My response when he wouldn’t stop gripping about Amway…

Overwhelmingly most people fail at any MLM business because they don’t treat it like a business. The price of entry is low so the price of exit is low. Tapes, seminars, motivational talks won’t make anyone successful. You either make yourself succeed or you don’t. You either pay the price or you don’t. Either way, it’s your fault.

You can blame comp plans, cd’s, seminars, uplines, the company, the products, whatever you like, but ultimately it was your business. Until you honestly look in the mirror you’re just rationalizing.

I have heard plenty of stories from people who have made it in Amway/Quixtar, what ever you choose to call it. Not privileged people, just ordinary people who had extraordinary drive to succeed. They had the same bad press, the same products, the same flawed comp plan, the same terrible uplines. Just a different personal accountability system.

Is Amway my favorite opportunity? Not even close. Been around too long, no chance for explosive growth, exceptionally tough build. Because of that, I can’t even express how much I admire those who carve a successful business out of it.

Amway is certainly one of my personal failure stories. I wasn’t mature enough, I didn’t work hard enough, I was too timid to approach anyone, I didn’t stick it out long enough to learn what I needed to know. Am I glad for the experience? You bet, a guy can learn a lot of great stuff from your own failures. If you’re tough enough to look inside and see what’s really there.

This is for all those who would quit and not take the blame for what they own. If you want to win in any business, you have to learn from your failures. If you aren’t willing to, you’ll never win anywhere else either.

Also, I get tired of people using Amway as a reason to join their business.  “We aren’t like Amway.  We do it right.  We’re honest.”   I learned a long time ago that people buy you first. The reason they join is your leadership. The reason they don’t is your lack of it.

I quit trying to recruit those that don’t want to join me a long time ago. They have plenty of excuses not to join including the sins of Amway. For those I would have to put Amway down in order for them to join aren’t worth the effort. I just don’t want to be that kind of person in order to sponsor a new rep. As I’ve said before, I’d rather build the highest building rather than tear everyone else’s buildings down to have the highest.

There are millions of people out there looking for what it is I do and sell. Some have great knowledge of Amway, others not. Those are the ones I spend time with, the ones that want it. Life is so much more rewarding that way.

Greg Arnold is a successful network marketer with over 30 years experience.  During that time he has been a top level distributor, a company CEO, and a consultant.  He enjoys being a distributor most of all because of the time and financial freedom it provides.


My response when he wouldn’t stop gripping about Amway… — 2 Comments

  1. Well said. There are a million and one excuses people can find why they didn’t make it and only 1 reason why they did. The ones who make it are the ones who make the decision to make it work and won’t stop trying until they do.

  2. One thing I noticed about people who succeed in Amway. Many of them apparently have been good at deception. They tirelessly promote their foolproof teaching system, all the while teaching you that failure in Amway is a lack of effort or a personal failure.

    Overall, the vast majority of people do not succeed in Amway because there are simply too many handicaps to overcome. A rare few exceptional people can succeed, but even those who achieve diamond, often find that they do no requalify once they achieve the level.

    The real money in Amway is made in selling false hopes and motivation to new and starry eyed IBO’s.

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