Ryan Flaherty, an intern at Amway Corporation headquarters in Michigan, has written a beautiful post about his experiences with the company – The Icing on the Cake.
The post is a testimonial to the great people at Amway who make the Amway business opportunity possible. It gets at the heart of what Amway Corporation is about and, hopefully, what Amway independent business owners are about. Just this week an old friend asked a question about recommended nutritional products on Facebook. Naturally I pm’d her and promoted the unsurpassed Nutrilite products. Alas, somewhere along the line she’d gotten a view of Amway that was the diametric opposite to Ryan, explaining that she won’t buy Amway products because of the companies poor ethical standards. Unfortunately she’s not alone in that view, a view likely created not by Amway, but by the poor behaviour of some of Amway’s independent reps.
My experience is more like Ryan’s -
The way they operate is the way that I would expect businesses to operate in an ideal society.
The more I’ve researched Amway over the years, the better and better they have looked. Thankfully in recent years Amway has finally become more proactive in monitoring and controlling field behaviour. It needed to be done and they’ve been guilty of a lack of action in this area in the past. As we move forward one can hope, and expect, that there will be far more people with opinions like Ryan, and fewer like my old friend.
Thanks for the post, Ryan, and thanks for your time contributing to the world of Amway. May your future be all you hope it to be!