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Guest Post: Team/Life Indoctrinating Language and Cult Jargon

March 23, 2011

Here’s a compilation of various quotes from Orrin Woodward and various TEAM leaders. A number of these were quotes that I heard when I was in the business. They must all be recycled from System to System. Read the list and share your own memorable quotes from the business in the comments section below.

  1. Fired-up!
  2. Keep doin what you’re doin!
  3. You can do it buddy!
  4. Breaking Pins, Breaking legs over? (or Gems)Hahaa
  5. Building Numbers
  6. Build your taproot, just keep building your taproot
  7. Promote the SYSTEM!
  8. Your Dreams do come true
  9. Find your next best friend
  10. You haven’t found your next best friend yet
  11. Listen to at least 2 Cd’s per day
  12. Read at least 1 book a month
  13. Leaders read 3-4 books per month!
  14. Read 15 minutes per day (newbie)
  15. Don’t watch T.V.
  16. Don’t read the newspaper or the negative internet.
  17. Only miss a seminar if it is YOUR funeral!
  18. Doesn’t Matter, Doesn’t Matter
  19. Names they call you behind your back: nose-pickers, quitters, losers, loose cannon’s(those who say too much, LOL)naysayers, negative nancies
  20. Get past the “stinkin thinkers”
  21. Dig Depth Brutha
  22. Go Power Player
  23. Sling, Squeeze and Side Action
  24. Buy from your self
  25. Your pay is in direct proportion to your performance
  26. Anybody can do this!
  27. Have a Team~Cast
  28. You can sleep when your dead
  29. No negative downline only puke upline
  30. Edify your upline Guru
  31. Hold your spot
  32. We are exploding!
  33. The business is rockin!
  34. Fantanstic!
  35. This guy is tearin the business up!
  36. Find your next leader!
  37. Don’t chase people!
  38. Slide over to their side of the table
  39. Were leading people to the truth
  40. Passive, Residual,On-going, B-type, Willable income for the rest of your life when you bring numbers to our system.
  41. We are the fastest growing for 6 straight years
  42. Be a Transparent Leader
  43. The Leaders have integrity, honesty,are Godly, have Character are Humble
  44. PC is a think tank, with the greatest minds ever assembled in the history of the world
  45. The leaders are the same on stage as they are off stage
  46. Walking the beaches of the world
  47. Have Fun, Make Money, and Make a Difference
  48. Buy back your time
  49. Job optional
  50. A man of integrity expects to be believed and when their not, they let time prove them right
  51. J.O.B = Just Over Broke
  52. Fire your boss
  53. Smash your alarm clock
  54. Wear a misseltoe on your back belt-loop on your last day of work
  55. E,S,B,I
  56. Trading time for dollars
  57. Bring your wife home from work
  58. Shouldn’t be playing golf if your wife has a job
  59. Delay your gratification
  60. Each one reach one
  61. Put all your eggs in one basket and watch them steal that basket
  62. We’re are going to be the Walmart of the Internet
  63. Glad we got your thinking right
  64. PDCA
  65. Check Upline
  66. Can you leave your wedding early to come to the seminar
  67. Your the example
  68. Lead by example
  69. Leadership is influence
  70. Check in with your upline once a week
  71. Drive the miles
  72. The results are worth the investment
  73. Your not spending your investing
  74. Live your priorities
  75. It’s a 2-5 year program
  76. Your familes gonna say it’s a cult
  77. Don’t take a vacation, your business will slow down, you can take it when your a diamond
  78. get off the 45 year plan by the u.s. dept of labor
  79. 3 C’s Content, Commerce, Community
  80. Take out the middle man
  81. Drive the community to the internet
  82. Companies will come to our community to sell their products
  83. Were going to a million
  84. Earn It!
  85. Once you start someone you can never quit
  86. Stretch and Secure
  87. We don’t see it that way
  88. Pay cash for everything
  89. Set a goal
  90. Wives support your husbands
  91. Love ya man
  92. Go below them and build a firewall
  93. Depth solves everything
  94. David and Goliath, we are in a war
  95. History lessons
  96. CNN = Constant Negative News
  97. If you can’t afford the system you really need it.
  98. Feel, Felt, Found
  99. You will find the time
  100. Make time
  101. This is the last thing you will have to get good at
  102. Dress for success
  103. Dream Big
  104. If the dream is big enough the facts don’t count
  105. Road Kill
  106. Watch my tail lights
  107. See ya on the beaches of the world
  108. Invest in your future
  109. Pay now Play latter
  110. Keep on Keepin on
  111. Critics are the death gargle of a non-achiever
  112. Fake it ’til you make it.
  113. Love ya buddy
  114. You can own a piece of Team Island!!
  115. Since I am a Christian man, I would…
  116. WHAT IF…..????
  117. The Secret is the System
  118. We have the corner of the Market
  119. Every other group wants what we have
  120. We are woring on something bigger than Wal-Mart pricing
  121. Wait to you meet my upline “guru”
  122. We are the Best Business Bar-None!!!
  123. We stand on the shoulders of giants
  124. Be willing to do what others will not do, so you can have what most won’t have.
  125. Remember, driving by the blue hue, thinking I’m doing what others won’t do so I can have what they won’t have.
  126. Someday I will…
  127. Average folks
  128. Who are stuck in the rut
  129. Who don’t want to improve their lives
  130. Watching that negative news
  131. Spending time with their out-laws, (in-laws)
  132. Who don’t want to live their lives for excellent
  133. Who can’t see beyond their 95% thinking
  134. Who just go home to work, home to work
  135. Who;Insanity~Doing the same thing over n over, everyday,expecting a different result
  136. Them losers
  137. Where WE will show them!
  138. That the best revenge is YOUR success
  139. Who go to work and are told that’s the way it’s always been done
  140. That if their financial vehical is broken(How did they get to work again?)
  141. They’re cynical and negative and are the death gargle of non-achieves
  142. Don’t they know us we are the dealers in hope
  143. They just settled for
  144. Living their lives in quiet desperation
  145. Look at the bigger picture
  146. Some Will, Some Won’t. So what? Somewhere Six will.
  147. Uh..Uh… Freedom
  148. Done Deal. No questions about it.
  149. Core = Committed or Remain Employed.
  150. Do you want to be Rich or do you want to be right?
  151. Redirect your anyway money.
  152. We made the decision and got it done.
  153. Whatever it takes.
  154. Bring one new couple to the next function.
  155. Some will, Some won’t, So What! NEXT!
  156. Thumb sucking pinheads.
  157. FREEEEDOMMMMMMMMMMMM!
  158. Fill in the gaps for your spouse (husband)
  159. Do whatever your husband asks of you
  160. Get Results
  161. Go Powerplayer
  162. PV Parties
  163. Retirement Parties
  164. Leadership is influence
  165. Learn from others experiences
  166. Pursing worthwhile goals and dreams
  167. Impact the lives of many people
  168. Living on purpose
  169. Do nothing, Be nothing, Have nothing
  170. Be, Do ,Have
  171. Michael Dell 3C’s and the Detroit Economic Club
  172. Robert Kiyosaki
  173. How to get started
  174. The System
  175. 5-step pattern
  176. 8 step pattern
  177. Goin Diamond
  178. Make a list, Contact, Show the Plan, & Follow Up or Follow Through
  179. Define, Learn, Do
  180. You don’t know what you don’t know, that’s why you don’t have what you don’t have, because if you knew, what you don’t know, you would have
  181. 5% Results
  182. Success is a journey, not a Destination
  183. Treat it like a Buisness not a hobby
  184. We’re business owners in a B-type business
  185. You are in the right place at the right time
  186. Listen…you don’t wanna miss this…
  187. Yellow H2, Yellow H2!!!
  188. Hut 1, Hut 2… powerplayer!
  189. Did anyone say FIRED UP!!!!!!
  190. Martinize yourself!
  191. We’d be even MORE kick ass than we already are!
  192. Payin’ the price to live life nice
  193. This is Your Chance
  194. Live a Life of Significance
  195. No Regrets
  196. Launching a Leadership Revolution
  197. A Leadership developement Service Provider
  198. L.I.F.E
  199. You only have 1 decision to make
  200. Never, Never, Never Quit
  201. You have to have ‘Conviction'(Oh boy that would be the day)
  202. A Consumer Rebellion
  203. Manage Numbers~Lead People
  204. Don’t settle for Average when you can have Excellence
  205. Today is the Day
  206. You Decide
  207. This is your Chance
  208. Don’t be a Mindy (peeing all over yourself)
  209. We are World Class
  210. Unsheath the sword
  211. Phennnnooooooommmmiiiiiiinnnnnnnaaaaalllllllll
  212. Get plugged in
  213. Stay plugged in
  214. Real Leaders…
  215. Stay in for the long haul
  216. Quitters are for losers
  217. Winners never Quit
  218. OH cuz Quitters never WIN!
  219. WIN=What is important next
  220. Power Players are the elite of the elite builders
  221. Rewards
  222. Special Recognition
  223. Focus
  224. We don’t think ourselves into a new way of acting, we act ourselves into a new way of thinking.
  225. IBO’s
  226. Members
  227. Customers
  228. Team players
  229. Your leaders
  230. 10&5
  231. The only way you lose on the Team is if you quit.
  232. Even if I told you how much I really got paid, YOU STILL WOULDN’T BELIEVE ME!
  233. Get them to BUY IN, especially your spouse
  234. It’s a WIN/WIN
  235. Make the Change
  236. Develope Leaders who Develope Leaders
  237. When the Student is ready the Teacher appears
  238. Discipline
  239. Courage
  240. The world is full of educated derelicts
  241. Action
  242. Performance
  243. Victory
  244. Personality Plus: Sanquine, Phlegmatic, Choleric, Meloncoly
  245. Fail your way to Success
  246. Failure is not an option
  247. When the pain of staying the same is greater than the pain of change,YOU WILL CHANGE!
  248. Applied knowledge is power
  249. It’s all about Relationships
  250. Hows Monday at 6
  251. I’m working on a buisness project
  252. I am going to be in your area, I got something to show you, I am going to stop over!
  253. You have to develope thick skin
  254. There are no shortcuts to success
  255. We already have been through the mine-field, follow our footsteps or you will loose a leg
  256. Your Dream has to be bigger than your Obstacle
  257. Your Dream has to be bigger than your Dread
  258. You may need a Dread
  259. Want Circle
  260. Bird-dogging
  261. Green-sheets (what you put your tool orders on, oldie)
  262. Cash boxes (at $50 a pop, you had to have your own if you were a open speaker)
  263. White board
  264. Projector (lol)
  265. Tool Trunk
  266. Team Receipts
  267. Media Warrior
  268. Top Gun
  269. Stage & Speaker Hosting
  270. Phone Calls
  271. Calling Sessions
  272. Booking a plan
  273. Cross-line & Cross-lining
  274. We are blessed to be a blessing
  275. Leaders are readers.
  276. Edification, duplication, association.
  277. Make a friend, find a need.
  278. Keep you ego in check
  279. Success comes when opportunity and preparedness meet.
  280. The only way for evil to flourish is for good men to do nothing!
  281. Hunger, Honable, Honorable
  282. Walk a mile, See a mile
  283. Attitude is Everything
  284. Reset your goal
  285. Expect to Win
  286. Keep your eye on the prize
  287. Announce, explain, promote
  288. Business at the speed of thought.
  289. You must rule yourself before you rule
  290. Begin with the end in mind
  291. Silence the critics
  292. Negative can be as productive
  293. It is more blessed to give than to recieve Acts 20:35
  294. If you get a big enough why you can always figure out the how
  295. Keep your friends close and your enemies closer
  296. Leaders are accountable for their own actions
  297. You have the seeds of greatness in you
  298. Seek first to understand
  299. Prove you critics wrong
  300. Levels of Leadership
  301. Accept responsibility
  302. Develop win win relationships
  303. Your attitude is your lattitude
  304. The speed of the group is the speed of the leader
  305. Healthy, Wealthy, Wise
  306. Success is not mastered overnight
  307. Negative associations
  308. Success is a process
  309. In the looking zone
  310. E.G.O. = Edging God Out
  311. Most men live lives of quiet desperation.
  312. I’m so humbled to be up here
  313. Accept, Approve, Appreciate
  314. Here is a lady that is as beautiful on the inside as she is on the outside.
  315. Goals are in concrete, but the plan is in sand.
  316. Leaders are readers.
  317. Edification, duplication, association.
  318. Make a friend, find a need.
  319. DOT 1 STEP
  320. 6 THIS
  321. Get your Top 50
  322. If you were left on an island and the only thing you had was a
  323. Top 50 you would, Go~Daimond
  324. You remind me of…(someone performing)
  325. People Skills
  326. Prospecting
  327. Contacting & Inviting
  328. Follow the Script
  329. Leaders are readers, but not all readers are Leaders
  330. 3rd Party Everything
  331. Be a servant
  332. You have to serve your teams
  333. Be authentic & sincere
  334. The Art & Science of Leadership
  335. Weath Thinking
  336. Barge working to Bridge Building
  337. Handling Objections
  338. Pipeline Income
  339. Cashflow Quadrant
  340. You are a winner
  341. Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat.
  342. Red ties, White Shirts, Blue Suits
  343. “Backing Off” of system
  344. They Slowly fade
  345. Habits
  346. Your Destiny
  347. Thin threads
  348. It’s providential
  349. Team Of Destiny
  350. The government is a scam
  351. Not to shed light on us…
  352. Living the Dream
  353. You are at the right place at the right time
  354. WWOD = What Would Orrin Do?
  355. 3rd Party Everything
  356. Dealers in Hope
  357. Stretch n Grow
  358. Commitment
  359. You have to be commited
  360. Perseverance
  361. Be a servant leader
  362. Be Authentic & Sincere
  363. The Art & Science of Leadership
  364. How to Win Friends & Influence People
  365. Be relatable
  366. Smile
  367. You can’t take your crappy old self into a bright new future
  368. Be a problem solver
  369. Casting the Vision
  370. Personal Growth
  371. Action conquers fear
  372. FEAR~ False Evidence Appearing Real
  373. If you are successful, you will always have criticism
  374. Get out of you comfort zone
  375. Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat.
  376. Barge working to Bridge Building
  377. Pipeline Income
  378. We stand on the shoulders of giants
  379. Handling Objections
  380. Cashflow Quadrant
  381. Wealth Thinking
  382. FREEDOM
  383. Those who control the information, control the Wealth
  384. Mentors & Mentorship
  385. Believe you can succeed and you will
  386. Learning Enviroment
  387. Positive Thinking
  388. Find a mentor
  389. Mentor with your movin on upline
  390. If you don’t have something nice to say about someone don’t say it
  391. You can always find something to edify
  392. Performers get results
  393. Let the system do the work for you.
  394. Keep on keeping on
  395. We don’t make money until YOU do
  396. We aren’t in it for the MONEY
  397. We would never do anything to hurt your business
  398. We won’t be successful, until you get some success
  399. We help YOU make money
  400. Your upline only has your best interest at heart
  401. They live their lives on Christian Principles
  402. Methods are many, Principles are few, Methods change but Principles never do
  403. Orrin is a numbers guy
  404. Figures never lie, but liars sure do figure; Hmm…
  405. Numbers don’t lie
  406. Study your numbers
  407. How many powerplayers you got?
  408. You don’t know your own blindspots
  409. Face the brutal facts
  410. Building out of town
  411. Prospect questions: Is this Amway? Teamers answer: What do you know about Amway?
  412. Grace over Law
  413. Be a tight-team
  414. Get together and make it like a family (cult tactic)
  415. Know what you believe & why your believe
  416. Have a game plan
  417. Goals~Need to be written down
  418. Dream Boards
  419. Measurable
  420. Inspire or Expire
  421. We are changing the culture
  422. This isn’t a little business on the side
  423. HOW MUCH MONEY YOU MAKIN?
  424. Get er’ done
  425. God is in that bottle
  426. Shark fishing
  427. Triple Power Player
  428. God, Family, TEAM
  429. All a woman really wants is to be love but men need respect
  430. Lung busters
  431. They aren’t lucky they just did more work than you
  432. You can tell the growth of your business by the size of your tool trunk
  433. We’re washing your brain clean of all the negative thinking
  434. TV is destroying families
  435. System is optional but so is success
  436. If it wasn’t for system I doubt we’d still be married
  437. TEAM and Monavie go together like peanut butter and chocolate
  438. We’re not a TEAM we’re a family
  439. The major function changed my life
  440. Ladies put your marriage first
  441. You don’t really understand a cd until you’ve listened to it at least 5 times
  442. Your current attitude is the reason why you’re in the situation you’re in now
  443. Your finances won’t change until you do
  444. Every Tuesday at 8pm is reserved
  445. Never ever question your upline
  446. Don’t blame the system for your failure
  447. You don’t need a college education to succeed
  448. I like to play the what if game
  449. What do you have to lose
  450. Changing lives one cd at a time
  451. This Team is on Fire!
  452. Product, Process, Program

Do you have any additional quotes that you want to add to the list? Leave them in the comments section below!

Update March 25, 2011 Updated with quotes from the comments to-date. Keep them coming!

316 Comments leave one →
  1. webelieved permalink
    March 24, 2011 6:05 am

    I forgot about #98. When someone comes to you with a problem you say…”I know how you feel, I felt the same way, but when I __________ this is what I found………….” Another manipulation tactic they teach you to get you on their side of the table. Let me tell you I could tell Ice to an eskimo with the techniques I learned from the TEAM.

  2. webelieved permalink
    March 24, 2011 6:09 am

    They also talk in third person ie: “Leaders….._______________________.”
    It is the pressure to perform my friends. TEAM should be called a high performance cult. You are only valued by how much work you do, and not for who you are.

  3. TOD permalink
    March 24, 2011 7:10 am

    Fake it ’til you make it.

  4. I Quit ( and glad I Did) permalink
    March 24, 2011 7:58 am

    Not sure if this one was missed but its worth pointing out… Love ya buddy.
    I just threw up in my mouth.

  5. I Quit ( and glad I Did) permalink
    March 24, 2011 7:59 am

    You can own a piece of Team Island!!

  6. I Quit ( and glad I Did) permalink
    March 24, 2011 8:01 am

    Since I am a Christian man, I would…

  7. Speak Your Truth permalink
    March 24, 2011 8:15 am

    WHAT IF…..????
    The Secret is the System
    We have the corner of the Market
    Every other group wants what we have
    We are woring on something bigger than Wal-Mart pricing
    Wait to you meet my upline “guru”
    We are the Best Business Bar-None!!!

  8. Speak Your Truth permalink
    March 24, 2011 9:05 am

    VERY SERIOUS NOTE
    Here is an explanation from the Cultwatch website on what this language meaning and purpose is and it is called Loaded Language!

    Loaded Language

    The cult will have their own language and terms. These prevent people outside the group being able to engage in “dangerous” conversations with members and it gives the members a sense of belonging. It also allows a phenomenon known as thought stopping where a simple word can stop any thoughts in the member’s mind which are against the cult.

