I love watching the Olympics – it is literally thousands of people achieving their dreams. What can be better that? Many of them have worked years for little reward and with no expectation of a medal or massive sponsorships – but they had a dream just to be there, to compete with the best, to be one of the best. Then there’s those superstars, the ones that make us simply stare in astonishment. This year there were two in particular, Jamaica’s Usain Bolt and USA’s Michael Phelps. Astounding performances. But there’s also heartbreak and drama as well – China and Team Nutrilite’s Liu Xiang’s withdrawal from the men’s 100m hurdle being a classic example.
The Olympics bring with it mixed emotions for me however, because, like many, many thousands of people around the world, being an Olympian was my dream too. In my case, in the sport of rowing (“crew” for the American readers). The 2000 and 2004 Olympics in particular touched a nerve for me – in both years, guys I knew and used to compete with won silver medals in the event I would have aimed for, the men’s lightweight coxless fours … and they came second by the barest of margins. Like most elite level, competitive athletes, I like to believe that if I’d kept training I would been in that boat. Of course, the only way I could have done that is if I performed better than the guys who made that team – and that meant the boat would have gone faster. Only fractions of a second faster would have meant winning.
I could have won an Olympic Gold medal!
Well … in my dreams anyway! The reality is that there is a lot more involved to making an Olympic team than how good you might have been. There were probably dozens and dozens of people in my country who might have been better than the guys in those two crews. Why were those four there and guys like me weren’t?
They didn’t quit.
Those guys continued to train, day in, day out, month after month, getting up at 4:30am for years after I decided I enjoyed sleeping too much. 4-5hrs a day, 6-7 days a week. Year in, year out, in pursuit of their dream.
They didn’t quit, and I did. I quit. Hundreds quit. Around the world, tens of thousands of athletes that were good enough to be there, weren’t – because they quit, they weren’t willing to do what it took to get there.
It’s no different in many fields of endeavour, including the Amway business. Success generally takes years, and there’s lots of down times along the way. I initially quit rowing after my partner discovered he was an asthmatic – by having a severe attack in the middle of a race at the National Championships. I felt the best I ever had in a race, primed to perform, and here he was practically dying in front of me! Disheartening to say the least!
But there’s nothing unique about stories like that. I’m 100% certain that if you randomly picked any 10 athletes from the athlete’s village in Beijing last week, at least 9 of them could have told you worse stories that had them on the verge of quitting – but they didn’t.
Success in business is rarely any different. It usually takes years. Brian Tracy, in his book The 21 Success Secrets of Self-Made Millionaires reports that the average self-made millionaire has been bankrupt or close to bankrupt 3.2 times.
Years of persistence and hard work, rarely with much in the way of reward along the way. Years of obstacles and failures, and getting back up and keeping on going.
That’s what achieving success in any field is about. It’s why, out of all the young, talented athletes getting up early to train today, very, very few will go on to the Olympics. It’s why, out of all the small businesses being started around the world, very few will go on to be the big successes their founders dream of. It’s why, out of the tens of thousands of people that start an Amway business this month, very few will go on to be Platinums, Emeralds, and Diamonds or higher.
Today I have different dreams, including to setup a scholarship for young athletes whose families cannot afford to fully support them the way they would want, one of the challenges I had. Unlike with the dream of Mount Olympus, there’s no time limit though. Time takes it toll on our bodies whether we like it or not, as does too much time watching instead of participating! But the Amway business does not go away, and it doesn’t care about your age. And unlike the Olympics, there isn’t just one Gold medal. Anyone can be a Platinum, or an Emerald, or a Diamond, or even a Crown Ambassador. I’ve been in many deep valleys the past decade (stories for another day), but the Amway mountain stays there, waiting for me, and for anyone else who cares to climb it.
We just have to get up, keep learning, keep improving, keep climbing, keep going.
I’m told the view from the top is amazing.
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What is it with Amway Critics? So many of them seem to be so narcisstic. They believe that anyone saying “that didn’t happen to me” is actually saying “you’re a liar, that didn’t happen to you”
Who has “dismissed” your experience and said it didn’t happen?
Doesn’t give you the right to minimize or dismiss it when the point is brought up either…
It’s still happening.
Rocket, were ANY of those “at least a dozen” in business with me? Any of them in business with Visioneer? TWS? Bridgett? AJ?
You directly made the accusation at US – and every other ABO in the world.
Maybe those “at least a dozen” were deceived. I don’t know. But it does not give you the right to claim we and every other ABO are deceiving people.
