Monday, November 8, 2021

I'm Nicer Because Of Amway?

 Many IBOs "think" they have become nicer/better people as a result of their association with other Amway IBOs and because a part of the system they are with advises them to read self help books. They are also taught that as a side benefit of the Amway business, that they are nicer people. Of course, many IBOs mistakenly think that they started a business not to make money, but to become "nicer". The entire premise is ridiculous and upline uses this approach to take the focus off the fact that IBOs are not making money. Thus they will say Amway makes you a nice person, or Amway will save your marriage or some other baloney.

I certainly agree that some people can benefit from positive books and association with others, but for many, it is not a genuine "nicer" person, but simply a phony persona that is put on in order to recruit potential Amway downlines. That is how my former sponsor appeared to me. Because I had known him for a long time, the "nicer" looked as phony as phony can be. There are many examples of phony niceness that some IBOs profess. Even Amway's biggest defender (David Steadson AKA IBOFightback) was called a "cyber bully" by an Amway corporate blogger and some others for making disparaging comments about those with opposing views. Others have resorted to calling people broke or losers simply because they did not agree that Amway was their savior. Is this an example of being a nicer person? Doesn't seem like it to me.

On this very blog, there are comments, I assume by Amway IBOs, that make implied, subtle threats and in some cases, direct threats against me and others. Some of these comments are not subtle at all. In fact, in my blogging experience, it is usually the IBOs and Amway defenders that resort to name calling. I suspect that is because the facts are on the side of the Amway critics. For example, it is a fact that most IBOs never make a dime, even if you don't count the ones who "do nothing". If you look at system IBOs, then the vast majority never make enough to pay their voicemail expenses, let alone anything else. The IBOs will say that they are paying for education like a college student. But college students can list their education on a resume even if they did not graduate. What does your Amway education do for your resume other than giving an employer a good laugh?

Even the coveted diamond level appears to be a facade, especially seeing diamonds quit, resign and simply walk away from the business without the lifelong passive income. A triple diamond's bankruptcy revealed some poor financial decisions and planning and his income as a triple diamond wasn't all that impressive considering the size of his business plus longevity in the business. This triple diamond made about half a million dollars from Amway. A good income, but not one that will finance paying for homes in cash, owning a fleet of sports cars, or a jet. The diamond lifestyle might be one of heavy debt if people try to portray a life of excessive wealth. Many Americans live in debt, why would diamonds be any different?

So IBOs, are you a nicer person? Is it evident by your words and actions? And how does that translate into making a profit from your Amway business?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You don't start a business to become a "nicer person." You go to church for that, or to a therapist. A business is for making money.