Friday, January 02, 2009

Looking for inspiration

I'm having a tough time thinking about something good to write about. I would like to point out to all of the people looking for answers from Bridgett that they will likely be waiting a while.

This brings me to my thoughts today. Amway really hasn't changed. In my opinion, Amway really doesn't want to change. I know there has to be a reason, but it's likely complicated and political.

The problem that Bridgett (and many, many others) face is that when you get into discussions with people, more often than not, the truth really pisses you off. Especially when you've pinned a lot of hope and effort into a certain thing.

Believe me, I know. I've been disappointed professionally many times. But the one thing I always ask myself is, "Can I do something about it"? If I can, I do. If I can't, I don't, and I move on and influence whatever small thing that I can make a difference with. Unfortunately, as long as Amway allows things to continue as they have, there is no IBO who is in a position to change the devastating response that the Amway name brings with a number of prospects.

Some things that have changed? Amway is online with their Opportunity Zone. A bunch of rhetoric, and quite frankly, Robin Luymes is about the only one who really seems passionate about trying to give Amway a good name. I think he's the kind of guy that no matter what he was doing, he'd do his best at it.

David Steadson IBOFB is also another thing that has changed the face of Amway, and not for the good. More often than not, he has pissed people off who were just having an innocent discussion about Amway. It's funny, because people would've had the conversation and basically concluded that Amway was something that didn't work and walked away indifferent to the deal because they didn't know much about it.

Instead, in walks the Batman of Amway to defend it's virtue, uninvited of course. After getting the thread shut down to shut him up, those same people walk away vowing to NEVER, EVER! get involved with a bunch of idiots in Amway BECAUSE of him!

I've already voiced my thoughts on this matter, but more recently, I've had a discussion with Curious George at his blog about this self annointed defender of the faith. Ironically, the post is about Quixtar and lying. Steadson himself lies in his responses by saying that I was suspected of posting under a bunch of different ID's, and that he caught me doing it at his site.

Batman isn't supposed to lie. Batman is supposed to tell the truth. Batman is supposed to be on the side of good. Batman doesn't walk in uninvited and piss people off. Batman never is belittling or insulting.

I guess my question is, why would anyone think that what IBOFB is doing would work? I don't believe he's stupid, but I mean really, who is stupid enough to think that will work? And why? Why would you do it?

He's not building a business in Amway and right now has no intentions of doing so.

That's the same thing as me saying that I am going to invest a bunch of time and money into building a house that I'm not going to live in.

There is a point, faithful reader. Trust me. There is a method to his madness, and it may not ever come out.

Maybe he is getting paid from a "leader", maybe he's not.

Maybe he's doing a thesis on communications to complete his degree.

Maybe he's doing a social experiment.

Maybe it will boost his ego to be responsible for singlehandedly changing the reputation of a company (which obviously would be worth something monetary wise, no?)

Maybe his life's mission is to make an environment where all IBO's can succeed.

Maybe he's a crackpot with too much time on his hands.

Whatever his reasons are, they are his reasons. But if he's going to be so reticent, then people will speculate. I personally am offended that he would have me believe that he's not building a business, and yet has such a time investment in defending Amway.

But again, I don't know why the hell he does what he does. Do I care? Not really, but it is interesting. I'm sure the truth about the whole affair wouldn't be as interesting as the mystery behind it. Nor surprising.

I am still looking forward to hearing if "Bill's" upline comes clean about the tools profits, or continues breaking the rules.

I'd like to hear your thoughts on IBOFB's motivation.


Blogger Joecool said...

I find it ironic that IBOFB also accused me of posting under different names yet offered not a shred of evidence other than his distorted opinion.

On the other hand, IBOFB himself posted messages on my blog under anonymous and under other handles such as "greekboy" and others.

His contant lying has become shameless where you wonder what really drives him. Is he really blogging due to his passion for Amway? Or is there another reason?

He doesn't appear to have accomplished anything in his ten years in Amway so one has to wonder why he would defend his opportunity and system so fiercely when he himself hasn't be able to accomplish anything of significance in it.

Also, he continuously blogs about Amway North America yet he doesn't live here and has not experienced the systems here. He and his ilk try to imply that they are knowledgeable but they are quite lacking.

02 January, 2009 14:06  
Anonymous Amthrax said...

IMO, the best thing any supporters of the business can do is to build the business to a significant level. They shouldn't do this to prove it to the critics, but to themselves.

My theory on why IBOFB is so gung-ho is because he doesn't want to admit to himself that it's not working for him. By being the white knight for Amway, he's trying to convince himself that he didn't make the (potentially) wrong decision years (and years) ago.

As for Bridgett. If she has a downline Platinum, she's looking to get a piece of the action herself.

The other supporters on TTAA and AmwayTalk don't seem to be too high up the PV scale; they'll continue to work at it and be excited by all of the changes. In a year or two, the chances are high that they'll just fade away. That's not an indictment on them, it's just the percentages of who makes it and who doesn't.

02 January, 2009 14:16  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

02 January, 2009 18:30  

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