How Engagement Will Help You Succeed

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By Chief Executive Officer Ryan Montgomery

Effective communication is an impactful and intangible tool that sets a company’s results apart from others. Yes, our product line and marketing plan make us unique, but we live in an era with multiple channels of communication that can blur the lines. By using the right channel and effective communication, engagement increases drastically and we are ultimately able to be better networkers.

Life has only gotten busier since I started at Reliv two decades ago. It seems that there are more missed communications now than ever, which leads to a lack of engagement in our community.

Make sure you’re connected with all of Reliv’s forms of communicating with the field:

This list demonstrates the incredible advantage we have in accessing today’s technology. However, communications are still missing our target audience because of a lack of engagement. So, who is at fault? Is the communicator not effective or is the listener not engaged?

The answer is probably a little bit of both—at every company. At Reliv, we are committed to a streamlined and simplified approach to our communications. We never want to send too many messages that people can’t keep up with, and we certainly do not want to under-communicate either. I’m a believer in over-communicating as a company because a message needs to be heard more than once for it to sink in…six times psychologists say! Which means we all need to be better listeners and engagers.

In our business, engagement with your upline and downline is paramount, but it’s also important to engage with Reliv Corporate. Be sure to have all the channels mentioned above turned on. Staying plugged in with Corporate communications is the only way to know what’s going on. Subscribe to the emails and text messages, follow us on social media, and navigate the website and mobile app so that you know where to find all the business success training tools you need. Being engaged keeps you informed of the monthly promotions and what’s next on the events calendar. Information is king, and engagement is the key that opens the door to information.

As always, we encourage you to send us your ideas to help Reliv improve communication and tips for Distributors to stay engaged. Comment on your favorite communications platform below!

10 Reasons You Need A Girlfriends’ Getaway!

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By Social Media Coordinator Michaela Mitchell

August 1st is National Girlfriends’ Day, but I think we should celebrate our girlfriends every day! Female friendships are so powerful, but it can be hard to carve out quality time with our best friends in our busy schedules. Lucky for you, Reliv is sponsoring a free Girlfriends’ Getaway August 24 and 25 to celebrate you and your girlfriends all weekend long!

Here are 10 reasons you don’t want to miss it:

  1. This weekend is a form of self-care. You spend all day taking care of others, and now is the time for you!
  2. There is a hosted happy hour with wine and appetizers—what’s better than that?
  3. You can choose from different workouts for all fitness levels to start your morning with a rush of endorphins that will make you happy!
  4. Try fresh, new shake recipes at the free Reliv Shake Bar. These recipes were formulated by our best fitness and nutrition expert just for you.
  5. You’ll have the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of children all over the world with the Reliv Kalogris Foundation.
  6. Mingle with friends from all over the country and make new ones!
  7. Learn about family wellness tips from nutrition experts.
  8. Enjoy fun surprises and get a free swag bag filled with the latest Reliv goodies and other fun accessories.
  9. Hear from strong, motivating women entrepreneurs who have built their own businesses. Be inspired to do the same!
  10. You will leave feeling relaxed, reenergized and recharged!

 

There truly is no downside to spending a weekend with your girlfriends, your mom, your sister, your daughter, etc. Your time is now—let’s celebrate!

 

Sustainable Straws: More Fantastic Than Plastic!

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By Social Media Coordinator Michaela Mitchell

Companies all over the United States are making moves to eliminate single-use plastic straws from their stores, Starbucks being one of the ringleaders. This latest movement was triggered by an increase in plastic waste and pollution found in the ocean. According to the National Parks Service, Americans use over 500 million straws per day. When you think about it, that’s really alarming! So it’s not that surprising that people are trying to reduce their plastic waste by using a plastic straw alternative.

Here at Reliv® Corporate, we love to use sustainable straws to sip on our tasty shakes. We especially like cute paper straws that come in a variety of colors and are biodegradable and recyclable.

Here are a few sustainable straws that will make your sips guilt-free:

  • Paper Straws: These paper straws are a fun, compostable option for you to use. They come in just about every color so they can color-coordinate with your daily Reliv shake!

 

  • Stainless Steel Straws: These trendy straws are being used by every fitness trainer on the Internet, including Fit3™ Head Coach Tina! They are washable and reusable. They even come with a small bottle brush to make cleaning them a breeze.

