MiniatureGiantSpaceHampster’s TEAM/LIFE Story
Here’s a story from a new commenter about his recent TEAM/LIFE experience.
I have been in Team/LIFE for about six weeks. My introduction was via my cousin so that there lowered my guard. I saw the plan and it was all quite confusing. The life improvement materials “hooked” me so I took the first night pack. The CD’s sounded cool so at the follow through I signed up. When I look back I question why I gave my credit card and social insurance number at a coffee shop. A funny thing to note, when asked for my SIN I thought it was a joke and gave out a random series of numbers. Once I realized he was serious it took me some time to remember it. Likely a defence of my subconscious.
So I joined, listened to CD’s, read books, attended open meetings, and went on a road trip to a major. It was all fun stuff. During this time some walls came down and issues came out in the open between myself and members of my family. My exposure to LIFE/Team did boost my confidence. This is all during my first few weeks. At the back of my mind I still failed to see how LIFE would be a reliable method to earn money for any more than a few. Since I was in for the self improvement I brushed it off.
At this point I still had not told members of my family exactly what I was in. For one, I didn’t understand it all myself. Also, as you know, the “best” way to introduce people is via the plan. Calling my first prospect was difficult. The fact I couldn’t simply tell have what it was over the phone made it harder. He was shown the plan but didn’t sign on either way. My second booking went much easier and the plan was shown by another upline. After my upline left I asked my friend what he thought. Immediately I received a flat out no and a mention of pyramid scheme. A little over a week ago the first friend I introduced to T/L agreed to sign up (though this was more in an effort to keep an eye on me and see what I was getting in to).
Last Thursday I received my first LT subscription. I found it odd a couple of the CD’s kept referencing MV instead of LIFE. This sparked me to do my first bit of research. Talk of pyramid scheme was making me uneasy. I started reading the Canadian laws regarding MLM’s. Of course I was hesitant to read any criticism as “DON’T READ CRITICISM” is at the front of my mind. A seed of doubt in my mind was beginning to sprout. The following night my brother came to me and wanted to discuss his own research on T/L. I was open to hear what he had to say, Amthrax was one of the sites he walked me through. What I saw did not surprise me, only confirmed what I was not able to admit.
My time with “Life Training” was brief and educational. This is the first time I was exposed to a cult atmosphere. It’s a lot like a sunburn, easy to avoid with the right thinking but once you let your guard down you get burned. Thankfully I only received a minor sunburn.
Well folks, this got rather lengthy, will talk to you all later.