Finding Opportunities to Grow My Home Business

Shared by Karina Gerhardt-Strachan, AIM Preferred Member 

I have been very fortunate to have grown up with AIM products in our home. My mother, Rica Gerhardt, who is a Director, became an AIM Member back in 1998, and I started taking BarleyLife around the age of seven. In high school and university, I came to realize just how good AIM products were for me as I would rarely get sick. BarleyLife and Herbal Fiberblend are my staples, but I use many of the AIM products.

In university, my focus was health studies, taking courses in anatomy, nutrition, etc. Consequently, I have a better appreciation for the magnificence that is the human body! Scientifically understanding how nutrition is the foundation of our health, I also came to understand why AIM products work so effectively. So I began to feel comfortable sharing and promoting this healthy nutrition. Many years ago, Dr. Mary Ruth Swope told my mom that she believed we commit a sin if we don’t share the knowledge we have. This quote remains a huge source of inspiration for my mother and me.

Going to the AIM conference in 2015 really set me on fire in terms of connecting the dots in my mind about AIM nutrition. Afterward, I read Green Leaves of Barley and got excited with the idea of becoming an independent distributor for AIM. Having just graduated from university with a degree in Health Studies, I had wanted to get into the master’s program in the fall, but the professor wasn’t taking any new students. This delay turned out to be a blessing in disguise as it gave me the option of taking a year off to put my passion into building my AIM business.

As a result of my family and studies, I’m lucky to be surrounded by like-minded people who are interested in talking about health, including my university classmates. Preferring one-on-one dialogue, I also like to make connections by texting or using Facebook. More often than not, communicating brings up a nugget in regard to people’s health challenges and wanting to feel better. This gives me an opportunity to talk about what I know can help them, such as a reconnecting with a high school friend who had health concerns. Sending datasheets is a great starting point, and I often share product samples in Ziplocs or mail them. I also like kitchen table meetings.

One of the many great things about AIM is that it’s portable. By this I mean, you carry the knowledge in your mind, signing up new Members can happen anywhere you have access to the internet, and the products travel well. And there’s so much support material from AIM: Living Well magazine, Fresh Focus, datasheets, teleclasses and webinars, just to name a few, along with the wealth of information you can tap into at the AIM Academy.

As a business builder, I believe you have an obligation to be there for your downline, investing your energy in them. My mother taught me to create and foster an AIM community with your team and your downline’s circle of friends. You never know who will be the gems that you can work with to grow both your businesses.

Achieve Your Goals with AIM



With AIM’s natural whole-food concentrates and supplements, you have the nutritional power to maintain your health. By introducing others to this wealth of health support, you also have an opportunity to build a home-based business and earn an income.

Look what you have at your disposal: the finest natural products that promote good health and offer targeted nutrition for specific conditions, including constipation, poor circulation, joint pain and high blood sugar, just to name a few.

With nutrients that provide the building materials for wellness, concentrated greens such as AIM BarleyLife® and AIM LeafGreens™ can be the foundation of any

goal to improve health. The alkalizing, detoxifying and anti-inflammatory benefits of these nutritious greens begin at the cellular level and deliver whole-food nutrition for whole-body wellness. As opposed to a product that is synthesized in a laboratory and, therefore, foreign to the human body, BarleyLife and LeafGreens offer a natural multivitamin/mineral supplement made from a plant source produced by nature. As a result, these essential nutrients are accepted and easily assimilated by the body. The same can be said for the wealth of enzymes, chlorophyll and antioxidants and the myriad of unique plant nutrients found in BarleyLife and LeafGreens.

AIM ProPeas™ contains a vegetable source of protein from green peas, providing an essential component of every human cell. The body uses protein for building and repairing tissues; for making body chemicals, enzymes and hormones; and for the building blocks of blood, bones, muscles, cartilage, and skin.

As with alkalizing greens, the vegetable source of protein in ProPeas contributes to a healthy body pH, so it offers a meat alternative. Meat has an acidifying effect on the body, and an acidic body environment literally opens the door to disease. In fact, as of October 2015, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classified the consumption of both red meat and processed meat as probably carcinogenic to humans.

Natural health products such as AIM Herbal Fiberblend® and AIM fit ’n
fiber™* contribute to a high-fiber intake, which research has revealed to be a leading dietary factor in the prevention and treatment of chronic diseases, such as heart disease and type 2 diabetes. The detoxifying properties of the fiber and herbs in Herbal Fiberblend provide a cleansing first step in health-improvement goals. Adding hunger-satisfying fit ’n fiber to a daily weight-loss routine will assist the goal of shedding unwanted pounds.

The balanced 2:1 ratio of omega-3 and-6 essential fatty acids (EFAs) in AIMega® deliver the good fats that can only come from EFA-rich food or supplements. The body cannot survive without EFAs because they are essential for the repair and function of cells. The fact that omega-3 is a vital component of every cell membrane makes it less surprising that they are fundamental for so many workings of the human body, including the brain, the digestive system, the eyes, the heart, the hormonal (endocrine) system, the immune system and the skin. The EFAs in AIMega come from organic seed oils such as flaxseed, one of the richest plant sources of omega-3.

All you have to do is glance through an AIM product catalogue or visit the website to discover even more to assist you in your goals for the future. The entire AIM product line-up is available as supplemental health support for you, your family and friends. By introducing AIM benefits to others, you can become a commission-earning AIM Member. It’s a healthy win-win situation overall.

Simple Plans for Completing Goals

Motivation and willpower are necessary, but both can be short-lived. If you plan the when, where and how of your behavioral changes, you are far more likely to achieve your goals. For example, suppose you want to improve your health. Tell yourself, “Thirty minutes before every meal, I’m going to take AIM BarleyLife.” It’s much easier to accomplish health goals by giving yourself achievable tasks.

Having back-up plans when obstacles get in the way keeps you on track with your goals. For example, tell yourself, “If I’m not at home for meals, then I’ll carry some BarleyLife Sample Packs or capsules so I never miss taking these health-improving greens.”

Believe it or not, studies confirm the effectiveness of what psychology professor Peter M. Gollwitzer calls implementation intentions—simple plans that move you around obstacles and closer to your goals. It works for business building as well. So keep telling yourself, “Even if some people say no to AIM, I’m still going to find people who say yes to Nutrition that Works!”