Why You Should Celebrate More In Your Business

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By Social Media Coordinator Michaela Bukaty

Each month, Reliv Corporate strives to recognize advancements in the field to celebrate your success and hard work! It is so important to be acknowledged by the entire community and is an easy way to boost the morale of your fellow Distributors or customers.

The term “celebration” comes with a fun, light-hearted connotation; however, celebration should be something practiced regularly in your business. Recognizing the accomplishments of your downline or the weight loss transformations of your customers is completely free on your end but priceless to the receiver. Who doesn’t like being called out for their amazing results? Moreover, your recognition could be the motivational boost that person needs to move to the next level in their business.

Here are a few ways you can celebrate more in your business:

  • Write handwritten notes. A short and sweet handwritten note goes a long way. Send a congratulatory card to someone rocking the business in your downline or to a customer who has been taking Reliv Now® every day! If handwritten notes aren’t your thing, send a personalized email to check in!
  • Congratulate on Facebook. Social media is an incredibly easy way to connect and follow up with your customers. Welcome new Distributors on Facebook with a special post, congratulate your customers’ results or have a monthly spotlight of someone you admire in the business. Whatever you choose, these simple posts will mean the world to the person you are spotlighting.
  • Know the milestones. Has your customer been with you for a year? Is it the 10th anniversary in business of someone in your downline? Send them a note or just give them a quick call on these special milestones! Share with them your favorite memory of working with them.

Celebration promotes positive reinforcement and motivation. Your peers and customers will see and feel the difference once you start acknowledging them more. With these three tips, your team’s morale will go up and become more positive.

Do you have any other ways of celebrating in your business? Comment below and share them with us on our Facebook Page!

How to Have a Healthy Valentine’s Day

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By Social Media Coordinator Michaela Bukaty

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and it’s time to prepare for the day of love! This year we want you to celebrate yourself by filling your body with the nutrients it loves and Reliv nutrition. You might be tempted to the pink and red candy aisle at the grocery store, but I’m going to challenge you to avoid those aisles and have a healthy Valentine’s Day this year.

Here are three steps to have your best and healthiest Valentine’s Day ever:

  1. Pick a treat. Turn down that box of chocolates and trade it in for a box of delicious Fit3 Active protein balls! These indulgent treats are actually healthy for you and you can customize them to be your favorite flavors. See some of our favorite recipes on our Facebook page.

 

  1. Pick a meal. Try out a new restaurant in your city you’ve been dying to try or choose a recipe to cook together to make your day extra special! You can easily make a healthy dinner by combining a lean protein and lots of vegetables. If you’re going to a restaurant, check out the menu online before you go so that you won’t get overwhelmed before ordering.

 

  1. Pick an activity. Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse to try out a new workout class or activity with your partner or best friend. Buy a Groupon for salsa dancing, do a free trial class at your local gym, go on a scenic hike—the possibilities are endless!

With these three steps, your body will love you for giving it what it needs! And don’t forget to have your Reliv Shake. We have an exclusive Valentine’s Day recipe on our Instagram. Share this with your friends to share the love!

 

Health Benefits of Winter Produce

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By Social Media Coordinator Michaela Bukaty

I don’t know about you, but we are feeling the peak of winter here in St. Louis at Reliv Corporate! It is so cold and my desire for warm veggie soups is more prominent now than ever. As I’ve mentioned before, I love to shop seasonally for my produce. Buying what’s in season ensures that you are getting fresh and delicious produce. The USDA even has lists of seasonal produce to help guide your next trip to the grocery store!

Here’s my favorite winter produce and their health benefits:

  • Bananas: Bananas are by far my favorite fruit. They are rich in potassium and fiber and add healthy carbohydrates to your healthy diet. Bananas are the perfect addition to any Reliv shake!
  • Cabbage: As odd as it may sound, cabbage is one of the best foods for you. It has an abundance of Vitamin C, which is perfect for cold season. It is also rich in fiber and Vitamin K. Cabbage makes a great addition to any soup, especially vegetable soups.
  • Citrus: Citrus fruits such as grapefruit, oranges, lemons, limes, etc. are famously in-season during winter months. They are high in fiber, Vitamin C and flavonoids. These can be used in your Reliv shake or as a healthy snack.
  • Kale: Kale is a trendy food for a reason. With zero fat and high fiber content, this superfood should be a staple in your kitchen. Kale’s benefits are endless and we love to sneak in a cup or two with our Reliv shakes!
  • Winter Squash: Squash is tasty in almost any recipe and adds warmth to your vegetable-based meals. Spaghetti squash is a great carb-alternative when making spaghetti. Acorn and butternut squash also make great side dishes roasted or mashed. Winter squash contain many vitamins and nutrients including Vitamin A, Vitamin C and magnesium.

