Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Getting Rich In Amway And Walking The Beaches?

So many IBOs apparently get involved in Amway because they are under the impression that one day they will get rich. That much is clear. The uplines are smart enough, though, to say the right thing such as Amway is not gt rich quick. By doing this, the new IBOs or prospects can think they are in a legitimate business because they have been told it is not a get rich quick scheme. In fact they may even be told that Amway is hard work. But the bottom line is that they must have been told they will eventually get rich or that they willl make it if they will only follow the system.

By saying that Amway is not get rich quick, the upline can also hook you into the tools systems for several years. They will say you need tools, just as a carpenter needs a saw and a hammer. But an Amway IBO's role is simple. Sell products, buy products, sponsor downline. You wouldn't need a 500 page manual and a bunch of cds to learn how to turn on a television would you? Yet so many people get sucked into functions and standing orders under the false idea that these are investments into your business. But still, people will do this because they have been sold on the idea that they will eventually get rich in Amway. 2-5 years to achieve financial freedom seems like a get rich (quick) scheme to me.

I may be repeating some of these questions ad nauseum but it should reveal an answer that IBOs and prospects need. Where are the people who built their business right in 2-5 years and chose the option of walking away and njoying financial freedom while the money keeps rolling in? In over 50 years of existence, I don't know of anyone, save for Amway's owners, who can walk away and have significant income. Also, If this were an IBO benefit, why doesn't Amway list this as a benefit? Maybe it doesn't exist? Maybe it's just a myth?

Do you really believe that all the diamonds could be anywhere in the world with anyone they choose, but they simply choose to be at your function because they love you? Isn't it more likely that all those diamonds at your function are there because they love your money (from ticket sales)? Seriously, if all the diamonds could be walking the beaches of the world with unlimited money rolling in, I'm sure some of them would choose that option instead of being in Edmonton or Portland for a Dream Night in January.

If you believe you truly will get rich in Amway, remember that Amway says the average active IBO earns $115 a month. If you do get rich in Amway one day, you;ll have many downline losing money in order for you to be successful. Can you get rich in Amway? For most I seriously doubt it. You are more likely to fill your garage with stuff and lose money from attending functions than the possibility of getting rich in a person to person business.


Anonymous said...

Exactly Joe, thanks for posting. My daughter has been in almost 2 years and what she has to show for all the gas, meals, hotels, meetings etc etc? $200.00 month after expenses :-( But she has the dream, so as a father, have to support her dreams.

Anonymous said...

My heart goes out to you, Anonymous, and I will hope for the best for your daughter to somehow break free of the constant brainwashing required of the Amway cult via long conferences (sleep deprivation), continual assault twisting logic and reality through CD's and books as well as meetings with upline pushing the agenda to shun any potentially rational outside voice to break the group's hold.

It reminds me of a couple of cousins I have in Canada who became involved in religious cults. They lured them in with flattery ("you are one of the chosen few") and love-bombing (phony smiles and "love" that they give as long as you are "one of them"), then proceeded to indoctrinate them at special "camps" which broke down their ability to think independently outside of the group, spoke of how everyone else in the world - including their loved ones - were "doomed to hell" because they weren't chosen (the same way Amway says everyone outside of Amway are doomed to be broke losers at 65, which defies logic, but that's part of the brainwashing), and trained them to not listen to anyone outside of the group, including family and loved ones because "the devil is speaking through them". All very similar to the brainwashing done by Amway, though of course they don't say "the devil" (well, maybe some of the more religious wackos in the upline do). Anything that doesn't agree with the Amway "up is down and down is up" doctrine is said to be "negative" and must be ignored.

The "dream" is used as a carrot in the brainwashing, and facts and logic are "negative" and threaten to "steal the dream".

I hope your daughter breaks free of their cult and learns to think for herself once again and get her own independent unique personality back.

Joecool said...

Ironically, if IBOs simply invested the money they end up wasting on tools and products, some of their dreams might have come true.

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