison hasn’t changed him. For him, life is about what you do forever. When we sat around a boardroom table putting the finishing touches on CorVive we finally got to the point in time when each of us would voice what CorVive should be…and almost unanimously the main message was that of love, serve and care. Jeremy Fouts thought it should be easy and meaningful and he has done just that. Now, as the outside forces seem to change like the wind, sometimes at your back, other times in your face. But this is where we get to witness the proof of Candice and Jeremy Fouts’ idea of building the company with a foundation built on principles that can withstand the billowing winds that come from all directions. We’ve tested and retested and we are proud to say, we are still here. While many have shut their doors, CorVive has always been one strategic move ahead of the rest of the world. As many others struggled to shift gears, CorVive was ready to grab a gear and put the pedal down. It helps to have founders that can lean on their own experiences to make sure all goes well. CorVive continues to not only grow but also thrive in the soil where it was planted. The Fouts leaned on their life lessons to find the perfect soil to raise up a crop of leaders, a bountiful product line, and most importantly, a message to keep us all united: love, serve, care. None of this would be possible without Jeremy [...]
A Showdown to the End, The CorVive Transformation League Continues to Push Participants Beyond Their Goals With the final week of official CTL play upon us, week five contributed some of the most outstanding matchups of the season. It is clear that all of these amazing teams are going to compete to the end, ensuring that their team is on its way to a CTL Championship. This week, like most others, started off with a bang. Lining up against each other during the opener was the Trash Pandas vs the Razorbacks. Both teams have experienced amazing winning streaks dotted with a handful of losses, but overall they were equally matched and started things off in a hurry. The previous coach of the week Sherry Klander engaged in some light-hearted trash talk while Bonnie Connelly kept chipping away at the goal line. Eventually, it was the Razorbacks that walked away with a win going 48-35 against the Trash Pandas. A special shout-out of the week goes to the Yard Goats. They continue to follow their coach, Monique DeCourt in their weekly attitudes. The team is electrifying, positive, and energetic. New to the league this season, this team is demonstrating what the CTL is all about. Their plan is to keep on maintaining a can-do attitude and keep stretching week after week to move toward a championship ring. Evenly matched this week was the OU Sooners and the Armadillos, both teams headed by amazing coaches. Their scoring cards were very balanced and turned out to be a close one to call. Eventually, the Armadillos pulled ahead for a final score of 26-18. There are a few teams that if you even mention their name, it gives the competition a little anxiety. The Bobcats are one of those teams (two teams officially). Coach Laura Brent knows when to push and help her team get the most positive experience possible from the CTL, leading her to win after win with her Bobcats. This week they played the incredible Rebels coached by Tracy Grimes, she herself an incredible coach that is always in the trenches leading her team by example. Next, we had the Bandits and the Sod Poodles showing up for an evenly matched event. Both coaches put their best on the field and the close score showed their efforts, with a final tally of 57-50 and the win going to the Bandits. Another highlight of this week was a fan favorite between coach Joe Myers of the Crusaders and coach Richard Hinkle of the Spartans. Battling through injury, sickness, and calamity nothing stood in the way of these two teams, moving through to the end, with an amazing final score of 59.29 to 60.73. Congratulations Joe. Also, congratulations to Richard Hinkle his amazing showing included one of his team members (Tiffany Graves) going down 6” and 6 lbs in one week! Other close calls went to the Brumbies vs the Gladiators, both being consistent in their product regimen and workouts. Their final [...]
On the downhill and picking up steam. By now we are sure that many of you have seen some of the before and after pictures of those hard working CTL participants that are prepping for the last weeks of CTL Season 2. It is incredible to see the work that these teams continue to put in to making positive changes for their lives for years to come. Let’s take a quick look into last weeks match-ups so you're ready to place your bets for this coming week! Be advised, there is always a twist so be careful who you back, a fast horse is always right there, ready to ride away with the weekly win. Things got kicked off Sunday with a game that would set the tone for the week, everything would be close, play would be clean (almost), and camaraderie would be at an all time high. Angel Huddleston put her Raptors into high gear; she had consistent submissions and had adjusted her calorie-gaining strategy from the week before. Ultimately, it was consistency with CorVive’s products that helped her to secure the win over Coach Denny Bonewitz and The Cowboys. They both stepped up, but the Raptors walked away with win. New coaches for season two have really been pushing the veterans to the max. One of those, Coach Dusti Caviness easily smoothed over a victory with her team The Wild Brumbies. This new coach’s winning streak should be something to keep an eye on. The OU Sooners had a bit of a slowdown this week as they faced off against Coach Tracy Grimes, but don’t count them out just yet! The Sooners still got a lot of fight in them despite the fact they played against a well-seasoned coach this week. Coach Grimes mentioned that the “simplicity” in the CorVive product line and regimen is what keeps her team winning. She has stayed true to the founding principles of the transformation and it has paid off. Coach Monique DeCourt and Coach Kris Hurley put on a nail biting show. Both of them have well-balanced teams and rosters that keep putting up solid numbers. Their leadership has been evident throughout the seasons; even outrunning a hurricane, they still saw complete submissions across their roster. Yard Goats pulled ahead of the Armadillos in the end for a score of fifty-three to forty. The Bulldog Pups played this week against the Gladiators. Most thought this would be a shutout, but the Gladiators made the Pups work for their win with a final score of eighty-five to seventy two. Now those Pups are full of self confidence, calling on any team ready to take a shot at the young pups. We have a feeling the line is going to start growing. Spartans vs. Sharknados were another close game, with the Spartans barely hanging on to a lead against champion coach Amanda Weber. The Hawks and Chiefs talent's were on full display with coach Ryan O’Donnell's team losing an astonishing twenty-eight [...]
