Friday, May 24, 2013

No Negative In The Amway Business?

One of the silly things many IBOs are taught is to avoid all negative. I believe this is taught today by uplines and it was certainly a point of emphasis even in my days as an IBO. The upline diamond would say that the world of full of negatives and that we as people take in too much of these negatives. Therefore, the IBOs were told to avoid television, newspapers and other forms of communication with the outside world. The group was also told to avoid people who speak negatively about Amway. For this reason, many people have considered Amway groups such as WWDB or N21 as cultish or cult-like. (information deprevation or information control).

I can agree that you surely don't want to only take in negatives as it can wear you down, but not seeing the news or reading about current events in the paper simply makes you apathetic and uninformed. For example, wouldn't you want and need to know if there was a storm heading your way? I live in Hawaii and we occasionally have hurricanes. Avoiding news could be very detrimental to your family and home. If you lived in the midwest of the US, wouldn't you want and need to know if a tornado was headed your way? Do you avoid the doctor because his assessment of your health might not be "positive"? For these reasons, I believe that many Amwayers walk around wearing a mask with a false smile, trying to overly positive.

Another important thing that many IBOs cannot distinguish is the difference between negative and the truth. If your wife asks you if her new dress makes her look fat, the truth might be that the new dress indeed makes her appear fat. That answer may be uncomfortable for you to deliver, but the truth is the truth. The truth at times can be positive or negative but it is still the truth.

Most IBOs earn less than $100 a month. That is the truth. Most IBOs lose money if they participate in functions and standing orders and such. That is the truth. Most IBOs will never even sponsor a downline. That is the truth. Most IBOs, filled with motivation and dreams, will never see those dreams fulfilled. That is the truth. Many upline diamonds, who advise IBOs to purchase tools and attend functions, and fill the IBO's heads full of dreams, make significant incomes from the sale of tools and functions. That is also the truth. In a 1 year timespan, approximately 50% of IBOs will quit. That is the truth.

Is it negative to tell the truth? Or can IBOs not handle the truth?


Anonymous said...

Amway India Chairman, 2 Directors arrested on charges of indulging illegal money circulation scheme.

Anonymous said...

Im sure this will turn out to be local authorities reacting to bribes not being paid. Its only in one province notorious for this.

Anonymous said...

They can't take in negatives but they certainly can dish it out. Don't support your friend the IBO, don't join, ask a tough question, don't accept anything but a real yes or no answer from your upline, be firm, don't come to a meeting, not be totally filled to the brim with purpose and excitement when Mr and Mrs Super Entrepreneur get up on stage, not clap along, not dance to the music, not scream your team's name, not follow the orders of your upline, not get rid of friends or significant others who aren't involved (though may still be buying).... anything that isn't fall in line and be just like everyone else as we all fail together is considered negative and they will certainly be negative about it. IBOs run from detractors, because detractors can speak things into existence too.
If you are so concerned with avoiding the negatives, why did you sign up with a company and AMO that has such a negative response from the general public (notably in countries where Amway has been in existence for generations)?