Add some seasonal flavors to your menu with these winter produce! Share with us on Facebook your favorite recipes.

5 Reasons You Should Attend Reliv Live

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By Social Media Coordinator Michaela Bukaty

There are two incredible opportunities this year to impact your business for years to come! Reliv is coming to Anaheim in April and Orlando in October with Reliv Live events to make your 2018 the best year for your business. Your time is now to make your business thrive!

Here are 5 reasons why you need to attend a Reliv Live event:

  1. You will make lifelong connections and friendships. When you surround yourself with people that share your interests and ambitions, you will be more successful! There is no better place to surround yourself with people that share your positivity, love for Reliv, success and passion for wellness than Reliv Live.
  2. You will connect with Reliv’s top business leaders. There is always room for all of us to grow. Get inspired by the people that started out just like you and built their way to the top!
  3. You will meet the minds behind Reliv corporate. Meet the people that are always here to support you and help you grow no matter what. Whether you can’t wait to connect with Fit3 Head Coach Tina Van Horn or finally meet President Ryan Montgomery, Reliv Live gives you the perfect opportunity to introduce yourself and ask questions.
  4. You will witness history in the making. 2018 marks Reliv’s 30th anniversary. There are new developments to celebrate this momentous year that will be introduced exclusively at Reliv Live. You need to be there!
  5. You will have fun! Reliv Live is all about having fun while you are succeeding in your business. You will be surrounded by like-minded individuals—you’re bound to have the time of your life! As Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing Tom Pinnock always says, “If you’re not having fun, you’re done.”

We hope to see YOU at one of our two Reliv Live events this year. Register here.

5 Online Writing Tips Every Entrepreneur Needs To Know

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By Social Media Coordinator Michaela Bukaty

As technology develops and the Internet evolves, so does our use of language. Journalism is no longer just ink on paper but also typeface on a screen. How we write online is much different than how we write traditionally, but it’s easy to do. Writing online is not nearly as scary as it may sound!

Here are some tips to get you started:

  1. Cater to your audience. Choose the right point of view and word choice based on your audience. There is no need to show off with big words that no one will understand. On the other hand, don’t be too casual by using text abbreviations such as, “Thx, U R, etc.” Be professional!
  2. Create high-quality content. Use proper grammar and correct spelling so you won’t lose credibility with your audience. Triple check your work for small mistakes! A perk of writing online is that you can make edits after hitting the publish button. Install the free program Grammarly to help you find any grammar or spelling errors.
  3. Remain relevant. Keep your information up-to-date and topics timely. Use relevant hashtags to broaden the reach of your work, as well. Is there a new Reliv Super Saturday event or Fit3 Challenge? Write about it!
  4. Engage with your audience. Ask your audience questions, reply to their comments and write about topics that they want to hear. Always use a call to action to encourage them to engage with you.
  5. Use visuals. We are a very visually-based species, especially Millenials. We love pictures, graphics, videos and more, especially on social media. Just make sure your visuals are relevant to your written content. You can always find free stock photos to use on CreativeCommons.org.

With these 5 quick tips, your writing will improve tremendously. Take the Internet by storm with your new skills!

How to Make Realistic New Year’s Resolution

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By Social Media Coordinator Michaela Bukaty

New Year’s resolutions come with a lot of pressure. You might even avoid making them because you don’t believe that you’ll keep them. Follow these three tips for a successful New Year’s resolution:

  1. Keep them simple. Don’t tell yourself, “I am going to make $1 million in the first quarter.” Instead say, “I want to increase my profit 20% this quarter.” Make sure you are being realistic with your goals so that you won’t give up if you get discouraged.
  2. Take them day-by-day. Eleanor Roosevelt once said, “With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.” Each day is a fresh start, so you can work on your resolutions every day even if you have some bumps along the way.
  3. Focus on one area of improvement. You can focus on business, social media, fitness, nutrition, etc. However, know that it’s much easier for you to focus on one resolution with all your energy rather than spreading yourself too thin with many and losing motivation.

Now that you have these three tips in mind, come up with your own New Year’s resolutions! Here are some ideas:

  • Talk to five new people a day. Perfect your elevator speech and be prepared when you meet someone new.
  • If you’re a Distributor teach a new Distributor about ICSAR and walk them through the steps.
  • Perfect your Facebook Group or Page.
  • Send a thank you note to every new customer you help this year.
  • Try a Fit3 workout twice a week.
  • Sleep more.
  • Cut back on sugar.
  • Read one business-related book a month.
  • Train for and run in a 5k by the end of the summer.
  • Eat more family meals together.