    Harmless by itself, “loaded language” is used in all areas of life from the computer industry to orthodox Christianity. Every group or specialist field develops its own words or meanings for words, and this is often called “jargon.” However, when mixed in with the other Mind Control tools, “loaded language” can take on a threatening attribute which is unbiblical. For example, in the International Church of Christ cult “loaded language” is used throughout the world – a typical conversation might go like this…

    “The Bible says that we are saved by grace, not by works. You are telling me that I must get people baptised or I’m not a real Christian,” says the Disciple.

    “I am more spiritually mature than you and you are questioning what I am saying. You are PRIDEFUL and REBELLIOUS, you need to get RADICAL about your SIN,” replied his Discipler.

    Prideful & rebellious = You are the problem, not the ICC teaching.
    Radical = Plunge into obeying the ICC teaching.
    Sin = Thinking or acting outside the ICC rules, often including disobeying your discipler.

    Here is some more infomation from another website; on how cults work (that is the name of website), describing what a ‘Commercial cult’ is. This you could say is extremely enlightening and in my opinion would be putting it mildly.

    Commercial
    Cults that use commercial gain as their base are called “cults of greed”. They will promise you that if you join them and follow their special programme for success then you will become very rich. Often they will hold up their leader as an example and explain that if you do what he or she says then you will be successful too. Commercial cults use mind control to get you working for them for free, and to make you pay for an endless stream of motivational tapes, videos, books and seminars all of which are supposedly designed to help you succeed, but in reality are designed to enhance the cult’s mind control environment and keep you believing in their almost impossible dream of success. Of course they never mention that the primary way the leaders make money are by selling these motivation materials to their group! For more information see below under the section, “Pressure Selling”.

    I believe this brief explanation and example are very interesting and telling to say the least. This has become a very fascinating and disturbing subject for me to learn as much as I can about. Go figure.There is a glore of information on the web, and many books that will be invaluable to me I am sure. I have said I am going to blog on this and still plan to do so. I am and will continue to learn in this subject and then I will pay-it-forward!

  9. webelieved permalink
    March 24, 2011 9:11 am

    Speak, can you give us the website for commercial cults?? And please post some more, this is very enlightening….thanks.

  10. webelieved permalink
    March 24, 2011 9:14 am

    112. Be willing to do what others will not do, so you can have what most won’t have.

  11. webelieved permalink
    March 24, 2011 9:17 am

    Remember, driving by the blue hue, thinking I’m doing what others won’t do so I can have what they won’t have. What a joke!! ( to those who don’t know the language, that is the blue hue through your window of your TV at night)

  12. webelieved permalink
    March 24, 2011 9:20 am

    113. Someday I will……….. (unfortunately someday never came)

  13. Speak Your Truth permalink
    March 24, 2011 9:24 am

    We stand on the shoulders of giants

    Here something that should frost you!

    Jim Jones from the ‘Peoples Temple’ had;
    “Above the wooden, thronelike chair from which he lorded over his people hung a sign that said”:
    “Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat.”

    I’m reading a book about this right now and it is disturbing!

  14. webelieved permalink
    March 24, 2011 9:46 am

    “Commercial cults use mind control to get you working for them for free, and to make you pay for an endless stream of motivational tapes, videos, books and seminars all of which are supposedly designed to help you succeed, but in reality are designed to enhance the cult’s mind control environment and keep you believing in their almost impossible dream of success.”- Speak
    It is so disturbing when I read this and yet so true. It is strange to read it, and know we helped indoctrinate people. So sad to be used.

  15. Speak Your Truth permalink
    March 24, 2011 9:51 am

    webelieved
    That someday did come, WE ARE TRULY FREE!!!!!But now without the suffering:(
    The blue hue, yes this statement used to crack me up, driving home from STP in the wee hours of the morning and passing others houses seeing that blue hue from their T.V. screen on, we are dead fricking tired from driving 4 hours round trip to show the plan, them….
    Average folks
    Who are stuck in the rut
    Who don’t want to improve their lives
    Watching that negative news
    Spending time with their out-laws, (in-laws)
    Who don’t want to live their lives for excellent
    Who can’t see beyond their 95% thinking
    Who just go home to work, home to work
    Who;Insanity~Doing the same thing over n over, everyday,expecting a different result
    Them losers
    Where WE will show them!
    That the best revenge is YOUR success
    Who go to work and are told that’s the way it’s always been done
    That if their financial vehical is broken(How did they get to work again?)
    They’re cynical and negative and are the death gargle of non-achieves
    Don’t they know us we are the dealers in hope
    They just settled for
    Living their lives in quiet desperation
    Them scumbags ~( my addition) because that is what you start to believe even though you don’t think you do, and for some even if they are your family, siblings, children, aunts, uncles, cousins and or in-laws anyone that didn’t ‘believe’ in what you were doing!
    It’s called indoctination. UNDUE INFLUENCE,
    I was called rebellions and need to summit because Hell would have to freeze over before I would turn on my family although I sacrificed a devastating amount of time away from them, that I will never get back!
    It really is devastating.

  16. Speak Your Truth permalink
    March 24, 2011 10:00 am

    webelieved
    The 2 different wesites I quoted from are:
    http://www.cultwatch.com/mctb.html
    http://www.howcultswork.com/
    Sorry, I tried to get the link to be live, I suck at that.

    The book I am reading is RAVEN~The Untold Story of The Rev. Jim Jones and His People by Tim Reiterman with John Jacobs

  17. Speak Your Truth permalink
    March 24, 2011 10:01 am

    Oh I guess I don’t suck at that LOL

  18. Speak Your Truth permalink
    March 24, 2011 10:04 am

    I Quit
    LOL but I hear ya oh and you can trust us!

  19. March 24, 2011 10:05 am

    “Look at the bigger picture”

  20. webelieved permalink
    March 24, 2011 10:50 am

    Izzy I am confused ?????? Can you elaborate??

  21. March 24, 2011 10:52 am

    112. “Some Will, Some Won’t. So what? Somewhere Six will.”

    113. “Uh..Uh… Freedom”

    114. “Done Deal. No questions about it.”

    115. “Core = Committed or Remain Employed.”

    116. “Do you want to be Rich or do you want to be right?”

    117. “Redirect your anyway money.”

    118. “We made the decision and got it done.”

    119. “Whatever it takes.”

    120. “Bring one new couple to the next function.”
    and a whole bunch of other crappy stuff.

  22. I Quit ( and glad I Did) permalink
    March 24, 2011 11:04 am

    And lets not forget that endearing term for describing someone such as myself (a quitter) Thumb sucking pinheads.
    I can’t remember which Gospel that one came from…

  23. Speak Your Truth permalink
    March 24, 2011 11:23 am

    Nobody gets off system they just “backing off”

    They slowly just fade
    Quitters?
    backin off?
    Neither they figured you out, just runnin from your freaking cult indoctrinated, UNDUE influence to regain their freedom of their own minds!

    FREEEEDOMMMMMMMMMMMM!
    Fill in the gaps for your spouse (husband)
    Do whatever your husband asks of you
    Get Results
    Go Powerplayer
    PV Parties
    Retirement Parties
    Leadership is influence
    Learn from others experiences
    Pursing worthwhile goals and dreams
    Impact the lives of many people
    Living on purpose
    Do nothing, Be nothing, Have nothing
    Be, Do ,Have
    Michael Dell 3C’s and the Detroit Economic Club
    Robert Kiyosaki
    How to get started
    The System
    5-step pattern
    8 step pattern
    Goin Diamond
    Make a list, Contact, Show the Plan, & Follow Up or Follow Through

  24. Speak Your Truth permalink
    March 24, 2011 11:25 am

    Some will, Some won’t, So What!…….. NEXT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  25. webelieved permalink
    March 24, 2011 11:28 am

    Thanks SPEAK- Here is a small amount of info I learned from the http://www.howcultswork.com pretty interesting, and it really ticks me off. Wish I knew this information 10 years ago!!!

    Cults are not easy to spot

    Cults recruit smart, hardworking, intelligent people

    Cults prey on people , when they are in a vulnerable time in their life.

    Cults use deception in the recruitment process

    A cults religion can be Christianity

    A Commercial Cult will not reveal they make most of their money selling you their information.

    Self Help/Self improvement cults target businesses people.

    Cults hide their religous/other beliefs when they first contact you.

    Cults use mind control/thought reform techniques like:

    Deception: they do not disclose all the information up front.

    Information Control: Hide/withold information on purpose

    Exclusivim: they claim they are better than everyone else

    In a cult you are not allowed to disagree with the leader, or your character will be assasinated. There is
    no room for your opinion or discussion.

    Cults practice love bombing: creating a loving, accepting atmosphere with instant friends.

    Cults tell you who you can and cannot see, or talk to.

    Cults instruct you not to read information critical of the group.

    Cults control your time.

    Much More to learn at http://www.howcultswork.com

    THIS SOUNDS SO FAMILIAR !!!! HOLY CRAP!!! I can only hope this information gets out to help warn others before their lives are destroyed……..

  26. Speak Your Truth permalink
    March 24, 2011 11:29 am

    I guess I shouldn’t have been numbering my other ones, we are going to a million!!!

  27. webelieved permalink
    March 24, 2011 11:31 am

    Oh i get it. It is a saying. How could I forget that one!!!LOL

  28. webelieved permalink
    March 24, 2011 11:33 am

    HEY I GUESS NOW THEY WON’T HAVE TO PAY FOR THE SYSTEM, IT’S HERE FOR FREE!!!!

  29. webelieved permalink
    March 24, 2011 11:35 am

    HEY I GUESS NOW TEAMBOTS WON’T HAVE TO PAY FOR THE SYSTEM,
    IT’S HERE FOR FREE!!!! LOL

  30. March 24, 2011 11:45 am

    That’s ALL I got when I spoke with my upline’s upline, it got so freaking annoying! (I worked with both of them actually) It was like he didn’t understand where I was coming from, just told me to look at the Bigger Picture. Like I need to go into debt in order to be successful. They didn’t even freaking care that I was maxing out! I had to look at the Bigger Picture!

    Sorry for the rant, it just makes me mad, is all.

  31. Speak Your Truth permalink
    March 24, 2011 11:46 am

    Define, Learn, Do
    You don’t know what you don’t know, that’s why you don’t have what you don’t have, because if you knew, what you don’t know, you would have
    5% Results
    Success is a journey, not a Destination
    Treat it like a Buisness not a hobby

    Talk about freaking insanity!

  32. Speak Your Truth permalink
    March 24, 2011 11:48 am

    webelieved
    LOL~ that is right you will have every TOP 50 and CD ever produced and revised book they ever had, ALL FOR FREE, right here on Amthrax site!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  33. March 24, 2011 11:50 am

    Free? whaaaa……..?

  34. Speak Your Truth permalink
    March 24, 2011 12:07 pm

    The Gospel of Indoctrinated, Undue Influence, where undue influence is the ONLY THING!

  35. March 24, 2011 12:38 pm

    “We’re business owners in a B-type business”

  36. March 24, 2011 1:03 pm

    “You are in the right place at the right time”

    “Listen…you don’t wanna miss this…”

  37. I Quit ( and glad I Did) permalink
    March 24, 2011 1:09 pm

    LMAO!!!!!!!!!!

  38. CloserThanUThink permalink
    March 24, 2011 1:58 pm

    Yellow H2, Yellow H2!!! (can’t believe that can still be stuck in my head.)

  39. TOD permalink
    March 24, 2011 2:50 pm

    Hut 1, Hut 2….. powerplayer!

  40. webelieved permalink
    March 24, 2011 3:11 pm

    Did anyone say FIRED UP!!!!!!

  41. CloserThanUThink permalink
    March 24, 2011 3:55 pm

    Martinize yourself!

  42. TOD permalink
    March 24, 2011 4:15 pm

    payin’ the price to live life nice

  43. Vogel permalink
    March 24, 2011 4:37 pm

    This is an amazing thread. It’s one thing to see these cultish terms sprinkled in with everyday language, but when you isolate them into a dictionary like this, it’s really scary — a complete lexicon for ensuring conformity and quashing dissent. Brrrrrr…

  44. Vogel permalink
    March 24, 2011 4:39 pm

    …hh, not to mention just plain annoying. How did y’all you put up with these revolting fools?

  45. Speak Your Truth permalink
    March 24, 2011 4:44 pm

    This is Your Chance
    Live a Life of Significance
    No Regrets
    Launching a Leadership Revolution
    A Leadership developement Service Provider
    L.I.F.E
    You only have 1 decision to make
    Never, Never, Never Quit
    You have to have ‘Conviction'(Oh boy that would be the day)
    A Consumer Rebellion
    Manage Numbers~Lead People
    Don’t settle for Average when you can have Excellence
    Today is the Day
    You Decide
    This is your Chance
    Don’t be a Mindy (peeing all over yourself)
    We are World Class
    Unsheath the sword
    Phennnnooooooommmmiiiiiiinnnnnnnaaaaalllllllll
    Get plugged in
    Stay plugged in
    Real Leaders………………………………
    Stay in for the long haul

  46. Speak Your Truth permalink
    March 24, 2011 4:47 pm

    Quitters are for losers
    Winners never Quit

    This is some serious purging, wonder if it will ever go away?

  47. Speak Your Truth permalink
    March 24, 2011 4:52 pm

    Thanks Vogel for the compliments…… LOL
    It really disturbing isn’t it!
    Now I guess we don’t have to wonder why people thought we were strange, wierd and acted like down right cult leaders sorry about the annoyance!
    Add all this with the Red ties, White shirts, & Blue Suits what a bunch of clones or clowns!

  48. Speak Your Truth permalink
    March 24, 2011 5:31 pm

    For more information see below under the section, “Pressure Selling”.

    Sorry about this last sentence, you will have go on the http://www.howcultswork.com to read the “Pressure Selling”, I should have left that off.

  49. Speak Your Truth permalink
    March 24, 2011 5:46 pm

    Webelived
    Thanks for spelling that out, well done! It is alarming to say the least!

  50. Speak Your Truth permalink
    March 24, 2011 5:51 pm

    I have decided I am going to get 36 different ‘patents’ on this loaded language and sell them on coffee mugs, t-shirts, and car decals cause I am into
    ‘BRANDING’!!!
    It’s the cutting edge, technology of advertisizing
    I BELIEVE!!!!!!!!!!!LOL

  51. Speak Your Truth permalink
    March 24, 2011 6:00 pm

    OH cuz Quitters never WIN!
    WIN=What is important next
    Power Players are the elite of the elite builders
    Rewards
    Special Recognition
    Focus
    We don’t think ourselves into a new way of acting, we act ourselves into a new way of thinking.
    IBO’s
    Members
    Customers
    Team players
    Your leaders
    10&5

  52. March 24, 2011 6:27 pm

    This is a unique one – but it can kinda fit into this category…you know how we always refer to someone by their last name at first (in real life)? Now in TEAM, it’s always the leaders by their first names right off the back. wowwwww, now I was brought up proper society-like (1st foster home) so it was a hard habit for me to break out of. So I’d say “Mr Hamilton” and my upline would interupt me and say “Claude”

    So ya, – first name basis sayings :-p

  53. Speak Your Truth permalink
    March 24, 2011 7:41 pm

    It’s called indoctination. UNDUE INFLUENCE,
    I was called rebellions and need to summit because Hell would have to freeze over before I would turn on my family although I sacrificed a devastating amount of time away from them, that I will never get back!
    It really is devastating.

    My statement should have said: ” Hell would have to freeze over before I would turn on my family AND FRIENDS!”
    They are very important to me!

  54. webelieved permalink
    March 24, 2011 7:52 pm

    The only way you lose on the Team is if you quit. (Compiments of Rykel- LOL)

  55. webelieved permalink
    March 24, 2011 8:10 pm

    Speak, check this out. I saw this in my studies. Thanks for the info.
    from http://www.howcultswork.com
    (at least we give credit where we got our info from hey?)

    Warning signs of a Cult

    Single charismatic leader.
    People always seeming constantly happy and enthusiastic. Especially if you discover that they have been told to act that way for the potential new recruits.
    Instant friends.
    If you are told who you can or cannot talk to or associate with.
    They hide what they teach.
    Say they are the only true group, or the best so why go anywhere else.
    Hyped meetings, get you to meetings rather than share with you.
    Experiential rather than logical.
    Asking for money for the next level.
    Some cults travel door to door during times when women are home alone. They, and this is rather sexist, think that women are easier to recruit and once they have the woman then it will be easier to snare the husband or partner.
    Saying that they have to make people pay for it because otherwise they will not appreciate it. This is of course a very silly reason, plenty of people are able to appreciate things which they did not pay for.

  56. Vogel permalink
    March 24, 2011 8:57 pm

    Make sure you charge at least $100 a pop for those coffee mugs. You can get a few people to sell them for you and give them a commission (if they go on coffee mug auto-ship). Of course you’ll have to provide motivatiational training at a nominal fee so that they can get the most of the coffee mug business opportunity. Then they can each tell a few friends and…oh my!

  57. switch permalink
    March 24, 2011 9:38 pm

    “Even if I told you how much I really got paid, YOU STILL WOULDN’T BELIEVE ME!”

    I heard this one countless numbers of times…..made me sick.

  58. webelieved permalink
    March 24, 2011 9:51 pm

    Oh yeah they taught us how to say that. Switch you really wouldn’t have believed me if you saw my expenses on my tax returns !!!LOL

  59. Speak Your Truth permalink
    March 24, 2011 9:54 pm

    Vogel
    You are amazing! You really ought to show up more often!
    BTW I got these coffee mugs for sale, you can’t live without, you want one don’t you! Yes, I know you do I’ll start your autoship immediately.
    Thanks Buddy, love ya man!
    Another thing I will give you one free if you can give me 10 referals (that is another little trick from my bag)!

  60. Speak Your Truth permalink
    March 24, 2011 9:58 pm

    Switch & webelieved
    Lmao! That was my favorite one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Sorry for you feeling ill, though!

  61. Speak Your Truth permalink
    March 24, 2011 10:21 pm

    Get them to BUY IN(especially your spouse, LOL)
    It’s a WIN/WIN
    Make the Change
    Develope Leaders who Develope Leaders
    When the Student is ready the Teacher appears
    Discipline
    Courage
    The world is full of educated derelicts
    Action
    Performance
    Victory
    Personality Plus~Sanquine, Phlegmatic,Choleric, Meloncoly
    Fail your way to Success
    Failure is not an option

  62. Speak Your Truth permalink
    March 24, 2011 11:02 pm

    When the pain of staying the same is greater than the pain of change,YOU WILL CHANGE!
    Applied knowledge is power
    It’s all about Relationships
    Hows Monday at 6
    I’m working on a buisness project
    I am going to be in your area, I got something to show you, I am going to stop over!
    You have to develope thick skin
    There are no shortcuts to success
    We already have been through the mine-field, follow our footsteps or you will loose a leg
    Your Dream has to be bigger than your Obstacle
    Your Dream has to be bigger than your Dread
    You may need a Dread
    Want Circle
    Bird-dogging
    Green-sheets (what you put your tool orders on, oldie)
    Cash boxes (at $50 a pop, you had to have your own if you were a open speaker)
    White board
    Projector (lol)
    Tool Trunk
    Team Receipts
    Media Warrior
    Top Gun
    Stage & Speaker Hosting
    Phone Calls
    Calling Sessions
    Booking a plan
    Cross-line & Cross-lining

  63. I Quit ( and glad I Did) permalink
    March 25, 2011 4:55 am

    OK, sidebar– Before I forget, Are Jim and Delores still on board? What about Mark and Anna Huber? Off topic but I’m curious.

