Thursday, October 27, 2016

Amway Fruit On The Tree?

I had a good chuckle recently when some Amway apologists spoke about looking at the "fruit on the tree". One commentator said his parents were broke and he looked to his diamond since the diamond apparently had fruit on the tree. I thought about this concept and I agree, that perhaps we should look at fruit on the tree. The real question is whether or not the diamonds will let you see the fruit they claim to have.

IBOs and Amway prospects, please ask your upline platinum or diamond to show you the fruit on their tree. Ask them to see their (business) financial statements. This is actually a common practice in real business. When a friend of mine sold his business a few years back, he made three year's worth of income tax returns to show prospective buyers. My friend showed his business and personal taxes, because the prospective buyer wanted full disclosure, and he provided it.

As far as I know, not one single bigger pin has ever shown their business financials. In fact, if it made certain bigger pins look good, why wouldn't they want to "show their fruit". They certainly don't mind showing off diamond rings, fancy clothes, sports cars and the like. What many IBOs don't understand is that fancy cars and other toys is not evidence of fruit on the tree. We don't know who owns the things they show you on a slide show. I could go take pictures of mansions and sports cars and show them from a stage, but it doesn't mean I own them.

It has been discussed that some diamonds may rent cars or fancy homes and try to imply that they own these items. Some diamonds, possibly many diamonds in the past have lied or embellished the truth about paying for everything in cash, including their homes and cars. They also at times, have given the audience the impression that these luxuries are all purchased with Amway income, and we know that many diamonds have probably had supplemental income from the tool systems, or other business ventures outside of Amway.

We also know that some diamonds are in debt, but simply try to portray an excessive lifestyle. (See Ruth Carter's Book: Amway Motivational Organizations, Behind the Smoke and Mirrors). Some diamonds may have a substantial income, but it doesn't mean they are financially free and able to live a jetset lifestyle that many portray. It is an illusion, possibly to be able to attract new prospects into the business. The stark reality is diamonds living in debt, or diamonds living beyond their means (keeping up with the Joneses)

So yes, let us actually see the fruit on the tree. Is there any fruit?


Anonymous said...

Does Amway publish any figures on how many new IBOs are signed up in the company each year? It would be interesting to see the numbers for North America.

Anonymous said...

What about if they say that they knew a friend who retired at 25 all because of "the business"?

Joecool said...

Amway has about 300,000 IBOs in the US and Canada. I don't think they publish those numbers on a regular basis.

Joecool said...

If someone says they know someone who retired at age 25, as them who it is. Even if they name the person, they won't be able to prove that they are retired and that they retired because of Amway income. Even diamonds who are working the functions and pimping tools are not retired. You can argue whether they have an easy job but having to be somewhere at a particular time to get money is not financially free or truly retired.

When you do the math and figure out what a "diamond" lifestyle would cost, it's easy to determine that most diamonds probably can;t afford a diamond lifestyle.