I recently read comments by an Amway IBO that totally cracked me up. He said when he was recruited, he was told up front that Amway is not get rich quick nor is it easy. Then in closing, this 22 year old said he will be retiring at the age of 27 and living large. It is very redundant for IBOs to claim that they think AMway is hard work and will not allow them to get rich quick. It that were the case, why would they join in the first place instead? Obviously something appealed to them in the pitch.
But it brings me to another point and that is this. Do IBOs actually know anyone who is retired early because of the grand Amway income? I do not claim that nobody has done this, but I have not heard of anyone, nor do I know anyone who can make that claim. In fact, apparently, even the "Crown Ambassadors" are all still working their Amway businesses. It may seem glamourous to travel the country to speak at functions, but I can see how that can be tiring and at times, boring.
If these folks could actually "walk away" from their Amway businesses and collect residual income forever, why don't you hear about anyone doing it? Let's examins this possibility for a minute. Amway IBOs have a very low retention rate. Thus once anyone "walks away" from their business, it will immediately decline unless you have growing downline leaders in each of your legs. I will guess that this is not true of most diamonds and above. This can be concluded by the fact that most diamonds and above are not of the "founders" variety.
So I will ask prospects and current IBOs. If you are in the "biz for early retirement, are you on track to accomplish that or are you only dreaming about it?