Rocket wrote, “The point of the whole thing is that the prices are not competitive, nor is there a large profit to be made by the movement of the overpriced products. You said that dealing with people like me (who result in minuscule commissions because they demand value) makes it a futile effort, based on your experience as a salesman. I like Honda, by the way. I have a lawn mower and a CRV.”
My point is that a salesman knows that he or she is going to “fail” more times than he or she succeeds, or makes a sale. Not everyone is going to buy. You can still build a career servicing the ones who do buy. As you get better at selling you become more skilled at qualifying prospects so that you can spend more time with people who buy. There’s nothing inherently wrong with you for choosing not to purchase Amway products. Second, I’ve found that people buy from salesmen that they like. Before Bridgett would attempt to sell to you, she would first develop some rapport with you. She would ask you some questions, and find out about your work, your family, your hobbies, etc. How’s that rapport going?
LOL. Disgrace…. You do have a flair for dramatics.
You will not find one person that I know (at least a dozen who weren’t even in the biz with me) who DOESN’T think it was deceptive, damaging, and not as advertised.
Your business is a disgrace.
Rocket, you will not find one person whom I have sponsored or worked with who had a bad experience and thinks it was “damaging”.
You’re a disgrace.
“…and they don’t understand or care that it causes real damage to real people who are trying to do the right thing.”
Right back at any ABO prospecting someone else.
Is he driven by anger and bitterness? I often suspect folk like rocket are driven by no more than some kind of gleeful spite. They enjoy baiting us with falsehoods and superficial analysis, even when they know what they say is untrue. It’s all just a game to them and they don’t understand or care that it causes real damage to real people who are trying to do the right thing.
Once again, your driven by anger and bitterness. A sorry, sorry, man.
rocket said, “I truly in my heart believe that people are better off without the Amway business….I believe that just as strongly as you believe it IS a good thing, and a great opportunity.”
It appears that you believe no one should build an Amway business.
To be clear, I do not have the opposing view believing that everyone should build an Amway business.
And, let’s not forgot that an Amway business comes in many different shapes, sizes, goals, work ethic, product-specific foci.
Are saying that not one single person should partake in any aspect of the Amway business?
The broad general statement that all 450+ products are a bad deal is just plain silly–particularly when:
*operating on 11-year old information
*operating on information gathered via blogs and forums on the Internet from anonymous sources
*seen through a set of bitter and angry pair of glasses.
That’s all. Good luck to you and all your endeavors.
May you prosper in all areas of your life.
My experience, along with many others is that the prices weren’t shown until AFTER the person was in the business.
And you never looked at them for the what … 6, 12 months you had to get a full refund?
Talk about a specious argument.
The fact of the matter is that 5% of the products end up being retailed to a final consumer. That’s just sad.
Not sad, completely false. The FACT is that 100% of the products (or near enough) are retailed to a final consumer. You know it too, but you’ve got this nice little critbot mantra you just can’t let go of.
My experience, along with many others is that the prices weren’t shown until AFTER the person was in the business. This makes your retort irrelevant, and unfortunately, part of the rhetoric and non-answers running rampant in the Amway business.
I’m sure you and your group aren’t like that.
But it still happens.
Yes, my example of people continuing to buy Amway products after they quit was unscientific, but based on common sense. Sorry if the concept eludes you, that’s not fair of me.
The fact of the matter is that 5% of the products end up being retailed to a final consumer. That’s just sad.
Oh, I forgot, it’s changing.
I’m glad you’re into it. That’s fantastic. I will continue to have more success showing people why this business has more problems than solutions than the average Amway guy sponsors. I would surmise I’ve asked questions that about a dozen people listened to, thought about, then quit. Maybe you or IBOFB’s future downline, maybe not. But I’m gonna keep doing it. So, go diamond and don’t worry about me!
I truly in my heart believe that people are better off without the Amway business. The company may have OK products, but they are complacent to a run of the mill scam and only started doing something about it when they had to, not when it was just the right thing to do.
I believe that just as strongly as you believe it IS a good thing, and a great opportunity.
rocket says,“I’ll bet less than 1% of the people that quit still buy the products.”
1) This is what’s called a POOTA stat (plucked out of thin air). There is no way to confirm or refute this because it’s unscientific.
For example, there’s no time element. If I have an IBO who quit five years ago, calls me up and says he’d like to buy some XS Gold, he’s now moved from a non-purchaser to a purchaser. With an almost 50-year history, it’s impossible to quantify.
