Presidential Silver Ambassador Sue Brusa, of Atkinson, New Hampshire, is a real Reliv pioneer. She started her business 15 years ago before the Reliv Ambassador program and many of the training programs even existed. But that didn’t stop her from blazing a trail to success with determination and perseverance. Today, this pioneer is joining the Reliv Inner Circle.
Building One Step at a Time
Before she started her Reliv business, Sue had life-changing results with asthma. At the time, she was a single mother raising two daughters, ages 4 and 6. And even though she wasn’t looking for a business, she attended a Reliv conference in 1992. There she saw the opportunity for helping people and staying home with her girls.
“After that conference, I thought if I shared the products, I could earn a few hundred dollars a month, stay home with my kids and leave the corporate world behind,” she recalls.
So she launched a business around her family. “My family was the most important thing to me, so I took baby steps to build my business one day at a time. Since I was a single parent, it was very challenging to balance kids, home, friends and my business. But I saw my future with Reliv and started to really focus on my business.”
Through the ups and downs of her Reliv business, Sue concentrated on her goals. “Returning to the corporate world was not an option for me. I love to travel and wanted my financial freedom. Having a strong foundation is a direct result of building this business one person at a time. Everyone can succeed in Reliv if they don’t quit.”
Paddling Steadily to Success
Sue takes her business everywhere she goes. Every summer, she spends several weeks with her girls on a private island in Maine. “I remember sitting in a canoe, with a paddle across my lap, doing a three-way call with someone in my downline in Singapore,” she says. “It proves you can do your Reliv business anywhere.”
Her hard work and persistence has paid off with a healthy six-figure income and a new lakeside condo in North Carolina. But the perk she loves most is her close relationship with her daughters. “Reliv has allowed me to be totally involved with my daughters’ lives and to always be there for them. They are now 19 and 21. My hard work with Reliv over the years has instilled a good work ethic in them. They’re ambitious, strong and focused.”
And now Sue gets to share Reliv with someone extra special — her fiancé, Bob, who will be joining her in the business as “the newest part of the Reliv family.” Bob is a tennis pro and also works in the mortgage business. But, he’s decided to retire from teaching tennis to devote more time to Reliv with Sue.
Sue is eager to share the Reliv experience with Bob because it’s had such a profound effect on her own life. “Reliv has given me personal growth, confidence, friendships and a great lifestyle. It’s so rewarding to help people,” she says. “I couldn’t imagine my life without Reliv. I’m proud to be part of this company, and for getting to be a ‘pioneer’ in it. We have an exciting future.”