Thursday, December 12, 2013

Winners Vs. Losers In 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 listened to a presentation on this opportunity. It talked a lot about your dream , helping others to have an ind├ępendant business and making much money. When i think about it more this has 2 aspects. You buy some products monthly for 300 dollars. As you could buy equivalents in a store for 30% of the price, in effect you are donating 200 dollars monthly to uplines. Secondly you buy books/tapes and go to meetings at an annual cost of 3000 dollars which again goes upline. So im not really convinced that this is a business. It seems more like a donation effort. Presumably the idea of recruiting is to find people to donate to you in the same way. I tried to discuss this but was told its not about products and i needed to believe more. So i decided to find something else.

Joecool said...

Yes, good analysis. It is why I have said it would be much cheaper for these IBO's to NOT buy any products and just send upline a check for $50 a month.

Anonymous said...

I guess you are missing something here, this is a part time job that you can choose to join or not, and using the word "might be" show me you are not sure on what you are talking about. I guess any other business is bound to succeed or fail depending on how your run it. If you put effort in it then you roll some dollars in your pocket but if you want your convenience store to generate money on its on, then you will close down within three months of opening. According to you Amway is a scam, what do you suggest people do Mr or Mrs Know it all? Learn to criticize and then give solutions, then you are helping but yep ye-ping without solutions does not help your so friends who are backing you up.

Joecool said...

Wgat should someone do? THat's up to them. A second job or doing nothing is better than Amway. Watching TV is better than amway for most people