 

  • Silicone Straws: If stainless steel isn’t for you, these silicone straws are just as easy and fun to use. This pack comes with several different colors so you can change it up or give one to your best friend.

 

  • Glass Straws: Dishwasher safe and reusable, these glass straws are another great plastic straw alternative. Whip out your glass straw at a restaurant and you bet everyone else will be jealous!

 

  • Bamboo Straws: Bamboo straws are all natural, lightweight and reusable. It doesn’t get better than that!

 

No matter what type of sustainable straw you choose, your Reliv shake will still taste delicious and you can rest assured that incorporating this simple change will be helping the environment. Share what kind of straw alternative you use in the comments below!

How To Drink More Water

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By Fit3 Head Coach Tina Van Horn

Wow! This summer has been a hot one for many of us. I’ve spent days at softball tournaments, doing work on my farm, and enjoying outdoor barbecues with friends. While a lot of the people around me celebrate the season with 12 oz. curls, I get some extra strength training by lugging around my giant water bottle and family-size sunscreen!

Even I’m surprised by how much fluid my body needs and how many times I have to refill my water bottle. The recommended daily water intake is half your body weight in ounces. That number can be intimidating, but your body will thank you!

If you’re still having trouble meeting your daily water intake, try adding yummy flavors to your water. For example, I always try to have Innergize!® on deck. Innergize! contains an advanced blend of vitamins, minerals and carbohydrates designed specifically to help prevent dehydration and restore your energy. The lemon and orange flavors are also perfect for the summer. Registered Dietitian Jennifer McDaniel suggests you even add fresh fruit or a small amount of juice to your water for more flavor. Infuse your water with lemons, cucumbers, strawberries, mint leaves, watermelon, etc. The possibilities are endless!

There are lots of ways to meet your daily water intake by making your brain think you’re not actually drinking water. Of course, the more WATER, the better, but if you are struggling to get half of your body weight in ounces every day, go ahead and flavor it up! Studies show that we definitely drink more when we add a little something to our H2O.

Go grab yourself a tall glass of something refreshing and take a listen to the July episode of The Reliv Podcast for some intriguing insights about the effects of dehydration.

What’s On Your Summer Grocery List?  

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By Social Media Coordinator Michaela Mitchell

Summer is in full swing so it’s time to add plenty of fresh fruits and veggies to your grocery list! Shopping seasonally will make your wallet and family happy with new flavors at reasonable prices. Not only are seasonal produce much cheaper due to their availability, but they embody several health benefits.

Here are a few of our favorites:

  • Innergize!®: You’ll be sipping on Innergize! all summer. Hydrate with this isotonic drink full of vitamins, minerals and amino acids to give you added energy, promote oxygen absorption and boost your immune system. Not to mention the orange and lemon flavor options are perfect for this season!

 

  • Beets: This bright red vegetable is full of Vitamin C, fiber and manganese to help you boost your immune system and gut health.

 

  • Blueberries: Like beets, blueberries are high in fiber and Vitamin C. Their abundance in antioxidants will make you feel great snacking on them all summer long. They also make a delicious addition to your Reliv shake.

 

  • Cucumbers: Cucumbers are refreshing and contain potassium and magnesium. Try adding them to your water to keep you fresh and alert throughout the day!

 

  • Green Beans: Fresh green beans are the perfect side to your summer barbeques. They are high in iron and other minerals.

 

  • Peaches: Try grilling this juicy fruit for a healthy dessert! Peaches are providers of Vitamin A, Vitamin C and a great source of fiber.

 

  • Watermelon: It’s hard to not eat watermelon during the summer. This delightful summer snack is full of Vitamin B6, Vitamin A, and electrolytes.

 

Find your local farmer’s market or make a trip to the grocery store to add these nutritious summer staples to your fridge. What’s your favorite fruit or vegetable to eat during the summer?

 

Dr. Carl Hastings Shares The “Whey” To Core Nutrition

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As the industry leader in core nutrition, Reliv offers you easy solutions for getting those essential nutrients that you probably don’t get from food alone. Introducing the newest member of Reliv’s core nutrition line-up—Reliv Now® with Whey! This whey-based protein formula has the same optimal blend of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and herbs as Reliv Now® with Soy. The only difference is it has 7 grams of whey protein and is soy-free.

