by Star Sapphire Directors Wayne and Joanne Jackson
Shared by Star Sapphire Director Rashid Abass
Some 15 years ago, Chairman’s Club Director Greta Store dropped off a bottle of AIM’s green barley powder (now named AIM BarleyLife) for me to try. My family and I had regained total health through diet, and I reasoned that there was no way it was going to make me feel any better. HOW WRONG I WAS! The next morning, after taking my first serving, I enthusiastically told my wife that I was feeling ‘TEN YEARS YOUNGER!’
During my humble beginnings with Greta, I would order the minimum 6-pack of the green barley powder and AIM Herbal Fiberblend (‘the Dynamic Duo’) which I was led to believe is the way to start on one’s road to better health. I had recourse to paying for AIM products on a monthly credit card basis and I ensured phoning enough folk to generate sales in order to reach my 450 bonus volume points which would promote me to Preferred Member (PFM) in the AIM Member Income Plan.
AIM’s green barley made an immediate noticeable improvement on the health of my clients. I decided that I was going to remain with The AIM Companies for life. Here was a networking company that had the best marketing and remuneration plan. Also, much of AIM’s profits are funneled back to AIM Members in the form of perks!
With much client follow-up and signing up new Members, I
promoted to AIM Star Sapphire Director. What a pleasure! I now enjoy handsome dividends, and I foresee even greater income with less effort, an ideal retirement remuneration plan at my age of 71!
Thank you great Greta; thank you AIM product users, and thank you AIM as I ‘AIM’ for Chairman’s Club and higher!
Shared by Melanie Anne Zeluf AIM Royal Emerald Director in Camrose, Alberta
First of all, my experience with AIM has been somewhat atypical in that I have been a committed user of the AIM products since 1986 but did not decide to actively pursue the business opportunity until twenty-three years later. My parents and sponsors, Cyril and Jean Smith, almost single-handedly facilitated my promotion to Director in the early years for which I am very grateful.
On the Business Side
One of the key strategic elements is to avoid the pitfall of building your AIM organization linearly to the exclusion of depth. Avoid placing Members predominantly in your first-generation downline. Rather, strategically place them beneath existing downlines, up to and including your 5th generation.
In this way, duplication of yourself — mentoring, teaching, and supporting your downline so that they can do the same to theirs—is key to sustained success. You can only spread yourself so thin.
When you build two-dimensionally, everyone benefits and is positively motivated. The significance of giving equal consideration to generational placement and relational context is critical.
On the Personal Side
It is essential to make a concerted effort to connect with people on a personal level. Respect confidentiality, but make a mental or written note that will enhance your memory about a person’s needs so that you can better serve them at present and in the future. Intent listening skills are integral here.
I like to stress that AIM is an equal-opportunity business. The only prerequisites to success in sharing the AIM products and business opportunity are genuine care and concern for your fellow man, integrity of character in all dealings, willingness to learn about and understand the AIM products and our bodies, and admission to not knowing something but being committed to finding an answer.
I share this by way of encouragement. AIM’s opportunities to success are ever-present and remain undiminished over time. By its very organizational structure and mission statement, AIM exemplifies and is a portal to so many blessings, the tremendous legacy of which is incalculable.
AIM Member Tiffany Berry of Aurora, Illinois has been helping people improve their lives for over ten years. She started off as a yoga instructor, has both her Spin and CrossFit certifications — she’s currently a CrossFit coach at a nearby box — and teaches high-intensity fitness training from her garage gym. In March of 2016, she signed up as an AIM Member and began sharing her testimony and recommending AIM products to her clients. She felt confident in her recommendations because the products had worked for her.
For nine years, Tiffany suffered from severe ulcerative colitis. She tried everything: drugs, supplements and making drastic dietary adjustments. As an athlete and fitness instructor, her diet was already impeccable, but her colitis was punishing and brought diarrhea and bleeding. She bled almost every single day. After a while, it seemed like a normal part of life to her. Although she was in peak physical shape, she’d still get violently ill before or after workouts. She endured constant pain. And then, somehow, it got worse. During a visit to the emergency room, they found a six-year-old malignant tumor in her kidney.
“When you get sick like that, you go through a hope phase. You try something and hope that it works. When it doesn’t work, you sink into a heartbreak phase. It’s like an emotional cyclical roller coaster.”
Her father told Tiffany about a friend who swore by AIM Herbal Fiberblend.
“At that point, I was skeptical because I had tried everything and nothing worked. I figured everything is worth trying once, so I ordered online. I took it the first day and nothing really happened. On the second day, I had fewer bouts of diarrhea. By day seven, the bleeding and diarrhea had pretty much stopped, but I didn’t want to get my hopes up. By day fifteen, I was convinced. It’s almost deceiving to say that Herbal Fiberblend is just a fiber supplement. Because it’s herbal I believe it boosts the immune system. I had my cancer surgery, a major surgery, and didn’t get sick afterward. I haven’t even sneezed in the last few months. I’m almost as strong as I was pre-surgery. I contribute much of it to this product. I don’t know why or how it worked. I don’t care. In two weeks, the product took away nine years of suffering and struggling. It’s pretty awesome.”
Tiffany signed up as a Member in March 2016 and is currently working the AIM business, selling AIM products to her clientele. She carries BarleyLife, Herbal Fiberblend, LeafGreens, ProPeas and Peak Endurance (which she uses as both a pre- and postworkout). Unlike many other supplements, she says AIM products have never upset her stomach.
