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Waking Up From A Coma

September 2, 2008

Joecool has posted a story from a former loyal supporter of his upline. They explain that having so much free time now that they have left the business made them feel like they snapped out of a coma. I personally felt something similar when I left the business. The amount of free time that I had seemed endless, and I was happy to reconnect with friends and family that I may have shunned earlier

I believe in having balance with work and life. For those who choose to build the business, I urge you not to leave life too far behind when you are building the business. Yes, sacrifices must be made to be successful, but there are limits you should hold yourself to. Don’t neglect those people whom you knew before you got into the business just because they aren’t as interested in business as you are.

To this day, I feel strongly that the Systems wield and unnecessarily strong influence on its IBOs. From the article, Calvin says not much has changed in WWDB from the standpoint of the business. Is it changing with accreditation? Perhaps, but remember that most of the same people who took advantage of IBOs years ago are still the same people running these now accredited organizations.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Joecool permalink
    September 2, 2008 3:27 pm

    I believe what Calvin told me in our discussion in significant to some degree. Some firm Amway supporters like IBOfightback and Bridgett accuse me of bringing up issues that may be old, or from my days in the business, yet on various blogs and hearing from a current IBO, the teaching apparently has not changed significantly.

    If I might add, IBOfightback, does not live in the US, does not have intimate knowledge of WWDB and has not been building the business so I question his position and knowledge about what I have and others have personally experienced.

  2. September 2, 2008 7:59 pm

    Obviously there is a phase of gut feelings and intuition that occurs prior to a decision that something is wrong, that “the business” isn’t going to work out as planned. It is hard to just up and admit something like that after being so CORE for so long. Sooner or later many other people currently involved will come to the same crossroads. I’ve described it so many different ways, but there is nothing like hearing it described the way you described it joecool.

    The history of Amway over the near 50 years says it all. Millions and millions of people have joined, and many have given it their all (just like Calvin and his wife) only to realize that the system keeps moving the pot of gold and the tool kingpins are every bit as deceptive as the proverbial leprechaun.

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