Shared by Jenny and Bill Brown, Chairman’s Club Directors in Cape Town, South Africa.
As an aging Baby Boomer, I grew up in the era where there was a strong social sanction against ‘blowing one’s own trumpet’, or ‘being too big for one’s britches’. (I doubt that our younger readers even know what britches are!). We now live in a culture of self-promotion which says “recognize my accomplishments – I am pretty special.”
“Let not the wise man boast in his wisdom” is a quote from the Bible (Jeremiah 9:23) so please understand right up front that my gratitude goes to God for the wisdom and opportunity He afforded me through The AIM Companies™. I hope something in this article will trigger some inspiration for you to make use of AIM’s Healthy Business Opportunity.
The bottom line in a successful AIM business is that people know how much we care, rather than how much we know, or how many degrees and accomplishments we may have to our credit!
Since my husband retired nine years ago, we have been able to continue with our comfortable lifestyle, as my AIM income has enabled us to go easy on withdrawals from our investments.
This was my “retirement plan” and it has worked! In no business other than network marketing, can one earn in this way without needing capital, premises and staff, or having to work at a 9 to 5 job.
But WORK I did as I built my downline in the form of the following and I hope this helps you.
One of the foundation principals I learned from AIM was … USSBT
Use the products
Share the products
Build strong relationships
Teach others to do the same
My husband Bill, and myself, are our own best customers. We have both had close calls after medical operations. We both recovered remarkably well after the causes were found, and thanks to the AIM products (the Garden Trio in particular) we made speedy headway which astounded the Medics. So use the products … we certainly do!
Sharing the products is so easy with the money back guarantee from AIM. We don’t try to sell … we just share our stories and of those people we have helped, and the benefits of the products. You don’t have to be a salesman/woman!
To sponsor someone interested in becoming a wholesale member, is to make oneself responsible for their success. This is where you offer to hold meetings in their homes and invite others to share success stories of using the products, including – Before I used the product followed by the benefits After using the products, and always include the name of the products and quantity used.
Work deep and wide (sounds like a Sunday school song about God’s love)!
In a home meeting you don’t sign people up under yourself – you sign up the Hostess/Host and then sign up her/his invitees under them. That way you build a team that you can work with and you still benefit. Biblically, this is called sowing and reaping! Entrepreneur Zig Ziglar said “You will get all you want in life, if you help enough other people get what they want”. Do the right thing – that is most effective. Some of my best friends are my AIM first line members (wide) and other amazing friends are those I have worked with who are 3 to 4 levels below me in my downline (deep).
Building strong relationships comes with encouraging the new signees when they achieve a goal. Giving a gift, or a card, or some acknowledgement in a home meeting will go a long way to inspiring them. They will duplicate what they see, and teach their downlines to do the same.
John Maxwell said “Efficiency is the foundation for survival – it means doing the thing right.” BUT he also said …. “Effectiveness is the foundation for success – it means doing the right thing!”
In 1998 when I joined AIM, the internet broadband era hadn’t arrived yet in S.A., so no Google or AIM website. We had to get a fax to see how our downline was progressing. Now we have so many tools – one can download video clips, data sheets, magazine articles, listen to webcasts, email newsletters, study without cost on AIM’s online Academy, and enjoy wonderful back-up support from the AIM offices in each centre where AIM is represented.
When we had our house painted many years ago, we were most impressed by one fellow who gave us a quote. He said he worked on the 3 P Principle. With interest we asked him what that was….
“PREPARE PAL, PREPARE” said he.
So in preparation for your home meeting, I suggest printing out beforehand some Price Lists, some Wholesale Membership Forms, buy some tot glasses and mix something for attendees to taste … could be Peak Endurance for sporty people, CalciAIM for older folk with osteoporosis, or Garden Trio for folk who don’t eat enough of the good stuff. Let them handle the containers and taste something – this always generates great interest.
If you are reaching people with digestive challenges, mix up some stiff oats for the occasion. Then in the meeting open two capsules of PrepZymes – stir them into the oats and leave this mixture until the end of your meeting which is when you show them how it has turned to liquid!! Most impressive as a digestive aid.
Be enthusiastic – don’t wait for all your ducks to be in a row .….. JUST DO IT!
And remember, those that fail to plan, plan to fail!
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Since 1982, The AIM Companies (AIM) has been promoting health and providing a business opportunity through network marketing with whole-food powder concentrates and nutritional supplements.