2) If people do not buy the products after they decide that they no longer want to promote them because they think they are a poor value, then it would be helpful for them to analyze why they started a business in the first place to promote products that they think are a such a poor value that they wouldn’t even use them themselves.
Perhaps it has nothing to do with the products and everything to do with a poor business decision?
Unlike your dubious parallel to the McDonald’s business, the only requirements to start an Amway business are the meager registration fee and a heartbeat.
It’s the blessing and the “curse” of this business.
Clever use of words Bridgett. Since it seems to really get on your nerves, I’ll say again that I have very good reasons for being anonymous. You don’t. Good for you. Doesn’t change anything.
If I said anything that was a lie, I’ve admitted it. That’s just your defense mechanism when you have difficulty with my opinion, which is it’s not a good business opportunity. You don’t care what I think, but it’s interesting that you don’t care what I think yet still insinuate that what I do say is mean, hurtful, nasty, and offensive. Maybe I think that about you trying to get people in Amway. I’m just too gentlemanly to say it.
Furthermore, you didn’t say anything about it being unproductive by trying to provide value to people. Obviously it is, and the hope is to entice people on it being their own business and hype. Until the products are at least reasonable, you don’t stand to do any better in Amway than the average person. I know, you’re not average.
Do you know the attrition rate of Amway? I’ll bet less than 1% of the people that quit still buy the products. You lose a relatively HUUUGE percentage of people every year! I’d wager more people quit Amway than McDonald’s every year.
And the McDonald employee made more money if he worked half a week.
Don’t worry about me getting my teeth knocked out. Only happened once during a hockey fight, and I still was the last man standing.
You said, ,“Look, there are more people who think like me than any of you care to admit.”
Actually, the critics like to give the appearance that there are more of them than there really are.
The number of satisfied IBOs and customers far outweigh the critics. Most of them just don’t hang out online to deal with people, that, if they met in person, would, after a couple of minutes, nod their head, smile, and slooowly back away from you and your cronies.
The Internet allows you, rocket, to be anonymous. Therefore, as you hide behind the keyboard, you can say things that:
a) are lies
b) mean, hurtful, nasty, and offensive
without getting being sued or getting your teeth knocked out.
Copy that. The point of the whole thing is that the prices aren’t competitive, nor is there a large profit to be made by the movement of the overpriced products. You said that dealing with people like me (who result in minuscule commissions because they demand value) makes it a futile effort, based on your experience as a salesman. I like Honda, by the way. I have a lawn mower and a CRV.
That being said, I’m sure you, Bridgett or another Amway loyalist would state that they are building a network of people doing the business. In my opinion, all that does is duplicate that futile effort to an exponential level.
Less than 5% of products being retailed to an end consumer demonstrates that point quite nicely.
Look, there are more people who think like me than any of you care to admit. You folks may be able to put trust and support behind a company that has been complacent to deception for decades. You may also be willing to pay more than you need to because you like the feeling of owning your own “business”
I post here because, yep, I felt misled, and still harbor much ill will towards Amway for letting it happen. My animosity was furthered when I saw that the prices in the UK were lowered when they were trying to portray themselves as a viable business option for the people in the UK. Why not here? Why not in Australia? Why not in the US?
I’m not even an ABO, and I think it’s ridiculous that they can lower the prices there when they’re in crap with the government, but nowhere else.
I will continue to bash the company until the playing field is level, they truly have good products for good prices, and they actually get past rhetoric and feel good messages.
After all, the right to state my opinion, as long as it’s not libelous, is the American Way.
Hopefully I’m unclear about the details of “Bridgett’s Challenge”, and it’s not really as ridiculous as it sounds. Are you challenging Bridgett to try to sell products to you when you are already convinced that they don’t have value for you? Why in the world would she take that challenge when she knows plenty of people, and will meet plenty more who do want to buy the products from her? No level-headed salesperson would ever try sell to an unqualified prospect. It’s not a put-down, just a fact: you’re not qualified. I should have learned this lesson during my brief career as a Honda car salesman, but I had to bang my head against the wall many times as a Quixtar/Amway Global IBO, until I finally got it. It’s just not worth it to try to sell to unqualified people! They waste your time, demand unilateral concessions, result in minuscule to zero commissions, and are just a pain in the ass.
Regarding the pricing of products: Um, you are asking me to debate an opinion. That’s kind of insane and a waste of time, don’t ya think? I do.
Nor do I care what you think. I get a great deal of amusement with your wrathful replies.