  64. aurora permalink
    March 25, 2011 4:35 am

    This commenter requested that her comments be removed from this site.

  65. Vogel permalink
    March 25, 2011 8:19 am

    I’m amped up about this. This coffee mug biz is going to be a game-changer! Don’t let any 9-to-5 naysayers steal your dream of being a coffee mug millionaire. 🙂

  66. Speak Your Truth permalink
    March 25, 2011 8:21 am

    I Quit
    2 very great couples, and yes they are still there. “Martinize Yourself” that statement alone says it all, it is going to be very diffi’cult’ to leave. Can you imagine what the quotes will be like if Doug Strough and Jim Martin contribute to the free Top 50, cd’s of the week and all revised material & books on Amthrax’s site would look like if they showed up?!!!!!!LOL

  67. Vogel permalink
    March 25, 2011 8:25 am

    Ha! That’s partly true. These hustlers lie about everything, so why would their earning claims be any different?

  68. Vogel permalink
    March 25, 2011 8:28 am

    Hey, kind of on a tangent here, but I’m curious as to what you were all told about deducting TEAM expenses as tax writeoffs. My guess is that there has been massive tax fraud going on.

  69. March 25, 2011 8:39 am

    That was Chris Brady’s classic line on his CONTACTING CD.

    Do people not see that this is unethical and shady? The leaders are clearly showing you how to dodge the tough questions and to be vague with your answers so that people will not get blown out of the water, because if they knew the hard facts (i.e – that you were LOSING money every month), then they would never join the business.

    AND the quote is mis-leading, the team ibo knows they are losing money and not making anything but they give the impression that “They are doing pretty good.” And this is how Team Policy Council members teach their organization to LIE while contacting. Sounds like a great group of leaders to associate with.

    “Even if I told you how much I really got paid, YOU STILL WOULDN’T BELIEVE ME!”

    Chris Brady – You make me sick!

  70. Speak Your Truth permalink
    March 25, 2011 8:50 am

    webelieved
    I think you could say we are learning from others experience, the (experts), it is so fitting, unbelievable! And your right to you say we OWN it, is prideful, they have an answer for everything don’t they, yes they do, it’s called handling objections or stop thinking technics!
    Ry Ry pretty sure made the statement something to the effect that alot of things can be a cult; even Amthrax’s site!LOL
    That is so typical of the illusional world their lives revolve around it’s pathetic and flat out denial.That tells me from experience that the ‘mis-leaders’ are passing those very words (I would have to back to his quote, it’s not worth it to do so) down the
    ‘PIPE-LINE’ as their standard ‘HANDLING OBJECTIONS'(there’s another couple to add to the list of loaded language) just like the old saying ‘sheet runs down hill’, just like their whisper campaign, heirarcy works. The funniest part is they seem to forget we followed suit and got our information from the same dictators. That shows you how blinded we were and they are. Holy Sheet, it is just shameful.

  71. webelieved permalink
    March 25, 2011 9:17 am

    Will, great post. I agree we were taught to lie and skirt the answers to a lot of questions. It is sad when you realize this!!!! We were taught to be good con artists that is for sure!!!

  72. Speak Your Truth permalink
    March 25, 2011 9:23 am

    Vogel
    They would spray their slurs saying ‘like you can write off everything’ we had the same advantages as the BIG corporation do and would make it sound like everything you did for the business was a write off.
    Sell it as, you have so many tax write-offs, rather than your work pay check where most of your money went to that bad, bad government.
    But would never teach you anything or bring in any experts or counsel you on that, it usually only takes 1 time of asking Orrin anything then pretty much you know no need to bring that one up again, the dictator!
    Then would follow it up with love ya.
    He wonders why people despise him.
    Orrin like everything else, expected you to figure it out on your own, so he could avoid all responsibilty.
    I remember way back in Amway there was obviously a problem happening through out, because they brought in someone I believe it was from the Amway Corp. and SOLD these little tax booklets, to thousands that basically would help you not raise the red flags, it showed you where to put certain expenses, under what catagories. That was the 1 and only time!
    This is not my thing,( I bet you couldn’t tell, LOL), it always stressed me out, because there were so many freaking reciepts. It usually took days because I would avoid it til the last minute.
    We have always had a CPA do ours. And have had to pay in many thousands most of the years we were involved, even though we didn’t make squat in comparison to the expenses.
    You were always so busy building most never even realized how much money they lost, believe it or not, lol not even us!
    Sorry to get so off track here, seems that is one of my strenghts. LOL

    The Massive fraud, nothing would please me more for their TEAM books to be cracked open and examined by the fraud experts, going all the way back to 1999 when Orrin, broke off from the Yager system, it then became his money making scheme!

  73. switch permalink
    March 25, 2011 9:33 am

    I don’t know about you guys but alot of these sound alot like something that’s imbedded or programmed into into your brain like some robot would say….scary….oh wait, they are PROGRAMMED INTO YOUR BRAIN!

    Lets review in some bizzare robotic voice,

    1. Fired-up
    2. Keep-doin-what-you’re-doin
    3. You-can-do-it-buddy

    *****Now, you go to a regular family function/holiday with you’re cousins, uncles, etc., are asking how you’re doing and how life is treating you….pause….and your uncle asks you if you’re ok? Here’s how the conversation goes….

    (Robotic/Team voice)
    – Listen-ing-to-at-least-2-Cd’s-per-day
    – Read-ing-at-least-1-book-a-month
    – Not-watch-ing-any-T.V.

    *(uncle wally asks….what the hell are you talking about?)

    – It’s-a 2-5-year-program

    *(uncle wally gives the brother a weird/confused look)

    – That’s-right-brutha-dig-deep *wink*
    – Your-pay-is-in-direct-proportion-to-your-performance
    – We-pay-cash-for-everything-now

    *(at this point in time, the kids are laughing at you)

    – That’s-right, you-can-do-this-too

    *(now your aunt suzie comes over and asks what “this” is all about…..)

    – Basically-Trading-time-for-dollars-aunt-suzie
    – Pay-now-Play-later
    – Have-Fun-Make-Money-Make-a-Difference

    *(now, you have everybody’s attention….and aunt suzie asks, what do you plan on doing with this?)

    – Actually-I-just-showed-you-part-of-the-plan-here

    *(aunt suzie,…have you been drinking with that bottle of wine in your hand?)

    – no-that-is-mona-vie-it-is-very-good-for-my-joints-I-brought-it-to-share
    – Drink-it-Feel-it-Share-it
    – Glad-we-got-your-thinking-right

    *(aunt suzie….huh???)

    – That’s-right-you-are-already-on-fire
    – This-biz-is-exploding

    *(uncle wally’s eyes are as big as saucers now…looks at dad and he says, I haven’t the foggiest idea…what he’s up to?)

    – I-plan-on-walking-the-beaches-of-the-world
    – Why-isn’t-anyone-listening-to-me
    – You-are-just-jealous

  74. I Quit ( and glad I Did) permalink
    March 25, 2011 9:34 am

    We’d be even MORE kick ass than we already are!!!!!!!

  75. Speak Your Truth permalink
    March 25, 2011 9:35 am

    Glad you are on board buddy, we are going to be walking the beaches of the world together, bringing thousands with us. Since I care about your success and we have the corner of the market, everyone is going to try and do what we do, but they won’t have a chance. Our numbers are exploding and have we been the fasting growing for the last 6 years straight, there is no one that can touch us, Fired up! Keep Rockin!

  76. I Quit ( and glad I Did) permalink
    March 25, 2011 9:38 am

    I WANT IN!! I WANT IN!! PICK ME! OH! OH! OH! PICK ME!! PLEEEAASE!!!?? I’LL DO WHATEVER YOU TELL ME TO!

  77. Speak Your Truth permalink
    March 25, 2011 9:40 am

    Switch
    Lmao!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Fired up! Way to go buddy, love ya man.
    You are going to be the fastest growing Diamond!!!!
    You are going to kick Tim Marks butt, I believe in ya man, keep rockin!

  78. Speak Your Truth permalink
    March 25, 2011 9:45 am

    Thanks once again~ for yet another laugh out loud!
    This has been very healing, it is in fun, but I also know how seriously destructive it really was!

  79. Speak Your Truth permalink
    March 25, 2011 10:03 am

    Ok I quit sign here don’t worry about reading anything, I never did,you can trust me, here’s your major ticket, seminar ticket,and I put you on standing order cd’s, we will have you pick up your Top 50 there, that top 50 alone if you were left on an island an that is all you had you could go diamond! You are going to be on fire and can see it in ya you are going to kick everyones butt and I’ll pick ya up on Tue about 7 we can do a little prospecting before the open. Anyone can do this!
    Just think what it is going to be like when you no longer have to go to that J.O.B., I wore a misletoe on my back belt loop and wrote my boss and a resignation letter, it was cool I’ll bring it Tue.
    It was great can’t wait til we are celebrating your retirement and pick you up from work on that last day in the limo!
    I am so fired-up for you! You remind of this guy in my upline that is making about 300k a year on partime work I have a hunch you will get there with lightning speed, just by everything you’ve told me about your people skills! Best thing to do right now is write down everyone you know and my upline told me always to sponsor up so let’s contact all the doctors, lawyers, and other professionals first! Man you are going to kick royal butt!

  80. Speak Your Truth permalink
    March 25, 2011 10:52 am

    Yea, the real truth was no one was making anything after expenses at least not enough to live on, that is why you had to 3rd party everything and point to the Pc, hmm.. go freaking figure! It is so amazing what a fraud this really is all the while they keep you believing their system is the answer. And people can’t figure out why so many people are out raged after they find out the truth! It is pure and simple indoctrination!

  81. March 25, 2011 10:01 am

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  82. aurora permalink
    March 25, 2011 11:13 am

    Switch;

    Excellent. That was fun reading, but it’s so embarrassing that that is exactly how we must have sounded. egads!

    And what were we told we could deduct? Anything that wasn’t nailed down. We own a business and were appalled at the lack of real business training. They would just say, ‘get a good accountant.’

    No shit, sherlock.

  83. March 25, 2011 11:21 am

    What is outrightly hilarious is that BWW has a facebook page and they ask IBO’s to post their favorite statements after a function or Go diamond event is over. Wonderfaced newer ambots go whooh and aaahh with these regurgitated pathetic statements and how these statements has impacted them. There is practically no more new impacting PMA statements..unless of course there any movies(which the hardworking IBOs are not supposed to have watched of course) with a powerful message which the “leaders” would regurgitate on the stage. As somebody else had suggested before these motivational systems need to be awarded with “being a green company” award for recycling all the time.

  84. March 25, 2011 11:39 am

    Excellent point, Aurora, I mean there’s no CDs out there on it in TEAM either. Nothing practical.

  85. March 25, 2011 11:41 am

    You shouldn’t have to purchase those tax booklets, the gov’t give you all your tax stuff for free.

  86. March 25, 2011 12:03 pm

    My upline used to say “We are blessed to be a blessing”

  87. switch permalink
    March 25, 2011 12:17 pm

    Gives the name “rascal” a whole new meaning.

  88. aurora permalink
    March 25, 2011 12:42 pm

    Dear Switch;

    Uh, that would be Wascally Wabbits.

    Your friend,

    Elmer F.

  89. I Quit ( and glad I Did) permalink
    March 25, 2011 1:13 pm

    It was all designed to be in our best interest ya know.

  90. webelieved permalink
    March 25, 2011 8:27 pm

    Leaders are readers.
    Edification, duplication, association.
    Make a friend, find a need.

  91. Speak Your Truth permalink
    March 25, 2011 8:43 pm

    Keep you ego in check~ (They really should take their own advice)
    Success comes when opportunity and preparedness meet.
    The only way for evil to flourish is for good men to do nothing!
    ( I couldn’t agree with this one more it is called whistle-blowers on Amthrax site)
    Hunger, Honable, Honorable
    Walk a mile, See a mile
    Attitude is Everything
    Reset your goal
    Expect to Win

  92. webelieved permalink
    March 25, 2011 8:47 pm

    Keep your eye on the prize
    Announce, explain, promote
    Business at the speed of thought.
    You must rule yourself before you rule
    Begin with the end in mind
    Silence the critics
    Negative can be as productive
    It is more blessed to give than to recieve Acts 20:35
    If you get a big enough why you can always figure out the how
    Keep your friends close and your enemies closer
    Leaders are accountable for their own actions
    You have the seeds of greatness in you
    Seek first to understand
    Prove you critics wrong
    Levels of Leadership
    Accept responsibility
    Develop win win relationships
    Your attitude is your lattitude
    The speed of the group is the speed of the leader
    Healthy, Wealthy, Wise
    Success is not mastered overnight
    Negative associations
    Success is a process
    In the looking zone
    E.G.O. = Edging God Out

  93. webelieved permalink
    March 25, 2011 8:53 pm

    Most men live lives of quiet desperation.
    I’m so humbled to be up here

  94. webelieved permalink
    March 25, 2011 9:00 pm

    Accept, Approve, Appreciate

    Amazing what you remember. LOL

  95. March 25, 2011 9:00 pm

    We need an updated list with numbers asap! This team speak mumbo jumbo must be nearing 500.

    Can you believe that? 500 ridiculous cult phrases to keep you brainwashed and subdued.

  96. webelieved permalink
    March 25, 2011 10:01 pm

    exeagle, great posts, thanks for the memories!!

  97. TOD permalink
    March 25, 2011 10:10 pm

    Here is a lady that is as beautiful on the inside as she is on the outside.

  98. TOD permalink
    March 25, 2011 10:11 pm

    Goals are in concrete, but the plan is in sand.

  99. aurora permalink
    March 26, 2011 5:51 am

    This commenter requested that her comments be removed from this site.

  100. Obstacalez permalink
    March 26, 2011 7:56 am

    Did I see “not to shed light on us”?

  101. Speak Your Truth permalink
    March 26, 2011 11:09 am

    316. DOT 1 STEP
    317. 6 THIS
    318. Get your Top 50
    319. If you were left on an island and the only thing you had was a
    Top 50 you would, Go~Daimond
    320. You remind me of…(someone performing)
    321. People Skills
    322. Prospecting
    323. Contacting & Inviting
    324. Follow the Script
    325. Leaders are readers, but not all readers are Leaders
    326. 3rd Party Everything
    327. Be a servant
    328. You have to serve your teams
    329. Be authentic & sincere
    330. The Art & Science of Leadership
    331. Weath Thinking
    332. Barge working to Bridge Building
    333. Handling Objections
    334. Pipeline Income
    335. Cashflow Quadrant
    336. You are a winner
    337. Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat.
    338. Red ties, White Shirts, Blue Suits
    339. “Backing Off” of system
    340. They Slowly fade
    341. Habits
    342. Your Destiny
    343. Thin threads
    344. It’s providential
    345. Team Of Destiny
    346. The government is a scam

  102. Vogel permalink
    March 26, 2011 11:53 am

    As a taxpayer, that REALLY galls me. In essence, I (and other taxpayers) are paying to subsidize Orrin’s profits on the tools scam. My guess is that the vast majority of deductions that distributors are taking are illegitimate and would not stand up to an IRS audit. The fruad involved could be in the millions of dollars. Someone really should file a whistleblower report with the IRS (and collect a nice fat reward in the process).
    http://www.irs.gov/compliance/article/0,,id=180171,00.html

    I sure would like to see the tax revenue they cheated us out of going towards a more worthy cause than subsidizing that loathsome bitch Orrin’s pyramid scam; fix a crumbling bridge or two, or maybe give it to some of those newly laid-off teachers for instance.

  103. Speak Your Truth permalink
    March 26, 2011 12:07 pm

    Vogel
    Millions of dollars, Hmm… yes you are right. Thanks for the update!
    According to the Forbes Article 42 million in one year they raked in, of course Orrin said that wasn’t all profit. That was the first time anyone had heard any figure given on what the Team raked in, EVER! We had to read it in that article. He didn’t want people knowing, obviously! I heard he was livid about that Article for a number of reasons, I am sure!

  104. Vogel permalink
    March 26, 2011 2:02 pm

    I would be very reluctant to take any of their revenue claims seriously without an independent audit. It behooves them to exaggerate their claims about revenue to impress the public, but I bet the numbers that Orrin and Monavie are submitting to the IRS tell a very different (and far less boastful) story.

    BTW when was the last time you heard Dallin Larsen peddle his BS about Monavie being “bigger than Microsoft” (incidentally, this was the same claim Larsen had made about Royal Tongan Limu just before the Feds kicked in Dynamic Essentials’ doors and later destroyed millions of dollars worth of RTL juice and sales brochures in a landfill pit)? Seems that Mr. Larceny hasn’t been saying squat lately. Perhaps he’s been preoccupied with using all 10 of his fingers to plug up the holes in the leaking dam that’s about to burst on his head.

  105. March 26, 2011 2:05 pm

    I added the latest bunch to the list.

  106. Obstacalez permalink
    March 26, 2011 3:53 pm

    Unfortunately, they werent that beautiful on the outside, so that may not have been stretching the truth. Course they should have enough cash to fix the outer problem.

  107. March 26, 2011 4:05 pm

    Hmm, just thought of one more, but haven’t seen it at the list, but I heard this a lot at monthly seminars – “You are at the right place at the right time”

  108. switch permalink
    March 26, 2011 4:09 pm

    I’m having a hard time fitting “wise” into the picture here from “healthy, WEALTHY, and wise”.

    I know they love to say it but for some reason the word “wise” really doesn’t fit for me.

  109. March 26, 2011 6:06 pm

    haha, healthy, wealthy and wise. what a load of crock

    This business promotes a lifestyle where you never see your kids or family. They teach you to put in the miles and most people that are trying to go power player will eat fast food every night of the week. I remember seeing leaders who had the entire floors of their cars packed with plastic bottles, wrappers and fast food bags and that was supposed to be a BADGE OF COURAGE and a sign that they were ‘in the hunt’ pursuing diamond. That is just gross for one, second…fast food….every night? That is not healthy. The wealthy part? People don’t make money at this business except Orrin and Chris and lastly wise???? More like numb and oblivious. SYT is on to something with the cult mind control practices that go on within team.

    so, is it really healthy, wealthy and wise?

    more like

    fat, broke and numb!!

