Thursday, September 8, 2016

Who's The Real Loser?

One of the things I recall as an IBO was thinking how sorry I felt for people who were not IBOs because we were all going to be rich and everyone else was destined to be a loser. Our upline used to tell us that we were winners - and if you weren't a winner, then obviously, you are a loser. Many times, the term "broke" was attached to the term loser. That was my mindset back then, but having been out of the system for many years, I can look back and laugh, realizing that the losers were the ones buying stuff they don't need, stalking people at malls and bookstores, and wasting their time and money on tapes (cds), books and functions and perhaps voicemail. (Who needs voicemail these days?)

What goes unnoticed in many cases, is how much time, effort and money really goes down the drain for IBOs who work the system. Your life revolves around the business if you are dedicated and hard core. You are always looking for prospects and people to show the plan to, and you have to rearrange your schedules, or outright skip social or family gatherings because of the neverending number of meetings and functions, many of which teach you nothing about running a profitable business. When I first left the Amway business, I was sort of angry at the time and effort that was wasted, along with the cash I threw down the crapper. But what was really harmful, was time lost that could have been spent with family and friends. You can always make more money but time is a commodity you can't recover.

But after I did finally cut ties with the Amway and WWDB business and the people associated with it, I got back into a routine of sorts. I focused on my job and after some years of gaining experience and working my way up the corporate ladder, I received some promotions and I am scheduled to be retired at the age of 55 with a decent retirement income and will likely have my home paid off by then (I also have a rental unit). So while I did have to work a dreaded job to be able to retire, pretty much all IBOs are also working a job or business PLUS having to expend their time and money to run their Amway business which has little to no chance of providing a long term stable and significant income. And if I may add, it is the systems such as WWDB or N21 that usually end up costing the IBOs the most money because of things like the functions.

So I will ask the question. Who's the real loser? The person diligently working and saving for their future or the person chasing a dream that is unlikely to materialize? Factoring in the expenditure of time also makes the systems even more costly than it appears on the surface.


Anonymous said...

Amway freaks won't admit that you can do better outside of Amway. You've just described how you have had a very stable and profitable career, and how you will retire early. You know what those Amway assholes will reply? They'll scream "You could have been richer if you had stayed in Amway! You could retire even earlier!"

It's a lie, of course. Most people in Amway lose their shirts, financially.

Amway is built on lies that are supported by blind, irrational hopes.

Joecool said...

The Amway folks, once indoctrinated, think that Amway is the only way to make money. But the truth is that the vast majority of people are better off simply working a second job.

Anonymous said...

You would even be better off just dropping your loose change every night into a big jar, rather than wasting cash on the Amway fake business "opportunity." At the end of the year that jar would have about $400 in it. Prudent investment would increase that quickly.

Money lost in Amway never comes back to you.