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Empowed Consumerism; simply known as Aim Global Celebrates Its 14th Anniversary Virtually, Gains Over 3 Million Engagements, 1.7 Million Views

AIM Global prides itself for being a reputable company in the industry with a solid base of independent distributors spread across the globe. Traditionally, it holds big events such as Rallies for the Anniversary and Recognition of distributors and other awarding events in big venues to accommodate thousands of its distributors.

In fact, over the last five years, AIM Global has consistently celebrated its Anniversary Rally in the world’s biggest indoor arena — The Philippine Arena. The events have always been packed with over 50,000 excited distributors, guests, and international delegates from 60 countries.

AIM Global celebrates its anniversary in May of each year — but this year is different. As the world was gripped with the Covid-19 pandemic, there was a dramatic change in the way businesses were conducted – including the MLM/Direct Sales Industry. With governments scrambling to contain the spread of the virus, there were several safety measures that the world needed to adapt to- including social distancing and the prohibition of gatherings.

Thus, this new normal resulted in empty streets and malls, closed restaurants, seminar rooms and event venues, which directly affected MLM/Direct Sales companies in conducting their business presentations and company events. The daunting challenge then for every MLM/Direct Sales company was how to adapt to this new condition and how to provide business continuity plans and strategies for its distributors amidst the pandemic, including sales rallies.

VP for Business Development Mr. Jurgen Gonzales said,

“AIM Global’s strategy is simple- be adaptable and resilient in these trying times.” He added that “since almost every distributor in the industry shifted to online, digital and social media marketing, the company has started developing a plan since the last week of May to push through with the celebration of its 14th anniversary. This time, it would be a virtual event — the first in the company’s unique history where it harnessed the power of technology and maximized the use of social media as its platform”

The Planning

The team involved started in planning and meeting up to get the pieces together. Faced with so many limitations from event venues, technological limitations, to limited manpower because of social distancing, the team was up for the big challenge to successfully execute an unparalleled event on a global magnitude. Bearing in mind that it will also be the first company in the industry to celebrate its anniversary virtually through Facebook live streaming, AIM Global is set to create yet again another milestone.

This year’s theme is INDOMITABLE SPIRIT- to represent the formidable character of AIM Global’s distributors and to also show the kind of spirit one must possess in the middle of the crisis. After just a few weeks of preparation, planning, and campaign, the big day finally came on June 28, 2020 at 3:30pm, Philippine Time (GMT+8). The virtual event was viewed in more than 50 countries where AIM Global distributors are actively present, and the results are astonishing!

Setting yet Another Milestone

More than 1.7 million comments, 1.1 million views, 98,100 shares, 70,400 reactions and over 3.7 million organic Facebook engagements for one LIVE VIDEO CONTENT in 5 hours! This may well be another Guinness World Record if the current “record for the number of comments on a single Facebook item is 1,001,552. It is almost double the previous record and was set over the course of three months.”- as quoted from a Google search article.

AIM Global’s First Virtual Event Gains Over 3 Million Engagements

Don’t Stop ti’ll you meet SUCCESS!

No roads are perfectly even, there will always be sharp curves or rocky bumps along the way. Even the seas have calmness during some voyage but surely has stormy days too. 

But is the condition of your journey the one to dictate your travel? Not really.
When we ride an airplane we trust the pilot. When we board a ship we trust the captain. Therefore it is the one who holds the steering wheel that matters if he or she can whether the bumps along the way.

We are the captain and pilot of our own vehicle it is us who matter the most in this journey.


Why are degree holders are poor?

If somebody offers you an amazing opportunity, but you are not sure you can do it, say yes- then learn how to do it later!”

Richard Branson-
School rewards people for their memory. Life rewards people for their creativity and ability to solve problems.

School rewards caution, life rewards daring. School hails those who live by the rules, life exalts those who break the rules and set new ones.

Being top of your class does not necessarily guarantee that you would be at the top of life. The world is filled with poor graduates, but rich opportunists.

Kevin Ngo said: “If you don’t make the time to work on creating the life you want, you are eventually going to be forced to spend a lot of time dealing with a life you don’t want.”

Your certificates and degrees are meant to help you garner the experience and expertise needed to fulfill your dreams; they are not your destination.

I have watched pitiably many graduates with degrees and certificates languishing in poverty looking for jobs that don’t exist, while people with keen eyes for opportunities reach the pinnacle of success in the most unlikeliest of ways.

Do you have a graduate or degree holder around you that is poor? I bet you have, as they are everywhere.

I have a very painful truth to dish out to graduates out there: Your degree or certificate is not the cure to poverty; the cure to poverty is your ability to see and seize opportunities.

There are seven reasons why degree holders are poor.

They Don’t Think Beyond Their Certificates

Albert Einstein said: “Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think.” Have you ever heard of the creativity term, “think outside the box?”

One of the major reasons why most graduates are poor is simply because they cannot see and think beyond their certificates. I have seen engineering graduates work as bankers.

I have seen medical doctors with great skills in web and graphic designs. I have seen lawyers that are very dexterous with finances. The list is endless.

