Wednesday, May 23, 2018

The Amway Challenge?

I often hear stories and testimonies about how some people (usually newbies) have this incredible belief in Amway, their sponsors and their LOS, such as WWDB or Network 21. Being that many, possibly most IBOs are sponsored by a friend or family member, means that there is an inherent trust in the sponsor or upline. If that were not true, then we would likely see many more complaints about Amway and/or the uplines and lines of sponsorship.

But an important facet of being an IBO is to have a dream. Don't let "naysayers" steal your dream, is what many IBOs are told. But what is that dream? Is a dream (a long term attainable goal) or a wish such as winning the power ball lottery? Many prospects and IBOs want to succeed. They are willing to work hard, and are very dedicated, I would say that these folks usually will end up failing, not for lack of effort, but for a flawed MLM/Amway system that cannot possibly reward more than a few. The famed 6-4-2, 6-4-3 or some other variation of the plan will illustrate that only 1 in 100 or so can be "platinum". And that's with nobody quitting. Factor in attrition and "do nothings" and it might be 1 in 200 who can reach platinum. Even if the whole world signed up for Amway, that fact doesn't change.

Do you really believe in Amway and your line of sponsorship such as WWDB or Network 21? If you truly believe in Amway and your mentors, I challenge you to do one of these things. If you can't or won't, then I question your level of commitment. I question your belief. I'm not here to steal your dream. I am just challenging you.

Take your 6-4-2 or 9-4-2 or 6-4-3 plan to a loan officer at a bank and show them the plan. (Hey, it will help you be CORE) Ask the loan officer for their opinion of the plan and see if you can get a business loan based on the Amway plan. If not that, try seeking the advice of a real millionaire (Someone who has a net worth of a million bucks) and see if they think the 6-4-2 or other Amway (version) plans can work and whether they think Amway is a good idea. Heck, try asking your church Pastor. My church Pastor said Amway had too many false hopes and promises to be considered a viable business option.

Another consideration is to ask a successful business owner what they actually think about Amway and the 6-4-2 plan. I think IBOs would be shocked by the answer.

How strong is your belief in Amway? Strong enough to take my challenge? Or will you ignore this and go on fooling yourself?


Unknown said...

I wish I had the knowledge to think of this on my own 6 months ago when I discovered my now -former - boyfriend’s Tuesday night “business seminar” “leadership training” was actually WWDB. I called him at 6 am asking what the hell he was thinking and why he failed to mention exactly what he had been committing to for the last idk YEAR. We had so many long discussions about WWDB/Amway and most of them were exhausting and heart wrenching for me. He had been involved for a year and counting before I discovered on my own by randomly seeing an article about the flaws of Amway. I figured it out because the trademarks and labels matched all of the strange new products that started randomly replacing all of his household products along with energy drinks and THE BEST MOST NATURAL VITAMINS made on a magical organic gluten free farm!! (Joke) anyway, when I confronted him he was great about it at first. Even when he told me he wished he had gotten to me first to tell me about it instead of me reading stuff on the internet and my response was not calm and collected to say the least. But he stayed patient and comforting toward my doubts and frustrations. He was open minded willing to go through the research I had found with me. That lasted a few weeks before we couldn’t even speak about WWDB with out him flipping a switch. Said I wasn’t a dreamer. He couldn’t value my opinion because I’ve never worked with or personally spoke with someone involved with amway. I’ve had a borderline unhealthy obsession with WWDB/Amway just because the experiences I had with my ex were so bizarre. It had such a significant impact on my relationship that I’ve continued to study on the subject of mlms. Focusing heavily on WWDB/amway but along the way have obtained a general knowledge on mlms. Sorry for the rant i wasn’t intending to share so many details. I really just wanted to say your challenge is thought provoking and I would have loved to present it to my ex before he went all defensive and angry. Hopefully someone else will see this and use it to challenge a loved one who might not understand what they are getting into!

Unknown said...

If you’ve never explored r/antiMLM I highly suggest you do so. Seriously, it’s given me such a great insight and has really helped me better understand my experience and realize I’m not crazy I just unfortunately had a relationship with someone who stopped thinking critically & started thinking arrogantly. It’s also hilarious content to read, that sub reddit does not disappoint. I feel like your blogs would be a hot topic and great for discussions. Would you give your blessing if I wanted to share some of your blogs? Thanks for taking the time to entertain and keep up the wonderful work.

Joecool said...


I'm glad you found some useful insight from my blog and you're welcome to share any information you got from my blog. My goal is to get this information out there so any prospects can see a different perspective and to make an informed decision about whether Amway is right for them or not.

Anonymous said...

My daughter got into this. I had expected once she listened to (and read) all the information (NEGATIVE , but true and accurate) she would rethink her decision, but no such luck �� The mind control is terrifying and I feel as if I am fighting a losing battle.