Don't Start Believin'
One of my most favourite songs in the world is Journey's "Don't Stop Believing'" I've always loved it and I always will love it.
Quite often in the Amway world, you are told to believe. Believe in yourself, believe in your upline, believe in your downline, believe in your product, and believe what everyone who loves Amway says.
Why? Why do you have to believe in it? Don't the opportunity, the products, and the people involved speak for themselves?
Don't get me wrong, I strongly feel in any job you need to believe in what you are doing in order to succeed. I also grew up around my dad, who is very successful with the businesses he owns. He believed in what he was doing, but he didn't go around preaching it to everyone like a braying jackass.
In Amway, we have recent examples of people saying they believe in what they are doing, and they are on their way to a much better life than those of us not in Amway.
Funny thing is, I don't think it's true. I don't believe fired up IBO's are on their way to anything better than me or you. There is simply not nearly enough evidence out there to prove that Amway provides an income which will roll in long after they decide they've had enough of whatever it is an Amway dude does.
Name me a few folks who are collecting residuals and are not reliant upon motivational income. Name them already, surely there has to be plenty! Jeez, they've even gotten to the point where they have multiple smaller rallies to have the same people pay 2 or 3 times for a seminar. It's a new tweak on making money from your group and there are people out there who actually believe that it will help them become more profitable by going to all of these events within a few hours of each other. Amazing. Like a fricking travelling wrestling show!
This recently happened in Alberta with WWDB. If they had that many people, they should be getting a bigger venue. Oh, but that would mean only being able to charge people once for a motivational rally which have yet to have been proven to produce a tangible result.
Like it or not, there is a lot of negative connotations associated with Amway. People are uncomfortable with it and that reputation is well earned. It doesn't appear to be getting any better.
The motivation is likely still making "leaders" more profit than product volume. I don't believe anyone who is under the platinum level is breaking even. At all.
But then the argument is that you are such a good person now for being in Amway. Really? That's it? That's what you believe? OK.
Oh, and I see people are still playing the same tired old song about paying FULL FROCKING RETAIL for products and putting the difference into your "business account". Nothing like paying more taxes than you need to. What a joke that is. No real business owner pays full retail for his/her own products. That's just a silly practice encouraged by uplines to present the illusion of money making.
In business, you should not be going on faith. You go on profit and PROFITABILITY. This means its worth doing what you are doing IN MONEY!!!!
Don't start believing' until PROFIT (real profit not fake profit) is happening.