Les and Joyce Ferguson of Beavercreek, Ohio, were single parents when they each became Reliv Distibutors in the early ’90s. Two decades later, the Presidential Gold Ambassadors and latest inductees into the Reliv Hall of Fame marvel at how Reliv enabled two ordinary people to create something extraordinary in their own lives and affect the lives of so many others.
A Match Made in Reliv
For so many people, discovering Reliv brings enhanced health and an improved quality of life. And while the Fergusons can attest to the same, Reliv also brought them each other.
“We met at a Reliv event, got engaged at a San Diego Reliv Conference and married in 1994,” Joyce recalls. “With five young daughters to support — two of his and three of mine — we quickly realized that the income and lifestyle we wanted was right in front of us with Reliv.”
The couple had already experienced the power of Reliv nutrition. Joyce saw relief from severe PMS and sinus issues, and Les found support for cholesterol and blood pressure management — important in his former career as an Air Force pilot. “Our health paths were changed forever when we were introduced to the Reliv products,” Les says.
Building a Life
“We learned early on that Reliv was a terrific company, and when we heard [Reliv President, Chairman and CEO] Bob Montgomery say that the only ones who fail in Reliv are those who quit, we took it to heart,” Joyce explains.
“With a big family to raise, we needed the efficiency and the balance that the Reliv system provides,” she adds. “We made adjustments to our schedules with our kids to preserve Tuesday nights and Saturday mornings for Reliv. We just asked ourselves what else we could possibly do that would provide so much income potential — and so much FUN!”
Since then, Reliv has helped the Fergusons put all five of their daughters through college debt-free, paid for three dream weddings and allowed for lots of time with their grandchildren! “We get to live a retirement lifestyle without being retired,” Les says. “And we don’t want to retire — we love what we do with Reliv.”
Just Getting Started
“Today our life is filled with travel, family freedom, personal growth, worldwide friendships and a purpose in life that is tremendously fulfilling.” Joyce says. “We cultivate relationships and try to radiate hope wherever we go, constantly setting new goals as we work to make the world a better place through Reliv.”
So what’s next for the Fergusons? “Now is not the time to rest,” Joyce adds. “It’s time to pour it on!”
What does this accomplishment mean to you?
We are honored by this recognition of our long-term commitment to Reliv and humbled to be part of this distinguished group of leaders. But all we can think about is that there is so much more to do! Entering the Hall of Fame spurs us to talk to more people and work harder than ever to expand our business.
What advice do you have for new Distributors hoping to enter Reliv’s Hall of Fame one day?
Work with your upline Distributors to get a serious understanding of what you have found in Reliv. Then take action to build your business with a positive, long-term attitude. Share this opportunity with someone new every day to reach your financial goals. Stay committed to treating Reliv like the real business that it is.