Best Practices as an AIM Member

by Melanie Zeluf, AIM Royal Emerald Director

It has always been my high honor and great privilege to be a part of AIM. This is in the forefront of my mind and heart whenever I share the AIM products and business opportunity with others. We are independent distributors representing AIM. Whether sharing one-on-one in an impromptu setting or at a market or meeting, the guiding principles should be the same. This is what I perceive to be best practices in my role as AIM Member:

1. Professional conduct. Reliance on AIM-approved materials. Personalized care and attention to detail. Really listen to what the client is expressing or asking.

2. Adherence to legal parameters. Avoid making claims of cures or mitigation of symptoms. Rather stressing wellness, self-stewardship and whole-body health through improving one’s nutritional profile.

3. Identifying Gluten-Free, Non-GMO, Vegan and Kosher products as well as those with assigned NPNs in Canada when appropriate.

4. Distribution of AIM’s Membership Agreement to prospective new Members as part of a sign-up package.

5. Be clear in sharing, when people ask, that AIM has not pursued organic certifications, but the AIM products are grown under organic standards. (AIM has a couple of articles on this topic which I always keep handy as this is a commonly asked question.)

6. Accompany product samples and new customer purchases with detoxification and product specific datasheets to provide product instructions and a healthy serving of caution regarding the possible symptoms of detoxification.

7. Liberally dispense business cards so contacts at public venues can follow up in the future. Because of the nature of these sometimes fleeting contacts, many people are justifiably guarded regarding sharing personal information.

8. The beauty of public venues like markets is that potential new Members initiate the contact, so there is automatically some degree of interest which can then be fueled.

9. Always maintain credibility by admitting if you don’t know something and committing to finding out. A prompt response by reviewing AIM literature or accessing AIM’s Live Chat on the website is always well received.

10. I attempt to customize the timing of sharing and emphasis on AIM’s business opportunity based on the expressed, pressing needs of the person who I am sharing with. In other words, I exercise tempered restraint of my unrelenting exuberance for everyone to know and experience AIM as I have for the past thirty years!

Amidst some of the aforementioned formalities, let your passion and compassion shine through. The timeless adage, “People want to know that you care before they care what you know” still holds true.

Simultaneously, it is essential to challenge yourself to lifelong learning at the AIM Academy and comprehensive basic training for all Members. Embark on it, proceed at your own pace and revisit the content as needed. It’s a wonderful confidence-building tool on anatomy, physiology, the products and the AIM business opportunity. Upon completion, you will have another title at the end of your name: Living Well Coach.

Leaders in The Northern Lights International Contest by AIM

Twenty-two AIM Memberships are already eligible to win a cash prize and/or 2018 Toronto Celebration Packages in the 2017 Northern Lights contest! The next 38 of you are in the running to earn your share of the pot of $75,000 in prizes.

REMEMBER, a minimum of 500 contest points allows you a chance at winning 1 of 60 prizes. Every AIM Member can earn points by sponsoring new Members, encouraging new and first-level existing downline to promote to higher AIM titles and increasing your monthly Group Volume by 500 points.

As of midnight on Wednesday, September 20, 2017, here are the current top 60 leaders in the Northern Lights contest. This international contest ends December 31, 2017, so keep on working, there are lots of cash prizes available and many Memberships are right behind you as this only shows the leaders at this time.

Membership Name Points
Jada, Razia 2229
Miller,  Joseph W. and Emma M. 2136
Jada, Muhammad 2068
Jada Shaik, Raeesa 1464
Peterson, Ralph S. 1073
Rawls, Marlene and David 1062
Quantum Knowledge Pty. Ltd. 1038
Miller, Matthew and Karen D. 1032
Van Rensburg, Chris and Joan 1000
Toft, Heidi and Mike 950
Weitsz, Vanessa 904
Van Den Bosch, Marinda 828
Upfold, Jon and Julie 776
Schiele, Loren E. and Kathleen 730
Knipp, Cara D. 685
Greens For Life, Inc. 679
Markotter, Elzette 634
Lim, Jian 600
Robinson, Leré and Eddie 536
Paquin, Ginette 531
Ascent Strategies, Inc. 517
M and M Healthy Sales Inc. 506
Bloemhof, Herman 496
Van der Westhuizen, Tanya 486
Thompson, Joy and Nathan 449
Something Natural, c/o Vivienne Myburgh 421
Helm, Madaleine 407
Raber, Daniel and Soloma 405
Ramila’s Healing Arts Clinic 400
Du Toit, Rene 394
Forrest, Andrena 384
Borntrager, Rudy and Anna 378
Bender, Lonnie and Brenda 354
Kuret-Coetzer, Tanya 352
Brogan, Lisa 347
Maas, Liesl 342
The Natural Way Network 339
Mary A. (Toni) Lund Family Trust 335
Baty, Erin and Michael 302
Revolution Solution, Inc. 299
Burkholder, Elaine and Michael 293
Karolia, Raheema 289
Warehouse, Natures 288
Orlando, Wanda E. 283
Vawda, Moonira 281
Casavant, Monique 276
Bernhardt, Marsha and Lawrence P 276
King, Michael and Mary C. 269
Vandertil, Rita and Eno 268
Ponchot, Cynthia K. 266
Eicher, Delilah 264
Bowers, Claudia 263
Avodah Financial, LLC 250
Seedat, Fatima 245
De Villiers, Yolanda 239
Chandler, Jayna 223
Adam, Sylvie 221
Chupty, Fathima 218
van Den Bosch, Nieske Lydia 217
Yoder, Elmer A. and Barbara J. 217

