Saturday, January 22, 2011

A Roomful of Winners

At the Amway meetings I attended everyone was constantly reaffirmed (brainwashed) they were a “winner”. A winner simply by showing up! I was sitting in a roomful of winners! Wow!


I was always under the (false?) impression that a winner was a person who wins. Based on my definition I bet I was probably the biggest winner in the room. I was 18 when I won my first prize - a cake in a cakewalk! A cake decorated in jelly beans! And I’ve never looked back. I’ve won countless small prizes in raffles and radio and TV contests like books, concert tickets, and Starbuck’s gift cards. I’ve won $1000 several times on radio contests in the past 10 years. I’ve even won some trips.

How come I never win the lotteries for those million dollar houses???!!!!

I’d say I have a better track record than the rest of the room when it comes to being a winner. I’ve made more money on contests than I ever did in Amway! With no money invested. Just a little time. Not even 10 to 15 hours a week!

Everyone else in the room is a “winner” just because they showed up wearing a business suit.

Oh I get it! The winner is the person who catches the most prospects! The prize is the adoring affection of the Platinum.

No that can’t be right. The winners in this room rarely brought prospects. No adoring affection for any of them. Instead everyone was on the receiving end of the Platinum’s scorn.

The real winners? Those of us who said: “Fuck you. I’m outta here.”

Whatever happened to that roomful of “winners”? Are they winning or are they losing?

I know three of those winners are still hanging in there losing their money and losing their downline. The rest of the winners hopped on the fuck you bandwagon.


  1. You did it again, Anna!

    I've had more fun this last month reading your blog than I've had in a long time.

    We would have been dangerous in the same meeting together - swapping romance books and all. Just think, we could have phoned each other across the room to discuss a chapter or two.

    CASSETTE TAPES (btw, we stopped going to funcetions in 2002 and at that time we were still getting CASSETTE TAPES. CDs were not being offered then.

  2. Glad you're enjoying this blog Anonymous! Not sure how much longer I'll keep up the pace. I don't have the years and years experience in this business that others had so I don't have lots and lots of stories. I've already covered a lot of what went on during our Amway penance. I never met anyone with a higher pin level over Platinum other than a brief hello to the Emerald and standing by while Ambot talked to him. The blog the writing is like a healing process and I really think I got a lot of it out of my system the other day with the Fuck You IBO post!

    Yeah that would have been kind of fun swapping romance books. A friend of mine works for a company where she has access to them for free and kept me supplied when she knew what my plans were. I must have had about 20 of them and I've since given them all away. Not really my thing but they served their purpose when I needed them.

    I have a post here somewhere that I mentioned tapes and IBOFB showed up in the comments section and demanded how I had tapes when they haven't been produced in over a decade. I guess you proved him wrong! 2002 is less than a decade!

  3. Anna, i enjoy entering those radio contest & tv contest. Use to enter everyday and won fancy meals,tv,hockey tickets,and nba tickets.

  4. Yes radio contests are much more profitable than Amway with no money invested and just a couple of minutes of trying to get through on the phone.


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