When you’re brainstorming what to do in 2018, remember these tips and ideas to make 2018 your best year yet! What are your New Year’s resolutions?

What’s the Difference Between Social Media Platforms?

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By Social Media Coordinator Michaela Bukaty

Social media can be a scary force of nature. Each social media platform is different, too, which makes it even scarier! But you do not need to worry, because here is a quick breakdown on the difference between each platform and all that you need to know about them!

Facebook

Facebook is probably the platform you are most familiar with, and is one of the most popular channels. Facebook is all about brand awareness, showing off your personal lifestyle, sharing information with your friends or followers, etc. Facebook is also the perfect place for customer service and building relationships. It is incredibly easy to engage with your followers or group members on Facebook just by hitting the “like” button or commenting. Think of Facebook as a conversation at a dinner party!

Twitter

Twitter is much more of a quick news source of information. This is the place for short blurbs of information, inspirational quotes, business tips, business updates and engaging with other businesses.

Instagram

Instagram is 100% visual. In order to succeed at Instagram, one must share visually engaging content that shows off your brand in an authentic and beautiful way. All images should be high quality and engaging for the audience. This is one of my favorite platforms for my personal life because I love taking pictures!

LinkedIn

LinkedIn is only for professional or business content. You can succeed at this by sharing articles and establishing your business credibility with curated content. This is not the place to share pictures of your kids, only post professional content that will enhance your brand!

Pinterest

Pinterest is a fun platform to share ideas for a Reliv lifestyle. You can share business tips, home office ideas, fitness tips, shake recipes, clean eating recipes and so much more. This is a platform that you can have fun with and make it your own!

Each platform has its own personality, so take your time and focus on just one before you branch out to another. It is important to be the best you can be at one thing rather than spreading yourself too thin. If you ever have a question regarding Facebook, be sure to read our updated Facebook Guide!

How to Write an Elevator Speech

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By Copywriter Dena Molen

An Elevator Speech is a very short, direct message about the “why” surrounding you and your product. It communicates in a concise manner the benefits (not features) of your product and WHY YOU believe in it. It may help to think of it as a “commercial.” The “Elevator” term comes into play because the pitch usually lasts no more 30 seconds — the time it would take you to ride from the top to bottom of a building in an elevator.

To develop your own Elevator Speech, focus on these elements:

  • Define Your Goal: Do you want to tell others about a specific product that you’ve had success with? Do you want to share the opportunity available with Reliv? Or do you simply want someone to visit your personal website?
  • Offer A Solution: Concentrate on solving a problem. How can you help someone?
    • ProductsImprove health, increase energy, promote wellness and exercise
    • Opportunity: Work from home, supplement income, financial freedom
  • Answer the “Why”: 
    • Why do you want to share the benefits of a specific product? Because you want others to experience the health boost that you felt after taking the product for just one month?
    • Why do you want others to know about Reliv? Because it’s afforded you the ability to stay home with your kids, at the same time, make a substantial financial contribution to your household?
    • Why do you want someone to check out your website? Because you believe the Fit3 program can change his/her life?

Now it’s time to put it all together. Here’s an example:

You’re at your child’s parent teacher conference, and you’re sitting next to Stephanie, another parent from your child’s classroom. After chatting about mutual parenting concerns, she asks you if you’re a stay at home mom or if you work outside the home.

“I do both. Luckily, I found a business opportunity that pays me generously for simply connecting others to health and wellness products. As a mother, I’m very particular about product ingredients, but this company — Reliv — has been a leader in the nutrition industry for 30 years, and they produce only the safest, purest, most effective products. Best of all, I get to go on all the field trips with my kids while they’re still young.”

See how this answer addressed both the business opportunity and product quality that Reliv offers? In this scenario, the “WHY” is the fact that the Reliv lifestyle supports a flexible work schedule…and that’s important to parents with young children!

So…what’s your “WHY” for believing in Reliv? If you need some ideas to help put it into words, check out these pages on our website (About Us, Core Values, Nutrition You Can Trust). It should help you create your own elevator speech to use the next time someone asks that broad question: “What do you do?”

10 Gifts for Everyone on Your List

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By Social Media Coordinator Michaela Bukaty

The holiday season can be a time of high stress, especially when shopping for Christmas gifts! You may be thinking, “What’s on my spouse’s Christmas list? Did I get my mom a gift? Who am I forgetting?