The difference is, you aren’t willing to back what you say. I feel the products are not a good value. You won’t demonstrate why they are not.
You have been given ample opportunity to show me how wrong I am, yet you seem to think you are justified with your position by pointing out that my involvement was over a decade ago.
Again, I give not a fiddler’s fart what you think, but I and many, many others are fully aware that Amway’s products are overpriced and not at all competitive.
I’ve already seen IBOFB’s response to this by finding some ridiculously premium product to compare yours to. I guess as long as other people fleece consumers, you’ll be all right.
Let me know if you’d like to put your money where your mouth is.
You said, “In fact, you getting pissed off at my opinion speaks volumes.”
Umm, I’m not at all irritated by what you have to say.
Pehaps you overestimate how much I care what you think?
Let me be clear so that there isn’t any misunderstanding:
I don’t care at all what you think.
I define expensive as poor value.
Never said I was an expert, and neither are you, or Bridgett, or even IBOFB.
Maybe you’d like to take Bridgett’s Challenge to show how ignorant and wrong I am about the pricing?
You’d be the first.
Amthrax said, “Whether it’s your strategy or the First Circle strategy promoted by Amway Global itself, it’s the right strategy to create immediate profits for IBOs.
Thanks for the comment, we are definitely working to make things better for customers and IBO’s!
Your posts simply show how ignorant you are of how this business works.
When we retail, we can choose which lines we promote. We don’t have to sell everything. We have choices. When I help someone to retail, I show them the competitive edge we have in quality, value, and pricing in the products that I believe have those characteristics.
I will grant you that some products are “expensive”. But how do you define “expensive”? Is a Mercedes expensive? An owner of a Mercedes will say that it’s worth it.
Is Tide expensive? It’s certainly not the cheapest. I can point out other brands that are cheaper. Yet, Tide is probably the #1 brand of laundry detergent. Why? Probably because the people who buy Tide feel that they are buying a product of value.
And if I feel that we have a product that is over-priced here is my solution. I don’t buy it and I don’t promote it.
Your opinion is certainly your opinion, but you are still an outsider looking in, trying to come across as an “expert”. Your involvement in 1997 does have a bearing on your “opinion”.
Ny the way Bridgett, I dedicated an entire post to your competitive products, and you didn’t prove me wrong.
Yeah, you can say that it’s just ’cause you don’t want to do business with me and all that, but it’s quite clear what you are doing.
If you had the faith in your products that you profess, you’d do it just to show me how wrong I am.
But you can’t, so you don’t.
Just because I was involved in 1997 doesn’t mean I am ignorant about what’s going on.
My opinion is my opinion.
Just ’cause you don’t like it, doesn’t make it any more less valid.
In fact, you getting pissed off at my opinion speaks volumes.
I certainly don’t know what experiences you’ve had with this business. (Based on your username I’m guessing less than positive) 🙂 But I can assure you that Amway Global, along with the IBO leadership, are very serious about making some very neccessary changes in the months and years to come. Everything from the First Circle Initiative, to the Accredidation Process, to better/transparent communication. Its not just about the “appearance” of change, but mixing things up and putting everything on the table. I’m confident that some, if not most, of your concerns/criticisms will be addressed in the near future.
“You can only do so much with overpriced products and a bad reputation.”
Yeah, like developing multiple cutting-edge, competitively priced, product lines and spending $500 million launching a national image/rebranding campaign. wowiz me, what ever shall we do. 🙁
This is a great post! I know that news/rumors about the biz are important to cover at times, but this truly is a breath of fresh air. Your personal story/testimony of what it takes to win. What it takes to succeed. And the willingness to look in the mirror and admit the reason you’re not wearing a medal is because YOU chose not to put forth the effort. God I love it when people take personal responsibilty. 🙂
And you’re exactly right. The Amway Global opportunity doesn’t judge you on your talent, education, or what you’ve accomplished. It doesn’t judge you on what you have or haven’t done or how long you’ve been “in”. It is the most forgiving and level playing field you’ll find. All it takes is a strong desire, a persistent attitude, and the courage to get up EVERY time you fall down.
First, I never used the word “evil” to describe the products. I simply asked the question if you have considered the environmental impact of purchasing so many individually wrapped, single-use products. This question is not solely directed at Amway but to the American love for single-use, disposable products.
I understand where you are coming from, and again, I am glad that you are focusing on retailing products. Whether it’s your strategy or the First Circle strategy promoted by Amway Global itself, it’s the right strategy to create immediate profits for IBOs.