  110. March 26, 2011 6:57 pm

    Here’s another one – “Living the Dream”

  111. switch permalink
    March 26, 2011 9:44 pm

    I remember one time I saw a bumper sticker that had “WWOD” (What Would Orrin Do?) on someone’s bumper…. When I saw that one, I knew I was in for a treat. I kind of stood back and observed the tailgating from a very respectable distance. Never knew what they were going to do…flippin’ scary but yet, a very entertaining show to say the least.

    Also,…..and after hearing the speakers pretty much belittle everyone, and referring to America as being fat and lazy, I couldn’t help myself laughing hysterically at the crying, inspirational hugs, and the devouring of these long smorgasbords of greasy treats in some parking lot.

    F@CKIN’-A….sign me up.

  112. TOD permalink
    March 27, 2011 5:51 am

    At the break, we are all going outside for some nice refreshing cool-aid. Sorry, wrong cult.

  113. Speak Your Truth permalink
    March 27, 2011 6:44 am

    Amthrax
    When I hit the post button it didn’t show the moderation info. I thought it didn’t post, so sorry and thx.

  114. Speak Your Truth permalink
    March 27, 2011 6:52 am

    Will
    You are spot on with that, it really is insane the amount of time away from family, I am not sure how to get over that one, the saddeness & regret, it just p*sses me off to the max how many years we spent away for all that time & money to be stolen, it was all for a LIE and the PC, just got richer!
    Your last statement is funny but not really!

  115. Speak Your Truth permalink
    March 27, 2011 6:56 am

    Switch
    the WWOD, that is the most disturbing thing ever, just shows the idol worshiping! I thought there was some ‘buttons’ made that said vote Orrin for President, no -freaking way, like that would ever happen another one of their ‘illusions’!

  116. Speak Your Truth permalink
    March 27, 2011 6:59 am

    TOD I am going to post a few more quotes from the RAVEN~’Jim Jones’ book, holy sheet, I am not kidding you need to read this book! In comparison, you would freak the hell out! Doesn’t K00l~aid have fruit in it, I was always told that, LOL!

  117. Speak Your Truth permalink
    March 27, 2011 7:26 am

    Amthrax there might be some duplicates, I went off memory, Sorry bout the “Duplication”, guess I haven’t got out of that “habit” yet! It takes a while to flush this crap (deprogramed), that may seem funny, but true!
    I don’t speak like this to others or I try not to in daily life. It really takes ‘effort’, it took a while to not think about contacting a stranger as I run into them on a daily basis, I would catch myself thinking that for a long time. So it really isn’t a joke on the indoctrination, and that is why I speak out.But with some hope and prayer, someone will see the light so to speak and wake up to what is being done to them. This is Undue influence! Your brain goes on auto-pilot, with the repetitious garbage!
    Most of the quotes came from other authors, etc. and I believe most have merit but I can hardly gut them now, just from the experience that I had and how they USE them to indoctinate and apply them to their benefit.
    So for the Readers, IT IS INDOCTRINATION, that is my strongest message!

  118. Speak Your Truth permalink
    March 27, 2011 8:05 am

    Vogel
    I have to say You and Lazyman are way more educated on MV than we are or I would say 99% of all others.Kudos to you both for what you do by sharing that with others. What we did with MV was so short lived because they had conquered and divided our teams that we built for years during the registration.It was down right theft and greedy corruption. We were sincerely in shock and outraged, so we only spent a very short time around MV and that was only because we had thousands and thousands of people we felt responsible for, to help. I cannot stress this enough but being out of the indoctrination ‘system’ and not listening to their BS is what finally gets you to the point where you really can see who they are and what they really did and their motives behind it all. At first we thought Dallin was all about the distributors, we then found out different. And what we’ve seen to date is Orrin has slid (the snake he is)into Dallin’s life and now in my opinion Dallin has taken on the same beliefs, he is quoting,& promoting & reading books Orrin promotes (outliers is one), and is turning his buisness in to a copy cat of Amway and Orrin’s practices. There is no way in hell,and with the knowledge we have now would ever build that MLM or any other! The destruction they have caused and the proof of most (95-99%)in MV & Orrin’s system, that will never make more than their expenses is appalling and call us stupid, dumb,and ignorant but we honestly never stopped long enough to see this or study the real numbers. I will say this their was about a 2 1/2 yr time frame where we could with certainty (even though we never had the exact formula) tell others that they would make this much if you built it to let’s say turbo or triple 100, because we could prove it with our income and others on our team. That is when we grew the fastest and were making OFF THE SYSTEM more money than the ‘business.’We believed and helped others get to that so they would make that amount of money. I am so sorry for all of this, it really is heart wrenching and devastating. Obviously knowing what we know now we would have NEVER brought 1 single person into something to hurt them. This is a horrible regret.

  119. March 27, 2011 4:04 pm

    Wow, are you serious??? WWOD??? I haven’t seen that one, but this is crazy!

  120. March 27, 2011 4:05 pm

    Oh, and one more is “Keep on keeping on” They said that a lot at the seminars.

  121. switch permalink
    March 27, 2011 6:22 pm

    “let the system do the work for you.”….ugh, if I had a dollar for everytime he said this….we’d probably all be rich.

    *dry heaving right now* whoelek, whoelk….

  122. Speak Your Truth permalink
    March 27, 2011 7:51 pm

    Switch~ You kill me at least you make it so I can laugh about it!

  123. March 28, 2011 12:45 am

    Your list was sent to moderation for some reason. I just added it without approving your comment. Keep the comments section cleaner.

  124. Speak Your Truth permalink
    March 28, 2011 4:04 pm

    Speak Your Truth permalink
    March 28, 2011 3:55 pm

    Here’s some more for ya!

    We don’t make money until YOU do (Really? liars)

    We aren’t in it for the MONEY( Liars)

    We would never do anything to hurt your business (Liars)

    We won’t be successful, until you get some success (unless you get a special deal)

    We help YOU make money (no you steal it)

    Your upline only has your best interest at heart (more lies)

    They live their lives on Christian Principles (don’t think so)

    Methods are many, Principles are few, Methods change but Principles never do

    Orrin is a numbers guy (he figures what’s best for him)

    Figures never lie, but liars sure do figure; Hmm…..

    Numbers don’t lie (no they don’t)

    Study your numbers (especially your exspenses and tax returns)

    How many powerplayers you got

    You don’t know your own blindspots (that’s for your upline to tell you)

    Face the brutal facts (that’s for everyone else to do)

  125. mark permalink
    March 28, 2011 6:04 pm

    humm have to say i am empressed with the spin on this. Really yes i agree business costs. Any one eals ever own a company? as for how team is precived well take it for what it is. scam no, some kind of cult nah, for every one defentaly not. truth is a varible based on percepetion, perception is based on experence. Often i hear people complain about such things and all i can say is hay this is life. deal with reality. not to say your reality has no presence, just think about things though. honestly it remonds me of women that clame there are no good men left but keep chasing after the shine guys. (go to any club and you will see it.) diffent guys but repeat the same relationships over and over again. As for team well you eather get it or don’t its ok most don’t get art eather but its here weather you understand it or even like it. WE ARE GOING TO A MILLION. ps orrin has no wish to be the leader of the states. as he put it why stand on top to watch it fall apart from the foundation?

  126. I Quit (and glad I did) #2 permalink
    March 28, 2011 7:09 pm

    Going to a Million? That has been the phrase for about 10 years. If the “Team” is doing so well, shouldn’t it be to a million by now?

  127. Speak Your Truth permalink
    March 28, 2011 8:40 pm

    @Mark
    First you might want someone to help you type or spell. It is really hard to know what you are really saying. Scroll up on this thread and read the Commercial Cult and other Cult posts, do you like the spin on that too, recognize anything, thought so. Sorry I don’t hang out in clubs. We are going to a million too!

  128. Dorothy permalink
    March 28, 2011 8:10 pm

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  129. Speak Your Truth permalink
    March 28, 2011 9:19 pm

    I Quit~2
    Yes siree, wonder how many more decades? They will never get there, sorry to be so truthful…. I mean ‘negative’ but you can’t steal, cheat, and lie from people and expect to prosper. The Almighty, will never honor that.

  130. aurora permalink
    March 29, 2011 4:47 am

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  131. switch permalink
    March 29, 2011 7:10 am

    mark-
    There’s been thousands of comments coming forward about what’s happened…. and you still can’t view this in any other perspective but yours’. That is truly sad and a prime example of teamers seeing it ONE way.

    Don’t expect people to be all hush-hush about this when they’ve seen the truth on what’s happened to them. Do YOU really know what’s happened to us?…. I didn’t think so. But you certainly have no problem with telling people how you’ve been impressed with how things have been “spun” here.

    If you expect the people on here to be all quiet about this, you certainly have your hands full.

  132. switch permalink
    March 29, 2011 9:47 am

    “this business isn’t for everyone”
    \
    \
    \
    \
    …….pass the barf bag….again.

  133. TOD permalink
    March 29, 2011 11:15 am

    Forget all of the Team-speak. There are 2 very important points that bottom line the whole Team problem.

    1. It is not your business and you will never have control of your business as part of Team. It is a one man operation. And round table? That table aint round.

    2. If your revenue is less than your expenses after 5 years, then just stop kidding yourself. There is business outside of Team. You have other options and yes, life will go on.

  134. TOD permalink
    March 29, 2011 11:17 am

    and. by the. way MarC

    Your spelling is A-tro-she-us.

  135. Vogel permalink
    March 29, 2011 12:20 pm

    “…truth is a varible based on percepetion…”

    OMG! Is this the kind of crap TEAM reprograms you with after they’ve wiped your brain clean and robbed you of your ability for independent thought?

    1 + 1 = 2

    That is TRUTH. Your “percepetion” (sic) has no impact on it whatsoever. If you had the ability to recognize such basic axioms (like the math above) it’s unlikely you’d be here trying to defend Woodworm’s pyramid scheme/remedial clown academy.

  136. webelieved permalink
    March 29, 2011 7:33 pm

    TOD definitly right it IS NOT YOUR BUSINESS. They can take it whenever they want, they did it to us and others. I believe they also likely put in the contracts “Team can change the contracts whenever they want”, so from what I can gather there is probably no protection for the distributor that does the work. Only protection for the big guys at the top. Of course I cannot say with the utmost certainty because TEAM/Orrin Woodward refuses to give us our contracts!!!!

  137. webelieved permalink
    March 29, 2011 7:44 pm

    Oh yes, Vogel that is the rubbish the Team supreme leaders teaches people to think. The truth is subjective when someone brings up a criticism of the TEAM. Of course if it is an opinion of a leader on the TEAM, than it is the “real truth”. In fact many say “we are leading people to the truth”. No actually you are leading them to get indoctrinated by the Team’s thought reform program, so they cannot think for themselves, just like Mark. Then they cannot see the truth right in front of them. I once thought just like him, until I unplugged from the SYSTEM for awhile. It was then I could see how brainwashed I really was. So sad.

  138. webelieved permalink
    March 29, 2011 7:53 pm

    I used to believe “you get it or you don’t” crap. That just basically is the us vs them mentality that cult leaders teach their followers to invalidate criticism of the group (TEAM). They need people like you Mark, to make their money. They taught you well, I can tell. The comment about women going back to a bad relationship just makes absolutely no sense and is irrelevant to this conversation.

  139. webelieved permalink
    March 29, 2011 7:57 pm

    Speak, I LOVE IT!!!! ALL MY EXPERIENCES TOO!!! Very funny! or not.

  140. webelieved permalink
    March 29, 2011 7:59 pm

    It’s more like LIVING THE NIGHTMARE!!!!

  141. webelieved permalink
    March 29, 2011 8:10 pm

    I would like to add that if Mark had a small business or no business the requirement for conformity in the cult would be small. You see your upline does not care too much about what you do if you have a small influence. But when you get in the higher up of the cult hierarchy, you will be forced to conform, or you will be destroyed. And let me tell you it doesn’t matter if what they want you to do is ethical, christian or not, you will be expected to conform. Period. So someone not involved long, or not deeply in the heirarchy may not recognize this. Also I would bet Mark has not read any information on cults. So to take his advice would be stupidity according to Orrin Woodward himself. I would guess Orrin would want you Mark, to listen to people with experience, which would be the people on this blog. So Mark, how long have you been plugged in to the indoctrination system ????

  142. webelieved permalink
    March 29, 2011 8:13 pm

    Hey Switch, I love your name and your comments, what’s your story???
    P.S. Thanks for all the laughs, keep em coming!!

  143. webelieved permalink
    March 29, 2011 8:14 pm

    Yeah, switch, they taught us that one to challenge the cholerics with the strong personalities. All a game of manipulation and the new guy doesn’t have a clue!!!!

  144. webelieved permalink
    March 29, 2011 8:18 pm

    Speak, I agree the saddness over years of time lost with family is devastating to me too. Years, gone. Lost for a lie. Children that were left to chase a dream that turned into a nightmare.

  145. Vogel permalink
    March 29, 2011 9:43 pm

    Thanks Speak! BTW, I’m sorry that you had to remind me about Outliers. It was a great book by a brilliant writer and it pains me to hear those clueless Monavie predators misquoting and mangling it to suit their purposes. I watched a video of Steve Merrit talking about the book in one of his pitch meetings. It was like a watching a caveman trying to explain calculus. When he described the book, he got both the title (“Outliners”) AND the author’s name (Goodwin instead of Gladwell) wrong. It seemed obvious to me that he hadn’t even read the book, or if he had, he was far too dense to understand even the most basic parts.

    The ONLY reason they talk about Outliers at all is because of the part in the book where Gladwell mentioned that it takes roughly 10,000 hours of intensive practice to become an expert at something (examples Gladwell used included things like being a concert violinist, a pro hockey player, a Bill Gates level software developer, etc.).

    The Monavie retards twist this concept to sell distributors on the idea that they need to of commit 10,000 hours to the business (of buying CDs and seminar tickets and worthless juice). It truly makes me sick.

    Any distributor who squanders away 10,000 hours trying to build a Monavie “business” is a sad case indeed. Just think of all the productive things they could have done with that time (like becomeing a concert violinist or a pro level athlete or world class software innovator)

    Steve Merrit and Dallin Larceny deserve to be beat over the head with Outliers. Seriously.

  146. Vogel permalink
    March 29, 2011 9:52 pm

    Techinically, those deductions would only apply if (a) the business was more than just a hobby business and (b) if the events provide legitimate training. Both of those conditions would be strained in Monavie’s case.

    Most distributors fail to earn significant revenue, some year after year. When there is no legitimate expectation of profit, then the entity qualifies as nothing more than a hobby business, and deductions would not be allowable in that case.

    Using the term “sales training” to describe what the pins provide is laughable. If anything, a distributor’s business will be even less profitable as a result.

    Like I said before, it sickens me to think that taxpayers subsidize the evil $hit that guys like Orrin Woodwart, Brig Hartless, and Dallin Larceny are perpetrating.

  147. Speak Your Truth permalink
    March 29, 2011 11:40 pm

    Vogel
    I lmao, at the Steve Merrit, mess up! You just make me smile! And yes the 10,000!It is plenty of time to get brainwashed!
    There is another really disturbing remark I heard from Dallin, he said, this may not be exact quote but almost; His good friend, Orrin Woodward reminded him that the book of Acts, should be the book of Action! Unbelievable!

  148. Speak Your Truth permalink
    March 29, 2011 11:46 pm

    Here’s a few more for the brain flushing!
    Building out of town
    Prospect questions: Is this Amway? Teamers answer: What do you know about Amway?
    Grace over Law
    Be a tight-team
    Get together and make it like a family (cult tactic)
    Know what you believe & why your believe
    Have a game plan
    Goals~Need to be written down
    Dream Boards
    Measurable
    Inspire or Expire
    We are changing the culture
    This isn’t a little business on the side
    HOW MUCH MONEY YOU MAKIN?
    Get er’ done

  149. Dorothy permalink
    March 29, 2011 11:12 pm

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  150. aurora permalink
    March 30, 2011 4:29 am

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  151. March 30, 2011 5:45 am

    TOD…. BOOM…Right out of the ballpark! The biggest lie is that it’s your own “business” . It can be ruined from the bottom with people in your “team” doing whatever they want….and ruined from the top by the “leaders” making decisions that effect your “business”. Just ask webelieved……

  152. Speak Your Truth permalink
    March 30, 2011 6:36 am

    aurora
    They prey on the vunerable and are dang desperate, it really is sad.

  153. TOD permalink
    March 30, 2011 7:03 am

    And when I say that there is other business out there, I am not talking about other MLM’s. Don’t ever forget that we live in America and opportunity is abundant. I am not even saying that all MLM’s are bad, but don’t let anyone tell you that if you quit Team or any other MLM then you are a loser or a quitter. Realize that the vast majority of people in Team have a negative cash flow month after month. At some point, a profit has to be made or you are in an expensive social group and have a very expensive hobby.

    Don’t you DARE buy into the hype that it is Team or nothing. Team or you are a loser.

    That is criminal.

  154. Speak Your Truth permalink
    March 30, 2011 7:17 am

    TOD
    Couldn’t Agree More!
    #1 IT’S NOT YOUR BUSINESS~ Don’t believe us, figure out your pay ratio compared to your team numbers on system, it worse than Amway’s, that they said was the best business-bar none! Then tell Orrin he ain’t paying you enough, you want to be paid alot more for your effort. You want to take your team to a new system that actually pays or tell him you and all your team had a meeting, are spending way to much on His system, losing your arsses~you and your whole team are going off system for 6 months so you can ‘catch up’~ Or any Decision for Yourself & Team~Let us know how that works for ya!

    #2 Study your tax returns and all your exspenses vs profit (lol)~ let us know how that’s working for ya! Doesn’t matter how long you been in, your exspenses only compound, you will be luck to eek out any profit!

    I estimated(very close) how many Opens, Seminars, & Majors we attended with our years of service under the Dictatorship of Orrin/Team~ Over 800 meetings! That is without any special meetings, house meetings or showing the plan,phone calls, time spent on taxes & paper work, doing tools for our group, traveling, eating out, nota, just the 3 required meetings!~Add that up! And what did we get? Undue Influence, indoctrinated/brainwashed, with a bunch of quotes, our profit-sharing and teams divided, destructed and stolen, countless hours of lost time away from our children, family, and some true friends~cannot be measured! All that money we could have used for our childrens education or just a new pair of shoes, or a vacation, or just money in the bank or created a real business, or just gave away to your charity of choice, not theirs! Undue stress that caused some health issues~there is no price! Told you how to dress, what to say, when to have a date with your spouse, how much time and what you need to listen to (cd’s), read, and attend!
    Then to have it all stolen, slandered and lied to and about? Who wants to sign up for that program?
    Good luck,to anyone who Believes that they will ever make it last or make money with a 95-99% chance of ever making a profit! THINK, STUDY IT! Take your emotions out of it, treat it like a real business and watch every exspense going out vs coming in!