The basic truth of life is that the skills needed to be much sought after and become more successful in life are not really found within the walls of the classrooms.

Your certificate is just a proof that you are teachable; it does not suggest what you are totally capable of doing.

You are full of possibilities when you think beyond your degrees and certificates.

They Prioritise Their Certificates More Than Their Gifts And Talents.

I have often advised some of my mentees never to leave their gifts dormant, while pursuing and hunting for jobs with their certificates. There must be a complementary balance in the pursuit of your passion and the search for jobs.

Everybody is gifted for something, but the winning edge comes from our ability to work on our gifts and bless the world with it. The very best way to develop yourself is in the direction of your natural talents and interest.

To live a fulfilled and impactful life, we need to work harder on our gift than our job. We need to discover our gift, develop it and sell it. Don’t bury your talent with your certificates.

Their Certificates Prepare Them For A World That No Longer Exist.

It has been found that most of the skills taught in schools are becoming obsolete in the present world. The world has changed a lot and so are people’s needs.

It is poignant to know that the present form of education does not prepare students for the future. Graduates are becoming endangered species in the face of a changing world.

Our archaic methods and approaches of learning are preparing graduates for a world that no longer exist, as we are churning out degree holders every year with certificates that have face value, but no intrinsic worth.

Most institutions are filled up with lecturers and pseudo-educators with lecture notes, methods and approaches that have lost relevance in a changing world.

They Know Less About Themselves But More About Things

Certificates and Degrees don’t reveal people to themselves; they at most measure our IQ (Intelligent Quotient).

I have often told people that there is no recovery without discovery. A poor man is simply someone that has not discovered himself.

The more you discover yourself, the more you realise the treasures hidden deep within you.

We carry inside ourselves latent treasures that can only be unveiled through self-discovery.

Certificates And Degrees Can Kill Initiatives.

Degrees and certificates can close up your minds to ideas, while initiatives open it up.

If you are not careful, your degrees and certificates can close up your mind. The purpose of education is to keep your mind perpetually opened towards limitless possibilities.

Fred Smith saw an opportunity for overnight delivery of anything anywhere in the United States (US) and ultra-fast delivery anywhere in the world, and FedEx was born.

It will be interesting to know that Fred Smith got a grade “C” in a Yale economics class for an idea that the professor belittled as unworkable.

Smith’s company became the first American business to make over $10billion in annual profit.

Beginning with just 186 packages delivered the first night, FedEx now delivers in over 200 countries using over 6,030 aircraft, 46,000 vehicles and 141,000 employees.

Degrees And Certificates Position You To Look For Jobs And Not For Opportunities.

Our certificates and degrees prepare graduates to look for jobs and not open their eyes to life-changing opportunities.

You are not poor because you don’t have a job; you are poor because you are not seeing and seizing opportunities.

Being POOR is simply Passing Over Opportunities Repeatedly. What keeps people ahead in life is not their education or degrees; it is simply the opportunity that they seized.

Jobs may be scarce, but not opportunities. As long as there is a problem to be solved, there will always be opportunities.

It is a waste of our education, exposure and experiences if after we graduate from school, all we think about is searching for job.

An enlightened and educated mind should be able to see and seize opportunities.

Certificates And Degrees Prepare People To Look For Security And Not To Take Risks

We must be willing to make mistakes and take breakthrough risks. Taking risks and learning from mistakes help us in knowing what works and what do not.

When Thomas Edison was being questioned by a mischievous journalist on how he felt for having failed for 999 times before getting the idea of the light bulb, his response stunned the whole world when he confidently said: “I have not failed 999 times; I have only learnt 999 ways of how not to make a light bulb.”

Many graduates and degree holders are becoming progressively poor because the skills required in the modern world to get rich are not taught in schools and institutions.

By 2025, we would lose over five million jobs to automation. That means that future jobs would look vastly different by the time many people graduate from the university.

Future jobs would involve knowledge creation and innovation, and people that are only equipped with skills found in the classroom would be a misfit in an ever-changing world.

Skills like critical thinking, creativity, people’s skill, stem skills (for example, coding), complex problem-solving skills, etc are central to living a more comprehensive and productive life.

My candid advice to graduates and students in institutions of higher learning is to think wide, deep and outside the box.

Take volunteer jobs and don’t be afraid to navigate fields that are different from your field of learning.

Your future career would require you to pull information from many different fields to come up with creative solutions to future problems.

Start by reading as much as you can.

Here’s how you make a WORRY REPELLANT

1.) Acknowledge your feeling.

2.) Is there a solution to what you are worrying about? If YES, stop worrying. If No, there’s no point in worrying rather acceptance is the remedy.

3.) How many people have lived through that worry and got past it? If MANY, why are you worrying? If FEW to NONE go back to Number 2.

4.) Don’t worry, Be Happy. A calm mind and cheerful heart is often enough to end all worries 🙂

5.) Always prepare, don’t act whenever it is already near deadline (Whatever it is).

and Lastly…

BE POSITIVE. It’s the surest way to repel worrying 😉

Empower Your Future Today!

Trust in God’s Perfect Timing.