Well as far as environmental responsibility goes if that is what you are referring to … there are a host of products that are biodegradeable compared to the products of other manufacturers. There are refill containers. Even though Amway has changed to the G&H product line I still have and still re-use the old body series containers. When they wear out or if refills are no longer available most cities at least in Texas have recycle programs which I use for many single use packaged products.
It’s not Bridgett’s strategy.
It is what the First Circle Initiative of Amway Global is all about. It’s what the Transformation is all about.
And my LOA, the only system that I can speak about, since that’s my experience and I don’t go around listening to the teaching of other groups, has chosen to embrace that initiative 100%.
In attitude, teaching, and tools they make available.
And part of that strategy, “creating immediate profits” is offering products that people want to buy and buy OFTEN–which includes the “evil” individually-wrapped disposable food items you criticize.
Someone buys a Queen Cookware once in a LIFETIME. Homecare products are fantastic. And they last so long, you can write them in your will and pass them on to your children.
The products that you criticize are the products that enable a brand new IBO to make money quickly, and EVERY MONTH, through retailing.
The products that you criticize are the products that enable a brand new IBO, with no sales skills, to sell products because the market is asking for them.
The products that you criticize are the products that enable a brand new IBO to make $500 a month with a mere 20-30 individual customers as opposed to 100+ household customers, in the “olden” days.
The products that you criticize are the products which will allow people to make money, which motivates them a heck of a lot more than any “purchased” motivation–your biggest criticism of the Amway business.
The products that you criticize are the products which will allow people to make more money with LESS SPONSORING and therefore less people “on system”–your biggest criticism of the Amway business.
Do you get where I am coming from, Amthrax?
And this is why, Amthrax, I point out the fact that your pal, rocket, is speaking from a pre-1997 perspective regarding the products.
Bridgett – I find positives in many things. For instance, I feel your strategy for retailing and creating immediate profits for yourself and your downline to be sound business advice for an Amway business.
Have you considered that you find the negative in everything?
I agree with you that there are many products today that didn’t exist 10 years ago.
On a side note, have you considered the environmental impact of purchasing so many individually wrapped, single-use products that you listed above? One of my future posts on my site will cover this and the topic of the throwaway, disposable society in more detail.
rocket continues to talk about over-priced products. What’s his reference point that he’s using?
Most of the products of 1997, when he quit the business, aren’t even the same products offered today in 2008.
Yes, there still is the home care. But everything else has drastically changed in the market he was in–North America (Canada specifically).
He didn’t have
*XS Energy Drink
*Nutrilite pretzel bars,
*Nutrlite Twist Tubes,
*Nutrilite protein bars
*Artistry Mineral Make Up
*Artistry Essentials Skin Care
and a boatload of other products now available–and more coming every month.
Come on. Please. Let’s get real.
If we were talking about hardcore, illicit and illegal drugs, rocket’s example would make perfect sense.
I will not stand in your way if that is the goal you wish to attain for yourself.
Amthrax, you’re overanalysing, apparently just for the purpose of criticism. Your taking the general argument of the persistence required to succeed in any endeavour and tying it to specific cases. Did Liu Xiang not win a medal because he quit? No, indeed he may have missed a medal because he didn’t rest when he should have! In any comparison there are always other factors. But for everyone of those folk who didn’t medal, or who didn’t get past the trials, there are dozens, hundreds, perhaps thousands who could have been there instead of them – who were naturally more talented but simply didn’t have the drive to do what it takes to compete at that level. That’s a not a criticism of them, we each make our own choices and set our own priorities. Persistence is not a sufficient trait, but it is a necessary one.
Regarding the Amway business and “luck”, I strongly disagree. I don’t really believe in the concept of “luck” in the first place, but as effectively an outside (yet inside) observer of the business for much of the last decade, I simply don’t see evidence of folk who worked as hard (and learned) as an average Diamond and didn’t make Diamond. Luck simply doesn’t play a part. You don’t go even Platinum just by “lucking out” and finding one person – you need multiple bits of “luck”. It’s just not relevant. Remember, we’re all connected by on average less than 7 steps. Anyone that anyone else “found” could have been “found” by anyone else, if they’d just followed the principles of networking.
