Thursday, November 17, 2011

"Anyone" Can Succeed In Amway?

One of the "false hope" things my upline used to tell our group was that everyone was going to succeed. That although things are tough, one day we will all be at diamond club together looking back at the struggles and laughing. Well, nothing could be further from the truth. One of the things that Amway promoters like to state is that "anyone" can succeed", but in the same line of reasoning, I could also say that "anyone" can win the lottery. The same thing can apply to not "everyone" can succeed in Amway and not "everyone" can win the lottery. Amway is not a game of chance like the lottery, but this still applies.

Using the term "anyone can succeed" is simply a statement that gives people hope. It appears that Amway promoters love to use the psychology of giving people hope as a means of recruiting and retaining IBOs. Hope is what keeps people motivated. The problem with the Amway opportunity, is that it is false hope. It is very easy to see that in most groups, the majority of downline IBOs will lose money. The majority of active IBOs, if they receive a bonus, will get only about $10 a month from Amway. If they use voicemail, or subscribe to standing order, they are already at a net loss for the month. Never mind the open meetings, major functions and other expenses associated with the Amway business.

I believe it is hope that makes gambling popular. One pull on a slot machine handle can change your life. Many IBOs believe that one good run of business can change thir lives. Unfortunately, the Amway business has not appeared to produced much fruit in North America. It seems that any new success is simply replacing older pins who no longer qualify. In my opinion, it is a telltale sign that Amway has stopped reporting North American sales. I'm sure if sales were up, they would stand on their rooftops and trumpet out such success. While Amway reported an increase in sales, there is insufficient data to determine the cause and effect of the sales increase. I have heard some chatter that it could be a result of increased prices. I wish the corporation would just be more transparent about these issues.

To summarize, "anyone" can succeed. But that simply means that you never know who the next platinum or diamond may be. You don't know where they will come from. And it is unlikely to be a new recruit. If you are using a system such as N21, WWDB, or BWW, then I can say with certainty, that "everyone" cannot succeed.


A regular person said...

Hi Joecool,

it's me again. Thanks for your reply in the lastesI've read in some of ur blogs about a 6-4-2 plan, what does that exactly means? (maybe you've explain it already but I don't really English is not that very well ^-^).

Last time, I saw on youtube which was told about a guy, 23 yrs, who has to make a new creditcard to buy Amway cd's..could that be so bad in the Amway-world?? I just can't imagine it.

Some people who I know n are in this business are telling exactly the same as what you told "your dream will come true" blablabla. But when I asked them like "what kind of system is N21"? They were saying that you have to read some books n especially listening to some cd's. But for me it was more like, they had made a promises to each other of not tell a thing about it..just like what the docters have, they also may not say a word about a patient to someone else.

ARP (a regular person).

Anonymous said...

Anon, google Joecool AMway 6-4-2 and you'll get your answer.