Happy New Year bloggers! Based on some recent comments, I was inspired to write this post. I’ve slowed down a bit due to the holidays but plan to pick it up a bit in 2021. So you might wonder what my title is about? Well, many prospects are younger or just entered the work force and face the idea of working 30-40 years while saving for retirement. Seems daunting which is how the diamonds suck you in.
They make it sound like working makes you a slave of the boss and that you must endure it for decades before you can retire and even that’s not secure. They tell you that they as diamonds have it made and the only way to break the cycle is to join Amway and go diamond,
Hey, 2-5 years of hard work and build it right and become financially free. That’s at better than working 30 to 40 years full time. And the diamonds hold the secret to this financial nirvana. All you need to do is sign up for their “system” and follow their advice and easy street awaits you. Despite the fact that diamonds are not popping up like weeds, the IBOs hold onto the faith and belief that the diamonds will deliver them to the promised land.
But you might ask why do IBOs believe so strongly despite the mountains of evidence that the system doesn’t work? The IBOs believe because they must. If they let go of their falsely elevated hopes and dreams, what do they fall back on? They fall back on the reality of working 30 to 40 years until they can retire and then hope they have enough cash to retire on.
But if IBOs would take a dose of reality that Amway will not deliver the lofty dreams that diamonds peddle to the down line, they would realize that there is no magic pixie dust to produce early retirement, short of winning the lottery. Retirement takes planning and work. Sometimes one might get lucky and have money dropped into their lap but in most cases, luck has little to do with early retirement.
But IBOs believe the diamonds, because they have to. Anything less would serve them a harsh dose of reality.