When Reliv was morphing from a simple idea into an exciting reality 23 years ago, I was a young college grad already in the workforce and eager to seize my opportunity to make a mark on the world. I can still vividly remember that exciting feeling of optimism. I will perform at the highest level. I will be recognized and rewarded. I will love my job!
Reality pulls no punches. While my early career certainly had positives, corporate America wasn’t the utopia I naively imagined. “Is this the way it’s going to be for my entire working life?” I thought. Many of you can empathize with this experience.
In 1992, my personal Reliv Revolution began when, as a still twenty-something opportunity seeker, I joined the company. It has been a tremendous journey. Last month, I had an experience that reminded me that the Reliv Revolution remains as powerful as it was back then. And surprisingly enough, it occurred at a special event in Van Wert, OH, population 10,846 and miles from any big city. In a hotel conference room sat nearly 50 eager youth ready to hear about the Reliv opportunity. My friend, Bronze Ambassador Christian House, was a senior statesman at 29 years of age! These future leaders are building something today that will continue to positively affect their lives years from now. Many will go on to pursue careers in a variety of areas, as they should. But many will also come to realize they want more freedom, time with family, additional income or control of their own lives. Thanks to Reliv, they now have that opportunity.
I loved it when young, energetic Master Affiliate Laureen Pohanka stood and shared with the group her goal to “say goodbye to Ronald McDonald and make a difference in my life and others’ through Reliv.” She’s making it happen already with a bonus and an iPad right out of the gate!
If 50 young adults just beginning their careers can get excited about their future with Reliv, just think of the millions of all ages who could use such hope.
One final note: I am so appreciative for my opportunity with Reliv and the joy I have building a great company in such a positive atmosphere with all of you.
We are the Reliv Revolution!
Senior Vice President, North American Sales