  155. March 30, 2011 8:07 am

    Mark, your toddler is typing on your computer again. During your next brainwashing session maybe your upline could teach you how to spell.

  156. Vogel permalink
    March 30, 2011 8:17 am

    Here’s the video I was talking about. Gawd, Merritt is such a moron!

  157. Obstacalez permalink
    March 30, 2011 8:19 am

    I think I have a copy of the contract…

  158. Obstacalez permalink
    March 30, 2011 8:22 am

    Have to agree with TOD on that one! I made significant money, actually had profits after expenses, but there are definitely other great ways to make money. There are ton’s of “b” type businesses to build, especially with the internet, and no leaving your family for ridiculous hours to make it happen.

  159. Speak Your Truth permalink
    March 30, 2011 8:29 am

    Obstacalez
    You got to be sheeting me, send it to Amthrax to have it posted, we would love to know how they really screwed us and what they really owe us! After they stole our profit-sharing!

  160. aurora permalink
    March 30, 2011 8:37 am

    TOD;

    Exactly! Like the world was totally forlorn and unable to feed itself until mlm cults burst on the scene in the 60’s.

    Pompous bastards!

  161. webelieved permalink
    March 30, 2011 8:53 am

    Obstacelez, could you ellaborate on some things that you have found to do online? Or email Amthrax. He can get it to me. I’m in the looking zone, for a real business that I can really stay home and do. LOL.

  162. aurora permalink
    March 30, 2011 8:55 am

    10,000 hours, huh? That will be the new ‘never quit’ doctirne spouted from stage. They will act like they freakin’ invented it.

    Meanwhile, any thinking person will ask himself, “Really? 10,000 hours? Will I need to work this 10,000 hours to be an expert at it? Holy smokes, Batman, sounds like a lot of hours to me. Just like my J.O.B.”

    Folks, 10,000 hrs. at 40/hrs./wk. = 2,000 yr. (figuring in a 2 week vacation) X 5 years = 10,000. Sounds good so far, right? But wait, weren’t you told you could do this in your ‘spare’ time – 10-12 hrs. /wk.?

    At that rate it will take you (let’s go with 10/hrs.wk.) X 50 wks. = 500 hrs./yr. = 20 years. Kinda shoots the 2-5 years to walk the beaches of the world all to hell, don’t it?

    I personally know ibos who have been builing this for 20+ years and they are nowhere!!! It has just become their personal country club, expensive and just about useless.

    To which the typical amtwit will counter with, “Well, they just ain’t building it right. They must be losers or something.”

    There’s always a reason it is the the fault of the ibo, never the mlm cult.

    IBOs, here’s your sign. Step away from the jamba juice and take a critical look at what you are pouring you lives and money into. Can you afford the risk?

  163. webelieved permalink
    March 30, 2011 9:01 am

    Holy Crap, I want to see the contract. Please post asap. I would love to know how they legally and I use the word loosely, stole all of our hard work and gave it to someone else. They at least could be lible for false advertising. Not holding to verbal agreements for sure, and I am sure we could find thousands of witness for that one, as they are still promoting their so called, B type business. Can’t wait to see it. 🙂

  164. webelieved permalink
    March 30, 2011 9:09 am

    Speak- you are bringing back bad memories. WOW do we have a lot in common. It disturbs me. All that time. Never told anyone, that I hardly had time to go to the bathroom, much less time for my friends and family. We ate out all the time, no meals at home as a family. Kids from one babysitter to the next. Always on the phone. Sometimes $600 dollar phone bills! Never mentally there when we were with our kids. I know every leaders’ kids and family are suffering from building this so called bussiness. It is very telling, when people go off system, they quit. Because obviously they are no longer brainwashed, and are unwilling to give up their life, for this lie! Thank God we are out.

  165. Speak Your Truth permalink
    March 30, 2011 9:10 am

    Aurora
    Great Post! Now that is some Brutal Reality! And there are no 2 week vacations, just a bunch of false and empty promises and lies that you OWN your own business and you are going to be a millionaire!

  166. webelieved permalink
    March 30, 2011 9:14 am

    We were power players for years. That is the only way to make a profit in TEAM. Your sacrifices will be the same. You will sacrifice your family, the ones you think you are helping, for your dream. A dream that you most likely will not get, and if you do make a profit, ever, it will take years.

  167. webelieved permalink
    March 30, 2011 9:23 am

    Aurora, sounds about right. Crazy. I know it took years to make a profit and we were considered fast. I also know the 10,000 hours is definitly used on the team, I have heard Orrin say it. It is how they trap you , because you keep spending your money, because you think you haven’t put in enough time, or effort. Just ignore the business model itself is flawed by the cost of the tools alone. The real fact is you do not need a 10,000 hour education/effort to learn how to sell anything for a profit, if it is competitive and useful in the market place. This is a ploy for the TEAM to make money selling their own tools, and keep people trapped. PERIOD.

  168. Speak Your Truth permalink
    March 30, 2011 9:24 am

    Vogel
    Thx
    Oh how boring! Wonder how many got in that day, lol!
    Seriously, it takes 10,000 hours to become an expert at ‘juice selling’ that is flipping laughable!

  169. Speak Your Truth permalink
    March 30, 2011 9:31 am

    webelieved
    I know right, sorry bout the bad memories, thank God we are free and now can create real ones, that are positive!

  170. webelieved permalink
    March 30, 2011 9:49 am

    I believe most people have no idea the amount of sacrifice and time it will take to build the TEAM business. Our kids would have been happier if we went to a J.O.B. during the day and been home and available mentally for them at night and on the weekends. Or we could have built a real business they could inherit……………NEVER DID WE DREAM WE WOULD BECOME CON ARTISTS SPREADING ORRIN AND THE POLICY COUNCILS’ LIES!!!!!

  171. March 30, 2011 12:57 pm

    the latest goodie from the great deceiver and spinster himself…………..

    “People who lack character, lack results, but they refuse to learn, so they blame others, proving further their lack of character.”

    Are you saying then that your entire downline (thousands of distributors that are being scammed) lacks character because they lack results in your business?

    Think before you write Mr. Guru man!!!!!

  172. March 30, 2011 1:08 pm

    unfotunately they all think and act…..and write alike.

  173. March 30, 2011 1:11 pm

    The famous “Get-er-done”

    heh

    More like Woodward saying to his pc members “Boys, get-em-broke”

    ……….

  174. March 30, 2011 1:12 pm

    You got me curious, Ostraclez, what’s your story, what’s the contract, and what made you wake up?

  175. switch permalink
    March 30, 2011 2:25 pm

    Let me know when Orrin’s results are of the caliber of our results of which are my kids telling me they love me everyday and am the best father they could possibly ask for.

    Until then, good luck.

  176. Vogel permalink
    March 30, 2011 3:27 pm

    You nailed it Aurora! The 10,000-hour commitment is equivalent to a full time job for 5 years or a part-time job for a lot longer than that. Not to mention that even after investing 10,000 hours there is little likelihood of acquiring expertise in anything (except failure in most cases).

    Ultimately the 5 year plan is not about developing expertise (after all, how many ways are there to sell fruit punch?); it is about developing a downline, and a downline is fleeting and unstable — it cannot be guaranteed to last.

    Spend 10,000 hours in college or learning a trade and you’ll walk out with a pretty good likelihood of snagging a 100K+ job.

    You know what you call someone who invests 10,000 hours of time in one specialized area of endeavor? DOCTOR!!!

  177. Vogel permalink
    March 30, 2011 3:40 pm

    That’s what I like to hear! It’s so refreshing. Seems that the Monavie folks never focus on these fundamental things that go towards making a happy and fulfilling life. It’s all about money, material possessions, one-upmanship, covetousness, mocking education, and sneering denunciation of the ‘non-believers’ outside the organization (e.g. “sad, visionless, poor, fat, lazy, cheeseburger-eating, 9-to-5 losers”).

  178. TOD permalink
    March 30, 2011 6:17 pm

    revenue – expenses = profit/loss

    character does not have a damn thing to do with this. judge not, my brother.

  179. Obstacalez permalink
    March 30, 2011 6:20 pm

    When you sit across the table from THE leader, and he bold-faced lies to you, and you catch him on it, thats a clue to be done. Even if the truth had sucked, I would have taken that over lies… by that time, it was too late, myself and my team were walking anyway. Too many lies coupled with too many folks losing $ each month made me call it, and move on. I was actually doing fine in the biz, making profit, but could not stomach what my folks were doing, and losing each month, and the lies solidified it all. I have pages of lies that were said, not too mention ginormous mispromotions of events by sayings like, ” there is something huge happening at this event, you cant miss it”, and then nothing happening. As for the contract, I do not, I repeat, do not want to get anyone too excoted, but I have been going through my paperwork as I am cleaning out my desk, and found some documents that my upline accidentaly faxed to me since we could not meet together to sign them, so I have a copy of stuff, but it may not be what you want. If I can get it in a digital form, I will get it to Amthrax

  180. Speak Your Truth permalink
    March 30, 2011 6:22 pm

    Will
    You know the thing that is the most disturbing is Orrin himself acts like he is above reproach and he is the only one with character. He did not by a long shot get the ‘results’ he is so arrogant about. That was off the backs of thousands and thousands of those same people that he accuses of not having character because they don’t have the results. This turns my stomach. If he was the self proclaimed man of character, genius and guru he says he is then he wouldn’t be such a hypocrite. He blames everyone else:reminder the Amway/Quixtar smear campaign, all the name calling to attack others character he does to those very leaders that built the teams for decades collectively that he claims is His results, it is discusting. I know no one else we have spent that much time around (and never will again) that is so twisted, arrogant, and narcissistic as Orrin and the Policy Counsel. Nothing changes with them and the only way I think they will come down off their high horse is for the Almighty to break them to pieces. For a starter, might see them slowly become humbled when they would be to force them to wear the nice orange jumpsuits provided by the federal and state, tell them when they can go to the bathroom, how to spend their time like what time they can eat & sleep and see sunlight! Then maybe, just maybe over many decades they would begin to experience what they expect of others. Then we would see how refined their character or lack there of, their results are all though, I think it was Ry Ry or Rykel who said he would sponsor the warden. Well, I would like to see them try! We would give them the rest of their lives to try! Who would they blame then?

  181. Speak Your Truth permalink
    March 30, 2011 8:00 pm

    Obstacalez
    Thanks for having the integrity and character to walk away from the lies to show your team although it sounds like they were figuring it out too. We stood up and confronted their lack of character and integrity when they thought it was their right to control and rank themselves during the registration process; theft and threats happened to our friends and team mates that they destructed and destroyed. It is folks like you that I have the most respect for. Also thanks for the courage to speak out and share with us what documents you may have.

  182. Speak Your Truth permalink
    March 30, 2011 8:13 pm

    Amen!

  183. Speak Your Truth permalink
    March 30, 2011 8:29 pm

    Hows this one grap ya!

    “Happy wife, Happy life!”

    Remember that one?

  184. webelieved permalink
    March 30, 2011 9:57 pm

    Obstacalez,
    I appreciate your honesty and choice to do the right thing. I am sure your team appreciates your choice to leave TEAM as well. As hard as it is, it does set others free when we tell the truth. I would love to hear the lies THE leader told you. He lied to us as well. Amazing, talk about integrity and God and then lie! I guess whatever it takes to keep your money hey? Wonder how many lies we have been told??

  185. March 30, 2011 11:42 pm

    Some more Crappy/Creepy stuff. How I wish, I had’nt thrown away all of the “awesome notes”.

    ATTACKING MEDIA CRAP
    There is no PV in TV
    Google is a search engine not a research engine.
    There is a never a statue built for critics

    FANCY STATEMENTS TO PROMOTE BUSINESS
    S- curve
    Prosumer
    Private Franchising
    High tech, High touch business
    The business is like laying a toll booth online and collecting toll on every transaction.

    PUMPING UP CRAP
    “Do you Believe?”
    “Are you Excited…Are you Really really excited?”
    We believe in you.
    Proud of you
    AWESOME
    At the end of function: We love you. We believe in you. Come join us guys

    CRAPPY STATEMENTS ABOUT WOMEN
    Amway submissive wife: I dont want to be the head. I would rather be the neck that turns the head.
    Ladies Dress code- High above, Low below
    Women are emotional creatures, short term thinkers.

    ACRONYMS
    System = Save Yourself Time, Energy and Money
    Team= Together Everybody Achieves More

    PUTTING DOWN JOB CRAP
    According to socialsecurity.gov 95% are dead or broke by the age 65
    2-5 years or 45 years? You Choose
    9 to 5 till 65

    PRODUCT CRAP
    We buy PV and products come for free
    Double the dose of Double X
    100% product use. If you are 99% loyal, it means that you are 100% disloyal
    You think Nutrilite is expensive. Wait till you get to know how expensive chemotherapy is.

    PMA CRAP
    Man makes the dream and the dream makes the man
    Man without vision shall perish
    Power of Spoken Word
    Get it done
    953BIB
    Fake it till you make it
    Character is built in the valleys
    If one Person can do it, then anybody can do it.
    It is the right time to build the business

    ATTITUDE CRAP
    Keep the “BUT” where it belongs
    Pay the full price
    No back doors
    Do you see the moon from your bedroom window? Or from your car or aeroplane window?

    LIFESTYLE CRAP
    Young,Wealthy and free
    Amway diamond lifestyle: 6 saturdays and 1 sunday

    UPLINE CRAP
    Check upline before doing anything for the first time
    Plugged into your upline’s goals.

    Miscellaneous CRAP
    Can you find 6 people who want to make money?
    If we have to go back and do it, we would do it all over again.
    Empowering people
    Look for upwardly mobile, young ambitious people.
    We dont make money if you come to this function.
    Insanity is doing the same thing and expecting different results.
    Nobody has ever died due to lack of sleep
    Submission = Submitting to a mission.
    Driving the miles, Flying the miles
    Inner Circle
    Truth will set you free
    Serving the team
    Done deal. You can take it to the bank
    What is the conversation between you and your spouse behind closed doors?
    I is Rich is better than I am poor
    Who is your reference point?

    Amway IBO’s prayer/Power of spoken word: “Young, ambitious, upwardly mobile, double income no kids couples and singles are getting in my business. Phenomenal growth is happening in width and depth. God please speak through me and help me have the right words out of my mouth to impact people.”

  186. March 31, 2011 5:53 am

    Gotta say…..That one IS true! LOL.

  187. I Quit (and glad I did) #2 permalink
    March 31, 2011 7:26 am

    To all of my fellow bloggers:

    I want to tell you all that I am so sorry for all your pain. I read all the blogs and it brings back all kinds of memories that are really very unpleasant. We knew that something was wrong at the second funtion we went to after the move to Monavie. We really were questioning behavior and statements from the “leaders”, Orrin, Chris, Tim and George. We struggled somewhat when discussing to “quit” or not. The struggle was due to the 10 years we were in, all the miles, all the money spent on tools, funcions, eating out, all the sleepless nights, and most of all, the time away from our kids! We also would be walking away from our profit sharing with Team. In the end, we didn’t want to be associated with manipulators and liars.

    The good news is that when we let go, our life was so much better! It was like getting rid of toxins in your body! We were debt free and we could be free to do what WE wanted to do. We actually had so much more money after we quit, it was weird! We know now that God was doing everything except knocking us over the head, to show us that this “business” was wrong.

    It took awhile for us to stop beating ourselves up over all the wasted time away from kids, family and friends and for all the money flushed down the toliet. One day we sat and talked with our kids about the entire experience and they were the ones that helped us feel better about the entire thing. They were happy we tried and that they had the example of giving something our all. They are great kids and our relationship with them is solid and strong. Praise the Lord!!

    I do have to admit that we are greatful for portions of the business. We were directed to read some great books that helped us make our marriage better and stronger, made our relationship with our kids stronger, increased our faith, and overall better people in society. I believe everything happens for a reason and that God brought us to the “business” to be able to do the above.

    I will be forever sorry that we brought people into this thing, and I ask God daily to direct those people to him and away from this “cult”.

    To the people on this blog that are still with Team. Please read all the entries on this blog to learn from all of our mistakes. There are too many of us that have the same stories and experiences.

    Aren’t you wondering why some of the biggest leaders left? What about the fact that Pastor Dickie left as well as his kids that were involved in the behind the scenes of running Team? When we read about some of the big name leaders leaving it made us question the lack of integrity of the Team. But, when Pastor and his kids left, and the fact that Orrin no longer belongs to his church, it solidified it for us! Pastor and Orrin were very close for many years, so it is obvious to us that there is unethical behavior happening. Please beware!

  188. switch permalink
    March 31, 2011 9:31 am

    Pretty much V.

    I’d like to see him or one of his “gems” tell my kids that their father lacks character and has no results in life. Afterall,…that’s how they come across on their amateur blogs.

    Maybe they should teach the definition of “social retardation” in one of their “inspirational”, leadership guru parties? Just a thought.

  189. Speak Your Truth permalink
    March 31, 2011 11:59 am

    Switch you are on a roll, I am busting a gut! I agree with you on your kids statement!

  190. Speak Your Truth permalink
    March 31, 2011 12:19 pm

    exeagle
    like the way you list out the loaded language

  191. Speak Your Truth permalink
    March 31, 2011 12:26 pm

    I Quit#2
    Thanks for sharing and I agree, your last paragraph should be a no-brainer for those even 1 seminar when Pastor Dickie was there and then him and all of his family leaves? Amazing I would think their phones would be ringing off the hook!

  192. webelieved permalink
    March 31, 2011 2:54 pm

    Add to the list

    1.Define 2.Learn 3. Do …… not like rest of the world does 1. Learn 2.Do 3. That will Define your (supposedly crappy) life.

    Speak it into existence……..” TEAM keeps their PROMISES. TEAM keeps their PROMISES. TEAM keeps their PROMISES. TEAM keeps their PROMISES. TEAM keeps their PROMISES”. ……NO THEY DON’T!!………DARN, IT DIDN’T WORK!!!!!!!!

  193. Major Dave Stoner permalink
    March 31, 2011 4:16 pm

    Mine said “Truly blessed and highly favored”. Friggin lame with that smug smile.

  194. TOD permalink
    March 31, 2011 4:34 pm

    SYT-
    That is exactly the problem. No one thinks for themselves. You summed up this entire post with that last comment.

    “If it’s original, it’s wrong.”

    “Discretion is the enemy of duplication.”

