Let's start with a question...
Do any of these statements describe you?
- My job feels like a noose. I have come to hate Mondays.
- I have no idea how I am going to pay for my retirement.
- Worse, I have no idea how I am going to pay the light bill.
- I'm never home. I feel like a stranger in my own house.
- I'm not the parent I vowed I would be. The guilt tears at me.
- The same goes for my marriage.
- I just don't feel fulfilled. There must be more to life.
If any of those strikes a nerve, read on.
The first question that most people ask is, "OK, is this company for real?" Fair question.
Our answer: Judge for yourself.
- Has been in business for more than 20 years;
- Has been awarded eight (8) U.S. Government patents;
- Has proprietary blends and trade secrets that distinguish its products from the competition;
- Was named one of the fastest growing small companies by Fortune Small Business and BusinessWeek;
- Was featured on the Forbes Magazine list of "200 Best-Run Small Companies"
- Was named to DeMarche Associates, Inc. list of "America's Best 100 Companies;"
- Is an international opportunity, with business in more than a dozen countries.
People aren't just sick and tired physically - they are sick and tired financially:
- Only 1 in 4 people believe they are prepared for a comfortable retirement (Employee Benefit Research Institute);
- Among workers 55 and older, more than 4 in 10 have retirement savings under $25,000 (Employee Benefit Research Institute);
- A Harvard study showed that more than half of personal bankruptcies are due to a medical crisis;
- Major employers are cutting benefits, eliminating health care and reducing pensions;
- The volatility of the stock market has left investors skittish and disillusioned;
- It is now obvious that America cannot support its retirees with Social Security alone;
- 1 in 5 people age 66-70 are in the marketplace and the number of "working retired" continues to rise (MetLife Mature Market study).
Health and Wellness
The 77 million Baby Boomers determine every market trend in our society. Because of their sheer number - about 1 in 4 adult Americans is a Boomer - this segment of our population drives the demand for the hottest goods and services. If the Boomers demand it, there is a market for it.
So, what do Boomers want? They want to look and feel younger, stay fit and fight the aging process. They also have the disposable income to purchase the products they desire.
- Today, the U.S. spends $24 billion annually on fitness club memberships, another $12 billion on personal trainers and nearly $5 billion on supplements;
- Nearly 11,000 Boomers turn 50 every day;
- According to award-winning economist Paul Zane Pilzer, in 3-5 years Health and Wellness will soon account for one-seventh - $1 Trillion - of the U.S. economy;
- The Kaiser Foundation reports that the U.S. spends $7,500 per resident annually for health care, and by 2016 that figure will be $12,700 (or $1 in every $5 of the Gross Domestic Product).
Just as the Health and Wellness industry is growing exponentially, so is the Direct Sales industry. And, Reliv is strongly positioned in both.
What if you had a superior product, the timing was perfect for it and it included a business opportunity available to everyone? How successful do you think you could be?
People who understand this and act on it are the ones who are going to earn incredible incomes in the next decade. It's about having superior, life-changing products at a time when people need (and are looking for) superior, life-changing products.
Consider what Pilzer says in his book, The Next Millionaires:
- In the U.S. alone, 175,000 people are joining network marketing each week;
- Some 20 million people will enter the direct sales industry in the next 10 years;
- Network marketing in the U.S. has grown 91 percent in the past 10 years, and more than 13 million Americans are among 55 million worldwide who have a home-based business.
"The greatest entrepreneurial opportunities will be in distributing rather than in manufacturing wellness products and services," Pilzer says in his book, A Tale of Two Industries.
Think about what he is saying - yes, those who manufacture health and wellness products will be successful, but the real income will be earned in the distribution of those products.
It all adds up to a remarkable opportunity.