6 People Skills that Will Help Grow Your Business

By President of Sales & Marketing Tom Pinnock

We are in the people business so it only stands to reason that the more people skills we have the better we’re going to do. So with that said, let’s take a look at some things that we need to master.

Listen to Understand
At the top of the list is listening. It has been my experience that the best listeners are always the best networkers. It’s really simple; listen to what people want and show them how Reliv can help them get it. As a rule of thumb, we probably all need to talk less and listen more.

Act with Integrity
Another fundamental that is essential is integrity. It’s important that we act with honesty and never hype or exaggerate the products or the opportunity. Reliv was built on integrity, honesty, and always doing the right thing. If we say we’re going to do something, then let’s do it. Have that kind of reputation and people will follow you anywhere.

Work Diligently
Let’s be honest: To be successful in any business it’s critical to have a great work ethic. It’s not talent, good looks or IQ that will take you to the top. You must commit to working hard if you want to succeed. Indeed, if you treat Reliv like a business and work hard, then there is no limit to what you can accomplish. It’s an easy business when you work hard, but a tough business if you don’t. And never forget: if you love what you do you’ll shake the world to pieces and it will feel like you’re not working at all.

Think Optimistically
Be positive. Nothing in Reliv or in life is more important than having a good attitude. Stay away from “stinking thinking” and know that whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right. Squash those snipers in your mind that tell you you can’t do it and fill your mind and social calendar with encouraging thoughts and people. Embrace the knowledge that if so many others have done it, so can you.

Embrace Inclusivity
Tolerance for others is essential in the people business. Remember, Reliv is for everyone so that means you will have folks in your organization who don’t agree with your political or religious views. Stay away from topics that divide and instead focus on the ones that bring us together. In Reliv, that means wellness, entrepreneurship, and feeding the hungry. We can all agree on these important issues.

Lead By Example
And finally, always lead by example. Nothing rings more hollow than someone telling you to do something that they won’t do themselves. The speed of the leader is always the speed of the pack. If you want people in your organization to sponsor distributors and customers, then you need to be sponsoring distributors and customers. If you expect your downline to attend conferences and win trips, then you need to be doing the same.

So there you have it. Be a great listener, always be honest, don’t be afraid of hard work, be positive, embrace differences, and lead by example. Do these things and we’ll see you at the top.

How To Step Off The Financial Treadmill

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Do you ever feel like you’re running a never-ending race? You work hard for your paycheck only to watch it disappear to cover bills, groceries and other necessities. But you tell yourself to keep working hard and maybe next year your boss will give you the raise you deserve. Then you can “get ahead.” If this sounds familiar, you’re not alone. In fact, millions of people around the world like you have already decided to make the switch to something better: network marketing. Continue reading “How To Step Off The Financial Treadmill”

Guest Post: Networking from the Heart

The following blog post was submitted by Bronze Ambassador Lisa Hartzler.

When our family started taking the Reliv products 14 ½ years ago, I simply could not keep my mouth shut.  Everyone had to hear the results our family was getting on the products.  Before I had even become a distributor, I was telling people and they were asking me where they could get some too.  I was actually sending them to the gal I was buying it from and she approached me and said, “Lisa, you’re doing the business and you don’t even realize it!”  I couldn’t believe how simple it really was and I decided that I could actually earn some extra income simply by… Continue reading “Guest Post: Networking from the Heart”

My Story: John and Melissa Schaefer

Name:John and Melissa Schaefer
Hometown: Evansville, IN
Current gigs: Reliv, Former homebuilder
Reliv Difference: “I was leery of Reliv. I’d tried network marketing but hadn’t made much,” John says. “But Reliv was different.” Continue reading “My Story: John and Melissa Schaefer”