“I have always believed that soy has tremendous health benefits, but we also know that consumers want choices,” says Chief Scientific Officer Dr. Carl Hastings. “With this whey-based protein blend, even those with soy sensitivities can experience the overall health and wellness of Reliv’s core nutrition products.”

Nobody does nutrition like Reliv. That’s because we put all of your core daily nutrition into one easy, convenient and tasty shake. You can stop wasting time, energy and money mixing and matching bottles of single-ingredient supplements. Reliv Now is the ultimate multitasking nutrition formula that keeps up with your hectic lifestyle and makes nutrition simple.

Reliv Now goes beyond a standard multivitamin pill, giving you more of everything your body needs.

25 Vitamins & Minerals: Contains more vitamins and minerals than leading multivitamins. Reliv Now contains 200% of the daily value of vitamin B6, one of the most common vitamins for which Americans are deficient. Vitamin B6 helps the body metabolize fats and proteins and is important for healthy hair, skin, eyes and liver. You also get double the amount of Vitamin E and as much as eight times of Vitamin C. In addition, Reliv Now delivers optimum levels of essential minerals such as calcium, magnesium and zinc.

Antioxidants: Fights off excess free radicals, which can overwhelm your body’s defenses and cause damage to your cells and DNA. Reliv Now provides antioxidants not found in other popular vitamin brands, including patented Pycnogenol®—one of the most thoroughly researched ingredients available today. More than 170 studies have demonstrated Pycnogenol’s ability to fight free radical damage, improve blood circulation and lower blood glucose, among other benefits.

Protein: Packs a powerful protein punch. Doctors recommend 50 grams of protein daily, but most multivitamins contain none. Reliv Now gives you 7 grams per serving of high-quality, muscle-building protein. It’s a perfect addition to your breakfast smoothie or post-workout shake.

Bioavailability and Synergism: Works in synergy to bring out the full potential of all the nutrients. No more choking down huge pills and wondering if they are getting absorbed properly. The powder formula of Reliv products gives your body easy access to their nutrients so you get the most out of your supplement.

“You can choose the new whey-based version or the flagship soy-based formula, but either way, you get optimal nutrition from guaranteed quality ingredients,” says Dr. Carl. “Our core nutrition formulas are the cornerstone of your Reliv nutrition.”

You work hard and your nutrition should do the same. Try the new Reliv Now with Whey and order yours today!

 

Shake Up Your Summer with These Refreshing Recipes from Reliv!

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By Social Media Coordinator Michaela Bukaty

Summer is right around the corner and it’s time to shake things up! Prepare to have fun in the sun with your favorite Reliv core nutrition that your body deserves. Here are some light, refreshing recipes for you to try as you lay by the pool or have a picnic in the park with your family:

Toning Green Smoothie

1 scoop Reliv Now®

½ cup coconut water

1 banana

1 cucumber

2 Tbs. of fresh ginger

1 Tbs. apple cider vinegar

1/2 cup ice

Blend and serve.

 

Reliv Berry Smoothie

1 scoop Reliv Now

1 cup unsweetened almond milk

½ cup frozen berries

½ frozen banana

1 cup spinach

Blend and serve.

 

Piña Colada Shake

1 scoop Reliv Now

½ cup pineapple

1 cup unsweetened coconut milk

2 ice cubes

Blend and serve.

 

Mango Margarita Shake

1 scoop Reliv Now

1 cup unsweetened coconut milk

1/2 cup mango

2 Tbs. lime juice

1 Tsp. lime zest

1 Tbs. chia seeds

1 cup ice

Blend and serve. Watch our demonstration here.

 

Fit3 Fudgesicles

1 ½ cups Coconut Milk

1 ½ scoops Fit3 Active™ or Reliv Now® for Kids (chocolate flavor)

1 Tsp. Vanilla

1 Tsp. Cocoa Powder

Blend ingredients and pour into popsicle molds. Freeze overnight and enjoy!

 

Do you have a favorite Reliv recipe? Post it in the comments below and we will share it on our Facebook Page!

 

 

 

 

Running a Reliv business? There’s an app for that!

