One of the humorous things that Amway IBOs talk about us how their upline is some kind of mentor. I find it humorous because someone standing on a stage makes a no mentor. A mentor has a personal relationship how the person they are helping and they likely spend a great deal of time with the person the are mentoring.
Another aspect that IBOs overlook is that mentors don’t charge their pupils money for their help. This is just another BS line that the upline diamonds have dropped one the die line that makes them feel good. My time spent at functions or large meetings are hardly anything close to resembling mentor ship. Even if you got to spend some time with your upline diamond, you are still spending money on tools and functions. A diamond would never give time to an IBO who was not serious enough to invest in tools and functions.
I’m curious as to what specifics a diamond would teach a die line because the things that IBOs parrot seem to be ridiculous and out in left field, so to speak. I engaged in a conversation where an IBO told me the facts don’t matter because he has a big dream. Another IBO told me that even if he’s buying from himself he still made profits because he charged himself full retail price for products, therefore he was profiting. I mentioned that moving cash from your savings account to your business account is not true profit. Not to mention that the amount of cash you moved from one account to another is now subject to taxation.
The diamond’s main theme will always be to get you to participate in the tools and functions because they can profit from you and then because of the sunken cost fallacy, sone IBOs don’t want to quit despite losing money month after month because you’re already invested in the business.
The fact remains that the relationship between a diamond and IBO is not mentor ship and student. The upline is more like a paid consultant that unfortunately has miserable results. That’s a fact.