 

 

Our Journey with AIM

Joseph and Emma Miller, AIM Chairman’s Club Directors

For every Member who has succeeded in reaching the title of Chairman’s Club Director, there’s a unique story to be told. The AIM journey of Joseph and Emma Miller is no exception.

Joseph and Emma both came from large families and spent their childhoods on nearby farms in Ohio. Joseph grew up on a dairy farm, just down the road from their present-day home in Dundee. Emma’s family’s farm was about ten miles away in Holmes County, in the middle of the largest Amish settlement in the world.

In his teens, Joseph began working as a trainer in a horse stable, eventually becoming a farrier, a craftsman who trims and shoes the hooves of horses. “I was interested in horses all my life,” Joseph said. He was one of the first to provide a local, mobile farrier service, going farm to farm on his tractor and trailer.

Emma always enjoyed school as a child and competed in local and regional spelling bees. She would go on to win at an event that gave her the opportunity to travel with her parents to Washington, D.C., and compete. It is not surprising that Emma later became involved with education.

During her years as a teacher in a one-room schoolhouse, Emma was part of the same youth group as Joseph. In 2002, he asked Emma for her friendship and about a year later, they wed. “Soon after we married, we wanted to start a family,” Emma said. However, there were health challenges that began around nine months into their marriage.

Emma had been experiencing abdominal pain, which turned out to be primarily endometriosis. This was not good news for a young couple wanting to start a family. At the same time, they were reluctant to go with the recommended surgery and medication.
Fortunately, a friend gave Emma a handout on estrogen dominance, of which she had a number of its symptoms. She called the number on the bottom, connecting her with Marlene Rawls, AIM Star Sapphire Director.

Emma began taking the AIM products recommended by Marlene: The Garden Trio, Herbal Fiberblend, Composure and Renewed Balance. After about six weeks, Joseph and Emma were expecting their first child.

Marcus was born nine weeks early, but his size and hardiness were affirmation that Emma’s healthy nutritional changes had made a difference for their first child. The following spring, tests showed that Emma’s health issues had simply cleared up. Over the years, Joseph and Emma would have two more children: a daughter, Carrie Anne, and a sec­ond son, Christopher Daniel.

Other people in the community began asking Emma for help after hearing about
her health success. Marlene coached and encour­aged Emma, telling her that she knew a lot more than she thought she did.

Since joining AIM in 2005, Joseph and Emma have learned a lot about maintaining wellness. Beginning with one-on-one consultations for neighbors, it wasn’t long before they were participating in local and regional meetings. By sharing their knowledge, many people began to experience health improvements.

As the years went by, Joseph and Emma promoted title by title and were on their way to Chairman’s Club Directors. Interestingly enough, Dr. John Shewfelt predicted that Emma would reach this pinnacle title after hearing her speak at a meeting in Iowa and witnessing many women asking her questions. At home, the telephone was constantly ringing: so many people needed help.

Then in January 2015, Marcus began having soreness in one of his knees, causing him to fall on several occasions. At first, the Millers thought it was growing pains, but an X-ray revealed a tumor in his leg just behind the knee. In June, he was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a type of bone cancer.

The recommended chemotherapy treat­ment did not do what it was supposed to do. “We stepped everything up with his nutrition,” Joseph said. “. . . osteosarcoma is very hard to deal with.” Emma added, “I still feel that some cancers would respond a whole lot better to the nutrition than what osteosarcoma did.” Tragically, Marcus passed away in May 2016. “He was very precious, but he went to be with the Lord,” Emma acknowledged. “We have good hope that someday we can meet him again.”

Living through such a tragedy left the Miller family with unimaginable grief and a palpable sense of loss. Understandably, Joseph and Emma were unable to focus on their AIM business. That’s when their AIM family stepped in to help.

Ralph Peterson encouraged them to go for the Chairman’s Club Director title and sent out letters to their downline asking them to support the Millers in this quest, and they did. “So thanks to Ralph,” Emma stated. “He’s the one who propelled us to actually be going for Chairman’s Club.” Joseph and Emma reached this title in December 2016. “Now that we have more time and energy that we can dedicate to it, we can get back in the AIM business.”

