TEAM: What Really Happened in the Six Months Between Amway/Quixtar and MonaVie?
A number of comments posted recently have been talking about the “chaotic environment” in the six months from when Orrin Woodward was terminated from Amway/Quixtar to when TEAM joined MonaVie. The Forbes article states that during this time period, Orrin was hawking his leadership training system to car dealerships, his former university, and a pizza franchise. Somewhere during this time, his dreams of becoming the “Walmart of the Internet” was washed down in a flood of purple “jungle juice” concentrate called MonaVie.
I found a re-tweeted comment on Orrin’s Twitter stream from Claude Hamilton, one of the Policy Council members on TEAM:
If you talk about your past more than your future then your a has been. – C. Hamilton
Well Claude, since Orrin isn’t going to be talking about his Amway past, I guess we can all be “has-beens” for just a little while longer while expanding on this subject. What I’d like to know from the ex-TEAM members on this board is:
What really happened in the six months between Amway and MonaVie?
Ex-TEAM members have been writing that their upline “leaders” stole and redirected entire downline groups away from distributors. Another person wrote that they were encouraged to sign a relative up in MonaVie. When the six months came up, that family member would then transfer his or her business back over to them.
Thanks for reminding me about the REGISTRATION debacle. We were bound by the no-compete clause. So what did the BIG LEADERS suggest? Oh just register a relative of yours for now and in 6 months when the no compete is over you can transfer the business back to yourself. TOTALLY WRONG…. I should have known better… And after 6 months we asked our upline DAN & LISA HAWKINS how to go about tranfering it back over to out names. They said there is nothing you can do to get it back except the relative could WILL you the business when they DIE. Thats when my wife said we need to get out of this thing because for one thing they were having us lie about the no-compete clause. Secondly, if we would have made any significant money my relative would have been liable to pay taxes on the earnings because the business was in there name. The good thing is there isn’t much chance of making any money.
Then, there was the whole FreeTheIBO website and the… what was it called, the IBO Legal Defense Fund? What ever happened to the money put in there? Did it ever help ANY IBO other than Orrin and his rascal buddies?
It’s clear to me that the “chaos” the leaders speak of are primarily due to the fact that there were some serious Line Of Sponsorship (LOS) shenanigans going on! How else could Orrin go Black Diamond in MonaVie within WEEKS of joining? By having ex-TEAM members who were there comment about those six months, I’m getting a much clearer understanding of how this was made possible. Entire groups moved from one upline to another. Other people cut out of system profits and MLM profits. Some edified and others criticized and ostracized.
With the news that TEAM’s L.I.F.E. is being positioned as a possible new MLM, will history repeat itself? Is the TEAM LOS being re-organized once again behind the backs of distributors? If TEAM is leaving MonaVie, will Dallin Larsen slap on a no-compete clause on Orrin Woodward? Will Orrin come right back with a tweet like, “I am free to go, free to come, free to succeed and certainly free to scam you again and again!”
History often has a habit of repeating itself. Claude Hamilton should be wise to heed that advice, since it looks like it’s happening again.
Ex-TEAM members. Talk about the 6-month period between Amway and MonaVie here!