Friday, July 15, 2016

Amway Diamonds Are Illusionists?

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...

My secret informant at WWDB tells me that many of the slide shows and other photographic images of "wealth" at the functions are staged. The mansions are just backdrops; the yachts belong to other people; the fancy cars are rented or borrowed. Diamonds and their spouses are asked to show up at certain spots for filming and photography, and when they actually speak, it is from a memorized script or from story-boards. In some cases they are paid for their time by Amway, while in other cases they opt for a somewhat larger slice of the function-money pie.

All slides, photos, and films remain the property of WWDB, and are frequently recycled to be shown at other functions in other cities, but only after a suitable time lapse, so that persons in the IBO audience will not remember them. However, because of the heavy "churn" rate of IBOs quitting, there is little chance of this happening.

In the modern world, it is easy to put on a fake show of this nature. All you need are professional photographers and directors, plus good props.

In a few instances, photos are of homes actually lived in by Diamonds, or of cars they own. But in most cases such homes and cars are not yet fully paid for. Joe Cool is absolutely right -- you can't live a carefree jet-set lifestyle with private jets and yachts and palatial kmansions on an income of $150,000 or $200,00 per year. It is simply NOT ENOUGH capital.

Joecool said...

I would add that the diamonds earning 200K or 250K per year sounds huge but there are things to consider. With that kind of income, you also have business expenses such as flying around to functions and to do presentations and meetings. You have to pay higher taxes as your income bracket is higher.

Because you have no employer, you pay your own medical insurance, and other necessities such as dental insurance.

You have own a nice set of suits to parade around in, plus your wife and family's wardrobe.

And here's a kicker that many don't know about. The majority of a diamond's income comes as an annual bonus so a diamond's monthly income might actually be quite small.

No chance you are making big ticket purchases in cash with that kind of income. Especially not houses and yachts.

Anonymous said...

I think even though those fancy cars are theirs, the maintenance for fancy cars are expensive.

Joecool said...

Yeah, I think some diamonds own fancy cars. Some of them can barely afford it though.

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