Testimonials should not be construed as representing results that everyone can achieve.

Happy about AIM BarleyLife

In 2018, Clyde Walters will be ninety years old, and he has a lot to say to others so that they reach their tenth decade and beyond in good health. And it’s primarily about BarleyLife.

“I’m happy about BarleyLife. I can talk about it, and I can argue about it and never lose an argument,” Clyde said matter-of-factly. “I’m a classic example of what it can do for your health if you stick with it. I know people in their fifties who argue that I’d probably have the same good health if I hadn’t taken BarleyLife all these years. I say, ‘You’re not even sixty and you already have one foot in the grave.’ They don’t argue anymore.”

Clyde came across AIM’s juice powder of young barley plants in the early 1980s. “I’ve always had a lot of interest in vitamins and minerals,” Clyde stated, “so I did my studies on barley plants. I kind of analyzed everything AIM had and tried everything. It made sense to me.”

Being a successful car salesman, Clyde also looked at the AIM business angle. “I was fascinated with network marketing,” he explained. “I started selling jars of AIM’s barley grass juice powder and soon had a downline going that turned into a successful business.”

Clyde held seminars in many different cities, including Nashville, Tampa and Orlando, promoting to Star Sapphire Director in 2000. In St. Petersburg, his hometown, he would speak about AIM nutrition in front of crowds of 300–400 people in a church. People know him as the owner of a used car lot: Ace Motors and Garage. Clyde has a solid reputation for being a salesman that you can totally trust. He is not interested in taking advantage of people; he wants to help them.

While in college, Clyde took a good course on mental health that gave him valuable insights on how to accurately read people. After serving four years in the U.S. Navy, he worked for twenty years as a police officer with the St. Petersburg Police Department in the motorcycle division.

As his career in law enforcement drew to a close, Clyde started selling motorcycles in his present-day location. After retiring in 1972, he began selling cars at Ace Motors, a business that has lasted for forty-five years. With about a year left on his dealer’s license, Clyde is considering a second retirement, closing the shop and selling the property. If he does, it will be really difficult for people in the area to find another
Clyde Walters.

When asked about the AIM products that he takes, Clyde said, “I settled down on Proancynol 2000 (two capsules daily for additional antioxidants) and BarleyLife capsules. I take five in the morning and then some more in the afternoon. BarleyLife gives me more energy than any other product I’ve taken ever did.” And you can’t argue about that with him either.

Testimonials should not be construed as representing results that everyone can achieve.

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The AIM Companies has been in business since 1982 and distributes whole-food powder concentrates  like BarleyLife and nutritional supplements through network marketing by our Members.

Healthy Aging: What a Concept!

It’s a fact of life that everyone gets older day by day. As the years go by, factors like genetics, lifestyle and nutrition can speed up or slow down the aging process. So what is the definition of healthy aging?

According to a 2006 report by the Swedish National Institute of Public Health, healthy aging is “the process of optimizing opportunities for physical, social and mental health to enable older people to take an active part in society without discrimination and to enjoy an independent and good quality of life.” It’s a good definition, especially the part about “optimizing opportunities.” AIM definitely offers that.

First, as an independent distributor of AIM products, you have the option of earning an income that grows in relation to the amount of time and effort you put into growing your business. These factors allow you to optimize the opportunity presented by the AIM Income Plan.

Second, the products you help to distribute optimize the opportunity to improve people’s health so that they can “enjoy an independent and good quality of life.”

Nutrient-Rich BarleyLife

If anyone wants to age healthily, taking BarleyLife daily can help. It’s a nutritional supplement that can be taken from childhood through senior adulthood. BarleyLife helps maintain well-being because barley grass provides a naturally rich source of nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that every cell in the body can use to help promote optimal health.

Anti-Aging Proancynol 2000

To protect the body from damage caused by unstable molecules called free radicals, Proancynol 2000 delivers an additional wealth of antioxidants in an unparalleled formulation. Dr. Richard Cutler, the former director of the National Institute of Aging, stated that the amount of antioxidants in your body is directly proportional to how long you will live. Top up your antioxidant intake with Proancynol 2000.

Joint-Nourishing Frame Essentials

One of the most common pains of aging is felt in the joints. That’s where Frame Essentials can help make a difference. For relief of joint pain, Frame Essentials offers the anti-inflammatory effects of glucosamine, boswellia and methylsulfonylmethane (MSM). You don’t have to have creaky, painful joints as you age. Give your frame the essentials for healthy joints: Frame Essentials.

There are many more products in the AIM lineup that promote healthy aging. Check out the product catalog for the entire list.

