Sometimes it happens to the nicest of people and it oftens happens slowly and subtly. These are the signs that you are becoming indocrinated and you are likely annoying your loved ones at this point. While the IBO is under the Amway trance, they probably believe in what they are doing or saying, not realizing that they have become irrational in their zeal to promote Amway.
*You're driven to recruit everyone you know. You may even resort to deception or outright lies to get people to meetings. You may read a script prepared for you by your upline or you may be repeating something you heard on a cd. Before you know it, your family and friends avoid you like the plague.
*You're encouraged to develop an unreasonable, irrational zeal for the products. Even so far as to justify the quality of toilet paper or to call the products prestigious or premium. You may even argue the quality of energy drinks or about phytonutrients, something you may not even know about. You will use canned answers that have been supplied to you by upline or something you heard at a seminar.
*A whole bunch of demands, promises, subtle threats of failure if you don't try hard enough are made in the promotional material and motivational seminars. i.e. If you quit, you are a loser destined to die broke and unhappy. As if Amway is the only way someone can earn extra money or to be successful.
*Because the system is touted as the way you're going to make yourself fantastically rich, you're under pressure to drop any conflicting or competing interests such as your bowling league or golf club. Nothing else in life has importance except for the quest of financial freedom. All activities in your life must enhance your Amway business and have an affect on your financial future. Anything that affects your Amway business must be dropped or you are doomed for failure.
*Your upline soon becomes your most trusted friend. Your thoughts and feelings are shaped in part by the cds, meetings and functions. You end up shunning lifelong friends and/or relatives just because they are not "fired up" about Amway and thus must be avoided.
Do you recognize these behaviors? Hopefully you aren't displaying these behaviors.