    Wait, hold on…. my lunch is coming back up…

  195. Major Dave Stoner permalink
    March 31, 2011 4:44 pm

    I will die a happy man if I never hear these words/phrases again:
    1. Fired UP!!!!
    2. Phenomonal
    3. Fruit on the tree
    4. Nuggets
    5. You have the cookie
    6. TEAM RESULTS-In the Hunt(was Defend the Shield, til John Morgan left)
    7. Going for a Rooster(after an open or seminar drinkin coffee til 3am. A George Gizzardo thing.)
    8. A naked hermit could this business!!
    All in all this business/cult was just a bad dream to me. I hope there are enough people smart enough to see this is a scam and tell the person prospecting them to kiss off. I was in there when it was Team of Destiny when we were in cahootz with Quixtar(Amway) then for a short time with Mona Vie. I might have left out some of the Team lingo. I dont care. My real name is Tim Olson and I figure its time to tell you all who I am. I will still go under Major Dave Stoner. Peace sells…But who’s buying?

  196. Speak Your Truth permalink
    March 31, 2011 5:59 pm

    TOD
    Thanks a bunch for the laughs!

  197. Speak Your Truth permalink
    March 31, 2011 6:05 pm

    Dave Stoner
    I hear you, the ‘naked hermit’ how could I forget, I think he might have been talking about himself. LOL
    Defend the Shield was the only decent one!
    Sorry bout your experience.

  198. Speak Your Truth permalink
    March 31, 2011 6:07 pm

    Punisher
    That’s my favorite! lol

  199. Speak Your Truth permalink
    March 31, 2011 7:26 pm

    Mark says:”ps orrin has no wish to be the leader of the states. as he put it why stand on top to watch it fall apart from the foundation?”

    Sorry to rain on your parade but the man you worship (idol) is a mis-leader and where is he standing? Because that is exactly what is happening to what he claims is his business foundation (he likes to take the credit for all the work)~it is a self-fulling prophecy that he is watching right before his own eyes. He is on a sinking ship and you are going down with them. Take a look at your business. I can tell you when 2-3 people out of over 1300 (and not even weekly or consistantly) are making a pittance, then what do you think is in it for you? What are your odds of ever even breaking even? You really should take those blinders off and See for yourself. Tell us what or how many in your buisness if any are making anything. Truth as Vogel points out is absolute. Give your head a shake, think for yourself. I am not trying to be mean just truthful to save you years of losses and not just that almighty dollar your chasing, you will lose far more valuable things that you will have to live with. You know Chris Brady says no regrets. NOT TRUE read the posts!

  200. Speak Your Truth permalink
    March 31, 2011 7:53 pm

    God honors commitment
    Exponential Growth
    When the rubber meets the road
    The Power of full engagement
    If your too big to follow, your too small to lead
    Smart work combined with hard work, over time, is what produces results
    Results, Results, Results
    Change someone’s lifestyle in a significant way, and you’ve got a loyal member of your community
    Live up to your potential
    It’s a chance at ownership, at freedom, at financial independence.
    Building communities of people who tapped into the explosive power of the Internet, and developing the leadership abilities necessary to do it was our hedgehog concept.
    Hedgehog concept
    We are taught to go to school, get good grades and get a good job
    The Dash

  201. Speak Your Truth permalink
    March 31, 2011 9:42 pm

    http://www.livesturnedupsidedown.blogspot.com/
    Check this out. I am sure no one will be suprised but it is a perfect example of their standard defense.

  202. Speak Your Truth permalink
    March 31, 2011 9:45 pm

    Suprise, there is a link to Orrin’s site which is how he always does. He asks all others to link to him so he can rank his sites. I thought they were done talking about Quixtar? Even though it has to do with the Forbes Art.

  203. dmricha permalink
    April 1, 2011 2:42 am

    Here are a few that I remember

    God is in that bottle
    Shark fishing
    Triple Power Player
    God, Family, TEAM
    All a woman really wants is to be love but men need respect
    Lung busters
    They aren’t lucky they just did more work than you
    You can tell the growth of your business by the size of your tool trunk
    We’re washing your brain clean of all the negative thinking
    TV is destroying families
    System is optional but so is success
    If it wasn’t for system I doubt we’d still be married
    TEAM and Monavie go together like peanut butter and chocolate
    We’re not a TEAM we’re a family
    The major function changed my life
    Ladies put your marriage first
    You don’t really understand a cd until you’ve listened to it at least 5 times
    Your current attitude is the reason why you’re in the situation you’re in now
    Your finances won’t change until you do
    Every Tuesday at 8pm is reserved
    Never ever question your upline
    Don’t blame the system for your failure
    You don’t need a college education to succeed
    I like to play the what if game
    What do you have to lose
    Changing lives one cd at a time

  204. webelieved permalink
    April 1, 2011 5:25 am

    Thanks for sharing dmricha. Reading all the comments is really disturbing! The use of manipulation and guilt trips are unreal!

  205. TOD permalink
    April 1, 2011 5:30 am

    dmricha-
    You nailed it on a different comment you made. According to Kiyosaki, a ‘b’ type business owner owns a system. Being a part of Team means that you are basically a rep for the Team system. That is one of the main points that I try to get across on this blog. The other, of course, is that at some point a business has to operate with a profit and 99% of Team-sters never have a positive cash flow. Again, I just feel that it is criminal to keep selling people on freedom when mere profitability is so rare on Team.

  206. Speak Your Truth permalink
    April 2, 2011 2:49 pm

    “A man convinced against his will is of the same opinion still!”

    This one just stumps me; when the defenders slither in and out like they are afraid their upline is going to catch them reading or writing on here and don’t bother to come back, and then others keep coming back to try and ‘convince’ us to change our minds or at least not be so disturbed about our experiences then try and change our believes on our experiences?
    These people are way too confident!
    The real question is WHY would they even waist their time or want to try and ‘convince’ us? Reputation hmm……..they really aren’t about that.. Are they?
    This is absolutely histerical to me! They can’t possibly believe in the above statement, which by the way came from Les Brown~way back in the Amway days.

    Here is another Les Brown~”If you fall down, make sure it is on your back because if you can look up, you can get up!”

    Not that I have anything against motivational speakers, Les Brown was one of the best, in my opinion. It’s great for entertainment and a temporary fix but it does not last. Ever wonder why your “fired-up, then depressed, then fired-up then depressed building the business?”

    First off because the business is flawed and you have to expend every ounce of energy just to try and put people in faster than they quit!~
    Next they make it more complex than it really is so they always leave you hanging, thinking you haven’t learned that last little secret to make your business explode! They will lead you to believe that last little secret is at the next seminar or major til eternity, if you let them.
    Then you realize you ain’t makin a dime and spending your bill money? And you keep wondering when that ‘one guy’ you know that has a names list of 1000 people will show up? That can be discouraging, can’t it?

    Seriously, how much training and secrets DO YOU NEED to sell juice?
    Oh you say you aren’t in the juice selling business, you are in the leadership developement business, ok go read the FTC guide lines and get yourself up to speed on the pyramid laws, that could be some good leadership education that you might want to pass downline, just a suggestion. Your business future; ‘dreams’, could depend on it! But I’m confused, I thought I was only going to get paid off my juice? Ask your upline about the “system money” and I’ll pray you get an honest answer!

    Lastly, if you have to force motivation on yourself with 3-4 cds daily and 4 books per month, to keep you in the know, and to keep yourself motivated then just maybe you are trying to hard to motivate yourself for something you truly do not desire?

    Oh yea, I hear ya, there is ‘how to cd’s’ and it takes a life time to learn basic leadership principles to sell juice. Do you find that funny? Well, let me give you a clue~ BE HONEST & NICE TO PEOPLE, and stay Within the LAW, you’ll sell way more juice (well, with a whole lot of luck at the price) but it will be way better than a thousands cd’s, books, & meetings would ever teach you and a whole lot cheaper.
    I know it is genius! I can’t believe it is seems so complex, but I know you can do it!

    You’d be surprised at how much more money we have now that we aren’t paying out the nose for motivation & those “secret” techniques, and we actually have time to do what we love you do, it really is amazing! You really ought to try it for 6 months to a year!

    I find it histerical now I really don’t need 3-4 cds per day to spend time with my family or anything else I truly desire, the motivation comes naturally! Funny how that works and is WAY cheeper too!

  207. webelieved permalink
    April 2, 2011 4:15 pm

    Speak, awesome post! It is so true, you don’t need a secret to sell juice. You don’t need character training, unless you are really off the deep end of the spectrum. This is a BIG LIE so you keep buying into the idea that your not good enough so you buy more TEAM tools!!!!!
    Funny, the best thing I learned was from the book, How I raised myself from failure to Success in Selling….. Yep a $13 dollar book, I only needed to buy once! I bought into the lie, I needed to go to the next thing, for years so that I might find out the one secret I must be missing. The secret is you need to give up your life for years to build the TEAM, because it will not sustain itself. Also your upline can wreck it anyday and you don’t own it, Orrin does. That is the secret. They can take it all whenever they want! Listen to 4 cd’s a day to brainwash yourself to not look at the facts of your loss of time and money. It takes years to build Team and only a handful out of thousands, make a profit after expenses. Yep that is the secret. It is a big gamble and then it can be taken. Who in their right mind would spend their time and money knowing that? Oh that’s right we didn’t know all that!!! We were lied to for years!

  208. webelieved permalink
    April 2, 2011 4:29 pm

    “People who lack character, lack results, but they refuse to learn, so they blame others, proving further their lack of character.”- Orrin Woodward

    At http://www.howcultswork.com it explains
    as a KEY POINT under mind control/fear and intimidation

    — “CHARACTER ASSASINATION IS A SURE SIGN OF A CULT.”

    I find this very funny and not suprising. No people here didn’t lack in results. However, you and your minions Mr Guru man, seem to lack in the character department !!!

  209. webelieved permalink
    April 2, 2011 4:38 pm

    Good for you and your kids Switch!!! All our kids want is our time. All the money in the world doesn’t matter if we don’t have time for them. It doesn’t matter if we think we are making a difference in others lives if we don’t make a difference in our kids lives. I know some friends of some big leaders that told me these “leaders” are never with their kids without being on the phone, running here and there. They are always busy…. mentally not there when they are physically there. I hope others take head, I learned this lesson the hard way 😦

  210. Speak Your Truth permalink
    April 2, 2011 6:34 pm

    I love the defense of the cult (from those in the cult) like Mark & Ry-Ry, “cult nah” (that as got to be the most hilarious defense I have ever heard!) or “Amthrax site is a cult” “everythings a cult.” Don’t cha just wish the Cult Experts would read this and send a post into Amthrax! I am sorry, I cannot stop laughing!!!
    I think I’m going to break into spontaneous knee slapping! 🙂 🙂
    Couldn’t you just see them answers given to a Cult Expert Witness, in a court of law! I really don’t think they could take that kind of humor, how would they keep a straight face?!
    Maybe we should explain to them it is DESTRUCTIVE, do you think they would get it?

  211. Speak Your Truth permalink
    April 2, 2011 8:03 pm

    Shoot webelieved I wish you would have been my upline, you mean we would only have had to buy that one book for 13 dollars? We bought tons of those and hundreds of others and sometimes we even gave them away and other times people wouldn’t pay! I bet this only happened to us?

    You have it right the secret really is you give up your entire self & life for false hope and the lie that ‘you are your own boss’ and ‘own your own business,’ ‘everyone of your dreams will come true, are all just a ploy to donate Your time and Money to your upline!
    For very few (5or 6) in the last decade and 1/2 to make significant $, and in that process you are required to sell your soul or walk away! I am glad we all walked or for most ran!
    The betrayal and lies are inconceivable!

  212. TOD permalink
    April 3, 2011 5:24 am

    So, when is Team going to be done with MV? I put the over/under at 2 years, and I am taking the under. Then what? A leadership business? Then what?

    BTW, how many of you Team followers get to make that decision with ‘your business’? I will help you…

    ZERO.

  213. aurora permalink
    April 3, 2011 5:07 am

    This commenter requested that her comments be removed from this site.

  214. Speak Your Truth permalink
    April 3, 2011 8:09 am

    aurora
    I love your truthful humor!

  215. Speak Your Truth permalink
    April 3, 2011 8:16 am

    TOD
    I like the way the FTC is cracking down on the scams.
    I love what Rocket said they know they are skirting the pyramid laws and judging by all things and the laws of nature, it sure has a way of coming back around!
    The Team hides behind the MLM but all the while nothing but money changing hands right up to the PC’s pockets, it is so obvious with the no-end users!
    So I just wonder how long too, before the laws of nature kick in!
    We will all get together and have a Seminar Celebration 🙂 and help those poor broke souls who haven’t realized yet they have been conned!

  216. aurora permalink
    April 4, 2011 5:43 am

    This commenter requested that her comments be removed from this site.

  217. Speak Your Truth permalink
    April 4, 2011 7:16 am

    aurora
    Great points! The ‘recession proof business’ forgot about that worn out, untrue statement! I think you nailed that one! Who is going to spend $500 per month on product & ‘system?'(indoctrination). I would think this would be a no brainer but we know they aren’t allowed to think for themselves, so they would have to check up line whether they should buy groceries or cds, books, & functions hmm…. that would be a tough decision, hope their upline is a good life-coach and has the right answer for them! Who knows maybe those function tickets are like scratch and sniff, appetite curbing and wala you are no longer hungry since they are always on the ‘cutting edge’and ‘world class’……

    To add insult to injury they have some people on double system! A family just came to mind; they have a mentally challenged child who lives at home whom is over 18 and they have 2 full systems counts for that one family!!! This family will never build the buisness and they know it, they are there to belong and for the social aspect!
    This is criminal to me and is one of the worst injustices, that they would take advantage of anyone like this all so they can add an extra system to their profit-sharing! This is just 1 case, I know of another that the family couldn’t afford their heat and lost their home but never got off system!
    I can’t wait for these people to get what they give out!! Greedy bee as turds!

  218. April 4, 2011 6:00 pm

    Wow, naked hermit, that’s getting to be a lil’ bit scary LOL Especially since Claude Hamilton told me in a small TEAM meeting that it’ll take a bit longer for someone like me (visually and hearing impaired) to get started in the business. How contradictory.

  219. April 4, 2011 6:03 pm

    “Don’t blame the system for your failure.” Hah

    That statement leaves a sore spot with me.

  220. April 4, 2011 6:08 pm

    Here’s one that my upline’s upline always said, and I’m bloody well sick and tired of this saying. He says “I’m sick and tired of being sick and tired.”

    Well, guess what,, buddy…I’m sick and tired of this bloody debt!!!!

  221. Speak Your Truth permalink
    April 4, 2011 6:38 pm

    That’s 2 of us Izzy! I do remember that one!

  222. Speak Your Truth permalink
    April 5, 2011 12:09 pm

    Free-Enterprise, Freedom, Financially Free, Job Free!
    The Team spends A LOT of time repeating and many different ways to get you to believe you will be FREE from all these things! Free from stress, Free from your job & boss, Free to control your time and money, Free to spend as much time with your family & friends as you like, Free from an alarm clock, Free to achieve your dreams…Freedom!
    NOT TRUE, it turns into slavery! The entire time draining you of every last dollar on their ‘training system’!
    It controls all your time 24/7 nonstop thinking, planning, attending all seminars, speaking, listening to cd’s, reading books, making calls, STP, building relationships with team members ONLY, special meetings Volume parties, power player parties until it totally consumes your every waking moment!
    The time we spent on what it takes to build it to a level of ‘retirement’ and cash flow to keep your business building would shock you, then to have it all stolen! It takes years to build a team to the size you will be able to be free from your Job & Boss,(you can’t just build it to your current income) and if you ever fall into the mere 1-5% that ever reaches that, you won’t even be close to being financially free! Not everyone on stage is making that money!
    There is no ‘magic’, there are no ‘secrets’, just a lot of lost time, money, and energy,& friendships~ because you Do Not Own or Control your business, doesn’t matter how many times they repeat their rhetoric. Orrin Woodward owns and controls the Team! Dallin Larsen owns MV! Is there not a voting by peers now for the Team? Ask about it; that means after all your effort for the year or years to come could be taken away with a mere vote? (maybe someone won’t vote because they need a pay raise?) Guess what then all the people you brought in, too bad for you someone else gets paid for them, they are not your team anymore! Orrin dictates whether you get paid and can steal it anytime he chooses, like he did to us and others. They base it on conformity & loyalty!
    The fatal lies that will trap you are “the 2-5 year program” and “you will achieve all your dreams and goals” “you only have one decision to make and that is Never Quit.” By the time you reach the 2-5 yr mark and you still haven’t achieved that level of success or if you have, you cannot stop building, your business does not build on it’s own don’t care how many ‘leaders you have,’ just check the ‘Diamonds schedules! It is called attrition or ‘backwards growth’ be honest with yourself, just check out your own team! You will be TRAPPED by guilt by bringing in others and brainwashed and you will feel like you can’t quit because you have spent WAY TOO MUCH MONEY and feel you need to recoup it!
    Do Not Get Trapped!

  223. April 5, 2011 12:37 pm

    That is so true, I was thinking I was trapped because of the amount of money I put into TEAM, and I was trying desperately to get that money back.

  224. Speak Your Truth permalink
    April 5, 2011 1:29 pm

    “We can evade reality, but we cannot
    evade the consequences of evading reality”
    Ayn Rand

    Love this quote and no it is not used by the Team~go figure!

  225. aurora permalink
    April 5, 2011 1:39 pm

    Dear Speak;

    Excellent response; and, People, he/she has condensed it about as much as is possible. I’ts exhausting just reading what was written, but realize, that’s just the basics. There’s so much more going on to make those things happen.

    The phone time desparately trying to ahold of your prospect, only to realize they gave you the number to J.C. Penney’s instead. arhgg……

    If you do manage to get them on the phone, you have to use all your best skills of pursuasion to actually get them to agree to meet. (crossing your fingers praying they show up)

    You get to the coffee place and wait for an hour. You’re just sure they were caught up in traffic, or their house is on fire, or one of their kids just hacked into the Pentagon, or they are on the Mayan calendar and have a different date marked down, or their Special-ops unit just got called back to Kuait, or today is the day they train Orcas, or what-the-hell-ever. It simply CANNOT be that they know this is a con and they’d rather have a root canal without anesthesia than join amway!!

  226. Speak Your Truth permalink
    April 5, 2011 2:02 pm

    aurora
    Lmao!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  227. Speak Your Truth permalink
    April 5, 2011 4:03 pm

    Cut your loses and run like Hell!

  228. webelieved permalink
    April 5, 2011 8:46 pm

    Aurora! Holy Crap you are FUNNY!!!! I cannot tell you how many times I waited at restaurants for hours waiting for someone to show up!!!! EMBARASSING!!!! This is the best post ever!!!

  229. aurora permalink
    April 6, 2011 8:20 am

    Don’t mean to be insensitive to anyone’s recruiting efforts. I love all your posts. But, for the love of God, the hours wasted waiting for prospects was insane.

    ambots response? Well, go pick them up, you lazy loser! Alrighty then.

    You pull up to their home and as you are parking you glance up and see the curtains move, so you get excited cuz’ now you know they’re home. Hot dang! We got a live one.

    You gather up your STP materials including brief case, yellow pad, and red pen (the weapons of warriors, right?). You get out of the car and try not too look too asonished that 1.) they are actually home, and 2.) they haven’t sic(ed) the dogs on you yet.