Finally, no, I don’t regret not being an Olympian. Wistful about it perhaps, but in the last 15 years I’ve done, seen, and experienced many things those Olympians have missed out on. There’s nearly always a trade off. I also certainly don’t operate on any basis of a “fear of failure”. I’ve quit far too many things I’ve started! My point is that with Amway, it doesn’t matter. You can quit and come back. You can sit and twiddle your thumbs for 20 years, then do it. And unlike being an Olympian – it doesn’t require talent. Sure, some things are easier for some people than others, but there’s nothing that can’t either be learned or solved by recruiting some folk who *do* have the skill. I will never run as fast Usain Bolt. I simply don’t have the necessary equipment. Usain Bolt can be a Diamond if he choses to, and in my opinion so can any other able-minded human being. Learn some stuff, do some stuff, keep doing it. The principles are very, very simple. It’s just dealing with we obstinate and undependable people that make it tough!
Oh baby! I don’t think it. I know it!
Bridgett out…I’ve got my hunky husband in bed waiting for me.
And he’s much more interesting that typing online to a faceless blogger.
Or you could be like Bridgett, who thinks she has purpose and vision.
Wouldn’t you rather be like rocket who quit, after a short stint, back in 1997 and then be online, anonymously, 11 years later discouraging people from even trying?
Now that’s a person with purpose and vision!
In the US, athletes compete in the Olympic Trials to get a spot on the Olympic team. Sadly, a number of qualified athletes don’t make the Olympics. Was it because they quit? No, it was because someone else happened to be better than them in the trials. It’s the same thing in the Olympics. The favorite or the world record holder doesn’t always win the gold medal.
As you know, just because anyone can start an Amway business doesn’t mean that everyone will build a successful Amway business. Someone might put in the same amount of work as someone who goes Platinum (or higher) but doesn’t experience success. Is it because they didn’t try hard enough? No, it’s just because someone else had maybe a better bit of luck or found the right combination of people.
You seem to have regrets about not being an Olympian. Do you think you’ve transferred those regrets to the Amway business? Your regret for not being an Olympian makes you not want to ever quit the Amway business? Your fear of failure drives your steadfastness to never quit that which you start?
I believe that winning a gold metal in the Olympics is the equivalent of achieving say Crown Ambassador in the Amway business.
What’s nice, though, is that the Amway business isn’t just for the “elite”, the “superstars”, if you will. There are other achievments available–it’s not like you either get the $10 million income or the zero income.
It’s not like you have to work many hourse or no hours.
Not everyone wants to pay the price that it takes to make the big bucks with the Amway business. And what’s nice is they don’t have to.
This business opportunity can fit in to anyone’s schedule, can be built at any speed, and can make you a few bucks or more than a few bucks.
It’s all up to individual. 🙂
Perhaps here is some insight….
The good news is, you’re already exceptionally well oriented toward success.
The bad news is all those ninety-five others are going to be yanking on you, sitting on you, naysaying and doomsaying on you, and doing their level best to pull you back down. Why? Because if you succeed, you’ll make them look as scared and desperate as they’re afraid they really are.
If you win, they lose. If you succeed, they fail.
They know instinctively that there are only two ways to make your building the highest building in town: build an even bigger one-or tear down all the others. Since the odds are against most people building the big one, and since it takes just too darn long to start seeing any results, and since they are not at all aware of the Slight Edge, they’re taking the path of least resistance, and going into the demolition business.
From the Slight Edge by Jeff Olson
rocket is so totally off base I can see why you didn’t want to waste the words. A sorry, sorry, man.
Good Karma for you :0)
I just deleted an extended response – you’re not worth the words
That’s it? No spin?
what a sad and sorry little man you are.
Of course, comparing an athletic feat to a business is disingenuous at best.
I agree that athletic achievement takes commitment and not quitting. Never, unless your health is in danger, should you EVER quit.
In business, that philosophy simply cannot apply. If you are selling typewriters, and insist on not quitting, then you are doomed to failure. Sure, hang in there, but in Amway? C’mon. You can only do so much with overpriced products and a bad reputation. Thousands of people say “No” to Amway every month because it just is what it is. You won’t be changing that anytime soon, no matter what kind of tripe you keep churning out on this website.
Athletics takes doing the same thing over and over and over again, except getting better.
Business takes adjustment, modification, tweaking, out of the box thinking.
Amway isn’t even really your own business because you can’t adjust as you see fit, and you can’t figure out ways to cut costs of products. That’s not in your control as it is in a real business.
Poor comparison, but a good attempt at taking credibility from accomplished athletes to further your own agenda.
Ironically, people have a better chance of winning an Olympic medal than retiring through an Amway income.