“I test my products before I offer them to my people. I don’t sell products to people just to sell products; I advocate the products in order to support people and to improve their performances. I started offering ProPeas to my people, and they really like it and are having good results. It’s wonderful for those with sensitive stomachs. It’s really nice to find a suite of products all from the same company that I can recommend with security.”
Shared by Razia Jada AIM Member in Johannesburg, South Africa
Eleven years ago, my husband was diagnosed with an autoimmune condition. His neurologist told us that there was no cure for his condition and that he would end up in a wheelchair in about three years’ time. He was given cortisone treatments every six months to slow down the progression of the disease.
I started to study nutrition and changed to a healthy eating plan, and he improved. At his next appointment, the doctor was surprised to see that my husband had not declined as expected, but he still needed to have cortisone treatments.
Three years later, my husband was beginning to suffer side effects, such as osteoporosis, and his sugar levels were monitored as cortisone use can induce diabetes. We decided to end the treatments.
For the next few years, I continued on studying nutrition and improving our food intake. During this time, I supplemented his diet with vitamins from a range of products available in South Africa.
At the time, we were content with the situation. My husband was not in a wheelchair, on no medication and living a fairly normal life. He had some aches and pains and suffered from fatigue, but the fact that we were not going to any doctors and he was not on any medication was an achievement.
All this changed when we were introduced to AIM products by chance. Within days, his fatigue was a thing of the past. I began to experience the same burst of energy, but what was more amazing was that within weeks of using AIM products, my husband’s health improved and continued to do so. He began to walk faster and his aches and pains started to disappear with the use of Mag-nificence spray.
These positive changes led me to investigate why the previous supplements had not worked and why AIM products, particularly the Garden Trio, were giving us such amazing results.
Previous to discovering AIM, we had been taking synthetic supplements. With AIM we were getting whole-food supplements of the highest quality. The body, being natural, was responding to nature, which is where we should really be seeking our nutrition.
When we began using the Garden Trio, my daughter was expecting her first baby. The first day she started taking the Garden Trio, her fatigue was gone. During her third trimester, heartburn crept in and PrepZymes came to the rescue.
She continued to take the Garden Trio throughout her pregnancy and after the birth of her baby boy, whom she breastfed. When she went for the baby’s routine checkup at ten weeks, her pediatrician could not stop raving about how healthy he was. He is now seven
months old and really enjoys his Garden Trio. We also regularly give him half a capsule of FloraFood with AIMega to boost his immune system. To date, he has not had a single diaper rash or even a cough, cold or earache, which are all so common in babies. I attribute all of this to the healthy nutrition that comes from our use of AIM products.
I immediately started to share the products with close family and friends, and they too experienced amazing results and began to share with their family and friends. I also studied through the AIM Academy to obtain in-depth knowledge about the products and nutrition to be better able to assist those with health issues.
In today’s busy world, we need help in an easy, convenient way. That’s what I love most about AIM products.
Thank you to AIM for the most amazing supplements and for making it so easy to maintain our health.
Folate/Folic acid is an essential B vitamin that the body needs to make DNA and for cell division. Many common foods are fortified with folic acid (synthetic folate) because low levels have been linked to birth defects of the brain and spine. Therefore, it is of the utmost importance that future moms get adequate amounts of folate in their diets. The US government recommends that all women of child-bearing age should get 400 mcg of folate daily. You can get all-natural folate through BarleyLife (10% RDI).
Over nine million women suffer from osteoporosis and most of them are postmenopausal. It is estimated that around 34 million women have bone loss which can lead to osteoporosis. That’s why calcium is so important for women. For postmenopausal women, the recommended intake of calcium is 1,200 mg per day, but 85% of them don’t come close. Additionally, your body needs vitamin D to absorb calcium, and vitamin D is another one of those nutrients that almost everyone is low on. CalcAIM provides 38% calcium and 70% vitamin D! It also has magnesium and vitamin C.
Around 3/4 of the general population doesn’t get enough magnesium. That’s too bad because there are studies that show that magnesium may relieve some symptoms of PMS: depression, anxiety, etc. It may also enhance fertility, lead to a healthier pregnancy and aid in both bone health and the absorption of calcium. Mag-nificence provides targetable, topical magnesium. It’s great for the skin, too.
You’ve probably heard by now that omega fatty acids are essential because the body can’t produce them on its own. So it’s important to make sure they are a regular part of your diet. First off, they are good for the heart, the skin and the brain. For women, omega-3 fatty acids have been shown to help fight against bone loss and osteoporosis. Additionally, low omega-3 blood concentrations have been linked to increased menstrual pain. AIMega contains 1,140 mg of omega-3 fatty acids from organic seed oils. Also, you can take AIMega during pregnancy without having to worry about mercury often found in fish byproducts.
Women in their childbearing years need a lot of iron—18 mg up until menopause and 27 mg during pregnancy according to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Iron deficiency is the most common deficiency in the United States. Women are at greater risk than men because of their reproductive cycle. Those with heavier cycles are at an even greater risk. Symptoms of iron deficiency include weakness, fatigue, low body temperature, frequent illness, problems concentrating and poor appetite. CoCoa LeafGreens provides 28% RDI of iron. It also tastes great and provides powerful antioxidant action!
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