How To Host A Reliv Holiday Party

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By Ambassador Kimberly Burns

We love to host fun Reliv holiday parties!

The Saturday before Thanksgiving we open our home and host a Reliv family potluck, complete with turkey and all! Our entire team invites their customers, Distributors and anyone interested in Reliv. Rich and I cook the turkey and provide the drinks. Our Distributors bring good ole’ fashioned Thanksgiving sides with all the fixings! We start the event with heart-warming testimonials where everyone shares something they are grateful for. After everyone has had a chance to be thankful, we enjoy a beautiful and delicious Thanksgiving feast. Many of our Reliv family members say this is one of the most memorable and special days of the year for them — and this really warms my heart!

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After we eat, we present the Opportunity Presentation in another room and grab different Distributors to share their success stories. Last year there were many new prospects who attended and ended up signing up as a Reliv Distributor. This was an added blessing beyond what I expected for the day!

For the Christmas season, we have a Reliv holiday home party/white elephant gift exchange. Everyone who attends brings a small gift to exchange during the party. It adds so much fun and laughter to the party! By incorporating the Reliv Business Opportunity with some holiday festivities, we’ve created the perfect setting for brand new people to hear about Reliv.

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Here is a list of what to have ready for any Reliv event:

  • Reliv Products!
  • Reliv Shaker Cups (or other cute cups to serve your shakes)
  • Swag Bags
  • Opportunity Booklets
  • Product Catalogs
  • Retail Recipes
  • Fit3 Brochures
  • Health Questionnaire
  • Distributor Application
  • Laptop with the Opportunity Slides & Videos
  • Reliv DVDs
  • Health Stories
  • Business Stories
  • Flyers for your next event!

This list should be your go-to when planning any Reliv event. We are all so busy with the holidays that this will help you stay organized and ready to turn your holiday shake parties into a huge success!

 

 

How To Face Your Fears As A Woman Entrepreneur: What Is Fear & How Can We Respond With Courage?

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By Hall of Fame Member & Presidential Platinum Ambassador Joyce Ferguson

I could not explain why I was shaking with fear as I gripped my old landline phone to my ear and struggled to find words. It was a typical day in 1993 and I had just decided to build my Reliv business. I was in my kitchen and not in any danger, and yet I was afraid.   Still, I was afraid of one simple word — no.

Fear, often with no foundation, can ambush us and rob us of valuable business and life moments. The small risk of speaking up may seem just as scary as any other business risk. We may even want to step away from the task at hand and think of giving up because we feel our courage might falter.

But what is courage anyway?

“Courage means acting in the face of your fears, not without them.”

“FEAR stands for False Evidence Appearing Real.”

I read these two quotes and many others in business and motivational books—and I believe them. However, I could only really grasp these truths by living with my fears and pushing through the uncertainty and uncomfortableness that accompanies it. The deeper truth is that such quotations cannot explain the fact that there is no way around fear. You must act to defeat fear.

Yes! Simple, ordinary actions require courage.

Calling on your inner strength and integrity in the face of life’s daily challenges demands courage. Following the rules, honoring business relationships, doing what you said you would do, living out your convictions every day…these tasks require you to find that bravery deep inside you — and we all have it!

While we often equate courage with action, we need to remember that listening with compassion — even in the business world — is a courageous act. It’s not easy to speak up and offer advice or assistance to someone, but when we do, we have gone outside our comfort zone, and that takes courage!

Courageous people are patient, and they listen carefully before they speak. Courageous people risk rejection when they reach out to another person and offer solutions. Courageous people risk their reputation and relationships when they recommend financial and lifestyle solutions that could improve someone’s quality of life; not everyone appreciates the risk or effort it takes to speak up in such a way.

There will be flat refusals and gentle “maybes” that actually mean “no.”  There will be occasional “yesses” that force your hand and make you take the next step with your business and with that person, but you must act. And in the face of your fears of not being perfect enough, or not knowing enough…you just might succeed.

 

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How the 80/20 Rule Can Make Your Business Boom

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By Social Media Specialist Ashley Maurer

Show of proverbial hands—how many of you are tired of the entrepreneurial posts on Facebook? You know which ones we’re talking about; your News Feed continues to be flooded with these latest entrepreneurs that showcase their wares left and right. We’ve all been there… that point where you’re passionate about your latest venture or discovery. Basically you want everyone and their brother to absorb the knowledge you’ve recently received.

That’s great, but if you’re serious about growing your business, there are some key rules you should follow. The first one being the 80/20 rule.

What’s the 80/20 rule?

Continue reading “How the 80/20 Rule Can Make Your Business Boom”

How Fun Would It Be If YOU Were The One In Charge?

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Maybe you’re a stay-at-home mom dreaming of a way to build a successful business from home. Or maybe you feel trapped in the corporate world and are not getting the recognition or rewards for your hard work and extra hours. Now imagine for a moment how fun it would be if you were the one in charge. Continue reading “How Fun Would It Be If YOU Were The One In Charge?”

Meet Our Ambassadors: Carolyn and Traian Florica

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Ambassadors Carolyn and Traian Florica are growing their Reliv business from Kingsville, Ontario. They have been Reliv Distributors since 2010 and achieved Ambassador status about two years after they joined.

Pain Turns to Prospect
Growing up, Carolyn often dealt with discomfort from head to toe. “I had coped with high blood pressure, adrenal fatigue, and inflammation in my shoulders, elbows and wrists, and the list goes on,” Carolyn says. She spoke with her doctor about alternative options. The doctor put her in touch with his wife, Elizabeth, a Reliv Distributor.

Reliv Gives Relief
Before they found Reliv, Carolyn and Traian were pursuing a bakery business. Traian had his own health challenges, but they both eagerly sought to learn everything they could about opening a bakery business. They traveled the country together, attending as many baking conferences as they could. Then one day, Carolyn gave her husband a Reliv shake.

