Chairman’s Club Directors Mark and Mary-Ann Shearer of Gordon’s Bay in the Western Cape province of South Africa have not had a doctor bill due to ill health in over thirty years. Prior to that, they suffered from all sorts of ailments: ear infections, allergies, depression, blood pressure issues, etc. When they switched to a plant-based diet and a regimen of daily exercise, their health problems subsided.
In 1991 Mary-Ann was given a canister of AIM’s green barley powder. Mary-Ann didn’t even try it. “Until you bring me scientific evidence not done by the company, I will not look at it,” she said. Over the next eight years, various AIM Members tried to convince Mary- Ann to give the AIM products a chance.
In 1999, Mark spoke with Hermana, a missionary friend who told him that her AIM income allowed her to do missionary work in Israel. She asked that Mark have Mary-Ann phone Chairman’s Club Director Joan van Rensburg. She did, and Joan visited and brought some independent scientific research with her.
The Shearers tried BarleyLife® out on their family, the staff of their whole-food business and even on the dog and the cat. The lesions caused by sun damage on Mark’s back cleared up. They both had more energy, especially mid-afternoon. The children found that they concentrated better at school and their skin issues disappeared. The staff had some serious detox symptoms at first, but none of them got colds or flus if kept on the BarleyLife.
“What sets AIM apart is that the products have integrity—they actually work every time! The compensation plan is generous and easy to work and the people who head the company are Godly and genuine— there is no hype. You don’t need it when the products change your life!” Mary-Ann said.
Mark and Mary-Ann take the Garden Trio® every morning along with three or four AIMega® capsules. (This blend of omegas work better than any other, and they’ve tried dozens). They use Red Rush almost daily for cycling. Mark takes Frame Essentials® for an old running injury. They add ProPeas® to their morning smoothies when they want vanilla flavor, Para 90® a couple times a year, Composure® for natural pain relief, flying or for trouble sleeping and use Herbal Fiberblend® for digestive issues.
The products that she recommends that everyone takes are the ones that she’s highlighted in her 100 Days to Health Program developed specifically to help her downline grow their businesses: BarleyLife for overall health, AIMega for overall health, especially endocrine function and Herbal Fiberblend for digestive health. Their Five Steps to Health Program has transformed lives in less than three months.
“We’ve seen blood pressures and blood sugars stabilize, cholesterol drop and some serious auto immune issues go into remission.” Mary-Ann advises that anyone starting out in their AIM Business should “use the products, get to know the products well, do all the training AIM offers and in the meantime, start telling friends what AIM has done for you. Have a plan. For example: Sign one person up each week. Talk to people, but focus on helping them, not on making money! Then find three of the people that you’ve signed up who are motivated and who order regularly and help them build by doing what you have done. Once you have three Directors, focus on the next three people and so on until you have twelve. Make Chairman’s Club your goal and don’t give up. Make sure that you and your team know all the products that AIM has. List ten reasons to use each and highlight the top three. Develop an email database and send regular emails to your downline. Use social media like Facebook, Twitter, etc. to let people know what is new and how the products are helping people.”
Mary-Ann said that she and her husband faced setbacks on their way to making the Million Dollar Club. But when they refocused on the core of why they were in AIM — to help people get well, stay well and earn an income — it motivated them every time.
The Shearer’s built their business by using AIM’s USSBT formula. They say it works well.
“There are thousands of stories we could tell; over 9,000 people have completed the 100 Days to Health, and although not all have used the AIM products, those that do have the quickest and most dramatic improvements in health. People find that weight drops off, blood pressure is regulated, depression goes, skin improves dramatically, people sleep better and their children seldom if ever get sick. The most dramatic story I can tell you was about a young mother in the UK who was pregnant with her second child when she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. She started taking BarleyLife and AIMega. Within two weeks, there was a huge improvement and she went into complete remission. She has been well since and gave birth to a healthy child.”
As for the future, the Shearers are working to get their total downline volume to 120,000 in the next year. They only need to get a few more Elite Directors and a few more people in the Chairman’s Club. They also hope to spend more time in the US, working on that leg of their business.