Thursday, January 29, 2015

The Illusion Of Amway?

One of the things my upline taught us ad nauseum was that we needed to have faith in our business and in our upline. That we needed to believe that we were going to be successful. IBOs are told that they should act successful even if they are still working their way up the ranks in the business. It is why they ask (require) IBOs to wear suits and business attire to all meetings and functions. This is one of the weird quirks about the business in my opinion. I live in Hawaii and I remember a function they held in the middle of July in a high school auditorium and there was no air conditioning. I think my suit needed special cleaning because it was completely saturated with persiration.

Anyway, with this part of the year, soon there will be thousands of IBOs shuffling off to a function called dream night, or in some cases, winter conference. The tickets are about $60 to $80 and includes a dinner. What IBOs are often unaware of is that many venues will allow you to run these conferences for $20 to $25 per person. The rest of that ticket prices goes directly into your upline's pockets. Anyway, the dream night function will feature slide shows of mansions, yachts, jet skis, sports cars, fabulous vacations and other trappings of wealth.

What many IBOs don't realize is that this display of wealth is just that. There is no bonafide evidence to indicate that these diamonds actually own all of those toys and goodies. The diamonds probably won't verbally confirm it either, because these toys and goodies may not really be owned by them. It could be rented, or maybe some upline corwn ambassador may own the mansion, but IBOs will assume that these trappings of wealth are common once you reach diamond. As an IBO, I never actually knew how much a diamond really earned. I just assumed it was a lot because we were shown all of these goodies and just assumed all diamonds had these kinds of lifestyles.

If I posted a picture of a mansion and a jet and said I owe it all to my earnings as a blogger, people would cry foul, that I am lying or making things up. And they would be right. Well, I would guess that many diamonds are doing the very same thing if they appear on stage and implying that they have jets and mansions. As I said, someone may own a mansion and a jet, but to imply that this is a part of the typical diamond lifestyle is a stretch. The evidence is there. Some diamonds have lost their homes to foreclosure. My old LOS diamonds (WWDB) taught us that diamonds pay cash for everything, including homes. Now confirmed as a blatant lie. Who knows what else they may have misrepresented?

I ask IBOs and prospects who may be attending dream night, to watch with a critical eye. What is being implied with the display of wealth? Analyze if those goodies can be purchased with a diamond income ($150,000 plus some tool income). Ask yourself if this lifestyle is truly sustainable? Ask yourself if you can live with yourself if deception is a part of earning your diamond lifestyle?


Anonymous said...

Not defending the cult leaders. But if they told the truth about diamond income. There's no 5+ hotels,luxury cars,mansions,jets etc. Who on earth would sign up? Its the lies which makes Amway a multi billion company. I've been in honest mlm deals where upline didn't lie to us. These honest mlm companies aren't even 500 mil in sales.

Joecool said...

I believe they lie because they have to. The truth would not help to recruit and retain people to buy overpriced products and the system tools and functions. The diamonds also probably lie about their income. I doubt that most of them are buying mansions an sports cars in cash for sure.

Anonymous said...

The thing to understand about Amway-Quixtar and its lemming-like Ambots is that the entire enterprise is run exactly as the old Communist Party was run. In the Soviet Union, decisions were made by the Communist Party Central Committee in Moscow, and the "Party Line" was then communicated to everybody underneath -- that is, all Communist parties and members worldwide. Every member was expected to adhere to the "Party Line" rigorously and faithfully, even if this "line" was changed or reversed at a moment's notice by the Kremlin.

Amway is identical in its procedure. A certain propagandist ideology is established, and it travels down-line to everybody in Amway-Quixtar. If someone questions or disregards this official propaganda, he or she is viciously attacked, and eventually branded a "traitor" or "deviationist." Amway does not tolerate dissent of any kind from any of its members or associates. You have to spout the official propaganda at all times. Notice that very revealing rule -- "Never do anything new or for the first time without consulting your up-line." How pathologically controlling is that?

This explains the emphasis on being "positive," and crushing any "negativity." It's just a Norman Vincent Peale way of saying that treason and deviation from the Amway Party Line are not tolerated. And this is why the pro-Amway blogs and websites will never allow the slightest serious criticism of the scam to be published there. It would be like expecting the Communist Daily Worker to publish articles criticizing Communism. Never gonna happen.

What is really sad is that so many free-born American citizens, living in a democratic republic, are willing to have their minds and voices and behavior censored and controlled by the Van Andel and De Vos dictators. The plain facts is that YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO THINK in Amway. If you dare to do so, your up-line masters will go after you like attack dogs, calling you insulting names and humiliating you and your family.

Hell, you can't even have business cards printed up saying that you are an Amway dealer. What sort of "independent business operator" labors under a petty restriction like that? You can't have competitors' products in your home if there is an Amway equivalent. Amway (the "American Way") says that you can't buy them, and if you do you are being "negative." And free-born American citizens are supposed bow to this kind of imperious intrusion into their private lives? How similar to the Communist Party saying that you are not allowed to read certain books, or vote for certain candidates, or take part in certain activities, or have certain politically unreliable friends.

Amway says that it offers "freedom" to people. Well, so did Communism. But it appears, from the growing evidence being accumulated at this blog and elsewhere, that Amway offers neither financial freedom to 99 percent of its members, nor even the ordinary human freedom to act and speak and think as you choose.

Joecool said...

Thanks, your comments are on the mark.