Diamonds Are(n’t) Forever?
January 6, 2012: Updated information on Carole Holiday here. Her son won for her $77,400 on ABC’s You Deserve It. They made no mention of her former life as an Amway Diamond.
It’s a common theme across many Amway Motivational Organizations (AMO). During Major Functions, Diamonds speak of having lifetime, will-able, residual income through the Amway/Quixtar opportunity. Reach Diamond, and you can have the lifestyle that you’ve always dreamed of. If this is the case, why are a number of INA Diamonds working jobs again?
I learned about the current career status of some INA Diamonds in the following Quixtar Forums thread:
Dan Boettcher–Real Estate http://www.johnlscott.com/agentdetail.aspx?ic=3450060
Dave Lovett–Generic MLM Training http://www.davelovett.com/
Craig and Carole Holiday–
Cooking Classes http://www.ourhousesouthcounty.com/
Tim and Lisa Leets–Children’s Clothing and Toys http://www.bearsandbuddies.com/
Rich Batista–Real Estate and Loans http://www.priority1stmortgage.com/html/rich_batista.html
Jeff Applebaum–Comedian http://www.jeffapplebaum.com/
These Diamonds may very well be doing exactly what they want to be doing. I wonder if they are still building their Amway business in addition to their new careers. If the answer is no, why did they get out of an opportunity that purports to be the perfect business in favor of something more traditional?
And this is just in INA. What about the Diamonds in BWW, N21, or WWDB? Are Diamonds forever in those AMOs? According to the Amagram, there are many stories of Diamonds who have left the business for one reason or another.
The percentage of IBOs who become Diamond is very low, less than one percent. With these examples, it follows that the percentage of who stay Diamonds is under 100%. Multiply these percentages together to get your chances of becoming a Diamond who stays a qualified Diamond. Pretty low, eh? This doesn’t sound like lifetime, will-able, residual income to me, does it to you?
Thus, for an prospect looking at the business or an IBO who’s been trying hard for years to go Diamond, a question: Does the promise of becoming a Diamond equal the reality of being one?