Monday, February 4, 2013

Only Winners Join Amway?

One of the things that my upline taught, and I believe is still taught today in various groups is that winners join Amway and losers do not. Or that you were a winner because you were doing something to better your financial future and those who didn't were losers. or broke minded. Of course the upline who said this had no knowledge about those who were not in Amway. Some of them may already have been financially sound or may have been doing something to better their financial future. I'm not sure why these uplines, who promote "positive", had to resort to calling people losers simpy because they did not agree that Amway was the greatest thing since sliced bread.

In many games or sporting events, there will be someone or a team that wins the game and someone or a team that loses the game. Losing a game doesn't make you a loser and certainly, a team that wins the game would not say the losing team were losers. Can you imagine a pro football team's coach taking the podium after a game and saying his team won because the other team was a bunch or broke minded gutless losers? That would never happen, yet we see that frequently in the Amway/IBO world. The owner of Amway, Rich DeVos had once said in a recorded message that just because people do not agree with you (paraphrased) about Amway, does not make them losers and that IBOs should not call people losers.

In all of this, people's jobs are also criticized. That a job stand for "just over broke" or "jackass of the boss" and other blurbs. Many IBO's goals and dreams consist of ditching their job so they can sleep all day and live a life of luxury. Ironically, it is most IBO's jobs that continue to produce income so they can pay their bills and feed their family. It is also an IBO's job that funds their Amway and AMO expenses such as product purchases and functions and voicemail, etc. Without having a job, most people could not even join Amway or pay for any tools. Sadly, most IBOs won't make any money in Amway either, and will have to continue to work at their jobs. I do not believe that someone earning an honest living working a job is a loser. Ironically, the folks calling people losers are often not even netting a profit from their Amway business!

Yes, in this business or the sports world, there will be winners and there will be losers. The question is whether you are the one who is allowed to be the judge of who is and who isn't. I would also suggest that IBOs are completely shutting down potential future business by their behavior. What if I went to a store to purchase something but the item was not available on that particular day, so I don't purchase anything and leave. As I leave, the store owner says I am a loser for not buying something there. Will I go back? Very unlikely. If an IBO truly sees themselves as a store owner, all prospects should be seen as potential business, whether future or present. If your upline tells you that people not interested are losers, you should hand him a mirror.


Anonymous said...

I worked for an Amway Emerald, way back in the middle seventies; my sole function was to record an enire 'event'...that's Friday night, all day Saturday, again Saturday night. Sunday.. the same. That's over thiry-six hours of tape I needed to condense for replication onto a ninety minute cassete, which the downlines were forced to buy under the guise of 'tools'. It was apparent early-on the "TOOLS"
is where the real money is generated, not in actual product sales.

Anonymous said...

I love your blog and been reading it for a while now, I agree totally with this post. I'm an ExAmbot and thank god I saw the light 2-3 months in the "business". I used to feel ashamed when I quit because as a college student with little to no money working part-time jobs, when I got my Amway accreditation ID card, I was proud. I used to brag to my co-workers about how well off i'm gonna be and you shouldn't take shit from the managers because there's a better choice, owning your own "business" with Amway. I even got my girlfriend involved in my tap route. Well after a couple of months of no progress financially I decided it wasn't worth it any longer, lesson learned. Message to apologists, if the promises and information that your upline tells you doesn't match up with the figures, or lack their of, you're making, question EVERYTHING. They hate that.

Anonymous said...

I dont see why anyone quiting is a loser. Those who stay at it and spend money on products and tools are losers.As the vast majority of people will never make money its natural they will quit. Even those who make emerald and diamonds are losers in my mind. The give years of their lives to get there and in reality have only average income and for most of them they are unable to maintain qualification.

Joecool said...

LOL, quitters are the real winners in this business.