Friday, February 22, 2019

The System?

Based on my experience in Amway, my blogging experience, and observation of other people who give financial advice such as real estate gurus who teach you to buy property with no money down, or others such as Robert Kiyosaki for that matter, commonly show testimonials of successful people. In the end, this is as effective as showing all the people who won the lottery. Focus attention on the people who won but ignore the millions of people who failed trying to accomplish the same thing. Obviously they do not show you the vast majority of people who try their systems and fail.

It is my informed opinion that whether it is Amway, WWDB, BWW, N21, real estate or the cash flow business, the vast majority of people who try these systems do not make any kind of significant income. Sure, some do, and those are shown as the possibilities. But if you watch infomercials for these "systems", you will see in small print on the bottom of the screen, "unique experience", your results may vary. I believe that a similar message is used at the end of Amway diamond recordings and audios as well. The diamonds basically present only the best case scenario to prospects while ignoring the most likely results.

These systems in general do not work for various reasons. Many people simply do not have the acumen to work the system. Or the system has too many variables for the system to work, or the system calls for things beyond your control. For example, success in Amway generally requires you to sponsor others, something that is beyond the control of most people. Add in the lazy and people who are hoping for a quick score and it is understandable that most will fail. But these systems are often set up where the majority simply cannot all succeed. Nowhere is that more true than the Amway business where the pyramidal compensation plan nearly guarantees failure for the vast majority of lower level IBOs. The 6-4-2 plan shows 79 IBOs with 1 platinum. Thus, even with everyone in the groups earning a bonus, (practically impossible), you have 1 in 79 achieving platinum, which is the level where you allegedly begin to break even or make a small profit, depending on your level of commitment to the "system".

So what can someone do? Well, it may no be as sexy or attractive but a part time job and investing and saving might be something to think about. Even a part time business where you focus on selling products for a profit might work. It just seems prudent to avoid these "systems" as the primary beneficiary of these "systems" are the ones who directly profit from them - the upline diamonds.

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