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By Director of Marketing Erin Koch 

Never—and we mean never—in the history of Reliv has there been a better time to start your own business as an independent Distributor. Why? Because now running your Reliv empire is as easy as pushing a button on your smartphone. In April of this year, fans flocked to Reliv Live in Anaheim, California, to be the first ones to take the new Reliv app for a test drive.

“I’m excited because our Distributors and recruits are able to experience Reliv’s personal touch in the palm of their hands when they use our new mobile app! It highlights our incredible value through the app’s professional presence, and most important, it is so user-friendly and allows people to get information much easier and faster. Times have really changed in the last 5-10 years. The number of mobile users today is greater than the number of desktop users! There is no comparison to the personal touch a mobile app can offer,” says Bronze Ambassador Julie Moeller.

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On the home screen, you’ll see everything you need to recruit new Distributors and customers, get the latest training and tools you need, plus have instant access to reports that will help you grow your check (and the checks of your downline!) by leaps and bounds.

Interested in trying out the Reliv mobile app? New Distributors can try it out for free for the first 30 days after signup! After that, it’s just $4 per month and you can cancel at any time! Get the app now at reliv.com/p/app. To sweeten the deal, you can also get the mobile app when you purchase the Reliv Web Bundle! For only $15 a month you receive the Distributor Dashboard to track, manage and grow your business, plus a personal website and the new mobile app. Visit reliv.com/p/web-bundle to get it now!

What’s your favorite part of the Reliv mobile app? Comment below!

Top 10 Takeaways From Reliv Live

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By Social Media Coordinator Michaela Bukaty

We are officially back from sunshiny Anaheim, California. Reliv Live was a great success and we learned so much! Here are our top 10 takeaways for you:

  1. Reliv is a wellness company that loves to make people healthy and happy.
  2. Reliv celebrates your health transformations and business accomplishments!
  3. Reliv puts the quality of its products above all else. We demand quality and oversee
    on-site manufacturing and research and development.
  4. Reliv makes your business easier with additional cutting-edge core nutrition products like Reliv Now® with Whey and new business success training tools like the Reliv Mobile App.
  5. ICSAR is a simple and crucial tool to use when getting started with your Reliv business and will help you to continuously grow your business.
  6. The Reliv Kalogris Foundation ships 155,000 cans of Reliv Now® for Kids to children all over the world thanks to your donations. There are several easy ways to donate!
  7. A successful Reliv event relies on planning, preparation, fun and authenticity.
  8. The Reliv Mobile App makes it easier now than ever to take your business on the go and keep track of your success.
  9. Social media is doable and will help your business grow! Brand yourself online to engage with fellow Distributors, new customers or prospects.
  10. By surrounding yourself with positive, successful and driven individuals at Reliv Live, you will be inspired and motivated to take your business to the next level.

If you didn’t attend Reliv Live in Anaheim, then you really missed out! Not only was it an incredible business building opportunity, but it was an absolute blast! Make sure you register for the next Reliv Live event in Orlando as soon as possible. Early-bird pricing is available until July 1, but October will be here before you know it.

Register now to celebrate 30 years of Reliv!

Eating Healthy at the Disneyland Resort

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By Reliv Key Director & Founder of DAPS MAGIC Robert Laird

Reliv Live in Anaheim is later this week, which makes the perfect opportunity for you to treat yourself to a trip to the Disneyland Resort!

It’s been said that calories don’t count at Disney. However, while this is a wonderful sentiment, that doesn’t always make it easier to eat healthy when visiting The Happiest Place on Earth! The Disneyland Resort has made great strides in recent years in adding healthy options to its many different menus and offerings. For those looking to keep their healthy eating habits, here are some tips for eating healthy at the Disneyland Resort.

First off, most dining locations and outdoor vending carts will have some sort of a healthy option (typically located on each respective menu). When visiting outdoor vending locations, there is usually some sort of a fruit option and occasionally a vegetable for those looking to eat something besides sweet treats. Sadly, a healthy version of the churro just doesn’t exist (much to our dismay) so that might be a good place to indulge.

Plan Ahead

It’s always a good idea to plan ahead when visiting the Disneyland Resort, especially if you want to have healthy eating habits during your visit. It’s a great idea to bring a backpack with some of your favorite healthy snacks and a water bottle. This will not only ensure you can have your favorite healthy snacks, it will also most likely save you some money! While you are at it, throw in a sweatshirt as nights often tend to cool off.

