5 Reasons You Need To Listen To The Reliv Success Training Podcast

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By Social Media Coordinator Michaela Bukaty

Have you heard? Reliv has launched a brand new way for you to instantly access the latest training tools that you need to grow your business. These quick training sessions are perfect for when you need a burst of inspiration or just need to fine-tune your growing skillset.

Here are 5 reasons you need to go listen to the Reliv Success Training series right now:

  1. Real Advice. Each episode features advice from industry experts, corporate leaders and real Distributors and how they became successful. Everyone starts somewhere, but if you work hard and listen to what these experienced leaders have to say, you’ll make it to the top.

 

  1. On-The-Go. The nice thing about a podcast is that you can take it wherever you go! You can listen to it in the car, share it with one of your new Distributors, and more. The possibilities are endless when Reliv makes success training easily accessible for you! We even offer three easy ways to listen at reliv.com/conference-calls.

 

  1. Short & Sweet. Each episode is less than 20 minutes. That’s half the time it takes me to get to the store. Why not make your daily commutes productive? You can listen to these short podcasts anywhere you go.

 

  1. Business Building. From topics on in-home presentations to the importance of retention, the Reliv Success Training podcast covers it all. You can pick and choose which episodes you want to listen to—there is no order or sequence.

 

  1. Motivating. I don’t know about you, but hearing about others’ success and how they made their way to the top is inspiring! If you’re having a tough week or feel like you are at a plateau, tune in to any episode from this series and you will feel more motivated than you were before.

 

I challenge you to listen to at least one episode a week and spread the word to your downline or someone new to the business!

5 Things We Learned From The Winter Olympics

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By Social Media Coordinator Michaela Bukaty

The Winter Olympics have come to a close and Champions have been rewarded, but we are still in an Olympics state of mind. There is so much that we can learn from these inspiring athletes beyond their health and fitness routines. It’s easy to overlook the nontangible characteristics and strengths held by Olympians, but it takes so much resilience, patience and motivation to do what they did. Anyone can watch the reruns of figure skating or ski jumping and see the looks of determination on each competitor’s face. These incredible people had a mission and put themselves out there to succeed.

Upon reflection, there is a lot we can learn from Olympians that translates to our business:

  • Follow Your Dream. Dreams can be intimidating, but don’t let your fears get in the way of pursuing them. Also, don’t let others belittle your dreams. I bet every single Olympic Champion faced someone in their life that didn’t believe in them—and look where they are now!
  • Live Your Passion. Once you follow your dream you can truly live your passion and enjoy the life you want! Do you want to stay home with your kids and provide for them? Find a job that fulfills both passions. With Reliv, you can work anywhere and at any time while also providing essential nutrition to your whole family.
  • Always Persevere. At points, you might feel like giving up, especially in the beginning. Don’t! Always persevere and you will be your own version of an Olympic Champion. You will see your success by working hard and sticking with it.
  • Encourage Others. Find your support system and build them up! Always be encouraging others to live their dream and passion. If you encourage your customers and your downlines to be successful, they will be motivated to succeed. Others’ success is your success.
  • Have Fun and Keep Going! Like Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing Tom Pinnock always says, “If you’re not having fun, you’re done!” Have fun with what you do and always keep going.

Top 10 Free Online Tools For Your Business

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By Social Media Coordinator Michaela Bukaty

There has never been a better time to be in network marketing than right now. With all the tools out there to help you succeed, it’s hard to choose which ones to use. We’ve narrowed it down to our top 10 free tools that you can use anywhere!

Here are our top 10 online tools for your business:

  1. Facebook

Facebook is Reliv’s most popular social media platform. We have a huge community on Facebook and people are using it to spread their business. Facebook Groups especially are an excellent way to build a community and line of communication. You can use Facebook to quickly connect with people, follow up with customers and your team, find prospects, and encourage and acknowledge those doing a great job! New to Facebook? Check out our Facebook Guide for step-by-step instructions.

  1. Corporate Promotional Materials

Reliv Corporate’s incredibly talented marketing team and designers work around the clock to provide you with the best professionally designed opportunity presentations, videos and Lifestyle magazine as easy ways to connect with your prospects.

  1. Flickr

Find the latest Reliv pictures available to you to use in your marketing efforts on our Flickr Page! You will want to check back often, especially after big events, for new photos.

  1. ICSAR Training Videos

Our ICSAR videos are the best way tools to get a new distributor started and walk them through the process step by step. They are also easy to share online and can be downloaded in case you’re at an appointment without Wi-Fi.

  1. Beehyve

Beehyve was made for network marketers. Keep track of your contact list, daily tasks and goals with this free software. Beehyve will not only keep you organized, but it will increase your productivity!

  1. Zoom

Zoom is a free video conferencing service that will allow you to host meetings with your fellow Distributors, host an online presentation, or even host a training webinar.

  1. MailChimp

Do you send out a lot of mass e-mails? MailChimp is a free email marketing service that you can use to send updates to your downline or customers.

  1. MileIQ

MileIQ tracks your mileage when you’re on your way to a business meeting or business trips. If you’re meeting prospects or following up with a loyal customer, track those miles so that you can have them as a tax deduction for your business.

  1. Hootsuite

Hootsuite is a social media planning tool that is free with optional premium packages. You can use it to plan your social media posts ahead so that you don’t have to worry about going online every day! Hootsuite also offers free social media marketing courses to help you create a successful social media plan.

  1. Creative Commons

Are you in need of a high-quality photo to put on your social media posts or posters? Creative Commons has a library of free stock photos that anyone can use.

 

 

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!