Earn Contest Points thru 2017 to Win One of 60 Northern Lights Contest Prizes

It is now mid-October, and there is an end point to adding contest points in sight: December 31, 2017. This means two-and-one-half months are left in the Northern Lights Contest, so there’s still time to be among the top 60 memberships that win prizes. A total of $75,000 in cash and 2018 Celebration Packages is up for grabs!

Below are the top Memberships in the running for contest prizes as of 11:59 p.m. MT October 11. But this could change – there are several Memberships right behind you! Keep increasing your Group BVP, sponsoring new Members, encouraging your newly-sponsored Members to continue placing orders and having new and existing first-level Members promote to higher titles! We hope to see all of you in Toronto, Canada for AIM’s 2018 Diamonds Aglow Celebration, July 12-15.

Membership Name Points
Miller,  Joseph W. and Emma M. 3504
Jada, Razia 2526
Jada, Muhammad 2518
Rawls, Marlene and David 1822
Peterson, Ralph S. 1743
Jada Shaik, Raeesa 1719
Miller, Matthew and Karen D. 1593
Quantum Knowledge Pty. Ltd. 1378
Toft, Heidi and Mike 1268
Markotter, Elzette 1157
Van Den Bosch, Marinda 1141
Weitsz, Vanessa 1053
Greens For Life Inc. 1026
Upfold, Jon and Julie 1013
Van Rensburg, Chris and Joan 987
Knipp, Cara D. 963
Schiele, Loren E. and Kathleen 951
* 887
Paquin, Ginette 783
Borntrager, Rudy and Anna 740
Bloemhof, Herman 736
Myburgh c/o Something Natural, Vivienne 702
Robinson, Leré and Eddie 645
Thompson, Joy and Nathan 636
Van der Westhuizen, Tanya 617
Ascent Strategies, Inc. 606
Forrest, Andrena 557
M and M Healthy Sales Inc. 551
Lim, Jian 546
Du Toit, Rene 526
Helm, Madaleine 522
Kuret- Coetzer, Tanya 475
Vandertil, Rita and Eno 452
Vawda, Moonira 445
Maas, Liesl 427
Raber, Daniel and Soloma 409
Adam, Sylvie 404
Kritzinger, Benita 398
King. DC, Susan M. 386
Casavant, Monique 370
The Natural Way Network 369
Mary A. (Toni) Lund Family Trust 363
Brogan, Lisa 359
De Villiers, Yolanda 358
Revolution Solution Inc. 342
Bowers, Claudia 335
Ramilas Healing Arts Clinic 331
Yoder, Elmer A. and Barbara J. 325
Ponchot, Cynthia K 321
Warehouse, Natures 312
Karolia, Raheema 312
Durrant, Janine 308
King, Michael and Mary C 308
Fausett, Grant and Heather 306
Seedat, Fatima 306
Orlando, Wanda E 297
Bernhardt, Marsha and Lawrence P 290
Burkholder, Elaine and Michael 290
Baty, Erin and Michael 287
Berry, Sandy 287
* Membership wishes to remain anonymous.

Not Just Survive, But Thrive!

Shared by Mike and Heidi Toft, AIM Directors

“There is one thing stronger than all the armies in the world,
and that is an idea whose time has come.”

                                                       –Victor Hugo

I love the fact that if we are still breathing, we have an opportunity to create change. It is never too late to do what you want to do. And there is no time like the present. Catchy phrases are nice, but action is what makes your dream materialize. And if your dream is to help people live well, AIM will help you get there.

We were first introduced to AIM’s juice powder of barley grass in 1998. My dad had been diagnosed with lymphoma. The side effects of the proposed treatment were not ones that my dad was ready to live with. My parents, AIM Directors Larry and Marsha Bernhardt, began to research a holistic approach and were led to The AIM Companies™. I watched as they began to live a radical lifestyle of raw, organic foods and vitamin and mineral supplementation.

Their courage to go this alternative route inspired me, after our third miscarriage, to try a different approach to my hormone deficiencies. Although I know our three children were mostly answers to a lot of prayer, I give much credit to AIM also. Through the years, my mom has made sure we were never without BarleyLife, frequently giving it to us at no cost. We fell in love with other AIM products too. Sometimes we could afford them, but many times they were gifts from my mother, who often gave away BarleyLife to help people in ministry be healthy.

Those who are called to ministry, especially in the role of pastor, will face many challenges. One of these challenges is to remain healthy. It is easy for stress management and healthy lifestyle choices to fall low on the priority list until it is too late and good health has been compromised.

