Little did I know that helping my mother, Teresa Schumacher, in her herb business would put me where I am today. In 1987, we were working with a lot of people who were cleansing their colons and using green barley juice. It was the beginnings of the Dynamic Duo. I was convinced the barley juice was a great product. I saw results quickly with my two youngest children (ages six months and two years old) with their asthma. Taking them off dairy and giving them a teaspoon of the barley grass three to four times a day eliminated the asthma attacks, and today, thirty-one years later, they are both healthy and continue to use the AIM products as do all five of my children.
I was happy helping my mother in the business but not interested in joining a network marketing company. My attitude changed when Ron Wright and Dennis Itami helped her to develop Herbal Fiberblend. I could see how helping others and allowing those folks to spread the word helps even more people. It’s called networking!
It has been a wonderful journey. I became a Director quickly, then a Star Sapphire for three years. With the help of a wonderful AIM executive as my mentor, I set goals and worked the business and things began to happen. When we pressed a little harder, we managed to create momentum. I very quickly had my twelve Directors and by the time I qualified a year later, I had fifteen first-level Directors.
When I was working with my mother, I was also attending college. I was determined to get my degree in accounting and computers. I did accomplish that as well as receiving a certificate as a Certified Nutritionist. Accounting was the career path I was attempting to take but so glad I listened to my mother and joined her with The AIM Companies. Not only has it allowed me to spend more time with my children as they were growing up but has also provided an income I could never have imagined.
It has been a wonderful journey, and I have enjoyed every minute of it. I have attended most of the AIM Conferences on AIM’s dime, usually winning two trips. Not only have I enjoyed traveling to wonderful destinations but, most importantly, attending the Conferences has become a family reunion. It is something my mother and I look forward to every year.
AIM has quality, cutting-edge products designed to help improve our nutrition and maintain good health. I never tire of the phone calls and letters thanking us for our assistance with those things.
I am thankful to Heavenly Father for the opportunity to aid others, and to The AIM Companies for providing us with quality products to share. And I must offer a special thanks to my mother, Teresa Schumacher, for helping me along the way.
One of the special things we do at Conference is sing “In Partnership for Life,” a song written for AIM. We are truly a partnership with the best “sharing” company in the world.
—Toni Lund, AIM Chairman’s Club Director, St. George, Utah