Friday, October 15, 2021

Your Upline Mentor?

 The really insidious part about some of the LOS leaders, such as the ones I had in WWDB, is that they apparently are cutthroat ruthless businessmen with nice suits, and disguised as your mentors and friends. They get you to trust them, and they will tell you that they have your best interest at heart, or that they would never purposely lead you astray. On the surface, you may think this is true, but look at their actions and you can easily discern that some of these uplines are absolutely ruthless businessmen who would take every cent from you if they could. I was in WWDB and I have good reasons to believe that they are still doing this, based on a WWDB IBO blog. On this blog, I see all the same teachings today, that I heard as an IBO and some of the same claims such as buying homes in cash. It's scary.

As an IBO, the diamonds would tell you to never miss a function, ever. The only good reason for missing a function was for your own funeral. I recall some cross line IBOs rearranging pre-planned anniversary parties, weddings, and other special family events in the name of being core and attending all functions. Some IBOs actually did quit their jobs to attend functions and they very well may have done so because some uplines taught this. IBOs were also encouraged and told to go into debt to attend a function. This was okay because it was an investment into your business.

Our group was also strongly encouraged to buy extra cds every week. To be core, you needed to listen to a cd each day and you cannot listen to the same one each day right? Couples were told to buy their own separate standing orders. Brad Duncan even had a true north tape (cd) that said sponsors were to eat the standing orders for downlines who quit because it was too much trouble to call upline who calls upline who calls upline to cancel a standing order. Oddly enough, they didn't mind upline calling upline calling upline to add a standing order.

In the end, I was lucky enough to have been progressing up the pin ranks so my losses were not that devastating. I ended up losing in my early months of the business but mostly broke even when I was at 4000 PV. Sadly though, my cross line did not fare so well. I know of one couple who declared bankruptcy. I don't know how much their WWDB involvement contributed to bankruptcy, but I am certain it was a major factor and I know of two couples who had homes foreclosed, and I believe that their allegiance to WWDB was a factor in those foreclosures. But I guess hey, two WWDB diamonds had homes foreclosed so maybe they were duplicating?

Do not be fooled. The diamonds may have a nice smile and a nice suit, but they are ruthless businessmen who will take your last dime if you allow them to.


Anonymous said...

It's also pretty standard for one organization to sell the audios in their CDs/tapes collection along with audios included in the app library from higher pins from outside their organization as well. I.E. We would get audios from the Duncans/Victors/Winters/etc in our URA app library.

Case in point...and I always found this to be interesting. Towards the end of my time in URA, we had to start sending our prospects, "Financial Stability in the 21st Century" by Greg Duncan who I'm sure you know well having been in WWDB.

I believe that we would get one free audio (maybe two free audios if we had the "Unlimited app package (over $100)" to send each month to a prospect, and then for each succeeding prospect, we had to pay $3 to send that audio to them. Not like it was any extra cost to URA as well since the audio was on the app.

So not only are you shelling out $53 for a monthly membership/app for an AMO where the proceeds go to Platinums and above, you're also potentially sending money to a high pin in a completely different organization as well. I say potentially because I'm not for certain if WWDB got a cut from URA making their IBOs buy a WWDB audio, but I doubt that WWDB supplied the audio out of the goodness of their own hearts.

But even if they split the money down the middle, that's the potential for several thousands of dollars a month both staying inside your organization and going outside of the organization.

Not exactly "pure" if you ask me.

Joecool said...

Yes, I saw Greg Duncan in person when I was an IBO. I read that he filed for chapter 7 bankruptcy back in 2009 or so. So much for being a financial genius I guess. LOL