To help ease that stress, we have collected a list of 10 Reliv approved gifts that will bring joy to anyone who opens them!


1. Reliv Now®

6648241123_41fa6a920f_o.jpgFor your family member or friend that is interested in all things nutrition, Now® will impress them with its Reliv epigenetic superfood, LunaRich, and other advanced ingredients. Who doesn’t want a healthy pick-me-up after the hustle and bustle of the holidays?

 


2. LunaRich X™

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What’s a better gift than the gift of good health? Jumpstart your loved ones’ New Year’s resolutions to get healthy by providing them with LunaRich X™ capsules. With the most pure, concentrated form of lunasin ever produced, this gift will make them feel like the star on top of the Christmas tree!

 


3. Reliv 24K®

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This is the gift that will keep on giving in any household! Give the gift of 24K® to yourself to make it through your holiday parties without a caffeine crash. The formula contains a synergistic blend of 24 active ingredients to provide energy, focus and stress relief—the perfect combination for the season!

 


 

4. Fit3™ Fit Kit

31811252614_fe0db9827c_oGive the gift that lasts a lifetime: a healthy, fit lifestyle that is sustainable. The Fit3 Fit Kit is the perfect gift for your best friend, parent, or anyone in your life who wants to “Get Fit. Feel Fit. Stay Fit.” It’s a perfect way to help them get a jumpstart on their New Year’s resolutions!


5. Reliv Now® for Kids

6648240857_efa1f71a31_oHelp your family bridge the nutritional gap. Stock your children or grandchildren’s stockings with delicious Reliv Now for Kids! Not only will you be providing essential vitamins, minerals and micronutrients, but you will be teaching the kids in your life to live a healthy lifestyle.

 


6. Shake It Up Bottle

CS98-webThis shaker bottle makes an inexpensive stocking stuffer that pairs well with any Reliv product! It also makes a great gift for in-home parties as you network and build your Reliv business during this busy season.

 

 


7. Power Bank

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8. Reliv Exercise Mat with Strap

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This exercise mat is the ideal gift for any yoga or fitness fan in your life. The bright color and Reliv logo are sure to dazzle everyone on Christmas morning and in a workout class!

 


9. Fit3 Print Leggings

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If you’re looking for a gift for your sister, daughter or granddaughter look no further. These trendy leggings will be the best part of her Christmas. If she has any workout gear on her Christmas List, these are a must. What a great way to share your healthy Fit3 lifestyle with someone you love!

 

 


10. Reliv Backpack

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A Reliv backpack is the perfect way to carry around all your presentation materials from meeting to meeting. It will also make a great carryall for next year’s Reliv Live events! Be sure to order a few to gift to Distributors in your downline. It’s important to show them your support during the holiday season!

What it Really Means to be an Entrepreneur

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Happy National Entrepreneur Day! Today is the day to celebrate each and every individual that has chosen to work for themselves and take the initiative to start their own business. What’s unique about Reliv is that everyone is an entrepreneur. Every Reliv Distributor has chosen to take control of their wealth and health like the true entrepreneurs that they are.

What Makes an Entrepreneur?

According to Entrepreneur Media, writer Steve Tobak writes that the equation for successful entrepreneurship is:

Entrepreneur + Capital = Products + Customers = Business

If math is not your strong suit, let’s turn this equation into words that are easier to comprehend. Reliv Executive Vice President of Sales Tom Pinnock is an excellent example of this Entrepreneur Equation.

When Tom started out he said, “Most of my adult life, I had dreamed of working out of my home, being my own boss and watching my children grow up. Now, right in front of me, were people doing just that. What’s more, they weren’t superhuman oozing with sales skills, but rather common folks like Karen and me. That’s what I saw, ordinary people, banding together, helping one another to achieve their dreams.”

Tom took the initiative by seeing the need for betterment of America’s health and filled that need by joining Reliv. He used his passion to take control of his health and the health of all of those who he encountered by sharing the Reliv lifestyle. He himself was an entrepreneur, invested in a Reliv kit, found customers and created a business for himself and his family.

“For the price of a kit, and armed with desire and solid work ethic, you can create a distribution network, one that can provide a residual income for you and your family for the rest of your life,” says Tom.

What’s special about Reliv is that you can see and feel your success as an entrepreneur. You can truly feel good at the end of the day because you are choosing a healthy lifestyle for yourself and those around you! Today we challenge you to reflect on why you started with Reliv or why you’re thinking of joining us, celebrate your success and share it with the world. Stay motivated and continue to expand your Reliv business like the great entrepreneur that you are!