    Take a deep breath and straighten your clothes. Gads, I hope my teeth are clean. Why didn’t I check my teeth before getting out of the car?. Oh, well, I’ll just double up on Sweet Shot. Remember that crap? It was a cross between Pine Sol and Red Wine Vinegar.

    Ring doorbell and wait. And wait. And wait. Ring again. You just know you heard muffled voices coming from inside, and dang it, there’s that kid again looking at me thru the window. Oops, someone just yanked him back. Silence.

    Now you hear it. The arguing. The wifey pissed off cuz’ her stud didn’t tell her someone was coming to their home to show them how to become filthy rich. The place is a wreck and she’s been at work all day. Big mistake, Stud. It’s Spagettios for you, Pal.

    And you wait. Now you’re getting a little queazy. You know, that feeling that you’ve just witnessed a stressful intimate moment? Do you ring again? Nah. Call ’em. Tell them you’re here. O.K., Einstein, they got THAT.

    One of two things happens (or used to happen to us). 1.) they never come to the door and you finally slink back to your car. Shit. Again? Now they won’t answer the door, the losers. OR, #2.) Stud comes to the door and opens it a crack and says maybe they really don’t want to see the plan after all. (meanwhile his little kiddies are squeazing between his legs and looking up at you.

    How in the world do you recover? This kind of crap happens a LOT when trying to prospect and build your business.

    I know. You hit every 7-11 on the way home and prospect the clerks. No, don’t prejudge. I realize they rarely have a full set of teeth, and aren’t allowed to use shampoo, but he could be a winner. Can’t wait to see his home.

    And the beat goes on and on and on. And THAT is the ugly reality of trying to build this business. You take so much shit from people, you can’t even remember what pride is anymore.

    Yes, I’m a piss ant and don’t care .

  230. April 6, 2011 10:05 am

    PRE-JUDGE!!! Oh my goodness, I forgot about that!! “Don’t pre-judge!” My upline did tell me one time that she thought about my husband going “into the business” then she thought “Nah, he won’t be interested” then she said she reminded herself not to pre-judge. And there she got me! LOL Anyway she told me what was going through my head when I mentioned one person on my contact list, but I know their personality, and they wouldn’t pay that much for juice.

    Meh. She should know better than going after a welfare recipient.

  231. Speak Your Truth permalink
    April 6, 2011 10:39 am

    Oh boy the stories!
    That would take a whole nother blog post, LOL
    We all could share what it is really like to build for the 2-5 years or more to make less than minimum wage!
    They tell the stories like it’s a badge of honor!
    ‘Payin the price to live (nice)’ & broke!

  232. webelieved permalink
    April 6, 2011 5:27 pm

    Speak, great post. NOT YOUR BUSINESS FOR SURE!!!!!!

  233. aurora permalink
    April 7, 2011 4:55 am

    This commenter requested that her comments be removed from this site.

  234. switch permalink
    April 7, 2011 12:13 pm

    aurora says-
    “You get more and more desparate as time goes on, and it astonishes you what you will do and say and forsake trying to ‘git ‘er done.’”

    ……..this is the scary part. Absolutely bonechilling. And yes, I’m beginning to see the effects in some.

  235. Burned Out With MV permalink
    April 8, 2011 10:12 am

    Wow, the only thing I see they really share is their BWBS (Buzz Word Bull Sh**), some of these wonderful pearls of wisdom go all the way back to Amway in the late ’70’s and a bunch more I’ve heard from other “Top Gun” MLM Pitchmen.

  236. CloserThanUThink permalink
    April 8, 2011 4:03 pm

    Let’s not forget that we all needed “A check-up from the neck up”!

  237. Speak Your Truth permalink
    April 8, 2011 6:11 pm

    Burned out
    Yea they are pretty worn out aren’t they!

    AMTHRAX ~ IF you want to replace 355-365 (duplicates).

    Signature Managment Team (Team/ Owned by Orrin Woodward)
    Team Profit-Sharing, Qualifications & Recognition
    PC = Policy Counsel (6 teams @ 100)
    RT= Round table (100,100,50 tickets~ 50,50,25 system)
    Director
    Turbo 10,25,50,100 ( 2 teams @ 10,25,50,100 tickets)
    Triple 100 (3 teams @ 100 tickets)
    Quad 100 (4 teams @ 100 tickets)
    Show the Plan, Show the Plan, Show the Plan
    Put yourself on the radar screen
    Lift others up
    Billion dollar debt-free company
    Your next step
    What did you see, when you seen the plan?
    People want to feel like they are apart of something
    You can make 3x as much off the ‘system’
    What would it be like to double your income?
    Building Communities in the Information Age
    We are going to be Millionaires!
    Building as a single
    The Media War
    Rotating the Pattern in Depth
    Franchising
    Distribution
    One-on Ones
    House Plans~ House Meetings
    Webinars
    First Impressions
    butts in seats
    Follow the proven Methods
    We have a proven, dupilcatable system
    It’s not what happens to you, it’s how you handle it
    Recognition~grown men die for it and babies cry for it
    Great Leaders learn to find a defeat in every victory and a victory in every defeat.
    People buy into the Leader before Anything else
    Real leaders……
    Process, Product, Program

    While the techniques and approaches suggested have worked for others, no one can guarantee that these techniques and approaches will work for you. We hope, however, that these ideas assist you in developing a strong and profitable business. ~(at the end of every cd recording) LOL

  238. Speak Your Truth permalink
    April 8, 2011 6:13 pm

    oops ~ it’s Product, Process, Program

  239. Speak Your Truth permalink
    April 8, 2011 6:32 pm

    Forgot the: “This team is ON FIRE!”

  240. Speak Your Truth permalink
    April 8, 2011 6:55 pm

    LOL I think I had it right the first time, I really am being deprogrammed, this is great! Oh well, whatever!

  241. Speak Your Truth permalink
    April 8, 2011 8:43 pm

    The BIG O = Orrin

  242. Speak Your Truth permalink
    April 8, 2011 8:46 pm

    Oh shoot Tod, I forgot tonight is Friday, we could be missing Men & Ladies leadership! What we will do?

  243. webelieved permalink
    April 9, 2011 6:12 am

    I do not miss that crap one bit!!!!! Like I think Quit said, glorified book reports. Does everyone know your upline PC and co. picked the topics ? I am guessing so they could send you indirect messages about what a loser you were, and what you needed to change????? And people sat in the audience, “Oh that is exactly what I needed to hear..”…. Duh…….. Of course it was.

  244. Speak Your Truth permalink
    April 9, 2011 7:16 am

    webelieved
    That is sooo truth!
    The “Oh that is exactly what I needed to hear..” that describes one of those experiences you have/had back in the 60’s when they came out with those good drugs! LOL Remember that “Oh I feel like they are talking directly to me!” Scary but true~lol

  245. switch permalink
    April 9, 2011 7:16 pm

    sounds like the shit is about to go “MAINSTREAM”.

    Oh, it’s going “mainstream” alright….

  246. Speak Your Truth permalink
    April 10, 2011 12:23 pm

    Qualify your sources
    Feedback loop
    Pesky little facts
    To much is given, much is required

  247. Speak Your Truth permalink
    April 10, 2011 4:28 pm

    The Education System is dumbing us down
    Home Schooling
    Bring Your Wife Home
    Stay-at-Home-Mom
    I do this because I want other MOM’s to come home
    We teach people how to think
    This system provides training and education in two major categories: timely material and timeless principles
    Create loyal buyers
    Don’t trade your hours for dollars. INVEST your time and efforts into something that will bring long-term rewards.
    Every company is structured like a pyramid (your work, gov’t.)
    Can you make more money than your boss or the CEO?
    Would you ask your boss how much money he makes?
    Superman~Tim Marks
    32 month Diamond (in Quixtar)
    In a ‘B-type’ business; the system works for you
    ‘S-type/quadrant’~You work for the system
    Carve out a little time on a consistant basis
    Everyone has the same 24 hours in a day, it’s what you do with that 24 hrs that generates wealth
    24 hr pie chart (fill in all you do biggest slice- sleep; work, chores etc.)

  248. Speak Your Truth permalink
    April 17, 2011 4:21 pm

    You need 1 Tuesday a week, and 1 Saturday a month to build this
    Products don’t move people; people move products
    Stay focused
    3 Keys to Wealth:
    1) Delayed Gratification
    2) Long Term Vision
    3) The Power of Compounding

    Your actions speak so loudly I can’t hear what your saying

  249. Speak Your Truth permalink
    July 17, 2011 9:20 am

    The language of the totalist environment is characterized by the thought-terminating cliche. The most far-reaching and complex of human problems are compressed into brief, highly reductive, definitive-sounding phrases, easily memorized and easily expressed. These become the start and finish of any ideological analysis. In thought reform, for instance, the phrase “bourgeois mentality” is used to encompass and critically dismiss ordinarily troublesome concerns like the quest for individual expression, the exploration of alternative ideas, and the search of perspective and balance … (loaded language is) the “language of non-thought.”
    — Thought Reform and the Psychology of Totalism, by Robert Jay Lifton

  250. webelieved permalink
    August 22, 2011 4:43 pm

    #? Any fool can criticize,condemn and complain and most fools do.

  251. Hershall permalink
    September 1, 2011 3:04 pm

    How about “What do we do? We’re dealers of Hope”

  252. Steve (Peachy) permalink
    September 1, 2011 3:50 pm

    To Everyone;

    Just read the posts of the times sitting in the coffee shop or restaurant waiting for the loser to show up. The husband not telling the wife we were showing up, getting the first night materials left at the door etc, etc, etc. What a great laugh, thank you all, it was needed. I remember that we lived in the yellow, so anything north of the Jesus sign on I-75 was considered up north. We were “runnin the roads” if you were up north. Lol Thanks for the laughs.

  253. September 22, 2011 5:19 pm

    So many people spending so much time trying to bring someone doen… I dont get this site? Why not just promote your business instead of acting like a bunch of pony tailed 6 year old girls who got their doll taken away?..lol….seriously… how embarrasing…. no wonder you all failed…lol

  254. Speak Your Truth permalink
    September 22, 2011 11:35 pm

    blackdog~

    You didn’t read the thread you are in…..recognize anything…thing you are little off topic. Perhaps you ought to read up on cults before you come in this thread and totally ignore the content and embarr’ass’e yourself.

    Let us know when you have made it…lol..hope you aren’t in the 99% that will FAIL or better yet hope you don’t experience years of building huge numbers and have it stolen..but from the content of your post and your attitude..those who have built on here would but your puny little buisness to shame… .

    Speaking of a 6 year old girl they could build bigger and get more success and embarr ass you..no doubt.. lol

    Hope you don’t get ‘voted out of the profit-sharing’…judging by your attitude, you have a good shot at losing it…Oh did you know they could take your buisness that you don’t own any time….sounds like you need a cd..more like the ‘top 50’…lol

    Good luck next time read the content of the thread…

  255. "Mesha" permalink
    December 19, 2011 7:59 pm

    Here are some of mine:

    -Student of the system
    -This business isn’t for everyone
    -Sell out to the Team
    – Keep listening
    -Keep reading
    -” The question is not if the business works , but rather will you work it.”
    -” The system is optional but so is sucess”
    -“95% thinking”
    -” We have a proven system”

    -And here are my favorites
    -“You need to adjust your thinking”
    -” Its easy to despise the business you cannot build.”
    -” Submit to the system” (From a cd)

  256. "Mesha" permalink
    December 20, 2011 11:29 am

    ” There are only two questions that every new person has: Does this business work and will it work for them?”

  257. webelieved permalink
    December 20, 2011 12:02 pm

    Heard that one a hundred times!

  258. webelieved permalink
    December 20, 2011 12:04 pm

    great posts Mesha!

  259. "Meshai" permalink
    December 23, 2011 6:44 pm

    ” We are in the business of people.”
    ” Don’t ask questions.”

  260. brent hansen permalink
    December 23, 2011 7:52 pm

    ‘It is easier to teach a hungry guy to be sharp than to teach a sharp guy to be hungry.’

    ‘There is a 95% chance you will end up dead, disabled or broke.’

    ‘You don’t know what you don’t know.’

    ‘The significant problems we face in life cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created the problem.’

    ‘Give me a lever long enough and I will move the world.’

    I could go on for hours…..we should start a cliche of the day.

  261. "Meshai" permalink
    December 23, 2011 8:35 pm

    Damn catchphases… theres soooo many

  262. "Meshai" permalink
    January 13, 2012 2:10 pm

    Oh yeah and of courses theres-
    ” Bird -dogging”
    “From the neck down you are only worth minimun wage.”

  263. "Meshai" permalink
    January 16, 2012 12:37 am

    http://www.atefel.com/contact_economic_times.pdf

    One of Team’s new prospect ‘contacting’ sheets.

  264. January 21, 2012 6:16 am

    About HANDLING OBJECTIONS
    One BWW kingpin, invented a very crafty one. His strategy worked thus, if he approached you about a bizz (that of course you are never told upfront what it is, not in the least bit it’s scAmway) and so out of curiosity or a need to get some more details you asked if it is selling or calling people or is it a pyramid, he would ask you back the same question with a twist followed by a standard answer, “You will love this man!”
    You : Is it selling? (or Is it calling people?)
    Him : Do you like selling? (or Do you like calling people?)
    You: No (or yes,) either way he would give you this,
    Him : You will love this!
    Of course it’s a crafty way to entrap?
    Like somebody said here before “I agree we were taught to lie and skirt the answers to a lot of questions. It is sad when you realize this!!!! We were taught to be good con artists that is for sure!!!”

  265. January 21, 2012 6:17 am

    BWW has a loaded language too
    Bill Britt the kingpin BWW founder had some of his own
    +the 6SW – Some will, some won’t, so what, some where, some how, six will. Next!
    (To split hairs I used to wonder is that not 5SW and 1SH? But of course it was blasphemy to think and/or voice such thoughts.)
    +I am too much of a man to let my wife stop me from building this “business”
    +Father power (more like absolute dictator)
    +3 you are free, 6 you are rich, 9 you will blow your mind away.
    (Essentially emerald , diamond, edc.)
    +put 50k miles per year in your car equals a platinum.
    +I am rich I don’t need to get paid insurance when I die (****Dissing life insurance
    the ambot crowd goes ha ha ha)
    +I would not touch those things with a 10ft pole
    (i.e. now you know why ambots don’t buy into the stock market.)
    +Stinking thinking
    +I get violent to defend my dream!
    (No wonder ambots get defensive if you ask legitimate business questions!)
    +9,5,3, BIB
    (9 core steps, 5 Build it 5 nights a week, but they strongly advised 6-7 nights, 3 cardinal rules and Board in the Bedroom to draw out your team everynight! Really every night?)
    +It takes guts to build this “business”
    +It takes sweat blood and tears to build this business
    +It’s a very simple business, but it’s not easy.
    +It’s not for everyone but any one can do it.
    (Oh blimey! What? Now I am all cross eyed. Which the mhhh… is it mr kingpin? Mental note to self used to be : stop thinking b4 you blaspheme)
    +A job is a cult! (yeah right look who’s talking, cult leader)
    +5 reasons why I joined the “business” are money, money, money, money and more money!

    From ahem St. Paul Miller a crown kingpin, is or was Britt’s biggest leg
    +Provide and Protect for your new people.
    +”I will tell you who. It’s your damn stupid retarded brother in law that could not find his butt cheek with any of his hands, that’s who. I have one of those.” (If you stp your BIL and he was smart not to join that’s how you talk about him. So sad.)

    Kingpin diamond Jim Brooks was zany, he had a few
    +Put a mirror below their nose if it fogs they have a breath, just draw the circles man!
    +I”ll draw the circles in the middle of the Sahara. If I had 2 bald guys I’ll draw the circles on one guy’s head and then tell the other guy to turn around and I’ll draw the circles on him too for the other guy to see the plan!
    +The job ate my dream and (now shouting) IT HAD THE AUDACITY TO EAT MY YELLOW DUCK!!!
    (He used to dream of one day being rich, big home, a pond and some yellow ducks around, but the J.O.B. did in his dream until he found scAmway that is)

    From double diamond kingpin Shuvaram Kumar
    +Don’t come and tell me your wife is not excited and you want me to excite her, she won’t be your wife any more!
    +I see GOD in GoDiamond
    +Mental gymnastics
    +Einstein (If u STP and a prospect is actually smart enough to ask business question and/or spot the fallacy of this “business”
    +$8.25 a cd is not expensive! The cost goes down each time you listen to it. If you listen to it 10 times it’s cost goes down 10 times to .825 only per cd! Hello?!
    +”Hello?!” interjected in the middle of a story.
    +We are the most exciting, going places, most happening team in all of BWW! (more like na IBO prayer AKA Self talk)
    +Make it happen we believe in you.
    +1 cd/week, 1 book/month is minimum wage! You need to be on leadership cd, buy extra books and cd’s every week.
    +Your upline is not your bank, pay immediately for your tools.

