Monday, August 8, 2016

The Amway Business Mentality?

One of the things IBOs "think" they posssess, but in reality they are far from it, is "Business Mentality". It is not necessarily the fault of the IBOs. Many are sponsored into Amway by trusted friends and lacking business experience, they will "submit" to upline as they are advised and will try to learn about the Amway business. The problem is that many upline leaders teach self serving business practices such as hard core dedication to their tools system, from which they often handsomely profit. Let's examine some of the questionable practices.

"Buy from yourself". If you have a business owner mentality, you only buy from yourself if it's beneficial to your business. Many IBOs talk about ridiculous things like a McDonald's owner would never eat at Burger King. That's bull crap. Just because I own a McDonald's doesn't mean I am eating Big Macs the rest of my life. You cannot spend yourself to prosperity. If I sold pens for $1.00 and my cost was .50, and my competitor had a special on the same pens at 3 for $1.00, I'm buying them from my competition. Also, buying from yourself makes you a customer, not a business owner.

"Ignore facts if you have a dream". This is probably the biggest heap of bull crap taught by some upline. I have seen this spouted in particular by IBOs downline from WWDB and BWW leaders. A business owner studies the facts, not ignores them. Any REAL business owner wants to know how much he is bringing in and how much is going out. That's how you detect the heartbeat of your business. A site visitor named Gina on this site, recently posted a profit/loss statement from her real business. Naturally, IBOs were at a loss to discuss it because it was foreign material to them.

"Submit to upline" Another load of hogwash. Why should someone submit to upline simply because they "sponsored me" or whatever? A real business owner would think independently and make business decisions based on facts and numbers, not on the advice of someone upline who hasn't taken the time to assess each IBO on a personal level to be able to give advice on an IBO's "Indepdendent Business", or worse, advice on their personal lives". Someone who joined Amway before you isn't any kind of a real qualification, yet it's treated as such by the brainwashed IBOs.

"Dedication to the system". Silly advice as well. What dedication does the system have for an IBO? If an IBO succeeds (which is very rare), the system takes credit, but for the more than 99% of people who never make a significant income, it is their own fault if they don't make it. Amway apologists will defend this by saying that many may not have signed up wanting a significant income. While that may be partially true, tell me where people show "plans" designed for the guy who wants an extra $100 a month? The plans shown are always (AFAIK) to go platinum or diamond.

IBOs and information seekers, does any of this sound familiar? Is this a part of your experience? If so, I encourage you to ask questions here and get more information before proceeding with any more "business" activity.


Anonymous said...

The notion that people in Amway have "a business mentality" is laughable. People in Amway are naive buffoons who think they will get rich within two to five years.

Amway is just a "pretend" business. You pretend that you are a bigshot with a cellphone attached to your ear all the time. You pretend that you're going to some major business conference when you're just going to some celebratory "function." You pretend that you are learning important stuff when all you're doing is listening to some blowhard on a CD tell you how rich he is. You pretend to your friends and family that everything is going great in your Amway business, when in fact you get a miserable monthly bonus check that isn't even one twentieth of what your expenses were.

No one with a genuine business mentality does things like that. Actual businessmen are hard-headed realists who coldly and unemotionally tot up expenses and outlays, and measure them against profits.

Amway freaks are like those city dwellers who dress up in cowboy boots and ten-gallon hats and buckskins, and attend phony events at "Western" bars and discos, where they ride a mechanical bucking bronco, and twirl lariats, and try to chat up girls in fake rodeo costumes. These fake urban cowboys are to real cowboys what Amway freaks are to real businessmen.

Join Amway -- the phony, make-believe business!

Joecool said...

Real business owners would be focused on making a profit. That's something that Amway IBO's often miss. That a business exists to make a profit. Not to feel good while taking financial losses.

Anonymous said...

Well, that's the thing about Amway. The whole point of the business is just to make you feel good while you're being ripped off.

Joecool said...

Yes, you are correct. The diamonds actually use clever psychology to achieve that. Examples are Amway makes you a nicer person, a better husband, etc. You rarely hear that people are actually making money.

Anonymous said...

Amway and any similar mlm has this tagline: "Be your own boss". The reality is very contradicting. You cannot be your own boss, you have to submit to your immediate boss, the upline, the moment you sign up.

Anonymous said...

Real business owners make their own decisions based on their sound judgment. They make sound choices that are essential for long-term sustainability and profitability.

IBO's don't have that ability. They have to counsel their upline on everything.