Monday, August 20, 2018

The "Business" Mentality?

One of the things Amway IBOs "think" they possess, 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 or family 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 totally false. 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. This is something that Amway IBOs seem to miss. That buying from Amway makes you an Amway customer and nothing else.

"Ignore facts if you have a dream". This is probably the biggest heap of bull taught by some Amway uplines. 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, 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".

"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...

There is no "business mentality" in Amway. None whatsoever.

A genuine business mentality is clear, focused, and unswayed by the idiocies of hype and publicity. It examines facts with a cool and dispassionate perception, and acts on those facts in a rational and straightforward manner. It is level-headed and judicious.


In Amway, facts are disregarded in favor of dreams. Decisions are made not on reality but on flamboyantly hyped propaganda. Everything is screaming, shouting, cheering, and jumping up and down like a lunatic on amphetamines. Don't believe me? Just attend any Amway "function," like the stupid extravaganzas put on by WWDB. See if I'm lying.

There is no business mentality in Amway. People in Amway wouldn't know a real business if it bit them in the ass.

Joecool said...

I was debating with an Amway IBO and he insisted that he made profits from "buying from himself". I told him that buying from yourself makes you an Amway customer. Any profit you think you made really came out of your right pocket and put into you left pocket. He insists that it's profit because he charges himself full retail price for his Amway products.

It's this kind of insane teaching that leaves me shaking my head when I talk to Amway IBOs.

Anonymous said...

Here is the problem with you blog. You try to trash on respectable people who have done the work that you were not willing to do and you only talk to IBOs that never did the work either. If I was going to write comments about a business, I would go and talk the people who are successful. Why don't you try that for a change. The exercise you get by getting off the couch might do you some good. If not order some slimmetry and XS from Amway and have a nice day.

Joecool said...

What you suggest is like trying to promote the lottery as a good investment by showing the winners and ignoring how many millions lost money in order for a few people to win.

How about you? How do you get off and tell me to talk to successful Amway IBOs. Did you talk to people who lost their shirts before making your comments? The sword cuts both ways.

Anonymous said...

This is the same brainwashed talk that all ibos spew. I know because I was a hard core ibo for 5 years and speed the same garbage. Consistantly stp 5 nights a week, sold products, didnt miss one function, made at least 5 new contacts with names and phone numbers everyday, did all 9 core steps religiously and the highest pin level ever achieved was 1000 pv. We lost 5 years of our lives with our child, our family, and are in debt over $60,000. My husband and I nearly lost our marriage too. I lost so much sleep and time believing if I just worked my butt off for a few years, all the money we were "investing" would come back tenfold. Not true! BWW is a cult and all they care about is your money. So please go meet some new people or show the plan like a good little brainwashed ambot. No one cares what you have to say!