“Champions are made in the middle, when there’s no finish line in sight and the starting blocks are way behind you, it is here when endurance kicks in and the difference between winning and losing takes shape. Though enduring throughout might seem a little less obvious, the stretch that tests your limits is more often than not right before the home stretch.” Often, when you begin a journey you are enraptured by the adrenaline rush, the spectators, the potential…but that long stretch in the middle is where you are able to illustrate your consistency and endurance and this is where the real champion within you is developed. The finish line in all its glory adds another surge of energy, but it is the lonely stretch in the middle when no one is watching, where you'll find the need to push yourself. The battle against your own personal record is truly where you win or lose. This is where champions are made, not just in terms of sports, but also in life. Enduring to the end is something that we all should strive for whether it is on the field or as we develop our own personal bests in all areas of life. It can be easy to rest on our accomplishments, but this is when we need to engage the principles of endurance. Those long miles in the middle of life when we are our own worst enemy is when we need to turn up the heat and stay consistent. Since this is also the easiest place for us to let up on the fuel, it goes without saying that this is also the sweet spot that will decide whether you find the best within you, or settle for something less. My personal challenge to each of you is that you never coast, you find those times where you feel like you’re just getting by and set them into overdrive and continue on that path until you cross the finish line. Believe it or not, this can be one of the hardest times to keep the faith. Take for instant the CorVive Transformation League. You probably had a good couple of first weeks, but now you just want to hit your goals and cross the finish line—don’t be blindsided by not enduring through the most important part of the competition. The finish line will be here before you know it so don’t waste the precious days in-between to truly fine-tune your regimen. Go for personal bests, don’t coast…endure. If you endure now and don’t let off the throttle until you are well over that finish line you will have no regrets. The same is true for life. Don’t coast down the home stretch, live each day with energy and endurance. You never know who might need the gift that is CorVive. So many are watching a world that seems to be spinning aimlessly, but you have a gift to share that is meaningful—the gift of health. Endure to the end; push [...]
Nothing in this world gets done without teamwork. Just one person has the ability to affect a movement or set it in motion for a revolution, but ideals are usually just stale brain fodder without a strong and competent team to help carry those ideas out. A team where everyone is given room to excel and spread their wings can accomplish great things. CorVive Founder Jeremy Fouts had this to say about teamwork, “Two draft horses pulling together cannot pull twice as much as one. They can actually pull three times as much. The two draft horses that can each pull 8,000 pounds alone can pull 24,000 pounds working together.” This fun fact is kind of an astonishing phenomena. The same is true in life. Our attitude towards others and our ability to work effectively in collaboration will take us much further on our journey than a lonely solo flight. We all essentially find our team in life. Sometimes we call them our tribe, but these are the people that mentor us, guide us, and in return we can do the same to strengthen the power of their own journey when needed. CorVive has been on a determined mission from the start to align with like-minded individuals that have a heart to love, serve and care. CorVive continues to drive a theme of service, wrapped in the gift of better health. They provide products that are simple to use, with powerful health benefits, along with a lifestyle element that allows anyone to be part of a team. Unwavering in his resilience to help others and their loved ones, Founder of CorVive Jeremy Fouts recently launched a nuanced effort to coach and mentor people in achieving their health and fitness goals, with the 45-day CTL challenge. The CorVive Transformation League has been a smash hit, creating positive team spirit during a very disconnected time in our nation. Coaches have helped lead their own team during the CTL and have contributed to create a very fun and lighthearted environment, encouraging others to stay committed and learn to push themselves mentally and physically in their endeavors. The CTL has seen some incredible transformations and continues to be a weekly favorite. “CorVive will always promote teamwork, it's paramount to our brand. We love to help others find their way to a more balanced healthy lifestyle that has a positive domino effect throughout the other parts of their life. ”—Jeremy Fouts
A good leader knows how to serve; there you have the secret of a great, strong leader... the ability to serve. From the inception of CorVive--as blueprints were drawn up, as storyboards grew, as products were perfected, a mission statement developed and it was simple: love, serve, and care. Those three principles were so strong in Jeremy Fouts mind that he knew that they would become the guiding ethics of CorVive. For years Jeremy instilled leadership skills in those around him; instrumental to those skills was the ability to serve. If someone didn’t have it in their heart to be of service to humanity, Fouts found it very hard to help them overcome other obstacles that were critical to becoming an effective leader. He knew that paramount to leadership is service. The cornerstone value of service has historically proven its requisite time and time again. From times of war to times of peace, from bedtime stories to true autobiographies, whether rich or poor, the badge of leadership rested on the stripes of those that could shoulder the significance of service. If you have the innate ability to serve your fellow man, then you will have the ability to inspire within them the ability to trust you, to become loyal to you, and to treat you the way that you treat them. Within the code of service also lies the golden rule of life, treat others the way that you would like to be treated. This principle is tested and true. “If ever you are struggling with doubt, depression, or stagnation I challenge you to serve,” once stated CorVive Founder Jeremy Fouts, “this simple act is the quickest cure to almost all that you might struggle with in life. When you are in the service of others ,you immediately begin to feel the ease of burdens that hold you back from developing as a leader.” Even the most brilliant mind in modern history, Albert Einstein once said, “It is high time that the idea of success should be replaced with the ideal of service.” The most well known genius of our time was able to draw a straight line between service and success--you truly cannot have one without having the ability to do the other. Now that you know the secret, try it out! The next time you are feeling low, search out an opportunity to serve! Opportunities are all around us, all the time. And when you do find service as a remedy to your despondency, remember how it makes you feel. Understand that through service you are refining your ability to lead and create a better world. Your ability to apply the golden rule to your life will repay you in dividends. Let your servant heart lead you to your path of success. The cat is out of the bag and the ground is fertile with ways to serve. Give it a shot.