If you are planning to go to a sit-down restaurant while at the Resort, check out disneyland.com and then check out the dining options under THINGS TO DO. This will give you all the options for dining locations around the Disneyland Resort if you want to dig in and search through the various restaurants and offerings. Most sit-down restaurants have some delicious healthy offerings on the menu.

If you don’t want to spend extra time researching, we will share a few of our favorite healthy options here so you can get the most out of your day and enjoy your Disney experience!

Healthy Highlights

There are a few places that go above and beyond with healthier foods. Here are a few of our favorite quick service options from the team at DAPS MAGIC:

  • Bengal BBQ (Disneyland) – Found in Adventureland, the Bengal BBQ has grilled chicken, beef, veggies, and bacon wrapped asparagus. There are also some recent updates to the menu as well. It’s a great place to get some protein and that is also delicious. This is a great place for a snack but if you are looking to make it a meal, expect to order a few things off of the menu (depending on how much you generally eat in a sitting).
  • Rancho Del Zocalo (Disneyland) – In Frontierland, the Rancho Del Zocalo restaurant offers Mexican food in a quick-service setting. There are some tacos that can be found there that are reasonably healthy, but there is also a fantastic (and large) tostada salad. The fire-grilled chicken is another healthy option that is sure to satisfy.
  • Flo’s V8 Cafe (Disney California Adventure) – Located in Cars Land, this is not only one of the tastiest restaurants at the Disneyland Resort, it also has one of the most beautiful views! It also has a few healthy options that include the spit-fired rotisserie quarter chicken or the veggie tater bake that is both hearty and delicious. There are quite a few different options that can be found at Flo’s V8 Cafe and in general, there will be something there for everyone.
  • Cocina Cucamonga Mexican Grill (Disney California Adventure) – Found on the Pacific Wharf, Cocina Cucamonga Mexican Grill has several options that are similar to those found at Rancho Del Zocalo. There is a half chicken offering here and also a Cocina Bowl al Pastor that are both delicious. It is close to other dining options too if other members of your party would rather have Asian cuisine or soup and sandwiches.
  • Tortilla Joe’s (Downtown Disney District) – Tortilla Joe’s has several healthy options that are delicious for those visiting the Downtown Disney District.
  • Earl of Sandwich (Downtown Disney District) – Although it will be closing later this spring, there are some salads that are pretty good here! Eat here while you can!

These are just a few of our favorite places to get a healthy meal at the Disneyland Resort. Recognize that most sit-down restaurants will offer healthy options on the menu. If there are specific dietary needs, ask to speak with a chef and they will generally come out and work with you to create a dish that fits your needs while pleasing the palate. Also, if you are a vegan check out our series on eating vegan at the Disneyland Resort here.

Snack Time & Desserts

The Disneyland Resort is known for its snacks and desserts. There are a few options that can be found throughout the Resort that won’t completely kill the quest for health.

  • Tropical Imports (Disneyland) – Found in Adventureland, Tropical Imports has both fruits and vegetables for sale. There is also trail mix available here which isn’t quite as easy to find elsewhere.
  • Tiki Juice Bar (Disneyland) – Also found in Adventureland, this is the home of the world-famous Dole Whip. This is a dairy-free dessert that is a fan favorite at the Disneyland Resort! Grab this refreshing treat and enjoy it while watching Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room! They also have Dole Whip Floats here and Pineapple spears.
  • Fairfax Market (Disney California Adventure) – In the Hollywood Backlot, the Fairfax Market offers some healthy snacks that include fruit, vegetables, and even hummus. This is a great place to get a snack and set yourself up for watching a parade (Paint the Night Parade has returned to the Resort).

 

These are just a few tips to help you eat healthier when visiting the Disneyland Resort. Know that eating healthy is all about moderation and making the best choice that you can at any given moment. Make sure to drink LOTS of water while at Disneyland as it is easy to get dehydrated. Then, just make sure to plan ahead so that you can get the healthiest food possibly instead of suddenly realizing you are starving and then grab something that isn’t so healthy. With a plan and some good choices, Disneyland can be not only The Happiest Place on Earth, but also one of the healthier!