Thursday, December 10, 2009

Amway - Tapes/CDs, Books And Seminars Are The Key To Success?

I recently saw a commentary which I thought was very significant about the Amway "educational" system. This system is not run by Amway, but the for profit motivational systems such as BWW, WWDB, LTD, N21 et al. In many cases, these systems are touted as the key to an IBO's success. Unfortunately, there is no unbiased evidence that I know of to suggest that these materials do anything to help an IBO progress towards their business goals. Furthermore, these materials cost money. If upline didn't succeed until downline succeed, woudn't they want everyone moving along, tools or not? As far as I know, uplines don't offer much help unless you are on tools.

Also, what is interesting is that IBOs do not have a indivudual training plan. Uplines are often refered to as "mentors". I disagree. A mentor would work with someone one on one and make an assessment as to how to train someone. That isn't what happens for most IBOs.

Instead the upline will generalize all of their downline and tell that that books, tapes/cds and seminars is how they should learn. That eliminates many people from succeeding already. Many people do not learn in these types of learning environments. Many people have difficulty in picking up information from a tape or cd. Some upline may not be good at transfering information to downline in this manner as well.

But still, upline convinces the masses that a one size fits all teaching system. They may also encourage some people to overspend on these materials, without any regard to an IBO's finances or progression in the business. Techinically, a sponsor is supposed to train any downline without cost.

I wonder what sincere efforts your uplines make to train and to mentor downline? Flying to a seminar where they might make $100,000 for a weekend doesn't seem like much personal attention when perhaps over 10,000 may be in attendance.

These training materials might be the key to success. But that success is much more likely to be enjoyed by the people who are profiting by selling these materials, and not those who are purchasing them.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Furthermore, these materials cost money... enough said. Congrats for quitting! More room for the winners! Go Diamond!

Joecool said...

And what have you accomplished in Amway?

*crickets chirping*

nahar1313 said...

A lot of stuff. My family members are millionaires.

Anonymous said...

^ BAHAHAHAHA

i'm sorry, was that actually supposed to be funny?

Krishna R Gowda said...

pigs don't know that pigs stinks too. After I plugged in to this system it increases my self image a lot not only in my family in my office also. if u don't understand this and if u think bww tool is cost more u r the no 1 stupid and idiot in the world.

Anonymous said...

you mean your self-image was bad before you relied on scamway? wow i feel quite sorry for you.

Anonymous said...

There is a certain type of person that succeeds. In life, if it was that easy, we would all have it. The fact is that Amway is a proven system that works. The big issue is that YOU have to actually work. You actually have to do something to get something. Nothing is free in life and if you don't keep educating yourself, you get left behind - not just in Amway but with everything and it all costs money. The secret lies in the e-training, the books and CDs... and yes it is a proven fact that if your self image is good, you take bigger steps, bigger risks in life and generally attract people to you. Self image also gets you the job when you go for an interview. If you don't open yourself up to the information provided then it is not for you - fair enough - it does not suit all people because not all of us are the same - but if you are a goal driven person with similar ideas then guess what, you make money. I am - I don't care how I got my house, the fact is, I got it.

Anonymous said...

how about them tigers???

Anonymous said...

If you want to succeed in life you of to go through life without your breaks on. You of to have a dream that's so stinking big that nothing can stop you. There is nothing as powerful as a changed mind. Don't change your mind and you keep repeating the same mistakes over and over again. Most people go through life without knowing what their talents are. Step in your fears and push yourself to go on. Getting other peoples approval for what you do can let you lose your nerves and you no longer see the value of what your for. Have a winners quality, awaken the greatness within you, tune out the critics. When you know what you want the universe moves with you, you convince yourself everyday and others. You must realise you got what it takes and nothing is going to stop you. Don't live on foolish opinions or thoughts. Bear fruit.

Joecool said...

So what fruit does your upline have? Showing pictures of checks and pictures of cars isn't fruit. It's an illusion. Ask to see their financial statements and see if there's any fruit there.

Anon said...

I can't speak for all, but I would rather learn from people who DO and have had success rather than from teachers who don't or haven't. This is what Amway's educative system has to offer. I respect everyone's opinion to join or not. If everyone were to join, we wouldn't have professionals and employees that the world needs. May you have success in whatever choices you make in life.