As we wrap up our RENEW event I take time to reflect on all of the amazing transformations our CorVive family is going through. At a thought-provoking time when everyone has been going through different stages in their lives, I realize again that change is real; and as I have said before if there is one thing that is constant in our lives, it is change. Sometimes change can be the hardest thing we face in life, but if we can harness the power of that change and let it strengthen our resolve to do good, we can affect the world in wondrous ways. Fall represents change in a way and is a powerful season. Fall is a time that is right in sync with why I decided RENEW would be a good theme for our event. The thing that I am most excited about is the rumbling of momentum that we are beginning to feel across the board. There is a feeling of exponential success that is beginning to take shape. We saw more rank advancements than ever, we witnessed health transformations that were nothing short of miraculous, and we listened to people explain life changing stories that were significant in every way. Let us use those feelings of positivity and harness them as our catalyst for success moving forward. Between now and our Catalyst event in January we will see more growth and success than we ever have before at CorVive. We understand that we are very fortunate to be in the position that we are currently experiencing as a company. We offer best-in-class products that are fine-tuned to be exceptional on every level. Our executive team is incredibly devoted to ensuring that our field leaders experience the most success possible. Rather than drudging through business like an aged dinosaur, our youth (being just two years old) gives us the strength and it gives us a fresh perspective that in turn allows us to be on the cutting edge. This is exactly where I want us to be. We have so many things going for us, most importantly, it is our humble objective to make sure that you get the chance to love, serve and care as we all go through change and growth together. I look back at my experience when momentum took livelihoods to a new level, and back to the beginning of my career, when product advancements were exciting and new; and I get the familiar feeling of accomplishment that accompanies those characteristics. CorVive is renewed and we stand ready to love, serve and care for all those that we can. We have teamed up with the most amazing people in the world that have those same values at heart. This union will serve as rocket fuel as CorVive pushes new levels of success and for that I am grateful. Hang on and enjoy that ride because we want all of you to be part of the magic that is on the horizon. [...]
When you think of good examples of memorable leaders throughout history the list is endless. Leaders have played a strong role in the development of society throughout time. The same is true with all groups of people--leaders will ultimately emerge, and often times you find that some are born with innate leadership abilities but more times than not those attributes are taught, learned behaviors that can be refined and perfected. Leaders are often trained and mentored by those that came before. When you think of ultra successful companies in todays environment, it is rare to not link the success to the leadership that helped to grow and evolve those companies. During the developmental phase of CorVive, Jeremy Fouts took the need to help people with personal growth very seriously. He knew that by deploying the principles of love, serve and care you have the chance to change people’s lives and watch them grow for the better. CorVive allows everyone the opportunity to grow where they are planted, and Jeremy is always looking for ways to help individuals cultivate their God-given skills. CorVive has made certain to give all individuals the opportunity to become outstanding leaders. Once you start to see leaders develop, you also start to see your efforts grow exponentially. Suddenly the heavy load isn’t always weighing on your own shoulders; with a group of leaders you have the ability to distribute efforts and witness your team evolve into a fine tuned machine. Want to know a secret? One of the most effective ways to help people develop their leadership skills is through an in person event…Leaders are built at events. This is why Jeremy Fouts has laid down a clear cadence of corporate events so that you have the support you need to help grow leaders amongst your team. Events allow their confidence to build in ways that cannot happen outside of a live leadership event. If you’re looking to add rocket fuel to your team it is imperative that you get them to every CorVive event possible. For repeat attendees, it affords you the opportunity to refill your tank so that you leave motivated and empowered. For new people, there is nothing more important than getting to your first CorVive event. It will be the deciding factor for how your leadership forms. When new people tap into success for the first time, it is often because they had recently attended a Corvive event. Check the events page often at www.corvive.com so you know when you have your next opportunity to stretch and grow as a leader…Because leaders are made at events.