Thursday, December 20, 2012

An Amway Retiree?

Check out this blog post from 2010 from an Amway and WWDB IBO. He is talking about retiring and now it is almost the year 2013 and I do not believe he is anywhere closer to retiring now than in 2010 because of his Amway business.

http://expeditionoftruths.com/2010/10/18/1-year/


"Well we are coming up to Free Enterprise Day’s in Portland this weekend and with that I’ve come up to my one year anniversary. I’ve also passed the one year anniversary of this blog and where I started out with it. I started it while being a guest at Free Enterprise Day’s supporting Lindsay in what I had originally thought was something completely stupid, something illegal, something that was going to drive a wedge between us and our marriage. Turns out it was quite the opposite.

There is nothing wrong with a healthy scepticism and boy did I have a lot of “health” scepticism. After spending 5 months of doing some actual research, checking out the Amway site, Better Business Bureau, Checking the history of the company, Industry Canada, and yeah even checking out all the negative blogs out there, I came to the conclusion there was nothing wrong with this business and what it stood for. One of the biggest things that really drew me to business was the environmental stewardship this company stood on and I thought I could get behind that and have no problems promoting those great products. It was however the World Wide Dreambuilders that really intrigued me and instead of driving a wedge between our marriage it has helped solidify it even stronger than it was last year. How the heck could a business do that? Cause it’s founded on good core traditional values such as marriage, relationships, personal growth and living debt free. Not bad values if I do say so.

So I say one year because it’s one year when I joined my wife and we became united together and made a decision together to actually build this. Since then we’ve achieved some great milestones and have had some set backs, as with anything in life. We’ve been able to kill off a HUGE amount of consumer debt that we would have still had to this day if it were not for the great coaches, mentors we have. We’ve been able to ride the example our coaches have set out and we are pretty much right on track with where they are and that’s just the power of duplication. I’ve retired my wife so that she never has to give her 1st best to another man ever again. We will be able to raise our kids never having to know what a daycare or day home looks like. Not to offend anyone however that’s not how we want to raise our kids, we’d much rather instil our own values and be there every step of the way.

Looking forward to the future we are pumped to hit Double Eagle Ruby late next year at which time I’ll be stepping away from my job so that I never have to work for another man’s dream and give my 1st best to them. I know that we will work hard at this so that my kids will always have me at home when they need me and not have to wait for me to come home from work. I look forward to the days that we can take our kids out to the ski hill during the week day and not the weekend when it’s jam packed. I look forward to seeing my parents with the kids anytime we want instead of a set amount of vacation time or trying to stretch out a long weekend. There are so many things we look forward to in our second year in business and we know because of the great examples before us we will actually achieve them.

Now please don’t misunderstand me, these are our goals and things we want to achieve. I’m in no way saying you have to build this business. I’ve chosen this vehicle to obtain our goals and the vision we have set out for our family. You don’t have to agree with me and that’s perfectly fine. I only hope that you have a vehicle out there that will allow you to 100% achieve whatever it is you have set out for you and your family.

Here’s to year #2!"

20 comments:

rocket said...

I'll bet he's not even close. If he was, we'd certainly be hearing about it. He'll be another one of those ex Amwayers who just stop blogging about it.

I think he's likely a good man, just another Amway chump is all.

Merry Christmas to you and yours Joecool, and all the best in 2013!

Anonymous said...

Probably no closer. Like millions before him.

Anonymous said...

I went to an amway meeting 20 years ago. They all were saying the same thing. None of them stayed in the game. No doubt it works but the effort needed is just not worth it. I guess its 40 hours a week for the rest of your life. And chances are you still wont make any money.

我是马来西亚人 said...

Hi..i m from malaysia. Beside Amway, there are huge amount of direct selling company which use different brand. I attended few gathering among them. I just noticed the way they told me were the same. Like signed up now and then u become free of finance after few years, they just keep talking building network(which means recuiring more downline to be ur free worker).

Anonymous said...

This is a funny group of people. Everyone is talking about how rich they will be. Why dont they ask the question - why is it so many have tried this and not made any money. Why are there so few peole who made money. And finally why is there not a single person who is no longer working the business other than those who quit.

Anonymous said...

Instead of writing all that long stuff why does he not just show us his profit/loss account.

Anonymous said...

In his august 2012 post he said he is not where he wants to be. But he knows why. So do i.

Joecool said...

Rocket, Merry Christmad and a Happy new your to you and yours!

Anonymous said...

Hello rocket. I suppose the guys are all good men. Its just they listen to all that nonsense and never ask the question how could any of this be true

amwayscam said...

hahahha, Joecool he mentioned your name in one his posts giving link straight to my old friend's freedom fighter's blog!
He asked people to get answers from people who have done it! What non-sense, how can I write such an elaborate blog if I have not done it? If success is the criteria, why only handful of people succeed and millions of people fail - yeah judge for yourself Mr Retirement :)

Anonymous said...

I have to laugh every time I see these people bring up the topic about their wives never having to work for another man. Anyone with half a brain can see what Amway is trying to infer. It's not even subtle. I think it says a lot about the men who bring it up. Mostly about how insecure they are.

Also, for an organization that preaches christian values, the worship of wealth and material things is disturbing. Cognitive dissonance is what psychologists call it.

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas & a happy & safe New Year to you; Joe, Anna & families & All!...Cheers from; Lady G. :-)

Anonymous said...

I saw a site named - who moved their cheese- which lists about 100 former diamonds no longer working the business

Joecool said...

Thanks and a happy new year to you and your family!

Joecool said...

If you go to Shaun's blog and read it, you'll see that his excitement is waning and the openness he had at the beginning has ended and he doesn't allow comments anymore. He also hasn't reported any progress lately.

Anonymous said...

You're very welcome, Joe & thanks very much, for your New Year wishes, too!

Anonymous said...

Good point. The whole message is ironic. Family values, help others , be better person while the reality is greed, lie to get people to join, mislead them to buy tools, convince them to give up time to fill uplines pockets and treat them with total disrespect when they take their freedom back by quitting

Anonymous said...

I did joecool. Is he saying that the duncan group in canada is crumbling and that woman is taking over that area.

Joecool said...

That's the sad part. The leaders present themselves and pure and empathetic but they will lie and deceive those who trust them.

Joecool said...

Funny, Shaun also started banning comments on his blog and he didn't post anything about their FED function from this year.