Dan and Shannon Nichols won the Outstanding Member(s) of the Month Award for their work in December. Their achievement will be noted in the March Issue of Living Well Magazine. The BarleyLife Blog recently had the opportunity to communicate with Dan Nichols.
BarleyLife: What Do You Do for a Living?
Dan Nichols: I am a church planting pastor (been in the ministry for many years) and am pursuing professional certification in life/leadership coaching.
My wife, Shannon, formerly taught math on the college and high school level, but for several years now has pursued an even higher calling… home schooling our children!
BL: Where are you from?
DN: We live in SC, but my wife and I both grew up in North Carolina
BL: Tell us about your family, your pets, your hobbies, etc.?
DN: We have 4 children, 3 girls (14, 11, and 5) and 1 boy (9). They are indeed a blessing! We are seeking to pursue Christ in all things, and to raise up our children to be godly adults who shine the light of Christ in the world around them. As a family we enjoy playing music, getting outdoors, exercising in a variety of ways, playing games together, and just simply being together as a family and with other families.
BL: How and when did you get into AIM?
DN: We got into AIM last March (10 months ago). My wife and I had a personal consultation with Lere’ Robinson (Star Sapphire Director), specifically about the allergies and symptoms that one of our children was experiencing. Lere’ recommended BarleyLife, and after a couple of months of using it, her allergies (and mine too) almost completely went away! We were sold!
BL: What are Your Favorite AIM Products?
BarleyLife, Peak Endurance, ProPeas, and Herbal Fiberblend are our major ones. But we’ve also seen much success with Prepzymes, Flora Food, Composure, and Mag-nificence. We enjoy Cocoa LeafGreens as an added delicious bonus every once in a while!
BL: What is your preferred method of building your business?
Well, there are three ways really, and they’re all combined.
1) Giving the business to the Lord is primary. Unless He builds it we labor in vain, says Scripture. So depending on Him is key.
2) Concerning our part, our labor… help from our “upline” has made all the difference in the world. Lere’ Robinson has been absolutely fantastic and selfless in helping us get going. She has come to our town and done monthly health seminars, which we organized in partnership with other AIM-using families in town.
3) The other key is developing personal relationships with people and simply “walking a road with them,” as Lere’ says. It’s one thing to tell them about the products. It’s another thing altogether to help them use it, see success, and continue using products to bring them greater health!
BL: What is your favorite AIM success story so far?
DN: Two: The first one is my daughter’s “victory” over allergies. That has been wonderful to see! The second has been a family in our church. One of their daughters had great struggles with allergies and asthmaf or many years, but then after using the products (specifically starting with BarleyLife), those have gone away almost completely! And now this young person (mid-teens) is enthusiastically spreading the word about AIM and good health!
BL:What is your advice for anyone trying to win Member of the Month next month?
DN: Bottom line, here’s what I would pass on (and what we’re going to continue to try to do)… 1) Continue to pray and give it over to the Lord.
2) Get to know the products.
And 3) develop relationships. In the process of doing these, what we’ve found is that in developing relationships, a trust and credibility (as well as a genuine concern) has developed. And then as we know the products, we begin to learn how this helps the people with whom we have relationships! As well, we continue to go to Lere’ (our “upline”) and get advice and information on how to handle certain situations. Again, she’s been a tremendous help! And AIM, the datasheets, the webinars, etc have all been helpful as well in learning the products and helping us to help others.
Product testimonials should not be construed as representing results everybody can achieve.