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.