Thursday, January 19, 2017

How Strong Is Your Belief In Amway?

In the past, and I believe still today, some leaders in motivational groups talk about faith and belief. Speak it into existence. Some of this is the mantra amongst IBOs who believe they are going diamond. Never mind that statistically, your chance of winning the lottery might be better than going diamond in Amway. In fact, I believe there have been more powerball lottery winners than new Amway diamonds in the US and Canada in recent years. But an honest question for IBOs, prospects, and Amway supporters. Do you truly believe that this business works and that you will succeed?

If you truly believe, would you feel confident walking into a bank and meeting a loan officer. Tell the loan officer that all you do is sponsor 6 who sponsor 4 who sponsor 2 and you will be a new platinum (silver). Then all you need is 6 of these groups and the money will roll in forever while you sit on a beach in the Bahamas while money rolls in by the barrelfull. And then ask the loan offier for a business loan. If you think this suggestion is crazy, maybe you don't truly believe in the business. Surely a loan officer would have some financial acumen and would be able to determine the viability of the business prior to approving a loan.

Would you feel comfortable talking to your doctor about joining Amway because a diamond makes much more income with less effort? How about a business professor at your local university? Surely someone with an established expertise in business would see the value of an Amway business and join your efforts? Or would the professor laugh you out of his office? Do you truly believe in what you do? If so, do you use the curiosity approach or are you straight up with prospects and invite them to an Amway meeting? If it's the latter and not the former, maybe your belief isn't that strong?

How hard do you work at building your business? If you truly believe that going diamond is the answer to all of life's challenges and problems, why aren't you building it and working on it as if your very life depended on it? Maybe your belief isn't what you think it is? Are you adding people to your downline every week or month? If not, maybe your belief isn't what you think it is?

If you have some doubts about what you are doing, then it is probably because you see IBOs coming and going. Maybe you see monthly losses in your business. Maybe you see people quitting the business regularly. Maybe you see the same old leaders on stage giving the same rah rah speeches. Maybe you see the logic and the common sense in most of the articles posted on this blog. My blog isn't here to make anyone quit Amway. My blog is to provide information to information seekers and to assist people in making informed decisions if they seek information prior to joining Amway and a motivational group such as WWDB or BWW.

Do you truly believe in what you're doing? Joecool truly believes in what he blogs about.


Anonymous said...

This particular blog hit the nail on the head for me. I am a qualified Electrical Engineer with an MBA but I was made redundant three years ago. I opened a traditional business but closed it down after a couple years because it was not profitable. That's when Amway found me and I launched my Amway business in July 2016. It became very evident to me very quickly that my uplines were not being very accurate with what they were saying to our team. I could not imagine why my uplines (who were Q12 Platinums) were at that level for the past 11 years and had not moved closer to becoming Emeralds or whatever level was next for them. Because I didn't want to be called a quitter, I continued on until December 2016. It was at that point I met up with some of my old school friends and I was embarrased to tell them I had an Amway business.That's when I realised that I did not believe in the business. I haven't even begun to count my losses. Still have products that I bought that I have not sold yet. Will probably give them away...

Joecool said...

Thanks for sharing your story and comments. Yes, it gets to a point in Amway where you almost feel too far invested to quit, even if the losses are mounting. Even though your uplines are Q12 platinums, do you know if they are still qualified?

But yes, if you feel embarrassed about Amway, then you know your belief is not there. Anyone else who opened a new business would be gushing to tell all their friends and family about it.

Regarding products, Amway is supposed to have a generous money back guarantee. Return your products to your sponsor or upline platinum and get a refund. You might be able to cut your losses.

Anonymous said...

The above comment by Anonymous demonstrates something that I have noticed time and time again. Persons who join up in Amway for the simple purpose of making money are the ones who drop out fairly soon. Only a few months are needed to show them that Amway, in terms of making a profit, is nothing but an illusion.

So who stays in? Simple -- the "true believers," the fanatics, the glassy-eyed dreamers, the fired-up assholes in CORE, the idiots who actually enjoy the "functions."

And those types are the bread-and-butter for the higher-ups in Amway's up-line.

Joecool said...

Agreed. Many prospects and IBOs come and go. They snap out of it and see Amway for the scam it is right away. But the "wealth" that diamonds accumulate comes from a core group of "fanatics" and glassy eyed dreamers. My former sponsor joined in 1993 or 1994 and is still involved, although I'm not sure if he's still as hard core as he was, once upon a time.