    By kingpin double diamond Larry Winters, broke off from BWW to start his own tool scam LTD; has a high school education level, worked as car wash guy, wife was the car washteria cashier.
    +I would rather be rich than spell rich correctly.
    +The next person you say hi to could be a gateway to 10,000 people, don’t prejudge, ok!
    (At the next open all ambots’ cars were very clean! Guess where they all went contacting. Yep don’t prejudge you know.)
    +”We used to be so broke I owed everybody money except you and it’s only because I hadn’t met you”

    Others
    +”Pigs don’t know pigs stink” By Dave Severn
    +Staring at your knuckles on the steering wheel in the dead of the night, no headlights behind, no tail lights in front, that’s when you know you are going diamond!
    +Paying the price now, so that later you can live like no one else
    +Chasing the dream.
    +Be predictable (to your upline)
    +Do what you promised and go platinum (or 100pv, silver, etc)
    +scAmway & Bww is just like McD & hamburger university but private franchising and McD is public franchising.
    (Really? Seriously?)
    +Break six go diamond!
    +At Go Diamond weekend
    +Go eagle!
    +Go get’em!
    +Delayed gratification
    +Be a big dreamer
    +Go Cam!
    (i.e. Go Crown AMbassador)
    +Cam John is a dreamer (John is a new 300 pv, is getting his ego stroked by upline)
    +Don’t be SNIOPped! (i.e. Susceptible to Negative Influence of Other People!)
    +We are Young, Healthy and Wealthy
    (Presumably the health is from doublex consumption, wealthy obviously from tool sales, young…if u 40, 50, …oh well just build it any how, but you are sitting there seething with anger at a <30 YO diamond talking smack at ya)
    +If not this, what? If not now, when?
    (Kinda like this is the only business (gospel) in the world, ever and the time is right now, so pliz just sign up. It's just a way of saying plizzz plizzz plizzz just sign up but with ahem…posture.)
    +"I ate some greens and possums. Huuuuuuuwie! It was bodacious! I was tired like 40 dogs!"
    (By kingpin story teller Ray Youngblood)
    +"I love you, God loves you and we will see in the beaches of the world"
    +Think globally, build locally.
    (Good coz driving the miles is wearing me out! So no more out of town functions or STP!)
    +Ain't it great! (No it ain't, you fools!)
    +If you do what I have done, as many times as I have, then you will have what I have.
    (Oh yeah mr kingpin, didn't you say that now with all this technology people can and are doing it faster than you did -smoke signal as opposed to Communikate- that in fact you can do it faster if you had to do it all over again? Liar!)
    +I believe in you, but I don't believe you. (a really slick night owl "nugget" to "leaders" by kingpin edc Nardone what to always say to downlines but believe them only after they go silver, platinum etc otherwise you set yourself up for disappointment if they don't do it, quit, etc.)
    +Fix the vertical alignment! God, family, business.
    (Said from stage, theory of course. Here's the interpretation at the 2am night owl after the function:-
    God? He understands when you have to show the plan even on Sunday because this "business" is a calling for you, it's your ministry.
    The children? Oh they will get used to being left behind and they will appreciate later when you gift them a new BMW at 18 birthday.
    Business, yeah what else is out there? Fired up, Go diamond!
    Now you know the "nuggets" from the night owl you didn't qualify to attend.
    In practice that's more like more cult "business", more cult "business" and then some more cult "business", and nothing else.)
    +"We just put our blinders on and hit it hard 5 to 7 nights a week."
    (The emerald assturd who said this quit the "bizz", no wonder he was downline to that other assturd Ganesh Shenoy formerly of Ganesh and Neha Shenoy marriage fame. I guess he woke up to the lies.)
    +The one who shows the most plans wins.
    +Commit to this thing, it's a 2 to 5 year plan. (Yeah right.)
    +I will help you to go 1000pv (or whatever your next goal. Only problem is upline won't pay for the crappy merchandise, he will show you the high pv items ahem … help and you purchase them. To this day I that word has a bad taste in my mouth!)
    +People don't join the business, they join you.
    +Private franchising in a dot com world
    +Up your pv!
    +Artistry is top 5 prestige selling brand in the world
    +It's a people business.
    +If I told you how much I make you won't believe it.
    (Looking at my expenses, that's for sure! Internally u thinking but plizzzz plizzzz join may be you are that guy with a 1000 people rolodex. Even as an ambot this one used to humor me, but don't blaspheme by voicing that.)
    +the 3C's – Don't criticize, condemn or complain
    +the 6P's – Proper prior planning prevents poor performance (that is when u show up for to STP)
    + the 3 cardinal rules and the 3 nevers
    -don't do anything for the first time with out checking upline
    -don't pass negative downline, sideways i mean crossline

    -Never embarrass your upline
    Never bounce a check

    +I sleep with my business partner and my best friend in the world (supposedly the wife)
    (It didn't take too long for this one to be just downright disgusting, especially when some lowly platinums picked it up. URRRGH! You just nasty ambot platinum, shut the hell up and brush your teeth before speak next time!)

    That's enough I can't hold my nose any longer gotta go throw up now!

  266. Meshai permalink
    February 2, 2012 12:03 pm

    Wow…sounds familiar.*barf*

  267. ljgirl permalink
    March 14, 2012 4:49 pm

    Just what is it that they are selling??? I don’t get it…

  268. March 14, 2012 9:31 pm

    @ljgirl – TEAM used to sell Amway/Quixtar back in the 90’s and 2000’s. They switched to selling MonaVie juice from 2008-2011. All throughout this time, they also sold TEAM tools — CD’s, books, marketing materials. Now, they are selling LIFE tools, which are basically re-branded TEAM tools.

  269. ljgirl permalink
    March 15, 2012 3:41 am

    Thank you! Now it makes sense, I suppose. I wasn’t about to fall for it. It sounded to scam like.

  270. Gordon Freeman permalink
    May 4, 2012 2:12 pm

    Regarding 144: These slaves of Mammon have *balls* to quote Thoreau. Still, it’s sardonically amusing to imagine the consternation they would feel if these Good Christians ever realized they were quoting, horror of horrors, a *Unitarian*!

  271. Melanie Morgan permalink
    October 29, 2012 6:48 pm

    I had to revisit this Post because I believe someone asked about it and couldn’t find it! This post is a great education for outsiders, new prospects and new people in general.

    It is a look inside of Team LIEF and the language everyone eventually picks up and repeats constantly. You can refer to this every time someone comes on here to defend and pretty much check off every word they use. It is what the cult experts say is stop thinking techniques and it is true. A lot of the one-liners are used by Team LIEfers for controlling and conforming and “handling objections” and sadly is how people change so quickly and become unrecognizable to their family and loved ones that are “outside.”

    This post will help outsiders, and new prospects make sense of the method and language used and is a great awareness ‘tool.’

    And as for all of us who have experienced this mind control….unfortunately cannot get rid of this indoctrination, thankfully after a while you can quit using it but it is always there every time you hear or read this stuff (quotes from books) it is disturbing, because at first it is hard to flush. 🙂 These words are “triggers” for those who were in and when I first left and would hear or read them; just made me want to throw up . 🙂

  272. I QUIT (and glad I did) permalink
    October 30, 2012 7:05 am

    Amen Melanie and ditto! But over time it has become a source of entertainment and laughter for me! I have a great time applying the wrong phrases to the wrong situation at work. Yes work. The job. That thing that pays me every two weeks without fail. The thing that I just got a promotion in with a raise. Why? Because I performed. Simple as that. And my expenses aren’t going up. No extra meeting. No function. (Unless you count the one I have every morning in the john.) No phone calls. Yup, I’m fired up. Screw you Owen.

  273. Former Round Table permalink
    October 30, 2012 10:17 am

    I QUIT, I second your thoughts. I LOVE having a job!! I LOVE getting paid twice each month, I LOVE knowing exactly how much will be deposited into my account, I LOVE knowing that my employer won’t take anything OUT of my account, I LOVE getting promotions and raises based on my own performance. I LOVE getting paid vacation time for time when I can actually take away from the job and relax! (Much unlike the team “vacations” that had nothing to do with rest or relaxation, and required me to pay a large part of the bill.)

    Don’t get me wrong, I love entrepreneurship and owning a business. My boss is a business owner and entrepreneur, and I love working for him and learning real business concepts and strategies. But the team is NOT a business!!! (Except for Orrin, it is his business as he is the only one who owns anything. Everyone else serves at his pleasure.) For everyone else, the Team is nothing more than a grossly underpaying sales/con job with no benefits.

  274. Finally permalink
    October 30, 2012 3:52 pm

    In addition to the jargon and well lets just call them what they are……..I will let you fill in the blamk. Team is excellent at giving credit for everything in their life to the system and their mentor. Even to the point of idolotry and diety worship. I know at least 3 team leaders wives that at one point from stage have credited the “system” with helping them conquer emotionally related mental health issues………..I also know that each of these women still suffer from the emotional issues that manifest themselves into health issues. I am really confused here and this is just my opinion based on what I have heard with my own ears from these people. If the system cured them then how can they still be suffering from these same emotional/mental/health issues?? I know that Gucci purses and Luis Vuitton shoes and outfits for your animals can do a lot to cure what ails you but really???? They still, from what I have been told have the issues that the system cured. I just point this out because when they are standing on stage teaching from a position of authority and claiming to be Christian leaders (remember they preach the Gospel on Sundays and Christian leaders) they are in my opinion grossly misleading the masses that are there to see them. I know for a fact that back just prior to the Dot 1 step days Orrin was on stage going into great detail about how he lost a bunch of weight…….In his own words he was a “fat tub of Goo” many of you remember this talk. His sister took a picture of him at the lake and he saw it and did not recognize himself. He got motivated and lost weight and did a great job of it. Then they launch Dot 1 step and he gives the credit for the previous weight loss to the new Dot 1 step program ?????? YOu make up your own mind……….I am just pointing out how deceptive they are in giving credit for everything to the business. Just my opinion but as Christians I believe the the credit is misplaced. Oh and Tim, when you say it ain’t bragging if you can do it…….How does that go over in your 4th floor prayer room? Credit goes to God and not just on Sundays when you need to sound Christian.

  275. No Team For Me permalink
    October 30, 2012 7:03 pm

    Finally, – I agree regarding the ‘prayer room’ that Tim & Amy have. That is only for show. If you truly have a relationship with Christ, you don’t need a special room for all to see. I knew they would stoop low, but that prayer room is ridiculous. Totally for show to try and make people think they are holier than thou. Give it up Tim – we are on to you and your lies.

  276. I QUIT (and glad I did) permalink
    October 31, 2012 3:57 am

    How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time right? How do you fell a tree with an axe? One chop at a time right? My “tree of belief” took a monster of a chop when they (the leaders)(puke) started using the phrase “thumb sucking pinheads”. Remember that one guys? Yeah my reality changed big that day. Big. Huge. (oops, I did it again!)

  277. freedomhaha permalink
    October 31, 2012 8:17 am

    The phrase “thumb sucking pinhead” was before my time, but I have heard it quoted numerous times before. Anyone care to share a brief history on that phrase even though I have a good idea that it refers to those “not doing the work”.

  278. I QUIT (and glad I did) permalink
    October 31, 2012 11:52 am

    You guessed it freedom. It was/is used to also refer to a naysayer or a prospect who said no to the plan. High caliber leadership material huh?

  279. ageofwisdom51 permalink
    October 31, 2012 1:13 pm

    Egad, you guys—I know some of that long list is funny in retrospect….but with myself having been on the receiving end of current iterations of the judgmental slang this past summer with a grown child, it still seems so unbelievable and makes my stomach turn….you know, like the pigs stinking like pigs, etc.

  280. Finally permalink
    November 1, 2012 4:26 pm

    Right on No Team, he has bragged about that since the day he built the house. They use anything they can to gain credibility……..It goes something like this. Orrin will be on stage saying something to the effect ” I know Tim is too humble to tell you but Him and amy have sooooo much money being a PC member that he has a fourth floor prayer room that has an elevator going up to it…….” Or something to that effect they all do it to different degrees but it is the same process. Too humble?????? HA!!! I have witnessed the arrogance and self righteousness first hand many many times……

  281. freedomhaha permalink
    December 1, 2012 11:48 am

    My upline said #101 all the time. Also, I enjoy the fact that the spellchecker on my MacBook does not recognize “upline” as a correctly spelled word. It only survives in the cult that is MLM.

  282. Raquel Peters permalink
    December 1, 2012 12:05 pm

    Freedomhaha! That IS funny! I’ve been typing stuff for court and not sure how to spell it….upline…..up line. ….up-line…..con man…….brainwashed con man? Lol!

  283. Raquel Peters permalink
    December 1, 2012 12:07 pm

    Well some up line are not brainwashed…..

  284. freedomhaha permalink
    December 1, 2012 1:16 pm

    Raquel- The people that are doing the worst things are not brain washed at all instead actively deciding to steal money from 97% of their TEAM. Maybe stealing sounds harsh, but lets just call it what it is!

  285. Raquel Peters permalink
    December 1, 2012 4:04 pm

    I was brainwashed and believed everything I was told…..The top leaders who are still in and are reading this site know that people here are telling the truth. They no longer can claim innocence….shame on them!

  286. Nikolas permalink
    December 9, 2012 9:33 am

    I agree with all of the hype. It is a psychological hook to make us think that if we talk like them and think like them we can be like them. A small percentage of these people are good, but most of them are in it for themselves. Thats why they always want to get to your prospects and get them started. It is all a numbers game.
    How about an MLM with low costs to build…. I want to know how many people would be interested in one that costs less than $50 to get started and product costs are less than $10 a month…..
    Let me know, we may be launching in the next 90 days.

  287. freedomhaha permalink
    December 10, 2012 10:54 am

    Nikolas- TEAM could have been run with those prices, but it wouldn’t change the fact that 2% were getting all the profits.

  288. Mike Collins permalink
    December 10, 2012 5:11 pm

    Send me a PDF of the compensation plan Nicolas and I will let you know.
    Exposingmlm@gmail.com

  289. December 12, 2012 8:58 am

    Nikolas,

    What you don’t seem to realize is that MLM profits come from the pockets of the vast majority of poor suckers who will never make any money participating in the same and not from pure sales to third party clients. That is immoral and disqualifies these schemes from being a legitimate business because they are not (other than a predatory, preying scheme) and it doesn’t matter if the cost to build is lower than a pregnant ant.

  290. Melanie Morgan permalink
    December 12, 2012 9:45 am

    exambot~

    You are killing me…”lower than a pregnant ant”….hahahahaha!

  291. December 12, 2012 3:14 pm

    In the future, I may be editing comments which pitch alternative MLMs. Those comments really don’t have a place here. If Nikolas wants to pitch, he can leave his email and people can contact him privately.

  292. Melanie Morgan permalink
    December 12, 2012 4:56 pm

    Thanks Amthrax,

    You would THINK people would have enough common sense and notice this site would be the LAST place to come pitching any MLM! But as they say;… common sense isn’t real common.

  293. December 12, 2012 5:00 pm

    @Melanie

    I mean after reading Nikolas readying an attempt to float an MLM I couldn’t help to think he sashayed here crazier than a road-runnin’ lizard!

    Yeah Amthrax you pro’ly should do that.

  294. Melanie Morgan permalink
    December 12, 2012 9:37 pm

    Exambot-

    “A road-runnin’ lizard”…hilarious!

    I hope you write books, if you don’t..you should! ” A Road-Runnin’ Lizard or Lower Than A Pregnant Ant” could be the titles… hahaha!

    You have a way with words that keep me laughing! I know who to look up when I write the book, hope you’re available. 🙂

  295. John permalink
    February 20, 2013 8:09 pm

    So why are the people on this site not using their names and/or a profile pictures of themselves?

  296. February 20, 2013 9:36 pm

    @John – Some people are using their real names while others prefer the use of pseudonyms. My policy is that as long as you represent yourself honestly, you can call yourself whatever you want (within reason).

  297. freedomhaha permalink
    February 21, 2013 5:19 am

    John- I am scared as to what would happen to me for speaking the truth about TEAM.

  298. Raquel Peters permalink
    February 21, 2013 6:48 am

    Yeah, you could get sued by your upline, like me!

  299. February 21, 2013 6:49 am

    @John

    In another word – SLAPP!

    But if that was your question well I can’t help to notice your moniker is just John. You are not say John Orrin Woodward or John aCurrentPC Member etc, trying to throw a clod in the churn here now, are you?

  300. February 21, 2013 7:34 am

    @Melanie,

    A book! Now I’m sweatin’ like three hillbillies attempting to write a letter on the bedback of an old chevy set on four stones. Just kidding, you never know. But thanx a bunch!

  301. Melanie Morgan permalink
    February 21, 2013 8:39 am

    ExAmbot~

    Your humor is priceless! But hey your talkin bout my peeps, lol. I love the south!:)

  302. Melanie Morgan permalink
    February 21, 2013 9:08 am

    ExAmbot about “John”…that was my thoughts also, perhaps a little bait? It never ceases to amaze.

    The double standards and how they want their rights but no one else should have the same; it is seriously disturbing to me. Fair? This doesn’t not reflect well on themselves.

    Sad really, how Orrin himself and many many others were involved in a negative “smear campaign.” Orrin (QRUSH); hateful and vulgar trashing others like Scott Larsen, Bo Short and then full blown on Amway.

    I am not sure how they can look themselves in the mirror, while typing away spreading hate, and attacking others anonymity. Somehow they feel it is only “their” right and they justify continuing their anonymity (see steadfast) or their rights are protected under the law but others shouldn’t have that same right? That doesn’t sound like they are about others “freedom” or taking our country back, that sounds more like a dictatorship.

    They had attorneys fight for them and their anonymity but spread hate and call others hateful names like “nameless, faceless, cowards,” The hypocrisy and double standards I have seen are astounding.

    And back to “John”…It doesn’t get anymore common than that. Hope he comes back to communicate.

  303. Melanie Morgan permalink
    February 21, 2013 9:40 am

    John~

    You maybe sincere and are just asking and perhaps even naive, and if that is the case, then I am sure you will come back.

  304. April 24, 2013 3:00 pm

    WOW… what a concentration of “liberated” thoughts and comments. The anonymity is a throwback, though.

    I think one of the most powerful leverage points maintaining allegiance to any MLM is the need to belong to an organization that has endeared itself to it’s constituents. This is one of the many “contributions” MLMers benefit from.

    This is not to depreciate from the brutality and abuse of mass manipulations that so many “leaders” stoop to in order to maintain their equity (=allegiance of their “organizations”) without regard to the price that their followers pay.

    My question, though, is whether these abuses are necessary,

    I think not.

    If we can fish out the rotten apples, then we would be left with a barrel of sweet scented harmony.

  305. Freedomhaha permalink
    April 24, 2013 6:51 pm

    Jack- You can fish whatever you want, but it doesn’t change the damning mathematics that exist in most MLMs. On this blog we deal almost exclusively with the dealings of TEAM that has a less than 1% success rate.

  306. April 25, 2013 5:39 am

    I see heads buried in sand, that is, MLM quicksand.

  307. April 25, 2013 10:25 am

    “The anonymity is a throwback, though.”

    It’s called the behind story of the free ebook “Merchants of Deception”.

  308. April 25, 2013 10:42 am

    And BTW the anonymity is a throwback, and yet you chose to stay enough to comment? Hypocrisy?

  309. Ryan permalink
    August 21, 2014 2:44 pm

    I have most of my family in this Life business… They pitched it to me a while ago about being rich in a few years if I did the work I signed up and then then did the research and my gut said get out and I did quickly. My parents throw hundreds of dollars a month going to opens and subscriptions. They won’t miss an open regardless of other priorities. They are banking on this for there retirement I’ve tried to talk sense to them and they just tell me my thinking is wrong and if they just put the work in then they will be millionaires. It’s been years and barely anything to show for it. How can I talk sense into them?

  310. August 21, 2014 8:32 pm

    @Ryan:

    Do you know if they are keeping track of their income and expenses? Have you looked at their annual tax returns? I would have a frank discussion with them regarding the financial fitness of their business. Read and understand the independent IDS Analysis post.

    If they believe your thinking is wrong, ask them how their thinking is correct based on the facts of their business health.

    Others on this blog will share their thoughts on how you can speak with your parents. We wish you the best. Report back when you’ve had another chance to speak with them.

  311. August 22, 2014 6:19 am

    Look for Steve Hassan, author of Combatting Cult Mind Control (1988) and his website. There’s another author with a very resourceful website, maybe some else can recall it.

  312. August 22, 2014 11:30 am

    Robert Fitzpatrick @ falseprofits.com deals with many of the issues of mlm from the social impact, politics, ethics, the legalities and laws on his False Profits blog, which is an excellent resource for those who are concerned for loved ones who are involved.

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