Eric Blomdahl’s Friends Were Right: It Was a Scam and a Pyramid
Eric Blomdahl is one of many TEAM leaders who has his own leadership blog. According to his bio, he was introduced to the business by Renee Oettinger around 2002, eleven years after graduating from college:
It was at this point in my life that Renee Oettinger introduced me to Orrin Woodward and Chris Brady, the current #7 and #12 Leadership Gurus in the world, respectively. I didn’t realize it at the time, but that was one of the biggest days of my life.
Now remember that in 2002, Orrin Woodward, Chris Brady, and Renee Oettinger was part of Quixtar/Amway, not MonaVie and certainly not LIFE. Blomdahl goes on to describe how he was skeptical at first about this opportunity, but was convinced by Renee’s excitement and belief:
My friend and co-workers said how this was a scam and a pyramid and I almost let them convince me that they knew what they were talking about. Once again, I leaned on Renee’s excitement and belief and over time learned that all my naysaying friends and co-workers were totally wrong.
A few years later, Amway/Quixtar kicks Orrin Woodward and TEAM out of the business. What does Orrin Woodward and TEAM do? They called Amway/Quixtar a pyramid scheme! Here’s the quote from the original class action lawsuit:
Quixtar holds itself out as a legitimate, multi-level home-based business opportunity, but in fact operates as an illegal pyramid recruitment scheme. Quixtar leads participants to believe that they can build a viable business retailing Quixtar products; but once the participants sign up and pay their initial investment into the pyramid, it quickly becomes evident that Quixtar’s products cannot be retailed because they are hopelessly overpriced. Quixtar knows its products are impossible to sell, and that its business opportunity is therefore not viable except as an illegal recruitment pyramid.
Here we have Blomdahl’s “leadership gurus” agreeing with his friends and co-workers. Looks to me like they were totally right from the get-go, no?
What about MonaVie, the business opportunity that Blomdahl, Woodward, Brady, Oettinger, and others hawked for three years after their termination and exodus from Amway/Quixtar? How many bottles of MonaVie did you retail (at $40/bottle)? How’d that work out for you?
Of course today, Blomdahl is trying to sell LIFE. Let’s look at what you have to pay to succeed in LIFE:
- LIFE Series: $50/month for 4 CD’s and a book. CD’s that were produced years ago and books that can be obtained at far lower prices (or even free)?
- LLR Series: $50/month for 4 CD’s and another book.
- AGO Series: $25/month for 1 CD and another book.
- TEAM Tools and Meetings. More money each month to attend TEAM seminars and to purchase monthly tools.
How can anyone who knows the history behind TEAM — Amway, Quixtar, MonaVie, and LIFE — not tell me that they are doing the same thing over and over and over and over again? Products that are hopelessly overpriced. Products that are impossible to sell. A business opportunity that is therefore not viable except as an illegal recruitment pyramid?
Finally, at the end of Eric’s bio:
The difference is that they took the time to educate themselves with the truth about Orrin Woodward and this industry (not rumor, hearsay, and popular opinion) and in the process learned for themselves that this is the “real deal”.
Read the rest of this site for the truth about Orrin Woodward and this industry.
Eric Blomdahl. You should have listened to your friends.