This has been big news in Amway circle’s for some days, and I first highlighted it over on AmwayTalk on Tuesday as well as on my Twitter channel. The news? Well known author and financial expert Robert Pagliarini, blogging on CBS MoneyWatch, wrote an article titled Why You Should Join Amway. In the post, Robert reveals that 15 years ago, while working as a counseller, he joined Amway. He was only “in” for a year, but he credits that time with significantly changing the way he thought about business and life – and that change contributed dramatically to the success he is today.
I believe Robert’s experience actually reflects that of a silent majority of people who have had an experience with Amway. They may not have made much money, but it was nevertheless a positive, life-enhancing experience. Amway opened their eyes to a world of possibilities and the idea that they could pursue their dreams. Amway isn’t for everywhere, and even for those it is for, the timing isn’t always right. As Robert explains though, Amway allows a low cost, low risk way of learning what it’s like to own your own business and points you in the right direction for getting a real-world business and financial education.
Unfortunately of course, the comments have attracted the attention of “Tex”, a well known inhabitant of any forum to do with Amway on the internet (and plenty that don’t). He’s been banned from virtually all of them thanks to obsessive, obnoxious, and sometimes downright offensive behaviour – and that behaviour is, alas, in full swing on the CBS MoneyWatch blog. I’ve had a lot of dealings with Tex and it’s my belief he’s suffering from a quite serious personality disorder and needs help. I recommend to people that they don’t attempt to engage him in debate – it’s a waste of your time and may even exacerbate his condition. He used to irritate the heck out of me, now I just feel sad for him.
So, if you haven’t already done so, check out Robert Pagliarini on CBS MoneyWatch: Why You Should Join Amway – and ignore Tex.