Wednesday, December 28, 2011

How Strong Is Your Belief In Amway?

I often hear stories and testimonies about how some people (usually newbies) have this incredible belief in Amway, their sponsors and their LOS, such as WWDB or Network 21. Being that many, possibly most IBOs are sponsored by a friend or family member, means that there is an inherent trust in the sponsor or upline. If that were not true, then we would likely see many more complaints about Amway and/or the uplines and lines of sponsorship.

But an important facet of being an IBO is to have a dream. Don't let "naysayers" steal your dream, is what many IBOs are told. But what is that dream? Is is a dream (a long term attainable goal) or a wish such as winning the powerball lottery? Many prospects and IBOs want to succeed. They are willing to work hard, and are very dedicated, I would say that these folks usually will end up failing, not for lack of effort, but for a flawed MLM/Amway system that cannot possibly reward more than a few. The famed 6-4-2, 6-4-3 or some other variation of the plan will illustrate that only 1 in 100 or so can be "platinum". And that's with nobody quitting. Factor in attrition and "do nothings" and it might be 1 in 200 who can reach platinum. Even if the whole world signed up for Amway, that fact doesn't change.

Do you really believe in Amway and your line of sponsorship such as WWDB or Network 21? If you truly believe in Amway and your metors, I challenge you to do one of these things. If you can't or won't, then I question your level of commitment. I question your belief. I'm not here to steal your dream. I am just challenging you.

Take your 6-4-2 or 9-4-2 or 6-4-3 plan to a loan officer at a bank and show them the plan. (Hey, it will help you be CORE) Ask the loan officer for their opinion of the plan and see if you can get a business loan based on the Amway plan. If not that, try seeking the advice of a real millionaire (Someone who has a net worth of a million bucks) and see if they think the 6-4-2 or other Amway (version) plans can work and whether they think Amway is a good idea. Heck, try asking your church Pastor. My church Pastor said Amway had too many false hopes and promises to be considered a viable business option.

How strong is your belief in Amway? Strong enough to take my challenge? Or will you ignore this and go on fooling yourself?


Anonymous said...

What a silly post. Why would I show the plan to a loan officer when it only costs $100 to join Amway?

rocket said...

What a silly comment anon. The fact that it's $100 to "join" suggests strongly that Amway isn't a real business.

The POINT (which you obviously missed) was to address the profitability and viability of the Amway "opportunity".

You will need a banker sooner than later if you are like the other 99% of people stupid enough to join....and it won't be to look after all your money. It will be to figure out where the hell it all went!

Anonymous said...

@ Anon 2:40PM
Then show your plan to a financial adviser. That is what REAL business owners do before starting a business. Since you do consider yourself a "independent business owner." In reality you are a lying, manipulative, people stalking Scamway salesperson.
Oh yea, did you renew your subscription to be your own boss. Funny how REAL business owners do not have to pay their business annually just so they can be their own boss.
And do not respond by saying you know someone in Amway (or you) making boatloads of money. We have heard that crap so many times. Show us your Schedule C.

Anonymous said...

Dear Anonymous--

That $100 is the tiniest first step down a long road where you'll be out thousands (and tens of thousands) of dollars before you know what hit you. You must be early on in the process not to realize what your out-of-pocket costs will look like, between product self-consumption, tools, and meetings. Joecool's advice is solid because no one outside of the Amway cult considers this to be a legitimate business. ~ Chelsea

Joecool said...

That's the hook for many. $100 or so to join. Then you might be tols it's onlt $50 a month for premier club, which is vital to your sucess, or it's only $7 for an open meeting, or $7 for a cd that could change your business and start an avalanche of success, or it's only $75 to attend Dream Night whereas Tony Robbins might charge $500 for a seminar. After a few months, the $7 here and there, gas money, and other expenses add up, not counting the exorbitant prices of some Amway products. Next thing you know, you're out $10,000 with no prospects of ever breaking even.

rocket said...

I think a good question along this line would be Why would you have a belief in Amway?

It's success record speaks for itself along with loser motivational organizations like Britt, Yager, Network 21, and WWDB.

Anonymous said...

We are what we think we can be or can matter what dream or goal set. Achievement is another issue separately from goals or dream. Well, AMWAY is a platform for IBOs to make a fortune at the lowest possible cost and risk. If u believe strongly you can achieve it! the world is yours!

Anonymous said...

some bullshit...