Joining the AIM Mag-nificence Family: Mag-nificence CWR

CWR is looking good. Its new label makes it an identifiable part of the Mag-nificence line of topical magnesium: lotion, spray and bath additive. CWR is looking good. Its new label makes it an identifiable part of the Mag-nificence line of topical magnesium: lotion, spray and bath additive.

More importantly, CWR makes people feel good. Case studies of participants who used Mag-nificence CWR reveal that they experienced significant reductions in pain and stress.

Mag-nificence CWR
•  PAIN Case Study

The study involved people who had different conditions, such as muscle soreness, arthritis and fibromyalgia, because pain can result for a variety of reasons. Some had more than a single health problem.Three times a day, participants poured a generous amount of CWR liquid on a clean cloth and applied it to the skin area nearest the source of their pain. Each day, they followed up by soaking in a tub of warm to hot water with 2 ounces of added CWR.  Some took a foot bath. On a one-week chart, pain was rated daily on a scale from 1–10, with 10 being the worst pain imaginable. The majority of participants experienced pain reduction of 30 to 67 percent after only a week of using CWR.

Mag-nificence CWR
•  STRESS Case Study

So much has been written about the health problems caused by stress yet it only scratches the surface of how much of a negative impact it can have on health.

The CWR case study recorded stress-level reductions on a day-to-day basis. Participants took daily baths for 20–30 minutes in warm to hot water with 2 ounces of added CWR.

On a seven-day chart, participants in the study recorded pre-and post-soak stress levels on a scale from 1–10, with 10 being the worst stress imaginable. Taking daily CWR baths for one week resulted in total stress-reduction levels ranging from 29 to 100 percent.

Keep Mag-nificence CWR on hand to help relax and stay calm.

Testimonials should not be construed as representing results everybody can achieve.

AIM Northern Lights Contest Standings

Eighteen of you are already eligible to win a cash prize and/or 2018 Toronto Celebration Packages in the 2017 Northern Lights contest! The next 42 of you are in the running to earn your share of the pot of $75,000 in prizes. Remember, a minimum of 500 contest points allows you a chance at winning 1 of 60 prizes. Every AIM Member can earn points by sponsoring new Members, encouraging new and first-level existing downline to promote to higher AIM titles and increasing your monthly Group Volume by 500 points.

As of midnight on Wednesday, September 6, 2017, here are the current top 60 leaders in the Northern Lights contest.  Next week we are three and one-half months in to this contest and have three and one-half months left for you to work your way up to one of the top 60 spots and earn your prize!  Contest ends December 31, 2017.

 

Membership Name Points
Jada, Razia 1,899
Jada, Muhammad 1,741
Miller, Joseph W. and Emma M.  1,594
Jada Shaik, Raeesa 1,086
Quantum Knowledge Pty Ltd 890
Toft, Heidi and Mike 867
Miller, Matthew and Karen D. 861
Van Rensburg, Chris and Joan 853
Weitsz, Vanessa 817
Peterson, Ralph S. 760
Rawls, Marlene and David 739
Upfold, Jon and Julie 689
Schiele, Loren E. and Kathleen 642
Knipp, Cara D. 612
Van Den Bosch, Marinda 579
Greens For Life, Inc. 530
Markotter, Elzette 530
Paquin, Ginette 525
Robinson, Leré and Eddie 485
Lim, Jian 460
M and M Healthy Sales, Inc. 432
Bloemhof, Herman 422
Ascent Strategies, Inc. 417
Van der Westhuizen, Tanya 391
Raber, Daniel and Soloma 371
Vivienne Myburgh c/o Something Natural 335
Ramila’s Healing Arts Clinic 311
Helm, Madaleine 309
Kuret- Coetzer, Tanya 304
Forrest, Andrena 293
Brogan, Lisa 286
Casavant, Monique 276
Thompson, Joy and Nathan 276
Revolution Solution Inc. 272
Bender, Lonnie and Brenda 266
Borntrager, Rudy and Anna 261
Orlando, Wanda E. 260
The Natural Way Network 259
Vawda, Moonira 258
Vandertil, Rita and Eno 258
Maas, Liesl 248
Mary A. (Toni) Lund Family Trust 240
Warehouse, Natures 239
Eicher, Delilah 239
King, Michael and Mary C. 237
Baty, Erin and Michael 237
Bernhardt, Marsha and Lawrence P. 235
Ponchot, Cynthia K. 228
Karolia, Raheema 228
Bowers, Claudia 221
De Villiers, Yolanda 214
Beachy, Eli E. and Martha 210
Seedat, Fatima 207
Wilkerson, Tina 200
Chandler, Jayna 198
Adam, Sylvie 196
Cole, Tami L. and Michael J. 189
Avodah Financial, LLC 182
Jooste, Carey 181
Chupty, Fathima 176