“He was skeptical,” Carolyn says, “In the past, I had tried every juicer and cleaner recipe.” Traian reluctantly gave the Reliv shakes a try. After 10 days, he felt great! They gave shakes to their five children, who experienced similarly positive results. That’s when they decided to go full force with Reliv and leave their bakery plans behind. They never looked back.

Gaining Confidence
When she first started the business, Carolyn was worried that she was not capable of success. Carolyn told Elizabeth, “I only have a ninth grade education. There’s no way I can do this.” Elizabeth reassured Carolyn, “You are in business for yourself, but not by yourself. Just be teachable.” With the encouragement of Elizabeth in the back of her mind, Carolyn’s passion for helping others enabled her to gain the confidence to speak to everyone and anyone about Reliv.

“Reliv has given us a bright financial future and blessed us with our health,” said Carolyn. “We are very grateful to be part of this company and are looking forward to blessing many more lives.”

 

Nourish our World

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The Reliv Kalogris Foundation is proud to announce the opening of St. John the Baptist National School of Petite-Anse, Haiti. The school building, damaged in the 2010 earthquake, had been declared unsafe for use in case of future earthquakes. The RKF provided  funds to upgrade the building for sanctioned use as a functioning elementary school.

RKF support reinforced and refurbished the school building and stocked it with new desks, blackboards and supplies. The school now serves more than 200 children from the surrounding area, grades K-6, and plans are in place to expand the facility to serve more than 500 students, including a trade school for older youth.

The school is located just steps away from the Reliv Kalogris Foundation’s children’s home, opened in May 2011. The children’s home, a three story stand-alone structure with three dormitory-style wings, a fully furnished kitchen and two dining halls, provides housing for more than 40 children, most having lost family in the 2010 earthquake.

“From the beginning, our goal was to give these children not only a home but provide education and job training, as well as supplying our nutritional supplement on a daily basis. Through the generosity of Reliv Distributors and employees, we have reached that goal,” said Reliv Kalogris Foundation Chairman R. Scott Montgomery. “The children are thriving and have developed a new family unit in their home and school. The daily nutritional shakes are provided not only to the children in our home but to the 200+ children from the surrounding neighborhood who are also attending this neighborhood school.”  Continue reading “Nourish our World”

Meet Our Ambassadors: Anne Driedger

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Meet Our Ambassadors: Mair Hill

 

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When Mair Hill races, she doesn’t usually socialize with other runners. That changed when she met Susan in a half-marathon in June 2002. The two chatted and became friends, and when they met for lunch next February, Susan introduced her to Reliv.

She also owned a company she had been building for 17 years in manufacturing representation. For a while, she juggled both, working 60 to 80 hours a week. But when she realized she was missing out on time with her husband and three sons, she chose Reliv, which has allowed her to make her own schedule. Although Mair had been wary about it, by the end of the meal she was convinced to try Reliv. A week later, she decided to start her own Reliv business.

“The biggest impact is that I’m very close to my boys,” she says. “I know that it’s a direct result of Reliv.”

However, she didn’t lose what she loved about running her own business, either. “I knew what I wanted most was to teach and train,” she says, which has become her favorite part of Reliv. “I really enjoy seeking new opportunities to meet new people and hear their stories.”

Helping Others

Joining Reliv also fit right in with her passion: helping people. “The ability to help people get the results they want with their health has been amazing,” she says. “It’s not about how good I am. It’s about helping others.” She has seen this impact in her own family firsthand. Before Reliv, her young son needed five surgeries to fight his chronic ear infections. Since Reliv, he has had only 2 ear infections in 12 years.

Although introduced to Mair by chance, Reliv has given her a new friendship and complete transformation to her life and her family. “I’m so grateful for Reliv,” she says. “I’d recommend it in a minute. It can be everything you want it to be.”

Advice to New Distributors

“Bob Montgomery always says the only wail to fail in Reliv is to quit. I completely agree. Reliv is a simple business. The trick is to do what you need to do to succeed in the time you want to succeed. No one is gauging you or managing you. Your expectations are your own. You have all of the support you need, you just have to want it and seek it out.”

 

Meet Our Ambassadors: Marscia and Jeff Fleagle

Marscia & Jeff FleagleFour years ago, Marscia Fleagle was suffering from acid reflux, chronic yeast, joint problems and her hair was falling out. Her 14 hour days on the pool deck as a swim coach were becoming taxing, and she was also busy in her 21st year of home educating her 10 children.

When she saw her friend Margaret Nafziger had been using Reliv products and that her family was seeing positive results, she tried it for herself. In three days, she was already beginning to feel better. “I had a sense of wellness I hadn’t had in probably 15 years,” she says.

Although Jeff was skeptical, he decided to try Reliv after learning of their sister-in-law’s health issues. Since Jeff was on board, Marscia knew her family could begin investing in the company. All their children (including six medical professionals) have become believers in Reliv, too.

Marscia was hesitant to start a business because of her busy schedule, but has found it rewarding. She has been able to help children she coaches with her Reliv recommendations, including one child with eczema and one who had needed five medications. “I just see people who are hurting,” she says. “I just can’t keep my mouth quiet about it.”

Her experience with Reliv has dramatically changed her family, too. Her son Josh needed shock therapy and to ice his muscles after his swim meets, but after using Reliv has been able to train harder with less pain than before. “I wouldn’t give them anything but the best,” she says. When her son Jason visited Reliv headquarters in St. Louis, he was happy to find that the company had the same values as the Fleagles. “Now there isn’t anything holding us back,” Marscia says. “Reliv is truth and you need to get that truth out there.”