In the summer of 2015, we decided to take action in this area, and I became an AIM Member, promising to be faithful in taking my supplements. I ordered business cards and planned to share the products and build a business. I already had the passion for good health. Through my own health struggles I had learned quite a bit and desired to see other people reach good health.

And then the fight of our lives began.

The church that Mike pastored had some serious problems brewing. We kept up with our AIM supplements as we intended, but there didn’t seem to be mind space left for starting a business. I often looked longingly at my pretty business cards sitting on the shelf and hoped for my second chance. Hope is a powerful thing. Hope is not action, but it does keep the possibility of future action afloat until it is time to act. Our time came in 2017.

Every year, Mike and I each choose a word for the year— a word that encompasses how we want to grow for the next twelve months. Without knowing it, we both chose the same word for 2017: THRIVE! We were excited. We were not going to just survive, we were going to thrive. Little did we know that within two weeks, our family would experience the darkest and most difficult trial of our lives.

I once read that not always telling all the details of your story is the more tasteful choice, and that is what I will choose here. But anyone who has endured the path of complicated grief will understand how difficult it was to consciously make the choice each day to thrive. At the same time, the church problems had only advanced, and it was time to make some big life decisions.

The AIM idea came to both Mike and I one day in March. We started to research what made The AIM Companies so desirable. We spoke with really helpful people from the company, we discussed our plans with family and friends and we prayed about it. We found the AIM Academy on our Member home page and both of us completed our Living Well Coach certifications. We spent the month of March envisioning a future helping people live well.

“Through my own health struggles I had learned quite a bit and desired to see other people reach good health.”

On April 3, we opened for business. We decided that Team Toft would be all about building relationships with people while we coached them on their living well journey. We found that when you get people to talk about their health, they open up about their life. We also found that there are many people who aren’t feeling well and many people who are hurting from the circumstances of life. We committed to pray for each member of Team Toft to thrive. We love the Healthy Cell Concept that challenges us all to reevaluate the choices we make in what we eat, how we think, what we allow into our environment and in why we exercise and supplement with the superior products from AIM. We are most excited when we hear that someone is experiencing improved health.

Realizing that it was time to move on, Mike chose to step down as pastor of the church, where we had been serving for eight years. Our passion is to help people be the best version of themselves by living well and finding God’s purpose for their lives. Because of AIM, God has given us more “work” in this area than ever before. We are excited for the opportunities that lie ahead.

We hope our story gives some late bloomers (like us) out there the inspiration they need to reignite any fires that have been smothered by circumstances. The decision to thrive is yours. Perhaps the time has come for your idea.

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

Help People Make Healthy Decisions

For Ruth Overholt, the key to health is simple: keep your colon clean and add nutrients to your diet. This simple philosophy guided Ruth and her late husband, Andrew, for over thirty years as they helped people make healthy decisions with the assistance of The AIM Companies™. For Ruth Overholt, the key to health is simple: keep your colon clean and add nutrients to your diet. This simple philosophy guided Ruth and her late husband, Andrew, for over thirty years as they helped people make healthy decisions with the assistance of The AIM Companies™. Both Andrew and Ruth grew up on a farm where they learned the value of hard work and eating healthily. Ruth recalled, “Growing and eating vegetables is one thing I was raised to believe was very important. We lived a healthy life in that way.”

Once the Overholts got married and began raising a family, they maintained a store that became known around their southern Indiana community as a place to buy fresh citrus fruit. However, despite their background of eating fresh food off the land, it wasn’t until the mid-1980s that the Overholts discovered BarleyLife and began making intentional healthy choices. Ruth continued, “Andrew suffered a lot from allergies, flus, colds and bronchitis. When the weather got cold, Andrew would get sick. We later discovered that you don’t have to live like that.”

The first half of Ruth’s theory of health was influenced by Andrew’s Rejuvenation Therapy Clinic, which served health needs through colonics and distribution of Herbal Fiberblend. It was through this avenue that the Overholts really began to see their AIM business grow. Andrew believed that his own example of keeping his colon cleansed through the use of Herbal Fiberblend was a large part of why people continued to come back for more products.

Today, Ruth has plenty of reasons to still believe in her philosophy of health. At eighty-nine years of age, Ruth is not on any medications and does not suffer from any sort of bodily aches or pains. In fact, she still occasionally helps her daughter with housecleaning jobs and has plenty of energy for the people in her life.

Making healthy choices with AIM products did not just benefit Andrew and Ruth. It also gave their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren a legacy of health to appreciate and build upon in their own lives. Ruth concluded, “The Lord is blessing me every day.”

—Ruth Overholt,  Chairman’s Club Director

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

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.

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.

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