Many IBOs talk about their big dreams and goals. It is something used by uplines to entice prospects into joining. Financial freedom, early retirement, fancy cars, designer clothing and luxurious vacations. These are many of the dreams that starry eyed IBOs have when they join the Amway opportunity. While it is a good thing to have dreams and goals, I find it somewhat cruel to get people to dream of these things when it is highly unlikely that any of them will attain even a tiny fraction of these goals. Sure, some of the tenured folks in Amway may attain some wealth, but overall, as a whole, IBOs suffer losses when the cost of standing order and functions are factored is.
Amway's numbers indiacte that the average income of an active IBO is $115 a month. Factor in an IBO's time and expenses and in many, possible most cases, there will be a net loss. How do you attain your dreams while suffering a net loss of income? It is unfortunate that some uplines will teach IBOs that they are successful even when that IBO is losing money month after month, almost directly attributable to the cost of the system. All the while, someone upline is seeing their financial goals and dreams fulfilled on the backs of their downline in the form of tool purchases.
The rest of the IBOs end up having their dreams unfulfilled. In many cases, they end up worse off, having lost time and money, and in some cases, friends as they may have shunned their friends and family, casting them off as "broke" or "losers", just because they did not see value in joining the Amway opportunity.
So IBOs, honest question. Are you on track to fulfill your dreams? If you are, can you say the same about your downline? If the answer is no, what is your next step? Your upline may tell you that your key to success is to buy more tools. Be wary and analyze your income versus your expenses. If you are told to ignore these facts, be careful, be very careful.