Friday, January 27, 2012

You Gotta Believe!

In the past, and I believe still today, some leaders in motivational groups talk about faith and belief. Speak it into existence. Some of this is the talk amongst IBOs who believe they are going diamond. Never mind that statistically, your chance of winning the lottery might be better than going diamond in Amway. In fact, I believe there have been more powerball lottery winners than new Amway diamonds in the US and Canada in recent years. But an honest question for IBOs, prospects, and Amway supporters. Do you truly believe that this business works and that you will succeed? What evidence do you see that supports this belief? My old LOS, WWDB, has fewer diamonds now than 15 years ago. Some diamonds quit WWDB!

If you truly believe, would you feel confident walking into a bank and meeting a loan officer. Tell the loan officer that all you do is sponsor 6 who sponsor 4 who sponsor 2 and you will be a new platinum (silver). Then all you need is 6 of these groups and the money will roll in forever while you sit on a beach in the Bahamas sipping exotic drinks while money rolls in by the barrelfull. And then ask the loan offier for a business loan. If you think this suggestion is crazy, maybe you don't truly believe in the business. Surely a loan officer would have some financial acumen and would be able to determine the viability of the business prior to approving a loan.

Would you feel comfortable talking to your doctor about joining Amway because a diamond makes much more income with less effort? How about a business professor at your local university? Surely someone with an established expertise in business would see the value of an Amway business and join your efforts? Or would the professor laugh you out of his office? Do you truly believe in what you do? If so, do you use the curiosity approach or are you straight up with prospects and invite them to an Amway meeting? If it's the latter and not the former, maybe your belief isn't that strong?

How hard do you work at building your business? If you truly believe that going diamond is the answer to all of life's challenges and problems, why aren't you building it and working on it as if your very life depended on it? Maybe your belief isn't what you think it is? Are you adding people to your downline every week or month? If not, maybe your belief isn't what you think it is?

If you have some doubts about what you are doing, then it is probably because you see IBOs coming and going. Maybe you see monthly losses in your business. Maybe you see people quitting the business regularly. Maybe you see the same old leaders on stage giving the same rah rah speeches. Maybe you see the logic and the common sense in most of the articles posted on this blog. My blog isn't here to make anyone quit Amway. My blog is to provide information to information seekers and to assist people in making informed decisions if they seek information prior to joining Amway and a motivational group such as WWDB or BWW.

Do you truly believe in what you're doing? Joecool truly believes in what he blogs about.


Anonymous said...

Why don't you believe Joe Cool? Is it because your bitter that you failed in Amway so now you plant seeds of doubt so others can follow your path to failure? What do you get for wiring this crap? Are you a WalMart employee who gets paid to bash the competition? Amway's a top notch company and your crap is just graffiti on the bathroom walls of the internet.

Joecool said...

Bathroom walls? Doesn't your upline ever come up with new material? I'm not bitter at all. I just want newbies and prospects to benefit from the experience I had. And no, unfortunately, Walmart doesn't pay me to write this blog.

Anonymous said...

anon, what do you get for being a dipshit? =)

**proud Amway hater**

Anonymous said...

Everybody I know who has been involved with Amway has never made any money. The ones who tried the hardest ended up alienating friends and family; and people avoided them like the plague. There were a few die hards who ended up buying thousands of dollars worth of motivational CDs and DVDs. But in the end they turned into bitter obnoxious dips shits who could not understand why nobody could stand the sight of them.

Kobra Power said...

This is a total scam. The upline tries to take control of vulnerable people with complete BS. One of the upline jackasses tried to BS me and one thing in life is that you cannot BS a BS'er. I would never join this scam. I don't think anyone would unless they wanted to lose money!

the556tracer said...

So do you truly believe if you do not do the work, you should succeed? You can't just "bug" your family and go diamond. Diamond takes TONS of work, TONS of dedication and TONS of leadership development. Anyone can do it but very few will. Unlike the lottery, success here is not chance. It is work ethic and drive.

Joecool said...

The problem with Amway is that many people try and work hard and still fail because the system is designed that way.