Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Amway WWDB Facebook Page?

Some quotes from an Amway WWDB IBO on her facebook page. Can you recognize the "tapespeak"? Now I'm sure this is a good and motivated young person but she looks like she's been bitten by the Amway bug hard.

"What would you do if you could save 50-100 dollars extra a month?"

"Who's ready to change their life and be finally independemt?"

"Anyone interested in being an entrepreneur? Work in network marketing? It's work but it can help you live a better life. Having extra income so money is not a worry. Being able to live and work ( or not work). Most importantly to be able to live your dream whatever that dream may be... here is the question of the day what is your dream?"

"There is a HUGE job opportunity with Amway and world wide dream builders. If you have a big dream you would like to accomplish but need the financial freedom to do it!? This is a great way to get of the path everyone else is taking. Plus no money cap on what you can make!"

"What is network marketing?... I have heard so many people tell me that it's a scam. The truth is its not a scam. It's a way to buy into a buisness get great products, become a consultant or independent buisness owner and get paid for sharing it with other people. Tell me would you rather be your own boss, make your own hours and have no cap on what you can make OR work under someone, have a set wage, work long hours and fight to get days off? Personally I'm quiet fond of the first option just because there is so much I want to do in life and I don't want a set wage to tell me what I can and cannot do. What would you rather do on this beautiful day?"

"People following there dreams is what built this country. What is your dream?! Always follow your dreams. You never know where they may take you."

"I have been asking a few people of what their dreams are, my dream is to be able to spend more time with my family and my horse and not have to worry about that next paycheck. What's your dream and why. Otherwise take a chance to make it come true"

"I was just out of college when this opportunity to own my own online business came into light. I cant imagine my life without this business."




Ben Dover said...

Oi Vey...I think the most depressing part of this post is the fact that she mentioned going to college, and she is completely illiterate. I'm no wonderful writer, but that was ridiculous. I have set new rules for myself when it comes to investing or trying to get into a new business, and the first rule is to associate myself with competent people.

She definitely hit all of the trademark MLM nonsense...make up your own hours, work from home, have unlimited potential income, and follow your dreams.

Let's break this down, and please let me know when I dispute these points if I have gone off the deep end.

1. Set your own hours! Wow, that sounds fantastic in theory! However, as most people fail in Amway can attest to, people are lazy! You never stop hearing how lazy the quitters, the failures, the losers are...did you ever stop to think, you told them to be lazy? Only work 10-15 hours a week and earn THOUSANDS in extra income!!! Uh...no, as one of my favorite Geico commercials goes, "That's not how this works, that's not how any of this works." (Referencing an incorrect understanding of social media) Is it really so bad to have structure in your life, and to eliminate the possibility of variance in paycheck to paycheck? It would seem nice to know exactly what I'm getting, that way I can BUDGET, and leave money for my future...I'll take that any day over being able to stay at home and watch Oprah.

2. Work from home! Again, sounds great in theory, but is it really? We are in a new age of technology, and people are more fearful and isolated than ever before! The worst thing you can do is shut yourself out of the world on a day to day business and let these news stories proliferate your being (again personal opinion). Also, is it really healthy to want to belong to a community, and not leave your house to participate in it? One of the best perks of going to a J.O.B. is being involved in a community with a common goal! You have comrades working with you to earn money and build the business to be stronger, or at least maintain so you can continue to make money! I don't see staying at home as an advantage in any facet, even with kids, and ultimately will drive you crazy!

3. Have unlimited potential income! TERRIFIC! I love the idea of not having a plateau in my job...wait, I'm in sales, there is unlimited potential income in my job too! In fact, most jobs have this "unlimited potential income!" and it is based on your efforts and merits. Let's take this a step back...unlimited potential income, but there is no base income...WOW RISKY! Most people can't handle that type of pressure, and/or have never been in that type of situation, where if they don't get a sale, they don't eat! It's nice to think of the positive side of unlimited, but it is not so nice how they leave out the negative to give this perspective! If I told you, let's hang out for a week and I'll give you a $10,000 dollars you would be ecstatic! If I left out the part that during that week you would be subject to, ridicule, arduous tasks, and illegal activities, AND failure to complete these would result in a forfeiture of the $10,000...you might be a little upset! You should treat this no differently! The opportunity for unlimited potential income with Amway makes you do all of those things, AND, it takes much longer than a week to get to $10,000!

Ben Dover said...

4. Follow your dreams! Whoopie!!! I'm 5 years old again with no responsibility for myself! This is by far the stupidest line out of all the Amway canned crap, but is also one of the most powerful when not put into context. One of the things that really bugs me about celebrities is their famous stories of how they came up with nothing, fought tooth and nail for their dreams, and achieved. That is a wonderful story, but that is not typical either (in fact it is so rare that we keep hearing the same story over and over again and it still sounds great!), but we only hear about those stories and not the ones where the hundreds if not thousands failed. Amway is no different...in fact in ways it is even more ostentatious. They are suggesting you can get there and skip over the tooth and nail portion by only working 10-15 hours a week. I know it sounds terrible to say don't follow your dreams, and I am all for getting to that personal nirvana, but the journey is extremely important. You need a focus and mission in order to achieve that dream, and just talking about it will get you nowhere. In the first Harry Potter (I know terrible reference, but this is actually useful), Harry finds a mirror that shows people their deepest desires. He goes to the mirror every night because it is giving him a sense of completeness he did not previously have, until one night Dumbledore comes and says his famous line "It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live." WOW...I think Amway just got served by Harry Potter...It is time for people to take responsibility for their needs and earn their goals!

Anonymous said...

This woman is totally brainwashed by Amway.

A sure sign of being brainwashed is the use of canned and rote-memorized propaganda lines.

In the case of this lady, it seems (from her letter-perfect command of Amspeak) that her brain wasn't just washed. It was dry-cleaned and steam-pressed.

Joecool said...

I think it's pretty clear that Amway can look an sound good on paper, but that falls apart once you try to sell overpriced generic products for premium prices, or try to sell someone on joining a company whose reputation is less than clean.

Joecool said...

The uplines use the 2-5 years plan because then it doesn't sound as "get rich quick". But think about it, 2-5 years and supposedly these college kids will be financially free and walking the beaches of the world working 10-15 hours a week?

If that doesn't sound too good to be true, I don't know what does.

Joecool said...

Yeah, she's repeating the stuff right off the instructional cds. On her facebook page, he said she created a ne page but when I searched, it wasn't there. It's possible that she's already quit.