Reliv Book Club: Captain Steven Lucks

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Book: QBQ: The Question Behind the Question

Author: John G. Miller

What is the main lesson you learned from this book?
The main lesson of the book to me was looking at the question behind the question or what to really ask yourself. It boils down to asking the right questions and practicing personal accountability at home and in our Reliv business.

Did this book give you any new ideas about yourself?
This book taught me to look at the questions that I ask myself. After years in the military and now in a Reliv business, I find myself in the trap that many others have fallen in – the victim thinking.  Questions like “Why don’t you coach me more?” or “Why don’t we get some new products?” are the wrong questions to ask. They are questions that come from the mentality of a victim.

Did this book remind you of anything that has happened to you? What? Why?
Yes, stress is choice. When I ask questions like “why is this happening to me?” I feel as if I have no control. This leads all of us to a victim mindset, which is extremely stressful. Even in cases where we actually are victims and our feelings seen justified, “Why me?” thinking only adds to the stress.

One practical piece of advice from this book:
I have learned to incorporate questions like “How can I adapt to the changing world?” or “What can I do to develop myself?” or “How can I help?” and the best “What can I do today to excel at my Reliv business?” These questions lead you to practice personal accountability, which is the key to any success at home or work.

This book is an ideal pick for:
This book is great for anyone who wants to learn to eliminate blame, victim thinking, complaining and procrastination. It will help at home and in building these key relationships with others.

A quote that stood out to me:
“The practice of personal accountability: We discipline our thoughts. We ask better question. We take action.”

Reliv Book Club: Lori Doerneman




By Reliv Distributor Lori Doerneman of Goddard, Kansas

Title: Think and Grow Rich

Author: Napoleon Hill

What is the main lesson you learned from this book?  What we think about grows. As a mother of eight children, with two in college, two in high school and four in grade school, I can easily think about college tuition, starter cars and insurance. The more I think about all that stuff, the more my stress grows. Napoleon Hill has taught me to use my subconscious mind and the positive, life-giving forces that exist all around us. I focus on my desires of being rich in all areas of life.

One practical piece of advice from this book: Spend time thinking about your “main chief purpose in life.” As you give your subconscious mind a new “blueprint” business becomes almost effortless.

Did this book give you any new ideas about yourself? I believe, know and understand with every fiber of my being, why I was born and my purpose in life. I understand how Reliv fits within my life and how to help others get what they want with this business. I love my life and am incredibly grateful that we are part of Reliv. As I build this business, I build my life.

Reliv Book Club: Melanie Lewis

MelanieLewisBy Reliv Distributor Melanie Lewis of Ashland, MA

Book: The Energy Bus: 10 Rules to Fuel Your Life, Work, and Team with Positive Energy

Author: Jon Gordon

How did you hear about this book? I went to a conference where Jon Gordon was to be a headline speaker.  Not knowing anything about him, I thought it would be a good idea to read his work to get to know his ideas and become familiar with the presentation.  I picked up The Energy Bus at the library and read it on my flight.

What is the main lesson you learned from this book? It had a profound impact on how often I portrayed the life of the passengers on the “bus” who felt “down and out.” After hearing Jon’s full speech, I was truly taken that it was possible to live the way pointed out by the bus driver.  And by going with that line of thinking would be much better off in every way; my business, my personal life, my friendships.  They would all benefit.

One practical piece of advice from this book: Everything happens for a reason, so you should learn to make the most of it. People who need the most help are often the least open to receiving it. You’re the driver of your own bus, and you’re responsible for fueling it with positive energy, inviting the right people along for the ride and driving with purpose!

This book is an ideal pick for: Anyone looking for quick inspiration. It’s an easy read with bite-sized advice that can be finished in one 2-hour sitting. It’s great for everyone from teenagers to adults.




Reliv Book Club: Mary Rockwell



By Reliv Ambassador Mary Rockwell of Coupeville, Washington

Book: Pushing Up People

Author: Art Williams

What is the main lesson you learned from this book? When I first read this book, I was sure it was written by [Reliv Chairman & CEO] Bob Montgomery!  Pushing Up People is all about realizing that people are our greatest asset. That’s how a football coach created a company “where sales people are king.”  It compares the difference between management and leadership at the beginning of each chapter and talks a lot about how to treat people; to help them believe in themselves; to encourage; to praise, but not to criticize.

A quote that stood out to me: I think my favorite paragraph is on page 111, “I believe that when you approach people to join your company, you can’t just sell them a job.  People are sick of jobs … they want you to offer them a dream and the opportunity to make it come true.  If you can offer people a chance to do something special with their lives, a chance to dream again, you’ve given them the kind of motivation to succeed that they’ll never have if you just give them a set of duties.”

One practical piece of advice from this book? I can introduce people to the fundamentals and the elements of the Reliv System. I can teach them the structure and basics, but what they need to go along with that is the dream to get them through the bad times to the sunshine and light which always comes. That desire for a better life must come from within each person.

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